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  • How to Retouch a Dramatic Male Headshot in Photoshop

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    admin808080
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to retouch a dramatic male headshot in Photoshop
  • Best Hosting Companies for WordPress Sites

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    iulian
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    Advertise here with BSANeed Hosting for your WordPress Site? There are many options and your specific situation will determine your hosting. Many users running there site on WordPress want something specifically tailored to that CMS. We have compiled the top ten hosting companies for your WordPress site. Depending on your visit you could spend anywhere from $1/month to hundreds or thousands . Review our list here and make your decisions. Normally, you only know whether you’ve chosen the best web host when your website has a continuous online presence. What if you could ascertain that…
  • Photoshop Shape on a Path

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    Eric Renno
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    In this video I take a look at a new(ish) feature of Photoshop 2014, adding a shape or pattern to a path. It has many uses from borders to coupons but in this example I plot out a path on a map. The post Photoshop Shape on a Path appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Frozen (the tour)

    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider
    Scott Kelby
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I was born and raised in Florida. I was 24-years-old before I ever saw snow in person. Now I’m in Columbus, Ohio where I did my seminar yesterday and I’m making up for lost time. It’s “snow city.” Brrrrrrr!!!!This is Brad. He’s from Knoxville, Tennessee so he’s used to cold weather, and even likes it, but it’s really not fair because his beard generates it’s own heat (just ask the ladies in Columbus).Luckily, we hunkered down indoors yesterday, and we had an awesome group of photographers (over 300+ photographers braved the cold and the…
  • 3 Ways to Identify and Reduce Blown Highlights in Lightroom

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    Erin Peloquin
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Identify and Reduce Blown Highlights in Lightroom Did you know that Lightroom has several ways to tell you whether you have blown highlights in your image? Here’s how. METHOD 1: The first method is to use the Highlight Clipping Warning. To activate it, click on the triangle at the top right corner of your histogram. Clicking on this triangle displays a red overlay everywhere you have blown out pixels.   I keep this overlay on most of the time when I edit. It’s usually not as distracting as it is in the screenshot above. However, you can display this overlay temporarily by…
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    Planet Photoshop

  • Perfectly Clear 2

    Erik Vlietinck
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Photo Corrections the Easy Way Athentech Imaging promises that with the Perfectly Clear 2 plug-in you can correct photos in much less time than it would take with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom tools. I tested Perfectly Clear 2 with Photoshop CS6, and it tackles problems mainly with portraits including: sharpness; noise; red-eye correction; exposure; skin shine, tint, and blemishes; dark circles; and teeth color. I had the impression Perfectly Clear is optimized for snapshots taken in Auto mode. The Perfectly Clear plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom has its own interface, showing the image on…
  • Photomatix Essentials 4

    Erik Vlietinck
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:29 am
    High Dynamic Range for Amateurs Photomatix Essentials 4 is an entry-level, easy-to-use, standalone application to create HDR images. The adjustments are basic and more or less limited to selecting from the presets, which range from natural to artistic. The app is the amateur version of Photomatix Pro—still by far the best HDR app on the market. Photomatix Essentials allows you to merge to HDR and apply tone mapping. New features in version 4 include Exposure Fusion for more natural-looking images (you can automatically align handheld photos and remove ghosts), and Finishing Touch, which…
  • Perfect Photo Suite 9 Premium

    daniel m. east
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Updated Photo Editing and Effects Software onOne Software has always offered some of the most fun Photoshop tools that produce outstanding results, making it difficult to find fault with any new version, and Perfect Photo Suite 9 Premium is no exception. onOne has incorporated their most popular tools into an easily navigable suite. By not only improving performance, but also adding even more user-friendly features for the tasks photographers do most, onOne shows us that it’s now a more portable world with more control over your images no matter where you are. Without question, the first…
  • Topaz Impression

    Jessica Maldonado
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Superior Replacement for Retired Oil Paint Photoshop Filter Topaz Labs says it’s excited about Impression, because it’s the first product to help you create real, authentic art. Photographers may balk at this statement, but let’s acknowledge that Topaz Impression is a photo-manipulation product, and presume they define “authentic art” as painterly art with a capital A. Impression works as a standalone editor or Adobe Photoshop plug-in. If you want to add stylized looks to evoke a mood, fit a particular design, or sell extra prints to art-loving customers, this is a good tool: One…
  • Glittering Gold Text Effect

    Rose
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    This tutorial will show you how to use layer styles and some fireworks images to achieve a glossy, glittering gold text effect. Tutorial Assets 1. Elsie Swash Caps 2. Polka Dot Pattern – white black by Aless1984 3. Fireworks0023 by César Vonc: Fireworks0023_3, Fireworks0023_12, Fireworks0023_40 (Small) 4. Noisy pattern by Mladjan Antic 5. Free Pack 6000 photoshop gradients by Supertuts007 (Load the CHROMES.grd, DIALS.grd, and Goldmedal.grd files) STEP ONE: Choose File>New to create a new 1000×700 pixel document, and click OK. Click the Foreground color swatch at the bottom of the…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring David Molnar!

    Brad Moore
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve been afraid to admit this for a while… afraid to say this out loud.But this is a safe place right?For years I felt like a fake. I would be so nervous the night before a shoot that I felt like tomorrow was the day that I was going to come undone.Tomorrow the world will discover that I’m faking this. I’m not really a good photographer. They really shouldn’t pay me for this. I’m not worth anything.I’m pretending to know what I’m doing. When really, I’m scared as hell.You may or may not know this, but I’m a celebrity, music and advertising photographer in Nashville. I…
  • Frozen (the tour)

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I was born and raised in Florida. I was 24-years-old before I ever saw snow in person. Now I’m in Columbus, Ohio where I did my seminar yesterday and I’m making up for lost time. It’s “snow city.” Brrrrrrr!!!!This is Brad. He’s from Knoxville, Tennessee so he’s used to cold weather, and even likes it, but it’s really not fair because his beard generates it’s own heat (just ask the ladies in Columbus).Luckily, we hunkered down indoors yesterday, and we had an awesome group of photographers (over 300+ photographers braved the cold and the…
  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

