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  • Double Processing to Create the Uncapturable

    Planet Photoshop
    Perry Lawrence
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers (for Versions CS6 and CC) NOTE: YES there is a newer version of this book, but this one has a landscape. ☺ As good as digital cameras have become these days, when it comes to exposure, the human eye totally kicks their butt. That’s why we shoot so many photos where our subject is backlit, because with our naked eye we can see the subject just fine (our eye adjusts). But when we open the photo, the subject is basically in silhouette. Or how about sunsets, where we have to choose which part of the scene to expose for—the…
  • How to Subtly Enhance a Smile with Puppet Warp in Photoshop

    Good-Tutorials: Photoshop
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:38 pm
    This tutorial will teach you how to quickly enhance someone's smile using the Puppet Warp tool in Photoshop.
  • How to Create an Old-World Magnifying Glass Poster in Photoshop

    Good-Tutorials: Photoshop
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:38 pm
    This tutorial will teach you how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to combine vectors and textures to create an old-world magnifying glass poster layout.
  • How to Create a Brushed Metal Background Using Photoshop Filters

    Good-Tutorials: Photoshop
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:38 pm
    In this tutorial you'll learn how to make an editable, sleek, brushed metal background using nothing but Photoshop filters and adjustment layers.
  • Create This Symbolic Underwater Scene of an Unlucky Fisherman and a Hungry Shark in Photoshop

    Photoshop Tutorials
    Johan Sandu
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Do you like fishing? I do but I would not want to be the fisherman in the scene we will create in this tutorial! Get ready for some quick introductions to some of the most important topics in Photoshop (Layer Masks, clipping layers, smart objects, etc)! I will also guide you step by step through this tutorial and hoppefully you will achieve  Photoshop enlightment by the end of this tutorial! What you’ll be creating In this tutorial we will create a fantasy underwater scene in Photoshop. You will need Photoshop CS3 or newer in order to follow this tutorial. Tutorial Resources…
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    Planet Photoshop

  • Adobe Lightroom CC Learning Center

    Corey Barker
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    So many of you of course have heard about the big release of Lightroom CC yesterday and we were of all over it. Our very own Scott Kelby along with RC Concepcion did a total of 4 webinars yesterday covering all the new features and answering viewer questions along the way. Also we here at KelbyOne have put together a new comprehensive Lightroom CC Learning Center where you can get up -to-speed with the newest features in no time at all. You can also replay all of yesterday’s webinars in case you missed them. Also B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, through today…
  • Double Processing to Create the Uncapturable

    Perry Lawrence
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers (for Versions CS6 and CC) NOTE: YES there is a newer version of this book, but this one has a landscape. ☺ As good as digital cameras have become these days, when it comes to exposure, the human eye totally kicks their butt. That’s why we shoot so many photos where our subject is backlit, because with our naked eye we can see the subject just fine (our eye adjusts). But when we open the photo, the subject is basically in silhouette. Or how about sunsets, where we have to choose which part of the scene to expose for—the…
  • Creating a Composite

    Corey Barker
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    See how you can search and add specialized brushes from Graphicstock.com designed specifically for Photoshop. Try out 7 days of free downloads from GraphicStock by clicking here.
  • 3D Images with Graphic Stock Elements

    Corey Barker
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Learn how to utilize stock textures to dress you 3D creations in Photoshop CC with graphic elements from Graphicstock.com. Try out 7 days of free downloads from GraphicStock by clicking here.
  • Photographic Toning Effects (from Sepias to Split Tones)

    Scott Kelby
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    By Scott Kelby Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release) One of the most under-used adjustment layers has got to be the Gradient Map. For years, I’ve only used it for one thing—it makes a pretty mean black-and-white conversion in just one click (well, provided that your Foreground color is black and your Background color is white when you choose Gradient Map). Anyway, Adobe worked with photographer Steve Weinrebe to add 38 photo-toning and split-toning presets to the Gradient Map feature, making it an even better tool that nobody uses. I hope that…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • My First Impressions of The Apple Watch

    Scott Kelby
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    My first impressions of the Apple Watch (after having it three days or so) After I posted a picture on Friday of my Apple Watch over on my Facebook page, some folks were asking what I thought of it. Now that I’ve had it for a few days here’s my initial thoughts after wearing (and playing) with it for the weekend: 1. You do need to read the instructions – it’s not an iPad where everything’s so obvious. 2. It’s more thoughtfully designed than I thought. Some seriously clever design went into making a watch computer easy to use. 3. There are more apps than I…
  • Lightroom Magazine Makes The Jump To Print

    Scott Kelby
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    More big news for photographers who are KelbyOne subscribers Lightroom has become such an important part of so many photographer’s daily workflow that we really wanted to expand the ways we deliver our Lightroom training even further. Adobe’s launch of Lightroom CC this week gave us a perfect opportunity to take what we learned from having produced an app-based version of the magazine last year, and make the jump to print by including it in Photoshop User magazine. KelbyOne annual members get the print edition of Photoshop User, and international members receive the digital version…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    KelbyOne Lightroom CC Learning Center It’s finally here! We here at KelbyOne are excited to announce Adobe’s newest release of the pre-eminent photographic organization and editing program – Lightroom CC. Our Lightroom CC Learning Center is designed to get you up to speed on all of the features of Lightroom CC as quickly as possible. There are 21 videos in all from Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, Pete Collins, and Mia McCormick – covering everything from major features that were added to detailed changes that have been made to modules that you need to know. Plus you can…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Robert Cornelius!

    Brad Moore
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    My name is Robert Cornelius (as I’m guessing you’ve already gathered from the title of this blog post…), and I’ve been given the honored opportunity to share some of my thoughts with all of you fine people. I’ve been shooting professionally since 2008, but my passion for digital art has been growing since 2003. That’s the year I was first introduced to the majesty of a little program you might have heard of, called … Photoshop. I’ve always been an individual that thrives in any situation that requires tapping into one’s creativity and imagination, but once I…
  • Adobe Releases Lightroom CC

    Scott Kelby
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!! Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time! 1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s the link..  2. We did THREE live Lightroom CC Webcasts (the fourth is coming up in 15 minutes) at this link (7pm EDT) 3.  GET THIS: B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, for today and tomorrow. A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Adobe Photography Bundle…
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #11 is Finally (finally!) Here!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:02 pm
    So sorry for getting this out so late today — we had a technical glitch that kept this awesome, awesome Lightroom CC episode sitting on a server somewhere, but now it’s free to roam out there on the interwebs. It’s our first episode talking about Lightroom CC, so we cover a bit in this episode (which is slightly longer than our regular episodes). Also, if you watched any of our four live Webinars Tuesday, some of this is going to be stuff you’ve already heard, but we have a few new things thrown in just for good measure. I’m covering the new Panos feature,…
  • If You’re Having Lightroom CC Install Issues

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Hi Gang: This is a quick-fix that’s working for many folks who are having install issues with Lightroom CC, and luckily it’s a really easy. Here’s what to do: STEP ONE: Go to the Creative Cloud App – click on the little Gear icon in the top right corner of window and choose Preferences (as shown above).   STEP TWO: Click the Sign Out button (as shown above). STEP THREE: Sign right back in and that should fix the problem. NOTE: Two more things: (1) You need to sign out/in exactly the way I showed here — from the preferences. Don’t sign out any other way.
  • What the crop? Part 3: body parts

