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  • Photoshop CC 2015 “warning”

    Dave Cross - the website
    Dave
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    When you go to install Photoshop CC 2015, the default setting is to uninstall any previous versions. I think it’s wise to turn off that option, just until you feel assured that CC 2015 is working the way you want. To do this, click on Advanced Options and uncheck “remove old versions”. You can always uninstall later.
  • Cherry Blow Dry Bar: A Hair-Raising Experience

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    bev
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    I can see why she needs to visit her local blow dry bar, considering the fact that she has no hands. Love that hairline too! This is, by definition, a hot mess. Thanks for sending this to us, Avery. The post Cherry Blow Dry Bar: A Hair-Raising Experience appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Interview with the Designer Behind the Photoshop CC 2015 Loading Screen

    Photoshop Tutorials
    Honey Adraque
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Today’s interview is about Alberto Seveso, a graphic designer from Milan, Italy and the designer behind the Photoshop CC 2015 loading screenn. Let us take a look on how he made this design and get to know him more in this interview. Enjoy! Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do? I’m an Illustrator, graphic designer and occasionally a photographer. I was born in Milan, Italy but i lived in Sardinia the most significative years of my life, now i live and work in Bristol as a Freelance. The passion for graphic arts started in the mid of ‘90 because I was really fascinated…
  • Spot The Photoshop Mistake: Jurassic World

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    bev
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:52 am
    Jurassic World is one of the biggest blockbusters so far this summer, yet they still made a small mistake on one of their promotional posters. Can you spot it? Thanks to our eagle-eyed reader Martin for spotting this and sending it in. The post Spot The Photoshop Mistake: Jurassic World appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Birch Lane: Bringing ‘Thing’ Back

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    bev
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    It sure has been a while since we’ve had a good “Thing” sighting! While we couldn’t blow this image up big enough to be 100% certain that there’s a disembodied arm and hand on the counter, we can’t think of what else it could be, either. What do you think? Thanks for sending this in, Dweller. The post Birch Lane: Bringing ‘Thing’ Back appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Getting a B&W Before/After of Your B&W Editing

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    If you started with a color photo (which we normally would), and you converted that image to black and white, and then you edited your black and white image so it’s better than the default black and white conversion (still with me?) if you press the \ (backslash) key to see your before image it will show you the original color image. But when we’re tweaking a black and white image, what we might want (well, I always want), is to see a “before” image of the default black and white versus our tweaks, not jumping all the way back to the color image, which is kinda…
  • Revisit the past

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    So my wife was wanting me to print out some of our family pictures to hang on the wall, and so when she had made her selection of images that she wanted, I had a few of them that were just small files for display on the web, and when I went looking for the large jpeg, I could only find the RAW image. So, I had to re-edit them using the latest version of Lightroom. The difference in the two images is pretty cool when you look at the detail in the clouds and the more precise way I could brighten the faces etc… And so my tip for today is to go back to some of your favorite images or even…
  • Using the new Dehaze slider on Fireworks

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    This tip comes courtesy of one of our readers (thanks Randy F.) who pointed out in a comment here last Friday that the new Dehaze slider just added to Lightroom CC works pretty darn well for removing haze from Fireworks, and with July 4th coming up, I thought it was a perfect tip for today. I have noticed that the slider is much more effective (no pun intended) on images still in RAW format, versus those in JPEG (I did a comparison on the same file in RAW vs an exported JPEG and it’s a pretty wide difference). So, keep this up your sleeve for the Independence Day post-processing. Hope…
  • Results from Friday’s “Lightroom Mobile Use” Survey

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Here’s the results from Friday’s one-question survey about your use of Lightroom on your mobile devices. I’m saw some comments here, and over on my Facebook page and Twitter where some folks didn’t realize that it’s now available on Android tablets and phones, so if you didn’t realize it, it’s time to go download it and give it a whirl. Interesting to note: A margin of only 8% separates the “You bet!” response from “Not interested at all” crowd, which I thought was a bit surprising, until I read some of the comments here about…
  • Got a Quick Sec For a One-Question Lightroom Survey?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang – I’m back from vacation (took some time off for a trip with the family before my son heads off for college). Would you mind taking a quick survey about your use (or non-use) of the Mobile version of Lightroom? Aww, thanks…you are awesome (and here’s the link): Lightroom Mobile Survey Hope you all have an awesome Lightroom-infused weekend (I’m doing a fashion shoot today for a KelbyOne online class, and I’ll be tethering into Lightroom and using Lightroom mobile so the Art Director can see my shots live on an iPad during the shoot). Best, -Scott…
 
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    Photoshop Tutorials

  • Interview with the Designer Behind the Photoshop CC 2015 Loading Screen

    Honey Adraque
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Today’s interview is about Alberto Seveso, a graphic designer from Milan, Italy and the designer behind the Photoshop CC 2015 loading screenn. Let us take a look on how he made this design and get to know him more in this interview. Enjoy! Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do? I’m an Illustrator, graphic designer and occasionally a photographer. I was born in Milan, Italy but i lived in Sardinia the most significative years of my life, now i live and work in Bristol as a Freelance. The passion for graphic arts started in the mid of ‘90 because I was really fascinated…
  • Create an Otherworldly Scene of a Climber in a Cave in Photoshop