    Scott Kelby
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    OK, it’s not actually a “Photo storytelling app” — it’s a Storytelling app that just happens to be really good for photo-storytelling When I did a “First look” at Project Luca, back in December (here’s the link) there were things I really liked about it (like professionally designed themes, different fonts, a decent level of customization, that it’s app-based, there’s motion options and dissolves, and lots of stuff that makes it great for photographers who want to tell a story).There was also some key stuff I felt was missing… …and I…
  • Some Lightroom Love…Some RC Love, and other Friday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    I’m very excited to announce that the awesome RC Concepcion has been named “Director of Content and Education” at KelbyOne RC wrote a blog post about it, called “My New Job at KelbyOne” (here’s the ink) so I want you to hear it about it in his words, but I’m so happy for him; I”m excited about what he brings to the role, and I’m just really proud of him on so many levels. Please join me in welcoming RC to this new position leading our team and helping to mold and guide our educational curriculum for the future.Yesterday We Released FOUR…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Mixer Brush Tool with Pete Collins Join Pete Collins as he takes you on a walk through of the incredibly powerful Mixer Brush Tool. The key to getting the most out of the Mixer Brush is in understanding the four key settings that determine just how your strokes will look. Pete takes you through all of the options, shows you how each option works in concert with the others, how to leverage the built-in tool presets, and how to customize them to make your own brushes. Once you get the hang of the Mixer Brush you’ll find that you can create strokes, details, and looks that you just can’t…
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Mike Rodriguez polled his students to see what they would like to see in Scott and RC’s upcoming podcasts and I decided to steal one of his ideas… sort of. This is one of those tips that if you have never heard of it may make you curse because of how it can save you a lot of time from doing the same steps over and over again. Screen grab of Mark’s comment to Scott about what to cover of Lightroom Podcast As I was working on this blog post Arnaldo from video who is a good shooter and really working on taking his photography to the next level came in to my office to bug…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi folks – I’m back with #2, but before we head into this, I just wanted to thank everybody yesterday for heeding the disclaimer warning before they posted comments. We had some good discussions and everybody was civil, so even though I’m not reprinting the entire disclaimer here again today, I hope you’ll still honor it as you did yesterday. Without further ado (yes, that was some “ado”), here’s the 2nd thing I would tell NEW Lightroom users:  #2) Just Use One Catalog Can you create multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Yes. As a new user should you? I…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: I’m starting a 10-part series here today where I share some basic advice I would give to new users on how to make their Lightroom life easier. Tip of the hat to my buddy Rob Sylvan who inspired me to write my first version of this concept on my blog back in 2009. SADLY NECESSARY DISCLAIMER: This series is NOT for more advanced users, it’s for new users, so if you’re an advanced user reading this, it will only make you mad because you probably do things very differently than I’m going to suggest. The way you’re doing stuff probably works great for you,…
  • We Have Our Book Giveaway Winners!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of Jay’s new brilliant new book, “Light, Gesture & Color” (That’s Jay and me at Photo Plus Expo back in November during the book launch). If you didn’t win, you can still pick up Jay’s book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. > Robert McClymond > Chris Helms > Lisa Hall > Carrie Cleghorn > James Kuhn Winners: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment…
  • When Lightroom’s “Shadows” Slider Isn’t Enough…

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    This isn’t one of those tips that you’re going to use every day, but when you need it, it’s really an image-saver. It’s about bringing out shadow detail in a big way using a workaround that does take a few steps, but it’s super easy (after it all goes faster than you’d think). Here’s what we’re doing:   STEP ONE: Here’s the original image. The area in the foreground is pretty dark, so to open up that area, we reach for the Shadows slider. STEP TWO: Here I cranked the Shadows slider all the way to +100, and it helped a little bit, but…
 
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    Photoshop Tutorials

  • How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch

    Jenny Le
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint a woman portrait from scratch. You’ll learn some basic rules to form your painting, the tips to paint effectively, how to use brush and take care of the details. A graphic tablet is highly recommended for this tutorial. What you’ll be creating We’ll start this tutorial by learning something basic of female face anatomy to define the base of our painting. After creating the base of the head we’ll go more for the details of the face, hair, body and dress. Later we’ll use a few adjustment layers to make the color…
  • Interview with Character Designer and Concept Artist Alexandre Chaudret

    Honey Adraque
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Alexandre Chaudret is a talented French character designer and concept artist whose main and only goal is to draw and give life to awesome creatures and terrible monsters in strange worlds for epic battles. Every day of his life is very precious for he is learning, developing and working more of his skills as an artist. In this interview, we will show you how he started his journey as an artist, his inspirations and many more. When did you start developing your drawing skills? I guess I started to draw when I was something like… 5 years old, when my parents subscribed me to a drawing…
  • Create an Epic Pirate Sea Battle in Photoshop

    Johan Sandu
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Get ready to create an epic battle between a sea creature and a courageous pirate girl. I will share you various tips  and techniques that will hopefully improve your current workflow. In this tutorial I will make extensive use of layers, masks, smart objects and other basic Photoshop tools so if you’re not familiar with them I recommend you read my article. What you’ll be creating In order to follow this tutorial you will need Photoshop CS3 or newer. Tutorial Resources Bubble Brush -  frostbo Splash Brush – frostbo Blood Brush - Project-GimpBC Palms Brush – Rawox Light…
  • Interview with Illustrator Kristy Anne Ligones

    Honey Adraque
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Kristy is a Filipino Illustrator who is currently residing in Dubai. She’s been joining art exhibitions in the Philippines, and other parts of the world, and also invited to group art exhibitions by local galleries and events ever since she started working in Dubai. She’s mostly known for her digital artworks but she also does traditional art from time to time. Her artworks are primarily categorize as Pop Surrealism,  inspired by Urban, Graffiti and Low-Brow art. Learn more about Kristy as we go along with her in this interview. How did you get into illustration? I’ve…
  • Draw an Airport Mechanical Text Display From Scratch

    Mohammad Jeprie
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    When was the last time you went to an airport? While waiting, you might stumble into an interesting schedule display. Each character board is flipped to reveal the next character. That’s what we want to create here, a mechanical text display. We are going to use only Photoshop in this project. Let’s get started! What you’ll be creating Interface design of a mechanical text display seen in many airport. Step 1: Preparing Canvas Start by making a new file for our text. Set its size to 1200 px × 800 px. Step 2 Add new Adjustment Layer Solid Color. Step 3 Set its color to #26282d.
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  • Food & Photography Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

