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  • Using Field Blur in Photoshop

    Planet Photoshop
    Rose
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    It basically enables you to add depth of field to flat images, and build a gradient of blurs using multiple blur points with different amounts of blur. This tutorial will show you how to use the Field Blur filter to make photos look more interesting by creating out-of-focus areas, along with masks and selections, plus a cool and easy way to create awesome bokeh effects. Tutorial Assets 1.Clean by threephin 2.Red Rose by Jim Bahn 3.Christmas Lights — Nov 30 by Lindsey Turner Working with Pins STEP ONE: Open the clean image, Right-click the Background layer, and choose Convert to Smart…
  • I’m Calling In Tired!

    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider
    Scott Kelby
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Greetings from New York where by whatever time you read this, I’ll probably still be sound asleep.I’m feeling MUCH better (despite the fact that my voice sounds just awful), but I had a crazy busy, awesome, fun, tiring, exhausting, I’m really toast kind of day, so I’m kinda calling in “Tired.” (you can do that, right?)Lots to share next week (the Mylio launch and party last night was just so cool)!Today (Friday), I’ve got two sessions then I’m off to the airport:> 10:45 am — “How to Shoot Sports Like a Pro” at Canon’s…
  • My Favorite Plug-ins from OnOne Just Got Better

    Lightroom Killer Tips
    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features: • They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. I’ve spoken many times to the engineers and folks at onOne…
  • Create This Eerie Haunted House Scene for Halloween

    Photoshop Tutorials
    Johan Sandu
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Have you ever wanted to live in a haunted house? I don’t! But that won’t stop us in creating a eerie photo manipulation with dead trees, ghosts and a haunted house. Fire up Photoshop and let’s begin! What you’ll be creating In this tutorial we will create an eerie photo manipulation. You will need Photoshop CS5 or newer in order to follow this tutorial. Tutorial Resources Sky – freeimages.com Moon – wikipedia Grass – Lemondjinn House – moonglowlily Birds BRush  – redheadstock Fog Brush - elizavetbrushes Skulls – elevit-stock Cross…
  • Content of Selections Class

    Dave Cross - the website
    Dave
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Here’s the outline of what’s covered in my Selections, Channels & Masks class. (Don’t forget the free bonus class you get with purchase). Selections, Channels & Masks 1. Intro Chapter 1: Fundamentals 2. Why make selections 3. “End up with” Chapter 2: Selection tools 4. Marquee  tools 5. Lasso tools 6. Magic Wand 7. Quick Selection 8. Pen Tool Bonus: A better way to Feather Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning Selections 9. Keyboard Shortcuts 10. Refine Edge 11. Transform Selection 12. The Select Menu (Modify options) Bonus: Temporary adjustments Bonus: Dealing with Hair…
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    Planet Photoshop

  • Using Field Blur in Photoshop

    Rose
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    It basically enables you to add depth of field to flat images, and build a gradient of blurs using multiple blur points with different amounts of blur. This tutorial will show you how to use the Field Blur filter to make photos look more interesting by creating out-of-focus areas, along with masks and selections, plus a cool and easy way to create awesome bokeh effects. Tutorial Assets 1.Clean by threephin 2.Red Rose by Jim Bahn 3.Christmas Lights — Nov 30 by Lindsey Turner Working with Pins STEP ONE: Open the clean image, Right-click the Background layer, and choose Convert to Smart…
  • Fresh Glossy Text Effect

    Rose
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    This tutorial will show you a simple way to create a cool, fresh, glossy text effect using layer styles and a couple of images. Tutorial Assets 1. Franks Font 2. Water Splash 3 by Moonglowlilly 3. Water Drops by Gex78 4. Gradient-Shapes for Photoshop by ilnanny (Load the CHROMES.grd file) STEP ONE: Create a new 850×550 px document at 72 ppi. Click the Foreground color swatch and set the Foreground color to #22272d, then set the Background color to #101115. Choose the Gradient tool (G), click the gradient thumbnail in the Options Bar to open the Gradient Editor, click the Foreground to…
  • Removing Objects with Content-Aware Fill and Patch in Photoshop CC

    Lesa Snider
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    But what if you need to use another area of your photo for the fix instead of surrounding pixels? That’s where the Patch tool shines. In this column, you’ll learn how to use both options safely. STEP ONE: Open an image with a medium- to large-sized object to delete, like this light post. If you’re working with a single-layered document, duplicate it by pressing Command-J (PC: Ctrl-J). If you have multiple layers, activate the topmost layer and create a stamped copy of all visible layers by pressing Shift-Option-Command-E (PC: Shift-Alt-Ctrl-E). Double-click the duplicated layer’s name…
  • Create a Double-Exposure Effect in Photoshop

    Daniel Bryant
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    The HBO series True Detective serves as the inspiration for this double-exposure technique by Daniel Bryant. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create this effect using adjustment layers and clipping masks, with a layer style thrown in for the text.
  • Safe Healing and Cloning in Photoshop CC

    Lesa Snider
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    The Clone Stamp tool, on the other hand, copies one area of an image to another. Today, you’ll learn to use those tools safely to clean up a portrait. STEP ONE: The Spot Healing Brush tool (J) is great for repairing small- to medium-sized areas with surrounding pixels; those that Photoshop automatically picks. Open an image, create a new layer by pressing Shift-Command-N (PC: Shift-Ctrl-N), name it “spot healing brush,” and click OK. Position this layer above the layer you’re fixing. CREDIT: ISTOCK, LINDAYOLANDA, IMAGE #3496810 STEP TWO: Grab the Spot Healing Brush from the Toolbox.
 
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  • I’m Calling In Tired!

    Scott Kelby
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Greetings from New York where by whatever time you read this, I’ll probably still be sound asleep.I’m feeling MUCH better (despite the fact that my voice sounds just awful), but I had a crazy busy, awesome, fun, tiring, exhausting, I’m really toast kind of day, so I’m kinda calling in “Tired.” (you can do that, right?)Lots to share next week (the Mylio launch and party last night was just so cool)!Today (Friday), I’ve got two sessions then I’m off to the airport:> 10:45 am — “How to Shoot Sports Like a Pro” at Canon’s…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Wildlife Photographer Adam Jones on The Canon 7D Mark II Wildlife photographer Adam Jones talks with KelbyOne’s Mia McCormick about his thoughts on the new Canon 7D Mark II. Adam talks about how shooting high ISO has helped him get free from his tripod and shoot handheld. Adam also talks about the crop factor and how it benefits the way he shoots.If you’ve been itching to get some hands-on time with this new camera, you’ll be able to this week at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC! Just swing by the Canon booth on the expo floor and try it out for yourself today, tomorrow, or…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Steve Simon!

