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  • 25 premium flat design templates for professional WP blogs

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    15 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    25 gorgeous flat wp business themes for inspiration
  • Blinkbid 7

    Planet Photoshop
    Michael Corsentino
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Easy Bids and Invoices for Creative Professionals Nothing beats tools designed by photographers for photographers, and Blinkbid is at the top of that list. Photographer Lou Lesko designed Blinkbid to help other creative professionals simplify and streamline the often dizzying process of creating bids and invoicing for jobs. Now at version 7, Blinkbid has added a slew of new features, such as discounts on estimates and an easier-to-use Production Module. Blinkbid is so easy to use that you can create your first bid in minutes, yet it’s powerful and flexible enough to customize for your…
  • Planes Logo

    Planet Photoshop
    Felix Nelson
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    I love Disney animation movies, and I almost always love the logos that are created to support these feature films. They’re clever and creative and they always make me want to try and re-create them using Photoshop. The Disney animation movie Planes is no different. Even though the logo uses basic design elements, it has a very “Air Force” look and feel while still maintaining a light, fun factor. STEP ONE: Open the Wings_logo_paths.psd. Create a new layer (Layer 1) by clicking on the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. Now, press D to set the Foreground color to…
  • Keeping Composites Simple

    Planet Photoshop
    Mark S Johnson
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Creating a thought-provoking photo composite doesn’t always have to be a labor-intensive affair. Sometimes it can be as simple as adding a mask and painting with a soft black brush to blend two images. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to take a simple concept and quickly fashion it into a compelling composite. Step One: Load Files into Photoshop Layers Look for two (or more) images that have similar characteristics. Try to imagine what might happen when one image is blended with the other. In this example, I chose two aerial images with frosty white similarities. I wondered how…
  • Simple Workthrough for Making a Wolf

    Photoshop Lady
    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Learning to draw animal’s fur is always useful to your artworks. This tutorial will introduce you to paint a wolf for your information. Then you will have an idea for how an animal to be created. (View This Tutorial)
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    Planet Photoshop

  • Keeping Composites Simple

    Mark S Johnson
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Creating a thought-provoking photo composite doesn’t always have to be a labor-intensive affair. Sometimes it can be as simple as adding a mask and painting with a soft black brush to blend two images. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to take a simple concept and quickly fashion it into a compelling composite. Step One: Load Files into Photoshop Layers Look for two (or more) images that have similar characteristics. Try to imagine what might happen when one image is blended with the other. In this example, I chose two aerial images with frosty white similarities. I wondered how…
  • Planes Logo

    Felix Nelson
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    I love Disney animation movies, and I almost always love the logos that are created to support these feature films. They’re clever and creative and they always make me want to try and re-create them using Photoshop. The Disney animation movie Planes is no different. Even though the logo uses basic design elements, it has a very “Air Force” look and feel while still maintaining a light, fun factor. STEP ONE: Open the Wings_logo_paths.psd. Create a new layer (Layer 1) by clicking on the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. Now, press D to set the Foreground color to…
  • Blinkbid 7

    Michael Corsentino
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Easy Bids and Invoices for Creative Professionals Nothing beats tools designed by photographers for photographers, and Blinkbid is at the top of that list. Photographer Lou Lesko designed Blinkbid to help other creative professionals simplify and streamline the often dizzying process of creating bids and invoicing for jobs. Now at version 7, Blinkbid has added a slew of new features, such as discounts on estimates and an easier-to-use Production Module. Blinkbid is so easy to use that you can create your first bid in minutes, yet it’s powerful and flexible enough to customize for your…
  • PercepTool 3

    Steve Baczewski
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Perceptual Effect and Tone Mapping Plug-In If you squint when you take a picture of a sunlit white house, your print of that house should convey that original experience. Ansel Adams called the anticipation previsualization. George DeWolfe, developer of the PercepTool 3 Photoshop CS5–CC plug-in, says that PercepTool 3 “…performs perceptual effect and tone mapping operations…” and “…mimics the visual luminosity cortex of your brain and your original perception.” At first, this sounded a bit esoteric and impenetrable to me; however, some images I processed using the PercepTool…
  • Lens Flare Effects in Photoshop CC

    Daniel Bryant
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    If you are looking to enhance the standard lens flare effects in Photoshop, here are some ideas for you. This video shows how designers can apply blur filters, levels adjustments, and blend modes to create new types of lens flare elements. PS designers can also use the free transform tool to create streaking flares.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Seven Quick Things To Start Your Monday Off Right

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    1. Did you miss Thursday’s “Photoshop World-a-thon?” If you missed Thursday you missed out on a ton of Photoshop and Photography tips. Besides what “The Photoshop Guys” did live on the air (including my live shoot with a “Big ‘ol soft box”) a bunch of our instructors shared video clips of tips to air on the show, and it was literally packed-full of cool stuff (the idea of course, being we’d give you a sample of the stuff we’re teaching in our classes at Photoshop World Las Vegas and that you give you some idea of what we do for three…
  • Probably My Most Embarrassing Photography Story Ever

    Scott Kelby
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I thought’d I’d better tell this story myself before it takes on a life of its own, so on this past Wednesday’s episode of “The Grid” I went ahead and spilled the beans. I have already taken quite a bit of ribbing about it (including emails from friends poking fun, people calling, and even images sent my way), but I feel the only way to deal with this is to just put it out there, take my lumps, and try to move on.So, here’s a short excerpt from The Grid (above) where I explain what is probably my most embarrassing photography story ever (and those of you…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Wedding Photography Systems with Justin Wojtczak Take your wedding photography business to the next level with Justin Wojtczak’s systematic approach to building and running a successful wedding photography business. At the end of the day it is about the level of service you give your bride and groom, and Justin takes you through every step in the process of completing a successful wedding shoot, from the engagement session to the consultation, and from the wedding day itself to the delivery of treasured photographs. All along the way Justin shares pro-level tips, tricks, and techniques for…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Mia McCormick!

    Brad Moore
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Let me start by saying, I don’t take photos professionally. But wait, don’t stop reading! Hear me out. My name is Mia McCormick and before I took a position at KelbyOne, I spent a decade telling stories and interviewing some of the most influential people in the world in the name of TV News. Now I’ve spent the last two years interviewing the very best photographers on the planet, for KelbyOne. I’ve grilled them about technique and business plans. I’ve asked them about gear and studio decisions. But some of the most important conversations, often get the least amount of attention,…
  • Announcing My New Book, “The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes”

    Scott Kelby
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    It’s official — the latest book in my series is headed to bookstores in just a few weeks, and the video above tells you what makes this new addition, called “Part 5 — Photo Recipes” different than the rest.You can preorder the book right now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or direct from us and be the first to receive the book when it ships in a couple of weeks. It’s only around $17 street price, which is an awesomely low price (it’s about impossible to find something for photography that only costs $17 bucks, right? This puppy is a steal).I’m…
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hey everyone. I keep getting asked about all of the Lightroom plug-ins out there, which is why (a while back) I created a plug-in category here on the site. One of the big areas I hear a lot about is film effects. Lately it seems that film effects have taken over the post-processing world. Look at the popularity of the VSCO Film presets for Lightroom (and many others that do something similar). Just about every photo app on the iPhone does ‘em too. Now, I do think the overall community out there wants to do most of their work in Lightroom which is why presets are popular. But when it…
  • TIP: Super Techie, But Important Catalog Tip & Lingo

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Catalogs and photo storage is always one of the most popular topics whenever I’m out there teaching Lightroom. So I thought I’d do a quick post on one of the core concepts of the Lightroom catalog: Referenced photos vs. Managed Photos. This especially comes to light with Aperture not being developed anymore, but it’s still something good to know about when it comes to Lightroom. It sounds really techie but it’s not that bad. If you’re just a casual Lightroom user, you really don’t have to worry about what the difference is and what Lightroom does. Most…
  • The Secret News About Lightroom 5.5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Okay, maybe the news isn’t so secret anymore, but I wanted to post this quick video that Scott and I did because I think it’s addressing a concern of a lot of photographers out there. See, a bunch of people are jumping on the Adobe Photography Bundle where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99/month. Since then, there’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot lately and Adobe’s done something pretty cool to answer it. The question comes in two ways: 1) I just signed up for the photography bundle and I’m using Lightroom. But what happens if I decide I…
  • 3 Ways To Zoom In On Your Photos in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Since Lightroom is all about photos and most people like to see their photos larger on screen, I wanted to give you some of the shortcuts and secret handshakes to help make that happen 1. Just press the F key (for Full Screen) – This is definitely the simplest. Where ever you are in Lightroom, just press F for Fullscreen and Lightroom will show the photo full screen with all of the interface hidden. 2. If you want to zoom in to 100% (or some other amount), just go to the Navigator panel in the Library or Develop module. Then click the Fill, 1:1, or custom zoom option at the top left. Oh…
 
