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February, 2017

  • 9 February

    The Easiest Techno Dots Texture You’ll Ever Make

    Polka Dots or Techno Dots as I like to call them are a great way to spice up any design – and I have an extremely easy way to quickly create them. As usual, start things off with a new file with a white background. Then open the Channels Panel via Window > Channels and create a New Channel. Now using ...

November, 2016

  • 15 November

    Creating Realistic Metal Screws

    Now that we have learned how to make our own custom wood textures, let’s add some screws to that wood! Start off with a new workspace, and draw on it a 64 x 64 pixel circle. To do so use the Elliptical Marquee tool, and on the top options bar select the Fixed Size option and input the appropriate height and ...

  • 15 November

    Custom Wood Panel Texture

    Wood textures have proven their popularity over the years – being incorporated into various website designs & graphic design elements for over a decade now. As such there are countless existing wood textures available across the Internet, most free for you to download. However sometimes a certain project requires an entirely custom made wooden texture. This Adobe Photoshop tutorial will ...

October, 2016

  • 12 October

    Using The History Palette Like A Pro

    Photoshop has an amazing tool that is often overlooked by most – the History palette. the History palette in Adobe Photoshop is the Undo/Redo function on crack. It constantly saves your edits, or states, as you are working – giving you restore points you can jump back and forth between. If you don’t see the History palette in your work-space ...

July, 2013

  • 5 July

    Creating a Dot Matrix World Map

    I'm sure you have seen those dotted world maps that are utilized across dozens of business based websites these days. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily create the same effect for yourself.

  • 5 July

    Performing A Make-Over Via Photoshop’s Soft Light Blend Mode

    I have previously briefly touched upon working with colors inside a photo in order to change a persons hair color or eye color. This tutorial expands a little bit upon the previous one

June, 2013

  • 7 June

    A Simple Night Sky

    Adobe Photoshop Tutorial - Starscape - Final

    Throughout this Adobe Photoshop tutorial we will go over how to create a very simple starscape look. Start off by creating a blank canvas at any size you wish to use. For the purposes of this Photoshop tutorial I went ahead and created one that is 800×800 pixels. Next fill the background with black, so you should have something like ...

February, 2013

  • 14 February

    Adobe Valentines Day EMEA Sale

    In addition to the February discounts and coupons that Adobe has already announced for the Adobe Creative Cloud, you can also score one sweet deal today, on Valentine’s Day, with Adobe’s latest offers including 50% off the Elements bundle and 30% off Lightroom 4! This sale is available until the end of today (February 14, 2013) only – and accessible to Commercial and ...

April, 2012

  • 5 April

    The Best Graphic Design Programs

    The Three Best Graphic Design Programs The graphic designer is only as good as the software he has available to him. Software allows a designer to flex his creative muscle by showing off his ability to produce brochures, letterheads and modify images. When talking about the best software on the market, three brands are usually tossed around: Adobe, Xara and ...

February, 2012

  • 22 February

    80% Off Adobe Student And Teacher Edition Software

    Adobe is offering 80% off Student and Teacher editions of their product line. This is going to be so helpful for students in accredited online colleges. You can choose a digital download to save on shipping, or have a DVD shipped for an additional $5.95. There are a few requirements you need to make sure to take note off. First ...

  • 1 February

    Starting Off In Photoshop

    Photoshop is an extremely useful tool for anyone working with the internet. From simple screenshots, to complex photo manipulation – it can handle it all – and then some. There is almost no limitation to what you can do with Photoshop – however this also means that there is ALOT to learn when it comes down to it. The following ...

January, 2012

  • 30 January

    Stylish Grid

    In this Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a stylish grid through the use of just a few filters. We’ll start as usual with a new blank document, any size, with a white background. With Black set as your foreground color, go to Filter > Render > Clouds. Next go to Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic. Use 32 as ...

September, 2011

  • 7 September

    Make Life Easier With Custom Photoshop Actions

    Once you start working with Photoshop for some time you’ll find that your projects require many of the same, repetitive, actions and tasks. By creating custom actions for your more routine tasks, you’ll have more time to focus on your image. Creating a custom action is relatively easy, so in this tutorial I am going to create a custom action ...

  • 5 September

    Getting Ready For Video (Video Filters)

    Just as in print, not all the colors you see on a computer monitor can be reproduced correctly on video. If you are preparing overlays or graphics for TV or video, you can use the NTSC filter from your Video submenu to make your graphics broadcast safe. Take a look at the following graphic before the filter is applied: Now ...

August, 2011

  • 31 August

    The Pen Tool

    The pen tool is an extremely valuable feature in Photoshop – however often overlooked by most people due to a simple lack of understanding how all of it’s components really work. I will attempt to breakdown the various options and features of this tool and hopefully help to provide a better understanding for what it does. To start, Click and ...

  • 30 August

    Editing Colors Within A Photo

    A common task in Photoshop is the need to change a specific color in a photo, may it be a person’s hair or eye color. In this tutorial I will go over two different methods you can use to change the colors within a photo. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages – so it’s best to be familiar ...

  • 30 August

    Triangles

    Continuing on with shapes and Photoshop I wanted to touch base upon triangles. Photoshop doesn’t have a built in triangle tool, so drawing a triangle takes a bit more work than the circles and squares took. Here we will use Photoshop’s line and arrowhead feature to create various triangles. We’ll start off by double clicking the line tool which will bring up ...

  • 30 August

    Circles and Squares

    Shapes are probably the simplest and most common starting point for Photoshop users – and one of the most common beginner questions I get asked is “how do I draw a perfect circle?”. In this tutorial I attempt to answer that question – along with the usual follow-up of “and what about a perfect square?”. In the vertical tool bar ...

May, 2011

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