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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…
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
In today’s video tutorial I explain how to create a realistic painted watercolor effect in Photoshop. We’ll use a variety of filters to replicate the mottled appearance of real life watercolour paintings. This technique works particularly well with landscape images, which are also a popular subject for real life watercolour paintings. If you want to save some time, check out my free Artistic Photo Effect Actions , which includes a ready made script for this watercolour effect, along with other painted, inked and sketched styles. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Painted Watercolor Effect in Photoshop appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
Since posting this showcase of inspiring artwork combining geometry & photography back in 2014 I’ve wanted to give this trendy style of art a try myself. I finally sat down with Illustrator & Photoshop and devised a method of transforming a photograph into an abstract collage of geometric shapes. We’ll begin with Illustrator to build up a series of geometric lines, then cut up an image in Photoshop to create an interesting composition. A series of textures and curves adjustments will then help give the design a trendy retro style with plenty of processed colours and grain. See the full size geometric photo collage artwork The artwork we’ll be creating in this tutorial has an old retro collage vibe with snippets of a…
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How To Create Abstract Geometric Photo Collage Art