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    Photoshop Tutorials

  • Playing with Glows and Blurs – Fairy in the Woods Photoshop Tutorial

    Monika Nowakowska
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    What you’ll be creating You will create magical photo manipulation – Faerie in the woods. I really love playing with the lights in this work. You will learn special lightning techniques and blurring tips. You will need Photoshop CS 5.5 to follow this tutorial. Tutorial Resources Deep Forest – rgbstock Burst of light – rgbstock Dragonfly Brushes – Gothic11shadow Fae wings stock – Leaush Oracle stock 9 – Charligal Stock Dead tree png – GD08 LAV Flutter Pack Blue 01 – Geoectomy Stock Step 1 Create new file. Use portrait size. Step 2 Place…
  • Quick Tips: Master Fundamental Colors in Photoshop

    Cojeack Forn
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Introduction With so much control it can seem rather daunting at first, but provided you always work using Adjustment Layers or Duplicate Layers, you can revert back to your original image and start again whenever you like. The aim of colour adjustment and white balance correction is often to produce a neutral image. While this may be what is required on many occasions, it can also strip the atmosphere from a scene. Colour is one of the best ways of conveying mood or atmosphere in an image, so rather than worrying about getting colours technically ‘correct’ or neutral, it’s…
  • Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest

    Jenny Le
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    What you’ll be creating We’ll start this tutorial by creating an autumn forest scene from two stock photos. Then we’ll adjust color, shade and light as well as make a dreamy effect. Later we’ll add the model and do some retouch to match her with the scene. After that we’ll use two stocks to create lighting effect. Finally we’ll use some adjustment layers to boost the final result. You’ll need Photoshop CS3 or newer to follow this tutorial. Tutorial Resources Forest Ground Model Light 1 Light 2 Leaves Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop with the…
  • Free Download: Three iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 PSD Mockups

    Photoshop Tutorials Editor
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 Demonstration Watch this video to see how easy it is to use these mockups. It takes only seconds to insert your own images into the mockups. Product Features The free Lite version gives you three mockups. You can get all ten mockups if you upgrade to the Pro edition. The pro editions are also higher resolution (4500×3000 pixels). After placing your image, you can adjust the screen brightness and reflections simply by changing the layer opacity. In the Lite version, there is one mockup of the Nexus 5 smartphone with a repositionable finger. If you get the pro…
  • How to Create a Beautiful Moonlight Angel Photo Composite

    Monika Nowakowska
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    What you’ll be creating You will need Photoshop CS5 or newer to follow this tutorial. You will start by creating night background, then you will learn how to make lights on model and how to create this amazing wings. At the end you will learn, how to make an awesome aura effect. Tutorial Resources Sunny day 1 – arca-stock Grass 01 png – gd08 Castithan Stock – mirish Castithan Stock – stock-by-kai Castithan Stock – missstark Step 1 Start from creating 1122x1600px canvas. Step 2 Place “Sunny day” Into your file. Switch transform to warp mode. Then…
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  • What happens to Lightroom after my membership ends?

    Dave
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    [from Adobe] Since the launch of the Creative Cloud, Adobe has engaged in an ongoing dialog with the photographic community. We’ve tackled mobile workflows, provided ongoing enhancements and lastly, provided a membership plan tailor made for all levels of photographers. With the latest update to Lightroom 5.5 I believe we’ve also addressed a lingering concern in the community: What happens to my photographs after my membership ends?  With Lightroom 5.5, at the end of a membership, the desktop application will continue to launch and provide access to the photographs managed within…
  • Win A Photo Safari to Australia

    Dave
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Sounds pretty cool! It’s one of those “like us on Facebook, tweet to earn entries” kinda thing. But what the heck, I entered and you should too, right here
  • Shutterstock Blog

    Dave
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    I have a number of videos and classes on Skillfeed, one of which just appeared on a blog post at Shutterstock about the latest Photoshop update. Check it out
  • Photoshop Class in South Carolina

    Dave
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:20 am
    I’m coming to South Carolina next month to teach a small group Photoshop class: Photoshop Productivity and Creativity, July 14 – 17. It’s on the campus of USC in Columbia SC, and you can get all the details at this link Please contact me if you have questions about the content of the class. Questions about the facility, hotel etc should be directed to the folks at the Professional Photographers of South Carolina. Hope to see you there! Dave
  • Amazing Art – with a Smart Phone?

    Dave
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:02 pm
    I was just introduced to a new class on creating amazing artwork with a smart phone or tablet. This guy Bob Weil creates some pretty mind-blowing stuff, and he now has a class on how to do it. Without Photoshop – crazy! It’s been put together by the same people who give the Fine Art Grunge course that you may remember  me talking about. I’ve watched just a small part of this course so far, and I must saw it has me very intrigued to see what’s possible using only mobile apps – no Photoshop included! They have given me the opportunity to offer this course at a…
 
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    PSD : Photoshop Disasters 

  • Is This Macy’s… Or The Gap?

    bev
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    “Ugh, Photoshop takes so long to start up.  I’ll just touch up those tubby thighs in MS Paint.” Thanks, Meaghan! The post Is This Macy’s… Or The Gap? appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Privalia: Double Belly Button Fail

    bev
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    I suppose she should be happy to have two belly buttons.  Some models don’t even get to keep one! Might we suggest a nice high-waisted panty, instead? Thanks for sending this in, Sandra!   The post Privalia: Double Belly Button Fail appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Unhand That Big Check

    bev
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Now that they’re millionaires, maybe he can have something done about that hand. Either his left arm is a mile long, or that hand is upside down. Thanks, Matt!  This image was found in an advertising mailer. The post Unhand That Big Check appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Ideeli: No Lip Service

    bev
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    This model is known in the industry for talking out of both sides of her mouth. Let’s take a closer look: Thanks, Stephen!  This image was found online here. The post Ideeli: No Lip Service appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Balboa MicroSilk: Blurred Lines

    bev
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    This product promises to “rejuvenate your body and skin,” but what it really seems to do is blur out everything except for your creepy, mismatched eyes. [Image redacted due to copyright issues]   Thanks for sending this in, Anonymous!  This image was found here. The post Balboa MicroSilk: Blurred Lines appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Cartoon Sketch and Scripted Patterns- Episode 387

    Nick Abramovitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Pete has a tip on sketching for cartoon storybook animals. Corey shows a feature in Ps CC using Patterns and its new feature called Scripted Pattern. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld-athon This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 387 is now playing! Download Episode 387 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Split 3D Extrusion & Dent Effect and Frequency Separation – Episode 386

    Nick Abramovitz
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Corey starts out the show with a tip on using 3d extrusion in Ps and splitting it in a graphic. Glyn Dewis joins us from England with a cool Movie (Iron Man) effect. And lastly Pete answers a question from Facebook on frequency separation and has a tip on how to understand it better. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 386 is now playing! Download Episode 386 (In order to download this file directly to your computer,…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Focus Area and Grid Lines – Episode 385

    Nick Abramovitz
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Corey has a tip on a new PS CC feature called focus area. Pete gives a tutorial on using a grid to map out where your main light source is when working with shadows in your composite design. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 385 is now playing! Download Episode 385 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Flood Plug-In and Puppet Warp – Episode 384

    Nick Abramovitz
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Pete demonstrates the various types of water effects that can be achieved by using a flood plug in, and Corey gives a tutorial on how to seamlessly alter a copied image of a seagull utilizing the puppet warp feature. Flaming Pear Flood Plug-In Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 384 is now playing! Download Episode 384 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Blending 3D Titles and Fantasy Design – Episode 383

