2MPT #39 – Depth of Field

Make your subjects pop from your photos background by simulating a decrease in depth of field. This trick include tips on: Extracting objects Hiding/showing layers and layer management Selective blurring and blur gradation Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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2MPT #38 – Marquee Tool Tip

Tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Marquee tool. This trick include tips on: Constraining the size and shape of selections Adjusting selections Adding to and subtracting from selections Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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2MPT #37 – Digital Mats

A look at how to create digital mats for your digital photographs. This trick include tips on: Canvas Sizing Layer Alignment Actions Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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2MPT #36 – Text Shadows

A look at how to create a text shadow complete with fades, blurs, and perspective. This trick include tips on: Text tools Gradients Layer effects Layer transformations Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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Show Update

This show contains no tricks, but does have a quick update on our second photoshop contest our user wiki. Our 2nd Photoshop contest is for the best use of the photo transformed into a painting trick, which can be found here. Tag your flickr entries with this tag 2mptc2. You can see all the current...
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Top Ten XML Myths

A half-day XML tutorial at the InDesign Conference shed light on the "mystique" behind XML, both good and bad. Here are ten things to remember about XML that will demystify the technology. Keep reading Top Ten XML Myths on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training...
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2MPT #35 – Print Profiles

A look at how to print accurate colors from within photoshop using printer/paper profiles. This trick include tips on: Printing accurate color Print profiles Color management Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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2MPT #34 – Aged Photos (Pt. 2)

Part two of our 2 part trick on aging photos. This trick include tips on: Creating a grunge brush Layer masks Layer and brush opacity effects Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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2MPT #33 – Aged Photos (Pt. 1)

Part one of our 2 part trick on aging photos. This trick include tips on: Sepia toning Adding a border to images Ripped edge effect Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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2MPT #32 – Shiny Text

How to create shiny text for logos, headers, etc. This trick include tips on: Basic text effects (gradients, strokes) Selecting intersections of layers Adding glossy highlights See our example selection here. Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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InBrief: Adobe, Formerly Macromedia

Latest news about the acquisition from around the world. Links open in new windows. Macromedia Is Now Adobe (Designorati) Beth Dean laments the loss of FireWorks and speculates on the merger’s resulting product line. … Ben Forta's ColdFusion Blog: Hello… Keep reading InBrief: Adobe, Formerly Macromedia on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training...
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