    Adi Panca
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Learn how to this surreal photo manipulation of a climber who enjoy the view of The Tower of Temple with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own cave landscape using several photos of stones, place a temple and climber in the landscape with realistic shadows and lighting, then complete it with a warm color tone effect. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn techniques that will help you create better photo manipulations. This image was created to tell you about there is a climber in cave who enjoy the view of temple located on top of the mountain. To create…
  • How to Create a Wallpaper with Technology Text Effect in Photoshop

    Maria Semelevich
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Create a beautiful text effect and trendy wallpaper on your desktop in cyberpunk style. In this tutorial, we will mainly apply a lot visual effects, adjustment layers and will work with the text. I’ll tell you how to create hi-tech shapes, texture of pixellated camouflage, sound wave and much more. And all of effects you can create your own in Photoshop and Illustrator. Tools, blending modes, a little routine, creativity, adventures and an excellent result at the end waiting for you on the pages of of this tutorial. Read this tutorial and see how easy it is! What you’ll be…
  • Interview with Illustrator Miranda Meeks

    Honey Adraque
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Today’s interview is about Miranda Meeks, an illustrator from Utah. She is very fond of drawing monsters and animals since she was a child. Let us take a look on her artworks and get to know her more in this interview. Enjoy! Hello Miranda, it’s nice to have you here. Let us start by asking you to tell us about yourself and what you do in both inside and outside the world of art? Thanks for featuring my work! I’ve been drawing monsters, snakes, and animals in general ever since I was young. I eventually went to Brigham Young University to study Illustration. Currently I live…
  • Create a Vintage and Romantic Scene of Old Memories in Photoshop

    Maria Semelevich
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a vintage and romantic scene of old memories, using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to combine different stock images into a cohesive scene, work with different tools, create brushes and use lighting/blending techniques. We will start to create this photo manipulation with the work on the main stage – frames. Turn them into old photos, using a variety of filters and techniques. Then proceed to the main picture. I will tell you in detail how to make my “live photo” effect. The last step will…
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  • Photoshop CC 2015 “warning”

    Dave
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    When you go to install Photoshop CC 2015, the default setting is to uninstall any previous versions. I think it’s wise to turn off that option, just until you feel assured that CC 2015 is working the way you want. To do this, click on Advanced Options and uncheck “remove old versions”. You can always uninstall later.
  • 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….
 
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    PSD : Photoshop Disasters 

  • Cherry Blow Dry Bar: A Hair-Raising Experience

    bev
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    I can see why she needs to visit her local blow dry bar, considering the fact that she has no hands. Love that hairline too! This is, by definition, a hot mess. Thanks for sending this to us, Avery. The post Cherry Blow Dry Bar: A Hair-Raising Experience appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • DEAL – COMPLETE WEB DEVELOPER COURSE FOR $39 (92% OFF!)

    vernons
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    The Complete Web Developer Course with Rails can turn you into a full-fledged, professional programmer in just 12 weeks, regardless of experience. And it’s 92% off here. The course offers over 160 videos spanning 22 hours of content across programming languages (HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Git, and Ruby on Rails, among others) in addition to an eBook full of training tips, job hunting information, and code exercises. Plus, all the downloadable files you need. Click here to view the embedded video. Normally, this course is $499, but for a limited time, you can get The Complete Web…
  • Amazon: Magic Carpet Picnic Blanket

    bev
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    Aside from the obvious problems with this image… is Dad standing in a hole? Where exactly is his lower half? Thanks for sending us this screen shot, Tom! The post Amazon: Magic Carpet Picnic Blanket appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Spot The Photoshop Mistake: Jurassic World

    bev
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:52 am
    Jurassic World is one of the biggest blockbusters so far this summer, yet they still made a small mistake on one of their promotional posters. Can you spot it? Thanks to our eagle-eyed reader Martin for spotting this and sending it in. The post Spot The Photoshop Mistake: Jurassic World appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Birch Lane: Bringing ‘Thing’ Back

    bev
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    It sure has been a while since we’ve had a good “Thing” sighting! While we couldn’t blow this image up big enough to be 100% certain that there’s a disembodied arm and hand on the counter, we can’t think of what else it could be, either. What do you think? Thanks for sending this in, Dweller. The post Birch Lane: Bringing ‘Thing’ Back appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Gradients, Drop Shadows, and Radial Graphics – Episode 415

    Aaron Westgate
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    In this season opener, Pete has a tip on working in the new Adobe PS CC 2015 update and shows us how to use multiple gradients and drop shadows. Corey has a trick on using radial graphics. 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 415 is now playing! Download Episode 415 (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: Animating Layer Styles, Glyn Dewis, and Logo Design – Episode 414

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

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

    Aaron Westgate
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Corey has a tip on creating animated effects in Photoshop for your video clip. Pete goes more in depth on the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and demonstrates downloading and using .svg files in Photoshop. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 412 is now playing! Download Episode 412 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Texture Trick and Downloading Brushes from CC Market – Episode 411

    Aaron Westgate
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Corey has a tutorial about a cool, 3D texture trick. Pete addresses the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and shows how to download and use brushes from there. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 411 is now playing! Download Episode 411 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
 
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    Photoshop Star

  • Create a Retro Chalkboard Scene in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial we will create a retro chalkboard scene with a lovely teacher and some wacky fonts. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Woman Chalkboard American Captain Font Chalk Font Rocket Step […] The post Create a Retro Chalkboard Scene in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • 30% OFF – Join Photoshop Star Premium Members Area