    Nick Abramovitz
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:50 am
    Corey has a tip on how to blend a 3d title into a background, and Pete has a cool fantasy design tip from his Pixel fight club over on the kelbyone members page. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 383 is now playing! Download Episode 383 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
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    Photoshop Star

  • Freebie: Liquid Texture Pack

    Photoshop Star Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    If you are looking for new textures, we have today a 5 liquid texture freebie to you. TextureQualityPro is the creator of this pack and was founded by Andrea Donetti, an italian photographer. TextureQualityPro offers free and premium Textures and Backgrounds for creative works and is regularly updated. All images are in jpeg format. Download [...]
  • Create a Simple Pencil Icon in Adobe Photoshop

    Andrei Marius
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple pencil icon in Adobe Photoshop. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CC Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Step 1 Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a [...]
  • How to Retouch a Model with Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:40 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to retouch a model portrait. We’ll wak through some basic retouching tools and learn how to use them effectively. Also we’ll use adjustment layers, brush, masking to get a beautiful and natural result. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 30 minutes [...]
  • Create a Simple Notebook Icon in Adobe Photoshop

    Andrei Marius
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple notebook icon in Adobe Photoshop. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CC Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Step 1 Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a [...]
  • Create the Abstract Photo Manipulation “Imperfection”

    Jenny Le
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create an emotional, abstract photo manipulation. You’ll learn how to combine abstract elements, work with groups, create depth of field and more. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS3+ Estimated Completion Time: 90 minutes Difficulty: Intermediate Resources Model Splatter brushes Feather brushes Branch Rose petals Circles [...]
 
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    Photoshop Roadmap

  • Download Perfect Effects 8 Free Photoshop Plugin

    Enrique Flouret
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Perfect Effects 8 Free Edition gives you the best way to add subtle to striking effects to your photos instantly or take complete creative control and transform your images into uniquely stylized images. It’s also the easiest and most versatile way to add effects when you’re using Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom®, Apple® Aperture®, or […]
  • Create a text on a foggy rainy window in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Photoshop tutorial by BlueLightningTv showing how to create the look of a handwritten message on a foggy, rainy window pane. Download the foggy, rainy, window pane image here, and the Yellowtail Regular Font here. Final Image Video tutorial
  • Download colorful illustrated patterns

    Enrique Flouret
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Download some colorful illustrated patterns. These are free to use in your personal work and you must credit the author. Check the download page for commercial use.
  • Download beautiful grungy painterly textures

    Enrique Flouret
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Download some beautiful painterly textures with a grungy look by Evelyn Flint. These textures are free to use in your personal work and you must credit the author. For commercial use or other questions contact the author directly. Click on each image to see a larger preview and download sizes.
  • Download nice doodle and sketch Photoshop brushes

    Enrique Flouret
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    This is a list of some nice doodle and sketch Photoshop brushes to daownload for free. All are free for personal projects, but please check each download page for commercial usage terms. Doodle Photoshop Brushes
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    Photoshop Lady

  • Simple Workthrough for Making a Wolf

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Learning to draw animal’s fur is always useful to your artworks. This tutorial will introduce you to paint a wolf for your information. Then you will have an idea for how an animal to be created. (View This Tutorial)
  • Create an Amazingly Colorful Scene

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
    In this tutorial, it will show you how to create an amazingly colorful scene. You will learn how to play with color, blend using adjustment layers and brush, add texture, work with lighting effect and more. (View This Tutorial)
  • Painting a Warrior holding a Flying Dragon Scene

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    This tutorial will show you the steps of making a nice cartoon drawing for a warrior holding a flying dragon scene in an easy way. You can create your own cartoon artwork based on this skill. It will demonstrate you how to carry out the painting works. (View This Tutorial)
  • Making some Realistic Garlic using Photoshop

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Photoshop allows you to create any object, you can choose any object or commodities. This tutorial will show you to make some garlic on the chopping board. The idea is like other 3D objects, in which, you need to create shadow and reflection for the object. (View This Tutorial)
  • Making a Wonderful Starry Sky

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    This is to show you to manipulation a wonderful starry sky. Few simple photos can be used for creating a fantastic starry sky for your image using photo manipulation. You will learn how to make different scenes using the Photoshop skills. (View This Tutorial)
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    Digital Mastery: The home of everything Ben

  • Photoshop & Lightroom for Outdoor and Travel Photographers

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Hi everyone! I wanted to give you all a heads up that tomorrow morning kicks off my 3-day online class, “Post-Processing for Outdoor & Travel Photographers” at creativeLIVE. I’ve spent the past week hunkered down in preparation and am on my way to Seattle today. As with all creativeLIVE classes, they’re absolutely free to watch while they’re live. If you want to watch at your own pace and get all the bonus material (including the course handbook), you can purchase the class for a discounted price while it’s live. The classes run 9 am-4pm PST on Monday,…
  • A Mini Update from Florida

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Hi all! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! Things have been pretty low key here over the past few weeks, but I wanted to give a mini update anyway. First of all, if you read this blog often, you know that I’ve been based in the greater Tampa area for a while. That might seem a little unusual considering the fact that my mobile lifestyle usually takes me to between 12 and 30 states a year, so I just wanted to recap my RV/motor coach situation. My wife and I generally live on the road full-time in a 40-foot motor coach, traveling around to photograph and explore. We are also…
  • Teaching, celebrating & shooting

    admin
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:43 am
    Hi everyone! we’re currently in the greater Tampa area and I just wrapped up a fun week, which started all the way across the country in Seattle! Last week was Creative Cloud Fundamentals Week at creativeLIVE, and I was teaching the Photoshop segment of it. This was just a one-day class, and if you missed it, you can get it HERE, or get it as part of the whole CC Fundamentals bundle. While we’re still on the topic of creativeLIVE, I’m excited to announce a new class I’ll be teaching next month, July 21-23. It’s called Post-Processing for Outdoor & Travel…
  • Travels & Training Events

    admin
    2 Jun 2014 | 11:03 am
    Hi gang! I just wanted to give you the weekly update on where I’ve been and what I’ve been teaching, as well as a heads up on an upcoming event (that anyone can attend online, for free!). I started out the week with a flight to Sacramento to teach my one-day Photoshop Creativity Seminar. This seminar covers things like compositing, adding dimension to your images, masking, blending modes and more. We’ll be adding more dates and cities to this seminar tour soon, and you can learn more about it HERE. Flying into Sacramento, I also got an extra treat because I was picked up at…
  • Contrasting ports in Malaysia

    admin
    30 May 2014 | 9:14 am
    Yep, even though I’m physically on a multi-stop domestic trip at the moment (more on that in the next post), the blog is still in Southeast Asia. I wanted to show you some images from two very different ports in Malaysia. It was interesting how so many of the ports we visited contrasted with each other. It was actually refreshing for me and Karen, as we embrace all kinds of experiences. We would spend a few days in one place that was maybe a bit more rugged and not set up for visitors, and then we’d be in a bustling city with Louis Vuitton stores and Starbucks. That was the case…
 
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  • Download Perfect Effects 8 Free Photoshop Plugin

    Enrique Flouret
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Perfect Effects 8 Free Edition gives you the best way to add subtle to striking effects to your photos instantly or take complete creative control and transform your images into uniquely stylized images. It’s also the easiest and most versatile way to add effects when you’re using Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom®, Apple® Aperture®, or […]
  • Create a text on a foggy rainy window in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Photoshop tutorial by BlueLightningTv showing how to create the look of a handwritten message on a foggy, rainy window pane. Download the foggy, rainy, window pane image here, and the Yellowtail Regular Font here. Final Image Video tutorial
  • Download colorful illustrated patterns

    Enrique Flouret
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Download some colorful illustrated patterns. These are free to use in your personal work and you must credit the author. Check the download page for commercial use.
  • Download beautiful grungy painterly textures

    Enrique Flouret
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Download some beautiful painterly textures with a grungy look by Evelyn Flint. These textures are free to use in your personal work and you must credit the author. For commercial use or other questions contact the author directly. Click on each image to see a larger preview and download sizes.
  • Download nice doodle and sketch Photoshop brushes