    Brad Moore
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Passionate Photographer – A Life Obsessed All I ever wanted to do was take pictures. I love photography. My tagline says “obsessed by all things photographic” and it’s true.When I was 16, I spent a summer riding around my suburban Montreal home on a 70cc motorcycle, an all-mechanical Nikon FM/35mm lens dangling from my neck. I was documenting community life for a local weekly newspaper long since gone. Even better, I got paid for it. As good as it gets I thought.Years later, I graduated university with a journalism degree, and I couldn’t wait to aim my camera at issues I…
  • Now I’m Offically “More-Sicky”

    Scott Kelby
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    After feeling sicky for about a week, and every day feeling like the next day I was going to be better, I actually started getting worse in the past couple of days.  My wifey gave me that “Boy, you need to go to the doctor” look yesterday, so I did and the Doc didn’t like my cough at all — he did chest X-rays, and I do have a full-on case of Bronchitis. After looking at my x-rays he said if I hadn’t come in, it would have been pneumonia by Friday, so as usual, the wifey was right (man, I say that a lot).I felt really cruddy yesterday, but now I’m on four…
  • My Football Game Day Shooting The UT Vols

    Scott Kelby
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    It’s taken me a while, but I finally got my football shots from the Vols/Gator’s game a few weeks back, posted over at Exposure.co.I’ve got lots of behind-the-scenes shots, and the whole story behind the day, including shots inside the locker room; on-field during warm-ups, and of course during the game itself.If you get a quick minute, I hope you’ll check them out (here’s the link).I’m shooting the Bucs/Vikings NFL game on Sunday if I can shake this cold that’s hit me this week. Finger’s crossed ’cause it could be a great day of really…
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • My Favorite Plug-ins from OnOne Just Got Better

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features: • They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. I’ve spoken many times to the engineers and folks at onOne…
  • Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list: • Flags • Star Ratings • Keywords • GPS Data • Rejects • Hidden Files • Color Labels* • Stacks* • Face Tags* *Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords. Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos in Aperture or iPhoto. Well, those adjustment scan’t be…
  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
 
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    Photoshop Tutorials

  • Create This Eerie Haunted House Scene for Halloween

    Johan Sandu
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Have you ever wanted to live in a haunted house? I don’t! But that won’t stop us in creating a eerie photo manipulation with dead trees, ghosts and a haunted house. Fire up Photoshop and let’s begin! What you’ll be creating In this tutorial we will create an eerie photo manipulation. You will need Photoshop CS5 or newer in order to follow this tutorial. Tutorial Resources Sky – freeimages.com Moon – wikipedia Grass – Lemondjinn House – moonglowlily Birds BRush  – redheadstock Fog Brush - elizavetbrushes Skulls – elevit-stock Cross…
  • Creepy Lady on a Dark Mountain – Learn How to Create This Composite in Photoshop

    Bunty Singh
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Learn How to create this surreal mountain landscape in Photoshop. In this tutorial you’ll learn how you can create a mountain scene and how to add creepy trees to your scene without making the selections. You will also learn how to create shadows, lights, work with layer mask, adjustments layers and much more. What you’ll be creating First of all we will create a dark cloudy atmosphere using landscape, moon and clouds images. Next we’ll add the mountains to the scene and you will learn how you can create a surreal mountain landscape. After that we will add creepy trees to…
  • How to Create Dramatic Light in Your Fantasy Photo Manipulation

    Jarka Hrnčárková
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add interesting light to your photo manipulations. Different ways of blending challenges objects such as semi transparent fabric will be explained. Let’s get started! Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Library by Cats-go-moo-always Woman, hair and dress Mist Brushes by pelleron Sun Rays Brushes by pelleron Dust Texture by boxx2genetica Light Texture by stock-basicality Step 1 – Preparing Background Let’s start with creating new document in Photoshop. Go to File > New… Set its Width on 600px, Height on 900px and…
  • 10+ Free Photoshop Actions for Photographers

    Denny Tang
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Photoshop actions are a great way to use Photoshop without knowing how. We hand-picked over 10 of the best free actions that you must try. These Photoshop actions will save you time and let you do amazing things with just one click. The Actions There are a lot of fantastic retouching techniques and effects you can learn but a lot of times, it’s just too much work. This is where Photoshop actions come in handy. They enable you to retouch your photos without spending an hour learning. You can apply film looks, airbrush skin, add light leaks, and more in less than a minute. When we were…
  • Create an Unnerving Surreal 3D Room Scene in Photoshop

    Ariga Yada
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a perspective 3D scene and the illusion of depth with Photoshop’s basic features like transform tools, masking, blending, adjustment layers, and more. I will try to explain it in a very easy way so the beginners can follow along. What you’ll be creating We will start this tutorial by creating perspective background, then adding shadows and some elements, such as chains, pipe and wires. Finally, we will finish it up by adding some nice textures to it. You will need Photoshop CS5 or newer to follow this tutorial. Tutorial Resources Man…
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  • Content of Selections Class

    Dave
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Here’s the outline of what’s covered in my Selections, Channels & Masks class. (Don’t forget the free bonus class you get with purchase). Selections, Channels & Masks 1. Intro Chapter 1: Fundamentals 2. Why make selections 3. “End up with” Chapter 2: Selection tools 4. Marquee  tools 5. Lasso tools 6. Magic Wand 7. Quick Selection 8. Pen Tool Bonus: A better way to Feather Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning Selections 9. Keyboard Shortcuts 10. Refine Edge 11. Transform Selection 12. The Select Menu (Modify options) Bonus: Temporary adjustments Bonus: Dealing with Hair…
  • Advanced Photoshop Techniques

    Dave
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    A number of people have asked what I covered on my recent Advanced Photoshop Techniques class on CreativeLive. For this class I created a detailed 77 page handout of notes that you get when you purchase the class, and generated a table of contents from that handout. So, here’s a rundown of the main topics I cover in the class (along with a bunch of tips along the way): The Option/Alt Key Brush Shortcuts One document, Two Views Add Canvas with the Crop Tool BONUS – Wrap text around an object Tool Presets Bonus Tip: Working with Paths Simple Actions Script Events Manager Make Your…
  • Sample Lesson from Selections class

    Dave
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    In a previous post I announced my new online class Selections, Channels & Masks. Today I have posted on vimeo a short sample lesson from that class Watch the video here using the password samplevideo
  • New Online Class: Selections, Channels & Masks

    Dave
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    I’m very happy to announce a brand new Photoshop online class on Selections, Channels & Masks. It’s 4 hours worth of training with one specific aim: to help you get better and making believable selections quickly and easily. I cover all the selection tools, techniques, tips and tricks that I could think of – including some pretty creative methods. And right now there’s a bonus class available if you purchase before October 31st. Check it out!
  • Want a Wacom Tablet?

    Dave
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    During my Wacom class on CreativeLive I mentioned that I have a tablet to giveaway, so…. Leave a comment here – including the thing I mentioned during the class – and I’ll pick a random winner. Thanks to Wacom and CreativeLive for making this happen! UPDATE: Congratulations to Liana Ziemer, winner of the tablet! Thanks to everyone who answered and took the time to add a comment, piece of trivia or story about Canada.
 
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  • Spot The Disaster: Coco’s Halloween Photoshop Job

    bev
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Coco, or Mrs. Ice T to you, is a big fan of posting pictures of her uber-curvy body online, so that’s nothing new.  But this one seems to feature some tomfoolery.  Can you spot it? Boo, indeed.  Happy Halloween! Via Coco’s Instagram account.  H/T Perez Hilton. The post Spot The Disaster: Coco’s Halloween Photoshop Job appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Maxim Office Group: Brought To You By Shutterstock

    bev
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Uh, guys?  I think you forgot something. Or maybe they just didn’t want to pay for that stock image? Either way, fail. Thanks for sending this in, Mark!   The post Maxim Office Group: Brought To You By Shutterstock appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Toys ‘R Us: Baby, Baby, Baby Mirror

    bev
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    It seems that the people at Toys ‘R Us are not 100% sure how reflective surfaces work. Thanks for sending this in, Kelley!  You can see it on their website. The post Toys ‘R Us: Baby, Baby, Baby Mirror appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • 1Sale: Cardboard Dogs Don’t Shed

    bev
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Poor Fido seems to be feeling a little flat. The drop shadow is a nice touch, isn’t it? Thanks to Blair and Stephanie for sending this in!  You can see it online here. The post 1Sale: Cardboard Dogs Don’t Shed appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Urban Outfitters: One Big Leg

    bev
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Maybe it’s because it’s Monday morning and I haven’t had enough coffee yet, but this image is making my brain hurt. What is going on with that leg?   Thanks to LC for forwarding us this email that she got from Urban Outfitters. The post Urban Outfitters: One Big Leg appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Tree Effects – Episode 396