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    When cropping people the general rule is to try to avoid cropping hands, feet and joints. When you crop at those points the image looks unfinished or haphazard, so try to crop between the joints. Here is a run down of cutting up bodies that would have Hannibal salivating. cropping feet = big no no cropping between feet and knees looks more deliberate and acceptable cropping between knees and hips is usually ok too, but notice in this example that the shorts and the lines on the socks create visual tension with the frame. Not the best crop. cropping the hand is usually another no-no cutting…
  • We Got Cha Covered On The New Lightroom CC Stuff

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!! Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time! 1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s the link..  2. We did THREE live Lightroom CC Webcasts (the fourth is coming up in 15 minutes) at this link (7pm EDT) 3.  GET THIS: B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, for today and tomorrow. A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Adobe Photography…
  • Adobe Releases New Version of Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    The “Secrets” out — Adobe just announced the new version of Lightroom, it’s called Lightroom CC and our FREE Webinars about Lightroom CC are starting in 45-minutes from now. Sign up now at http://kelbyone.com/secret- we’re taking your questions LIVE. We also have live Webinars at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm. Lots to share! OUR FREE LIGHTROOM LEARNING CENTER We just launched our FREE “Lightroom CC Learning Center” — it’s up LIVE right now with 21-videos on all the new features. Here’s the link to our FREE Lightroom CC Learning Center. Hope to…
 
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    Photoshop Tutorials

  • Create This Symbolic Underwater Scene of an Unlucky Fisherman and a Hungry Shark in Photoshop

    Johan Sandu
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Do you like fishing? I do but I would not want to be the fisherman in the scene we will create in this tutorial! Get ready for some quick introductions to some of the most important topics in Photoshop (Layer Masks, clipping layers, smart objects, etc)! I will also guide you step by step through this tutorial and hoppefully you will achieve  Photoshop enlightment by the end of this tutorial! What you’ll be creating In this tutorial we will create a fantasy underwater scene in Photoshop. You will need Photoshop CS3 or newer in order to follow this tutorial. Tutorial Resources…
  • Interview with Character Designer and Illustrator Barbara Dziadosz

    Stephen Malapote
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Today we are joined by designer and illustrator Barbara Dziadosz. Over the years, she has specialized in character design and printmaking. When I first saw her work I immediately felt an attachment to it. There’s a certain kind of charm and comfort in the illustrations that coupled with her screen printing technique create a nostalgic feel. Read more about her below. Enjoy! Can you tell us more about your work? What style do you use? My illustration style changed a lot some years ago. It all started when I had a screen printing course at my school. I immediately fell in love with this…
  • Interview with Visual Designer Wael Abul Hamid Saad

    Honey Adraque
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Today, we present to you an artist who is passionate about visual arts and colors that led him to becoming who he is now. He is none other than Wael Abul Hamid Saad, a visual designer from Cairo, Egypt. Let us find out his journey to success as we go through in this interview. Read on and enjoy! Can you tell us a bit of yourself? What do you do? My name is Wael Abul Hamid Saad. I am from Cairo, Egypt I have been passionate about visual arts and colors since early ages I was rejected by fine arts college several times, I have a BSC in Computer science however I don’t believe in academic…
  • Create This Charming Magician with Enchanting Effects in Photoshop

    Maria Semelevich
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create this amazing photo manipulation in Photoshop with plenty of magical details. Also, you will learn how to create a fiery leopard, interesting and useful effects that I created as well as working with the Photoshop tools in getting the desired scene and much more! What you’ll be creating First of all we will create background correct perspective and change the floor. Then we will work on the model and the basic details. Let’s create a fiery leopard and add it to the picture. Then start working on small details to harmonize the…
  • Interview with Illustrator and Creative Director Ricardo Martinez

    Stephen Malapote
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Ricardo Martinez was born in Santiago, Chile of Spanish immigrant parents. He then moved back to Madrid with his family in 1969. An expert in various fields, Ricardo is more than an illustrator and creative director who has worked for numerous editorials and newspapers. His specialty is caricature art and drawing political cartoon/comic strips. Today, let’s read and learn from an experienced artist who has been in the industry for more than 20 years. Enjoy! Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? How did you end up in this industry? I was born in Santiago, Chile. My parents were…
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  • Merge to Panorama in Camera Raw 9

    Dave
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    In the past when you used the Photomerge function in Photoshop (or from Bridge) the original files could be Raw files but the end result was a layered Photoshop document. With this new feature in Camera Raw 9, the resulting pano is also a Raw file. To access this function, open the files from Bridge into Camera Raw In the newly named Filmstrip panel, use the pop-up menu to choose Merge to Panorama. In the Panorama Merge Preview, choose the Projection Method and whether you want to Auto Crop. Click the Merge button to compete the operation, and the pano will appear in the Camera Raw editing…
  • New: Camera Raw 9.0

    Dave
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    Somewhat hidden in the announcement of Lightroom 6/CC was the news that Adobe also updated Camera Raw 9.0. Here are the details, from Adobe: Camera Raw 9.0 is now available as a final release through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. Updates to Camera Raw for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC. New Features Merge to HDR and Panorama Combine your photos to produce panoramas and HDR images in ACR. The merged result is a DNG file and is saved to…
  • Ballet in the Cold

    Dave
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    I was out in Buffalo teaching at the Can Am Photo Expo and had an opportunity to do an interesting photo shoot at Silo City. I was lucky enough to find a ballet-doing model who was willing to brave the cold temperature and pose in the middle of frozen concrete. Here’s a couple of examples….
  • Food & Photography Workshop

    Dave
    4 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    February 21 & 22, 2015 Oldsmar, FL with Joe Glyda $499 (lunches included) – Early Bird price until January 16th: $474 This two-day course will be packed with tips and techniques that Joe Glyda has been using in the commercial field of photography for years.  You will have the opportunity to get hands on in this learning process, working directly with the products in both photographing and post production work. This class will inspire your creativity and provide you with a new set of tools to approach your every day challenges and goals in this industry. DAY ONE - I. The…
  • New Online Training Site

    Dave
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    I am very pleased to announce the launch of the online training component of my web site over at davecrossworkshops.com. There you’ll find both short tutorials and full-length classes on Photoshop – for all skill levels. To start off, much of the content has been complied from various sources, but I’m actively adding new tutorials and classes that are exclusive to this site: online.davecrossworkshops.com Although you can purchase each video individually, the best deal is signing up for a monthly subscription that will give you lifetime access to all the courses and…
 
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    PSD : Photoshop Disasters 