    Enrique Flouret
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    This is a list of some nice doodle and sketch Photoshop brushes to daownload for free. All are free for personal projects, but please check each download page for commercial usage terms. Doodle Photoshop Brushes
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • Working With the Area Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator

    Julie Felton
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    Most blocks of text are set within conventional rectangular borders. But, what about those times when you want to place text within an irregular boundary? Or, what if you want to divide the copy in your text box into columns? I’ll show you how to do both of these things, as well as a few extras, using Adobe Illustrator’s Area Type Tool.Inserting Text Into A ShapeLet’s say you want to insert text into a circle. The first thing you need to do is make a circle! If you aren’t a big fan of circles, go ahead and make a triangle, a star or a polygon using one of the shape tools or the Pen…
  • Community Project Showcase: Creative Selfies—Part Two

    Melody Nieves
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you're new to this project, check out Part One of our Creative Selfie Showcase.Community Project Showcase: Creative Selfies Part TwoWhen we asked you to show us your creative selfies, we were blown away by the incredible talent of our readers. From vectors to digital paintings, portraits to abstract art, you've all shown us that your talent is truly limitless! Today we're bringing you part two of this project, showcasing the incredible entries we received from you.Creative Selfies by You!Here are the next 15 selfies by our readers. Show some love to these talented artists in the comments,…
  • Draw a Cute Badger Scene Step by Step

    Monika Zagrobelna
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingAbout two months ago, I'd written a tutorial about drawing badgers (and some other animals of their family). This time we're going to use tips from it to create a cute scene with a badger-mama and her baby.We'll start from scratch and you'll be able to learn a lot of useful tricks to create a quick illustration. Then you can use the final sketch to bring it into vector with Sharon Milne. Find a bit of paper, grab a pencil and let's get started!1. Sketch the BaseStep 1Let's draw the ground first. It's very important to define perspective for the picture, even when it has…
  • 3 Ways to Retouch Fly-Away Hair

    Daniel Sone
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionI really enjoy portraiture. When it's done well, it is very satisfying and tells a lot about the person in the photo. However, there is always a little element that is a constant problem for me: fly-away hair, frizzies, or whatever you call them. They're the strands of hair that stick out from the person's head and make your photo look a little messy. Especially with corporate or fashion photographs, they're practically unacceptable and must go.I'll be showing you three techniques that will give you options when tackling those pesky follicles while keeping…
  • How to Create a Seamless Vintage Nautical Life Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

    Nataliya Dolotko
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIt's summertime—the time to hit the beach or take a sail. What better time to decorate with a nautical pattern that'll repeat perfectly?In this tutorial, you will learn to create marine life wallpaper in a vintage style, using Adobe Illustrator. You will use the Pencil Tool to draw different elements, and learn to make the wallpaper seamless. You can follow these steps precisely to make the nautical pattern pictured above, or you can use the steps this tutorials shows to make a pattern with any objects you'd like that repeats perfectly.1. Creating the Marine Life…
 
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  • Oil and Water: An Abstract Photography Experiment

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Do you ever get in a photography rut? While there are many ways to break out of one, I find photographing objects around the house particularly helpful.  It’s easy to do, and you can get fun results. We’ve shown you how to use plastic wrap and even a crystal ball in your photography.  Now it’s time for oil and water. The Oil and Water Experiment Many years back we had a challenge called Project 52.  It has since been replaced with MCP Photo a Day. One of the themes was “something in your house.”  As I walked around my house looking for…
  • How to Soften Wildlife Images with Photoshop Actions

    mcpactions
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Soften Wildlife Images with Photoshop Actions The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using…
  • Edit Faster With My 15 Seconds Per Image Lightroom Workflow

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may know that I was just traveling and photographing wildlife and nature in Alaska.  Wildlife photography is a passion of mine (though it’s definitely just a hobby).  I am not seasoned in photographing birds or animals, but I hope to grow in that arena. When I come back from a trip with thousands of photos, it can be daunting.  I imagine weddings would be much the same way. If you want to edit faster, try this simple process. My 15 seconds per image Lightroom workflow: I cull my way through 1000s of nature,…
  • Avoid Over-Editing In Photoshop With This Quick Tip

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. One danger when you are new to photography is over-editing.  It’s easy to get super excited when post-processing. Opacity is certainly your friend. When using actions in Photoshop or Elements, make sure to adjust the opacity of each layer if needed. But what if you are doing manual edits like the patch tool or cloning?  If you work on duplicate layers you can adjust the opacity of the entire layer.  Another great way to control things is to “fade” them. Go under EDIT – FADE (and look for what you did as your last step). Take full control…
  • MCP Fusion – Adding Warmth and Light to your Photos

    mcpactions
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Using MCP Fusion to bring more light, warmth, and definition to photos that need an extra nudge The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?
 
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  • Photos – Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks NYC 2014

    photoframd
    5 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks shifted to the East Side this year. A different vantage point changes everything! I shot from Brooklyn this year and captured a nice mix of bursts and skyscrapers. All photos were taken with my Canon 70D & Canon 17-55mm EF-S lens using my previously posted tips on how to photograph fireworks. Take a look. Photos – Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks NYC 2014 Canon 7D Tutorial – How to Photograph Fireworks 2014 Photos – Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks NYC 2013 Photos – Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks NYC 2012 from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space…
  • Canon 7D Tutorial – How to Photograph Fireworks 2014

    photoframd
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Once a year, Macy’s holds the biggest 4th of July party over the Hudson River — the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.  The crowd lines up along the Hudson River from 17th Street all the way to 60th St.  Think New Year’s Eve in Times Square x 40 blocks!  It’s pretty crazy, and the police start installing barracks around 5PM.  So, stake out your place early and bring a camera.  Yes, you really can take some good shots … by following these tips on photographing fireworks: 1. Find the best location: Fireworks can be photographed from almost 360 degrees. Try to…
  • Walking the High Line NYC

    photoframd
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The High Line in NYC has its own personality. A cultivated garden of plants and trees grown on the remains of an elevated train track.  It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie … part steam-punk fantasy, part urban redevelopment … covering almost 20 city blocks.  It travels along side skyscrapers and through them.  Each section provides a unique view of New York City.  There is plenty to see and eat … gourmet push carts and restaurants are available in various sections (especially Melt with its handmade premium ice cream sandwiches) . The High Line also passes…
  • Lightroom 5 – Update Panels by Updating Process

    photoframd
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I was going through some old photos in Lightroom 5 and did a double take.  The Panel looked familiar but not quite right.  That’s because it changed from Lightroom 4 to Lightroom 5.  But, I am in Lightroom 5, so why am I seeing it?? Why did the Panel Flip?  Lightroom 5 stores the old settings along with the old Process from Lightroom 4.  Take a look at the Panel above – Recovery, Fill Light?? Remember those? Easy Fix – Update to Current Process (2012) It’s very simple.  Right click on the photo and select Develop Settings > Update to Current Process (2012).
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art – Rooftop Garden

    photoframd
    29 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Every Spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new outdoor installation on their Rooftop Garden. This year’s exhibit does not even have an official name.  It consists of two walls of vines with an S-shaped divider between them.  Unfortunately, the coolest part is the AstroTurf covering the entire roof.  It’a still a great view of New York City and Central Park.  Take a look: Previous exhibits were much more interesting. For example, in 2008, there was the exhibit by Jeff Koons below. In 2012, there was the massive metal and mirror “habitrail” below. But, one…
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  • Topaz Labs Simplify - Who Knew?