    Aaron Westgate
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Corey starts off with a tutorial on how to use the hard-to-find tree fill feature, which is under the fill dialogue. Pete follows up with a path blur effect that he uses on some tree-filled landscape photos. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form 500PX.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 396 is now playing! Download Episode 396 (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…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Halloween Photo Tricks – Episode 395

    Nick Abramovitz
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Pete has a tip on cloning and healing and using clone source. Keeping up with the season of Halloween, Corey has a trick on how to make your scary photo creepier with just a few short tricks. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 395 is now playing! Download Episode 395 (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…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Perspective Warp and New Flame Tool in Photoshop – Episode 394

    Nick Abramovitz
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Pete has a tip on using perspective warp and Corey is back from the Adobe Max event with a preview of a cool new feature in Photoshop called the Flame Tool. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 394 is now playing! Download Episode 394 (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: Lightroom Workspace and HDR Toning Texture Effect – Episode 393

    Nick Abramovitz
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Pete has a tip on cleaning up your workspace in Lightroom. Stephen Nielson is back again on the show talking about working with recent colors in Photoshop and also mentions the feedback.photoshop.com site again. Corey has a tip on HDR toning texture effects. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 393 is now playing! Download Episode 393 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Custom Brush and Lightroom Import Presets – Episode 392

    Nick Abramovitz
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Corey shows us how to create a custom brush from a fireworks video. Pete has a tip on setting a Lightroom import preset. And Stephen Nielson from Adobe is back again with a tip on syncing your settings through the creative cloud. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 392 is now playing! Download Episode 392 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the…
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    Photoshop Star

  • Turn a Portrait into a Zombie in Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to turn a portrait into a zombie. You ‘ll learn how to use adjustment layers, combine stock images and work with textures. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS+ Estimated Completion Time : 30 minutes Difficulty : Beginner Resources Model Wound Meat Rust 1 Rust 2 [...]
  • Create a Clean and Simple Portfolio Design in Photoshop

    Tomas Laurinavicius
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a clean and simple looking portfolio showcasing any kind of visual work. I’ll touch on basic Photoshop tools and techniques to get the final result in an organized and professional manner. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 30 minutes [...]
  • Learn How to Apply 2 Retro Effects to Your Photos

    Jenny Le
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create two nice retro effects using adjustment layers, brush and texture. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 30 minutes Difficulty : Beginner Resources Child photo Bokeh I. Effect 1 Step 1 Open the photo you want to use. Use [...]
  • Create a Simple Address Book Icon in Adobe Photoshop

    Andrei Marius
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple address book 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 new [...]
  • How to Create a Retro Desaturation Photo Effect in Photoshop CS6

    Maria Wendt
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a retro desaturation photo effect in Photoshop CS6. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS6 + Estimated Completion Time : 15 minutes Difficulty : Beginner Resources Model (my photo) Texture from Lost and Taken Step 1 The first step is to open model.jpg up in [...]
 
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    Photoshop Roadmap

  • Download the Stunning StarDust Photoshop Premium Action

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Create stunning light effects with your photo’s just by clicking play on the action. You can choose from five different directions for the effect to shoot off into – Up, Down, Left, Right or Middle. You have complete layer control when the action is finished. Sample Image Download for just $4 here…
  • Download Poster Press Premium Photoshop Smart Layers Template

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    PosterPress smart PSD (Layered Photoshop Document) is set up so you all you have to do is drop in your photo and it instantly turns it into a simplified illustration which blends over the border, has subtle paper flecks, halftones and paper folds which adds age and a folder with editable text with it’s own […]
  • Beautiful Photo Blur Effect in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial by Jessica Kobeissi you will learn how to apply a stylish blur to your photos in a few easy steps/. Final Image Video tutorial
  • How to Cut a Person or Object out of a Photo in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    In this tutorial by Justthisgood you will learn how to use the pen tool to cut any object or person out of a photo even with hard to select things like hair! Final Image Video tutorial
  • Flaming text and runners using Photoshop’s Flame Filter

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    In this Photosho tutorial by Howard Pinsky you will learn how to apply flames to a text and a runner photo to create a stunning composition in Photoshop. Final Image Video tutorial
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  • Manipulating a Halloween Picture

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    In this tutorial it will show you how to create a dark photo manipulation for halloween. You will learn how to combine different stocks, create a dark and eerie atmosphere and work with lighting effect. Happy Halloween to all of you! (View This Tutorial)
  • Photo Manipulation of a Style Photo for a Lady

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    In this tutorial you will learn how to add interesting light to your photo manipulations. Different ways of blending challenges objects such as semi transparent fabric will be explained. Based on this skill, you can create something similar for your image. (View This Tutorial)
  • Painting a Beautiful Woman Artwork

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    This tutorial is going to show you to paint a beautiful lady portrait. There are some painting techniques will be shared in this. You will see how a draft portrait to be painted step by step. This style painting is different from normal one you see and is applicable for portrait or any other artwork. (View This Tutorial)
  • Photo Manipulating a Simple Flying Cow Scene

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Simple photo manipulating skills allow you to make incredible scene. In this tutorial, a flying cow is simply made from few images. You can use the same idea to break up the image and reform the photos to form a nice artwork. (View This Tutorial)
  • Digital Painting for a Zombie Cartoon Character

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Painting a cartoon zombie is similar to any other objects. This tutorial will show you how to paint the zombie cartoon character with reference to lots of different pictures. You may use the similar idea when you carry out your painting works. (View This Tutorial)
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    Photoshop Roadmap

  • Download the Stunning StarDust Photoshop Premium Action

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Create stunning light effects with your photo’s just by clicking play on the action. You can choose from five different directions for the effect to shoot off into – Up, Down, Left, Right or Middle. You have complete layer control when the action is finished. Sample Image Download for just $4 here…
  • Download Poster Press Premium Photoshop Smart Layers Template

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    PosterPress smart PSD (Layered Photoshop Document) is set up so you all you have to do is drop in your photo and it instantly turns it into a simplified illustration which blends over the border, has subtle paper flecks, halftones and paper folds which adds age and a folder with editable text with it’s own […]
  • Beautiful Photo Blur Effect in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial by Jessica Kobeissi you will learn how to apply a stylish blur to your photos in a few easy steps/. Final Image Video tutorial
  • How to Cut a Person or Object out of a Photo in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    In this tutorial by Justthisgood you will learn how to use the pen tool to cut any object or person out of a photo even with hard to select things like hair! Final Image Video tutorial
  • Flaming text and runners using Photoshop’s Flame Filter

    Enrique Flouret
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    In this Photosho tutorial by Howard Pinsky you will learn how to apply flames to a text and a runner photo to create a stunning composition in Photoshop. Final Image Video tutorial
 
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    無料でオンラインカジノが始められるサイト集めました【photoshop-pack】

  • インターカジノの魅力について

    dbhfshbfhb
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    インターカジノはオンラインカジノがインターネット上で展開されるようになった頃である1996年から運営をしているオンラインカジノとなっています。 多くのオンラインカジノプレイヤーたちが「一番評価できる」と言っているオンラインカジノとなっています。 アメリカのギャンブル専門雑誌で、1年に一度読者たちが一番いいオンラインカジノの投票をする企画があるのですが、2001年から6回連続で人気1位になったほど評価されています。…
  • ルールを守ってオンラインカジノを楽しみましょう

    dbhfshbfhb
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    立件するためには必ず相手側が必要です。 最近では「プレイテック」のゲームを採用しているサイトが多くあり、カジノですって? ギャンブルなんてとんでもない… と、 ルールを守ってオンラインカジノを楽しみましょう。…
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • How to Make a Neon Calavera Girl Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

    Mary Winkler
    1 Nov 2014 | 1:21 am
    What You'll Be CreatingCelebrate Día de los Muertos in style with this vibrant, neon calavera girl portrait created in Adobe Illustrator. Manipulate basic shapes, render areas of design with linear and radial gradients, create custom brushes, and use the Blob Brush Tool (Shift-B) to draw fine details within your design. We'll draw assorted flowers and really use that dark background to make this design POP from the page.1. Drawing the Head and FaceStep 1Create a New Document in Adobe Illustrator (mine measures approximately 12.5 inches square) and use…
  • Tuts+ Community Project: See Our Halloween Showcase!