  • United Explorer Card: Armed & Ready

    bev
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    Hi, Ryan Y. It’s nice to see that your arm-attached-to-rib cage surgery was a complete success!   Found here. Thanks, Pablo. The post United Explorer Card: Armed & Ready appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • Oh Hey, Lindsay Lohan Photoshops Her Instagram Pics Too

    bev
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    Lindsay Lohan posted this image to her Instagram account this weekend, and it took approximately 4 seconds before everyone noticed that she’d given herself a little digital tummy tuck. Hey, if it’s good enough for Beyonce, I guess it’s good enough for this train wreck Li-Lo. My only question is, why didn’t she do something about her strangely square rear end while she was at it? Thanks to Michelle and everyone else who sent this in!   The post Oh Hey, Lindsay Lohan Photoshops Her Instagram Pics Too appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
  • DEAL – PAINT WITH FIRE

    vernons
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    Good looking flame and light effects that are the difference between a slick aesthetic and a paint job on a PT cruiser. They can difficult to get right, so when there’s a tool to help Prometheus along his way, it’s appreciated. Flame Painter 3 empowers users of all skill levels to create original effects, and it has an intuitive interface to boot. There are hundreds of unique brushes and plenty of light effects, layer options, and blending modes. For a few hours more, Flame Painter 3 is 70% off for $9 here. The post DEAL – PAINT WITH FIRE appeared first on PSD : Photoshop…
  • Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love

    bev
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Photoshop and pop culture this week. A group of “visual artists” decided to Photoshop famous people into non-famous people. The results are laughable, to say the least. Thanks for sending this in, Paul. [The Daily Mail] The Funniest People Ever Spotted Riding The Subway. [Web Humor] Japan responds to ISIS threats with country-wide Photoshop battle. [The Daily Dot] The NRA appears to have used a stock photo to make their rallies seem more diverse. Thanks for the link, Han.  [Slate] The best “DeflateGate” jokes…
  • Spot The Disaster: Abram Online

    bev
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    I’ll admit it, this image makes my brain hurt. What’s wrong with this picture?   Found here. Thanks for sending it in, Peter. The post Spot The Disaster: Abram Online appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .
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    Photoshop Star

  • Create a Fantasy Dreamy Effect to Your Photos in Photoshop

    Jenny Le
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy dreamy effect from an ordinary photo using adjustment layers, masking and blending modes. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time : 10-15 minutes Difficulty : Beginner Resources Child photo Step 1 Prepare your photo. I used the Crop Tool [...] The post Create a Fantasy Dreamy Effect to Your Photos in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • Create a Login Form in Adobe Photoshop From Scratch

    Razvan Gabriel
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:34 am
    This tutorial will teach you how to create a login form in Adobe Photoshop from scratch. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CC Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Step 1 Create a 600 x600px document, go to View > Show > [...] The post Create a Login Form in Adobe Photoshop From Scratch appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • How to Add Texture to Skin in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how you can blend texture with skin. We’ll use some simple techniques so even total beginners can follow this tutorial. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 40 minutes Difficulty : Beginner Resources Woman Texture1 Texture2 Texture3 Step 1 Open file [...] The post How to Add Texture to Skin in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • Photoshop Star Best Tutorials from 2014

    Photoshop Star Staff
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    We want to thank our readers for your support and wish you all the best for 2015. As we did last year, we decided to start the year listing some of the best tutorials that Photoshop Star has published in 2014. Photoshop Text Effects Create an Easy Realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshop In this [...] The post Photoshop Star Best Tutorials from 2014 appeared first on Photoshop Star.
  • How to Create Christmas Ornaments in Photoshop

    Adrian Scheff
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    In the following tutorial we will create a Christmas ornament ball using some brushes, a texture and standard Photoshop filters. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Metal Texture Fantasy Light Brush Ornament Brush Chain [...] The post How to Create Christmas Ornaments in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Star.
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    Photoshop Roadmap

  • Travel Photography Insights by Photoshop Experts

    Enrique Flouret
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Grab a cup of coffee and join Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski and Special guest Serge Ramelli for the Grid discussing the ins and outs of Travel Photography. A must see! Watch video tutorial here…
  • How To Improve Your Cellphone Photos in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to improve your mobile photos in a few easy steps with awesome results. Watch Video Tutorial Here…
  • Download Stunning Elemental Premium Photoshop Action

    Enrique Flouret
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    This action will create an advanced effect with just a few clicks. You simply just brush the areas you want the effect to appear, choose what direction the effect shoots off into and click play! Download for just $4 here…
  • Download a Colorful Quilling Paper Art Premium Photoshop Action

    Enrique Flouret
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
    This set contains 6 Photoshop actions with styles intact that will allow you to create quilling curled and twisted paper art out of any text and/or vector shape. You can also use the 22 quilling brushes available in this pack to create unique effects. The result contain easy to edit smart objects with layers intact […]
  • Create a Photo Caricature in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    This Photoshop tutorial by TutsPlus will show you how to comically exaggerate particular features of a face to create a humorous representation of that person. Adobe Photoshop’s transform, warp, and liquify features are perfect for creating caricatures from a photographic portrait. Final Image Process preview Read more at TutsPlus…
 
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    Photoshop Lady

  • Modelling a Fighting Robot

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Modelling a robot is complicate, it requires you to use several software in order to make a proper one. To start, it is important to define this general view of the model before starting to make any detail. Apart from Photoshop, 3ds Max and V-Ray are included. You will see how to use these software to make a great robot art. (View This Tutorial)
  • Making a Beautiful Ocean Scene

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    This tutorial will show you how to create an underwater seascape using a combination of filters and blend modes. Filters such as chrome and plastic wrap comes in handy as most of the effects (e.g. surface texture and light rays) are based on it. By transforming, masking, and blending those elements together, we will be able to achieve a different outcome to the items we are working on. (View This Tutorial)
  • Create a Dark Forest Scene

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Forest is a popular scene for lots of artwork creation. Therefore, it is good to be familiar to create forests so that you can make something special based on similar techniques. This tutorial will describe how to drawing and paint a forest. (View This Tutorial)
  • Making a Realistic Icy Fruit

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    Drawing icy fruit is like drawing other 3D objects which requires you to prepare a sketch and then work on reflection and shadow. An icy fruit is even more difficult as they can have different melting stages and shapes. Here is a good samples to show you different shapes of ice to be formed together. (View This Tutorial)
  • Painting a Cute Dog in Photoshop

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    Many people would like to learn painting artwork, but it is not an easy task. This tutorial will show you some techniques to do it and show you how to choose color and brushes to carry out this painting work for a cute dog. (View This Tutorial)
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    Digital Mastery: The home of everything Ben

  • 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…
  • Time to change the gear setup

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Hi gang! It’s time for another update, and this time it’s a gear update! As you may know, I have been a Canon shooter for years and I’ve really enjoyed using Canon gear. However, I’ve been giving my setup a lot of thought, and have been doing a ton of research, and I finally came to the conclusion that it was time to make a switch. *Insert gasp sound effect here* The other day, I placed the order for my next camera… the Sony A7R! Why would I want this one over my current Canon 5D Mark III?… Here are the main things that compelled me to change to the A7R:…
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    Photoshop Roadmap

  • Travel Photography Insights by Photoshop Experts

    Enrique Flouret
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Grab a cup of coffee and join Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski and Special guest Serge Ramelli for the Grid discussing the ins and outs of Travel Photography. A must see! Watch video tutorial here…
  • How To Improve Your Cellphone Photos in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to improve your mobile photos in a few easy steps with awesome results. Watch Video Tutorial Here…
  • Download Stunning Elemental Premium Photoshop Action

    Enrique Flouret
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    This action will create an advanced effect with just a few clicks. You simply just brush the areas you want the effect to appear, choose what direction the effect shoots off into and click play! Download for just $4 here…
  • Download a Colorful Quilling Paper Art Premium Photoshop Action