    Photoshop Star Staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:33 am
    To celebrate the Fourth of July we have decided to do a special promo. Till 7th July we are giving a 30% discount, use the coupon code JULY4 during the checkout. Pixolution.com Pixolution.com is the domain name that we use to host the Photoshop Star Members Area. Photoshop Star Tutorial Source Files By becoming a […] The post 30% OFF – Join Photoshop Star Premium Members Area appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • Create a Zippo Lighter in Adobe Photoshop

    Razvan Gabriel
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    In this tutorial I will show you how to create a Zippo lighter 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: 50 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources 45 Wood Textures – by Jammurch Step 1 Create a 600 x […] The post Create a Zippo Lighter in Adobe Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • How to Create a Pixel Explosion Effect in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial we will create a pixel explosion effect. We will create our own custom brush for achieving the explosion effect and add a couple of adjustment layers. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: […] The post How to Create a Pixel Explosion Effect in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • Designing Mobile App Interface in Photoshop

    Tomas Laurinavicius
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a clean and simple iOS app interface for a fictitious reading app. We’ll start totally from scratch and I’ll walk you through the process of creating a structured and organised app interface including imagery combined with stylish typography and basic navigation. Final Image Tutorial Details […] The post Designing Mobile App Interface in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
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    Photoshop Lady

  • Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

    tony2
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:12 pm
    The aim of this tutorial is to create a manipulation photo, with a guy standing above the clouds in the sky watching and considering about an optical illusion. To realize this effect, you need to create a surreal sky scene, blend light effects and create realistic looking lens flare. Good luck and have a try! (View This Tutorial)
  • This Underwater Green Monster PS Scene

    tony2
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:49 pm
    A monster in the mysterious underwater atmosphere is a common useful scene. This tutorial is about the classic underwater-above water photoshop manipulation with a monster lurking in the mysterious depths while unaware characters swim above. The point is the scene’s deep green further increases the terrible-strange underwater monster looks. (View This Tutorial)
  • The PS-ed Sci-Fi Scene with 3D elements

    tony2
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Photoshop is a practical tool to edit photos and 3D effects is marvelous. Together, they can make anything. In this tutorial Mark Mayers will show you how to seamlessly blend 3D models into your 2D composites using Photoshop. You’ll discover how easy it is to roll, rotate and slide complex models within 3D space. (View This Tutorial)
  • Make a Football Sport Event Poster with Photoshop

    tony2
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Becoming a football player was once the dream of m……y younger brother. Now maybe he can create a poster that he is playing football in football events. The great thing about this tutorial is learners can easily personalize the poster by simply changing the abstract wallpaper image and the football player and the stadium stock images. (View This Tutorial)
  • Surreal PS Digital Painting ’Man on Fire‘

    tony2
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Have you seen a painting on fire? This tutorial will help you create this effect through the combination of the digital painting and the photo manipulation in Photoshop. Of course fire stock image will also be applied to form the final man On Fire effect. (View This Tutorial)
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    Digital Mastery: The home of everything Ben

  • New Travel Photography class coming your way in July

    admin
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:38 am
    Hi gang! I wanted to give you all a heads up on a new class we just announced. I’ll be teaching a 2-day course called “Travel Photography: The Complete Guide” on July 6-7 at CreativeLive. This is an online class that will go live from 9 am to 4 pm PST and it’s completely free to watch while it’s live! If you want to watch and re-watch the class videos at your leisure, you can purchase the course to stream or download the files. This class will cover a subject that is near and dear to my heart: travel photography! After all, my lifestyle is such that I travel full…
  • Kicking off summer with new seminar & more shooting

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Hi everyone! Here is a little update on what has been going on here in Ben land. We’ve been working on getting caught up and back into the swing of things after our long international trip, and we’re enjoying being land-based again. On May 29, I presented my first event of the new seminar tour, the Lightroom & Photoshop Creative Integration Tour, in San Francisco. There was a little scare with delayed flights, but I got there on time and the event went really well! We’ve got several more cities lined up, and you can see those HERE. Next up is Seattle on June 19th. Here…
  • Recent travels spark a yoga photo series

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Hi all! After two months of international travel on a ship, I’m happy to say that we’re finally land-based again. The journey was fantastic, but it’s good to be back and getting into our groove again. The recent trip took us to Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. After about six weeks of Asia ports, we then cruised over to Alaska and down the west coast of the good old U.S. of A. When we’re on board the ship, we’re teaching a class. When we’re at port, we’re out exploring and shooting. This was our complete route, starting in Hong Kong and ending in Los Angeles. …
  • 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…
 
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • Making of Robot Earth 3009 Typographic Illustration

    Tom Whalen
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in October 2009 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant. During this tutorial, I'll show you the process for creating one of my illustrated type posters. I love to work type into all of my illustrations for the balance and rhythm it provides to a layout, but I especially love creating images out of type itself... the graphic designer inside me compels me to do it! 1. Prepare…
  • Create Light Painted Typography From Scratch in Photoshop

    Alex Beltechi
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in April 2011 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant. If you’ve ever attempted to write words using traditional light painting photography techniques, you probably know how challenging it can be to create words that are easy to read. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how you can create a similar look without a camera and tripod. Let’s get started! 1. Sketch Out Your…
  • Creating a Vector Portrait With Curly Hair in Adobe Illustrator

    Sharon Milne
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in November 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant. I've created several vector portrait tutorials in the past, but one request is made several times and that is how to create curly hair. In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you one of the easiest ways of creating detailed curly hair. So let's jump in and begin creating! 1. Prepare the DocumentStep 1 I start by creating…
  • Create a Beautiful Abstract Portrait in Photoshop

    Wojciech Pijecki
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:24 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in November 2011 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant. In this tutorial we will combine several stock images to create an artistic, abstract portrait of a woman. Let's get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Face Pattern Watercolors: 1, 2, 3, 4 Spray Flowers: 1, 2, 3 Butterflies: 1, 2 Wall 1. Prepare the PortraitStep 1…
  • Contribute to the Tuts+ Adobe Photoshop Community Brush Pack!

