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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Path Segment Reshape in Illustrator CC

The Convert Anchor Point tool in Adobe Illustrator now works to reshape path segments as well as anchor points. This makes it easier than ever to alter the shape of a selected object in ways that were never before possible. In this tutorial, I will explore the ins and out of the amazing new functionality...
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From stormflows to workflows

Without proper care, storm sewer systems can carry hazardous materials into public water supplies. That’s why the Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition hired Hue to design a multimedia campaign to educate residents in the Southern Tier of New York state about clean water habits. Using Adobe Creative Cloud, the full-service agency developed a fully responsive website, print...
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4 ways to start an online business inexpensively

Most people have probably dreamed of starting their own business at one point or another. After all, who wants to stay in the 9-to-5 grind, working for someone else for the rest of their lives? Of course the problem then becomes exactly how to start such an online business storefront. There are all types of...
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The unique InCopy workspace

The InCopy workspace resembles that of InDesign in many ways, with the ability to dock panels to the left and right sides of the workspace. But InCopy offers a unique addition to panel docking, allowing users to dock some panels to the top and bottom of the workspace as well. This can easily be seen...
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Collaborating With Adobe Fireworks On Large Design Teams

Working with people can be hard. But get it right, and you’ll be able to produce stunning work more smartly and quickly than ever before. With methodologies such as agile1 and lean2 influencing how design teams work, some interesting challenges lie ahead. Iterative and collaborative practices vary greatly across work environments and even projects, and...
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Arabic Text in QuarkXPress 10

If you need to include Arabic text in a publication — either printed or in digital form — here’s the solution: Layout Ltd.’s ArabicXT is an XTension for QuarkXPress 7/8/9/10 that lets you set bi-directional type in in the Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Jawi, and Kurdish languages, without requiring an Arabic operating system. You can create...
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Adding a PDF Watermark

It's straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a "Draft" watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe...
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