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Create a Pattern Brush in Illustrator ~ Creative Market Blog. Have you ever used a Pattern Brush in Illustrator?

Create a Pattern Brush in Illustrator ~ Creative Market Blog

Pattern Brushes offer a unique way of easily adding a finishing touch to your designs. Essentially, they can create a frame for your artwork that is fully adjustable, without skewing the shape or contours of the frame. Creating a pattern brush is fun! It's a bit like completing a puzzle- except you get to create the puzzle from scratch as well. Here's a fun tutorial with steps, guidelines, and tips for creating your own unique pattern brush in Illustrator. What You Need: Adobe Illustrator (I'm using CS6, but this works in any version that supports pattern brushes) Pattern Brush Guidelines.


Desen. Smart Tips And Functions To Enhance Your Google Chrome Browsing Experience. 10 Essential Time-Saving Templates For Creative Professionals. Illustrator. Infographic: Get More Out Of Google. Katrin Eismann Selecting Detail, Removing Backgrounds. A note from Fred: I've promoted Katrin's books many times, and after the 1001st reader asked the "how do I select hair" question and "How do I remove this person from the background?

Katrin Eismann Selecting Detail, Removing Backgrounds

, I decided it was time to get Katrin in here, and have her answer the question correctly once and for good. This is the ultimate tutorial on selection of fine details because it uses no selection tools. It's based on isolation of "values" to let the image itself build your mask. Selection tools are used only for rough selections. If you hear anyone ask how to do this -- well, bookmark this page. From Photoshop Masking & Compositing by Katrin Eismann It would make my life a lot easier if all the portrait photographs I work with had an evenly lit, texturefree, contrasting background -- but life has a tendency to be complex, and our snapshots reflect that. We'll begin with a classic snapshot of a happy mother with an even happier baby, standing in front of the family car.

Selecting Hair and Fine Detail 1. The Perfect Technique for Masking Hair. Despre scris Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs. In six seconds, you’ll hate me.

Despre scris Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs

But in six months, you’ll be a better writer. From this point forward – at least for the next half year – you may not use “thought” verbs. These include: Thinks, Knows, Understands, Realizes, Believes, Wants, Remembers, Imagines, Desires, and a hundred others you love to use. The list should also include: Loves and Hates. And it should include: Is and Has, but we’ll get to those, later. Until some time around Christmas, you can’t write: Kenny wondered if Monica didn’t like him going out at night…” Thinking is abstract. Instead, you’ll have to Un-pack that to something like: “The mornings after Kenny had stayed out, beyond the last bus, until he’d had to bum a ride or pay for a cab and got home to find Monica faking sleep, faking because she never slept that quiet, those mornings, she’d only put her own cup of coffee in the microwave.

Instead of characters knowing anything, you must now present the details that allow the reader to know them.


Vespa. Everything_wallpaper.jpg (JPEG Image, 2520 × 1200 pixels) - Scaled (40%) Έντε λα μαγκέτε Bοτανίκ. Piese auto SUZUKI SWIFT II hatchback (EA, MA) 1.3 (SF413, AB35) Photo Retouching: how to give your portraits a professional makeover. Next in our popular Raw Tuesday series we turn our attention to photo retouching.

Photo Retouching: how to give your portraits a professional makeover

Over the next several weeks, our ultimate guide to photo retouching will show you how to give your portraits a stylish and professional makeover. We’ll show you a range of key photo retouching techniques you can use to make eyes sparkle, how to make perfect teeth and beautiful lips, as well as sculpt body shape and make amazing hair. In our first post, however, we examine the different techniques for one of the most important elements of photo retouching: how to create flawless skin.

When it comes to retouching skin, there’s a fine line between flawless and fake. You want to tone down imperfections and get the perfect look, but you don’t want your subject to look too plastic or immaculate. Professional retouchers spend hours painstakingly working over skin in minute detail to remove flaws in such a way that the subject will not look overly retouched. For the rest of us, there are a few excellent shortcuts. The Ad Contrarian.