    Melody Nieves
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This month we celebrated all things wickedly spooky here at Tuts+. And of course, Halloween wouldn't be complete without a fun community project to inspire fear in us all.Community Project: Designers GraveyardFeeling brave? Well today we dare you to sneak a peek into our designers graveyard, complete with 15 new gravestones from our creative and talented readers. Want to see more? Check out the original post for this community project to see the interesting ways Tuts+ instructors took their final breaths. Here Lie Our Beloved ReadersEnjoy these spook-tacular gravestones created by our…
  • From Speed Paint to Detail: Paint a Bat-Cat in Adobe Photoshop

    Monika Zagrobelna
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    What You'll Be CreatingSometimes you want to paint something, but your idea is too elusive to plan the picture properly. You just start painting and the result is unpredictable. In this tutorial I'll show you a fast method to paint freely and spontaneously, while keeping control over the process. I'll teach you how to tame your imagination and use it to bring an idea to life. A fast process requires simple tools, so we're going to use only one, self-made brush. Adobe Photoshop isn't obligatory here, but you'll need to work some things out yourself if you use other programs.In order to prove…
  • New Course: Advanced Vector Portraits, Spooky Edition

    Andrew Blackman
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    Happy Halloween! What better way to celebrate than by firing up Adobe Illustrator and creating some haunting images?In our new course, Advanced Vector Portraits: Spooky Edition, you'll learn how to modify stock images to create your own zombie child and sugar skull woman.What You'll LearnIn this special Halloween edition of our series of Vector Portraits courses, Tuts+ Design & Illustration Editor Sharon Milne will teach you how to start with regular stock photographs and transform them into spooky images inspired by Halloween and Day of the Dead.You'll work step by…
  • Play With Blends and Image Trace to Create a Simple Cat Scene in Adobe Illustrator

    Sharon Milne
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThose who follow my tutorials will know there are three common themes: portraits, cats, and silhouettes. In this tutorial, I'll be creating a simple, Pen Tool-free sunset cat scene, using Blends and Image Trace. If you're using a version of Adobe Illustrator older than CC, Image Trace will be known as Live Trace with more or less the same settings, so don't worry, you can join in!This one is perfect for beginners, so let's get stuck in.Tutorial AssetsIn order to complete this project, you'll need to find an image of a walking cat. If you're not using your own cat, I…
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    Jeff Tranberry's Digital Imaging Crawlspace

  • Photoshop 2014.2.1 Update Now Available

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    How to get the updates Photoshop 2014.2.1 Update (10/20/2014) Photoshop 2014.2.1 Update (10/20/2014) 10/20/2014 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2014 update version 2014.2.1 (Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues: Fix for crash when copying contents of a layer mask and then switching to a different application Fix for crash when opening a file with missing fonts Fix for crash when rendering a 3D depth map mesh Fix for writing a 3D file to PDF that results in 0 – bytes Fix for crash when running Photoshop the same time that AMD GPU Driver Utility is running Fix for…
  • Photoshop & Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The Photoshop team has tested the following versions of Photoshop on Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) and found no issues specific to this operating system: Photoshop CC 2014 (2014.2) Photoshop CC (14.2.1) Photoshop CS6 (13.0.6; 13.1.2) Please make sure your version of Photoshop is up-to-date and that the Creative Cloud app is up-to-date as well. If you do encounter an issue, please let us know. For compatibility with other Adobe applications, see the following doc: Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) compatibility FAQs
  • Photoshop CC to 2014: Where’s my stuff? (Settings, workspaces, presets, panels, plug-ins)

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Some common questions came up after the 2014 release of Photoshop CC which were mainly centered around the theme of “Where is my stuff?”… more specifically: Where are my presets, settings & workspaces? Where are my custom panels? Where are my 3rd party plug-ins? Why do I now have two versions of Photoshop installed? Why a separate, new version for 2014? “Why do I now have two versions of Photoshop installed?” is  is at the heart of the confusion. The 2014 release of Photoshop CC (2014.x) is a completely separate application from Photoshop CC (14.x). But, why? The…
  • Photoshop CC 2014/HTML5 Compatible Extension Panels

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    As mentioned in my Photoshop: Spring Cleaning post, panels created using Flash are no longer supported in CC 2014 or later. We’ve worked closely with developers to migrate their panels to our new SDK (Software Developer Kit) which use HTML5. Here are some HTML5 panels that are currently available for Photoshop 2014: If you are a developer and don’t see your panel here, or you want help getting your panels on Adobe Add-Ons, just let me know. Panels available from Adobe Add-ons Adobe Emailer – By Russell Brown – Prepping images and attaching them to an email just got a…
  • 2014 release of Photoshop CC: FAQ

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    18 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    I’ve assembled some Q & A around updating/upgrading to the 2014 release of Photoshop CC below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer. Updating/Upgrading to the 2014 release of Photoshop CC FAQ How do I install the 2014 release of Photoshop CC update? How do Install Extension Manager 7.2 to support CC 2014 applications? If I install 2014 release of Photoshop CC, does it update and replace the current version of Photoshop CC I currently have installed? Can I uninstall prior versions of…
 
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    Peachpit Press :: Articles

  • Article :: How We Created an iOS Game for Fun and (Very Little) Profit

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Shawn Nelson, author of Photoshop for Games: Creating Art for Console, Mobile, and Social Games, describes how he and a programmer pal combined their talents to go from 'We have holes' and 'We have a ball' to the addicting 'Gopher Go Boom,' an exploding-gopher game for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Article :: Practical Color Palettes for Designers

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Whether you're working with a single color or a multi-color palette, Jim Krause offers tips on getting the most out of whatever color combinations you're using, in this excerpt from Color for Designers: Ninety-five things you need to know when choosing and using colors for layouts and illustrations.
  • Article :: Building a Node.js API

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In this chapter from Write Modern Web Apps with the MEAN Stack: Mongo, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js, you will build an API for a fully functioning Angular app for posting status updates.
  • Article :: Working with Panels in Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release)

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This chapter from Illustrator CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release) will help you become more intimately acquainted with the Illustrator interface features that you will be using continually as you work: the panels.
  • Article :: Organizing Media in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2014 release)

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In this lesson from Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll learn how to organize your clips using the Project panel, which is the heart of your project. You’ll create special folders, called bins, to divide your clips into categories. You’ll also learn about adding important metadata and labels to your clips.
 
