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  • How to Create a Panoramic Wrapped Picture

    MCP Actions
    MCP Actions
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recently, one of my friends shared with me a picture on Facebook that was labeled “Taking a Panoramic Picture while Rolling Down a Hill”.  It was of a gorgeous picture, supposedly taken with an iPhone while rolling down a hill.  She “challenged” me to see if I could do it, or more specifically, if my husband could do it.  I immediately accepted – but I wasn’t about to roll down a hill!  I pulled out my laptop, fired up Photoshop and let the editing begin! Step 1 – Take or Create a Panoramic Picture For this tutorial, I’ll be creating a…
  • Synchronize Color Settings in Photoshop and Creative Cloud Apps

    TipSquirrel
    Eric Renno
    12 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you've ever delved into the Photoshop menus you might have come across Color Settings in the Edit menu. There's a lot to alter here, but what's that down the bottom right corner telling me that my Colours are not synchronised? There doesn't seem to be any way to synchronise them either.... The post Synchronize Color Settings in Photoshop and Creative Cloud Apps appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Leroy Merlin: Flipping Her Off

    PSD : Photoshop Disasters 
    bev
    26 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    “Don’t be freaked out; just place the pen in her flipper hand and she’ll do the rest.” Thanks for sending this in, Rodrigo! You can see this disaster in action right here. The post Leroy Merlin: Flipping Her Off appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 7

    Lightroom Killer Tips
    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    I was going to do 10 of these, but I realize I could do a whole bunch more, so I’m just going to cut my series off here at Part 7, and then on Friday I’ll compile and list my favorites from your suggestions (and it’s going to be hard to narrow those down, because you guys have come up with some great ideas!). OK, on to the last in my series: #7: We need a better way to import graphics If you can think of a program that makes it clunkier to work with an imported graphic, I’d like to know what it is, because importing a graphic using The Identity Plate Editor, where you…
  • How To Bite The Hand That Feeds You

    The Kayview Gallery
    25 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    This is a blog about photography, Adobe Photoshop (PS) and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  And a place to rant every once in a while.  Occasionally I mention that I'm retired from (what I like to tell people when/if they ask) "a little west coast startup called Intel".  (Well, it was at one point.  1969 to be specific.)  One of my general interests has always been the history of the microprocessor and the computer.  I was flipping around the smart TV the other day and found a content supplier I'd never heard of before.  (I say "content provider" because it…
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    Planet Photoshop

  • Sharing Your Layered Work Using Animated GIFs

    Mark S
    21 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    When I stumbled across a PetaPixel webpage using animated GIFs to show the layered photo composite work of Richard Roberts, I was immediately hooked on the idea of sharing layered work in this condensed educational fashion. In a mere 5 – 15 second glimpse, these animated GIFs are able to reveal the lengthy and complex creative process of an artist; not in a detailed way, but in a “peering into the mind of an artist” way. In today’s tutorial, we’ll go through the process of breaking down a photo composite into an animated GIF that can be shared on the web or in eBooks to tell…
  • Transforming an Overcast Day into a Snowy Day

    Mark S
    15 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    If the idea of playing Mother Nature excites you, you’ll love this simple technique for transforming an overcast day into a beautiful snow scene with powder-covered vegetation and falling flakes. Image courtesy of Shutterstock (Image ID: 8436919 / Copyright: Jorge Casais) Step 1: Open an Overcast Photo Open an overcast photo with little or no detail in the sky. Step 2: Add Ground Snow Choose Select>Color Range. With the Select pull-down set to Sampled Colors and the Selection Preview pull-down set to None, hover over the photo and click on a bright spot in the sky. Notice the grayscale…
  • Shiny Lines Text Effect

    Rose
    15 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    This tutorial will show you how to create and modify a simple brush tip, and use it along with some layer styles to create a shiny lines text effect. Tutorial Assets 1) Intro Regular font. 2) Celestial Background 48 by FrostBo. 3) Free Pack 6000 photoshop gradients by Supertuts007 (Load the CHROMES.grd file). Step 1 Create a new 1280 x 1280 px document, and duplicate the Background layer. Double click the Background copy layer to apply a Gradient Overlay effect using the following settings: Style: Reflected Scale: 150% Click the Gradient box to modify the gradient fill Create the gradient…
  • Boosting Specific Colors

    Pete Collins
    5 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    CREDIT: MATT KLOSKOWSKI Often, you’ll have a photo where one of the colors just doesn’t stand out like it did when you took the photo. One of the benefits of a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer is that you can target specific colors with it, and not the whole photo. Plus, the ability to hide the changes with the layer mask on the adjustment layer can really help create some strong images. STEP 1: Open a photo where some of the colors just don’t have the same punch that the others do. In this example, the yellows and blues look like they could use a little more of a color boost. Go to the…
  • A 3D Time Lapse with Corey Barker

    Corey Barker
    1 May 2015 | 12:29 pm
    So, I wanted to share with you a little experiment of mine I have been playing with this week. You can see how I sketch the letters out first instead of using a font. The music is by John Williams from the 1941 Soundtrack. Sony Music 1991
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s “Reprocess Your Old Images” Tuesday

    Scott Kelby
    26 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hope you had a really relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I had a lot of fun going back and doing something this weekend I’ve wanted to do for a while, and that is to go back to some of my original files, and reprocess them from scratch to make new versions that: (a) Reflect what I like today, as my tastes on post-processing have changed (b) Let me use the latest tools and plug-ins (c) Let me experiment more than I had the time to do, probably because I was on a tight deadline …and I’m delighted with the results. Above: Here’s the one I did back in 2012 — note the HDR…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    Scott Kelby
    25 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. This post is dedicated each year to the memory of David Leimbach, (shown above; the brother of our friend and colleague Jeff Leimbach), who died seven years ago in combat in Afghanistan. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day.
  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    22 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hi Gang: Today I thought I’d share five trailers for some new classes you might want to check out this Memorial Day weekend over on KelbyOne.com. If you’re not already a member, you can join for $19.99 and watch the full-length versions of ALL of these classes today, (and while you’re there, you can watch any of the about 500+ more online classes on Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Video Editing, and Photography unlimited for the next 30-days!) Here’s the link (but check out these trailers first!): 1. Peter Hurley shows you how to edit down an entire shoot to get you…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. The Art of the Edit with Peter Hurley It’s all about the edit! You’ve just had an awesome photo session and now you need to narrow it down to just the best ones. How do you do it? Join Peter Hurley as he walks you through…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Vincent Versace!

