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How To Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop. Watercolour paintings are a hugely popular art style that can be incorporated into your design projects, but you don’t need to be a master artist to create such imagery when Adobe Photoshop can produce realistic watercolour effects with a cocktail of built-in filters.

How To Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial I take you through a range of settings that will convert any photograph into a hand-made watercolour style painting. The effect we’ll be producing in this tutorial mimics the aesthetics of a hand painted picture using watercolour paints. A range of Photoshop filters will produce the foundations of the effect, then the addition of a paper texture and deformation with watercolour Photoshop brushes add an extra level of realism to produce a convincing effect. Open your chosen image in Adobe Photoshop. I’m using this photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge by Patrick Tomasso from Unsplash.com. Head to the Filter menu and select Filter Gallery.

Click the Filter menu again, this time go to Blur > Smart Blur. 28 More Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts. This guest post was submitted by Brian Auer from Epic Edits Weblog.

28 More Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts

The last article I wrote for dPS titled “18 Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts” was taken in very well by all the wonderful photographers here. Darren had the idea of creating a follow-up article that outlined additional shortcuts and keyboard commands in Photoshop, and naturally I was more than happy to whip something up. There were so many comments that brought up additional shortcuts on the last post, that 80% of the following tips came from all of you. It was great to see that level of contribution from the readers, and I learned a few very useful Photoshop tricks along the way. The other 20% of the following tips are some that weren’t mentioned at all in the last post, and I’ve even included a few side notes and mouse-related shortcuts.

Again, I’m using the commands for Photoshop CS3 running on Windows, but most of these should also work with Photoshop CS2 and some versions lower. 25 absolutely stunning album covers. Photoshopped Selfie Sticks Replace Guns in Popular Movies. We recently put out an open call to be our official Booooooom correspondent at this year’s Barcelona Design Week.

Photoshopped Selfie Sticks Replace Guns in Popular Movies

We’re happy to announce that we’re sending one of our readers, Cory Gibbons, to Spain to attend the event. Barcelona Design Centre’s annual Barcelona Design Week runs from June 2-12 this year. The event brings together creative professionals and businesses from around the world to share ideas, trends and knowledge about a variety of topics — offering over 70 different activities ranging from workshops and roundtables to tours and art exhibitions. This year’s lineup of speakers includes Brett Wickens (of design studio Ammunition) and Alice Rawsthorn (who writes about design for International New York Times and frieze) kicking off the opening conference on June 2nd.

19 Free Blank T Shirt Template Designs. Resources 19 Free Blank T Shirt Template Designs by Patrick Ellasos .

19 Free Blank T Shirt Template Designs

November 23rd, 2014 Many graphic designers dabble in t-shirt and fashion design. 16 Awesome Photoshop tutorials. Video Tutorial: Geometric Collage using Illustrator & Photoshop. In today’s video tutorial we’re going to combine the powers of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to produce a trendy geometric photo collage.

Video Tutorial: Geometric Collage using Illustrator & Photoshop

This style of artwork has a somewhat retro vibe and it’s the kind of art you would see on album covers or as a series of abstract poster prints. Photoshop: How to Create LOW POLY Graphics from Photos. Photoshop: How to Make Jaw-dropping, 3D Anaglyphs from Photos. Make a 3D image in Photoshop. ILLUSTRATION AGE. 12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop. This series is supported by Ben & Jerry's Joe, Ben & Jerry's new line-up of Fair Trade and frozen iced coffee drinks.

12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop

Learn more about it here. Adobe Photoshop, the ubiquitous and industry standard graphics software for photographers, designers, digital artists, as well as casual enthusiasts, can be a baffling application to understand the first time you fire it up. Luckily, littered across the vast space of the web are tutorials in all shapes and sizes that will help you get up and running in no time. Creativemarket. Adobe Illustrator Letterpress effects in seconds!

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Join over 1,000 customers already using VectorPress In the past whenever I want to add textures to my type or lettering I always default to Photoshop, just because it's so easy and quick to do. I've never got on with masks in Illustrator and hi-res textures just slow my Mac down. There must be another way to do this in Illustrator, that can be easy, quick and doesn't require massive processing power to complete. Now you can with VectorPress! 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 digitalartsonline.co.uk, designstacks.net, psdvault.com, spoongraphics.co.uk and photoshopstar.com. Hope you like it!!! Advanced compositing techniques Visit tutorial. 10 More awesome Photoshop tutorials. - Album on Imgur. How to edit a photo in Photoshop. How To Create Typography Illustrations the Easy Way. Hand lettering typography illustrations are really cool, but it takes a lot of skill to craft authentic artworks by hand with pen and paper.

How To Create Typography Illustrations the Easy Way

Design a Grungy Minimalistic Poster in Photoshop. In this tutorial we will be making use of simple but very powerful Photoshop tools to create a grungy minimalistic poster, which is so good you might even consider contacting a poster printing company to get a bunch printed!

Design a Grungy Minimalistic Poster in Photoshop

We will be combining triangle shapes, textures and lots of blending modes to create what you see below. Let’s not waste any more time and get started! Tutorial Outcome This is what we will be designing – the full poster followed by two close-ups. Step 1: Setting Up The Document As with all tutorials, the first thing we need to do is open a new document. Step 2: Changing The Background Color Select a light coffee color (I used #f1f0e4) and fill your background in using the Paint Bucket Tool. Step 3: Creating Your First Triangle Make a New Layer and call it ‘Big Triangle’. Select white as your foreground color and drag out a selection with the tool; it should make a perfect white triangle. Step 4: Rescaling Your Triangle. Gifprint - Convert Animated Gifs to Printable Flipbooks. Tutorial to create an Animated GIF in Photoshop CS5 CS6 & CC.

Let’s say you have a folder full of images that you want to sequence together as frames in an animated GIF. You can find special programs online to do this, but with some of the new features of Adobe Photoshop, it’s quite fast and simple. Gather the images you want to animate into one folder.Click File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack. When the “Load Layers” window pops up, click Browse to select & open your image files, and then click OK. This should import the files you selected as individual layers in your document. Rearrange the layers into the correct order, if necessary.This next step differs depending on what version of Photoshop you have: For Photoshop CS5: Open the Animation palette (Window > Animation).For Photoshop CS6: Open the Timeline palette (Window > Timeline ).For Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud): Open the Timeline palette (Window > Timeline ).

You will now have an animated GIF taken from a folder full of the individual frames. Learn the Basics of Photoshop in Under 25 Minutes.