    Enrique Flouret
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
    This set contains 6 Photoshop actions with styles intact that will allow you to create quilling curled and twisted paper art out of any text and/or vector shape. You can also use the 22 quilling brushes available in this pack to create unique effects. The result contain easy to edit smart objects with layers intact […]
  • Create a Photo Caricature in Photoshop

    Enrique Flouret
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    This Photoshop tutorial by TutsPlus will show you how to comically exaggerate particular features of a face to create a humorous representation of that person. Adobe Photoshop’s transform, warp, and liquify features are perfect for creating caricatures from a photographic portrait. Final Image Process preview Read more at TutsPlus…
 
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  • 10 Essential Tips & Tools All Adobe Illustrator Beginners Should Learn

    Sharon Milne
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    Things aren't how they used to be. In the past, programs with limited functions made it easier to pinpoint which tools you should be learning as a beginner. These days, however, given how many tools, tips and tricks there are to learn, you can often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start.I've been using Adobe Illustrator for well over 10 years now and I'm obsessed with vector. I'm here to share with you my 10 essential tips and tools all Adobe Illustrator beginners should learn, and link you to a tutorial or two which will help you learn how to use them. These items were all tools and…
  • Harness the Elements: Paint Frozen Water in All Its Forms

    Monika Zagrobelna
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    What You'll Be CreatingWater is a complicated structure. It is transparent, and despite it being so clear, we can see it somehow. And even in its most "normal" state, liquid, water has many forms, so different from each other. Although water looks so simple—and is simple in its construction—you can't learn how to paint it once and for all. It's because you don't really paint water, but the effect it has on the world seen through it. In this tutorial I'll show you how to manage the most popular forms of frozen water: icicles, falling and lying snow, frost, ice, and hail. We're going to use…
  • Create a Lisa Frank Inspired Colourful Pegasus in Adobe Illustrator

    Asher Benson
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingAre you an avid lover of things that are chock full of color and assaulted with buckets of glitter? This tutorial will show the step by step process of bringing a little horse with wings from drab to fab. Hold on to your crayons, ladies and gentlemen, and bring your sunglasses as we take flight and soar into another prismatic adventure.1. Creating the BodyStep 1 We've embarked on a colorful journey, but it didn't start out that way. Like most of my projects, I start with pencil to paper. There were no bells and whistles, merely a mechanical pencil and bound sketchbook.
  • How to Draw Animals: Kangaroos and Koalas

    Monika Zagrobelna
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingOnce upon a time, the big family of mammals was divided into placentals and marsupials. It was so long ago that most of the mammals we know today, like cats, wolves, bears, rodents, and apes only evolved after this point. They are placentals—the animals that seem normal to most of us, because we can see them all around.However, in the Land Down Under, marsupials still prevail. The dog and the monkey don't seem to be closely related, and it's the same with the kangaroo and the koala. That's also the reason why the Tasmanian wolf isn't really more of a wolf than…
  • Create a BBQ Flyer to Celebrate Australia Day in Adobe InDesign

    Grace Fussell
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingAustralians celebrate their official national day each January 26th. There really is no better way to honor Australia Day than by hosting a BBQ event, and creating a super flyer to advertise the occasion.We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, hopping briefly over to Adobe Illustrator to edit vector images for the design. In the tutorial you’ll learn how to create a fun, colorful grid and apply typography and transparency effects to make the design as dynamic and eye-catching as possible. So throw another shrimp on the barbie and get ready to party,…
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  • Article :: Urban Exploration Photography: When to Shoot

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Light is the key to every photograph. Photography itself is technically just the art of capturing light. Within the genre of UrbEx photography, when you choose to capture light will directly correlate with the quality of your final photo. Whether you’re shooting at blue hour, at golden hour, in broad daylight, or under a full moon, the quality of light can make or break a great composition, as Todd Sipes explains in this chapter from Urban Exploration Photography: A Guide to Creating and Editing Images of Abandoned Places.
  • Article :: Web Design Basics for Adobe Dreamweaver CC

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Whether you use thumbnails and wireframes, Photoshop or just a vivid imagination, Dreamweaver can quickly turn your design concepts into complete, standards-based CSS layouts. In this chapter from Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), James J. Maivald covers the basics of webpage design, how to create page thumbnails and wireframes, and how to use Photoshop to generate site image assets automatically.
  • Article :: Expressive Drawing with Pens and Particles in Painter 2015

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Painter WOW! Book, explores ways to use the improved pens and exciting new Particles brushes in Corel Painter 2015 to create vivid drawings onscreen.
  • Article :: Martin Evening on Essential Business Skills for Professional Photographers

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In this chapter from Photographers at Work: Essential Business and Production Skills for Photographers in Editorial, Design, and Advertising, Martin Evening discusses some business basics for professional photographers, including developing good production skills, setting a day rate, estimating the true cost of running a business, estimating and quoting on a job, setting terms and conditions, paying attention to details, invoicing and expenses, dealing with clients, dealing with identity theft, working with lawyers, working with image library subscriptions, and understanding copyright.
  • Article :: 13 Nifty Things About Macaw: The New Application for Designing Responsive Websites and Prototypes

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you’ve been looking for a more visual way to build responsive websites and prototypes, it’s time to check out Macaw, and the book Getting Started with Macaw. In this article, Joe Chellman looks at some of most interesting aspects, big and small, of this new web design application.
 
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  • Fine Glass Text Effect In Photoshop CS6

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:38 am
    In this Photoshop tutorial, You will learn how to create a Fine Glass Text Effect in Photoshop CS6 . The goal is to give our text a special glass-like effect. To achieve this, we shall manipulate the text layer’s styles as much as required.
  • Make a movie credit roll with Photoshop CC

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    In this tutorial I show how to make a title roll or credits roll for a video using Photoshop Creative Cloud. There are many video editors out there that have titling plug-ins or built in procedures however I thought I'd make a Photoshop tutorial for amateur video makers to utilize. With this method you can have much control. You can add graphics, text layer styles, filters etc. to enhance the credit rolls.
  • Photoshop: How to Carve a Face into a Mountain

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Photoshop CC 2014 tutorial showing how to make a face look like its carved into the side of a mountain.
  • Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    In retouching you see this quite frequently, whether you’re using seamless paper, vinyl, a fabric hanging or a purpose built infinity cove, it’s going to get dirty. You have a couple of options, one is to check out some reviews on Amazon for handheld vacuum cleaners and have your assistant scoot around with it between shots.
  • How to create a Map Icon in photoshop

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    ou don't have to use 3D software just to create a simple three-dimensional icon. Photoshop can do that too using some simple tricks with gradient color
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  • 3 Ways to Identify and Reduce Blown Highlights in Lightroom

