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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll be creating a semi-realistic wooden palette for painting. We’ll use some basic shapes along with simple freehand drawing, and then we’ll add spectacular effects, making the palette
Advertise here with BSA Adobe Photoshop is one of the more complicated programs because it can be used for a wide array of purposes. But once you nail down the fundamental tools it becomes a lot easier to envision how you might create certain effects in future work. One of the confusing ideas that often trips new users is the difference between a layer mask and a clipping mask. They behave similarly but should be used for different purposes. This guide will cover the basics of both layer masks & clipping masks while demonstrating how you might use them in real-world projects. Both should be useful at different times and if you want to master Photoshop then you’ll need to understand these crucial differences. General Masking The term “mask” is used in digital compositing to represent elements which are hidden or partially hidden from view. Both clipping & layer masks perform similar functions: they show/hide pixels in a non-destructive manner. For example if you want to remove the sky from a photo you can do this with a number of tools like magic wand or magic eraser. However both of those methods will permanently remove the pixels. In many cases this would be fine but other times you’ll prefer to mask those pixels instead of delete them. Generally speaking, layer masks provide more control over …
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The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop
What You’ll Be Creating Mealtime should be a fun time for the young, whether they are in a restaurant, at home, or any place they are eating. So what better way to entertain them than by creating a playful placemat design for the meal? For this tutorial I chose to create a placemat to suit the “mezza” of Lebanese cuisine. This type of cuisine is an ancient one and part of the Levant region, which is the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, including also the regions of Israel, Jordan, Palestine and Syria. Levantine cuisine is exquisite and rich, with fruits, vegetables, whole grain, seafood and meats, seasoned with plentiful herbs, garlic, olive oil, and lemon flavors. Mezza is the name for
With the onset of spring, I often think of pastels, fresh airy designs, and watercolor effects. So, in the following tutorial I will explain how to create a couple watercolor brushes, transfer those to a watercolor text vector effect, and at the end of the tutorial you can download some Free Vectips Watercolor Brushes!
What You’ll Be Creating Here’s the base illustration of a mermaid and her friend Mr Fishy that I created in Photoshop. Miss Mermaid needs some scales on her tail but I’m too lazy to paint them in by hand, so what can I do to make life easier? Make a brush of course!
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll create a small set of custom brushes from scratch and learn how to render animal fur with them. We’ll focus on rendering a fox tail in grayscale, using custom brushes and the Smudge Tool to create both soft and coarse fur, and use Blending Modes to add color and warmth to the rendered piece. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a pencil pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and shapes. Next, you will learn how to save two simple patterns and how to create your own pattern brush. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple text effect with this brush. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 400 in the height box, and then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) , and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK . Enable the Grid ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap to Grid ). You will need a grid every 5 px , so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid , and enter 5 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. Try not to get discouraged by all that grid—it will make your work easier, and keep in mind that you can easily enable or disable it using the
What You’ll Be Creating In this intermediate tutorial we’ll create a character from scratch in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 and then make a small set of sticker designs, ready for chat, mobile, and blog use. We’ll go through the process of keeping the design consistent, creating various facial expressions, and simplifying components of the design for use throughout a set of icons. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Water splashes are a beautiful phenomenon. The randomness of liquid physics ensures that every splash is unique. The result is a natural struggle of the fluid as an external force flings it around and gravity insists it return to a resting state. This struggle takes place in the span of a fraction of a second, and it often happens too quickly for us to be able to capture and appreciate the simple majesty of the effect. Because water splashes are so familiar, yet elusive, they make for excellent compositional elements. The image of a splash also conveys movement and mood. If you want to use them in your own designs, you probably consider purchasing stock images as your only option. This Quick Tip is here to show you that with a bit of effort, you too can create your own beautiful water splashes to use! 1. It’s All About the Light The absolute first thing to discuss is the mechanics of capturing the water splash with a DSLR. It’s more challenging than it looks. The main issue is the speed. The splash only lasts for a moment, and it will not be still. To capture it appropriately, the camera needs a very quick shutter speed . I found that anything slower than a speed of 1/1000 of a second resulted in motion blur. The image below was captured at a shutter speed of 1/800 of a second. The movement and shape of the water is beautiful, but the shutter speed isn’t quick enough to …
What You’ll Be Creating Regardless of all the crazy snow storms, yes, spring is on its way, and soon we will see the first flowers. Let’s try to recreate the beauty of spring on your art board. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create special brushes to draw flowers. Also, you’ll learn how to create a brush from a flower illustration. At the end of this tutorial, you will be a professional florist! 1. Drawing a Stalk Using a Special Brush Step 1 Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document ( Control-N ). First, we are going to create the special brush which you will use to draw the branches. Set the fill color to black, delete the stroke color, if you see it, and hit the Ellipse Tool (L) . Draw a very long and narrow ellipse, but not too big. The size of the ellipse doesn’t matter, because later you can increase or decrease the weight of stroke. After that, hit the Direct Selection Tool (A) , select the top and bottom anchor points of this ellipse, which are …