    Melody Nieves
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Giving a designer Photoshop brushes is like putting a kid in a candy store. We all go nuts experimenting with different brush effects to see our new tools in action! Submit to Our Tuts+ Community Brush Pack!Have you ever experimented with making your own brushes in Photoshop? Well, don't let them go to waste! For this project we want your help in building the ultimate brush pack full of free goodies that can be used in Photoshop. From grunge, to fractal, and even the experimental, bring us your own unique brushes to share with the community!Want to contribute but not sure how to get started?
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  • Save for Web in Photoshop CC 2015

    Stephen Nielson
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    In Photoshop CC 2015, we made some minor changes to a very popular and beloved feature: Save for Web. This feature is used for many purposes, from preparing assets for a website to optimizing high-res photos to creating animated GIFs. Because Save for Web is built on the former ImageReady product (now discontinued), the code is too antiquated to maintain and develop new features. “Save for Web will not be removed without replacing its capabilities in a new and improved workflow.” see the FAQ below. Adobe Generator is a new, modern, and more efficient platform for exporting image…
  • 2015 release of Photoshop CC: FAQ

    Jeffrey Tranberry
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:11 pm
    I’ve assembled some Q & A around updating/upgrading to the 2015 release of Photoshop CC below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer. Important information, please read: Install the latest Creative Cloud desktop app. Sign out and back into the Creative Cloud desktop app to update. Install Photoshop CC (2015) VERY IMPORTANT – By default, when you install Photoshop CC (2015): It will uninstall prior versions of Photoshop you have installed It will migrate your presets, preferences and any compatible Add-Ons…
  • Lightroom CC/Camera Raw FAQ

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

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

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

    MCP Actions
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Wondering how to start a career as a professional photographer? Wonder no more. Here we have collected a list of essential things you may need to start a successful photography career. Photo by Thomas Martinsen Establishing your own photography business is a full-time job. The best way to make it work for you is to create a long-term plan, even if it’s just a draft in your Evernote or a bookmarked article. Besides dreaming of becoming your own boss, you need to know all the costs, pros and cons. If you have already set up your photography business, this article may help you to revisit…
  • Fun Photography Activity Using Fruit as a Prop

    MCP Actions
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Summer is here…and what better way to beat the heat than with some nice cold watermelon! And your camera… In this tutorial I will show you step by step how to carve letters into your watermelon that you can use during your next summer themed photo shoot, BBQ or birthday party!   What you will need for your fruit photography activity: A watermelon Sharp knife Carving knife Cookie cutter – optional The ideal shaped watermelon for this activity would be the long kind.  For some reason, this year in Texas, all we have are the fat round kind.  That just means we have to be a…
  • MCP Photo A Day Challenge: July 2015 Themes

    Jodi Friedman
    1 Jul 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…
  • NEWS: Creative Cloud 2015 Released

    Erin Peloquin
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Adobe’s latest release of Creative Cloud 2015 offers improvements across the desktop and mobile apps that photographers use most. << SUBSCRIBE to Adobe CC 2015 NOW >> Here’s a quick rundown of the features most helpful to you. Lightroom Easy Dehaze – remove atmospheric haze to recover color and contrast, or add haze for artistic effects. Local Whites & Blacks adjustments – the Whites and Blacks sliders are now available on the Local Adjustment Brush, the Radial Filter and the Graduated Filter. Do MCP’s Presets work in Lightroom CC 2015?
  • How to Master the Art of Floating Fruit Photography

    MCP Actions
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I love fruit… not only do I love to eat it… I love to make it into fun and interesting creations. This tutorial will show you how to make your fruit float. No, I do not have any levitation secrets from David Blaine, although that would be WAY cooler. Still, after following these steps you will be able to wow your friends and maybe FEEL a little bit like Blaine himself. First, we will talk about the fruit and how to take the picture. Items Needed: Camera Sliced Fruit or Vegetable White countertop or poster board Toothpicks Photographing the fruit: You will need a bit of patience for this,…
 
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  • Photos – Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks NYC 2015

    photoframd
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks was again on the East Side this year. Even though I shot from the same Brooklyn vantage point this year, it was a different experience. Macy had changed the show. Instead of replicating the same program from each of the barges, Macy’s had the larger blasts in the center with smaller blasts closer to the shore. Different effect, different experience. All photos were taken with my Canon 7D Mark II & Canon 17-55mm EF-S lens using my previously posted tips on how to photograph fireworks. I did find that f/11 worked very well. Take a look. Canon 7D…
  • Canon 7D Mark II Tutorial – How to Photograph Fireworks 2015

    photoframd
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Once a year, Macy’s holds the biggest 4th of July party over the East River — the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.  The crowd lines up along the East River (or the Hudson on alternating years).  Think New Year’s Eve in Times Square x 40 blocks spanning both NYC & Brooklyn!  It’s pretty crazy, and the police start installing barracks around 5PM.  So, stake out your place early and bring a camera.  Yes, you really can take some good shots … by following these tips on photographing fireworks: 1. Find the best location: Fireworks can be photographed from…
  • Times Square NYC with Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX

    photoframd
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:39 pm
    There are so many places in New York City where you can really use a wide angle lens to capture the full experience. This weekend, I spent some time in Times Square with my Canon 7d Mark II and the Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX. Take a look at some pictures shot at 11mm for a real wide look. The new Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX is available for Canon and Nikon. More photos to come… Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX – First Impressions Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX – First Impressions – Close-ups Times Square NYC with Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX Share and Enjoy…
  • Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX – First Impressions – Close-ups

    photoframd
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:04 pm
    The following photos are close-ups of one of the photos from my previous post. It was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and the new Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX. These photos show the top left corner and the lower right corner. For reference, the original photo follows. you can see, there is plenty of detail in the edges even at f/2.8. It’s an impressive lens. The new Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX, available for Canon and Nikon. It’s very impressive. Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX – First Impressions Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX – First Impressions – Close-ups…
  • Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX – First Impressions

    photoframd
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Why can’t Canon make a superwide zoom with an f/2.8? I have been asking myself that question for years. I have been using the Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 EF-S for almost 10 years. It’s a good lens except in low-light situations when you really could use a f/2.8. I was hoping that Sigma would release such a lens in their new Art Line, but no such luck. Then I heard that Tokina had just redesigned their superwide Tokina AT-X 11-16mm F/2.8 by extending its reach and adding a”Pro”. The new lens is Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX, available for Canon and Nikon. It’s very…
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  • Playing With Photoshop CC 2015 Dehaze

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Since the recent release of Adobe Photoshop (PS) CC 2015/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (LR) CC 2015 I've seen several articles about what's new.  One of the more interesting (and creative) additions is the Dehaze tool.  In LR it can be found in the Effects Panel and in PS it's found by going to or going through Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)  (Filter/Camera Raw Filter).  I'd highly recommend turning the Layer into a Smart Object (Filter/Convert For Smart Filters) so you can go back and forth from Layers to ACR at will.  The primary use I've seen folks talk about with the…
  • The Myth About Depth of Field

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Click on image to enlarge.Have you ever spoken to a fellow shooter about Depth of Field (DoF)?  Have you ever been told you must have expensive, "fast glass" (a lens with a large maximum aperture - like F2.8 or F1.4) to get shallow DoF?  Well, it all depends on what you're shooting and what your subject is.  If you were to shoot someone's portrait using almost any lens and had enough empty space between the subject and the background you could shoot closed down to the minimum aperture (F 16 or F22) and get an acceptably out of focus background.  (It might have to be miles…
  • More On Easy Ways To Get Better Images

    24 Jun 2015 | 3:36 am
    The subject of today's image was at the same Renaissance Faire as the person in my last post.  If you check them both out there's something you may notice that makes them similar.  There's not a whole lot to look at other than the subject.  That's today's key to getting better "starting points" to having a successful image.  There's a fairly prolific photographer/writer out in the wild by the name of Rick Sammon.  I've seen him speak a couple times and have come to the conclusion that Rick's biggest fan is --- Rick.  There is, however, one phrase…
  • An Easy Way To Get Better Images.

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:29 am
    Click on image to enlarge.There's an old axiom on how to get better pictures.  It's "stand in front of more interesting things".  You've got to admit, today's subject is "interesting".  We were at a small, local Renaissance Faire on Saturday with some friends.  Places like a Ren Faire or Pirates Den or Indian Powwow  or Steam Punk Festival are always great stops for getting "character" shots.  Just stand there and let the parade waltz on by.  We had all manner of people walking past.  A guy with big under turned bull horns.  A woman with a…
  • Mixing Media In Photoshop

    2 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    Click on the image to enlarge.In the art world "mixed media" typically means two or more different (usually wildly different) sorts of "stuff" is used.  An example might be oil paint and yarn (I've actually seen that one.)  I was playing around yesterday and sort of came up with an Adobe Photoshop (PS) version of what mixed media might look like.  Today's image is what resulted.  I was just messing with the image, not intending to do anything with it or probably not even saving the final result.  Once I was done playing I kind of liked what I saw and committed it…
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  • Creating a Triptych in Photoshop Elements

    davro
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:59 am
      In this video we look at creating a Triptych in Photoshop Elements using some unusual tool to ensure we have 3 equal panels. Once the triptych panels are complete we then use Layer Style to create the background. Some of the tools used includes:- Ruler Guides Crop tool  Layers Layer Styles   Sailing Triptych Click to view Dunraven Bay     Members click HERE to view and download the video Members area video download includes:- The start image is included so you can work along with the video Step by Step printable pdf No ads, pop-ups or watermarks The video has call-out…
  • Changing lighting and mood, B/W and Toning Photoshop Elements

    davro
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:36 am
    Changing lighting and mood in an image,  creating stunning Black and Whites as well as Toning in Photoshop Elements Following on from the Blacksmith video I received  a request asking if it was possible to do the same thing in Photoshop Elements. In the video we look at a simple work around which will allow us to use this same great technique (Luminosity masking) in Elements.   Some of the tools used include:- Layers Short cuts Masking (Luminosity) Adjustment layer Blend modes Changing the lighting and mood of an image - click to view Black and White with colour popping - click to…
  • The blacksmith Black and White, Toned

    davro
    1 Jun 2015 | 1:25 am
    Following on from the video Changing the lighting and mood of an image using an Adjustment layer My favourite way of creating a Black and White, toning or even adding depth to a color image has to be using a selection in Channels with an Adjustment layer. This is a great way to start using Luminosity masking Some of the topics we will be covering include : - Selection - Channels - Adjustment layer - Blend modes - Masking   Click images to view   The Blacksmith   Members can view and download the video :- No ads, pop-ups or watermarks The video has call-out showing all the…
  • Changing the lighting and mood of an image using an Adjustment layer (Luminosity mask)

    davro
    1 Jun 2015 | 1:07 am
    A great way to changing the lighting and mood of an image is by creating a selection in Channels and using it with an adjustment layer. This is a great first steps into using Luminosity mask Some of the topics we will be covering include : - Selection - Channels - Adjustment layer - Blend modes - Masking   Click to view   Stormy weather Barry Island   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…
  • 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…
 
