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Advertise here with BSA Adobe Photoshop has come a long way since it was originally released in 1990. While Adobe has put out their latest “monthly subscription” suite of Creative Cloud, many designers choose to stick with the last iteration of CS6. The CS6 pack is still incredibly powerful and there’s not much of a difference from CS6 to CC. However going back in time there is a tremendous difference between CS6 and CS2 or CS3. So it’s worth getting up to speed with all the new tools and techniques for the CS6/CC collection. This how-to guide will focus on how to manipulate shapes in Photoshop CS6. The options bar has some new tools and there are brand new techniques for creating shapes at manual width/height values. If you’re using either CS6 or CC then these tips will dramatically improve your workflow. Creating Shapes Quickly First is the creation of new shapes in Photoshop CS6. In older versions you would need to grab a shape tool and drag out the shape you want. This wouldn’t always guarantee a perfect size but you could set the size manually in the shape options bar. In older versions of Photoshop this would be in a different location on the options bar. But…
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Basic Shape Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop CS6
Advertise here with BSA Both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are very common design tools. Although they possess an incredible amount of power the overall interface can be quite cumbersome even to intermediate users. But if you spend enough time learning the fundamentals everything else will just naturally fall into place. For this quick tip I’d like to demonstrate how to clear out color swatches in Photoshop and Illustrator. Each program has a slightly different method of clearing swatches and you’ll want to stick with the most comfortable way to your workflow. The swatches panel is a little tricky and it’s not always used in every design project. But it’s still a palette that has plenty of value in the long run and it’s worth learning these little tricks. Clearing Photoshop Swatches So there’s really only one “official” method to clear swatches from Photoshop. Unfortunately it’s a little tiresome but let’s start with this and move from there. With Photoshop open head over to the Swatches panel or choose Window > Swatches. When you hover over any swatch you’ll notice the cursor turns into an eyedropper. Now hold the ALT/OPTION key and the cursor should change into a pair of scissors. If you click on a swatch now it’ll simply remove that swatch from your palette. So can you guess how to clear the entire swatches panel? Yes, it requires ALT+clicking on every single swatch until it’s empty. Talk about mundane. Fortunately I bumped into an unconventional yet quicker alternative. This WordPress blog post offers a free …
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How To Clear Color Swatches in Photoshop & Illustrator
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My most popular tutorial of 2014 was my guide to creating a realistic money effect in Photoshop , which explained the steps to achieve an authentic engraved illustration style. The process is quite time consuming, so I figured it would be useful to follow it up with a ready made Photoshop Action that produces the effect automatically with just the click of a button. Choose from 3 levels of detail for your image, then the Action will transform your photo into a realistic engraved illustration. This free Photoshop Action transforms your photographs into realistic engraved illustrations with the click of a button, allowing you to easily create money
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Free Engraved Illustration Effect Action for Photoshop
2014 has been a very busy year for the Design & Illustration section of Tuts+ and here’s why: We’ve successfully merged into one unified site to provide all content within the Tuts+ family in one glorious site! This helped give you all your design content within one wonderful section… Design & Illustration . We’ve ventured into more niche areas of content, such as fractal art and Arabic calligraphy . We’ve been expanding our content for smaller software brands, such as Sketch , Inkscape , Pixelmator and iDraw . We’ve been reaching out to more of our community by translating our most popular tutorials into a variety of languages , such as Portuguese, German, Arabic, Russian and Spanish. And there’s so much more to mention, but the main thing is, we provide all this written tutorial content for free! The Top 40 Design & Illustration Posts of 2014 So …
Advertise here with BSA Most users of Photoshop should already know about layer effects. These are the extra little tidbits added onto layers via the small “fx” icon in the lower-left corner of the layers palette. Using these effects you can build a number of extra features like shadows, gradients, bevels, and a whole lot more. For this brief tutorial I’d like to explain how to convert a collection of layer effects into their own layers. Most effects are customizable and stack together when adding layer effects(or layer styles ) onto a shape. But if you ever need to edit the effects individually you’ll need to create new layers out of each effect. The process is quite simple but also tricky if you’ve never done it before. First I’m going to create a new document at 600
I’ve been busy with my virtual knitting needles and crafted 4 free Christmas jumper patterns for your designs to wear this season. Each design is based on the popular ‘Fair Isle’ knitting style with lots of tiny red and white stitch-like graphics making up intricate festive patterns. The download contains patterns for both Illustrator & Photoshop, and includes vector swatches, seamless .PAT files and individual PNG images to make them usable in any Christmas themed project. This free pack of Christmas jumper patterns contains 4 unique designs in the style of ‘Fair Isle’ knitting. Choose from two intricate pattern designs made from generic shapes, or more commercial Christmas style designs with trees and reindeers. All the patterns seamlessly repeat to fill an infinite area and are available in both vector or raster format. Vector Christmas Jumper Patterns Open the vector Christmas jumper patterns file in Adobe Illustrator to find the
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4 Free Seamless Knitted Christmas Jumper Patterns
What You’ll Be Creating Creating custom watercolor brushes is as easy as dripping ink or watercolor paint onto paper. You will have custom, ready-to-paint brushes in no time thanks to this simple tutorial. Download the attached watercolor scans and follow the steps below to create your own set of drippy, splashy, and splattered brushes. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll play with adjustment layers and various effects in order to create a seamless grunge texture in the form of a pattern fill. Combine this tutorial with the previous grunge brush tutorial and you’ll have the tools and techniques to create countless grungy creations worthy of a dystopian future themed gallery show. Enjoy! 1.
Traditionally the double exposure effect is produced by photographers using nothing but their camera to combine two separate photographs to create an abstract and surreal image. However, we can also mimic the effect in Photoshop, which actually gives us more control over the final output with the ability to adjust and preview the effect as we go. Follow this step by step tutorial to create a double exposure effect yourself, we’ll blend two existing photographs together with the help of some simple clipping and masking techniques. The double exposure effect isn’t just popular with photographers, it’s a technique that artists and designers can use to create cool abstract artwork. You can see this effect used in the real world on album covers and even during opening titles of popular TV series. Today we’re going to focus on mimicking the traditional effect in Photoshop. It’s a relatively simple process but the final result mostly depends on a good match of two complementing photographs. For some inspiration, browse some great examples of double exposure images on Pinterest . A popular combination of …
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How To Create a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop