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  • First Magazine: Catherine Bell’s Mismatched Shoulders

    PSD : Photoshop Disasters 
    bev
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Drop 11 pounds in 7 days simply by having your shoulder amputated! Or… whatever happened to poor Catherine Bell here. Thanks to Brenda for snapping a picture of this magazine while waiting in the supermarket checkout line. The post First Magazine: Catherine Bell’s Mismatched Shoulders appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • What If Winston Link Had Photoshop?

    The Kayview Gallery
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    Click on image to enlarge.I'd guess I'd want to start this post with a little explanation of who O.Winston Link is.  He's a photographer and a chronicler.   Most of his train work was done between 1955 and the end of the great steam train era in 1960.  He lived just over the border from here in New York state.  The "focus" of his attention was the last large scale railroad to use steam, the Norfolk and Western in Virginia.  If you've followed the link above you saw that many of his B&W images were night shots of trains on the move.  Some of his…
  • Colorful and glassy text effect in 25 minutes

    Good-Tutorials: Photoshop
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    Learn how to create a glassy and colorful text effect in 5 easy steps and 25 minutes. The focus would be on creating an awesome effect as quickly as possible without compromising the quality.
  • How to Add a Grid Effect to Any Photo in Photoshop

    Photoshop Star
    Adrian Scheff
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    In the following Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to add a Grid effect to any photo. We will use selections and layer masks in order to achieve the grid effect. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: [...] The post How to Add a Grid Effect to Any Photo in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • Etsy: Boba Fett Leggings

    PSD : Photoshop Disasters 
    bev
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Even though these Boba Fett “Suit Up” leggings are geeky-cool, I’m not sure I care for those sharp, jutting calves. I thought this was an optical illusion at first, but look closely. The gray outline does indeed follow the shape of Boba’s elbow, rather than the natural curve of her calf.  Still cool leggings, though. Found here. Thanks for sending this in, Marnie!   The post Etsy: Boba Fett Leggings appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
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    Planet Photoshop

  • Designing Wedding Templates with Smart Objects

    KelbyOne
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Excerpted from Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature, 2nd Edition Let’s face it. The designs you can create with Smart Object layers are not, from a visual aspect, any different from what you could create with regular layers. However, this is one of those tutorials that will blow your mind from an automation standpoint. The way that Smart Object layers can be used to create reusable templates is way cool and truly showcases the power of Smart Objects. Step 1: Open A Photo That Will Be The Main Image For An Album Page Open the main photo for this design. You’ll…
  • Geometric Effects

    Felix Nelson
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    One of our senior graphic designers, Margie Rosenstein, asked me to watch the new season intro for So You Think You Can Dance so I could see the geometric, vector-looking video graphics that were used in it. They combined a da Vinci-style mechanical rendering with a Minority Report-like computerized vector effect that was freakin’ cool. She thought it would make a good “Down & Dirty Tricks” column, and she was absolutely right. So right, in fact, that we used it for the September 2014 issue cover design. Here’s how we created it. Step One: Open an image where the subject could…
  • Desaturated Bleach Bypass Look

    Scott Kelby
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, part 5 TOOLS: This can be done in either Camera Raw (part of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements) or Lightroom’s Develop module (it’s the same sliders, in the same order, that do the exact same things). TECHNIQUE: You only need to move three sliders to get this look: (1) We desaturate the entire image by dragging the Vibrance slider to the left. I don’t have an amount I drag it to every time, it just depends on the image. So, just look at the screen while you drag and, when it looks good to you, stop dragging. (2) Increase the amount of Clarity.
  • Quickly Trim Eyebrows in Photoshop

    Scott Kelby
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    Excerpt from Photoshop for Lightroom Users This retouch requires you to pick up one part of your image to cover up another part of it, and, of course, Lightroom doesn’t have any way to do that. But, luckily, this is the stuff Photoshop is made for. This technique is actually very simple and very quick, but has a big impact when it comes to your subject having perfect eyebrows every time. Step One: Once your image is open in Photoshop, start by getting the Lasso tool (L) and drawing a shape that kind of looks like an eyebrow itself. Draw this right above one of your subject’s existing…
  • xScope 4

    Erik Vlietinck
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Graphic and Compositing Design Assistant The Iconfactory and Artis Software developed the first version of xScope for the purpose of designing layouts and measuring or inspecting onscreen graphics. This simple tool had only Ruler, Guide, Frame, and Screen modules that worked across all applications. Now there’s xScope 4, which truly enables a fluid workflow. Sharing your work on Dribble is as easy as selecting the predefined Dribble Uploads Screen size from the Preferences panel. Mirror lets you show Retina comps the easy way: Just drop a PSD file onto the xScope 4 Dock icon and the comp…
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Moving All Your Images From Aperture Is Now Built Right In To Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas (I’m out here for the WPPI [Wedding and Portrait] show. I’m speaking in the Canon booth at 10:45 this morning if you’re here — stop by and say hi). Anyway, I’ve been running into folks here and there asking about finally making the switch from Aperture and what’s all involved, and a lot of folks didn’t realize that Adobe not only created an importer plug-in, but that it’s now actually built right into to Lightroom 5.6 (and higher) itself. So, here’s how it works (there’s an option for importing from iPhoto, too).
  • Setting Up A Print Proof to Test The Brightness Slider

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    In the past few episodes of “The Lightroom Show” we’ve talked about using the Brightness slider in the Print module so you can still use a nice, bright contrasty monitor, and adjust just the file that is sent to your printer (or an online lab for printing) without messing with your original image’s settings, so the print still looks good (we explain this on the episodes). I’ve seen some questions, here and on social media, about how to actually set up a printed proof (for some reason, many Lightroom users really fight the idea of making a printing proof and…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: Use Auto Sync

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you are working on a shoot where your lighting and camera settings are fixed, there are changes that you would like to quickly pass to the other images in the shoots. Getting this done quickly can be a great time saver in your workflow. Let me speed this up just a little bit further by adding another tool to your arsenal – Auto Sync. When you make some develop setting changes to your images, you have the option to select the images that are next to the one that you changed.  Pressing the Sync button at the bottom of the basic panel lets you take the settings that you set for the…
  • Lightroom’s Upright ‘Constrain Crop’ Feature “Gotcha!’