  • TVNZ Our First Home: Funny Looking Swimming Pool

    bev
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Meet the Wardlaw family. They’re renovating their home, and New Zealand TV has the pictures to prove it! Our only question is what’s going on with that front yard?? Is that toxic sludge? Thanks Gerd for sending this in! You can see it in action right here. You might also like: Toys ‘R’ Us: Legs Not Included Zulily: That Buggy Bugs Me Pixar Pals: Racing “Pals” The post TVNZ Our First Home: Funny Looking Swimming Pool appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Sam’s Club: All Aboard The Magic Carpet

    bev
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    “I can show you the worrrrlllldd….”   Aside from the hover-blanket and mom’s invisible legs, my favorite part is the hands. Oh, those hands! Found here. Thanks for sending this in, Christopher. The post Sam’s Club: All Aboard The Magic Carpet appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Slovak Political Party SAS: Oh Hi, Cardboard Guy

    bev
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    Politicians are sometimes accused of being stiff and transparent, but that guy in the middle is taking it to a whole ‘nother level.   This image was found on the Sloboda a Solidarita Facebook page. Thanks for sending it in, Tomas! The post Slovak Political Party SAS: Oh Hi, Cardboard Guy appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love

    bev
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Photoshop and pop culture lately. Mariah Carey’s new album cover maaaaaay have gotten just a wee bit of PS help. (Or a ton). [In Touch Weekly] Can you edit this without removing anything? [Clients From Hell]   Hands down, these are the funniest (and weirdest!) Senior portraits ever taken. [Web Humor] What’s missing from these pictures of Kim Kardashian in Jerusalem? [The Blaze] How to use a B&W layer to adjust the brightness of colors in photos. [PetaPixel] We’ll be back on Monday with more disasters. In the…
  • EZIBUY: Stuck In The Middle

    bev
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    Somebody got a little eraser-happy with this poor lady. As if that strange thigh dent wasn’t bad enough, they managed to give her some denim hip webbing and a club thumb, too. Here’s a close-up: Easiest diet plan ever! Just add Photoshop. Found here. Thanks for sending this in, gktippett! The post EZIBUY: Stuck In The Middle appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Animating Layer Styles, Glyn Dewis, and Logo Design – Episode 414

    Aaron Westgate
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    In this season finale, Corey has a trick on animating with layer styles. Pete and Corey welcome Glyn Dewis who has a tip on retouching sports physiques. Pete closes out the show with a tip on a cool logo design. GlynDewis.com Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 414 is now playing! Download Episode 414 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Cloud Brush and Classic Photo Trick – Episode 413

    Aaron Westgate
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Pete has a tip on using a cloud brush. Kristina Sherk joins Corey on set for a tip on creating eye dimension within your retouch and she also offers a retouching preset to download from her site sharkpixel.com. Corey has a tip on creating a classic photo effect. sharkpixel.com Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 413 is now playing! Download Episode 413 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: CC Markets SVG Files and Animated Effects – Episode 412

    Aaron Westgate
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Corey has a tip on creating animated effects in Photoshop for your video clip. Pete goes more in depth on the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and demonstrates downloading and using .svg files in Photoshop. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 412 is now playing! Download Episode 412 (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: 3D Texture Trick and Downloading Brushes from CC Market – Episode 411

    Aaron Westgate
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Corey has a tutorial about a cool, 3D texture trick. Pete addresses the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and shows how to download and use brushes from there. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 411 is now playing! Download Episode 411 (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: Crafting the Image and 3D Reflections – Episode 410

    Aaron Westgate
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Pete has a tip on crafting your image. Corey answers some viewer mail on creating a 3D reflection within your image and how to do it. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 410 is now playing! Download Episode 410 (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

  • How to Create a Hollywood Smile in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a Hollywood smile. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Cowboy Brush Kit Step 1 Open the image “Cowboy”. Before applying any effects let’s think […] The post How to Create a Hollywood Smile in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • How to Create Chocolate Candies Text Effect in Photoshop

    Razvan Gabriel
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    In the following Photoshop tutorial you will learn to create chocolate candies text effect. 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 Resources Lehn260 Step 1 Create a 600 x600px document, go to View > Show > […] The post How to Create Chocolate Candies Text Effect in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • Create an Eerie Eye Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create an Eerie Eye Photo Manipulation. We will be using blending modes heavily and some standard adjustment layers. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Eye […] The post Create an Eerie Eye Photo Manipulation in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • How to Create an iMac Illustration in Photoshop

    Razvan Gabriel
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    In this tutorial you will learn how to create an iMac illustration in Photoshop. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CC Estimated Completion Time: 35 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Wallpaper Apple Logo Step 1 Create a 600 x600px document, go to View > […] The post How to Create an iMac Illustration in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • How to Place Any Photo on a Big Advertisement Screen in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    In the following Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to place any photo on a big advertisement screen. We will use some simple Photoshop tools and techniques. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Big […] The post How to Place Any Photo on a Big Advertisement Screen in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
 
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    Photoshop Lady

  • Drawing a Human Lip in Photoshop

    admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    This shows you a work through of making a realistic human lip. You can have an idea of how a lip to be made from the draft. You will see how the lip to be painted layer by layer as well as the shadow and reflection to be added on the lip. (View This Tutorial)
  • Manipulating a Retro Photo for a Lady

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    This is going to show you to manipulate a retro photo for a lady. It will go through with you about settings to fill out your canvas with nice random brush and some basics about Blending modes using different stock images. (View This Tutorial)
  • Step by Step to Make a Cool Teenager Portrait

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    Portraits are usually drawn using brushes. Here will show your the work through to make the portrait and how the portrait to be painted layer by layer. You may be able to use similar method to paint your artwork. (View This Tutorial)
  • Inspiration of Artwork for Superhero – Metallic Batman

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    Some of you may love superhero a lot. To enhance the superhero’s style, you may design a new look for him like this showcase. You will see a simple work through to design and paint this fantastic batman. (View This Tutorial)
  • Tips for Painting a Fat Man Portrait

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    In order to draw a good caricature, it’s necessary to develop your skills of observation. Learn to pick out and identify the major shapes of the face and make judgments of which features you plan to exaggerate and which to de-emphasize. (View This Tutorial)
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • How to Draw Realistic Metallic Effects With Pencil

    James Butler
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingCars can be a form of art in themselves, and many artists have created beautiful drawings of them over the years, yet chrome and metal can be difficult to draw and render with just pencils. In this tutorial I will be taking you through my process of creating a fully rendered drawing of a section of a car, from blank paper to the final image.What You Will NeedDrawing paper or newsprintDrawing board (optional)Masking tapePencils (Types 7B to 3H)Mechanical pencils (Types 6B to 2H)Pencil sharpenerSteel rulerBlack coloured pencilTissue paperCotton budsKneaded eraserGum…
  • So You Want to Be an Animator?

    Mary Winkler
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Artwork by Erika Worthylake.Artists within animation have a variety of roles. Often when we think of the art team assembled for an animated show or feature, we focus solely on the animators themselves; often only those doing character animation. While I will cover that role, I'll also consider background animators, clean-up artists, storyboarders, art directors, character designers, and more.Some productions have multiple people for each of these roles, while others ask their artists to wear many hats in order to successfully complete a project. I interviewed an assortment of artists…
  • How to Create a Drinking Straw Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Marius
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    What You'll Be CreatingFor starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the set of shapes that will make up a first pattern brush. You'll learn how to easily create pixel perfect shapes and how to save patterns. Using this first brush, the Shape Builder Tool and some basic effects, you will learn how to create the actual straw pattern brush. Finally, you will learn how to easily recolor your brush and how to create a neat text effect. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter…
  • Celebrate Children's Day in Mexico With a Colorful Postcard!

    Grace Fussell
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    What You'll Be CreatingA globally recognized festival, Children’s Day celebrates children and their well-being. Children’s Day is celebrated in a number of different countries, but since 1925 the event has denoted a very special day for many families in Mexico, where they celebrate the event on 30 April and call it El Día Del Niño. Many schools and communities host special events, and some schools even close for the day, to allow children to share a special day with their families. Gift- and card-giving can be a big part of the celebration; and you too can celebrate El…
  • Updates to the Envato Privacy Policy

    Nicole Bowes
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:27 am
    We wanted to make you aware of some changes to our Privacy Policy. We’re committed to ensuring that our Privacy Policy clearly sets out how we manage your identifying information (“personal information”) while also reflecting some important aspects of Australian privacy (called “data protection” in Europe) and SPAM laws.The new policy goes into effect on May 1, so this is a quick heads up. You can read the new Privacy Policy here: envato.com/privacy.So what’s going to change?We’ve re-written the Privacy Policy to make it easier to understand and have a consistent…
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  • Lightroom CC/Camera Raw FAQ

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    I’ve assembled some Q & A around to Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer. Will the prior version of Lightroom be uninstalled? Where can I find training materials for Lightroom? What features are GPU accelerated in Lightroom and Camera Raw? What are the hardware/software requirements? Why am I not seeing the Lightroom CC upgrade/download in the Creative Cloud application? Are Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC the same thing? Where can I find the Lightroom 6 trial? Is Lightroom…
  • Update on OS support for next major release of Photoshop

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release of Photoshop CC will require Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or above. Customers running older versions of Mac OS X, such as 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion), can continue to run and install the current Creative Cloud applications, but will not be able to install or run the next major release of Photoshop until they upgrade to a supported version of OS X. Apple provides a free update to the latest version of OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Creative Cloud Desktop will continue to be supported on OS…
  • Photoshop 25th Anniversary Coverage

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Thank you to each and everyone of our amazing and talented customers for 25 great years! I’ll be keeping a running archive of links covering Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary. Share your links and thoughts in the comments below. Events: Computer History Museum: Mastering the Pixel: 25 Years of Photoshop Adobe: Photoshop Team Blog: Happy 25th Anniversary Photoshop! Dreams From The Digital Darkroom — 25 Years Of Photoshop 25 Years of Photoshop Terry White Demonstrates Photoshop 1.0 News Articles: Celebrating our 25th Anniversary with Jimmy Kimmel Live! KelbyOne: Happy Birthday, Adobe…
  • Photoshop 2014.2.2 Update Now Available

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:23 pm
    How to get the updates Photoshop 2014.2.2 Update (12/10/2014) Photoshop 2014.2.2 Update (12/10/2014) 12/10/2014 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2014 update version 2014.2.2 (Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues: Move Tool – Toggle auto select shortcut changed Tool Tips in the Libraries panel not displaying Dragging assets into Libraries panel too quickly doesn’t capture asset Issue rendering some SVGs Extract Assets: PNG8 file size is too large Recent file list causing large delays loading Welcome Screen Extract Assets: Files are not scaled correctly (nested…
  • Photoshop Touch Updates for iOS and Android Devices (1.3.5/1.7.5) Now Available

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    Photoshop Touch updates for iOS and Android—phone (v1.3.5) and tablet (v1.7.5)—are now available on the App Store and Google Play. What’s New: Added support for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Updated the manual upload & download of files to Creative Cloud Removed automatic sync of files to Creative Cloud Fixed miscellaneous bugs in the app Due to changes with our Creative Cloud file syncing services, automatic syncing has been removed from Photoshop Touch. Make sure you’re on the latest version. This is part of a larger effort to improve features, functionality and reliability of our…
 
 
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  • What Lenses You Should Buy for Portrait and Wedding Photography

    Jodi Friedman
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
      * This is a reprint of a popular article from the past that addresses one of the most asked questions on the MCP Facebook Group: “what lens should I use for (insert specialty) photography?”     Of course, there is no right or wrong answer, and there are an exponential number of external factors that play into this decision: what is the space like, how much room will you have, is there enough light, and how many people in the frame, and what type of photography are you doing, just to name a few.  So, we took this to MCP’s Facebook Page and asked users their…
  • Making a Newborn Prop Photo Pop

    MCP Actions
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    This Blueprint was created by Blythe Harlan, an MCP Actions customer who showed us how to make this fun newborn photography prop earlier in the week here.  She explains below how she has saved time using our products and she shared an example of how she edits her newborn photos using our products. “I exclusively use MCP actions to edit all of my photos.  My two favorite action sets are Inspire and Newborn Necessities, but I own a lot of other MCP sets that I use often. With two small children, editing has to be quick or it will never get done.  When time is already spread thin, I…
  • 5 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Lightroom 6 / Lightroom CC

    Erin Peloquin
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week, Adobe released its latest Lightroom upgrade. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 is now available as a standalone product. In addition, subscribers to Adobe’s Creative Cloud are now able to download the corresponding upgrade to their Lightroom installations – called Lightroom CC – it is the cloud version of LR 6. This is a great upgrade! Here are the main reasons we think you will LOVE LR 6 / CC: 1. Facial recognition.  This much-requested feature will now make tagging your photos with names quick and automatic. As you can see from the screenshot below, identifying…
  • Make a DIY Box Airplane Prop for Newborn Photography

    MCP Actions
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
      As a hobbyist photographer, I love taking those sweet posed newborn pictures for my friends and family whenever a new bundle of joy arrives.  However, I don’t always have the money to spend on all the adorable props I want. The solution, DIY (do it yourself) props. My most recent DIY is this fun airplane prop made out of a cardboard box. The idea came from Repeat Crafter Me — and showed how to make a cardboard plane for kids to play in.  I took this idea one step further by painting it, using hot glue instead of tape and securing the wings to create a newborn…
  • An Easy Recipe to Edit Close-Up Portrait Images

    Jodi Friedman
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Edit Portraits 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 our products and see what they can do for your work.
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  • Photos – New Cars at New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015

    photoframd
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Several new production cars were introduced at The New York International Auto Show 2015. This year saw the return of the Lincoln Continental and it is a thing of beauty! I just wished they displayed it in a better color. The navy blue does not do it justice.  The Buick Avenir, Buick Cascada Convertible, Nissan Maxima all made big debuts.  And, who doesn’t want to see the new Corvette or a Maserati?? All photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-55mm EF-S lens. Photos – New Cars at New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015 at Javits NYC Photos – Concept Cars at New…
  • Photos – Concept Cars at New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015

    photoframd
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Concept cars at the New York International Auto Show 2015 never disappoint. They show trends and design innovations which may ultimately make their way into production vehicles. And ,the colors are wild! Just look at the Viper below. That is two sides of the same car – one purple and one green! All photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-55mm EF-S lens. Photos – New Cars at New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015 at Javits NYC Photos – Concept Cars at New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015 Photos – More from New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015 Photos…
  • Photos – More from New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015