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Topaz Labs (TL) just came out with a new version of it's Remask plugin.  It's a free upgrade if you're already a Topaz Suite user and some minimal cost if you'd be interested in it as a stand alone.  (With the suite pricing I can't imagine why anyone would pick and choose individual pieces.)  I've really struggled with earlier versions of Remask, so I figured I'd download their newest and see what I thought.  Not bad, much improved from what I've played with from them before.  The caveat is that I can still do complex masks quicker using Adobe Photoshop (PS)…
  • Untouched By Photoshop

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Today's image is a little down stream from the site of the previous post.  It was taken on the way to the falls, not after the fall down the falls.  (See previous post.)  You can see that there is a definite uphill component to the stream.  As with all flowing water, there are drops and there are quiet spots.  You can see one of the "quiet spots" toward the top of the image.  Had I scrambled about fifteen yards upstream this would have been a shot of the pool, filled with reflections.  The power of the water would have been lost in the…
  • Two Sliced Up Legs and A Black Eye

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Every once in a while it gets a little tricky to "get the shot".  That was the case this past weekend.  I'd read about a waterfall in Keene, New Hampshire.  We were staying there after attending a conference in the area.  Only problem was that no one in town seemed to know where this waterfall was.  Asked the grizzled old timer at the gas station that was right out of the movie Deliverance.  Even he didn't know what the heck I was talking about.  Asked a cop.  "No such place." I was told.  Of course he looked like a high school kid, so tromping…
  • What Did You Do To This Image?

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Some friends ask me that all the time. They assume (naturally or not) that I must have messed with the original image in some way. Often they can see that I've done "something" because it's pretty darn obvious. Flip back through a few posts and you'll see several examples. But! Sometimes an image looks pretty straight and it's been worked to death. I get a kick out of those who say "I like to get it right in the camera". I like to get a well exposed digital negative. Today's digital negative is a digital positive, but what I'm getting at is that I like to get all the information I need on a…
  • Aim To The Right

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:23 am
    "Aim to the right"?  Sounds like I'm coaching somebody at a rifle range.  I typically use two methods when I'm out shooting (photographically) for my personal use.  If I see something that might make a good (interesting) HDR image I'll set the camera to take five, seven or nine shots one F-stop apart.  I "always" (99% of the time) have my camera set to -.3 EV (Exposure Value), so the images come out on 1/3 increments.  (-.3, -1.3, -2.3...)  That way I have choices as to what exposures to select.  If I'm shooting something that probably wouldn't lend itself…
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  • Creating a Glass Photo Sphere in Elements

    davro
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
      Creating a Glass Photo Sphere using Photoshop Elements 11. A great way to display your images and works with all subjects. Some of the tools used include Contact sheet Move tool Selections Filters Layer styles Easy to follow in all versions of Photoshop. On a PC  The Contact sheet can be found in the Organiser for Windows users. Open Organiser and select the images you want to use using Ctrl + Click to select multiple images Then select File >Print or Ctrl P.  Next Select Type of Print > Contact Sheet   You will now be able to follow the video.     Members can use…
  • Animated images in Photoshop

    davro
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
      After seeing a  submission to the image assignment where an animated gif was used by Lazlo, I thought I just  have to do a video showing how this can be created. In this video we use a Photoshop psd file to create the images for the animation. You can also use  images taken using the continuous shooting mode in your camera.  Some of the tools used in Photoshop include Layers Saving layers Scripts – Loading layers Timeline Adjustment layers Saving as an Animated Gif           Members video and download Not a member? Then why not consider joining us…
  • Nik Collection Analog Efex Pro2

    davro
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    With help from the Nik Collection, you can take the ‘ordinary’ and make it a little bit different!  In this video we use Nik’s Analog Efex Pro2  to  not only present our image in a different way, but to also vary the colours and tones.  Some of the tools used include Smart Objects Analog Efex Pro 2 Editing Multi Lens presets  Members can use the link below to view and download the ‘Clean’ full size HD video – No Ads or Banners. Click HERE to view and download with start image - members download Not a member? Then why not consider joining us and for the cost of a…
  • Creating a Cookie Cutter border in Elements

    davro
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:37 am
      In this video we create a border or frame using the Cookie cutter and filter Gallery. It’s a great way to present your finished images and it can be used on a variety of different subjects. Some of the tools used in this video include Layers Filter Gallery Cookie Cutter Layer Styles    Members can use the link below to view and download the ‘Clean’ full size HD video – No Ads or Banners. Members click Here to view and download Not a member? Then why not consider joining us and for the cost of a months membership of £4.00 you can browse over 480 videos and download…
  • Actions in Photoshop Elements

    davro
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:26 am
      In this video we take a look at who we can save Actions created in Photoshop and import them into Photoshop Elements Saving Actions Importing into Elements Using the Action Adjusting layer styles Selective sharpening   Members can use the link below to view and download the ‘Clean’ full size HD video – No Ads or Banners. Action pack 2 and Image size Actions included with the download Members click Here to view and download Not a member? Then why not consider joining us and for the cost of a months membership of £4.00 you can browse over 480 videos and download any 4 of…
 
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    TipSquirrel

  • Brush In and Out The Graduated Filter in ACR

    Eric Renno
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    There's been some major updates to Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw of late but there's one feature that's been hidden away. Its not 'sexy' like the Focus Select or as 'Ooooo' as the new Content Aware features, but to my mind its one of the most helpful updates. The post Brush In and Out The Graduated Filter in ACR appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 5 Ways: Photoshop Color Correction

    Janine Smith
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    I’ve been doing this Photoshop / restoration / retouching thing a long time now and I can pretty well tell just by looking what type of color correction will work on what type of fading or color cast. Curves work really well on a certain kind of orangey-red cast that’s indicative of 1970’s chain store images while nothing short of a black and white adjustment and a hand tint will work on a particular sun faded yellow cast. I do, however, try more than one method on each image just to be certain I’m getting the best result. For my 5 Ways I’m going to list the five methods that pop in…
  • Create A Template To Display Your Image As A Mounted Canvas In Photoshop

    David Asch
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Today’s Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a custom reusable template to display your images as though they have been wall-mounted and photographed in situ. There are many reasons you might want to create an image like this, Here, we’ll be creating the effect of a canvas print but the technique could easily be adapted to make framed prints as well. The secret behind the technique is the use of Smart Objects, which enables us to quickly change the image being displayed, whilst retaining the shadows and effects used to make the canvas. The post Create A Template To Display Your…
  • Lightroom Additional External Editors

    Michael Hoffman
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    In this video, we’ll examine how to choose additional external editors, how to configure presets additional external editors, and how to set up Lightroom to quick-launch a photo with any of the additional external editors that you desire. The post Lightroom Additional External Editors appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Photoshop a Cityscape Silhouette With Reverse Text

    Eric Renno
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Putting reverse text on a silhouette can be a little confusing at first, but with a little logic and a couple of masks it's a breeze. In this video I create a cityscape silhouette and add the editable text in under five minutes. If you create you own, or any other image using something you've learned here at TipSquirrel.com we'd love to see it! The post Photoshop a Cityscape Silhouette With Reverse Text appeared first on TipSquirrel.
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    Adobetutorialz | Photoshop Tutorials

  • Create a Photo Manipulation Of a Lonely child in Photoshop

    Dek Wid
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Learn how to create this photo manipulation of a lonely child in an emotional dreamscape with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own atmospheric dark fantasy scene using stock images, retouching skin, enchanting original image with lightning and some more. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn techniques that will help you create better photo manipulations. Tutorial Resources Window – deviantart Flowers – deviantart Girl – deviantart Lace – deviantart Hair Brushes – deviantart Heart shaped thing – deviantart Step 1…
  • Create a Dark Photo Manipulation of a Young Witch in a Forest

    Jenny Le
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark forest scene featuring a young witch. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks together and blend them correctly using brush, adjustment layers and layer mask. You’ll also learn how to work with lighting, make sparks and more. The Final Image Required Resouces: Model Forest Eyes 1 Eyes 2 Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop with the settings below: Step 2 Open the forest stock photo. Use the Move Tool (V) to drag it into our white canvas, resize it down using the Cmd/Ctrl+T key: Step 3 To turn the forest into a…
  • The Boat – Minimal Long Exposure Photo Manipulation with Photoshop CC/CS6

    admin
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:16 am
    In this tutorial we will be creating a minimalist fine art photo manipulation using just two images and a couple of brushes in Photoshop CC / Photoshop 2014. The image will simulate a long exposure effect from within Photoshop. The steps should also apply to CS6/Elements without any problems. Required Resources Rowing Boat By Lozzy 1992 Flying Birds Brush Cloudy Sky I highly recommend that you download all the resource files to your computer before starting so that you can easily follow along with the tutorial. Getting Started Open up the sky image in Photoshop In the Layers tab, double click…
  • How to Turn your Image into a Color Mixture Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

    admin
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:53 am
    In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps needed to turning your image into a color mixtures photo, complete with overlay effects, colour treatments and elements that you can easily create in Adobe Photoshop CS5.Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1000px by 1500px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay. Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and…
  • Dispersion Effect with Photoshop CS6/CC

    admin
    28 May 2014 | 7:40 am
    The dispersion effect is relatively straight forward in Photoshop CC but can be tricky to get right. The basic idea is to separate the subject from the background and then create a copy of the subject layer. One of the subject layers is then morphed using the Liquify tool to nearly fill the entire frame. The morphed layer is then hidden from view and using a combination of layer masks and splatter brushes we reveal the morphed subject while hiding parts of the original subject. The result creates the feeling that the subject is somehow being blown away. The Final Image Required Resources…
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  • Create a Photo Manipulation Of a Lonely child in Photoshop