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: the uncropped, un-lens-corrected image. I love the Upright feature Adobe added to Lightroom for fixing lens problems. Love, love, love it! Now, beyond that, one feature I love within it is the “Constrain to Crop” feature, because when I turn it on, it automatically crops away any white border areas left over from Upright’s automated correction. However, there’s a little gotcha. Above: Here’s the image after I hit the “Auto” upright correction button, with the Constrain Crop checked on. If I decide I don’t like the way it cropped the image (or I want…
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    Photoshop Tutorials

  • Interview with Digital Artist, Graphic Designer, Industrial Designer and Art Director Evgeny Kazantsev

    Honey Adraque
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Evgeny Kazantsev is a digital artist, graphic designer, industrial designer and art director who believes that the key to the great results is to take as much knowledge, experience and skills as you can and to put it under pressure whether it is one man with many talents or a team of talented individuals. Read on to find more inspiring words from Evegeny! What was your reason that made you want to become a graphic designer? Both of my parents and many in their circles were related to design and art somehow. Although our living then wasn’t somewhat sublime, I grew up looking at how you…
  • How to Create a Beautiful and Emotional Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

    Bunty Singh
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a beautiful scene for the angel by manipulating different stock images. You will create an angel by working on the blend mode, shadows & lighting, colour matching techniques and push your manipulations skills to a new level in Photoshop. What you’ll be creating You will learn how you can create this Angel Manipulation in photoshop.We’ll first combine different stock images to create a nice scene and then use texture to give it a vignette effect. Then add model to the scene and work with shadows,lights,deal with hair and add…
  • Interview with Character Artist and Graphic Designer Matias Molero

    Honey Adraque
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Matias Molero is a 26 year old character artist and graphic designer living in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. He’s always been especially drawn to digital art, photo manipulation, exploring the magical world of illustration and 3D modeling. He characters development as an illustrator and conceptual artist. Let us get to know Matias more in this interview. How would you label yourself? What exactly do you do? Hi, thanks for the interview. It’s an honor for me to be part of it. It’s hard to label me myself, because I like to try different styles. You could say I’m a product…
  • How to Create a Realistic Water Cube in Photoshop

    Johan Sandu
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial we will use basic and advanced techniques in order to create a realistic water cube. Intermediate Photoshop users should feel right at home but the beginners can also follow it. Let’s begin! What you’ll be creating You will create a realistic water cube with various fantastic elements scattered here and there. You will need Photoshop CS3 or newer in order to follow this tutorial. Tutorial Resources Sand Texture –  shadowh3 Sand Texture2 –  Enchantedgal-Stock Cracks – freeimages.com Skeleton – wolverine041269 Underwater1 – eddyhaze…
  • Interview with Illustrator and Art Director Mario Sánchez Nevado

    Honey Adraque
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Mario Sánchez Nevado is an illustrator and art director based in Madrid. He is a diverse artist with outstanding skills in digital illustration, photo manipulation, and digital painting. This interview will showcase Mario’s talent, passion, and the inspiration behind his works. Your works show your passion in arts. All of them are catchy and beautiful. Does your passion in arts help you get a job or is it just your way of life? Why or why not? Yes, my passion for arts is what pays the bills, actually. I work full-time on my own freelancing studio, Aégis Illustration. It’s…
 
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    PSD : Photoshop Disasters 

  • Spot The Disaster: Hamburg Festival

    bev
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    PsD reader Dagmar was standing in a bus stop in Germany, when suddenly: Can you spot the disaster?? Hint: Maybe attendance was a little low for this event. The post Spot The Disaster: Hamburg Festival appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • First Magazine: Catherine Bell’s Mismatched Shoulders

    bev
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Drop 11 pounds in 7 days simply by having your shoulder amputated! Or… whatever happened to poor Catherine Bell here. Thanks to Brenda for snapping a picture of this magazine while waiting in the supermarket checkout line. The post First Magazine: Catherine Bell’s Mismatched Shoulders appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Pixie: The Giant Kitten Will Eat You Now

    bev
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    Oh, what a cute kitten. A cute (enormous-oh-my-god-we’re-all-going-to-dieeee!) kitten.   Physical things get a digital identity. A huge digital identity, I guess. Found here. Thanks for sending it in, Charlie. The post Pixie: The Giant Kitten Will Eat You Now appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Etsy: Boba Fett Leggings

    bev
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Even though these Boba Fett “Suit Up” leggings are geeky-cool, I’m not sure I care for those sharp, jutting calves. I thought this was an optical illusion at first, but look closely. The gray outline does indeed follow the shape of Boba’s elbow, rather than the natural curve of her calf.  Still cool leggings, though. Found here. Thanks for sending this in, Marnie!   The post Etsy: Boba Fett Leggings appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Daily Mail: Young, Rich, and Photoshopped

    bev
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:07 am
    In an article about the Rich Kids of Instagram, the Daily Mail featured this image from someone called Stephanie Scolaro’s Instagram page. Interesting bathroom floor she’s got there. Strangely blurry, don’t you think? Looks like someone is a graduate of the Kim Kardashian/Beyonce School of Instagramming! Found here. Thanks for sending this in, Tarja. The post Daily Mail: Young, Rich, and Photoshopped appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Plate Graphic and New Layout Guides for Templates – Episode 407

    Nick Abramovitz
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Pete starts out the show with a tip on the new layout guides for making templates in Photoshop. Later on, Corey has a cool trick on making a 3D plate graphic. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 407 is now playing! Download Episode 407 (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: Gotcha Fixes and 3D Light Trick – Episode 406

    Nick Abramovitz
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Pete starts out the show with some little gotcha fixes in Photoshop, ie. flow vs. opacity, number of undos, lock up fix, and thumbnail preview. He also has a quick tip adding on from last weeks episode, on creating backgrounds. Corey demonstrates how you can give your 3d graphics a light effect. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 406 is now playing! Download Episode 406 (In order to download this file directly to your…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Rose and Path Blur to Fur – Episode 405

    Nick Abramovitz
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Corey demonstrates how to use a neat 3D trick in order to make a red rose, just in time for Valentines Day! Also, Pete shows you how to achieve a great looking fur effect by using the path blur feature. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 405 is now playing! Download Episode 405 (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: Compositing, Blending, and Removing Reflections – Episode 404

