Making a Beautiful Transparent Wing for a Fairy

Learn how to make this eerie photo manipulation with fairy and dragonflies flying around her. It will show you, how to make amazing depth of field on your manipulation by simple steps. You will see, how to use different blurs and blending modes on your work. (View This Tutorial)...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 August 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. How Open Source Companies Stay Profitable While it’s true that there are many open source solutions that both companies and individuals can acquire and… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 August 2014 on Pariah Burke...
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Tonality by Macphun – A Review

The world of black & white conversion apps is a competitive one these days with the some stiff competition from Nik’s SilverEfex Pro 2, OnOne’s Perfect Black & White and Topaz’s B&W Effects. Having been a long time user of the first two of these apps (I’ve yet to try the latter) I know it...
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How to Create Vivid Arabian Night Composite in Photoshop

Learn how to create a beautiful Arabian night photo manipulation with Photoshop. You will learn several blending tricks and composting tips that will help you create a vivid vector-like landscape. What you’ll be creating This photo manipulation is my vision on how the desert should look in a story: mysterious and welcoming. You will need...
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Insta-Art: Wow Your Friends with this Mosaic Vector Effect

To create the 3D mosaic vector effect we will use the Halftone effect of the Phantasm plug-in and then we will learn how to automate work in Adobe Illustrator using the Action feature. Long sequences of commands, effects and filters with multiple parameters can easily be replaced with the work of the action, which lasts no more...
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10 Tricks From 3D Modeling That You Can Use in Digital Painting

What You'll Be CreatingThe biggest problem with digital painting is that it's seen as quite a spontaneous activity—you don't think, you just get an idea and try to present it with all the resources available. When the outcome is far from your expectations, you just consider yourself talentless and lose heart. Such a vision of...
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Manipulating a Man to be Liquefied under Raining

How to specially present the raining scenery? Except adding a shower on image, you can also change the image status to be liquified. The method is to use the water and bubbles to combine with the human skin, head and hair. (View This Tutorial)...
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Wedding Grid

This is a cool grid effect I did back in my first book, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, and I thought it lent itself nicely to a wedding-themed design. With a few updated tricks for this technique, you can definitely have some fun with your wedding images. STEP ONE: Create a new document...
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Create Sticker-like Music Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIt's time to update the look of your desktop icon set starting with the icons for your music player or MP3s. With this sticker-style icon tutorial, you'll learn how to combine gradient shapes, effects in the Appearance panel, and offset shapes in order to quickly render circles into the start of a...
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PhotoshopUser TV: Pan Blur Effect and Cloud Brushes – Episode 390

In this season finale, Matt has a tip on adding wispy clouds to your cityscape shots using the pan blur effect in Photoshop. Pete has a tip on creating clouds using a cloud brush. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training...
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Add Depth To Photoshop Shapes

Photoshop ships with a number of shapes, but they can often seem a little 'flat'. In this video I add various shading, and text, to a banner to give it some depth. The post Add Depth To Photoshop Shapes appeared first on TipSquirrel...
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Photoshop Masking Using Refine Edge Tool

In this Photoshop Tutorial we'll be looking at how to remove an image from a background using the Refine Edge Tool to mask our image. The post Photoshop Masking Using Refine Edge Tool appeared first on TipSquirrel...
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NEW Dreamweaver CC 2014 Tutorials

Get to know the new features in Dreamweaver CC 2014 with the help of a whole bunch of recently published tutorials. From managing your websites to ensuring HTML5-compliancy, we’ve got a round-up of the latest learning materials available below. Learn how to… Use Live Highlight, modernized Live View and CSS Designer Get a rundown on...
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A Flair for Fashion: Shop Direct Finds Success with Lifestyle App

UK retailer Shop Direct, has completely immersed itself in digital/web content, so that 81% of their sales are generated online. In order to continue the digital trend and strengthen its relationship with consumers, Shop Direct used Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to create more content-centric apps to showcase its products. Each app takes Shop Direct’s rich...
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Put a Hex on Your Designs with this Hexagon Pattern Vector!

Create a folded paper style Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector with a single hexagon, a few line segments and a few triangles. Layering gradients really makes this hexagon pattern vector pop! Tutorial Details: Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: shape Building, Gradients, Pattern Options Panel Estimated Completion Time: 45 Minutes Final...
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Packaging Design in InDesign: Create A Grunge-Effect CD Cover

What You'll Be CreatingPackaging design can be an intimidating subject for new designers. Visualising how something may appear and function as a 3D object can be difficult when creating flat templates, particularly in absence of any industrial-scale printing equipment at home. A smaller product, like a fold-out card CD sleeve, is a great place to...
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Create 5 High-Impact Typography Effects in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingInDesign is the best Adobe tool for creating traditional and expertly crafted typography. Designers often are quick to jump over to Illustrator or Photoshop if they want to create more unique and contemporary text effects. However, with a little know-how you can create cutting-edge, creative text effects without ever having to leave...
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Pitted, Rusty Type Effect

I wanted to create a type effect to go along with the pirate theme for Photoshop World 2014. While finding a swashbuckler-looking font was pretty easy, I also wanted the type to have a very textured, rusty appearance, as if it were a piece of iron or steel that had been exposed to the elements...
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