    photoframd
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Here are some additional photos from the New York International Auto Show 2015. All photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-55mm EF-S lens. Photos – New Cars at New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015 at Javits NYC Photos – Concept Cars at New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015 Photos – More from New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2015 Photos – New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2014 at Javits NYC Photos – Concept Cars and More at New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2014 Photos – Walking around at New York International Auto Show NYIAS 2014 Photos…
  • Finding Neverland the Musical on Broadway – Curtain Call with Photos

    photoframd
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Finding Neverland strikes an interesting balance. Based on the Johnny Depp movie, we all know where the story is headed, but it still manages to surprise. There is Broadway Magic but there is also magic. The musical even blurs the line towards the end when they recreate the famous bedroom scene in the actual bedroom of the kids that inspired the musical. It is very charming. I loved the glimpse at the behind-the-scenes production. It is a musical about putting on a musical after all. You get to see how they make Tinkerbell flutter … after being amazed at how they do it. They even…
  • Mad Men Bench in NYC to Mark the Final Season

    photoframd
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:57 pm
    What better way to commemorate the final season of AMC’s Mad Men, than to put Don Draper in the heart of New York City.  AMC too the iconic silhouette from the opening credits and created a bench in front of the Time-Life Building, the fictional home of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.  They even renamed the corner Mad Men and Don Draper Way.  You can see it yourself on Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Ave) between 50th St & 51st St. for the next few weeks. All photos taken with the Canon Powershot G7 X   Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Google •…
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  • My Take On Lightroom CC

    22 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Click on image to enlargeOkay, it been a day since the launch of Adobe Lightroom CC (or 6 if you're going the purchase route rather than the subscription model).  The first thing I noticed is that Adobe still ties LR to Photoshop with the official name being Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (LR).  I suppose the thinking is that LR is a subset of Adobe Photoshop CC.  LR is the only product I can see that has the PS hook.  I don't see Adobe Photoshop Illustrator CC.  It's just Adobe Illustrator.  Same with Premiere and the rest of their Creative Cloud offerings. …
  • On Safari With Photoshop Thanks To Glyn Dewis

    10 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    Click on image to enlarge.I recently picked up a copy of Glyn Dewis’ new book titled “ThePhotoshop Workbook”.  I’ve been a fan of Glyn’s ever since Scott Kelby “discovered” him and started bringing him over to “Photoshop World”.  In the first chapter he shows an image he made of a couple giraffes out on the savannah.  I said to myself “self, we have a couple images of giraffes from the Bronx Zoo”, hmmm.  I thought I might be able to do a reasonable takeoff on his image.  From his description it seemed he had a fairly easy time extracting the…
  • Luminosity Masks in Lightroom? Who Knew.

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Somebody must have known.  I was flipping through some Youtube  videos over the weekend (there's nothing but junk on regular television anymore) and came across a session on Luminosity Masks (LM) in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (LR).  I went back this morning to try to find the author/presenter.  No luck.  That's too bad, because I'd like to give him (it was a male voice) credit.  (Whoever you are, either let me know or take this as having given you the credit you deserve.)  [Update: Thanks to reader Steve who let me know the fellow's name was Wayne…
  • Dodging And Burning In Photoshop Using Curves

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    How would you like to have ultimate control of your dodging and  (D&B) in Adobe Photoshop (PS)?  I have to confess, lately I've been doing a lot of D&B using the Adjustment Brush in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (LR).  You can go either way, but last night I was asked about D&B in PS.  I've written about the technique a few times before, but I guess it's time to revisit it.  A buddy of mine has the "Photographer's Bundle" from Adobe.  She pays her $9.99 (in the US) each month and doesn't use LR at all.  She says she looked at it and thought it…
  • Light Slashes As Lead In Lines In Photoshop

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    I've shown today's image to a couple friends and the reaction has been "nice composite".  The problem is --- it's not a composite.  It's the way it was actually taken. There was a guy walking up along the crest of the rocks.  The clouds were moving by at a pretty fast clip and the rocks at Pemiquid Light are that fantastic. You can find any shade of gray you'd like and the shades repeat and repeat.  The out building are painted the color red that you'd pick if you were creating a set for photography.  You can plant your tripod at any degree of a complete…
 
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  • Sharpening using the High Pass filter

    davro
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:21 am
    In this video we look at some of the option we have when using the High Pass filter to sharpen images. Some of the topics covered in this video include:- Image resizing Blend modes Layer masks Gradient tool Brushes Recorded in Elements but easy to follow in all versions of Photoshop       High Pass Sharpening   Members can view and download the video :- No ads, pop-ups or watermarks The video has call-out showing all the shortcuts used. The start image is included so you can work along with the video Members click HERE to view and download the video Not a member? Then why…
  • End of the Pier Photoshop Elements

    davro
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
      In this video we take a look at creating something that's just a little bit different using the Transform tool. The effect gives the impression of extending the image into the distance Some of the tools used include:- Transform tool Move tool Layer styles Adjustment layers Short cuts  Tips and tricks       Members can view and download the video :- No ads, pop-ups or watermarks The video has call-out showing all the shortcuts used. The start image is included so you can work along with the video Members click HERE to view and download the video Not a member? Then why…
  • Creating a frame Template in Elements and Photoshop

    davro
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
      After a suggestion from a visitor to my website, we take a look at saving the Curved Photo effect as a template in this video. This will allow us to add images with ease, change the background and yet keep it all fully adjustable. Recorded in Elements but easy to follow in all versions of Photoshop Some topics covered include:- Selections Stroke borders Linking layers Transform tool Saving the template Copying new images to the template Clipping layers   Click the button  to view the Curled Photo effect video   Elements video Photoshop Video       Members can…
  • Retouching Using Tones and Textures Frequency Separation

    davro
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    In this video we take a look at retouch an image using frequency separation. This will allows us to work on the tones and textures separately making it easier for us to retouch portraits.   Before and After click to view Image by Brian Crouch Photography The finished image   Members can view and download the video :- The members video has call-out showing all the shortcuts used Members click Here to view and download the video 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 your…
  • Resizing and Selective Sharping in Photoshop Elements

    davro
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    In this video we look at the workflow we can use taking a finished .psd image and outputting it for print, digital projection or web use. Some of the tools used in Elements include:- Image Duplication Image Size Adjust Sharpness Selective Sharpening Saving as a jpg Squirrel Click to view Members can view and download the video :- The members video has call-out showing all the shortcuts used Members click Here to view and download the video 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 your…
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  • HDR in Adobe Camera Raw 9

    Eric Renno
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:16 am
    If you use Adobe Camera Raw as opposed to Lightroom, and there's still a few of us left, you'll love one of the updates to ACR. No more need to go to HDR pro or Photoshop to do panoramas, they're right here in our favourite editor; The post HDR in Adobe Camera Raw 9 appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Vintage Portrait Effect with Photoshop

    Michael Hoffman
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:29 pm
    In this video, what's old is new. We'll look at the restoration process in reverse! We'll take a modern image, and explore ways to simulate the vintage look of vintage photographs. While there are plug-ins that can do some of this work for you, I rather like the hand-crafted, unique results that you get when you experiment with different effects and techniques, and that's exactly what we'll do here. The post Vintage Portrait Effect with Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 30 Second Photoshop – Colour Match Layers