    Nick Abramovitz
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Corey has a compositing and blending trick that was inspired from the television show Sons of Anarchy. Pete has a tip on removing reflections. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 404 is now playing! Download Episode 404 (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 Adjustment Brush Setting, 3D Texture Effects – Episode 403

    Nick Abramovitz
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pete has a tip on using the adjustment brush in LightRoom and what you can achieve by using certain settings from within the adjustment brush. Also, Corey has a tip on creating a 3d wood texture effect. Be sure to check out the new Kelbyone Blog and the Peachpit deal of the week. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Kelbyone Blog This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 403 is now playing! Download Episode 403 (In order to download this file directly to your computer,…
 
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    Photoshop Star

  • How to Add a Grid Effect to Any Photo in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    In the following Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to add a Grid effect to any photo. We will use selections and layer masks in order to achieve the grid effect. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: [...] The post How to Add a Grid Effect to Any Photo in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • How to Create a Set of Share Buttons in Adobe Photoshop

    Razvan Gabriel
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a set of share buttons 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 Resources Pattern Social Icons Step 1 Open Photoshop and hit Control-N [...] The post How to Create a Set of Share Buttons in Adobe Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • How to Add Stubble to a Face in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial we will learn how to add stubble to a face using nothing but Photoshop tools and filters. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS4 + Estimated Completion Time: 15 minutes Difficulty: Beginner Resources Boy Step 1 Open the image “Boy”. Step 2 Select the Crop tool (C) and crop the image [...] The post How to Add Stubble to a Face in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • Create a Simple 3D Text Metal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

    Orestes
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    In the following Photoshop tutorial you will learn to create a 3D extrusion from a text layer, apply and modify textures and materials. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Crack texture Metal texture Step [...] The post Create a Simple 3D Text Metal Effect in Adobe Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • How to Add Fireworks to a Photo in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial I will explain to you how to add fireworks to a photo. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 20 minutes Difficulty : Beginner Resources Building Stars Fireworks Step 1 Create a new document (Ctrl + N) with 1715px x 1383px in size. Create a [...] The post How to Add Fireworks to a Photo in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
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    Photoshop Roadmap

  • 5 excelentes tutoriales de Photoshop en Español

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Sorry, this is just for Spanish speaking readers. Photoshop Latino es un sitio de tutoriales en Español perteneciente a Photoshop Roadmap, que luego de un largo período de inactividad vuelve con contenido renovado semanalmente. Todos aquellos que hablen Español y tengan dificultad con los tutoriales de este sitio, no dejen de visitar Photoshop Latino. A […]
  • Download an Artistic Cell Shader Premium Photoshop Action

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Give your photos are creative overhaul with this Photoshop action. Download for just $4 here… Download for just $4 here…
  • Download Colorful Retro Text Effects Premium Photoshop Styles

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    This graphic resource gives you a quick & easy possibility to apply an high quality retro / vintage / old style to your text. You can use it on simple text, shapes and vector logo. You just need to replace them into the smart object of your favourite style included. Create a great poster or […]
  • Create a creepy skull out of type in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial, Sean Freeman uses dummy text so that the letters are experienced as purely aesthetic forms. Process preview Read Tutorial at Digital Arts Online…
  • Create Beautiful Japanese Art in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Learn how to use Photoshop’s real-media brushes to create Eastern-inspired artwork by Tim Shelbourne Process preview Read more at Advanced Photoshop Magazine…
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    Photoshop Lady

  • Awesome Artworks Printed on Quality Posters

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
    Posters are great avenues to showcase one’s creativity. They allow artists to express themselves in countless ways. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and convey information. The followings will show you some sophisticated artworks printed on quality posters which can admire yourself. (View This Tutorial)
  • Apply a Neon Light Effect on Text

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Layering glow and gloss effects can help create nice, shiny objects. This tutorial will show you how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it. (View This Tutorial)
  • Photo Manipulation of an Elegant Lady

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    This tutorial will teach you how to create an elegant lady photo using photo manipulation in a few simple, clear, straight forward steps. You will master blending various images together, applying adjustment layers, working with masks, brushes, light effects and much more. (View This Tutorial)
  • Painting an Awesome Fighter Riding on a Dragon

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    Painting a cartoon character is a challenging task. It usually takes you very long time to process. This painting tutorial presents you the concept and steps for making an awesome fighter riding on a dragon. (View This Tutorial)
  • Painting a Nice Portrait for a Lady

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    Human portrait is never an easy task and is time consuming process. In this tutorial, it will show you some tactics for drawing a pretty lady portrait. It will go through the details for brushes setting and painting skills, so you can apply them for your own portrait. (View This Tutorial)
 
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    Digital Mastery: The home of everything Ben

  • 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…
  • Photoshop World, Vegas style

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Hey gang! We just returned from another exciting Photoshop World Conference & Expo, held in Las Vegas. The conference is three days long, plus an additional day for pre-conference workshops. With seven learning tracks and over 40 instructors, it there truly is something for everyone. Even though it’s called Photoshop World, there are classes on Lightroom, photography, lighting, creativity and more. I taught three classes on Adobe Lightroom this time around. The Photoshop World Tradeshow is open during the three days of the conference and I always like to make my rounds there to see…
  • Ben’s Texture Packs Now Available

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Hi Gang! I’m excited to announce the launch of my new Texture Packs, a series of products I’ve been working on for some time now. Adding texture overlays to your photos, graphics and illustrations is a great way to add depth and really unify the image. It can be difficult to find (or make) appropriate textures that have the right amount of contrast and variation to make the effect look natural, so I’ve basically done all the work for you. I’m also including a 20-page, detailed guide that will teach you how to use the textures in Adobe Photoshop. Most of these…
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    Photoshop Roadmap

  • 5 excelentes tutoriales de Photoshop en Español

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Sorry, this is just for Spanish speaking readers. Photoshop Latino es un sitio de tutoriales en Español perteneciente a Photoshop Roadmap, que luego de un largo período de inactividad vuelve con contenido renovado semanalmente. Todos aquellos que hablen Español y tengan dificultad con los tutoriales de este sitio, no dejen de visitar Photoshop Latino. A […]
  • Download an Artistic Cell Shader Premium Photoshop Action

