The Only Pre-checked “Preview” Checkbox In InDesign

I understand the logic behind leaving InDesign’s Preview checkboxes unchecked: Rendering complex content or effects could have an impact on redraw times, aggravating users. (Of course, what really aggravates users is having to check those dadgum Preview checkboxes.) Of course, if you check a Preview checkbox once, it remains checked in future sessions (unless you...
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Photoshop: Removing an image background

The following Photoshop tutorial (youtube video) shows one of many techniques there are for removing image backgrounds. The technique used doesn’t permanently remove the background pixels in the images, but allows you to further correct and fine-tune the transparent background you create through the use of a Layer Mask. Thank you Rebecca from Canberra, ACT...
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Create a Rockabilly Poster With Vector Set 22 – Part II

A bit of background information Hello all! Simon, the Arsenal manager here. Today, I finally have time to release the 2nd part of the vector set 22 inspired poster tutorial Steve Knerem poster a while back. the post is fairly long (6000+ words), but I deemed it necessary to take the time to meticulously explain...
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Back to School Special: 30 Simple Adobe InDesign Tutorials

What You'll Be CreatingWith autumn approaching it’s time to get back to school! Here’s your New Term reading list for Adobe InDesign - a list of easy beginners’ tutorials and articles exploring everything you ever wanted to know about InDesign. So class, here's your homework...Get Familiar with Basic Tools and TechniquesExploring what tools are on...
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InDesign Secrets Video: Uncovering InDesign’s Special Font Folders

Fonts. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. Sometimes you can’t get ‘em to load properly in InDesign. And sometimes you might’ve wished you could have some fonts available to a specific document (or to InDesign in general) and not activate them on your computer. And indeed you can make fonts available only in InDesign or...
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Photoshop Mix Shake Reduction

AdobeCover released a few mobile apps of late, one of them being Photoshop Mix. In this video I take a look at one of the features, Shake Reduction. As one of the more powerful features of the full blown Photoshop CC 2014 I was intrigued at just how well this app would cope, the result,...
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Iris Parts Brushes for Creating Eyes in Photoshop and GIMP

Rings, striations, and various other effects that you can put together to create a realistic looking iris. Includes a base layer for the basic eye color, various layers for adding rings of color, some brushes to add imperfections, striations (the ridges and “burst effect” look that you see on irises), pupils, and even reflections of...
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Topaz Detail – Pro Level Photo Sharpening Plugin – 50% Off Sale

Topaz Detail is like giving your computer an upgraded set of instructions telling it exactly what "detail" looks like in your image. With these instructions, your computer learns how add real sharpness to your images, instead of just naively increasing edge contrast. Because of its unique technology, Topaz Detail naturally makes your photos look more...
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Adobe Lightroom Mobile Is Here – Get Photoshop, Lightroom, $9.99

Get new Adobe Lightroom mobile as part of a special Adobe Creative Cloud plan that also includes Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for desktop. With Lightroom mobile, you can edit, share, and manage your images wherever you are. READ MORE... (posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)...
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Topaz Clean Discount – 50% Off

Topaz is running a 50% sale on Topaz Clean during May. If you've ever post-processed a portrait for flawless skin texture, or made a car look clean and polished, or created the perfect sky... you know how difficult it can be. There's a fine line between "too much" and "not enough" post-processing - and you...
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 –New And Best Features

A new version of Adobe Photoshop is in the wild – Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. IceFlowStudios takes a look at a few new features that are available to Creative Cloud members now. READ MORE... (posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)...
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Pressed Flowers PNGs – Free Download

From the wonderfully talented and gifted Obsidian Dawn, a free set of pressed flowers. Great for scrapbooking, web layouts, and all kinds of stuff! While pressed and dried, the flowers have retained their colors brilliantly. READ MORE... (posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)...
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Photoshop Plugin Topaz ReMask 50% Special – Now Only $34.99

This month Topaz is promoting their image masking software Topaz ReMask, which will be 50% off from July 15 - 31. They're also releasing a substantial free update to ReMask for existing customers. There's lots of masking tools out there, but Topaz has focused on making ReMask the fastest and easiest to use. It's the...
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Iris Parts Brushes for Creating Eyes in Photoshop

Get these at Obsidian Dawn. They're beautiful and they're free. Rings, striations, and various other effects that you can put together to create a realistic looking iris. Includes a base layer for the basic eye color, various layers for adding rings of color, some brushes to add imperfections, striations (the ridges and “burst effect” look...
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TOPAZ ADJUST – 50% Off Sale – Contrast/Sharpening/Detail Plugin

MacUser gave Adjust a coveted 5/5 rating, Photoshop User called it a "jewel", and photographers everywhere use it to create stunning photos that they couldn't have done otherwise. And now, until the end of the month, Adjust is 50% off – the lowest price it has ever been. READ MORE... (posted by Jennifer Apple for...
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Why Fixed-Layout EPUB From InDesign is a Big Deal for Designers

by Gerald Schmidt From a very early glimpse (just a table with a few splashes of color) at the start of 2014, to the big unveiling earlier this summer at PePcon and the Creative Cloud launch, the new fixed-layout EPUB export feature has been, for me, the year’s main event in the InDesign world. Selecting Export...
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