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    TipSquirrel

  • Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

    Eric Renno
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Often when we take images of structures we get this effect that makes it look like it’s falling backwards. In Lightroom 5 and later and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 8 and later there’s some settings that can really help. For this explanation I’ll take a look at the settings in Lightroom CC, its exactly the same in ACR however. The post Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Dude, Where’s My Save For Web?

    Eric Renno
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:54 am
    With the update from Photoshop CC 2014 to Photoshop CC 2015 Adobe make a lot of great changes, as always there were the headline grabbers but there were a few little tweaks that didn’t hit the ‘wow factor’ but are still worth a mention. One of these is the move and replacement for Save For Web. It was a handy dialogue box with everything you need in one place, so where’s it gone? Don’t Panic! If you really want to keep using Save For Web then it still exists, but it’s moved to the File>Export menu, but there’s some new additions that are a great…
  • Photoshop CC 2015 Install

    Janine Smith
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    By now, most of you know about the big Creative Cloud version update, CC 2015. Some of you have no doubt already installed the update. If you haven’t, or you have but you missed this part, be aware that when you update to Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe removes all the old versions on your machine by default! If you don’t want that to happen, you need to go into the Creative Cloud Desktop App and choose Update All. When the update dialog box comes up, select Advanced Options; from here you can decide to keep your previous versions, or not and this is also where you want to make sure that Import…
  • What Is Photoshop’s  Overscroll? And Why You Might Need It

    Eric Renno
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:01 pm
    If you’ve been digging through Photoshop’s preferences you might have spotted a checkbox for Overscroll and wondered what it does, lets take a look; The post What Is Photoshop’s  Overscroll? And Why You Might Need It appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 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.
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    PhotoshopCandy

  • Refreshing Mirinda Rebranding efforts – as seen on Behance

    aaron
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Mirinda global rebranding pitch. Last year Creative Boutique Safari Sundays in New York worked on some packaging ideas for their client pitch presentation. 4 creative concepts were designed for 4 different flavors. Concept number 2 gets my vote! SEE ALL CONCEPTS on Behance
  • Adobe Launches Stock Photo Site – Competition for Istockphoto?

    aaron
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:17 am
    Adobe Launches a stockphoto site.
  • The All-New Honda 2016 HR-V “Give and Take” and Stretch Your Face.

    aaron
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Remember having fun with Photoshop in to the early hours of the morning – distorting peoples faces and cracking up… this new eye-catching Honda commercial reminds me a little of that. One of those guys also reminds me of Darryl Strawberry from that Simpson’s episode… “There’s like a party in his head – and everyone […]
  • Download Free Icons with Adobe Creative Cloud – Pretty Awesome feature

    aaron
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    I just discovered that if you are signed up with Adobe Creative Cloud – there is a nice selection of Icons that can be downloaded for free. I was in shock. Yet, pretty happy about my discovery! It is still a rather small selection, but it looks like it has potential to grow. I have […]
  • Round-up of awesome eroded & grunge style fonts

    aaron
    7 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    These hand selected eroded and grunge style fonts are great for web designers and logo artists alike – they are free to download too. Distorted or eroded fonts are being used by designers more often than you think. Of course, we may not use this kind of font for every occasion, but if  you are looking for something […]
 
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    BittBox

  • iStock Promo Codes – July 2015

    brantwilson
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    *Updated July 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 18+ Credits with this iStock coupon code. For more iStock promo codes please visit our friends at Vecteezy. Today we have a little something different for you. Much of our traffic consists of designers looking for stock resources. While we wish we could offer you everything you’re looking for, unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Luckily our friends at iStock have reached…
  • 40 Mobile Android & iOS Tablet App Interfaces

    Jake Rocheleau
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Good artists copy; great artists steal. This quote has been tossed around creative circles for decades and does shed light onto a small fragment of truth, especially among visual artists. The way to master digital design is to take ideas and learn how they were constructed. Smartphone & tablet applications are small but detailed. To successfully design mobile apps you need to understand textures, shapes, typography, icon design, and color matching. This may seem impossible but if you study other designers you’ll naturally pick up their ideas for yourself. The following examples are…
  • How To Create a Baseline Grid Pattern in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    The best designers will admit that grids are vital to any project. Whether you’re designing for print or the web, grids offer structure that can either be followed or ignored. Most people think of grid systems like 960GS where you create long columns across the full width of the page. But there is another grid related to typography known as the baseline. It typically adds a new grid line every X number of pixels based on the website’s line height. As you can imagine, this would be exhausting to manually create by hand. Instead it’s better to create a pattern for your…
  • WixStores: The Simplest eCommerce Website Builder for Any Business