    Eric Renno
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Quickly match the color of your composite layers with this quick tip. The post 30 Second Photoshop – Colour Match Layers appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Retouching Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop

    Eric Renno
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    In this video I do a spot of retouching using frequency separation in Photoshop. This is a great technique and can get some amazing results very quickly. The post Retouching Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Macphun Noiseless – First Look

    Richard Hales
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Noise has been a bette-noir of the digital photographer since the first digital images were created and it persists to this day even with the massive strides the camera companies have made with technology to minimise it. All that said the problem is still out there and evident in every camera from the high-end DSLR through to your smartphone camera. The post Macphun Noiseless – First Look appeared first on TipSquirrel.
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    Photoshop Tutorials @ Designstacks

  • How to Create a Digital Photo Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS6

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    In this tutorial, it will show you the steps to turning a regular photo into an eye-catching fashion illustration using lighting effects and colour correction in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS6 with the size 1000px by 1500px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with #030221 color the new background layer. Find a stock photo with a dancer posing on studio, I used this photo from Shutterstock. I would like to thank…
  • Forgotten Halloween – Dark photo manipulation tutorial

    Jenny Le
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    In this tutorial I”ll show you how to create a dark photo manipulation called “Forgotten Halloween”. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks, create a dark and eerie atmosphere and work with lighting effect. The Final Image Required Resources: Forest   http://frostbo.deviantart.com/art/Premade-Background-13-269132903 Crow  http://cyborgsuzystock.deviantart.com/art/birdy-18-raven-25350206 Gravestones   http://free-stock-by-wayne.deviantart.com/art/Gravestone-Set-02-377259793 Cobweb brushes  …
  • Create the Dragan photo effect in Photoshop

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    In 2003 Polish physicist Andrzej Dragan picked up a camera and started creating some fascinating portraits that expressed the depth of the person and their character by enhancing facial features usually hidden away in modern photography. His process, which became know as the Dragan effect typically involves high micro contrast portraits that emphasize the detail of the human face. Wrinkles, pores, lines and dark eyes are all accentuated  to create a greater of level of depth in the subject. Achieving this effect in Photoshop is fairly straight forward but with most techniques each photo…
  • Create a Deer Abstraction with Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a deer abstraction with Photoshop. You’ll’ learn how to combine abstract elements, work with textures and create lighting effect. The Final Image Required Resources: Deer     http://pixabay.com/en/deer-stag-antler-wildlife-animals-285149/ Abstract shape   http://jennyle88.deviantart.com/art/Abstract-Shapes-1-439476956 Render   http://fmdesigner.deviantart.com/art/Abstract-2-0037-358069033 Circles   http://mediamilitia.com/circular-design-pack-67-free-vectors/ Particles  …
  • Non-destructive dodge and burn in Photoshop

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    Dodging and Burning are some of the oldest and most fundamental techniques in the history photo retouching. The term dates back to the dark room where photographers over expose some areas while under exposing other areas in the photo to achieve an overall better exposure (more detail in the blown out / underexposed areas, increase contrast etc). Since the early days of digital post processing Photoshop made these tools available to us without having to leave our computer. The problem with these tools however is that by their nature they destructive i.e. using these tools changes the source…
 
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    Photoshop Tutorials @ Designstacks

  • How to Create a Digital Photo Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS6

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    In this tutorial, it will show you the steps to turning a regular photo into an eye-catching fashion illustration using lighting effects and colour correction in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS6 with the size 1000px by 1500px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with #030221 color the new background layer. Find a stock photo with a dancer posing on studio, I used this photo from Shutterstock. I would like to thank…
  • Forgotten Halloween – Dark photo manipulation tutorial

    Jenny Le
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    In this tutorial I”ll show you how to create a dark photo manipulation called “Forgotten Halloween”. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks, create a dark and eerie atmosphere and work with lighting effect. The Final Image Required Resources: Forest   http://frostbo.deviantart.com/art/Premade-Background-13-269132903 Crow  http://cyborgsuzystock.deviantart.com/art/birdy-18-raven-25350206 Gravestones   http://free-stock-by-wayne.deviantart.com/art/Gravestone-Set-02-377259793 Cobweb brushes  …
  • Create the Dragan photo effect in Photoshop

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    In 2003 Polish physicist Andrzej Dragan picked up a camera and started creating some fascinating portraits that expressed the depth of the person and their character by enhancing facial features usually hidden away in modern photography. His process, which became know as the Dragan effect typically involves high micro contrast portraits that emphasize the detail of the human face. Wrinkles, pores, lines and dark eyes are all accentuated  to create a greater of level of depth in the subject. Achieving this effect in Photoshop is fairly straight forward but with most techniques each photo…
  • Create a Deer Abstraction with Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a deer abstraction with Photoshop. You’ll’ learn how to combine abstract elements, work with textures and create lighting effect. The Final Image Required Resources: Deer     http://pixabay.com/en/deer-stag-antler-wildlife-animals-285149/ Abstract shape   http://jennyle88.deviantart.com/art/Abstract-Shapes-1-439476956 Render   http://fmdesigner.deviantart.com/art/Abstract-2-0037-358069033 Circles   http://mediamilitia.com/circular-design-pack-67-free-vectors/ Particles  …
  • Non-destructive dodge and burn in Photoshop

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    Dodging and Burning are some of the oldest and most fundamental techniques in the history photo retouching. The term dates back to the dark room where photographers over expose some areas while under exposing other areas in the photo to achieve an overall better exposure (more detail in the blown out / underexposed areas, increase contrast etc). Since the early days of digital post processing Photoshop made these tools available to us without having to leave our computer. The problem with these tools however is that by their nature they destructive i.e. using these tools changes the source…
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  • The Basics of Illustrator Vector Manipulation

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Advertise here with BSAAdobe Illustrator is a powerful vector program made for digital and print designers. Vector shapes are made to scale without any quality loss, which makes them quite different from pixel graphics. This means vector graphics can be manipulated differently and under different contexts which may be confusing for new designers. In this post I’d like to cover a brief how-to process of vector manipulation in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll explain the absolute basics of shape tools and how to manipulate them. Photoshop users who are familiar with vectors will recognize…
  • TemplateMonster Spring Sale Ending Today 40% Off

    Dustin Martin
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    Advertise here with BSAWe wanted to pass along a nice sale going on at TemplateMonster. If you are looking for a template you get 40% off all templates. Head over and take advantage of this before it ends.
  • 35 Best Premium Shopify Themes for E-commerce Web Shops

    Jake Rocheleau
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Advertise here with BSALooking for a captivating layout to entice potential customers into your webshop? Well look no further than these brilliant Shopify ecommerce themes! Shopify is one of the safest content management systems that you could use to build an online store. Along with a manageable backend panel the entire website is often easy to customize with a unique theme. In this post I’ve collected 35 unique website themes for Shopify. The designs are brilliantly hand-crafted to work with practically any market or product. Regardless of what you’re selling it shouldn’t…
  • How To Use Photoshop Adjustment Layers

