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There’s a lot to learn when first making icons in Photoshop. The Pen tool is a necessity but it comes with so many alternative tools and techniques that it can take months to really understand. I wrote a brief guide to the PS pen tool as an introduction but never went into pragmatic detail. For this guide I want to cover how to trace existing icons using the Photoshop pen tool. This allows you to create vector shapes without worrying about the actual creative process. It’s 100% technical where you learn how to manipulate a path with certain curves and connections. 1. Find an Icon Base The first step is to locate an icon that you can trace. For this demo I’ll be tracing one of the Apple iOS 8 line icons for simplicity. Many apps have a user icon with a silhouette of a person’s head & shoulders. This is what I’ll be recreating in this tutorial but you can apply these techniques with anything. After searching in Dribbble I found this free set of iOS tab bar icons. The whole set is free to download as an AI file but we want the vector path to be…
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How To Recreate Icons using Photoshop Paths
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I recently took the time to learn how to use Photoshop’s powerful 3D tools that are now included in versions CS6 Extended and CC. I found a bunch of online tutorials really useful that taught me how to extrude shapes, create environments, add materials and render the scene. The 3D interface is really daunting at first, but with these written and video tutorials you’ll be creating cool three dimensional designs with realistic lighting and reflections in no time! 3D Layers Text Effect in Photoshop CS6 3D type tutorial: Create 3D type using Photoshop CS6 Inflated Text Using 3D in Photoshop CC Composite True 3D Text Into A Scene With Photoshop CS6 3D Layered Blocks Text Effect in Photoshop CC 2014 Create a Glowing 3D Text Effect With Filter Forge and Photoshop Create Rich, Detailed 3D Typography With Photoshop CS6 Create a 1980s Inspired 3D Text Effect in Photoshop Create an Elegant 3D Text Effect in Photoshop CS6 Playing with 3D in Photoshop CS6 Create a Syfy Inspired Logo Animation in Photoshop CS6 Create 3D …
The best designers will admit that grids are vital to any project. Whether you’re designing for print or the web, grids offer structure that can either be followed or ignored. Most people think of grid systems like 960GS where you create long columns across the full width of the page. But there is another grid related to typography known as the baseline. It typically adds a new grid line every X number of pixels based on the website’s line height. As you can imagine, this would be exhausting to manually create by hand. Instead it’s better to create a pattern for your baseline and fill it onto a new layer. In this guide I’ll show you how to create a quick baseline pattern and apply it to your own mockup. 1. Define your Grid First you need to plan out how much space should be available for typography. On the web it’s …
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How To Create a Baseline Grid Pattern in Photoshop
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In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create a cool Double Exposure effect, which is originally a Photography technique using nothing but cameras to blend two separate images together by exposing the film twice in two completely different photos. The style of this effect has also become popular with digital artists, who can use Photoshop to mimic the double exposure effect to create a surreal image. Popular examples are the True Detectives TV show intro, or if you’re a Taylor Swift fan, you might recognise this effect from her latest music video. Portrait image used: http://spoon.graphics/1bKudg0 Landscape image used: http://spoon.graphics/1bKugIT Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Video Tutorial: Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop
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
For our Tuts+ Digital Painting 101 series , we are determined to break down digital painting to a language you can understand. Today’s post is dedicated to painting in grayscale, a favored approach by many artists to carve out the essentials before moving on to color. Why Paint in Grayscale? Painting in grayscale, or painting in “black and white”, means that you’re using a limited range of gray values as opposed to a full spectrum of color.
I have a photography themed Photoshop tutorial for you today, showing how to create a washed out matte photo effect that mimics the analog photography techniques of split toning. With just a few steps we can transform a photo into a moody image with unusual tones. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Matte Split Toning Effect in Photoshop appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
I have a brand new resource for my Access All Areas members this week, courtesy of Sivioco . Brush Lab is a collection of over 90 Brushes and 5 Actions, but these aren’t your average Photoshop brushes! The problem with a typical texture brush is it doesn’t really behave much like a brush at all. Rather than being able to paint with them, you usually have to click repeatedly across your canvas, building up areas of texture click by click. With Brush Lab, Sivioco has created a unique set of Photoshop brushes that solves this problem, giving you the ability to effectively “paint” texture onto your canvas for a quicker, smoother, more natural experience. Sam Jones of Sivioco creates simple tools and resources to help designers work better, faster, and smarter. His popular Creative Market store contains some exceptional resources for Photoshop and Illustrator…