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    MCP Actions

  • How to Create a Disney “Frozen” Fantasy Photo

    MCP Actions
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    My oldest daughter Adeline has been obsessed with the movie “Frozen” since she first saw it in January. She has even insisted on giving the whole family “Frozen” character names- she’s Anna, I’m Elsa, my husband is Kristoff, and her baby sister is Olaf (and trust me, we best not answer to anything else if she’s around!). So, it seemed fitting to make her dreams come true this Halloween and create a scene straight out of Arendelle. Her joy and excitement upon seeing the final product made it all worth it! Since I know there are plenty of…
  • 4 Go-To Poses for Senior Girls

    MCP Actions
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    You schedule a senior girl. You are so excited. She is outgoing, fun and beautiful. You know you’re going to get some incredible shots for your portfolio. She shows up and her outfits are amazing and you can’t wait to get started. You’ve got a great location. You take her out there, show her where to stand, backup and hold up your camera. She puts her hands on her hips and smiles. You snap some shots. “What else should I do?” she asks. “Uhh,” you say, searching your brain, trying to remember some of the pictures you found on Pinterest. Sound familiar? Senior photography is…
  • Editing Newborn Photos in Lightroom Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

    Jodi Friedman
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’re proud to introduce the newest addition to our family…the MCP Baby Steps™ Lightroom presets! By popular demand, our essential tools for editing newborn photos are now available for Lightroom 4 and up. Based on the style and simplicity of our popular Newborn Necessities Photoshop actions, the MCP Baby Steps™ presets make editing even faster. We’ve taken these beloved styles and recreated them using global presets that you can sync across images in seconds. And to give you even more control over your images, we’ve designed innovative local adjustment presets to get just…
  • Win The Baby Steps Newborn Lightroom Presets Before You Can Buy Them

    Jodi Friedman
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The winner is: Catia, we will contact you to redeem your prize.  Thank you everyone.  The Baby Steps presets will be at intro pricing for one week only – thru Nov. 3rd. Learn more now.   Retouching, color correcting, and editing your images in Lightroom becomes even easier Monday, October 27th — meet Baby Steps Lightroom presets. Inspired by the popular Newborn Necessities Photoshop actions, these Lightroom presets help photographers edit newborn sessions faster and more effectively than ever before. Professional photographers who tested these Lightroom presets are…
  • 4 Go-To Poses for Senior Guys

    MCP Actions
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Senior guys are tricky! Most of them don’t even care to have senior pictures taken, they’re just doing it because mom and dad want them to. In fact, 90% of my senior guy inquiries come from the mom or dad, not the student. It can also be difficult to pose senior guys. What’s he supposed to do with his hands? But don’t give up on senior guys! There are just as many senior guys as there are girls and photographing just girls would really limit your potential market. So today I’m going to share with you 4 sure-fire poses that work for just about any senior guy at any…
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    PSDFan

  • Photo Manipulate a Dark, Emotional Fallen Angel Scene

    Jenny Le
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Hey PSDFANs! In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark and emotional fallen angel scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll work with blending techniques, adjusting colour, practice retouching, painting and more. By the end of this lesson you should mastered some practical new skills to improve your digital art! What You’ll Be Creating: Here’s a look at the outcome you’ll be able to produce by the end of this lesson: Resources Used In This Tutorial Model Landscape Sky Wings Feathers Rock Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop…
  • Learn How to Illustrate a Realistic Rocketship in Photoshop

    Ken Smith
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    In this tutorial, we will create a retro styled rocket in Photoshop. We will explore the importance of details in creating a complex illustration, as well as how to create realistic surfaces. Moreover we will look into the process of using layer masks and how effectively they can control your artwork in a non-destructive way. You’ll also learn how to manage your project when working with many layers and many more time saving tricks. So let’s start! What You’ll Be Creating: Here’s a look at the outcome you’ll be able to produce by the end of this lesson: Step 1 Open a new file in…
  • Photo Manipulate a Mystical Tribal Warrior

    Santhosh Rao
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:57 am
    Hey PSDFANS! In today’s tutorial you’ll be brushing up on your photo manipulation skills, by creating a mystical tribal warrior. This tutorial is packed full of useful techniques, from blending tactics, to digital painting, lighting, layout sketching and much more. We hope you love the final outcome, and get a lot from today’s lesson. What You’ll Be Creating: Here’s a look at the outcome you’ll be able to produce by the end of this lesson: Resources Used In This Tutorial Model – jagged-eye River Side – colourize-stock Clouds –…
  • How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop

    Daniel Meadows
    9 May 2014 | 4:23 am
    In retouching you see this quite frequently, whether you’re using seamless paper, vinyl, a fabric hanging or a purpose built infinity cove, it’s going to get dirty. You have a couple of options, one is to check out some reviews on Amazon for handheld vacuum cleaners and have your assistant scoot around with it between shots. The other more sensible option, which we’ll cover here, is to solve it in post, in this case using Adobe Photoshop. It isn’t difficult of course to clone out the odd scuff mark, but when you have hundreds of dirt marks or creases you need a…
  • Create a Fantasy Underwater Scene with Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about how to achieve an underwater effect in your photo manipulations. This is definitely something that can be tricky, and look bad if done wrong. Today’s tutorial will show you how to photo manipulate a fantasy woman, floating in an underwater setting. There’s tons of great techniques in this tutorial, including lighting, colouring, blending, detailing and much more. By the time you’ve completed this lesson you’ll be able to create a realistic underwater effect. Let’s get started! What You’ll Be…
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  • Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 4

    photoframd
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    All photos taken with Canon 70D & Canon 17-55mm EF-S lens Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 1 Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 2 Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 3 Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 4 Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Google • Delicious • Digg • • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS
  • Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 3

    photoframd
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    All photos taken with Canon 70D & Canon 17-55mm EF-S lens Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 1 Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 2 Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 3 Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 4 Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Google • Delicious • Digg • • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS
  • Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 2

    photoframd
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    All photos taken with Canon 70D & Canon 17-55mm EF-S lens Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 1 Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 2 Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 3 Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 4 Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Google • Delicious • Digg • • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS
  • Photos – NYC Comic Con 2014 – Part 1

    photoframd
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
     I have tried to get tickets to NYC Comic Con over the past few years, but they sell-out so quickly.  Then, I get to ride the train with people in costumes as a nagging reminder that I did not get tickets.  Well this year was different!  I tracked down when the tickets would go on sale down to the minute and jumped on their site.  Yes, it was very Big Bang, but I got them! My first time at NYC Comic Con! My biggest thrill was meeting Alex Kingston who plays River Song from Doctor Who. In fact, Doctor Who was all over the place. And, then I met this guy.   But aside from that,…
  • Lucky – My Bengal Dream Kitten with FIP

    photoframd
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Lucky was the sweetest kitten I ever had. Although he was a pure Bengal, he loved to be held and would sit in your lap for hours at a time. Unfortunately, he had FIP and died at 4-months. I only had him for 1-month of his life, but he touched my heart so deeply. He did not deserve this terrible disease. FIP or Feline Infectious Peritonitis is the disease that vets worry about. It is deadly and is not treatable. There are reports that many cats and kittens are exposed to the Coronavirus and may be carriers, but in some cases, it mutates into the deadly FIP. Lucky was from Xanadu Dream Bengals…
 
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    The Kayview Gallery

  • Going Crazy With Lightroom's Radial Filter

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Click on the image to enlarge.Today's image is a "finished" image and how it got there.  On top is, obviously, the end result.  I've included the bottom image to show the use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom's (LR) Radial Filter.  I've seen a couple photographers who have used the Radial Filter once and thought that was it.  Sort like the Crop Tool would be used.  You make your Crop and you're done.  Of course you can go in and readjust your Crop, but it's a one shot deal.  Just by looking you can probably tell that a lot more has been done to the image than…
  • Using Photoshop Layer Masks To Add Interest

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    Click on the image to enlargeToday's image is another from last weekend's workshop in the Poconos.  We were shooting in George W. Childs Park in Dingmans Ferry Pennsylvania.  According to the sign at the entrance it's run as part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  It's one of the nicest parks we've been to as far as access goes.  Wide crushed rock trails, wooden stairs to get down the steepest parts, overlooks with benches, just great for what we were doing (photography).  If your thing is the wilderness experience, not so much.  It has a series…
  • Using Lightroom's Radial Filter To Add Emphasis