    Brad Moore
    19 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. -Albert Einstein I have come to believe that my job, why I was put on this earth, is to tell the truth and see the pretty. My job is to walk all over the planet and allow myself to be taken by the moment and to record the truth, beauty and moments of abandon with a camera. Interesting work if you can get it. What I discovered is so long as I stay on this path I (mostly) stay out of trouble. What I have also discovered is that…
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 7

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    I was going to do 10 of these, but I realize I could do a whole bunch more, so I’m just going to cut my series off here at Part 7, and then on Friday I’ll compile and list my favorites from your suggestions (and it’s going to be hard to narrow those down, because you guys have come up with some great ideas!). OK, on to the last in my series: #7: We need a better way to import graphics If you can think of a program that makes it clunkier to work with an imported graphic, I’d like to know what it is, because importing a graphic using The Identity Plate Editor, where you…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day. All my best, -Scott The post A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody. OK, this one is a simple fix, but I think it would speed a lot of folks workflow who use the Lens Connection panel (I use it almost daily, and numerous times a day — for me, this is one super-important panel). Here we go for #6 on my list: #6: Simplify the Lens Correction Panel Don’t take stuff away. Don’t hide it. Just don’t make us toggle back and forth between FOUR different tabs within one panel. With that many tabs it’s like its own mini-program within a program. There’s no reason these can’t be simplified into just two…
  • Playing around in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of inspiration. So I have three pictures that were taken in the same place as folks walked by and I wanted to see how Lightroom would handle them if I tried to merge them as…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    I mentioned this one here back in January, as a two-part feature request and I’m delighted that one of these actually made it into Lightroom CC, but the other one didn’t, so I still wanted to include it in my top 10 list. The feature (well, it’s more like a tweak or a fix) that did make it in has to do with Collection Sets. I noted back in January that when you create a New Collection Set, you leave the images you were working on, and it takes you to the blank gray screen you see below. To do pretty much anything you had to navigate back to the images you were working on…
 
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    Photoshop Tutorials

  • How to Create a Fantasy Book Scene in Photoshop

    Johan Sandu
    25 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial we will create a celestial fantasy scene, full of color and intensity. I’ll teach you a couple of masking tricks and some compositiong techniques. Let’s begin! What you’ll be creating You will create an intense and colorful scene. You will need Photoshop CS3 or in order to follow this tutorial. Tutorial Resources Rainbow – magikfeller Background – magikfeller Fantasy Lighting Brush Kit – KeepWaiting Cloud Brush – Ryoku15 Sun Brush – Andrei-Oprinca Island – MindSqueeZe Chains – BrokenWing3dStock Book – montague…
  • Interview with fine artist and illustrator Chris Murray

    Stephen Malapote
    24 May 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Chris Murray is a fine artist and illustrator from a small Upstate New York town. He has worked with numerous clients such as Marvel Comics, Avalanche Studios, Paramount Pictures, The NY Times, and many more. Join us for the interview and be inspired by him and his works. Enjoy! Let’s start from scratch. How’d you get into the design industry? Well, I’ve always been drawing.  I grew up studying various children’s books / comic books & graffiti art styles.  It was my fascination.  I then went on to study illustration at R.I.T. (Rochester Institute of Technology)…
  • Interview with Character Designer and Filmmaker Amr Elshamy

    Honey Adraque
    20 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this feature, we bring you a passionate filmmaker who turned into an enthusiastic character designer as he starts loving all kinds of art. He is Amr Elsham living from the “country of the pyramids”, Egypt. Let us read on and enjoy how arts change his view in life. How did you get into cartooning? And is “cartooning” the right word for it? I really don’t remember when I start, I always was doing this artworks when I was young before computer art enter my life, you can call it illustrations and yes it’s cartooning also! Many of your illustrations are…
  • Manipulate a Photo into a Beautiful Fiery Sunset Landscape

    Bunty Pundir
    18 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how you can create a sunrise landscape in just simple 20 steps. You’ll learn how you can create your own landscape scenery by using less stock images. So, follow the tutorial find out how easy to make this manipulation when we break it down into steps. What you’ll be creating You’ll be creating a sunrise landscape. To follow this tutorial you’ll need Photoshop CS3 or higher. Tutorial Resources Sea – Pixabay Sky – Morguefile Mountain 1 – Pixabay Mountain 2 – Pixabay Birds Brushes – Candymax Stock Step 1…
  • Interview with Creative Designer and Art Director James Oconnell

    Stephen Malapote
    17 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Welcome to the interview of UK based designer and art director James Oconnell. Share in his experience as a designer and illustrator in his impressive body of works and his freelance works for global clients. James has a diverse and inspiring collection of portfolio and history of projects. I’m glad to be able to share with you today his works and some insights into his trade. Read on and enjoy! Can you tell us a little about yourself? How long have you been in the business? I’ve worked freelance, in-house and agency-side as a designer, storyteller and brand thinker since 2007.
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  • Join and Win!

    Dave
    19 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Join my online training site and you could win a year of Creative Cloud. On June 1st I’ll be doing a random draw from all my paid subscribers (new and existing) and choose 2 people.  One person will win a year of the Photography Package (Photoshop and Lightroom) and another will win the full Creative Cloud package will all the Adobe apps. This contest is not affiliated with Adobe and will consist of a random draw.Good luck! Get the details here
  • 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…
 
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    PSD : Photoshop Disasters 

