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Vertalen. Patriotic Text Using Displacement Masks. Step 1 Lets jump right in and get our document set up.

Patriotic Text Using Displacement Masks

Create a new document by choosing File>New from the Main Menu. My working file for this lesson will be 540px x 300px at 72ppi. If you’re following along at home I suggest you start with something similar so that the Layer Styles we apply later will work for you without any adjustment. Before we even get into the text lets change the background color. Step 2 Set your foreground color to #CAC9C9 which is a nice light gray the press the T key to switch to the Type tool. Set a nice large font size and type your text onto the stage. Step 3 Next we’re going to add a preliminary series of Layer Styles to our text. Pull up the Layer Styles dialog by Control-Clicking (PC: Right-Clicking) on the Text layer in the layers palette and by choosing Blending Options from the menu. Text Reflection Effect in Photoshop. Written by Steve Patterson.

Text Reflection Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop text effects tutorial, we're going to create a simple text reflection effect. This effect has been used everywhere in advertising, and as we'll see, it's very easy to do. Here's the reflection we'll be creating: The final text reflection effect. Let's get started! Camera RAW Sharpening. Book Excerpt: Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers by Martin EveningMay 2009 (updated October 2009) The following book excerpt has been republished from Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers by Martin Evening with the permission of Focal Press.

Camera RAW Sharpening

The complete book is available for purchase by users for 20% off the cover price for a limited time (use promo code “PHOTONET”). Martin Evening’s Adobe Photoshop for Photographers titles have become classic reference sources for photographers at all skill levels. Whether you are an accomplished user or just starting out, the Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers book contains a wealth of practical advice, hints and tips to help you achieve professional-looking results. 10 Things You Need to Know About Smart Objects in Photoshop. Exercise 4: Masking Adjustment Layers. Exercise 2: Masking with the Gradient Tool. A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Masking in Photoshop. What Is a Mask?

A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Masking in Photoshop

Layers are probably the single most important addition to Photoshop since the original version, but layer masks are a close second. I would posit that until you thoroughly understand how and why to use masks, you simply don’t understand the power of Photoshop. The term “mask” isn’t immediately understandable to someone outside the realm of graphic design.

At its simplest definition a mask is a way to apply something to a very specific portion of an image. There are two primary types of masks: clipping masks and layer masks. Masking out Difficult Images in Photoshop Tutorial. In this tutorial we are going to learn the best way to cut out difficult images from their background in Photoshop.

Masking out Difficult Images in Photoshop Tutorial

I’m not talking about solid shapes and people against green screens. I’m talking about hair and irregular edges against less-than perfect backgrounds. You know, the kind of thing that you have to deal with in the real world, not just for tutorials. How to Create a Raindrops Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop - Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial. How-to-create-a-raindrops-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop. Exercise 2: Masking with the Gradient Tool. Lasso, Polygonal Lasso, Magnetic Lasso. Cutting out a photo from background & refine edge tutorial. Cutting out a photo from background & refine edge tutorial Things have changed when it comes to removing objects from their backgrounds, extracting, masking or whatever you would like to call it.

Cutting out a photo from background & refine edge tutorial

It’s time to get new school. This tutorial shows you how to use the quick select, refine Edge tools. Things have changed when it comes to removing objects from their backgrounds, extracting, masking or whatever you would like to call it. It’s time to get new school. The refine edge tool is very powerful for tweaking and cleaning up the edges of any selection. 5 fast ways to select layers in Photoshop. 5 fast ways to select layers in Photoshop.

5 fast ways to select layers in Photoshop.

How to select exactly the layer you want instantly. These tips show you different ways of making your layers active and selecting them right on canvas. Work with photoshop layers and layer groups. Layers are at the heart of Photoshop. Lock Layers in Photoshop. Align and Distribute Layers In Photoshop. In this tutorial in our series on Photoshop layers, we'll learn how to easily and automatically align and distribute layers in a document using the Move Tool and some handy options in the Options Bar.

Align and Distribute Layers In Photoshop

At the end of the tutorial, we'll see how layer groups, which we looked at in the previous tutorial, can help us center multiple layers at once with the document itself! Here's a document I have open on my screen displaying some wooden blocks: The original document. At the moment, the blocks are scattered all over the place, but what I'd like to do is arrange them in more of a 3x3 grid pattern. If we look in my Layers panel, we see that each block is sitting on its own layer above the Background layer.

Each block appears on its own layer in the Layers panel. So how can I re-arrange the blocks inside the document and line them up with each other? To access the Align and Distribute options, we need to have the Move Tool selected, so I'll select it from the top of the Tools panel: 10 Creative Photo Manipulation Adobe Photoshop Tutorials. The best of creative Adobe Photoshop Tutorials, mostly about photo manipulations, mixed media and retro poster style.