    Dek Wid
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Learn how to create this photo manipulation of a lonely child in an emotional dreamscape with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own atmospheric dark fantasy scene using stock images, retouching skin, enchanting original image with lightning and some more. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn techniques that will help you create better photo manipulations. Tutorial Resources Window – deviantart Flowers – deviantart Girl – deviantart Lace – deviantart Hair Brushes – deviantart Heart shaped thing – deviantart Step 1…
  • Create a Dark Photo Manipulation of a Young Witch in a Forest

    Jenny Le
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark forest scene featuring a young witch. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks together and blend them correctly using brush, adjustment layers and layer mask. You’ll also learn how to work with lighting, make sparks and more. The Final Image Required Resouces: Model Forest Eyes 1 Eyes 2 Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop with the settings below: Step 2 Open the forest stock photo. Use the Move Tool (V) to drag it into our white canvas, resize it down using the Cmd/Ctrl+T key: Step 3 To turn the forest into a…
  • The Boat – Minimal Long Exposure Photo Manipulation with Photoshop CC/CS6

    admin
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:16 am
    In this tutorial we will be creating a minimalist fine art photo manipulation using just two images and a couple of brushes in Photoshop CC / Photoshop 2014. The image will simulate a long exposure effect from within Photoshop. The steps should also apply to CS6/Elements without any problems. Required Resources Rowing Boat By Lozzy 1992 Flying Birds Brush Cloudy Sky I highly recommend that you download all the resource files to your computer before starting so that you can easily follow along with the tutorial. Getting Started Open up the sky image in Photoshop In the Layers tab, double click…
  • How to Turn your Image into a Color Mixture Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

    admin
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:53 am
    In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps needed to turning your image into a color mixtures photo, complete with overlay effects, colour treatments and elements that you can easily create in Adobe Photoshop CS5.Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1000px by 1500px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay. Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and…
  • Dispersion Effect with Photoshop CS6/CC

    admin
    28 May 2014 | 7:40 am
    The dispersion effect is relatively straight forward in Photoshop CC but can be tricky to get right. The basic idea is to separate the subject from the background and then create a copy of the subject layer. One of the subject layers is then morphed using the Liquify tool to nearly fill the entire frame. The morphed layer is then hidden from view and using a combination of layer masks and splatter brushes we reveal the morphed subject while hiding parts of the original subject. The result creates the feeling that the subject is somehow being blown away. The Final Image Required Resources…
 
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    Layers Magazine

  • Behance Integration Into Illustrator CC

    jeff witchel
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    The Behance Network has become the most well-known and popular portfolio website out there and it is now integrated directly into Illustrator CC. In this tutorial, I will go through the process of uploading art to Behance directly from Adobe Illustrator and will also explore the ins and outs of this terrific portfolio website.
  • Lowel GL-1 Power LED

    Michael Corsentino
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    Hollywood Lighting in the Palm of Your Hand The Lowel GL-1 Power LED takes the torch-light concept to new heights. Designed in collaboration with wedding photographers Brian Marcus and John Solano, the GL-1 is sure to be a hit with those working in fast-paced, high-ISO environments. Focusable and dimmable (5–100% with no color shift), the GL-1 is a powerful, tungsten-balanced LED. The fresnel lens at the front of the GL-1 light, combined with its telescoping design, lets the user control the beam’s diameter and the light quality. By simply sliding the position of the lens barrel, light…
  • Create a Photographic Story with Photo Books, Part 2

    Scott Kelby
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Welcome to Part 2 of my series on creating custom photo books in Lightroom 4. As I mentioned in Part 1 (click here to read Part 1), creating these custom photo books can be one of the most rewarding parts of your entire photographic process because it gives you another “leg” to your photography experience. When you hold your first printed pro-quality photo book in your hands (and Lightroom lets you easily create just that), you will be totally hooked and you’ll be making them from here on out. In Part 1, I talked about putting the images you want in your photo book into a collection and…
  • Lexar Professional Workflow Reader

    Steve Baczewski
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Includes a Four-Bay Reader Hub The Lexar Professional Workflow Reader is unique in that it simultaneously downloads up to four memory cards of basically any memory card format. It’s ideal for heavy shooters like videographers, wedding and sports photographers, or photographers who shoot with a combination of different card formats. The system’s centerpiece is a 3.3×4.3×6″ sturdy, black plastic cabinet with four bays that hold removable card readers. On the back of the cabinet is a single USB 3 connector and power cord, and the bottom of the cabinet has a rubberized grip.
  • Swatch Groups Come to InDesign CC

    jeff witchel
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Swatch Groups have existed in Illustrator for quite some time. They’re a great way to experiment with a group of colors for a particular project or client. Now Color Groups have been introduced to InDesign CC 2014. In this tutorial, I will discussing how to create and use Color Groups to help organize your Swatches in InDesign. Best of all is the ability to Load your Color Groups from Illustrator directly into InDesign.
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    Vectips

  • Bubble Lamp Vectors and Easy Glass Effects

    Andrei Sergiu
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    In this lamp vector tutorial, you will learn how to create a Bubble Lamp Vector by applying a semi-realistic glass texture effect, which you could then transfer to so many other projects. You will learn how to combine the Clipping Mask and the Gaussian Blur in order to create shadows and highlights to your lamp vector illustration, and you will also learn to use the Pathfinder Panel and the Transparency Panel. Let’s begin!   Tutorial Details: Bubble Lamp Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Gradient Tool, Basic Tools…
  • iStock Promo Codes – July 2014

    Sands
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    My goal here at Vectips is to create a site that offers more than just vector tutorials. I want to create a unique resource that offers helpful resources for everyone in the vector space. That means in the coming months we have plans to start rolling out more useful content besides vector tutorials. Part of that useful content involves additional tools and resources that creatives often use. While we encourage everyone here to create their own illustrations, we know that often times isn’t ideal for certain projects. We’ve all had those clients need artwork “yesterday”…
  • Happy Hour: Celebrate With Your Own Martini Glass Vector

    Iaroslav Lazunov
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In this shining Martini Glass Vector tutorial you will learn how to work effectively with simple geometric shapes, and then learn how to create amazing lighting effects, using different blending modes and gradient fills. Symbols and Symbol Sprayer Tool will help you to create splashes quickly for your festive martini glass vector. With just a little bit of effort you can create an awesome martini glass vector illustration on your own. Tutorial Details: Martini Glass Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS2 – CC Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Transparency blending modes, gradient…
  • Bright Light Bulb Vector: Lights On in Under an Hour

    Mary Winkler
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Turn on the light with this icon and illustrative light bulb vector. In the tutorial below you’ll create the light bulb vector from simple shapes, manipulate gradients, gradient meshes, and blending modes all in pursuit of a semi-realistic light bulb vector design.       Tutorial Details: Light Bulb Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CC-CC 2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Blend Modes, Gradient Mesh, Live Corners, Rendering Estimated Completion Time: 45 Minutes Final Image Step 1 First step in creating this light bulb vector is drawing the bulb. Use the Ellipse…
  • Spray It Up! Make Your Own Spray Can Vector

    Andrei Marius
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed spray can vector icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will find out how to set a a simple grid and how to create a bunch of pixel perfect shapes using basic tools and effects. Once you have the main spray can vector icon, you will learn how to work with complex gradients and how to add subtle shadows and highlights using basic blending and vector shape building techniques. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple mesh and how to easily recolor your spray can vector icon. Tutorial Details: Spray Can Vector Icon…
 
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  • 30 Best Fancy Fonts Ever

    moderator
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Looking for the best fancy font styles? Here is a short list of the best fancy font collection, check this out:1. Centeria ScriptCenteria Script is one of the best fancy fonts you can use for any of your future layout designs. This is best for invitations and titling purposes with its thick and thin letterform look, it will surely give you a nice combination of swashes and flourishes.Download Centeria Script2. AdornAdorn is definitely a very stylish fancy font you can find which looks very mysterious with a touch of simplicity that gives it a more interesting appeal perfect for all types…
  • Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Fresh Cooked Lobster on a Plate

    Bao Nguyen
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Today you will learn how to create a freshly cooked lobster on a plate using adobe illustrator. We’ll start with the base, using the basic tools (Pen, Direct Selection, Rectangle Tool) and vector shape building techniques (Offset Path, Scale, Reflect), along with some complex gradients to create the starting shapes. Then using the Appearance, Transparency Palettes and some effects (Grain, Diffuse Glow, Gaussian Blur, Roughen), we’ll add the details, shadings and highlights.Create a New Document1. Press (Ctrl + N) to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down…
  • Illustrator Tutorial: Reel with Needle

    moderator
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    In this tutorial, we will explain how to illustrate a reel with thread and needle step by step. You can do this illustration using any color of thread. Also, you can put some needles on the ground too. In this tutorial you will learn several cool techniques to create this simple illustration.  Let’s get started!1. Draw a needle using Pen tool. Draw a needle shaft using Ellipse Tool.2. Set the metal color of the needle and its lighting using Gradient Palette and Tool. Put the ellipse at the appropriate position.3. Draw a white ellipse and put it on the last one to create an illusion of…
  • MyFonts Promo (Up to 70% OFF)

    Tony Soh
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:27 pm
    MyFonts Promo for July 2014Click Here to View Promotions to Save Up to 70% OFF todayAbout MyfontsAlongside Amazon and Netflix, MyFonts.com has turned as among the many triumphant long tail stories created by the World Wide Web and changed the face of marketing fonts online. Having more than a thousand fonts in store, MyFonts.com is the place to be if you are looking for great fonts.. Although common fonts like the Helvetica remains to appear as one of the bestsellers, you will be able to find the latest and coolest fonts used in the design industry.One of the cool features of myfonts.com is…
  • Illustrator Special Effects #9: Blue Comet Background

    Nikola Adzic
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this quick tip tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a falling comet effect. Using the basic shape tools, some gradients and the mesh tool, you will be able to create nice looking vector background. So, let’s get started!1. Create a new blank document and set the canvas size to 800 x 600px. Select the Rectangle Tool (M) from the Tools Panel on the left and draw a rectangular shape with the following dimensions: width – 800px, height – 480px. Go to Color Panel and set the fill color of the selected object to pure black (R=0 G= 0 B= 0).2. Pick the Rounded…
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  • Working With the Area Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator

    Julie Felton
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    Most blocks of text are set within conventional rectangular borders. But, what about those times when you want to place text within an irregular boundary? Or, what if you want to divide the copy in your text box into columns? I’ll show you how to do both of these things, as well as a few extras, using Adobe Illustrator’s Area Type Tool.Inserting Text Into A ShapeLet’s say you want to insert text into a circle. The first thing you need to do is make a circle! If you aren’t a big fan of circles, go ahead and make a triangle, a star or a polygon using one of the shape tools or the Pen…
  • Community Project Showcase: Creative Selfies—Part Two

    Melody Nieves
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you're new to this project, check out Part One of our Creative Selfie Showcase.Community Project Showcase: Creative Selfies Part TwoWhen we asked you to show us your creative selfies, we were blown away by the incredible talent of our readers. From vectors to digital paintings, portraits to abstract art, you've all shown us that your talent is truly limitless! Today we're bringing you part two of this project, showcasing the incredible entries we received from you.Creative Selfies by You!Here are the next 15 selfies by our readers. Show some love to these talented artists in the comments,…
  • Draw a Cute Badger Scene Step by Step

    Monika Zagrobelna
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingAbout two months ago, I'd written a tutorial about drawing badgers (and some other animals of their family). This time we're going to use tips from it to create a cute scene with a badger-mama and her baby.We'll start from scratch and you'll be able to learn a lot of useful tricks to create a quick illustration. Then you can use the final sketch to bring it into vector with Sharon Milne. Find a bit of paper, grab a pencil and let's get started!1. Sketch the BaseStep 1Let's draw the ground first. It's very important to define perspective for the picture, even when it has…
  • 3 Ways to Retouch Fly-Away Hair

    Daniel Sone
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionI really enjoy portraiture. When it's done well, it is very satisfying and tells a lot about the person in the photo. However, there is always a little element that is a constant problem for me: fly-away hair, frizzies, or whatever you call them. They're the strands of hair that stick out from the person's head and make your photo look a little messy. Especially with corporate or fashion photographs, they're practically unacceptable and must go.I'll be showing you three techniques that will give you options when tackling those pesky follicles while keeping…
  • How to Create a Seamless Vintage Nautical Life Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

    Nataliya Dolotko
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIt's summertime—the time to hit the beach or take a sail. What better time to decorate with a nautical pattern that'll repeat perfectly?In this tutorial, you will learn to create marine life wallpaper in a vintage style, using Adobe Illustrator. You will use the Pencil Tool to draw different elements, and learn to make the wallpaper seamless. You can follow these steps precisely to make the nautical pattern pictured above, or you can use the steps this tutorials shows to make a pattern with any objects you'd like that repeats perfectly.1. Creating the Marine Life…
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  • New Abstract Photograph: Artigianale V

    Nat Coalson
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph in the underground cellar of a 19th century building in Barcelona, Spain. The vertical format, featuring strong, diagonal graphics, creates a lot of visual energy. The color palette is comprised of earth tones and ruddy hues in brush strokes set against a background of light gold with a very subtle grid pattern. This image is available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material. It works exceptionally well in contemporary interiors and hospitality settings. It’s also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Heaven and Earth

    Nat Coalson
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    This abstract photograph evokes ethereal feelings of gentle floating. I made this picture in Lecce, Italy.A soft palette of pastel blues and earth tones is arranged in a flowing, horizontal orientation that divides the picture in equal, vertical halves.This minimalist artwork is available as a fine art print in any size and on any material, including mixed media Original on canvas with acrylic embellishing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Nature Photograph: Black Bamboo Forest

    Nat Coalson
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    In this fine art nature photograph, bamboo stalks stand in stark silhouette against a shallow pond covered in bright green lily pads and water plants. I made this image in Zizhuyuan Park (or Black Bamboo Park, formerly known as Purple Bamboo Park) in the heart of the Haidan District of Beijing, China. Fine art prints of this photograph are available in any size and on any material. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • Sony mirrorless cameras: The best for my photography

    Nat Coalson
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Several years ago I switched camera formats. I am now a dedicated Sony shooter. Here’s the story of how that happened. For years I had been shooting with Canon DSLR systems. I was happy with the image quality from my 5D Mark II but always struggled to accept the large size, weight and cost of the components of this system. I wanted a system that was small, light and portable because I travel frequently and carry my camera with me everywhere. But for a long time, I couldn’t find a small system that offered the capabilities I needed, especially when it came to the quality of the…
  • New Scenic Travel Photograph: Ronda y Puente Nuevo

    Nat Coalson
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    I made this scenic travel photograph at sunset in the village of Ronda, province of Malaga, Spain, during a two-week private photo tour with a client. People have lived in the area around Ronda since prehistoric times. The town itself was founded by early Celts in the 6th century BC. The current town is of Roman origin and in the 2nd century BC received the title of city from Julius Caesar. Many centuries later, Ronda was conquered by the Islamic Berbers and served as the capital of a small kingdom. Islamic domination of Ronda came to an end in 1485 when the city was conquered by the Marquis…
 
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  • Brush In and Out The Graduated Filter in ACR