  • Leroy Merlin: Flipping Her Off

    bev
    26 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    “Don’t be freaked out; just place the pen in her flipper hand and she’ll do the rest.” Thanks for sending this in, Rodrigo! You can see this disaster in action right here. The post Leroy Merlin: Flipping Her Off appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • This Just In: North Korea Is Still Terrible At Photoshop

    bev
    21 May 2015 | 7:53 am
    In an attempt to prove that they’ve achieved the capability to launch a ballistic missile from a submarine, North Korea shared this photo. Unfortunately for North Korea, the photo just proves that they still have some work to do when it comes to creating convincing images in Photoshop. Remember this mess? Or this one? H/T The Telegraph UK. The post This Just In: North Korea Is Still Terrible At Photoshop appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Be Fit Club: Put Your Best Face Forward

    bev
    19 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Why take a picture of a woman actually leading a class when you can just slap her face on a stock photo?   Found here. Thanks for sending it in, Borja!   The post Be Fit Club: Put Your Best Face Forward appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Booking.com: Welcome to Your Warped Vacation

    bev
    14 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Somebody better explain what they were going for here, right BOOKING now!   We haven’t seen a background this warped since Lindsay Lohan posted her last selfie. Thanks for sending this in, Jimena! You can see it online here. The post Booking.com: Welcome to Your Warped Vacation appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Desigual: I’m Stumped

    bev
    11 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    While we love-love-love seeing diverse models like this one, we’re not sure she’d be too happy about what they did to her hand.   Unless she’s really missing her left hand? If that’s the case, I’m sure someone will let us know in the comments.   Thank you to Isolde for spotting this disaster in Belgium and sending it in. The post Desigual: I’m Stumped appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
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    Photoshop Star

  • Create a Sci-Fi Landscape Scene with Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    18 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a sci-fi landscape scene with stars and planets. You’ll learn how to blend different images together, make a planet and create lighting effects. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 60 minutes Difficulty : Intermediate Resources Planet texture Landscape […] The post Create a Sci-Fi Landscape Scene with Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • Create an Apple Watch in Adobe Photoshop

    Razvan Gabriel
    12 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    In this tutorial you will learn how to create an Apple Watch in Adobe Photoshop. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CC Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Step 1 Create a 600 x 500px document, go to View > Show > Grid to enable the Grid and then go to View > […] The post Create an Apple Watch in Adobe Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • Create a Black and White Drawing Effect in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    6 May 2015 | 5:27 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a black and white drawing effect using a photo. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 25 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Girl Step 1 Open the image “Girl”. The first […] The post Create a Black and White Drawing Effect in Photoshop appeared first on 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.
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    Photoshop Lady

  • Lion Image Designed in Adobe Illustrator

    tony2
    26 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Ukrainian artist Denis Gonchar shows the process of dealing with lion image with Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial shows how does a colorful dimensional lion head appear on the warm sand yellow background. The way is to add color onto the original lion head and deal with details time and time again. (View This Tutorial)
  • Achieve Low Poly Arts with Image Triangulator

    tony2
    25 May 2015 | 7:07 pm
    This tutorial will demonstrate how to create low poly arts with Image Triangulator, which gives you the ability to triangulate any image. Except for a high quality image, you still need to use Illustrator to edit some details. And be sure to save your plotted points as a text file and the final image as a pdf. (View This Tutorial)
  • Achieve Doomsday Style with Photoshop

    tony2
    24 May 2015 | 7:08 pm
    This tutorial will show you how to create a “Doomsday” style image: a composition of a waterfall with some ruins of old buildings.To do that we will use stock photos. Except for adjusting the layers and matching the colors and saturation, please make sure that the light sources are almost the same. (View This Tutorial)
  • Sci-Fi Landscape with Lighting Effects

    tony2
    21 May 2015 | 7:28 pm
    This tutorial will show you how to create a sci-fi landscape scene with stars and planets in photoshop. You’ll learn how to blend different images together. The planet texture will form the foundation of the text, whereas the landscape, sky and nebula will be used to create the lighting effects around the text. (View This Tutorial)
  • How to Create Bread Typography in Photoshop

    tony2
    20 May 2015 | 7:07 pm
    This tutorial will show you how to create bread typography in Photoshop. We will adjust and manipulate several bread stock images to make our typography. To create this fantastic picture, basic techniques of adjusting the bread, arranging the bread letters, adding color, and painting with cloud brushes are needed. (View This Tutorial)
 
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    Digital Mastery: The home of everything Ben

  • The Photoshop & Lightroom Creative Integration Tour

    admin
    7 May 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Hi gang! I know I’ve been away from the blog world for a while, and that’s because I’ve been on an extended international trip with VERY limited internet (more on that later). I did, however, want to pop in to share a bit of news.   I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new seminar tour that will be kicking off later this month. It’s called the Photoshop and Lightroom Creative Integration Tour, hosted by the fine folks at KelbyOne. This will be a full-day seminar that teaches you how to best integrate Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.   Here’s the official…
  • Shooting the West 2015

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    Hi gang! We recently returned from Shooting the West, a photography symposium that takes place in Winnemucca, Nevada. While this was my first time speaking at this event, Shooting the West has been taking place annually for 27 years! Many of the attendees have been coming year after year, and some of them have attended all 27 years in a row. We could tell that this was one big family, and we were honored to be welcomed into it this time around. I was this year’s keynote speaker, and I taught several classes and workshops as well. The workshops were fun because they gave us an…
  • Upcoming Photoshop & Photography Events

    admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Hi gang! I just wanted to give everyone a heads up on some great training events that will be happening over the next month. We’ve got a mix of Photoshop and photography as well as a mix of online and in the field. Photoshop Week Pretty soon, I’ll be heading back to the CreativeLive studio in Seattle to teach several classes during Photoshop Week. Over the course of six days, 13 instructors will present a total of 48 classes, all related to Photoshop, and as with all CreativeLive classes, they’re free to watch while their live. Here is CreativeLive’s description of the…
  • Catching up with a year-end update

    admin
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Hi gang! I know things have been pretty quiet over here on the blog lately. That’s because things have been pretty quiet in general. I’ve been spending the past several weeks working, planning and setting goals for the upcoming year. As you may know, I usually live on the road, traveling around in a motor coach and photographing the U.S. of A. I’m usually not in one place for more than a few days. Well, for nearly a year now, my lifestyle has been a little different (for me) in that I’ve been hunkered down in the Tampa area of Florida, meaning I’ve been in one…
  • Lightpainting on creativeLIVE