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    We spent this past weekend with some friends (and made some new ones) at PEEC (Pocono Environmental Education Center) for a photo workshop with John Barclay.  Had a good time, laughed a little, shot a lot, slept on a rock (at least that's what the mattress felt like), and learned a new photographic technique.  During John's welcoming presentation he showed some of his work, including a technique he referred to as "swiping".  I'll let the cat out of the bag and reveal his "secret" technique after you hit the "Read More"First, it's not really a "secret".  John is…
  • Fading A Mask To Produce An Effect

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    We were up in Maine shooting around Acadia National Park last week and did a couple of "photo walks".  One was a night photography "safari" in the park with "Acadia Photo Safari".  Howie Motenko is the owner and guide.  Nice guy, knows some of the better spots for photography in the area and was very willing to help anyone on the trip with any technical issues.  For us, the big reason to signup was not so much any help with photography but because he knew the back roads and shortcuts getting from one site to another.  If you're at the national park I'd really…
  • Making A Scenic Image - Foreground, Middleground & Background

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!  He chortled in his joy." Or so says Lewis Carroll in Jabberwocky about happening on something that gave some measure of pleasure.  What photographer hasn't smiled when he/she comes across a scene where all the pieces just fall into place.  An interesting foreground, something to rest an eye on in the middle range and a non-boring distant view.  Something to look at in each part of an image.  Such is the case in today's image.  Or is it?  To find out, hit the "Read More".Okay, maybe not.  There's actually three…
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    davrophotofx

  • Celtic Manor combing bracketed exposures HDR effect

    davro
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Celtic Manor blending 3 bracketed exposures Because the lighting was becoming very contrasty I bracket the exposure by 1 stop to EV -1 | 0 | +1 After seeing the images in Bridge I then decided to combine the 3 different exposure images into 1 HDR style image. Some of the other topics we also cover are, Loading Layers – Bridge Auto Align Channels, selections Masks Smart Objects Crop straighten Colour cast removal Creating an ND filter in Layer Styles Adjustment Layers The technique is completely adjustable. Members can view and download the ‘Clean’ full size 1900 x 1080 HD video :-…
  • Creating a textured montage The old boat – Elements

    davro
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:04 am
    With some images it is worth experimenting and it was when I noticed the texture in the boat and the mud that I had an idea for this image. In this video we look at creating textured montage using a rusty overlays to an image. Some of the tools used include. Layers Blend modes Masking Gradient tool Marquee tool Adjustment layers       Before and After   Textured image The Old Boat   Members can view and download the ‘Clean’ full size 1600 x 900 HD video :- No Ads Banners, logos. Shortcut call outs Ctrl/Cmd J etc. The download contains the full size start…
  • The Old Photographers shop window Photoshop workflow

    davro
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    After an assignment here on my website where the theme was windows you do become far more aware of the various subject matters.  This image was taken at St Fagan’s which is a living museum just outside Cardiff, I couldn’t resist it both for the subject matter and the dappled lighting. In this video we take a look at the workflow that I use on many of my images, this includes :- Layers Checking for colour cast Smart Objects Adjusting Shadow and Highlights along with colours Lens correction Content aware fill Spot healing brush   The Photographers shop window Before and…
  • The Swing Ride – Elements 11-12

    davro
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
      Part 1 This was an image that I had thought of deleting but then I had a brainwave!   If we applied one of Elements Filters it could be changed into a painterly effect.  The sky was extremely bland, so before applying the effect we replaced the sky using Blend modes and Masking. New Sky Before and After   Part 2 Following on from Part 1 in this video we look at applying a painterly effect using a filter in Photoshop Elements in 11– 12.  Some of the tools used include Filters, Blend Modes, and Adjustment Layers. The Swing Ride Finished   Members can use the link below to…
  • The Old Window – Elements 11-12

    davro
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
      Sometimes you look at an image and you just  know the type of effects that you would like to apply to it, this was one of those images. In this video we look at a new filter to Photoshop Elements 11 that applies a super painterly effect to the image. Some of the tools used include:- Layers Resizing Filter Blend modes Adjustment layers   The Window   Members can use the link below to view and download the ‘Clean’ full size HD video:- No Ads or Banners. The download contains the full size start image A Step by Step printable .pdf  Members Click…
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    TipSquirrel

  • Photoshop Type Mask Tool

    Eric Renno
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Its a feature of Photoshop that's been quietly sitting behind the Text tool minding it's own business. Photoshop Type Mask Tool hasn't quite seen the end of it's run though and hopefully this article will spur you to give the little guy just one more chance. The post Photoshop Type Mask Tool appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 30 Second Photoshop – Path to Shape

    Eric Renno
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    It's been a while but here's another 30 Second Photoshop, this time how to change a path to a shape The post 30 Second Photoshop – Path to Shape appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Photoshop Flame Filter and Text of Fire

    Eric Renno
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Photoshop had a little update at Adobe Max this year and one of my fav new features s the Flames Filter. It works really well and has some great effects. Being somewhat of a 'fontahoic' I headed straight to the text paths to see what could be done, and if Photoshop could handle such a complicated path. Turns out it really can! The post Photoshop Flame Filter and Text of Fire appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Aperture, Lightroom and KelbyOne

    Eric Renno
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    If you’re moving over to Lightroom and Photoshop from Aperture you might find it a tedious task to import everything in. That’s where this handy add-on from Adobe comes to the rescue! Flags, Star Ratings, Keywords, GPS Data, Rejects, Hidden Files, Color Labels, Stacks, Face Tags will be imported and converted to the Lightroom way of doing things, what could be easier‽ The post Aperture, Lightroom and KelbyOne appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Adobe Shape and Photoshop Libraries

    Eric Renno
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    This week (6/10/14) Adobe release a host of new mobile applications and updates to their desktop apps. In this video I take a look at the iOS application Adobe Shape and how assets produced by it can be bought into Photoshop via the new Library panel; The post Adobe Shape and Photoshop Libraries appeared first on TipSquirrel.
 
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    Photoshop Tutorials @ Designstacks

  • 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…
  • 3D Blocks Background Tutorial

    admin
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In this quick tutorial we will be creating a an abstract 3D block background using Photoshop CC 2014. We are not using any recent features here so if you have an older version of Photoshop installed you should be able to follow along without any problems. Final Image Create new Photoshop Document Open up Photoshop and create a new document. For this example I used a resolution of 2000×2000 pixels with a resolution of 150 pixels per inch. Render Clouds From the Filter menu select Render -> Clouds Mezzotint From the Filter menu select Pixelate -> Mezzotint Set the Type to Short Lines…
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    Photoshop Tutorials @ Designstacks

  • 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…
  • 3D Blocks Background Tutorial

    admin
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In this quick tutorial we will be creating a an abstract 3D block background using Photoshop CC 2014. We are not using any recent features here so if you have an older version of Photoshop installed you should be able to follow along without any problems. Final Image Create new Photoshop Document Open up Photoshop and create a new document. For this example I used a resolution of 2000×2000 pixels with a resolution of 150 pixels per inch. Render Clouds From the Filter menu select Render -> Clouds Mezzotint From the Filter menu select Pixelate -> Mezzotint Set the Type to Short Lines…
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  • Four effective ways to bring the visual merchandising in your store to life

    Aaron
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
     Long before your customers even walk inside of your store, they have already taken a glance at your visual merchandise. Whether it is the sale sign hanging in the window, the sandwich signs placed on the sidewalk or even the well-dressed mannequins that seem to greet your customers immediately, your store’s visual merchandising will make [...]
  • Calendar design ideas and free printable calendars for 2015

    Aaron
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    The coming year is just around the corner, and it’s high time to make 2015 calendars. Whether you need to create a promotional calendar for your clients, a planner for yourself, or gifts for friends and family, you are likely to be searching for some calendar design ideas and a convenient tool to realize them. [...]
  • Top 50 sport wordPress themes

    Aaron
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Check out these 50 cool sport theme designs
  • 24 Beautiful Joomla entertainment sites that will make you shudder

    Aaron
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Don’t you think that it’s high time for entertainment? How would you like to do it? If you are online and reading this text, it means that you search for relaxation online. And we are ready to cater the object of your aspiration right here, right now. Take your time and look through our dizzy collection of 25 monster Joomla entertainment sites. We are sure; you will have a good time! Come on; feast your eyes upon their fantastic designs.
 