    Jake Rocheleau
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    Advertise here with BSAMost people who are familiar with photo editing should know about image adjustments. These are used to affect a photo’s levels in light & color. The only problem with using typical adjustments is that they can damage an image’s pixels permanently. This brief how-to will explain the benefits of using an adjustment layer instead of a typical adjustment. Non-destructive workflow is crucial to becoming a master of Photoshop. We’ll be using many of the same tools and interfaces but they’ll be applied onto a separate layer rather than directly onto…
  • 37 Best Websites for Online Tools & Design Resources

    Jake Rocheleau
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Advertise here with BSAFree online tools have reshaped the way designers work on digital projects. The Internet is full of amazing resources for free photos, code libraries, icon sets, and loads of other splendiferous goodies. It can be difficult keeping up with new websites so I’ve organized this collection of the best modern resources and online tools for designers. Everything in this gallery is 100% free to use in any type of project work. Many sites are resource-driven which share free graphics or code snippets. Other sites behave more like web applications where you can build…
 
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    Layers Magazine

  • Check out the Lightroom CC Launch

    RC Concepcion
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!! Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time! 1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s the link..  2. We did THREE live Lightroom CC Webcasts (the fourth is coming up in 15 minutes) at this link (7pm EDT) 3.  GET THIS: B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, for today and tomorrow. A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Adobe Photography Bundle…
  • Dealing with Exposure Problems (the Highlights and Shadows Sliders) in Lightroom

    Scott Kelby
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    I always think of the Highlights and Shadows sliders as “problem solvers.” Sometimes the problems are caused by what I did in-camera (I took a shot where I let the highlights get clipped, or I took a shot where my subject is backlit and they are pretty much a silhouette), or these problems happen in Lightroom because of other changes I’ve made with other sliders. Step One: Here, we’ll use that same shot we just used for Auto Tone in the previous technique, since it has a number of exposure problems (I reset it here to the original version). When I took the shot, I let part of the sky…
  • Dynamic Linking Between Premiere and After Effects

    Daniel
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    Daniel helps remove the mystery behind Dynamic Linking, and shows you how easy Dynamic Linking can be between Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. Videoblocks.com is a members-only site offering a one-stop shop for stock video, where members can find video, backgrounds, and After Effects projects to meet their project’s needs and demands. In this tutorial, Daniel uses Videoblocks to find master shots of unique city locations, and b-roll clips.
  • Exporting Video With an Alpha Channel from After Effects

    Daniel
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Daniel describes how to export graphics and video clips with alpha channels in After Effects. Videoblocks.com is a members-only site offering a one-stop shop for stock video, where members can find video, backgrounds, and After Effects projects to meet their project’s needs and demands. In this tutorial, Daniel uses Videoblocks to find master shots of unique city locations, and b-roll clips.
  • Fixing Backlit Photos

    Scott Kelby
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    By Scott Kelby Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers One of the most common digital photography problems is photos where the subject is backlit, so it is almost a black silhouette. I think it’s so common because the human eye adjusts for backlit situations so well that, to our naked eye, everything looks great, but the camera exposes much differently and that shot that looked very balanced when you took it, really looks like what you see below. The Shadows slider (which replaced the Fill Light slider in the Basic panel), does the best job of fixing this…
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    Vectips

  • Don’t Conform! Next Level Infographic Vector Elements

    Mary Winkler
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Infographics can be bland, boring, and run of the mill, but you don’t have to conform! Get your message out clearly and stand out by taking your infographic vector elements to the next level. Create trendy smooth infographic vector elements and a poster design with simple shapes and limited colors in under an hour with this tutorial! We’ll make our own simple custom lettering, populate the design with simple shapes, and use only four colors. Tutorial Details: Trendy Infographic Vector Elements Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics…
  • You’ll Be In Stitches Over This Stitched Letter Vector Effect!

    Sands
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    If you found the previous Letterpress, Sketchy, and Metal type treatment tutorials useful, then you are going to like this Stitched Letter Vector Effect tutorial. Like the previous tutorials, this one relies heavily on the Appearance panel, making it easy to edit the text and apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements.   Final Image: Stitched Letter Vector Effect Below is the final stitched letter vector effect treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: Stitched Letter Vector Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered:…
  • Fresh and Artful Watercolor Text Vector Effect

    Sands
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:57 pm
    With the onset of spring, I often think of pastels, fresh airy designs, and watercolor effects. So, in the following tutorial I will explain how to create a couple watercolor brushes, transfer those to a watercolor text vector effect, and at the end of the tutorial you can download some Free Vectips Watercolor Brushes!   Notes: Watercolor Text Vector Effect This watercolor text vector effect tutorial was created with Illustrator CS3. Keyboard shortcuts are displayed in orange. ⌘ is displayed for the Command key (mac), with the Ctrl key being the Windows equivalent (not displayed).
  • 30 Minutes to Custom 3D Split Text Vector Effect!

    Mary Winkler
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Take your text art for a spin with this split 3D split text vector effect. Add dimension to your work in as quick as 20 minutes with this tutorial!     Tutorial Details: 3D Split Text Vector Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Text Effect, Extrude & Bevel, Gradients Estimated Completion Time: 20 Minutes Final Image: 3D Split Text Vector Effect Step 1: 3D Split Text Vector Effect Start your 3D split text vector effect with a New Document created in Adobe Illustrator CC. Use the Type Tool (T) to write out a word or a couple…
  • Heavy Metal Design: Brushed Metal Texture Vector Tutorial

    Sands
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Want to create a sleek and modern metal icon suite? Need a brushed metal texture vector background? With this brushed metal texture vector tutorial you’ll be able to learn this super useful technique in just minutes. This brushed metal technique utilizes Illustrator’s Effects and is pretty simplistic when you break it down – easy to replicate numerous times. You can use the brushed metal texture in almost anything, but I find myself using it in icons, logos, and interfaces. Notes: Brushed Metal Texture Vector This brushed metal texture vector tutorial was created with…
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  • Illustrator Tutorial: Water Slide

    Bao Nguyen
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    Riding on a water slide is one of the most enjoyable things to do in the summer. Today, you will learn how to create a water slide text effect using Adobe Illustrator. Firstly, you will learn how to create the letter shapes using the Pen Tool. Secondly, you will create a stream of water using an artistic brush along with blend technique. As we go along, you will use the basic tools, blend technique and vector shape building techniques to create the ladder. Finally, you will create a beautiful background with sky, sea surface and sand bank. So let’s get started.Create a New Document1.
  • Illustrator Special Effects #16: Abstract Blue Background

    Nikola Adzic
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    After studying this simple tutorial, you will learn many useful and necessary techniques that will help you to create a nice blue background. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use a very useful Mesh Tool, along with the basic shape tools, in order to create various abstract elements. Let’s get started!1. Open up a new document and set the dimensions of the Artboard to about 800 x 600px. Now grab the Rectangle Tool (M) and make a rectangle that is the same size as your artboard. While the object is still selected, choose the black (R=0, G=0, B=0) in the Color panel to set…
  • Premium Tutorial: Low Poly Mountain with Background

    chrisflynn
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a Low Poly Mountain with some low poly background elements using Adobe Illustrator. I’ll mostly be drawing shapes and using the solid color to accomplish the desired result. If you’re familiar with Illustrator you should be able to follow along relatively easily. The post Premium Tutorial: Low Poly Mountain with Background appeared first on Vector Diary.Related posts:Premium Tutorial: Music Background Illustrator Tutorial: Making a Nail Cutter Illustrator Tutorial: Cup of Tea
  • Illustrator Tutorial: Making a Nail Cutter