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    Hi everyone! I am currently in Seattle to teach at Photo Week at creativeLIVE. Photo Week is 6-days of non-stop training that includes everything from gear demos to master classes, and it STARTS TODAY! They will be featuring over 35 world-class instructors on three different broadcast channels and of course, as always with creativeLIVE, when you watch it live, it’s free. I will be teaching a class on Lightpainting today, Monday, at 1:30 PST. Lightpainting is where you use a flashlight (or other light source) to paint the light onto your subject in a dark room over a long exposure. The…
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • How to Create a Set of Mini Pirate Icons in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Stefan
    26 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    What You'll Be CreatingToday’s tutorial will show you how to create a set of pirate-themed icons with the help of Adobe Illustrator. The process will be mainly based on the use of basic shapes, with a touch of the Pen Tool here and there. Arr me mateys! Today we shall smartly build a fierceful scallywag icon set using our old bucko, Illustrator. Aye! So maybe I had a little bit too much fun with the whole “talk-like-a-pirate-gibberish” but who can blame me for loving it.1. Setting Up Our Document Listen up landlubber, open up Illustrator and set up a New Document (File > New or…
  • How to Draw and Render Realistic Fur With Pencils and Charcoal

    James Butler
    26 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIt is hard to find anyone who doesn't have an affection for an animal of one type or another, but more often than not people will fall for the cutest, most furriest animals there are in the natural world. It is a great challenge for any artist to try and replicate this on paper. Come with me as we explore the methods you can use to draw and render a cute, furry terrier puppy.What You Will NeedDrawing paper or newsprintDrawing board (optional)Masking tapePencils (Types, 7B to 2H)Mechanical pencils (Types 6B to 2H)Pencil sharpenerSteel rulerT-rulerBlack coloured…
  • Create a Comic Character: Making a Character Sheet in Adobe Illustrator

    Sara Berntsson
    25 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThe inspiration behind a comic can come from many sources. It can be anything from a story idea to a certain setting, or perhaps a character. This tutorial won't go into how to write a comic script or well-rounded characters, but it will guide you through the process of visualizing your character ideas through research, experiment and refining. By creating a character sheet, you will be properly prepared before you start drawing your comic, and you'll have a reference to help you keep the character's look consistent.1. Figuring Out Who Your Character IsBefore…
  • Create a Funny Surreal Underground Scene With Adobe Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    25 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I'll show you how to create a funny surreal scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. First we'll combine several stock images to make a natural underground scene. Then we'll add other elements, such as the skull, nest, egg and bird, and blend them together using adjustment layers, masking and brushes. Later we'll add more natural elements (a tree and leaves) and use the same techniques to make them parts of the scene. We'll finish it up with several adjustment layers. As you follow this tutorial, you'll learn how to manage your…
  • Quick Tip: Expanding on the Style Inspired Double Exposure Effect

    Kirk Nelson
    22 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingIf you haven't seen Taylor Swift's video for her hit song, Style, then do yourself a favor and check it out! Not surprisingly it's a "stylistic" video, and it contains some wonderfully inspiring effects using silhouettes and double exposures. In this series of tutorials I'm going to deconstruct some of those effects and show how to reproduce them in Adobe Photoshop.  In this Quick Tip we explore that idea and replicate two of the double exposure effects from the video.1. The Smoke Profile EffectTo create the smoke profile effect, we will use resources from…
 
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  • Article :: Impressionist Pastel Painting with Painter 2015: Loose, Luminous Pastels

    25 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Corel Painter 2015 gives artists the tools to create soft, glowing effects that flatter complexions and make landscape canvases look dreamy. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Painter Wow! Book, Tenth Edition, shares techniques for working with Painter's Pastels brushes for effects that look beautifully natural.
  • Article :: How to Create Moody Light for Your Photo Shoot

    24 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In this excerpt from Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, Nick Fancher shows you a number of different techniques to achieve that moody light effect curing a photo shoot, including colored gels, flash grids, and blacking out the scene except for the subject.
  • Article :: Quick Start to Close-Up and Macro Photography

    20 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Rob Sheppard, author/photographer of Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, provides guidance on how to get started capturing the world of the very tiny. Whether you want to show the exquisite intricacy of a delicate flower or the fascinating machine-like details of an insect's body, Rob explains the kind of equipment you'll need, how to control your camera's focus, and the importance of the background behind your subject for getting that perfect shot.
  • Article :: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Describing How DHCP Works

    19 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite explains how DHCP works, including using DHCP networks, defining leases, comparing static and dynamic address assignments, and serving multiple subnets.
  • Article :: Redstone: The Charge That Ignites Minecraft

    17 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Cori Dusmann, author of The Minecraft Guide for Parents and co-author of A Visual Guide to Minecraft, discusses redstone, Minecraft's form of electrical power. Players use it in all sorts of ways and build endless clever devices with it, learning as they go along.
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  • Create an Epic Pirate Sea Battle in Photoshop

    13 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    Get ready to create an epic battle between a sea creature and a courageous pirate girl. I will share you various tips  and techniques that will hopefully improve your current workflow. In this tutorial I will make extensive use of layers, masks, smart objects and other basic Photoshop tools so if you’re not familiar with ...
  • Photoshop: How to Create Techno-inspired, Symbols & Logos

    13 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    Photoshop CC 2014 tutorial showing how to transform a simple black and white graphic into a techno-inspired, logo or symbol including adding color.
  • How to Colorize a Black and White Photo in Photoshop

    12 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Learn how to colorize a black and white photo in Adobe Photoshop CS6: Hello guys! It’s very simple, Everyone can do it.. Fill color in your old family photos, and make it more memorable and impressive. Best Photoshop Tutorial.
  • Create a Textured Bird with Smoke in Photoshop

    11 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Today we’re going to be taking a look at a few basic techniques to get you started using Photoshop’s blending options to give you some very nice looking results fairly quickly!
  • Draw an Airport Mechanical Text Display From Scratch

    11 May 2015 | 3:10 pm
    When was the last time you went to an airport? While waiting, you might stumble into an interesting schedule display. Each character board is flipped to reveal the next character. That's what we want to create here, a mechanical text display. We are going to use only Photoshop in this project. Let's get started!
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  • How to Create a Panoramic Wrapped Picture

    MCP Actions
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recently, one of my friends shared with me a picture on Facebook that was labeled “Taking a Panoramic Picture while Rolling Down a Hill”.  It was of a gorgeous picture, supposedly taken with an iPhone while rolling down a hill.  She “challenged” me to see if I could do it, or more specifically, if my husband could do it.  I immediately accepted – but I wasn’t about to roll down a hill!  I pulled out my laptop, fired up Photoshop and let the editing begin! Step 1 – Take or Create a Panoramic Picture For this tutorial, I’ll be creating a…
  • Add Dimension and Color to Your Images In Less than a Minute