    Erin Peloquin
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Identify and Reduce Blown Highlights in Lightroom Did you know that Lightroom has several ways to tell you whether you have blown highlights in your image? Here’s how. METHOD 1: The first method is to use the Highlight Clipping Warning. To activate it, click on the triangle at the top right corner of your histogram. Clicking on this triangle displays a red overlay everywhere you have blown out pixels.   I keep this overlay on most of the time when I edit. It’s usually not as distracting as it is in the screenshot above. However, you can display this overlay temporarily by…
  • Editing Skin Tones and Eyes the Easy Way

    Jodi Friedman
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Editing Skin Tones and Eyes the Easy Way The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for…
  • How to Choose Your Next Photography Workshop

    MCP Actions
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s that time of year when many photographers and studios turn their focus on business administration.  The fall and early winter are peak seasons for small studios and the first couple months of the New Year are ideal for housekeeping and professional development. A good number of established professional photographers offer workshops, seminars, styled shoots and other learning opportunities at this time of year as well. How do you choose the best photography workshop for you? How do you avoid disappointment, and worse? These are the tips I provide to my students when they are preparing…
  • 5 Easy Steps to Executing a Successful Senior Rep Program

    MCP Actions
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    When I first started my photography business, I knew I loved photographing people. It took me a few years to find my niche though. I honestly thought my thing would be newborns. I tried and tried to snuggle those sweet babies into perfect swaddles and sweated my way through numerous newborn sessions just to be somewhat disappointed in the end. Although I liked my end product, and I love snuggling sweet tiny babies, Newborns just didn’t bring me a ton of joy. I’ve never considered myself a person who loves teenagers. But after three years in business, I realized that teens were my thing.
  • One Minute Lightroom Edit: Underexposed to Vibrant and Warm

    Erin Peloquin
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just a few clicks can take a photo from underexposed to sunny and dramatic –follow along with this Lightroom edit. Using MCP’s Infused Light preset collection for Lightroom and just a couple of manual tweaks, I created the above edit in about one minute. From the InFusion section of Infused Light, I clicked on the following presets to apply them to this photo: Fix Underexposure 3 One Click Color Base 50% Highlight Helpers 1 (to recover detail in clouds) Lighten Up 1 (to brighten shadows) Different Directions 2 (to boost contrast) Surrounded 1 (to add vignette) Next, I added a…
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  • 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…
  • Masking In Lightroom

    1 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    Click image to enlargeWhat's that you say?  Masking in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (LR)?  Heresy!  Everyone knows LR doesn't do Masks.  Or does it?  Of course it does.  That's how the Adjustment Brush, the Gradient Tool, the Spot Healing Brush and the others work.  Today's image was done using both Adobe Photoshop (PS) and LR.  The former was for the "big stuff" and the later for the fine detail.  To find out what each was, hit the "Read More".In the original image the young lady had a galvanized pipe coming out of her head.  The open…
  • Photoshop Can Take You Places You Can't Go

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Click on image to enlarge.Today's image is a composite, but probably not what you think.  The sky was actually there and the cascade can be found by driving up the Kancamagus Highway a couple miles west of the Albany Covered Bridge.  Both places have been the subjects of posts in the past.  One on October 19, 2012 and the other on October 29, 2012.  Check 'em out.  It goes to what you can make someone believe in an image.  To find out why today's image is "believable", hit the "Read More".The biggest thing working in favor of making today's image easy for the…
  • Using Curves Adjustment Layers In Photoshop (or Elements) To Enhance Shading

    11 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    Click image to enlarge.Today's image is my take on one of the iconic shots of a Maine lighthouse.  It was taken at about 6:30 AM with the sun just about to come over the horizon.  I did a post about the actual sunrise a while back (Link) that was a much darker image.  Today's was taken earlier (sunrise was 6:54 AM), but is considerably lighter.  You can infer a couple things from that fact,  One, I got up way too early for being on vacation, two the detail is there in your digital image, and I changed location for the sunrise shot (went further out on…
  • Targeted Use Of Lightroom's Radial Filter Tool

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    Angle of view is an important aspect of getting an interesting shot.  Today's image can be thought of as having been shot as a heroic portrait.  Heroic meaning taken from a low angle, raising the subject.  The term "heroic", in this case, has nothing to do with the exploits of the subject.  Just how the shot was composed.  The young lady was very helpful in achieving this pose by being on a set of four or five foot tall stilts.  She just happened to be a performer at a helium balloon filling party on the streets (or rather "a street") of Stamford…
 
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  • 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…
  • Creating a 3D Frame Photoshop Elements

    davro
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    In this video we look at how we can create a 3D style border/frame in Photoshop Elements. The method used is very flexible and easy to adjust.   Some of the tools used include Layers Crop tool Layer Styles Tips tricks and short cuts   3D style frame 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 choice. 1 year…
  • Christmas Tree Bauble in Elements

    davro
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    A couple of years ago I did a video on creating a Christmas Bauble in Photoshop, this time around we going to be using Elements. Some of the tools we will be using in Photoshop Elements include Layers Selections fx Effects Layer Styles Blend modes Gradient tool Custom shape tool Useful tips and trick.   The Snowman Glass Bauble   Members can view and download the video :- The download contains the full size start images so you can work along with the videos 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…
  • Creating a Christmas bauble

    davro
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    Another 'Blast form the past' these videos were first recorded in 2012! Part 1, Creating a Christmas bauble in Photoshop Some of the tools used include Filters Selections Layer Styles   Christmas bauble Part 2, Adding text to the image Members area only Christmas bauble adding Text   Members, we have a new challenge to 'design a Christmas bauble' -> Read more Members can view and download both videos :- The download contains the full size start images so you can work along with the videos Members click here to view and download the video Not a member? Then why not consider…
  • Black and White in Photoshop Elements

    davro
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    In this video we look at creating a Black and White image in Photoshop Elements. This technique allows for easier adjustment than using the Enhance > Convert to Black and White and is completely adjustable! Some of the tools used include :- Layers Enhance > Convert to Black and White Blend Modes   Barry Island After the Rain - click to view   Members can view and download the video :- The download contains the full size start images so you can work along with the video Members click here to view and download the video Not a member? Then why not consider joining us and for the…
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  • Searching and Filtering Tricks in Lightroom 5

    Michael Hoffman
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    Lightroom 5 offers quite a few ways to make searching and filtering your images easy. In this video, we’ll take a look at a few of the hidden tools to make locating your images easier. Do you want to locate just your videos? All the PSD files in a folder? Any virtual copies in a given folder or folders? These searching and filtering tricks will help you learn how to use the Filter Bar in Lightroom 5 to your best advantage. The post Searching and Filtering Tricks in Lightroom 5 appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Photoshop Shape on a Path

    Eric Renno
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    In this video I take a look at a new(ish) feature of Photoshop 2014, adding a shape or pattern to a path. It has many uses from borders to coupons but in this example I plot out a path on a map. The post Photoshop Shape on a Path appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Auto Options For Levels and Curves in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

    Eric Renno
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    Levels and Curves have a great Auto button, but it may not always perform as you'd wish. In this video I take a look at some options you may not know that are hidden behind the button The post Auto Options For Levels and Curves in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 5 Awesome Icon Buttons You Might Not Know About In Photoshop

    Tigz Rice
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Think you know your way around Photoshop? Here are five awesome Photoshop icons you may not have used before, what they do and how they will benefit your digital workflow. The post 5 Awesome Icon Buttons You Might Not Know About In Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • #30SecondPS – Changing Text Colour in Photoshop

    Eric Renno
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:46 am
    In thisQuickly Change the Colour of Text in Photoshop 30 second Photoshop I look at changing text colour in Photoshop without selecting the text... The post #30SecondPS – Changing Text Colour in Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel.
 
