Create a New Planet Environment

Even though this is just a small color composition, take your time because this will be the foundation for your entire design. A good tip at this stage is to zoom out so that your canvas is very small on your screen. This way you can pay attention to the overall composition, the big shapes,…

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Photoshop Flame Filter and Text of Fire

Photoshop had a little update at Adobe Max this year and one of my fav new features s the Flames Filter. It works really well and has some great effects. Being somewhat of a ‘fontahoic’ I headed straight to the text paths to see what could be done, and if Photoshop could handle such a…

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PhotoshopUser TV: Halloween Photo Tricks – Episode 395

Pete has a tip on cloning and healing and using clone source. Keeping up with the season of Halloween, Corey has a trick on how to make your scary photo creepier with just a few short tricks. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week’s Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo |…

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10+ Free Photoshop Actions for Photographers

Photoshop actions are a great way to use Photoshop without knowing how. We hand-picked over 10 of the best free actions that you must try. These Photoshop actions will save you time and let you do amazing things with just one click. The Actions There are a lot of fantastic retouching techniques and effects you…

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Color Themes Come to InDesign

In this installment of “Adobe InDesign Quick Tips,” Jeff breaks down the Color Theme tool introduced in Adobe InDesign CC 2014. You’ll learn how to create and change color themes from any pixel- or vector-based image in your document…

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Work Through for Making a Realistic Apple

Apple is always your first object to be drawn with in your drawing class. For drawing realistic object, there are few elements are required to be particularly paid attention to such as reflection and shadow. Once, you get familiar with this drawing, then you can go to next level to try others. (View This Tutorial)…

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Create an Unnerving Surreal 3D Room Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a perspective 3D scene and the illusion of depth with Photoshop’s basic features like transform tools, masking, blending, adjustment layers, and more. I will try to explain it in a very easy way so the beginners can follow along. What you’ll be creating We will…

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Text Wrap: Awesome or Evil?

The following is an email exchange between David Blatner and Olav Martin Kvern, two friends and early adopters of publishing technology who started with Pagemaker in the late 80s and have been laying out pages ever since. Ole and David both agree on a lot, but when it comes to text wrap, the two just…

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Halloween Pumpkin Vector Stickers in 30 Mins!

In this Halloween pumpkin vector sticker tutorial we will learn how to create fun Halloween pumpkin sticker, passing all the steps of design, including sketching, coloring and creating shadows and glares. The method described here to create shadows using Blend Tool will keep you away from artifacts that normally occur on objects of complex shape…

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Create Zombie Dragon Concept Art: Painting in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingLast time we were designing and sketching a zombie dragon. Today we’re going to make it more real by creating a digital painting in Adobe Photoshop. I’ll show you a clean, non-destructive way of painting digitally—we’ll be using Layer Masks and maps known from 3D modeling. I’ll explain to you how ambient…

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Making a Beautiful Heaven in Photoshop

This tutorial will guide you to make a heaven by photo manipulation. You will see different pictures to be used to combine together to form a dramatic heaven scene by various photoshop functions so that you can use the similar to make your own artwork. (View This Tutorial)…

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Tip of the Week: Alphabetizing Menus

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 16, 2014. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new InDesign Tip of the Week and Keyboard Shortcut of the Week, along with roundups of new articles at InDesignSecrets and CreativePro, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll all the…

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GREP for Editors

If you’re like most people, you just got done reading the headline of this article and said “What in the world is GREP?” People who have been using InCopy for years, still aren’t sure what GREP is even though they probably see it every time they open the Find/Change dialog box. GREP stands for General…

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My Adorama Streaklight Bundles

After a bit of arm twisting Adorama has just released the “Gavin Hoey Recommends…” Streaklight Essentials Bundle and the Streaklight Twin Kit Bundle. If you’ve been watching any of my recent videos you’ll have seen me shooting with one or two Streaklight flashes.You can checkout my review of the Streaklight 360ws here but if you…

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