3D Stones

Here is another cool 3D trick for creating a stone effect. With just a little “outside the box” thinking you can do a whole lot more with 3D then you probably thought possible…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 May 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Motivation: This Force Has 3 Times The Power of Rewards What can change behaviour two or three times more powerfully than rewards?Tags:… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 May 2015 on Pariah Burke…

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Food Photography Workshop

One area of photography that you may not know that I work in is food photography. You’ll rarely see any food photos on this blog but there’s plenty over at Sams Kitchen, which is the blog run by my wife Sam. Sam is a food writer and recipe creator and also a darn good food photographer…

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Text Editing Efficiencies – Part 2

Last week in part 1, I discussed the benefits of using the keyboard when working with text in InCopy. I focused mostly on navigating through text stories in InCopy quickly using a variety of useful keyboard shortcuts. This week I’d like to expand on those efficiencies by providing some useful keyboard shortcuts for selecting text…

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Fancy Gold Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s layer styles and some simple brush settings to create a fancy, golden text effect. Tutorial Assets 1) FoglihtenNo07 font. 2) Free Tileable Leather Patterns by WebTreatsETC. 3) gradient-shapes for Photoshop ilnanny (Load the Tracks.grd and the CHROMES.grd files). 4) You’ll also need to load a default…

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Honor 6 Plus – Hands On Review

If you’re looking for an in depth review of the Honor 6 plus phones features this is not it. In fact you might be wondering why I’m reviewing a smart phone on my photography blog at all. Well the answer is simple. Much as I love shooting with my DSLR, I also love taking photos…

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Text Editing Efficiencies – Part 1

Normally when I’m teaching the InCopy workflow to a new group of users, I focus on the overall workflow as well has the features and functionality that InCopy provides to make the job of design and editorial easier. I assume that the users are already efficient computer users and breeze over a lot of the…

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Sharing Your Layered Work Using Animated GIFs

When I stumbled across a PetaPixel webpage using animated GIFs to show the layered photo composite work of Richard Roberts, I was immediately hooked on the idea of sharing layered work in this condensed educational fashion. In a mere 5 – 15 second glimpse, these animated GIFs are able to reveal the lengthy and complex…

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Create a Sci-Fi Landscape Scene with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a sci-fi landscape scene with stars and planets. You’ll learn how to blend different images together, make a planet and create lighting effects. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 60 minutes Difficulty : Intermediate Resources Planet texture Landscape…

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A Better Way To Design For Retina In Photoshop

  Recently, I had a project in which I needed to produce high-fidelity screens for a tablet. I was to present these screens on the device and also produce a clickable prototype. They needed to be pixel-perfect. The timeline was tight (as always), so I went with my go-to tool, Photoshop. I’ve been using it for…

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Transforming an Overcast Day into a Snowy Day

If the idea of playing Mother Nature excites you, you’ll love this simple technique for transforming an overcast day into a beautiful snow scene with powder-covered vegetation and falling flakes. Image courtesy of Shutterstock (Image ID: 8436919 / Copyright: Jorge Casais) Step 1: Open an Overcast Photo Open an overcast photo with little or no…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 13 May 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. What percentage of self-publishers are women? 23%? 46%? 65%? 72%? Copy editors, dictionary officials and language experts seem to be coming around… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 13 May 2015 on Pariah Burke…

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Making The Most of Motivated Lighting

Motivated light is a term that’s more normally used in the world of the movies but there’s no reason for us stills photographers not to be aware of it and use it to create some great effects. So what is motivated light? Put simply if you can see (or think you can see) the source…

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Setting up archiving with eSign services

In this tutorial, learn how to set up archiving to automatically send copies of signed agreements to a specified email address or to an online archiving service. You can also use it to keep backup copies of your agreements…

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