    Michael Brown
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a nail cutter using Adobe Illustrator. I’ll mostly be drawing shapes and be using the Gradient Tool to accomplish the desired effect. If you’re familiar with Illustrator, you should be able to follow along easily. We will start by dividing the whole project into three parts. 10 to 15 steps are included in each part together with a separate layer. In the end, we will just arrange the layers and get the desired result. Now let’s start. Part 11. Select the Pen Tool (p) and create a shape and fill the object with Gradient…
  • Illustrator Special Effects #15: Vector Jeans Texture Background

    Nikola Adzic
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    After studying this simple tutorial, you will learn many useful and necessary techniques that will help you to create a realistic jeans texture. You’ll learn how to create stitching, apply fabric textures, and create seams using the Mesh Tool. Let’s get started!1. Create a blank document and set the Artboard dimensions to about 800 x 600px. Grab the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a rectangle which dimensions should be set to about 700 x 415px. Now, go to the Gradient Panel and fill the selected object with radial gradients as shown below: light blue (R=158 G=177 B=191) and medium…
 
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  • How to Draw Realistic Metallic Effects With Pencil

    James Butler
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingCars can be a form of art in themselves, and many artists have created beautiful drawings of them over the years, yet chrome and metal can be difficult to draw and render with just pencils. In this tutorial I will be taking you through my process of creating a fully rendered drawing of a section of a car, from blank paper to the final image.What You Will NeedDrawing paper or newsprintDrawing board (optional)Masking tapePencils (Types 7B to 3H)Mechanical pencils (Types 6B to 2H)Pencil sharpenerSteel rulerBlack coloured pencilTissue paperCotton budsKneaded eraserGum…
  • So You Want to Be an Animator?

    Mary Winkler
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Artwork by Erika Worthylake.Artists within animation have a variety of roles. Often when we think of the art team assembled for an animated show or feature, we focus solely on the animators themselves; often only those doing character animation. While I will cover that role, I'll also consider background animators, clean-up artists, storyboarders, art directors, character designers, and more.Some productions have multiple people for each of these roles, while others ask their artists to wear many hats in order to successfully complete a project. I interviewed an assortment of artists…
  • How to Create a Drinking Straw Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Marius
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    What You'll Be CreatingFor starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the set of shapes that will make up a first pattern brush. You'll learn how to easily create pixel perfect shapes and how to save patterns. Using this first brush, the Shape Builder Tool and some basic effects, you will learn how to create the actual straw pattern brush. Finally, you will learn how to easily recolor your brush and how to create a neat text effect. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter…
  • Celebrate Children's Day in Mexico With a Colorful Postcard!

    Grace Fussell
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    What You'll Be CreatingA globally recognized festival, Children’s Day celebrates children and their well-being. Children’s Day is celebrated in a number of different countries, but since 1925 the event has denoted a very special day for many families in Mexico, where they celebrate the event on 30 April and call it El Día Del Niño. Many schools and communities host special events, and some schools even close for the day, to allow children to share a special day with their families. Gift- and card-giving can be a big part of the celebration; and you too can celebrate El…
  • Updates to the Envato Privacy Policy

    Nicole Bowes
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:27 am
    We wanted to make you aware of some changes to our Privacy Policy. We’re committed to ensuring that our Privacy Policy clearly sets out how we manage your identifying information (“personal information”) while also reflecting some important aspects of Australian privacy (called “data protection” in Europe) and SPAM laws.The new policy goes into effect on May 1, so this is a quick heads up. You can read the new Privacy Policy here: envato.com/privacy.So what’s going to change?We’ve re-written the Privacy Policy to make it easier to understand and have a consistent…
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  • “Jade” Vector Art Print Kickstarter Campaign

    Ad@m
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
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  • Save time and money when buying stock vectors

    Ad@m
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Search multiple stock libraries at the same time We couldn’t position ourselves as the ultimate source for vector art without backing it up. The UVSE (Ultimate Vector Search Engine) is the embodiment of that idea. To round up the best. Get you to it quicker. And if we play our cards right – save you […]
  • Vectorvault Vectors on Shutterstock

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    31 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    A solid library of Vector Tools Shutterstock has a diverse range of outstanding vector stock art to choose from. Including Vectorvault Vectors:
  • 2015 Vector Logo Lockups – 13 vectors 1 file

    Ad@m
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    You’re going to need a few of these It never fails, every year brings new projects. And for some reason, many clients feel it necessary to identify the year in the logo. As if to immortalize the project for future marketing scholars to study. Start the year off right Round up the right tools now […]
  • Organize your Vector Toolbox

    Ad@m
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Numbered and logically organized All of our vectorvault products are produced with highest quality and attention to detail. When you collect vectorvault vectors, you can rest assured that the files will be right where you want them when you need them. And you’ll have no problem locating the one that you need. We designed it […]
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  • Why I Stopped Freelancing

    sam@samuelryan.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    My first three years out of university were with three different employers. My responsibilities ranged from Flash games to HTML templates to ecommerce coding. They were all fine jobs, and each paid more than the previous, but none were quite right for me at the time. I was probably a bit of an entitled twenty-something as well. So after saving up a little cash (and having been newly married), I became a full-time freelancer at age 25. For the next ten years, the freelance life was good to me. I sometimes worked until 2AM on a Sunday. I sometimes slept until noon on a…
 
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  • HDR in Adobe Camera Raw 9

    Eric Renno
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:16 am
    If you use Adobe Camera Raw as opposed to Lightroom, and there's still a few of us left, you'll love one of the updates to ACR. No more need to go to HDR pro or Photoshop to do panoramas, they're right here in our favourite editor; The post HDR in Adobe Camera Raw 9 appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Vintage Portrait Effect with Photoshop

    Michael Hoffman
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:29 pm
    In this video, what's old is new. We'll look at the restoration process in reverse! We'll take a modern image, and explore ways to simulate the vintage look of vintage photographs. While there are plug-ins that can do some of this work for you, I rather like the hand-crafted, unique results that you get when you experiment with different effects and techniques, and that's exactly what we'll do here. The post Vintage Portrait Effect with Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 30 Second Photoshop – Colour Match Layers

    Eric Renno
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Quickly match the color of your composite layers with this quick tip. The post 30 Second Photoshop – Colour Match Layers appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Retouching Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop

    Eric Renno
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    In this video I do a spot of retouching using frequency separation in Photoshop. This is a great technique and can get some amazing results very quickly. The post Retouching Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Macphun Noiseless – First Look

    Richard Hales
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Noise has been a bette-noir of the digital photographer since the first digital images were created and it persists to this day even with the massive strides the camera companies have made with technology to minimise it. All that said the problem is still out there and evident in every camera from the high-end DSLR through to your smartphone camera. The post Macphun Noiseless – First Look appeared first on TipSquirrel.
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