Deke’s Techniques 334: Straightening and “Uncropping” a Photograph

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques video, Deke takes a problematic but once-in-a-lifetime family vacation photo and “uncrops” in Photoshop: straightening the horizon, filling in the background, and even restoring missing detail. Here’s the starting point, a wonderful moment atop the pyramid at Coba, a Mayan ruined city in the Yucut…

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When Smart Objects Are Not So Smart

Smart Objects offer some wonderful flexibility in Photoshop; they allow endless transformations without a cumulative loss of data, because each transformation is a fresh start from the original data, whether that data is raster or vector. Why, you can even open a Camera Raw file as a Smart Object, which allows you to go back…

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Daily Planner Digital Free download PDF Printable

I have been trying hard to organize myself with too many things on my mind lately . It is good to have a handy planner in hand that can be used to track your progress during the day and also during the week. The good thing about having a  planner is that you are aware…

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InDesign Inner Shadow Effect Misbehavior

I recently encountered a weird problem with the Inner Shadow effect in InDesign. It took a bit of digging to figure out how to fix it. Graphic frames with an Inner Shadow looked fine in InDesign, even with Overprint Preview on. The outcome was fine if the file was exported with PDF/X-4 or any other…

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A Typography Documentary

I remember spending hours (and precious allowance $$) looking through and buying Letraset rub-down sheets. My first [paying] job was as a typesetter. I used to have a sign on my wall that read “Whoever dies with the most fonts wins” I despised those $25 “font explosion” CDs when I was a young designer –…

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How to Create Editable PDF file

I was just asked by a fellow designer who wants to sells printable party invitations through her etsy store and wants to know how to create an editable downloadable printable pdf file that works with invitations and other instant downloads . I created this simple screencast for her maybe it is of use for someone…

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Is [Paper] White? Sometimes…

New users of InDesign are sometimes confused by the [Paper] swatch— “Is it white? What color is it?” I explain it as “No ink prints here,” because “knock out” often doesn’t make sense to newbies who know nothing about printing. But there’s something you might not know about [Paper]— you can change its appearance. Even…

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Square Tags and labels photoshop brushes

Author:Asmaa’ Murad Web site:Aifactory Graphics Software: Adobe illustrator Version :  Category: Photoshop Brushes  Terms of use: Show Info File Format:  Description: 2400 x 2400 pixels Photoshop Brushes This is a Photoshop Brushes File You May also like Animal Heads Commercial Use Photoshop Brushes Exclusive Freebie : Vintage Ornate Capitals Photoshop Brushes Hand Doodled twitter and lots of birds photoshop…

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 – Masks, Adjustment layers, Channels

The recording of the “Level playing field” Adobe eSeminar I presented two weeks ago on Photoshop CS5′s is now available online: http://bit.ly/9mvat Note that this is a seminar in the ‘Beginners’-corner, so a great one to watch if you are new to working with masks and want to learn about non-destructive editing in Photoshop. Believe me……

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Desktop fonts come to Typekit and Creative Cloud

Back in 2011, at their Adobe MAX conference, Adobe announced the idea of a new offering, dubbed “Adobe Creative Cloud”. Very few people (even, dare I say, within Adobe) really had a good understanding of what that new offering was or would be. At that same conference, Adobe also announced that they had acquired Typekit…

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How to Create Watercolor effect in Photoshop

I have been struggling to create a watercolor effect in illustrator since such a long time and finally with some serious experimentation and trials and errors i have come to a point where i can say i am getting there . Here are a few of my recent artworks that i created using my Watercolor…

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Create a Rockabilly Poster With Vector Set 22 – Part I

Hello all, The very talented Steve Knerem is the guest artist behind a majority of the content of our vector set 22.  In this tutorial, he shows us how to assemble a rad rockabilly poster using various elements of the set, a bit like what Jeff did for us when we released Set 18.  In the…

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Business Vector illustration money trend

Author:Asmaa’ Murad Web site:Aifactory Graphics Software: Adobe illustrator Category: Vector Eps Files Terms of use: Show Info File Format:  Description: This is a vector file you will require a vector editing software to edit and open the file in You May also like Day 2 Sketch 2 : A Day in Snow Day 4 Sketch 4 :…

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How to Design an Iconic and Memorable Band Logo

My new (pop punk) band Campfire Conspiracy was gearing up to play our first show and I had two weeks to finally come up with a logo and get it stenciled or painted onto our bass drum. We had a demo coming out in only one week and we still didn’t have a logo. I’d been…

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seamless Animal Skin pattern in blue

Author:Asmaa’ Murad Web site:Aifactory Graphics Software: Adobe illustrator Category: Patterns, Textures  Terms of use: Show Info File Format:  Description: 3500 x 3500 pixels seamless Animal Skin pattern in blue . This is a vector file you will require a vector editing software to edit and open the file in You May also like seamless Animal Skin pattern in…

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