Create a Dark Landscape Matte Painting with Photoshop

Hey PSDFANs, In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a misty landscape matte painting with a dark castle. We’ll create a misty scene with the layered mountains and the light from afar. The main technique here is blending with adjustment layers, masking and brushes. There are something basic you should know about contrast,…

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QuarkXPress 2015 Now Available

The new version of QuarkXPress – QuarkXPress 2015 – is now available! The leading desktop publishing software features the top ten most user-requested features plus 64-bit architecture and PDF/X-4 output plus new functionality for designer-controlled automation, fixed layout eBooks and much more. Read a complete overview of QuarkXPress 2015 or visit www.quark.com/2015.  …

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Typography Shortcuts: ‘Custom’ Type Treatments for the Lazy Designer

‘Custom’ Type Treatments for the Lazy Designer Custom hand-drawn type treatments are quite popular these days. Nothing says hipster-cool like hand lettering your client’s chalkboard coffee shop menu. But let’s face it – hand lettering requires a certain amount of artistic skill. And time. Lots and lots of time (and we all know not every client…

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How To Whiten Teeth In Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to whiten teeth in Photoshop. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Cowboy Brush Kit Step 1 Open the image “Cowboy”. Before applying any effects let’s think a…

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Fixing up old photos with Adobe Photoshop

As part of the April 2015 Adobe User Group meeting in Perth, I recorded a series of videos that covered some of the tips we… Cari Jansen – Technical writer, editor, adobe certified instructor, public speaker…

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HDR in Adobe Camera Raw 9

If you use Adobe Camera Raw as opposed to Lightroom, and there’s still a few of us left, you’ll love one of the updates to ACR. No more need to go to HDR pro or Photoshop to do panoramas, they’re right here in our favourite editor; The post HDR in Adobe Camera Raw 9 appeared…

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20 Free Logo Mockup PSD Templates for designers

Logo mockup templates are layered PSD files that are editable . And are a great way to represent your design to your client. It is best that client gets a visual on how the logo will look when printed. Since Logo iteself is a visual representation of a brand and […] The post 20 Free…

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Join Us at PePcon This Year!

Every year, some of the best and brightest in the print and e-publishing industries gather together at a single location and teach, share, interact, and debate about what’s going on in the industry. Speakers and attendees from all over the world come to learn new features, new techniques, and new ways of doing things! Last…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 17 April 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Ello Just Had A Refresh. But Can It Be Saved? For a brief moment, Ello was the hot digital property everybody wanted… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 17 April 2015 on Pariah Burke…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 16 April 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Acrobat DC is a great program, but if you’re unhappy with it, here’s how to get back to Acrobat XI. Anyone know… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 16 April 2015 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Digital Photo Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS6

In this tutorial, it will show you the steps to turning a regular photo into an eye-catching fashion illustration using lighting effects and colour correction in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS6 with the size 1000px…

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PhotoshopUser TV: Cloud Brush and Classic Photo Trick – Episode 413

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…

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Tutorial: How to Create a Decoder Design in Illustrator

Secret Decoder Illustrator Tutorial I think one of my favorite things about being a theatre person is discovering ways I can incorporate some aspect of theatre into my projects. Recently, I created a self-promotional piece that incorporates my three favorite things – Theatre, Graphic Design and Typography. It’s a play off of the old super-awesome decoder…

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What Version of InCopy Should I be Using?

One of the more common InCopy questions that I get asked is “What version of InCopy should I be using?” The answer honestly, depends on the version of InDesign that is being used in your workflow. Keep the Versions Consistent It’s important to understand that with each release of InDesign, there are new features added…

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Retouching Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop

In this video I do a spot of retouching using frequency separation in Photoshop. This is a great technique and can get some amazing results very quickly. The post Retouching Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel…

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The Amazing Illustrations of Kim Jung Gi

Talent is the word we use to describe skills that people possess that we can’t imagine having ourselves. It’s something special and it’s something that probably took a lot of work to develop but nonetheless magical. The post The Amazing Illustrations of Kim Jung Gi appeared first on Design Instruct…

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