    Jodi Friedman
    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Beautiful color and pop – super fast: Nothing is quicker in editing that using Lightroom and presets.  In a few clicks you can transform the look of your images, and with a few swipes of a brush preset, you can customize the look further.   Here’s our quick edit for this image using MCP Enlighten Presets. ** Buy Here ** Click 1: Awake (gives it the overall pop and color) Click 2: Deepen (to add depth and contrast) Clicks 3-5: Pop Blue, Green, Yellow (lifted the colors in the background most notably) Click 6-7: Decrease Orange, Red (helped with her skin tones) Brushes…
  • How to Take Better Photos By Finding and Using Light in Your Home

    MCP Actions
    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    When most of us start photographing, we start off using natural light.  Some photographers take the step to add flash or strobe into their photos; this is what I use much of the time on the business side of my photography.  But the bottom line is that light is light, and it has the same qualities whether it’s being created by you or created by nature or your home environment. This year I’m doing my own 365 project (taking one photo every single day).  More than half of the photos I’ve taken so far have been in my home, and in the whole project, I’ve only taken two…
  • 4 Seconds to a More Vibrant Image

    Jodi Friedman
    15 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Our 4 second edit – vibrant color images: Nothing is quicker in editing that using Lightroom and presets.  In a few clicks you can transform the look of your images, and you can even sync the edit with similar photos.   Here’s our 4 second, 4 click edit for this image using MCP Quick Clicks Collection – Buy Here. Click 1: Tic-Tac-Toe preset Click 2: Fill Flash preset Click 3: Booster Shot preset Click 4: Burnt Edges preset No painting, no masking, no trouble. Just a more vibrant look with lots of details in the truck.   Photo credit: Angie Monson – thanks…
  • Nature Photographers Will Love This Lens

    Jodi Friedman
    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tamron USA, a MCP Blog Sponsor, recently introduced a new wide-angle lens. It looks amazing for nature photography, architectural photography, and real-estate photography. It could be a fun lens for weddings too.   This summer we will be giving one of these lenses away to one of our readers. Would you like to win one? What types of images would you use it for?               Ken Hubbard, a professional nature photographer, has used this lens quite a bit and had this to say about the Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD : “One of the most important lenses…
 
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  • Create a Dark Landscape Matte Painting with Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Hey PSDFANs, In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a misty landscape matte painting with a dark castle. We’ll create a misty scene with the layered mountains and the light from afar. The main technique here is blending with adjustment layers, masking and brushes. There are something basic you should know about contrast, distance, intensity etc, and we’ll dive into all of those in today’s lesson! Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Resources Used In This Tutorial Sky Mountains 1 Mountains 2 Mountains 3 Mountains 4 Castle…
  • Create a Dark, Mysterious Photo Manipulation

    Bunty Pundir
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    Hey PSDFANs! Today’s tutorial will walk you through some essential manipulation, blending and colour matching techniques. In this lesson I’ll show you how you can convert a forest into a dark, foggy, ominous scene. You’ll learn how to work with shadows, lighting, adjustment layers, layer masks, dodge & burning and much more. Let’s get started What you will be creating Here’s look at the outcome you’ll be able to produce by the end of this lesson: Resources used in this tutorial Forest Sky Grave Bush 1 Bush 2 Crow Model Step 1 Create a New document by…
  • How to Paint a Fantasy Woman Portrait with Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    Hey PSDFANs! In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint a fantasy woman portrait with Photoshop. You’ll learn how to use brush to paint properly as well as take care of details. A graphic tablet is highly recommended for this tutorial. Let’s get started! 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 Reference Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop with the settings below: The background color should be black. Step 2 Press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+N to make a new layer.
  • 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…
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  • Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 1 – Reds

    photoframd
    25 May 2015 | 4:24 pm
    The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art debuted its most impressive exhibition since Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty. The new show is China: Through the Looking Glass and explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion. The Costume Institute and the Met’s Department of Asian Art collaborated on the collections of high fashion, Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and films featuring more than 140 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear alongside Chinese art. It’s an amazing show! All photos taken with Canon G7 x Met’s…
  • Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 2 – Blues

    photoframd
    25 May 2015 | 4:24 pm
    While there are stunning pieces throughout the Met’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition, my favorites were the pieces inspired by Ming vases.  The whole room glows in cobalt.  Each piece is faithfully inspired and stunning. All photos taken with Canon G7 x Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 1 – Reds Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 2 – Blues Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 3 – Blacks Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part…
  • Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 3 – Blacks

    photoframd
    25 May 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Met’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition is so massive that there is something different in every room.  This group features strong blacks. All photos taken with Canon G7 x Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 1 – Reds Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 2 – Blues Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 3 – Blacks Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 4 – Golds Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Google •…
  • Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 4 – Golds

    photoframd
    25 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The Met’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition mixes high fashion and historic Chinese works of art.  If you have ever walked through the Asian Arts Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, you will love the level detail and respect found in this exhibit.  It’s a shame the exhibit will close August 16th! All photos taken with Canon G7 x Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 1 – Reds Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass – Part 2 – Blues Met’s Costume Institute – China: Through the Looking Glass…
  • Canon PowerShot G7 x Photos – More Photos from Chicago

    photoframd
    10 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Here are some additional photos from around Downtown Chicago taken with the Canon G7 x. All photos taken with the Canon G7 x   Canon PowerShot G7 x Photos – Willis Tower in Chicago Canon PowerShot G7 x Photos – Cloud Gate – The Bean – in Chicago Canon PowerShot G7 x Photos – More Photos from Chicago Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Google • Delicious • Digg • • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS [wcs_qr_code color='darkblue']
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    The Kayview Gallery

  • How To Bite The Hand That Feeds You

    25 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    This is a blog about photography, Adobe Photoshop (PS) and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  And a place to rant every once in a while.  Occasionally I mention that I'm retired from (what I like to tell people when/if they ask) "a little west coast startup called Intel".  (Well, it was at one point.  1969 to be specific.)  One of my general interests has always been the history of the microprocessor and the computer.  I was flipping around the smart TV the other day and found a content supplier I'd never heard of before.  (I say "content provider" because it…
  • Using Luminosity Masks In Photoshop