10 Creative Photo Manipulation Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Check out new tricks, techniques that you can learn and apply it to your own designs. These tutorials are the best from great sites such us,,, and Hope you like it!!! Advanced compositing techniques. Photoshop Fundamentals: Create Three Quick Special Effects. Free photos. The Rule Of Thirds And The Golden Mean One of the most commonly talked-about rules in photography is the rule of thirds.

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The concept is best explained by taking your canvas and dividing it up into thirds, both vertically and horizontally, so that you essentially wind up with a tic-tac-toe board. The rule of thirds should be used as a guideline for when you have vertical or horizontal lines in your image. You will probably hear more about this photographic "rule" than any other, so I'll explain it fairly in depth here and try to give you an understanding of why it is so effective.

The rule of thirds is derived from another rule called the "Golden Mean" that says that the main subjects of an image should be placed at the intersecting points created (roughly) by the lines mentioned above, thusly: So if you are composing a photograph of a sunset, try placing that horizon line one-third of the way from the top or bottom of your image, to include either more foreground or more sky.

WATER SPLASH EFFECT - PHOTOSHOP CC. Photoshop Tutorial 3D Popout Objects From Photos. Photoshop: How to Make a 3D, Pop-Out Photo Effect. Playing with Lines in Photoshop and Illustrator. The last tutorial I wrote was back in January, it's been quite a long time and boy I missed it. I have been trying to organize myself to start playing more with not only Photoshop and Illustrator but also Sketch and other tools so I can share some new things with you.

It's always a challenge due to my day to day job but it makes me feel so good when I finish something that went from my head to the final design in a very short period of time. Quite refreshing. So this week I will share a tutorial on an image I created inspired by some similar artworks I saw on Pinterest, more precisely, the project call Linea by Marcos Bernardes.. The tools I used were Illustrator for the basic vectors and Photoshop for the final details and shadows. Referencens Step 1 Open Illustrator and create a new document. Step 2 Select the Blend Tool and create a blend object by tapping on both segments. Step 3 With the Pen Tool (P) create the shape you want to pop from the lines. Step 4 Step 5. Amazing Photoshop light effect in 10 Steps. Last year I had written a tutorial showing how to create some lighting effects in Photoshop, it was called Magic Lighting Effects.

A lot of people liked it, but some people still have some questions on how to achieve that effect. When I added a “buy me a coffee” featured on my blog I decided to use an image I had done when I was showing my cousin how to do the Magic effect. Instead of using a hat I used a coffee cup and the process is basically the same, however this time I will explain it in more details. Complex Repeating Patterns Part I. Introduction Though there are multiple ways to get to the same result, for me the following method is the most accurate, detailed and versatile, and unlike other methods it allows unlimited future reworking of the pattern if needed… it’s also requires the most work, so be prepared.

(*note: This tutorial assumes you know how to use the pen tool with a degree of proficiency.) Step 1 There are a myriad of excellent resources and inspiration for repeating patterns online and anytime I’m creating something this complex I like to at least have a piece of reference material to get me started. Type Shortcuts in Photoshop CC 2014. A few handy shortcuts when working with type in Photoshop CC 2014. Some I knew about but most I learned from Adobe's Julianne Kost. She's an awesome resource to keep an eye on. Discover them after the jump. 1) Basic Formatting Shortcuts: 2) Changing Font Style If a font “family” (Myriad or Minion for example) has a font “style” (Bold or Italic for example), then the following keyboard shortcuts will change the Font Style.

Best Photoshop Tutorial to Create Interweaving Photo-Strips Effect. Photoshop is an amazing platform that is used in many aspects. You can design 3D Images, Wallpapers, 3D simulation models, HD Wallpapers for your desktop, even you can give thousands of different, beautiful and unique effects to Photos. Our today's tutorial is based on creating amazing effects on your Photos. How to Make a Melting Camera Scene - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial. 100 The best professional photoshop tutorials evermade. Getting Started with Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop CS6: Collection of Useful Tutorials. As all of you know, this spring Adobe released Photoshop CS6. Top 15 Best Photoshop Tutorials For Beginners. Photoshop is one of the best tools for photo editing and retouching. It offers a large number of tools for photo retouching and photo editing to the professionals. If you want to learn some of the Photoshop tutorials then here is the list of some of the best Photoshop Tutorials for beginners to view and learn. 20 Latest Photoshop Tutorials To Improve Your Skills. Tutorials for Creative Photo Manipulation and Special Effects in Photoshop. Nature and I Are One. Vector Drawing on the Go. Blogs - Bertrand Flachot.