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  • Convert a Path to a Shape Layer in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Advertise here with BSAAmong many powerful tools in Photoshop is the king of kings: the pen tool. This tool is shrouded by personal anecdotes of confusion and frustration. Although creating paths with the pen tool is difficult at first, the process becomes easier with practice and is well worth the effort. Every path is vector-based which means you can scale it larger or smaller without any quality loss. But paths can be very frustrating if you don’t know how to use them. I’d like to cover the process of converting a path into a shape layer. In case you didn’t already know,…
  • October iStock Promo Codes – 2014

    brantwilson
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Advertise here with BSA *Updated October 2014* iStockphoto has recently updated their pricing structure and given Bittbox readers this new discounts. These iStock promo codes have been tested and guaranteed to work. Save up to 15% Off 18+ Credits with this iStock coupon code. For more iStock promo codes please visit our friends at Vecteezy. Today we have a little something different for you. Much of our traffic consists of designers looking for stock resources. While we wish we could offer you everything you’re looking for, unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Luckily our…
  • PhotoSpin Review: Finally – Quality Photos at an Affordable Price

    Lloyd Callahan
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Advertise here with BSAPhotoSpin launched the first subscription based services for stock images back in 1999 and has been around ever since. The company was developed by, and continues to be managed by, creative professionals; photographers and graphic designers who believe in offering good quality images for reasonable prices. Their library currently consists of millions of quality photos and illustrations and grows daily with contributions from some of the world’s most renowned artists and photographers. In addition to offering jpeg and vector files, PhotoSpin also offers unique system…
  • The Importance of Unique Icons in Web Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Advertise here with BSACrafting your layout around iconic symbolism offers a method of communication beyond just text. Symbols quickly explain the function of a button or link. Symbols become recognizable logos for companies. And symbols let us know when we’ve meandered our way into the wrong bathroom. Well, symbols and the lamenting screams of horrified women(or men?). Keep in mind that a website using too many icons will get confusing real fast. You generally need some context to help readers understand what they’re looking at. Finding a balance between visual and contextual…
  • 35 Best Premium Shopify Themes for E-commerce Web Shops

    Jake Rocheleau
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    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…
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  • Light Blaster

    Michael Corsentino
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Ordinary to Extraordinary in a Flash The Light Blaster (a.k.a. the Blaster) is an exciting new strobe-based image projector with unlimited creative possibilities. Working together with your existing handheld flash and the SLR lens of your choice, the Blaster projects an instant image or pattern wherever you want it. With the Light Blaster, it’s easy to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary in a flash! Using your own 35mm slides or a collection of awesome Creative Kit transparencies available from Light Blaster (sold separately), you’ll be able to instantly transform reality and…
  • Color Themes Come to InDesign

    jeff witchel
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    In this installment of “Adobe InDesign Quick Tips,” Jeff breaks down the Color Theme tool introduced in Adobe InDesign CC 2014. You’ll learn how to create and change color themes from any pixel- or vector-based image in your document.
  • Hydra HDRi Pro

    Bruce Bicknell
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Photoshop Plug-In Converts 8-Bit Images to 32-Bit HDRi It seems that everyone is on the HDR panoramic bandwagon these days, and they’re all looking for quicker and easier ways to accomplish the effect without having to carry around a ton of gear or go through painstaking steps to get the desired results. That’s where programs like Hydra HDRi Pro come into play. This great little Photoshop plug-in allows you to take panoramic photos from your smartphone (iPhone or Android) and convert the 8-bit image into a 32-bit HDRi. With a few shots, I was able to create a 360° panorama with my…
  • Sunbounce Cage

    Michael Corsentino
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Portable Daylight Studio Sunbounce has long been providing innovative solutions for photographers looking for ways to control and shape natural light. Known for their portability, exceptional build quality, and purpose-driven design, Sunbounce has hit another home run with Cage. Designed in close collaboration with top photographer Greg Gorman, Cage allows anyone to create professional-quality studio lighting using natural light in the great outdoors. That’s right, a mobile natural light studio that you can take with you and set up anywhere you need it. The lightweight 8x8x8′ aluminum…
  • Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this article, we’re looking at the bottom three sliders in the Basic panel: Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation. (Note: These techniques work in both Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw and Lightroom.) CLARITY ROCKS If you have Photoshop CS5 or later, you’re using the latest version of Clarity, which totally rocks. If you’re using CS4 or earlier, Camera Raw has Clarity but it’s using the older math, and while it’s still good, it’s not great. If you have the older version, what you’ll find is that a lot of Clarity will create a black halo around the edges of…
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    Vectips

  • Create a Creepy, Slime Vector Text Effect!

    Mary Winkler
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Get ready for Halloween in a spooky, goopy style with this slime vector text effect! Through offset paths, gradients, and various effects, we’ll whip up some mucky lettering.       Tutorial Details: Spooky Slime Vector Text Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Gradients, Appearance Panel, and Text Effects Estimated Completion Time: 40 Minutes Final Image: Spooky Slime Text Vector Effect Step 1: Slime Vector Text Create a New Layer and with the Text Tool (T) write a word (I chose an homage to my favorite Muppet from Sesame…
  • Retro Text Vector Sign in Under 30 Mins!

    Sands
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    In this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple retro text vector sign treatment. Even though its simple, it uses some powerful Illustrator features. If you’ve wanted a truly customizable retro text vector tutorial that you can bust out in a quick afternoon, this is the one for you. Final Image: Retro Text Vector Below is the final retro text vector treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: Retro Text Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 (You should be able to create this tutorial in CS4 and CS3 but some of the tutorial images might look different.)…
  • Halloween Pumpkin Vector Stickers in 30 Mins!

    Iaroslav Lazunov
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    In this Halloween pumpkin vector sticker tutorial we will learn how to create fun Halloween pumpkin sticker, passing all the steps of design, including sketching, coloring and creating shadows and glares. The method described here to create shadows using Blend Tool will keep you away from artifacts that normally occur on objects of complex shape. I hope that this maximum optimizing methods presented here will help you to work more efficiently, that will save plenty time in the future. So let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Halloween pumpkin sticker Program: Adobe Illustrator CS2 –…
  • Keep Away from this Halloween Lantern Vector Tutorial! Or Don’t…

    Andrei Marius
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    In the following Halloween lantern vector tutorial you will learn how to create a paper bag lantern vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and create the main shape using basic vector shapes. You will learn how to add shading and highlights using the Pathfinder panel and some simple blending techniques. Using built-in brushes and raster effects along with some basic masking techniques, you will learn how to add subtle textures. Add some glowing spookiness and you’ll have the perfect Halloween lantern vector for the month of…
  • Boo! Glowing Halloween Text + Bonus Jack-o-Lantern

    Mary Winkler
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Skip the mess of carving jack-o-lanterns with this pumpkin-inspired spooky glowing Halloween text treatment! We’ll edit this Halloween text with gradients, vector effects, and create a custom pumpkin to complete the design.     Tutorial Details: Halloween Text Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Gradients, Appearance Panel, and Text Effects Estimated Completion Time: 40 Minutes Final Image: Halloween Text Effect Step 1: Halloween Text Effect To start off this glowing Halloween text tutorial, create a New Document and use the…
 