    21 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    Click image to enlarge.  Well, played hookie from working again yesterday.  I was "supposed to be" cleaning out the spare bedroom.  Getting rid of (or at east organizing) buckets of photographic bits and pieces.  Instead, a friend suggested anyone interested should get together and go down to the New York Botanical Gardens.  Sometimes you just can't say no to that kind of temptation.  It didn't take a whole lot of persuading to get Doris' buy in on the caper.  Flowers have been sort of her thing lately, taking equally good shots with both her Nikon and her…
  • Relighting An Image Using Lightroom Radial Filters

    18 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Click on image to enlargeToday's image is a case of what I would have done if this had been a studio shoot.  It would have been possibly two light sources with snoots zeroed in on a specific flower.  There may have been a couple flags (or gobos) used to keep any direct light from falling on the rest of the composition.  In any case, that's what coulda, woulda, shoulda been done if the shot were taken in a controlled environment.  Since it wasn't (it was taken on a photo walk in a park while on vacation) it had to be relit in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (LR)…
  • Enhancing A Portrait Using A Special Filter In Photoshop

    14 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    First a cute story about the Santa Claus clone in today's image.  We were out to dinner with Doris' brother (aka the Santa Claus guy) the other night.  A family a couple tables away included a little girl about three years old.  I heard the murmurand the dad ask her who she saw at the table.  With eyes as big as saucers she said it was "Santa".  Well, Mom, Dad and the rest of the family went along with her and carried on the rouse.  Her Dad took her to the restroom and as she passed, her eyes never wavered from looking at my brother-in-law.  The rest of…
  • What To Do When Disaster Strikes

    7 May 2015 | 5:22 am
    We've been on vacation for the past few weeks.  Did a road trip with Doris and her brother and his wife.  About a week before leaving I was shooting an assignment when my "go to" vacation lens (an 18 - 200mm) broke.  And I mean broke.  I had the camera locked down on the tripod (or so I thought).  Typically I'll wrap the strap around the legs of the tripod "just in case".  That means "if it falls" it'll end up dangling by the strap between the legs of the tripod.  Being in a rush I didn't follow my own (unwritten) rule and the camera didn't have that…
 
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  • Topaz Simplify, 30% off for the month of May.

    davro
    19 May 2015 | 1:28 am
      Topaz Simplify. The discount will be for 30% off, reducing the price to $27.99 for the month of May. Topaz Simplify gives you the tools to easily and quickly create beautiful and unique digital art effects. From a coloring book effect to a graphic painting effect, Simplify has a wide array of artistic possibilities.   Click to view   The coupon code is: MAYSIMP The post Topaz Simplify, 30% off for the month of May. appeared first on davrophotofx.
  • Cafe Espanyol – creating a painterly effect

    davro
    18 May 2015 | 1:33 am
    In this video we take a look at adding a painterly effect to an image using the Filter Gallery. Texture is also added to the image as well as painting in lighting to brighten areas of the picture. This technique is easy to follow in all versions of Photoshop Some of the tools used in Elements include Filter Gallery Blend modes Effect Textures Adjustment layer Gradient tool     Cafe Espanyol - click to view   Cafe Espanyol   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…
  • Adjusting the brightness of colours with a B/W Adjustment layer

    davro
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    In this video we adjust the brightness of the colours using a Black and White Adjustment layer. This is a great way to adjust the colours and add impact to our images Some of the tools used in Photoshop include  Adjustment layers Masking Levels   The old and the new Spring flowers   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 not consider joining us and for the…
  • 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…
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  • Synchronize Color Settings in Photoshop and Creative Cloud Apps

    Eric Renno
    12 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you've ever delved into the Photoshop menus you might have come across Color Settings in the Edit menu. There's a lot to alter here, but what's that down the bottom right corner telling me that my Colours are not synchronised? There doesn't seem to be any way to synchronise them either.... The post Synchronize Color Settings in Photoshop and Creative Cloud Apps appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Portrait Retouching Using Frequency Separation

    Eric Renno
    4 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    With the trend for retouching heading to the more natural Frequency Separation fits the retouching bill perfectly, it maintains the texture of the skin as well as the tones and is incredibly fast and easy to do once you know how. The post Portrait Retouching Using Frequency Separation appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 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.
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    BittBox

  • The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 May 2015 | 5:51 am
    Advertise here with BSAAdobe Photoshop is one of the more complicated programs because it can be used for a wide array of purposes. But once you nail down the fundamental tools it becomes a lot easier to envision how you might create certain effects in future work. One of the confusing ideas that often trips new users is the difference between a layer mask and a clipping mask. They behave similarly but should be used for different purposes. This guide will cover the basics of both layer masks & clipping masks while demonstrating how you might use them in real-world projects. Both should…
  • 40 Material Design Android Apps for Clean User Interfaces

    Jake Rocheleau
    21 May 2015 | 4:04 am
    Advertise here with BSAGoogle’s material design has become a language unto itself. Both mobile and web designers are swooning over the simplicity of Google’s systematic foundation for textures, animations, and icon styles. Material design is here to stay and only seems to be growing in popularity. If you want to design apps for Android then material design is a great place to start. But what’s the best way to learn? Well most designers learn by copying, and these examples of Android app designs are perfect for beginners. Check out this gallery and try to replicate the best ideas that to…
  • Your Competitors Are Using Parallax Scrolling…Are You?

    iulian
    20 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Advertise here with BSAParallax scrolling, arguably the hottest trend in modern web design, is changing the way we interact with our favorite sites. In fact, there’s a good chance your competitors are using it too! So why all the hype surrounding a seemingly superficial element of web design? If you’ve ever wondered the same thing, read on to discover what your competitors may already know. Or, you can skip this article and embrace Webydo‘s code-free web design platform. The product was developed by a bunch of web designers who understand the needs of modern websites.  And…
  • iStock Promo Codes – May 2015

    brantwilson
    17 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Advertise here with BSA *Updated May 2015* 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 6+ 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 friends…
  • 28 Datepickers for Website UI and Mobile Apps

    Jake Rocheleau
    7 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    Advertise here with BSAUser interfaces are littered with buttons and features just waiting for user interaction. While the standard elements are rather simple to design, complex items like date pickers require more attention to detail. This gallery focuses on date picker design for website layouts and mobile applications. Date pickers are commonly associated with calendars and input fields meant to specify dates or date ranges. These interfaces are difficult to design without some sort of direction. If you’re looking for date picker style ideas follow along with these examples and try…
 
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    Layers Magazine

  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 3

    Daniel
    21 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Join Daniel as we go through adding motion to the 3rd installment of this lower third creation series—made totally in After Effects, no outside programs!
  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 2

    Daniel
    20 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    Join Daniel as we go through adding a lower third creation — made totally in After Effects, no outside programs!
  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 1

    Daniel
    19 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    Join Daniel as we go through adding a lower third creation — made totally in After Effects, no outside programs!
  • Staying Organized with Markers in Premiere

    Daniel
    15 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Get organized, work fluidly (yeah, not the words most video creatives want to hear) Simple steps to keep you on track using markers in Adobe Premiere.
  • Setting Your White Point and Black Point

    Scott Kelby
    5 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    CREDIT: SCOTT KELBY One way to get the most out of your image editing is to expand the tonal range of your photo by setting your white point and black point (this is something Photoshop users have done for many years using Photoshop’s Levels control). We do this using the Whites and Blacks sliders. We increase the whites as far as we can without clipping the highlights, and increase the blacks as far as we can without clipping the deepest shadows too much (although, I personally don’t mind a little shadow clipping), which expands the tonal range big time. Step One: Here’s the original…
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    Lost and Taken

  • 10 Simply Subtle Grunge Textures

    Brant Wilson
    15 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Today we've got a great set of simple and subtle grunge textures for you. They're perfect for adding just a hint of texture to your designs or photos. These were made by layering several different images together in various blending layers in Photoshop to get the end result. If you enjoy these textures, make sure you check out the subtle grunge section in the L&T gallery.      
  • Five Colored Grunge Textures

    Brant Wilson
    6 May 2015 | 2:47 pm
    These five colored grunge textures are perfect for adding just a hint of grunge and texture goodness to your work. They were made by combining serveral individual textures in various blending layers in Photoshop. Hopefully you fine some good uses for them.    
  • The 6 Most Important Questions You Must Ask Before You Take On A Web Design Project/Client

    Brant Wilson
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The preparatory work you do at the start of a website project, including the questions that you ask before you even agree to take on that project or client, will have a dramatic effect on the outcome of the engagement. At Webydo, we focus on providing web designers with the best possible tools to juggle a number of clients at a given time by coupling good design with an effective business strategy. The next time you receive a call or email from a prospective client looking to hire you to design their next site, be sure to ask the 6 questions covered in this article to help determine what the…
  • 7 Free Beautiful Concrete Textures

    Brant Wilson
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    These beautiful concrete textures are perfect for adding that abstract texture to your projects that everyone desires. Download them and enjoy today!
  • 7 Free Cracked Paint Textures

    Brant Wilson
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    Enjoy this set of seven free high-res cracked paint textures. Use them to add a unique type of texture to your creative work!
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    Compare my SEO

  • Best Nose Hair Trimmers of 2015

    comparemyseo
    8 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
      Now ladies have you ever seen a well-kept clean shaven man that is single and looking to mingle and when he engages in conversation with you, your heart begins to flutter until you notice the hairs poking out of his nose? And you are now officially turned off! Guys have you ever seen a lady that is as sexy as creamy blueberry pie and when you approach her you notice the hair jungle brewing in her nostrils? No you haven’t because that would be frickin gross so why do us men settle for hairy nostrils? Ear or nose hair is there to protect us from dust or any other foreign particles…
  • Best VPN

    comparemyseo
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
      Best VPN providers that You Do not Know VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a system that utilizes public telecommunication infrastructures, which include the Internet. The main purpose of using VPN is to provide secure connection and access to an organization’s network that has individual users or remote offices. A VPN has the capability to ensure privacy through specific security procedures as well as tunnelling protocols. For the past decades, VPN has been greatly helping huge industries as well as small businesses. Most communication and data accessibility demands are catered by…
  • How to make money while on holiday

    comparemyseo
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    You are tired, the past few months of work have really drained every bit of energy from you and now all you can think about is that three day holiday to London or Brighton or Paris, whichever tickles your fancy. The hotel is booked, the car is jampacked with all the bags and you already have all the best restaurants and bars in the city sized up. You surprise your partner with your fantastic plan that you have been keeping a secret for the past three months and boom you are finally on the road. Now what if I told you instead of just spending money on that holiday, on the fuel, hotel, food and…
  • M&S Bans Christ and upsets 29 Million People Again

    comparemyseo
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Marks and Spencer plc, also known as M&S is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in London, listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks a Belarusian Jew from Slonim and Thomas Spencer, a cashier from Skipton in North Yorkshire. Employing over 85 thousand employees worldwide, M&S stores specialize in the selling of luxury clothing, home and food products. Things could be going better for the multinational as it is facing huge controversy and backlash from the Christianity Population in the…
  • How I made a Small Fortune in 1 month by Teaching online

    comparemyseo
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Having worked in the Higher Education Industry I always felt that it was an Industry on the verge of digital disruption. And boy was it disrupted. Most Universities had already included an online distance learning program by this time however some such as Harvard and Stanford went a step further by offering Mooc’s (Massive Open Online Courses) that are free for an unlimited amount of students and you only pay if you want an official degree or diploma from the university in question. Now even though this did change the education Industry for the better these courses and learning materials…
 
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  • How To Create Vector Smoke in Illustrator

    Iaroslav Lazunov
    22 May 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Today you’ll find out how to create vector smoke with the help of gradient meshes, Transparency panel and Warp Tool. This is a very simple technique that every beginner can master, but you will still need to work hard to get a good result. Let’s get started!     Tutorial Details: Vector Smoke Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC2014 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Warp Tool, Gradient Mesh, Transparency panel Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Final Image: Vector Smoke Step 1: Vector Smoke To begin this vector smoke tutorial open your Adobe Illustrator and create a…
  • How to Create Web 2.0 Button Vectors

    Sands
    20 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Here’s a great tutorial on how to create your own customizable web 2.0 button vectors! These shiny button vectors can pretty much be used for everything, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to transfer these steps to any shape or style. Notes: Web 2.0 Button Vectors This Web 2.0 Button Vectors tutorial was created in Adobe Illustrator CS3. Most, if not all, functions should be available in Illustrator 10 and up. Functions specific to Illustrator CS3 will be noted. Keyboard shortcuts are displayed in orange. ⌘ is displayed for the Command key (mac), with the Ctrl key…
  • How to Create Isometric Vector Infographic Elements

    Iaroslav Lazunov
    12 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Today you’ll find out how to create isometric vector infographic elements with the help of 3D effects. During our tutorial we will create a Layer chart, Column and Pie graphs. Moreover, here I’ll tell you how to draw eight simple 3D isometric shapes. I hope this will help to expand your opportunities in creating isometric vector infographic elements. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Isometric Vector Infographic Elements Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC2014 Difficulty:Intermediate Topics Covered: 3D effects Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Final Image: Isometric…
  • Wam! Pow! Wow Your Audience with a Pop Art Vector!

