Blood Spatter Effect in FlowerMan Movie Poster

Follow along with this video about creating an advertisement and learn to create a bloody spatter effect as well as some other Photoshop techniques, such as levels adjustment, masking, cropping, and text tool shortcuts…

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Introduction To Developing Fireworks Extensions (They’re Just JavaScript!)

One of the most powerful features of Adobe Fireworks is that you can extend its functionality. Almost anything you can do through Fireworks’ interface — and even some things that you can’t — can also be achieved by writing a simple JavaScript extension. Fireworks extensions are of two main types: commands and command panels. If…

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Don’t forget to show your edge(s)

Many InDesign users have a dislike of frame edges due to their somewhat distracting visual appearance in an InDesign layout. Many of these users rectify the situation by choosing View > Extras > Hide Frame Edges to prevent the frame edges from displaying in the layout. In an InCopy workflow, this choice can have some…

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How to Turn your Image into a Color Mixture Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps needed to turning your image into a color mixtures photo, complete with overlay effects, colour treatments and elements that you can easily create in Adobe Photoshop CS5.Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in…

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What Is Next Style in InDesign CC?

Next Style is one of the features in the General section of the Paragraph Styles panel. It applies a different Paragraph Style to the paragraph after the current paragraph. This means that you can set up a repeating pattern of Styles and apply it to your text. Problem is, most users never figure out how…

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Adobe Camera Raw Basic Panel and Lightroom Develop Module

When you open an image into Photoshop or Photoshop Elements you’re automatically taken into Adobe Camera Raw. This is a hugely powerful application that you may find does all you need for an image. In this video I take a look at the Basic Panel, this is the same as the Develop Module on Lightroom…

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Dispersion Effect with Photoshop CS6/CC

The dispersion effect is relatively straight forward in Photoshop CC but can be tricky to get right. The basic idea is to separate the subject from the background and then create a copy of the subject layer. One of the subject layers is then morphed using the Liquify tool to nearly fill the entire frame…

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How to Create a Cool Vintage Collage Design in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a cool vintage collage, in Photoshop CS5, and apply it to a stock image. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1000px by 1500px (RGB color mode)…

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Monster Jam: Slow Motion Action Effect

Learn how to create this popular motion effect using Photoshop to select and separate the parts of the image into their own layers, and then taking those layers into After Effects to animate the sequence…

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Lightroom Adjustment Brush Presets

The introduction of the Local Adjustment Brush back in Lightroom 2 was the first step in transforming Lightroom from a global editor to a fully parametric, flexible content enhancement editor. The adjustment brush capabilities have improved with every release of Lightroom since then, but you may not have been aware of the existence of Adjustment…

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Get 25% Off Entry to Photoshop Live 2014

Photoshop Live is a brand new event dedicated to all things Photoshop. Taking place at The Brighton Dome (18-19 July), you’ll be able to meet and hear from some incredible Photoshop artists. Dedicated to artists, designers and photographers of all levels, the programme has two tracks with Friday 18 July being tailored to artists and…

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Making a Nice Ubuntu Desktop Wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS6

In this tutorial, it will show you how to create a nice desktop wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS6. You will find it very useful to create another wallpapers. 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 1920px by 1200px…

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Bhagaskara – Onepage PSD Template

Andreansyah Setiawan has released Bhagaskara – Onepage PSD Template. This template designed based on 1170px grid system and use Google Font Lato. Fully customizable (responsive) solution to showcase your creative informations with a modern and professional touch! Preview Download Bhagaskara – Onepage PSD Template from here…

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Perspective Grid Enhancements in Illustrator CC

The Perspective Grid, which has been around for a while, has been improved dramatically in the latest release of Illustrator CC. So much so, it gets my vote for most improved feature in Illustrator. Why do I like it so much? The objects that are drawn on a perspective grid and the grid itself are…

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Non-contiguous text formatting in InCopy?

A large portion of InCopy users that I teach and consult with, come from a Microsoft Word background. So it stands to reason that these users tend to compare features of Word with features of InCopy. One of the most common questions that I get from these users is “Does InCopy have the ability to…

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Free 168 Vector Stroke Icons

Chris B. has released Free 168 Vector Stroke Icons. This freebie includes 168 free vector stroke icons created with Illustrator. Download these web icons for your personal or commercial projects. Available in grey and white color. Pre-saved Ai, EPS and Svg files. Clean and minimalistic icons for any kind of work. Preview Download Free 168…

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How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop

In retouching you see this quite frequently, whether you’re using seamless paper, vinyl, a fabric hanging or a purpose built infinity cove, it’s going to get dirty. You have a couple of options, one is to check out some reviews on Amazon for handheld vacuum cleaners and have your assistant scoot around with it between…

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QuarkXPress Masterclass Training Series

Starting May 7, Quark is hosting a series of six free Masterclass training sessions that will highlight best practices, special key commands and other QuarkXPress tips and tricks. Each Masterclass session will be 30 minutes long and presented by a QuarkXPress expert. You can join the classes live during the broadcasts or access the video…

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