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    Vector Diary

  • 30 Best Cute Fonts

    moderator
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Talking about cute font styles that can add playful and fun look to your designs, here is the best list of top 30 cute fonts to check out:1. PaperCutePaperCute is a simple and cute font style that offers an easy to read letterforms inspired by simple paper cutting. The uppercase and lowercase letters differ from each other with beautiful collection of ornaments, alternate glyphs and many other cool features.Download PaperCute2. Budmo JigglerBudmo Jiggler is a beautiful font family that offers a shimmering and shining approach, designed by Ray Larabie. It has 5 weights available, consisting of…
  • Illustrator Tutorial: Creating Realistic Tomatoes

    Bao Nguyen
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic and detailed tomatoes in adobe illustrator. For starters, you will use basic tools (Pen, Ellipse tools) to create the main shapes that you need. Next, you’ll see how you can add depth and shading for your shapes using complex gradients, the Appearance palette and some effects (Gaussian Blur, Grain…). Let’s start! Create a new document1. Press (Ctrl +N) to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 766 in the width box and enter 678 in the height box then click on the Advanced button.
  • Illustrator Special Effects #12: Colorful Mosaic Background

    Nikola Adzic
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Let’s see how to create a colorful mosaic background in this tutorial. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use various symbolism tools, along with Mesh Tool, in order to achieve a nice mosaic effect. So, let’s get started!1. Open up a new document and set the dimensions of the Artboard to about 800 x 600px. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) from the Tools Panel and make a rectangle with the following dimensions: width – 800px, height – 480px. Keep the object selected, and choose the black (R=0, G=0, B=0) in the Swatches panel to set the fill color.2. Select the…
  • Premium Tutorial: Christmas Ornament Wreath

    Bao Nguyen
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Get ready for the holiday season with this Christmas Ornament Wreath tutorial. We will be using a lot of Pen Tool and Ellipse Tool while combining some simple shapes and coloring with vivid color gradients. In addition, we’ll add the highlights using the Transparency Palette plus one or two effects. Best of all, we will have a great time exploring some nice techniques during the creation process. So, get ready to create a nice Christmas illustration.Related posts:Premium Tutorial: Christmas TreePremium Tutorial: Frosty Christmas WindowPremium Tutorial: Wine Barrel
  • 30 Best Professional Fonts

    moderator
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Professional looking font is one factor in building an impression either on your catalogs, business names, titles, headlines, manuals and others alike. Looking for the best professional font that will fit your designs? Here is a list of the top 30 professional font:1. HelveticaHelvetica is a beautiful font that offers professional and simple approach, designed and enhanced by 3 different designers, namely Edouard Hoffmann, Max Meidinger and Matthew Carter. This font is one of the oldest font styles, from Helvetia enhanced to Helvetica and it has been used for variety of applications since…
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  • How to Make a Neon Calavera Girl Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

    Mary Winkler
    1 Nov 2014 | 1:21 am
    What You'll Be CreatingCelebrate Día de los Muertos in style with this vibrant, neon calavera girl portrait created in Adobe Illustrator. Manipulate basic shapes, render areas of design with linear and radial gradients, create custom brushes, and use the Blob Brush Tool (Shift-B) to draw fine details within your design. We'll draw assorted flowers and really use that dark background to make this design POP from the page.1. Drawing the Head and FaceStep 1Create a New Document in Adobe Illustrator (mine measures approximately 12.5 inches square) and use…
  • Tuts+ Community Project: See Our Halloween Showcase!

    Melody Nieves
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This month we celebrated all things wickedly spooky here at Tuts+. And of course, Halloween wouldn't be complete without a fun community project to inspire fear in us all.Community Project: Designers GraveyardFeeling brave? Well today we dare you to sneak a peek into our designers graveyard, complete with 15 new gravestones from our creative and talented readers. Want to see more? Check out the original post for this community project to see the interesting ways Tuts+ instructors took their final breaths. Here Lie Our Beloved ReadersEnjoy these spook-tacular gravestones created by our…
  • From Speed Paint to Detail: Paint a Bat-Cat in Adobe Photoshop

    Monika Zagrobelna
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    What You'll Be CreatingSometimes you want to paint something, but your idea is too elusive to plan the picture properly. You just start painting and the result is unpredictable. In this tutorial I'll show you a fast method to paint freely and spontaneously, while keeping control over the process. I'll teach you how to tame your imagination and use it to bring an idea to life. A fast process requires simple tools, so we're going to use only one, self-made brush. Adobe Photoshop isn't obligatory here, but you'll need to work some things out yourself if you use other programs.In order to prove…
  • New Course: Advanced Vector Portraits, Spooky Edition

    Andrew Blackman
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    Happy Halloween! What better way to celebrate than by firing up Adobe Illustrator and creating some haunting images?In our new course, Advanced Vector Portraits: Spooky Edition, you'll learn how to modify stock images to create your own zombie child and sugar skull woman.What You'll LearnIn this special Halloween edition of our series of Vector Portraits courses, Tuts+ Design & Illustration Editor Sharon Milne will teach you how to start with regular stock photographs and transform them into spooky images inspired by Halloween and Day of the Dead.You'll work step by…
  • Play With Blends and Image Trace to Create a Simple Cat Scene in Adobe Illustrator

    Sharon Milne
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThose who follow my tutorials will know there are three common themes: portraits, cats, and silhouettes. In this tutorial, I'll be creating a simple, Pen Tool-free sunset cat scene, using Blends and Image Trace. If you're using a version of Adobe Illustrator older than CC, Image Trace will be known as Live Trace with more or less the same settings, so don't worry, you can join in!This one is perfect for beginners, so let's get stuck in.Tutorial AssetsIn order to complete this project, you'll need to find an image of a walking cat. If you're not using your own cat, I…
 
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  • Photoshop Type Mask Tool

    Eric Renno
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Its a feature of Photoshop that's been quietly sitting behind the Text tool minding it's own business. Photoshop Type Mask Tool hasn't quite seen the end of it's run though and hopefully this article will spur you to give the little guy just one more chance. The post Photoshop Type Mask Tool appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 30 Second Photoshop – Path to Shape

    Eric Renno
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    It's been a while but here's another 30 Second Photoshop, this time how to change a path to a shape The post 30 Second Photoshop – Path to Shape appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Photoshop Flame Filter and Text of Fire

    Eric Renno
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Photoshop had a little update at Adobe Max this year and one of my fav new features s the Flames Filter. It works really well and has some great effects. Being somewhat of a 'fontahoic' I headed straight to the text paths to see what could be done, and if Photoshop could handle such a complicated path. Turns out it really can! The post Photoshop Flame Filter and Text of Fire appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Aperture, Lightroom and KelbyOne

    Eric Renno
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    If you’re moving over to Lightroom and Photoshop from Aperture you might find it a tedious task to import everything in. That’s where this handy add-on from Adobe comes to the rescue! Flags, Star Ratings, Keywords, GPS Data, Rejects, Hidden Files, Color Labels, Stacks, Face Tags will be imported and converted to the Lightroom way of doing things, what could be easier‽ The post Aperture, Lightroom and KelbyOne appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Adobe Shape and Photoshop Libraries

    Eric Renno
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    This week (6/10/14) Adobe release a host of new mobile applications and updates to their desktop apps. In this video I take a look at the iOS application Adobe Shape and how assets produced by it can be bought into Photoshop via the new Library panel; The post Adobe Shape and Photoshop Libraries appeared first on TipSquirrel.
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