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  • PS brushes: watercolor shapes and splatters

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    <p>The zip contains 17 photoshop brushes in various sizes + jpg images<br />Free for personal use. If you want to use commercially, please contact me.</p>
  • Hand Drawn Pattern 4

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    <p>10 Hand Drawn Corners Brushes free to download for personal and commercial use.</p>
  • Guan's brushes 2.0

    29 Dec 2014 | 2:13 am
    <p>Some friends were asked about some of my new brushes, so I make the new pack. Enjoy</p>
  • Kaos Brush Set 2.0

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    <p><span>My personal brush set</span><br /><span>15 Splatters 3000x3000</span><br /><span>Done in PS CS6</span><br /><br /><span>Free to use for personal use only.</span><br /><span>Credit if you like so other can use them</span></p>
  • Brushes - Paint Splashes

    13 Mar 2014 | 1:44 am
    <p><strong>Brushes - Paint Splashes</strong><br />HQ brushes. Click on download for the ABR file. Free to use, enjoy!<br /><br /><em>Important</em><br />- You may use these brushes here and outside DA, click on download for the zip file.<br />- Credit my deviantart if you use one or more of these brushes.<br />- <strong>Commercial use allowed.</strong> Ask (send me a comment or note) if you want to use these for that.</p>
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  • Create Non-Destructive Filters using Smart Objects in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    Advertise here with BSAWe all know about the tremendous benefits of Photoshop. It offers a solution for editing photos, designing logos, mocking up websites, and refining vector graphics all in one location. But while Photoshop can handle a number of different tasks it is most well-renowned for photography editing. Every graphic designer or photographer can find dozens of tools directly related to enhancing and retouching images. For this post I’d like to demonstrate how to create smart filters applied onto any digital image. Smart filters behave just like regular filters but are more…
  • PatterNodes – A Unique Pattern Design Generator

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe process of creating a seamless tileable background is never easy. If you’re not familiar with PatterNodes it certainly wouldn’t come as a surprise – the program is tremendously useful but doesn’t have the same cult following as other design suites due mainly to the fact that it is a brand new product. PatterNodes is a Mac OS X tool for generating vector-quality patterns based on manual input from the designer. It offers controls based on pattern size, spacing, colors, and of course imagery located within the design. The following post covers…
  • The Basics of Photoshop Quick Masking

    Jake Rocheleau
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    Advertise here with BSASelecting and rendering objects from their background can be a difficult skill to master. Nobody is inherently born with an understanding of Photoshop – it takes years of practice and lots of screw-ups to become even remotely good. Yet it seems that rendering and selecting an object always remains one of the most difficult tasks to incorporate into regular workflow. In the past I covered a method of selecting objects using the Photoshop pen tool. Although it’s always an option, the pen tool is traditionally considered to be the most complicated method.
  • Best Hosting Companies for WordPress Sites

    iulian
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    Advertise here with BSANeed Hosting for your WordPress Site? There are many options and your specific situation will determine your hosting. Many users running there site on WordPress want something specifically tailored to that CMS. We have compiled the top ten hosting companies for your WordPress site. Depending on your visit you could spend anywhere from $1/month to hundreds or thousands . Review our list here and make your decisions. Normally, you only know whether you’ve chosen the best web host when your website has a continuous online presence. What if you could ascertain that…
  • 38 Online Store Websites Running on Shopify

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:24 am
    Advertise here with BSAWeb designers around the world have been captivated by Shopify. It’s an online e-commerce CMS which is self-hosted and managed by the Shopify team. Webmasters can purchase their own domain name and launch a store just like any regular website – but without deep concerns over server management. For anyone looking into Shopify it is truly a magnificent platform. I specifically love their open-ended theming system which allows for any style of template to be fitted into the e-commerce engine. I’ve catalogued a series of unique Shopify websites for…
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  • HP ZBook 15 G2

    daniel m. east
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Super-Powered Mobile Workstation New hardware is always great, but it can be tough to choose the right laptop when you need a lot of power on the road. If you prefer a Windows platform, the HP ZBook 15 G2 is an excellent choice, plus it offers connectivity options that are out of this world. Under the Windows 7 Professional 64 OS (and a Windows 8.1 Pro license), the ZBook 15 G2 (tested) gets its faster-than-a-speeding-bullet superpowers from an Intel Core i7-4810MQ processor with Intel HD Graphics 4600 (2.8 GHz, up to 3.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology), 6-MB cache, and vPro…
  • Glow HexaPop

    Michael Corsentino
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    An Umbrella, Octabox Combo Built for Speed Adorama recently introduced a line of useful and competitively priced light modifiers collectively known as Glow, part of their Flashpoint family of products. We’ll take a look the Flashpoint Glow HexaPop, a cross between a hexagonal octabox and an umbrella, designed specifically for on-the-go, external flash users. Available in both 20″ and 24″ models, the HexaPop is designed to work either on camera with a bracket and cable, or off with a light stand or stick. Owing to a unified, spring-loaded design, the HexaPop can be set up or torn…
  • DF Studio

    Michael Corsentino
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    Cloud-Based Photography Management As camera pixel counts grow, frame rates get faster, storage needs balloon, and photographic workflow becomes increasingly mobile in nature, the nagging question of how to implement the best asset management solution persists. Along with changing delivery methods, sizes, formats, and client expectations, our asset management needs and requirements are also growing and changing. Providing access to your images anywhere, anytime, the cloud-based storage and photographic workflow service DF Studio offers an affordable, one-stop solution for online asset…
  • Removing Unwanted Objects in Photoshop CC

    Daniel Bryant
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    There are many ways to remove unwanted objects in Photoshop, and the method you choose depends on the job at hand. In this tutorial, Daniel covers using the Clone Stamp, Spot Healing Brush, and Patch tools, plus Content-Aware Fill to remove logos on a skater’s shirt and helmet, as well as a distraction in the background.
  • Sunbounce Cage

    Michael Corsentino
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Portable Daylight Studio Sunbounce has long been providing innovative solutions for photographers looking for ways to control and shape natural light. Known for their portability, exceptional build quality, and purpose-driven design, Sunbounce has hit another home run with Cage. Designed in close collaboration with top photographer Greg Gorman, Cage allows anyone to create professional-quality studio lighting using natural light in the great outdoors. That’s right, a mobile natural light studio that you can take with you and set up anywhere you need it. The lightweight 8x8x8′ aluminum…
 
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  • Simple How To: Export PSD Files from Illustrator

    Sands
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    I love working in Illustrator, but every once and a while, I need to export PSD files from Illustrator. Illustrator gives you the ability to export to Photoshop while preserving important information. You can export Layers, Color Profiles, Resolution Specification, and Text Preservation. This is great for exporting website wireframes or sprucing up illustrations. Export PSD Files from Illustrator To export PSD files from Illustrator go File > Export and choose Photoshop (psd) for the Format option, to bring up the Photoshop Export Option dialog. Here you can change the Resolution, Color…
  • On Trend! Creating Isometric Icon Vectors

    Iaroslav Lazunov
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    In today’s tutorial you will learn how to draw rather complex three-dimensional isometric icon vectors, specifically an isometric bank icon. This tutorial contains a description of the preparatory phase, which I hope will simplify your workflow and detailed guide for designing elements of the building. It is likely that isometric icon vectors will become a design trend in 2015, so it’s time to master this style!   Tutorial Details: Isometric Icon Vectors Program: Adobe Illustrator CS – CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Tools and Transform…
  • Cap Off Your Designs with a Customized Bottle Cap Vector!

    Andrei Marius
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Let’s cap off this week with a great tutorial on how to create a detailed bottle cap vector in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effect along with some neat stroke tricks. Using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with the Appearance panel you will learn how to add color, shading and highlights for your main shapes. Finally, you will learn how to easily recolor your bottle cap vector. Tutorial Details: Bottle Cap Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty:…
  • The Simplest Glossy Button Vector Tutorial: Only 4 Steps!

    Sands
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:57 pm
    I have been asked many times how I create some of the glossy button vectors I sell on iStock. Although there are other glossy button vector tutorials out there, this one shows you how to create these buttons without blends and transparencies, and an added bonus – in only four short steps! It is a relatively simply technique that can be applied to many different elements other than buttons. Moreover, using this shiny effect will create a cleaner, more accessible, and consistent file. Notes: Glossy Button Vector Tutorial This glossy button vector tutorial was created in Adobe…
  • Color Wheel Basics: Complementary Color Illustrator

    Sands
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:51 pm
    It’s easy to pick the Complementary Color in Illustrator of the current Fill or Stroke in the Color Panel. From the Pop-Up Menu of the Color Panel select Complement. If you are keyboard shortcut freak, like me, you can change to the complement color by Command Shift-clicking (Mac) or Ctrl-Shift-clicking (Win) on the Color Ramp at the bottom of the Color panel. That’s pretty much it! Like I said, it’s easy to pick the complementary color Illustrator when you know how to do it. The post Color Wheel Basics: Complementary Color Illustrator appeared first on Vectips.
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  • 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).
  • iStock Promo Code 2014 (20% New Year Deal)

    Tony Soh
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Enjoy special savings with this istockphoto promo code when you sign up today! Use it to save more when you purchase graphics today. This is a very good offer for new users and existing customers of iStockphoto.iStock Promo Code for January 2015NEWISTOCK2020% OFF on credits for new customers. Limited Time Offer!12PLUS15Get 15% discount when you order 12 credit packs and above!!!GWMPC46NGet 14% discount off 1 year subscription.This is an EXCLUSIVE istockphoto promo code for Vector Diary’s readers only. Now you will be able to enjoy great stock photos for your commercial and personal…
  • Illustrator Special Effects #13: Leather Textured Diary

    Nikola Adzic
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    Create a realistic leather diary cover from scratch. You will learn interesting techniques on how to make a wrinkled leather texture on the cover using the Wrinkle Tool. Also, we’ll learn how to create a vector leather texture from a raster image, and apply it to the diary cover. Last but not least, we are going to create some decorative stitching using the Mesh Tool. So, let’s get started!1. Open up a new document and set the dimensions of the Artboard to about 800 x 600px. Now grab the Rectangle Tool (M) and make a rectangle that is the same size as your artboard. Activate the…
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  • 10 Essential Tips & Tools All Adobe Illustrator Beginners Should Learn

    Sharon Milne
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    Things aren't how they used to be. In the past, programs with limited functions made it easier to pinpoint which tools you should be learning as a beginner. These days, however, given how many tools, tips and tricks there are to learn, you can often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start.I've been using Adobe Illustrator for well over 10 years now and I'm obsessed with vector. I'm here to share with you my 10 essential tips and tools all Adobe Illustrator beginners should learn, and link you to a tutorial or two which will help you learn how to use them. These items were all tools and…
  • Harness the Elements: Paint Frozen Water in All Its Forms

    Monika Zagrobelna
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    What You'll Be CreatingWater is a complicated structure. It is transparent, and despite it being so clear, we can see it somehow. And even in its most "normal" state, liquid, water has many forms, so different from each other. Although water looks so simple—and is simple in its construction—you can't learn how to paint it once and for all. It's because you don't really paint water, but the effect it has on the world seen through it. In this tutorial I'll show you how to manage the most popular forms of frozen water: icicles, falling and lying snow, frost, ice, and hail. We're going to use…
  • Create a Lisa Frank Inspired Colourful Pegasus in Adobe Illustrator

    Asher Benson
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingAre you an avid lover of things that are chock full of color and assaulted with buckets of glitter? This tutorial will show the step by step process of bringing a little horse with wings from drab to fab. Hold on to your crayons, ladies and gentlemen, and bring your sunglasses as we take flight and soar into another prismatic adventure.1. Creating the BodyStep 1 We've embarked on a colorful journey, but it didn't start out that way. Like most of my projects, I start with pencil to paper. There were no bells and whistles, merely a mechanical pencil and bound sketchbook.
  • How to Draw Animals: Kangaroos and Koalas

    Monika Zagrobelna
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingOnce upon a time, the big family of mammals was divided into placentals and marsupials. It was so long ago that most of the mammals we know today, like cats, wolves, bears, rodents, and apes only evolved after this point. They are placentals—the animals that seem normal to most of us, because we can see them all around.However, in the Land Down Under, marsupials still prevail. The dog and the monkey don't seem to be closely related, and it's the same with the kangaroo and the koala. That's also the reason why the Tasmanian wolf isn't really more of a wolf than…
  • Create a BBQ Flyer to Celebrate Australia Day in Adobe InDesign