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Give your photos are creative overhaul with this Photoshop action. Download for just $4 here… Download for just $4 here…
  • Download Colorful Retro Text Effects Premium Photoshop Styles

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    This graphic resource gives you a quick & easy possibility to apply an high quality retro / vintage / old style to your text. You can use it on simple text, shapes and vector logo. You just need to replace them into the smart object of your favourite style included. Create a great poster or […]
  • Create a creepy skull out of type in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial, Sean Freeman uses dummy text so that the letters are experienced as purely aesthetic forms. Process preview Read Tutorial at Digital Arts Online…
  • Create Beautiful Japanese Art in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Learn how to use Photoshop’s real-media brushes to create Eastern-inspired artwork by Tim Shelbourne Process preview Read more at Advanced Photoshop Magazine…
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • How to Create a Simple Bar Chart in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Marius
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    What You'll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple bar chart in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using simple rectangles. Next, you will learn how to give a 3D feel to your chart using a simple trapezoid and a linear gradient. Moving on, you will learn how to take full advantage of the Transform effect while creating some subtle dividers and the colored bars. Finally, you will learn how to add several pieces of text and a simple mesh that will serve as a background. 1.
  • Creating an Adorable Strawberry Tiger in Adobe Illustrator

    Asher Benson
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    What You'll Be CreatingAre you a fan of tigers as much as I am? If so, you might have heard of the rare and appropriately named Golden Tabby Tiger, also known as a Strawberry Tiger. In this tutorial we'll go through the step-by-step process to make our own cute little bundle of golden fur.  1. Create Base Elements From Your SketchStep 1I've cleaned up the line quality in Adobe Photoshop and now we can start our project. I'm working in Adobe Illustrator at a size of 11 x 8.5 inches for this specific composition. I like to keep my layers as neat as I can, and labeling them as you go…
  • New Opportunity for Freelance Writers at Envato Studio

    Andrew Blackman
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    Are you a freelance writer? Are you looking to get more business? If so, our parent company Envato has an exciting opportunity for you.Envato Studio is an online shopfront for freelance services, with dozens of categories including logo design, photo retouching and icon design. Soon there'll be a new category for "Content & Writing". And that's where you come in.The OpportunityWe're looking for people who can offer any of the following services:Website ContentCopywritingBlog and Article WritingPress ReleasesProduct DescriptionsProofreading and EditingTechnical WritingCreative…
  • How to Create a Stencil Banner Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

    Rose
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    What You'll Be CreatingWarping objects is a fantastic way of achieving some great, realistic effects. This tutorial will show you how to use shape properties, smart objects, textures, layer styles, and brushes to create a simple, stencil banner text effect. Then, you'll get to use the Warp command to make the final result look more realistic and give it some more depth. Let's get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Lintsec Regular font. Cardboard texture stock by YmntleStock. Unrestricted Neutral grunge 7 by…
  • Icon Design in Sketch: Open Assignment

    Neil Pearce
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Here’s an open assignment for budding icon designers: your task is to design a harmonious suite of icons for a “Cinema Scheduling” app. The assignment objectives are as follows:Assignment Objectives To create a pixel-perfect glyph for the appTo design an iOS app iconTo design a Mac OS X app iconTo properly export the icon images and prepare them for developmentThis assignment is related to our recently released course "Icon Design with Sketch”, available to Tuts+ subscribers, or as a one-off purchase for $15.Even if you are yet to watch the course, this icon design project…
 
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    Jeff Tranberry's Digital Imaging Crawlspace

  • Photoshop 25th Anniversary Coverage

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

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

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

    MCP Actions
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Working as an Assistant or a “Third” or “Second” can be a fantastic way to get started in photography. It’s a tremendous opportunity to learn from established professionals and to help you begin earning money for your work as quickly as possible! Some Definitions Lighting Assistant – someone who moves, sets up or holds lights Studio Assistant – someone who helps a photographer and clients in a studio rocks babies, manages children etc Admin Assistant -someone who helps with the administrative side of running a business, possibly fulfilling orders,…
  • MCP Photo A Day Challenge: March 2015 Themes

    Jodi Friedman
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    While the MCP Photo a Day Challenge is “daily”, we know everyone has busy lives.  So we want you to join in when you can, whether that’s daily, weekly or monthly – and with your SLR or even camera phone.  The more you practice your photography, the better you get — and sometimes when you do use a cell phone, it requires you to work harder to get that same shot.  We are excited to see your images. Check the MCP Instagram daily to see if your image gets featured! We may feature some periodically on The MCP Facebook Page too. Details: Use the topic/theme as a…
  • How to Make Layer Names Visible in PS Elements

    Erin Peloquin
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Learn to expand your layers panel and make layer names easy to read. When you use MCP Actions in Photoshop Elements, you’ll notice that each layer has a name. And you wouldn’t believe the amount of time Jodi spends naming those layers. Each name give you valuable information about what the layer does or, in some cases, how best to use that layer. So, it’s good to be able to read the entire layer name, right? If you’re not able to read the entire name of the layers created by MCP’s actions, use these tips to display more of the name. Tip 1 – Make the Layers…
  • A Fun Photo Project to Capture Families

    Jodi Friedman
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes it is fun to mix up your offerings for family portrait sessions or even to try new, creative photos with your own families. Here’s a quick, cute photo project to try next time you are looking for something different. Take individual images against a plain backdrop. Tell each subject to do an expression for a specific look. Then combine the images into a collage. Here is a photo project example done by Ricky Dunigan of her family. She used the words: happy, pouty, silly, and OMG. You could pick any words you want and combine in any way. Consider the MCP Print It Board…
  • The Secret Photography Ingredients to Getting Blurred Backgrounds

    MCP Actions
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of the things I see many photographers ask each other is, “How do I get that blurry background?  That bokeh I see everywhere?  What lens does that?”  While we may not always want a blurred background, it can really help in situations where you want to provide a distinct separation between your subject(s) and the background.  Well, it’s not just a specific lens, and there are a number of factors that can play into a blurred background.  This may sound complicated, but once you understand all the factors, it’s really easy to start getting beautifully blurred…
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    The Kayview Gallery

  • What If Winston Link Had Photoshop?