    Jake Rocheleau
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    WixStores is a comprehensive eCommerce website builder, and content management system all rolled into one. Wix.com, one of the most popular website builders, launched their online store builder on the same platform. Of course Wix.com is a free website builder focused on helping you create and develop your online presence. But their latest eCommerce system allows business owners and shops of any size to create their own fully-functioning online marketplace without writing any code. When getting started, the initial sign-up process is straightforward yet detailed, offering plenty of options for…
  • Quick Tip: Convert Video & Audio Files with Adobe Media Encoder

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    The task of converting media has always been tricky. It’s possible to use online tools or free programs like MP4 to MP3 Converter. But most of these tools are lackluster, full of adware, and don’t have the prettiest interfaces. Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 released with a new program called Media Encoder. This allows you to encode any type of media into another format or file container. I’ll explain how you can do this with any piece of media using Adobe Media Converter CS6 or CC. It’s actually a very simple piece of software and once you learn how it works,…
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  • Giveaway: Enter to win 5 x Adobe Creative Cloud Free FOR LIFE

    Brant Wilson
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    Giveaway: Enter to win 5 x Adobe Creative Cloud Free FOR LIFE We are happy to announce another massive giveaway from Inky Deals: Win†5 x Full membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Free FOR LIFE!
  • New Found iStock Promo Codes This Month

    Brant Wilson
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:35 pm
    *Update* We know iStock coupon codes are extremely hard to find. Below we have a 15% off promo code that you can use on 18 or more credits, and we also have a 10% off promo code that you can use on 3 or more credits. Unfortunately the old 30% off coupon is now expired. But no worries, for a complete list of current iStockphoto coupon codes please visit Vecteezy. Just click on the link below to "unlock" the coupon code. Then you can apply it to your cart at checkout. Hurry! This code expires on September 30th, 2015 at midnight!
  • 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…
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    Vectips

  • iStock Promo Codes – July 2015

    Sands
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:40 pm
    My goal here at Vectips is to create a site that offers more than just vector tutorials. I want to create a unique resource that offers helpful resources for everyone in the vector space. That means in the coming months we have plans to start rolling out more useful content besides vector tutorials. Part of that useful content involves additional tools and resources that creatives often use. While we encourage everyone here to create their own illustrations, we know that often times isn’t ideal for certain projects. We’ve all had those clients need artwork “yesterday”…
  • Create a Cylindrical Loading Bar Vector in Illustrator

    Andrei Marius
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:10 pm
    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed cylindrical loading bar vector in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the stand using basic vector shape building techniques and some neat linear gradients. Using a complex linear gradient, blending techniques and some Drop Shadow effects you will learn how to create the cylinder. Moving on, taking full advantage of the Snap to Grid feature, you will learn how to create a pixel perfect text. Finally, you will learn learn some neat Stroke tricks and some basic masking…
  • Serve Up Sweetness With Your Own Cake Vector!

    Mary Winkler
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Create something on the sweet side with custom brushes and the Rotate Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC. We’ll speed up the process of illustrating a decadent cake vector with a couple useful techniques, ready for a plethora of designs.     Tutorial Details: Rotated Cake Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC 2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Custom Brushes, Rotate Effect, Gradients Estimated Completion Time: 30 Minutes Final Image: Rotated Cake Vector Step 1: Rotated Cake Vector To begin our sweet sweet cake vector tutorial, create a New Document of 800 px…
  • Create Your Own Modern GPS Map Vector!

    Sands
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Every smartphone has built in map software, and designers are sure to need GPS map vector icons. So, In this beginner/intermediate Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a stylized GPS icon using simple shapes and gradients. Using these basic techniques, you can easily create other icons, logos, and illustrations.   Final Image: GPS Map Vector Check out the final image below. This will give you an idea of what we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: GPS Map Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes…
  • How to Create a Golden Laurel Wreath Vector in Illustrator

    Iaroslav Lazunov
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    In today’s tutorial you will learn how to create a laurel wreath vector with the help of the Pathfinder panel, Blend Tool and Art Brush feature. The techniques described here will help you to easily create any shapes of wreaths, such as wheat, olive leaves and oak leaf wreath. So, let’s get started!     Tutorial Details: Laurel Wreath Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC2014 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Pathfinder panel, Blend Tool, Art Brush Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Final Image: Laurel Wreath Vector Step 1: Laurel Wreath Vector To begin…
 
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    Vector Diary

  • Illustrator Tutorial: Air Plane

    Bao Nguyen
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    In the following steps you will learn how to create an airplane illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to using basic tools and vector shape building techniques along with the Pathfinder palette you will learn how to create the main airplane components. Moving on you will learn how to add shading and highlights for your airplane to give it more of a 3D look. Finally, you will learn how to add a simple background and some subtle shading. Create a New document 1. Press (Ctrl + N) to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu,…
  • Premium Tutorial: Cruise Ship

    chrisflynn
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this tutorial, we will illustrate a “Cruise Ship”. Drawing a “Cruise Ship” falls in the “Structural Illustration” criteria; therefore we will approach our illustration strategy in the way the big structures are built. We will use Adobe illustrator to create the Illustration. This will be compatible to any version above CS4.   The post Premium Tutorial: Cruise Ship appeared first on Vector Diary. Related posts: Premium Tutorial: Pirate Ship Premium Tutorial: A Leather Hat Premium Tutorial: Popcorn In Glass Bowl
  • 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 – 20% OFF

    Tony Soh
    1 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    May 2015 istock coupon codes are here! Unfortunately 30% discount is not available anymore. Save now with iStockphoto 20% OFF 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…
  • 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 Document 1.
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • Making of Robot Earth 3009 Typographic Illustration