    Grace Fussell
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingAustralians celebrate their official national day each January 26th. There really is no better way to honor Australia Day than by hosting a BBQ event, and creating a super flyer to advertise the occasion.We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, hopping briefly over to Adobe Illustrator to edit vector images for the design. In the tutorial you’ll learn how to create a fun, colorful grid and apply typography and transparency effects to make the design as dynamic and eye-catching as possible. So throw another shrimp on the barbie and get ready to party,…
 
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  • Save time and money when buying stock vectors

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

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

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

    Ad@m
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Numbered and logically organized All of our vectorvault products are produced with highest quality and attention to detail. When you collect vectorvault vectors, you can rest assured that the files will be right where you want them when you need them. And you’ll have no problem locating the one that you need. We designed it […]
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    Ad@m
    30 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Clarify your project Make all the right connections and you’ll sum it all up in one slide. That’s what makes good presentations great.
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  • Transparent Web App Design - Freebie

    Vallabh Kulkarni
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Transparent Minimal Web App Design Freebie Lonavla - Transparent Web App Design - FreebieDownloadThank you very much for reading the post. Please share - Vallabh Kulkarni
  • 10 iPad Login Screens Using Same Image

    Vallabh Kulkarni
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    10 iPad Login Screens Using Same Image iPad Login screens using same imageThank you very much for reading the post. Please share - Vallabh Kulkarni
  • How to Make Polygon Background In 3 Steps

    Vallabh Kulkarni
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    How to Make Polygon Background In 3 StepsHow to Make Polygon Background In 3 StepsUsung polygonal backgrounds for websites and applications is a new trend. Making polygonal background is quit difficult task, but we can make it our own simple way. polygonal backgrounds looks good for web design an application designs.. Final ViewStep 1 -  Create a new file -  and add Gradient (Choose your color combination for gradient)Step 2- Now add Noise to image (filter -> Noise -> Add Noise)By setting amount to 20, Your image will look like this.Step 3- Again open filter and…
  • Nightmare - Free UI kit

    Vallabh Kulkarni
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Nightmare - Free Ui kit Potoshop PSDNightmare - Free UI kitDownloadThank you very much for reading the post. Please share - Vallabh Kulkarni
  • ios7 app design concept (Free psd)

    Vallabh Kulkarni
    9 May 2014 | 11:06 am
    ios7 app design concept - freebieIOS7 App Design(Free PSD)     ios7 conceptual app design - Free zip file contains 2 psd files.Get location screen and sliding menu screen.Font used - Levenim MT (Free font)Download HereThank you very much for reading the post. Please share - Vallabh Kulkarni
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  • Searching and Filtering Tricks in Lightroom 5

    Michael Hoffman
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    Lightroom 5 offers quite a few ways to make searching and filtering your images easy. In this video, we’ll take a look at a few of the hidden tools to make locating your images easier. Do you want to locate just your videos? All the PSD files in a folder? Any virtual copies in a given folder or folders? These searching and filtering tricks will help you learn how to use the Filter Bar in Lightroom 5 to your best advantage. The post Searching and Filtering Tricks in Lightroom 5 appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Photoshop Shape on a Path

    Eric Renno
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    In this video I take a look at a new(ish) feature of Photoshop 2014, adding a shape or pattern to a path. It has many uses from borders to coupons but in this example I plot out a path on a map. The post Photoshop Shape on a Path appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • Auto Options For Levels and Curves in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

    Eric Renno
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    Levels and Curves have a great Auto button, but it may not always perform as you'd wish. In this video I take a look at some options you may not know that are hidden behind the button The post Auto Options For Levels and Curves in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • 5 Awesome Icon Buttons You Might Not Know About In Photoshop

    Tigz Rice
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Think you know your way around Photoshop? Here are five awesome Photoshop icons you may not have used before, what they do and how they will benefit your digital workflow. The post 5 Awesome Icon Buttons You Might Not Know About In Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel.
  • #30SecondPS – Changing Text Colour in Photoshop

    Eric Renno
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:46 am
    In thisQuickly Change the Colour of Text in Photoshop 30 second Photoshop I look at changing text colour in Photoshop without selecting the text... The post #30SecondPS – Changing Text Colour in Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel.
 
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  • The Labyrinth and Dark Crystal artist exclusive interview

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    We take a peak at some of the creatures that appear in the artist’s new book, Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales and speak directly to the artist about his colourful career.“One of a series of Lookers that feature in my new book. Has he caught your eye yet?”Brian Froud began his career in book illustration. He went on to design the award-winning and cult films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth for Jim Henson.He has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world, and been the recipient of many awards including the Hugo award, Chesley and Inkpot as well as the American Society of…
  • How to texture and light a complex 3D figure

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Digital artist Daniele Scerra reveals how to use Maya and Photoshop to give your ZBrush illustration added impact.Conceptualising a female character can be a really complex task, especially if the base is made by directly sculpting in 3D without having a perfectly defined idea of the final result. I often use ZBrush to make heads, bodies and armour in the sketching phase, modifying the sculpture and the pose as I go along in order to work towards that perfect concept.I particularly like to create different helmets, also using big wigs to give an exotic touch of the sci-fi or fantasy to the…
  • Give your art a dynamic, improvised style

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Illustrator and concept artist Sean Andrew Murray on the push-and-pull method of sketching.The advantage to working in a scattered approach is that you allow the paint, lines or brushes to guide your imagination and do a lot of the heavy lifting for you, so you don't over-think the image and lose that sense of energy and freshness.The best way to achieve this is to work fast and loose and to try several different brushes or approaches. Allow randomness to happen – you'll find that your mind tends to assign meaning where previously there was none. You may find that you've solved the problem…
  • How to sculpt a rig-ready 3D creature

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Lead modeller at Framestore Adam Dewhirst explains how to use retopology tools to create a character ready for rigging.Creating a good base mesh is vital if you intend to animate your characters. In the past this would have been done painstakingly, polygon by polygon, in a 3D package like Maya or 3ds Max. However, with the recent addition of retopology tools to sculpting packages like Mudbox and ZBrush, it's become increasingly easier to simply retopologise your concept sculpt as part of the process of its creation.This gives you a complete and usable model in as much time as…
  • Alternative pin-up art in 4 steps

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Pink pin-up meets punk as pro artist Waldemar Kazak dishes out some expert advice.Mixing pin-up with punk means balancing disparate elements, such as the girl’s light shirt, lips and hair, with a grungy textured background.Whether I'm painting classic cheesecake or a snarling alternative pin-up, I spend some time with pencil and paper.Digital offers too many options too quickly. Paper prevents your hand from getting ahead of your imagination, and enables you to develop ideas and shapes at a comfortable pace.Classic pin-up was all about smiling and fun, and of course…
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