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    Click on image to enlarge.I'd guess I'd want to start this post with a little explanation of who O.Winston Link is.  He's a photographer and a chronicler.   Most of his train work was done between 1955 and the end of the great steam train era in 1960.  He lived just over the border from here in New York state.  The "focus" of his attention was the last large scale railroad to use steam, the Norfolk and Western in Virginia.  If you've followed the link above you saw that many of his B&W images were night shots of trains on the move.  Some of his…
  • Hurray For Hollywood...and Photoshop

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:52 am
    Today's image is just a little goof on the fact that the Academy Awards were last night.  Just in case some readers are too young to figure out what it's supposed to represent, it looks sort of like film did back in the day.  You'd have to thread some plastic (celluloid) through the camera on sprockets.  (Little wheels with teeth on them to engage the holes you see.)  Another limitations the young folks might not realize is that you had to change out the film after either twenty four or thirty six shots.  You couldn't shoot all day and then dump everything…
  • A Little Automation In Photoshop

    17 Feb 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Click image to enlarge.I've done images similar to today's in the past.  A different cyclist, a baseball batter, a soccer goalie and at least a half dozen others.  I do like to do much of the work on an image "old school".  Rather than running wild with Adobe Photoshop's (PS) built in automations.  Don't get me wrong, I'm all for automating things in day to day life.  While I was at Intel I gave a talk (probably about ten years ago) about how we had just bought a new washer and dryer and it was the last appliance I planned to buy that wasn't connected to the…
  • Simplicity Via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    8 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    Click on image to enlargeSimplicity often should be honored in life and in photography.  I did another "simple" image a few posts ago.  It probably wound up being one of the top ten posts ever viewed on this blog.  So, simplicity is of interest to people following The Gallery.  I was flipping through some images this morning and came across this one.  It's a reed/branch/stick hanging above a frozen over pond.  To get an idea of how it was reduced down to it's simplest form, hit the "Read More"The biggest thing that was done was to remove the…
  • Cutting Through The Fog Using Adobe Lightroom

    6 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Click image to enlargeToday we have a little before and after going on.  We visited Gillette Castle on the banks of the Connecticut River.  They had it all set up in holiday splendor, with decorations throughout the home.  Gillette Castle was the home of William Gillette, the actor credited with bringing Sherlock Holmes to the American stage.  It's now a Connecticut State Park.  They have an interesting rule about photography.  You can bring a tripod but you can't use a flash.  Guess it cuts down on the common ruck getting good images. ???  A…
 
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  • End of the Pier Photoshop Elements

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

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

    davro
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    In this video we take a look at retouch an image using frequency separation. This will allows us to work on the tones and textures separately making it easier for us to retouch portraits.   Before and After click to view Image by Brian Crouch Photography The finished image   Members can view and download the video :- The members video has call-out showing all the shortcuts used Members click Here to view and download the video Not a member? Then why not consider joining us and for the cost of a months membership of £4.00 you can browse over 480 videos and download any 4 of your…
  • Topaz ReStyle Promotion $20 off February 10th-28th

    davro
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    February 10th-28th, Topaz labs are running a promotion on Topaz ReStyle for $20 off its original price of $59.99 (reducing the price to $39.99). The coupon code for this promotion is: febrestyle   ReStyle is a plugin designed to alter the colors in your image with its unique array of toning effects. The technology behind ReStyle uses a cutting-edge process to map the color and tone statistics from a source image. With this, creative possibilities extend to many inspiring choices. Restyle is a useful tool for the photographer or artist looking to alter the overall feeling and mood of his…
  • Resizing and Selective Sharping in Photoshop Elements

    davro
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    In this video we look at the workflow we can use taking a finished .psd image and outputting it for print, digital projection or web use. Some of the tools used in Elements include:- Image Duplication Image Size Adjust Sharpness Selective Sharpening Saving as a jpg Squirrel Click to view Members can view and download the video :- The members video has call-out showing all the shortcuts used Members click Here to view and download the video Not a member? Then why not consider joining us and for the cost of a months membership of £4.00 you can browse over 480 videos and download any 4 of your…
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    TipSquirrel

  • Photoshop Elements – One Click Snow

    Eric Renno
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Photoshop’s little sister Photoshop Elements has some great features that allow for some quick editing. In this post, first written for Photofocus, I take a look at adding snow, with just a couple of clicks. Photoshop Elements has features that can speed up the editing process for those wanting to stay away from the complications of its big sister. One of these features is the one-click Fx. Keep It Quick… For now 1. With your image open in Photoshop Elements choose the Quick mode. 2. In the bottom right new options appear, click the Fx. This reveals a new panel with all manner of…
  • Tilt-Shift in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

    Eric Renno
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Photoshop CC had a major upgrade to the Blur Gallery, among the additions was a new Tilt-Shift filter. This can make the effect really easy to make. In addition, Photoshop Elements also has a new way to make a Tilt-Shift effect, it's quick and easy but not quite so adaptable. In this video I look at both methods and demonstrate the 'old school' manual way to create the effect for those with older versions of the software. The post Tilt-Shift in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Photoshop at 25 – What I Loved When and Why

    Eric Renno
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    Today (February 19th 2015) sees the 25th anniversary of Photoshop so I took the opportunity to look back at some of the changes, and remember what got me excited with new editions. The post Photoshop at 25 – What I Loved When and Why appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • The New TipSquirrel Photoshop Magazine

    Eric Renno
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    For some time we've wanted to expand TipSquirrel.com and provide a more varied reader experience. Of course this all takes money so we considered several ideas. The most popular was to create a magazine with extra content and our favourite posts from our archive. Today, February 16th 2015 this dream comes to fruition with our first introductory issue. The post The New TipSquirrel Photoshop Magazine appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Using Photoshop Grids

    Eric Renno
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    A little while ago Photoshop got a great new Guides dialogue box, but there's another way to arrange layers thats been around for 'ever' and works great too, reacquaint yourself with Photoshop Grid. The post Using Photoshop Grids appeared first on TipSquirrel.
 