    Tom Whalen
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in October 2009 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant. During this tutorial, I'll show you the process for creating one of my illustrated type posters. I love to work type into all of my illustrations for the balance and rhythm it provides to a layout, but I especially love creating images out of type itself... the graphic designer inside me compels me to do it! 1. Prepare…
  • Create Light Painted Typography From Scratch in Photoshop

    Alex Beltechi
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in April 2011 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant. If you’ve ever attempted to write words using traditional light painting photography techniques, you probably know how challenging it can be to create words that are easy to read. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how you can create a similar look without a camera and tripod. Let’s get started! 1. Sketch Out Your…
  • Creating a Vector Portrait With Curly Hair in Adobe Illustrator

    Sharon Milne
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in November 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant. I've created several vector portrait tutorials in the past, but one request is made several times and that is how to create curly hair. In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you one of the easiest ways of creating detailed curly hair. So let's jump in and begin creating! 1. Prepare the DocumentStep 1 I start by creating…
  • Create a Beautiful Abstract Portrait in Photoshop

    Wojciech Pijecki
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:24 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in November 2011 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant. In this tutorial we will combine several stock images to create an artistic, abstract portrait of a woman. Let's get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Face Pattern Watercolors: 1, 2, 3, 4 Spray Flowers: 1, 2, 3 Butterflies: 1, 2 Wall 1. Prepare the PortraitStep 1…
  • Contribute to the Tuts+ Adobe Photoshop Community Brush Pack!

    Melody Nieves
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Giving a designer Photoshop brushes is like putting a kid in a candy store. We all go nuts experimenting with different brush effects to see our new tools in action! Submit to Our Tuts+ Community Brush Pack!Have you ever experimented with making your own brushes in Photoshop? Well, don't let them go to waste! For this project we want your help in building the ultimate brush pack full of free goodies that can be used in Photoshop. From grunge, to fractal, and even the experimental, bring us your own unique brushes to share with the community!Want to contribute but not sure how to get started?
 
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  • Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

    Eric Renno
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Often when we take images of structures we get this effect that makes it look like it’s falling backwards. In Lightroom 5 and later and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 8 and later there’s some settings that can really help. For this explanation I’ll take a look at the settings in Lightroom CC, its exactly the same in ACR however. The post Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Dude, Where’s My Save For Web?

    Eric Renno
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:54 am
    With the update from Photoshop CC 2014 to Photoshop CC 2015 Adobe make a lot of great changes, as always there were the headline grabbers but there were a few little tweaks that didn’t hit the ‘wow factor’ but are still worth a mention. One of these is the move and replacement for Save For Web. It was a handy dialogue box with everything you need in one place, so where’s it gone? Don’t Panic! If you really want to keep using Save For Web then it still exists, but it’s moved to the File>Export menu, but there’s some new additions that are a great…
  • Photoshop CC 2015 Install

    Janine Smith
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    By now, most of you know about the big Creative Cloud version update, CC 2015. Some of you have no doubt already installed the update. If you haven’t, or you have but you missed this part, be aware that when you update to Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe removes all the old versions on your machine by default! If you don’t want that to happen, you need to go into the Creative Cloud Desktop App and choose Update All. When the update dialog box comes up, select Advanced Options; from here you can decide to keep your previous versions, or not and this is also where you want to make sure that Import…
  • What Is Photoshop’s  Overscroll? And Why You Might Need It

    Eric Renno
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:01 pm
    If you’ve been digging through Photoshop’s preferences you might have spotted a checkbox for Overscroll and wondered what it does, lets take a look; The post What Is Photoshop’s  Overscroll? And Why You Might Need It appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 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.
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  • 26 Apple Product PSDs (Free Downloads)

    Nathaniel Dodson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Apple Responsive Screen MockUps ( iMac, iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air) Responsive Mock Up Apple Devices More Responsive Mock Ups – Apple Product PSDs Vector Apple Devices PSD iMac and MacBook Retina PSD Download Amazing Apple iMac and Macbook Pro PSD Apple Watch PSD Download Stainless Steel Band Apple Watch PSD Apple Watch White Wristband PSD ...
  • Retouch a Child Photo – Classic Black and White Photoshop CC Tutorial

    Nathaniel Dodson
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Download RAW Files For This Tutorial » Retouch a Classic Black and White Child Photo I say it all the time and I’ll say it again here, you really want to start with a decent photo to get a good finished result. The better your image is before retouching, the better the image will be ...
  • Faster Computers, Nikon D5, and Taylor Swift – We, Geeks Podcast Ep. 20

    Nathaniel Dodson
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    Listen Here! Woah! See the insane zoom range of the Nikon P900 in this video You’ve got to check out this really cool little video of somebody demoing the ridiculous zoom range on the Nikon P900. It’s not really anything that would make me want to buy the camera, but it’s a very impressive video. ...
  • 40 Beautifully Detailed Hipster Logo Designs

    Nathaniel Dodson
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Hipster Logo Designs For Days                                                                                   Before you head off into the internet sunset, here ...
  • Retouch a Group Photo – Photoshop CC Tutorial

    Nathaniel Dodson
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Download RAW Files For This Tutorial » How To Retouch a Group Photo Let’s jump in and look at how to retouch a group photo taken with natural light. It’s best to shoot your photos in the best quality that your camera can. If your camera can shoot in the RAW format I highly, highly ...
 
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