20 Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers and Developers

Improve workflow to save time and increase efficiency is a designer’s underground task and while it gives you more creative freedom, it definitely a must to become a successful web designer. Finding great tools is a matter of clicks away and right now, the only thing you need to do is to scroll down the…

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Lightroom and Photoshop – Smart Editing

When you make adjustments to your raw files in Lightroom, you have the flexibility and the power of non-destructive edits – and unlimited undo steps. But, when you edit in Photoshop, the changes are written into the pixels and the result is a raster layer, ready for editing. However, Lightroom and Photoshop have another editing…

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Do the Math: New Designers Save Big on Creative Cloud

Hadley is a newly minted designer who graduated this year with a B.A. in design. Afternoons and evenings she pulls taps at a local bar to earn a paycheck. Mornings she spends combing Monster.com, DesignJobsLive.com, and various temp agency sites… Keep reading Do the Math: New Designers Save Big on Creative Cloud on Pariah Burke…

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Good News for Layout-based Workflow Users!

One of the things that I love about the InCopy workflow is how complex or simple the workflow can be. On the simple side of things, is what is often referred to as the layout-based workflow. With this workflow, no assignments are used but instead InCopy users open the InDesign document directly which still allows…

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5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons

As a designer, you can never have enough icons. However, there’s an innumerable amount of top-notch free icons on the Web to help you build your personal collection, so there’s definitely no shortage of supply. The post 5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons appeared first on Design Instruct…

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Create a Dark Photo Manipulation of a Young Witch in a Forest

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark forest scene featuring a young witch. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks together and blend them correctly using brush, adjustment layers and layer mask. You’ll also learn how to work with lighting, make sparks and more. The Final Image Required Resouces: Model Forest…

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Benefits of using photoshop for website designers

Messing around with Photoshop needs skills and learning on this software. Here the freelance web designer can create images that not happen nor would come about in real life. This program is not so easy to learn and cannot be master instantly. Constant practice and learning is the only way you can improve your skills…

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Bright Light Bulb Vector: Lights On in Under an Hour

Turn on the light with this icon and illustrative light bulb vector. In the tutorial below you’ll create the light bulb vector from simple shapes, manipulate gradients, gradient meshes, and blending modes all in pursuit of a semi-realistic light bulb vector design. Tutorial Details: Light Bulb Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered:…

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PhotoshopUser TV: Flood Plug-In and Puppet Warp – Episode 384

Pete demonstrates the various types of water effects that can be achieved by using a flood plug in, and Corey gives a tutorial on how to seamlessly alter a copied image of a seagull utilizing the puppet warp feature. Flaming Pear Flood Plug-In Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Pixel Fight Club This Week’s…

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Techniques For Creating Custom Textures In Photoshop

Textures are everywhere — the concrete of a sidewalk, the fabric on your chair, even the glass (or plastic) surface of the screen you’re staring at right now. It’s natural that textures appeal to us because we see and feel them every day. And it’s no surprise why textures have become such an important element…

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Finishing Fireworks Using Blend Modes and Layer Masks in Photoshop CC

Everybody loves fireworks! Lots of us shoot them off. Even more of us set up the tripod and photograph them, hoping to capture the magnificence of the finale. For me, that last shot never measures up, so let’s create a blazing light spectacle with Camera Raw, layer masks, and blend modes in Photoshop. KelbyOne members…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 2 July 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. Type Designer David Jonathan Ross Loves Contrast David Jonathan Ross designs typefaces at digital type studio The Font Bureau Inc, drawing letters of all… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 2 July 2014 on Pariah Burke…

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Lightroom and Photoshop – Round Trip Editing

If you’re new to Lightroom, the process of sending images to Photoshop for editing can be confusing. In this video, I review some of the ways of sharing files back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop, pointing out some key considerations and some traps you’ll want to avoid. The post Lightroom and Photoshop – Round…

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Design a Moroccan-Themed Poster in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingPosters are a classic, eye-catching and effective way of advertising an event. In this tutorial we’ll design the layout of a poster advertising a Henna Workshop, inspired by Moroccan art, dusty desert colors, and Arabic calligraphy. This style would apply equally well to a festival event, BBQ or music gig…

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Easier Editing with Tables in InDesign CC

One of the problems I always run into when working with Tables in InDesign is how time consuming it is to reorder Columns or Rows in a Table design. Even the best work-arounds to deal with this issue involved a lot of manual labor and time. In this tutorial, I will explore the basics of…

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Who Are the Artists Featured in Adobe CC 2014 Splash Screens?

Who are the real-world artists whose work is on display in Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 application splash screens? Where is more of their work? In this article I answer both of those questions for all 11 artists whose work is front and center in the 13 CC 2014 application splash screens. Keep reading Who Are…

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A Simple Photoshop Trick for Getting White Backgrounds

When you’re doing product photography, portrait photography, fashion shoots, or simply just taking photos of stuff around the house you want to sell online, you’ll often want to have a perfectly white background to draw the viewer’s attention onto the subject. The post A Simple Photoshop Trick for Getting White Backgrounds appeared first on Design…

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