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    BittBox

  • 40 Fonts Super Bundle from The Hungry JPEG

    Dustin Martin
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Advertise here with BSAIf you’re looking for a nice bundle of fonts we wanted to share this collection of 40 Fonts from The Hungry  JPEG. You can find a font for pretty much any mood or occasion is this bundle. Here’s a sample of what  you will get. Head over now to get this collection for $29 which is a good value for this creative set.  Toxine by Jiw       Pipeburn by Try & Error   Atlas by Jackrabbit Creative    Lawson by Try & Error   Quincy by Connary Fagen
  • 35 Best Premium Shopify Themes for E-commerce Web Shops

    Jake Rocheleau
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Advertise here with BSALooking for a captivating layout to entice potential customers into your webshop? Well look no further than these brilliant Shopify ecommerce themes! Shopify is one of the safest content management systems that you could use to build an online store. Along with a manageable backend panel the entire website is often easy to customize with a unique theme. In this post I’ve collected 35 unique website themes for Shopify. The designs are brilliantly hand-crafted to work with practically any market or product. Regardless of what you’re selling it shouldn’t…
  • 38 Most Creative Landing Page Website Mockups

    Jake Rocheleau
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:19 am
    Advertise here with BSALanding page design is a tough gig which focuses more on snazzy design coupled with smooth page copy. In order to sell a product or service you really need to draw people into the site. This means colorful graphics and well-placed typography can make all the difference in converting new customers. This gallery is perfect for any UI designer or frontend developer creating a new product landing page. These examples range from startups, mobile apps, online services, and even small webshops. Landing pages serve as a marketing tool and method for product branding – so…
  • Trace Existing Icons to Create New Shapes in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    Advertise here with BSAIcon design is one of the most tricky fields of digital design. It often requires some understanding of composition and other art fundamentals like symmetry, lighting, and color. The best way to learn icon design is by studying under the best of the best. Unfortunately they probably don’t have time to teach you so it’s important to learn how to practice on your own. In this how-to guide I want to explain the basics of tracing existing icons using Photoshop. This requires some knowledge of the pen tool because you need to edit paths and anchor points…
  • How To Clear Color Swatches in Photoshop & Illustrator

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:43 am
    Advertise here with BSABoth Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are very common design tools. Although they possess an incredible amount of power the overall interface can be quite cumbersome even to intermediate users. But if you spend enough time learning the fundamentals everything else will just naturally fall into place. For this quick tip I’d like to demonstrate how to clear out color swatches in Photoshop and Illustrator. Each program has a slightly different method of clearing swatches and you’ll want to stick with the most comfortable way to your workflow. The swatches panel…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Creating Backscreened Prints in Lightroom

    Scott Kelby
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    Excerpted from Chapter 13 of The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers For all the wonderful things Lightroom’s Print module does, one feature it doesn’t have is one that lets you backscreen a photo (a staple in most wedding albums). So, I came up with a workaround, where we can use a backscreened image as our page background, and then put another non-backscreened image in front of it on the same page. It’s easy, but not really obvious. Step One: Choose the photo you want to use as your backscreened image, then create a virtual copy of it by pressing Command-’…
  • Geometric Effects

    Felix Nelson
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    One of our senior graphic designers, Margie Rosenstein, asked me to watch the new season intro for So You Think You Can Dance so I could see the geometric, vector-looking video graphics that were used in it. They combined a da Vinci-style mechanical rendering with a Minority Report-like computerized vector effect that was freakin’ cool. She thought it would make a good “Down & Dirty Tricks” column, and she was absolutely right. So right, in fact, that we used it for the September 2014 issue cover design. Here’s how we created it. Step One: Open an image where the subject could…
  • Retouching Portraits in Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release) One of the main things we’ve always had to go to Photoshop for was retouching portraits, but now, by using the Spot Removal tool, along with the Adjustment Brush, we can do a lot of simple retouching jobs right here in Camera Raw, where they’re completely non-destructive and surprisingly flexible. Step One: In the portrait shown here (which I shot on stage during my Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It tour, we want to make three retouches: (1) we want to remove any blemishes and soften her skin, (2) we want to…
  • Tiffen Steadicam CURVE for GoPro

    Rod Harlan
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Compact, Handheld Camera Stabilizer The Steadicam CURVE for GoPro is designed specifically for one-handed, GoPro camera shoots. Weighing in at just half a pound, the CURVE is the perfect companion for those looking to get Steadicam’s stabilization technology in a compact package. The frame, made from lightweight durable aluminum, includes a standard GoPro quick-release mount. The design includes a collapsible handle for compact storage and portability, or for use as a GoPro hand grip. There’s also a fine-tune adjustment knob for precise balance control, and the unit comes in four colors:…
  • Easily Apply the Trendy Desaturated Skin Look in Photoshop

    Scott Kelby
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release) This is just about the hottest Photoshop portrait technique out there right now, and you see it popping up everywhere, from covers of magazines to CD covers, from print ads to Hollywood movie posters, and from editorial images to billboards. It seems right now everybody wants this effect (and you’re about to be able to deliver it in roughly 60 seconds flat using the simplified method shown here!). Step One: Open the photo you want to apply this trendy desaturated portrait effect to. Duplicate the Background…
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    Compare my SEO

  • 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…
  • How to start a blog in less than 5 minutes

    comparemyseo
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Hey Guys and Girls. Welcome to another installment of quick, easy and most importantly free tips regarding any online and marketing activity around today. Nice to have you here, now get a nice cup of coffee and enjoy. Why you should have a blog or better yet why you need a blog! Do you want to earn extra income every month online? Do you want to possibly travel the world whilst earning money online to fund your travel? Are you in marketing and want to learn physically how to improve your game? Do you want to try and test different strategies and see first hand what works and what…
  • SEMRUSH Review Doing Keyword Research the right way

    comparemyseo
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Hi Guys and Girls and welcome to the SEO tricks and tips people would charge you for. Here I will give you all the juicy details on how to do SEO and it’s all for free… You’re more than welcome! hehe First and Foremost to gain any significant amount of traffic or in order to start any SEO project the first step is Keyword Research. And here is the best tool for the job and most underrated too: SEMRush (Click here to have a look). Whatever the niche or business as a whole your website may be in it is crucial that we know what keywords exactly we should be targeting and that…
  • Welcome to Compare my SEO

    comparemyseo
    27 Aug 2013 | 3:54 pm
    First and foremost welcome all. This blog is meant for everyone that wants to research and investigate more on what SEO is in-depth and where it is heading in the future. I hope you all enjoy my posts and we will be looking at every SEO aspect both on and off-site all online leading sites possess, we then will be comparing the top 3 ranked sites (excluding wikipedia) on Google against each other for every well searched key phrase within every industry and analyzing what SEO Metrics they have in common and which factors seem to be the most valuable. The post Welcome to Compare my SEO appeared…
 
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    Vectips

  • Wow Your Clients with this Easy Chart Vector!