    Sands
    5 May 2015 | 4:42 pm
    In this Pop Art Vector tutorial we are going to learn how to recreate the illustration style used for Pop Art. This type of illustration is taken from a printing process named “Ben-Day dots“. The difference between the Ben-Day effect vs halftone effect is that for the first, the dots are always of equal size and distribution. To create this pop art vector effect, we’re going to be using custom patterns and experimenting with different color combinations to achieve a truly pop art effect for our avatar. Lastly we are going to learn how to keep a pop art style consistent in…
  • Get Organized and Create Your Own Folder Vector Icon!

    Andrei Marius
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Ever have problems staying organized? I know I do, so I’m here to help! In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed folder vector icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effect. Moving on, you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with some linear gradients and simple effects. Using the Rounded Corners effects and some basic stroke features you will learn how to create a simple paperclip and…
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  • Premium Tutorial: Beach Party Vintage Poster

    chrisflynn
    12 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to create a Vintage Night Beach Party design in a unique and modern style. We will be using Adobe Illustrator to create the illustration, going through simple and re-usable techniques that will give you a solid foundation to work upon for your future projects.The post Premium Tutorial: Beach Party Vintage Poster appeared first on Vector Diary.Related posts:Premium Tutorial: Coconut Tree & the Beach Premium Tutorial: Vintage Letter & Envelope Kids Party Vector Pack Launched!
  • iStock Coupon Code – 15% OFF

    Tony Soh
    1 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    May 2015 istock coupon codes are here! Save now with iStockphoto coupon codes when you purchase new/old credit packs. iStockphoto is one of the more popular royalty stock agency. It is the preferred choice for finding good quality stock photos for the lowest price. You can find royalty free stock photos, videos, illustrations, Flash and audio to use for your commercial projects. Signing up is easy and you can choose to purchase credits or subscribe to subscription plans. When you use the iStockphoto voucher code, you will get a special 15% discount. So sign up now to enjoy this iStockphoto…
  • 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
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  • How to Create a Set of Mini Pirate Icons in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Stefan
    26 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    What You'll Be CreatingToday’s tutorial will show you how to create a set of pirate-themed icons with the help of Adobe Illustrator. The process will be mainly based on the use of basic shapes, with a touch of the Pen Tool here and there. Arr me mateys! Today we shall smartly build a fierceful scallywag icon set using our old bucko, Illustrator. Aye! So maybe I had a little bit too much fun with the whole “talk-like-a-pirate-gibberish” but who can blame me for loving it.1. Setting Up Our Document Listen up landlubber, open up Illustrator and set up a New Document (File > New or…
  • How to Draw and Render Realistic Fur With Pencils and Charcoal

    James Butler
    26 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIt is hard to find anyone who doesn't have an affection for an animal of one type or another, but more often than not people will fall for the cutest, most furriest animals there are in the natural world. It is a great challenge for any artist to try and replicate this on paper. Come with me as we explore the methods you can use to draw and render a cute, furry terrier puppy.What You Will NeedDrawing paper or newsprintDrawing board (optional)Masking tapePencils (Types, 7B to 2H)Mechanical pencils (Types 6B to 2H)Pencil sharpenerSteel rulerT-rulerBlack coloured…
  • Create a Comic Character: Making a Character Sheet in Adobe Illustrator

    Sara Berntsson
    25 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThe inspiration behind a comic can come from many sources. It can be anything from a story idea to a certain setting, or perhaps a character. This tutorial won't go into how to write a comic script or well-rounded characters, but it will guide you through the process of visualizing your character ideas through research, experiment and refining. By creating a character sheet, you will be properly prepared before you start drawing your comic, and you'll have a reference to help you keep the character's look consistent.1. Figuring Out Who Your Character IsBefore…
  • Create a Funny Surreal Underground Scene With Adobe Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    25 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I'll show you how to create a funny surreal scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. First we'll combine several stock images to make a natural underground scene. Then we'll add other elements, such as the skull, nest, egg and bird, and blend them together using adjustment layers, masking and brushes. Later we'll add more natural elements (a tree and leaves) and use the same techniques to make them parts of the scene. We'll finish it up with several adjustment layers. As you follow this tutorial, you'll learn how to manage your…
  • Quick Tip: Expanding on the Style Inspired Double Exposure Effect

    Kirk Nelson
    22 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingIf you haven't seen Taylor Swift's video for her hit song, Style, then do yourself a favor and check it out! Not surprisingly it's a "stylistic" video, and it contains some wonderfully inspiring effects using silhouettes and double exposures. In this series of tutorials I'm going to deconstruct some of those effects and show how to reproduce them in Adobe Photoshop.  In this Quick Tip we explore that idea and replicate two of the double exposure effects from the video.1. The Smoke Profile EffectTo create the smoke profile effect, we will use resources from…
 
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  • Synchronize Color Settings in Photoshop and Creative Cloud Apps

    Eric Renno
    12 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you've ever delved into the Photoshop menus you might have come across Color Settings in the Edit menu. There's a lot to alter here, but what's that down the bottom right corner telling me that my Colours are not synchronised? There doesn't seem to be any way to synchronise them either.... The post Synchronize Color Settings in Photoshop and Creative Cloud Apps appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Portrait Retouching Using Frequency Separation

    Eric Renno
    4 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    With the trend for retouching heading to the more natural Frequency Separation fits the retouching bill perfectly, it maintains the texture of the skin as well as the tones and is incredibly fast and easy to do once you know how. The post Portrait Retouching Using Frequency Separation appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 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.
 
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