    Eric Renno
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    There's been some major updates to Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw of late but there's one feature that's been hidden away. Its not 'sexy' like the Focus Select or as 'Ooooo' as the new Content Aware features, but to my mind its one of the most helpful updates. The post Brush In and Out The Graduated Filter in ACR appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 5 Ways: Photoshop Color Correction

    Janine Smith
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    I’ve been doing this Photoshop / restoration / retouching thing a long time now and I can pretty well tell just by looking what type of color correction will work on what type of fading or color cast. Curves work really well on a certain kind of orangey-red cast that’s indicative of 1970’s chain store images while nothing short of a black and white adjustment and a hand tint will work on a particular sun faded yellow cast. I do, however, try more than one method on each image just to be certain I’m getting the best result. For my 5 Ways I’m going to list the five methods that pop in…
  • Create A Template To Display Your Image As A Mounted Canvas In Photoshop

    David Asch
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Today’s Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a custom reusable template to display your images as though they have been wall-mounted and photographed in situ. There are many reasons you might want to create an image like this, Here, we’ll be creating the effect of a canvas print but the technique could easily be adapted to make framed prints as well. The secret behind the technique is the use of Smart Objects, which enables us to quickly change the image being displayed, whilst retaining the shadows and effects used to make the canvas. The post Create A Template To Display Your…
  • Lightroom Additional External Editors

    Michael Hoffman
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    In this video, we’ll examine how to choose additional external editors, how to configure presets additional external editors, and how to set up Lightroom to quick-launch a photo with any of the additional external editors that you desire. The post Lightroom Additional External Editors appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Photoshop a Cityscape Silhouette With Reverse Text

    Eric Renno
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Putting reverse text on a silhouette can be a little confusing at first, but with a little logic and a couple of masks it's a breeze. In this video I create a cityscape silhouette and add the editable text in under five minutes. If you create you own, or any other image using something you've learned here at TipSquirrel.com we'd love to see it! The post Photoshop a Cityscape Silhouette With Reverse Text appeared first on TipSquirrel.
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  • Animated YouTube Banner (Channel Art)

    Howard Pinsky
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Back in 2013, YouTube switched over to a simple, unified channel design, which scales based on the viewer’s device. Many YouTubers were upset that they lost customization options to make... Click to view the full article!
  • Do designers need education?

    Howard Pinsky
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    I receive questions regarding education all the time. Up and coming designers want to know if it’s worth their time to attend college or university. Here are my thoughts. Feel... Click to view the full article!
  • Win 1 of 5 HD tutorial packs!

    Howard Pinsky
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Up for grabs is my pack of 120 HD Photoshop tutorials, which you may have seen on YouTube. Currently selling for $10, this pack allows you to download watch my... Click to view the full article!
  • Edit your videos using Camera Raw in Photoshop!

    Howard Pinsky
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    You may have known that you can edit your videos in Photoshop, but did you know you can now use Camera Raw to edit your videos? This video shows you... Click to view the full article!
  • Want to become a designer? Build a KICK ASS portfolio!

    Howard Pinsky
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    In this video, I answer a few of the more common questions that I’ve received from viewers about becoming a designer and breaking into the graphic design industry. Should I... Click to view the full article!
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  • Creating A Cool 3D Web Design Effect

    4 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Step 1Create a new document with 1000x750px. Double click on the background’s layer and in Color Overlay and choose a dark brown.Step 2Enable the rulers (View>Rulers) on your document and add some guides as shown below. Create 2 horizontal guides, the first at 30px and the second at 250px. After that add 2 vertical guides at 100px and 900px.Step 3Create a rectangle with the Rectangle Tool (U). Use the guides for reference. Rename the layer to header.Step 4Choose black for your foreground color. Select the Ellipse Tool and create the shape that will be the shadow. Make it a bit higher…
  • How to Create That Last-Minute Holiday e-Card in Photoshop

    4 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Step 1Create a new document. Using a Layer Style, apply a Gradient Overlay, using a dark red to a black.Step 2Using the the Line Tool, let’s create two lines as shown. This will be our reference for the Christmas tree.Step 3Let’s place our Santa Claus Icon in the center of our tree. Using the Pen Tool, draw some lines like I’ve shown below. In order to do that, we need to change the way we will create our lines. Instead of using the Shape Layer, let’s choose Paths.Step 4Now, still using the Pen Tool, let’s round our lines choosing the Convert Point Tool.Step 5Next, create a new…
  • Valentines Day – Photoshop Style

    3 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    A few days ago, I decided to make a special present for my girlfriend. I also thought this technique could be used by others that have the same plan, so here it goes. I will teach you some nice techniques that could improve your experience and also help you make a great gift.Step 1First of all, create a new document and fill it with black.Step 2Now import your 3D text and position it as you want. For making this text, I used Xara 3D. It is a very simple program that you can use. Next add some shadows to each letter.Step 3The thing I want to achieve here is to make some kind of colorful clouds…
  • Creating an Old-Collage Effect Poster

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of my favorite ‘looks’ is the sort of old-collage feel of old photos and old paper. It’s a favorite because it lets you work images and text together really easily. In this tutorial we’ll put together a poster where there is a main photograph and a lot of text using the old-collage feel.Step 1This tutorial is based on a job I did a few days ago for a charity client who needed a poster to promote an upcoming event. They are a choir made up of homeless people called the Sydney Street Choir and it’s a pretty neat little organization that you can learn about at…
  • Creating a Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop

    1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this tutorial, we are going to create a sort of old-worldy composition featuring a compass and making use of some awesome vector artwork from Arsenal. As always there is a PSD file at the bottom of the tutorial. In this instance, I would highly recommend downloading it as this is quite a complex composition. Be warned this is a LONG tutorial! Oh and in case you’re wondering, inspiration comes from a really neat set of books, one of which is called the Golden Compass (actually they are making the book series a movie now!).AssetsTo do this, we’re going to need a few assets to work with.
 
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  • Do it yourself onpage SEO

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Search engine optimizations sounds complicated but the basics are very simple to understand. Many websites owners pay hundreds of dollars and hire someone to do on page SEO without being aware that they could do by themselves. Go through your website and make sure your page title has your main keyword in it. I get clients who have basic HTML knowledge, but their page title is set to “home” or “untitled”. If you are selling cars, make sure your page title has the word “car” in it, or if you do SEO for small businesses make sure you have the word “seo…
  • How to quickly transform your website into mobile ready

    admin
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:16 am
    The easiest way to transform your website into a mobile ready website is to user wordpress Most of the wordpress themes are mobile ready and responsive, which means they are responsive to handheld devices. All you have to do is download the wordpress file, use FTP to upload it into your server. The next step is to login into your admin area and search for any theme, read the desctiption and make sure that it is mobile ready preview and if you like what you see, you can activate it and your website is mobile ready. The other option would be to use Media Queries, you can specify the breaking…
  • New web design trends

    admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The days of flashy websites with bevel and emboss button and texts are long gone. Flat and simple design are the new trends. New web design trends Customers have been bombered with lots of information online, they dont have time to spend on your website looking for a button to click. You have less than 10 second to show your customer everything he/she needs to find on the website. If they dont find what they want they will leave your website and find someone else with simple design and find what they want. What doesn that mean to you? You have just lost your customer because of your fancy and…
  • STOP USING IMAGES, START USING CSS

    admin
    15 Jan 2014 | 3:57 pm
    CSS3 comes with animations, transformation which can help you do cool and amazing things on the web without using images or javascripts. Images can quickly add up size of your website and make it load slow on handheld devices and people who have low speed Internet. Using CSS instead of images will reduce the size of your website and make it load much faster and give your users pleasing experience. Here are some of the example on what CSS can do: 1) Buttons CSS3 can create amazing button using gradient and borders. http://hellohappy.org/css3-buttons/ CSS-Tricks has a button maker which can be…
  • How to create custom brush in Photoshop

    admin
    6 Dec 2013 | 5:34 pm
    Open Photoshop and click file -> new Set width to 500px and height to 500px Grab a rectangle tool or press (u) on your keyboard draw any shape you want. On your menu, to go edit then define brush preset Name your brush, then click ok. click brush tool or press letter B on your keyboard. Click brush preset picker, go all the way at the end and you will find the brush you created. Select it and start drawing with your new brush. That’s it!
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