    Andrei Marius
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    In the following Easy Chart Vector tutorial you will learn how to create a simple line graph chart vector in Adobe Illustrator. In the first steps you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and vector shapes building techniques. Next, you will learn how to ease your work using the Transform effect and how to add a bunch of text. Finally, you will learn how create a simple blend and how to take full advantage of the Appearance panel. Tutorial Details: Easy Chart Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics…
  • Isometric 2:1 Projections: Isometric Infographic Vectors

    Iaroslav Lazunov
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:36 pm
    In today’s tutorial we will create 3D isometric infographic vector charts by using ‘2:1’ isometric projections. These types of projections are used in computer games for creation of locations. For automatization and acceleration of the process we will create three actions which will also be useful in future projects. Then we will use data for creation of flat chart with the help of the native Graphs Tool and finally we’ll create the final design. So, let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Isometric Infographic Vectors in Near-Isometric 2:1 Projections Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5…
  • Quick Tip: How to Reverse Brush Strokes in Illustrator

    Sands
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Like many other designers, I love using the Brush Tool (b), but hate trying to reverse brush strokes in Illustrator. Finally I found a quick way to change the direction of a single brush stroke without affecting other strokes associated with the same brush. First, select the path and then click on a endpoint with the Pen Tool (p), creating a new direction toward that point. Sadly, this trick only works on open paths. Reverse Brush Stroke Illustrator: Hope that little tip helps! Create on! The post Quick Tip: How to Reverse Brush Strokes in Illustrator appeared first on Vectips.
  • Valentine Vector Roundup! For You, Love Vectips

    Sands
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We thought people might need some last minute Valentine vector ideas, so we rounded up a bunch of awesome lovey-dovey vectors for all you lovers out there.       Beautiful Valentine Vector Labels Let’s kick off this Valentine’s Day celebration with some super useful and versatile Valentine vector labels. With design elements like ribbon banners, laurels, and hearts, this pack is a classic. Geometric Heart Pattern Vector Need some geometry in your life? This modern and fresh take on the classic heart pattern might…
  • 10 Steps to a Bright Smile with this Sparkle Toothpaste Text!

    Mary Winkler
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Keep your teeth (err, designs) bright and white with this sparkle toothpaste text effect tutorial! Perfect for advertisement and packaging design needs.       Tutorial Details: Smile! It’s a Sparkle Toothpaste Text Tutorial Program: Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Effects, Custom Brushes, Appearance panel Estimated Completion Time: 30 Minutes Final Image: Smile! It’s a Sparkle Toothpaste Text Tutorial Step 1: Smile! It’s a Sparkle Toothpaste Text Tutorial First off for this sparkle toothpaste text tutorial, we need to create…
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    Vector Diary

  • Illustrator Tutorial: Sand Text Effect

    Bao Nguyen
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    In the following steps, you will learn how to create a sand text effect using Adobe Illustrator. For beginners, you will learn how to create a nicely textured background. Using basic tools and effects along with vector shape building techniques, you will learn how to create the main shape. As we go along, you will also learn how to add shading and highlights using the Gaussian Blur effect. In this tutorial, I will guide you in every step to create the starfish and the waves…. So let’s get started! Create the New Document1. Launch Illustrator and press (Ctrl + N) to create a New…
  • Premium Tutorial: Egg Yolk

    Bao Nguyen
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a egg yolk using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts: creating the egg white and the yolk along with the shells. You will start from the basic tools together with some vector shape building techniques. You will learn how to create the main shape of the egg white, yolk and the shells. Moving on, you will learn how to work with gradients and how to add effects for some of the shapes that make up your broken egg. Finally, you will learn how to add subtle highlights and shading, then how to add the illustration background…
  • Premium Tutorial: Strawberry & Chocolate Milk Splash

    Bao Nguyen
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a strawberry dropped into a chocolate milk using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of three main parts: creating the chocolate ripples, the chocolate splash and the strawberry. You will start with the basic shapes and with the few techniques involving the Offset Path, Pathfinder and Transform effects, you can easily create the shapes that you need. The Mesh Tool also plays an important role in this tutorial along with several effects such as Gaussian Blur, and Feather. This artwork is enjoying to create so let’s get…
  • Illustrator Tutorial: Cup of Tea

    Bao Nguyen
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:46 am
     In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a quick and enjoying cup of tea with a tea bag using Adobe Illustrator. I’ll mostly be drawing shapes and using the Gradient Tool to accomplish the desired effect. If you’re familiar with Illustrator, you should be able to follow along relatively easily.Step11. Select the Ellipse Tool (L) from the Tool Panel and create two circles. One is white and the other is dark brown.2. Select the two circles and go to Object> Blend> Make (Alt+Ctrl+B).3. Select the Ellipse Tool (L) and create another circle then fill the circle…
  • Illustrator Special Effects #14: Vector Circuit Board Background

    Nikola Adzic
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    Learn how to create a circuit board background in this tutorial. Using the basic shape tools, some gradients and the grid feature, you will be able to create a nice looking background.1. Before we start we need to make some preparations for our project. First, we are going to set up work area to suit our requirements. Select File > New in order to create a new document. In a new dialog box set the dimensions of the artboard to 800 x 600px. Click on the Advanced button to open a new set of options. In the Color Mode drop-down menu choose RGB mode and set the Resolution to Screen (72ppi).
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  • How to Create a Simple Bar Chart in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Marius
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    What You'll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple bar chart in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using simple rectangles. Next, you will learn how to give a 3D feel to your chart using a simple trapezoid and a linear gradient. Moving on, you will learn how to take full advantage of the Transform effect while creating some subtle dividers and the colored bars. Finally, you will learn how to add several pieces of text and a simple mesh that will serve as a background. 1.
  • Creating an Adorable Strawberry Tiger in Adobe Illustrator

    Asher Benson
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    What You'll Be CreatingAre you a fan of tigers as much as I am? If so, you might have heard of the rare and appropriately named Golden Tabby Tiger, also known as a Strawberry Tiger. In this tutorial we'll go through the step-by-step process to make our own cute little bundle of golden fur.  1. Create Base Elements From Your SketchStep 1I've cleaned up the line quality in Adobe Photoshop and now we can start our project. I'm working in Adobe Illustrator at a size of 11 x 8.5 inches for this specific composition. I like to keep my layers as neat as I can, and labeling them as you go…
  • New Opportunity for Freelance Writers at Envato Studio

    Andrew Blackman
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    Are you a freelance writer? Are you looking to get more business? If so, our parent company Envato has an exciting opportunity for you.Envato Studio is an online shopfront for freelance services, with dozens of categories including logo design, photo retouching and icon design. Soon there'll be a new category for "Content & Writing". And that's where you come in.The OpportunityWe're looking for people who can offer any of the following services:Website ContentCopywritingBlog and Article WritingPress ReleasesProduct DescriptionsProofreading and EditingTechnical WritingCreative…
  • How to Create a Stencil Banner Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

    Rose
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    What You'll Be CreatingWarping objects is a fantastic way of achieving some great, realistic effects. This tutorial will show you how to use shape properties, smart objects, textures, layer styles, and brushes to create a simple, stencil banner text effect. Then, you'll get to use the Warp command to make the final result look more realistic and give it some more depth. Let's get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Lintsec Regular font. Cardboard texture stock by YmntleStock. Unrestricted Neutral grunge 7 by…
  • Icon Design in Sketch: Open Assignment

    Neil Pearce
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Here’s an open assignment for budding icon designers: your task is to design a harmonious suite of icons for a “Cinema Scheduling” app. The assignment objectives are as follows:Assignment Objectives To create a pixel-perfect glyph for the appTo design an iOS app iconTo design a Mac OS X app iconTo properly export the icon images and prepare them for developmentThis assignment is related to our recently released course "Icon Design with Sketch”, available to Tuts+ subscribers, or as a one-off purchase for $15.Even if you are yet to watch the course, this icon design project…
 
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  • Photoshop Elements – One Click Snow

    Eric Renno
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Photoshop’s little sister Photoshop Elements has some great features that allow for some quick editing. In this post, first written for Photofocus, I take a look at adding snow, with just a couple of clicks. Photoshop Elements has features that can speed up the editing process for those wanting to stay away from the complications of its big sister. One of these features is the one-click Fx. Keep It Quick… For now 1. With your image open in Photoshop Elements choose the Quick mode. 2. In the bottom right new options appear, click the Fx. This reveals a new panel with all manner of…
  • Tilt-Shift in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

    Eric Renno
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Photoshop CC had a major upgrade to the Blur Gallery, among the additions was a new Tilt-Shift filter. This can make the effect really easy to make. In addition, Photoshop Elements also has a new way to make a Tilt-Shift effect, it's quick and easy but not quite so adaptable. In this video I look at both methods and demonstrate the 'old school' manual way to create the effect for those with older versions of the software. The post Tilt-Shift in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Photoshop at 25 – What I Loved When and Why

    Eric Renno
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    Today (February 19th 2015) sees the 25th anniversary of Photoshop so I took the opportunity to look back at some of the changes, and remember what got me excited with new editions. The post Photoshop at 25 – What I Loved When and Why appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • The New TipSquirrel Photoshop Magazine

    Eric Renno
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    For some time we've wanted to expand TipSquirrel.com and provide a more varied reader experience. Of course this all takes money so we considered several ideas. The most popular was to create a magazine with extra content and our favourite posts from our archive. Today, February 16th 2015 this dream comes to fruition with our first introductory issue. The post The New TipSquirrel Photoshop Magazine appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Using Photoshop Grids

    Eric Renno
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    A little while ago Photoshop got a great new Guides dialogue box, but there's another way to arrange layers thats been around for 'ever' and works great too, reacquaint yourself with Photoshop Grid. The post Using Photoshop Grids appeared first on TipSquirrel.
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  • 4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Create a “Parry Hotter” Text Effect in Photoshop    In this quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a cinematic “Parry Hotter” Text Effect using the layer styles. Let’s get started!Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Parry Hotter fontFree Metal TextureStep 1Make a new .PSD document, size 1000 x 500 pixels, RGB color, 72 dpi. Create a new layer and fill it with a grunge metal texture and colorize this with the color that you desire. Now create the text using this font: Parry Hotter. Use the settings…
  • 4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Quick Tip: Create a Gold Cartoon Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles   In this quick tip tutorial we will show you how to create a cartoon, gold, text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Font – HVD Comic SerifAll used Patterns .PATStep 1First create a new .PSD document, 600 x 400 pixels in RGB mode, 72 DPI with WHITE background color. Now prepare your assets. Install the HVD Comic Serif font into your computer and open .PAT files.Step 2Go to Menu > Layer…
  • 3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Quick Tip: Create a Cookie Text Effect in Photoshop   In this quick tip tutorial we will explain how to create a cookie text effect using layer styles and textures in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Free Cookie TextureFree Wooden Table TextureStep 1First make a new PSD document 1000 x 400 pixels resolution 72 Dpi. Now open the free texture Wooden Table and copy and paste it into your new PSD document. Command/Ctrl + T (transform) the texture and resize it until you are happy with it.Step 2Then…
  • 3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Quick Tip: Create a Mech-Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles   In this quick tutorial we will show you how to create mech-inspired text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Font – SF Sports NightGrungy Stripes Pattern .PATMetallic Pattern .PATGrunge Natural Pattern .PATStep 1First create a new .PSD document, 600 x 400 pixels in RGB mode, 72 DPI with any background color. Now prepare your assets. Install the SF Sports Night fonts into your computer and…
  • 3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Quick Tip: Create a Metallic Copper Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop   In this tutorial we will explain how to create a metallic copper text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Concrete Bunker TextureArgel FontPalace Balls PictureStep 1Create a new file. Set Width and Height to 700 px and the resolution to 72 PPI. Name: Angel textStep 2Fill the canvas with the Concrete Bunker texture.Step 3Marge the concrete bunker texture to the background.Step 4Go to menu…
 
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