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Photoshop Button Maker. In this simple tutorial, we're going to create a clever little way of making little buttons using a couple of layers and one interchangeable image layer.

Photoshop Button Maker

As always you can download the sample PSD at the bottom of the tutorial to follow along and copy layer styles out of. Step 1: Start by drawing in a colored background. I've used dark brown/greys here and used a subtle radial gradient. Then in a new layer, draw a circle and fill it with a color. Step 2: Next we are going to apply some layer styles. Anyhow, rather than going through the exact settings, just download the source and right-click the layer to Copy Layer Style.

Step 3: This is what the circle looks like with the layer style applied, kind of cool! Step 4: Mastering Complex Selections in Photoshop. Photoshop : For Windows. 10 Must-Have Photoshop Plugins That Are Free. The following two tabs change content below.

10 Must-Have Photoshop Plugins That Are Free

I'm a professional landscape photographer living on the coast of Maine. Through my work, I like to show a vantage point that is rarely seen in reality; a show of beauty, emotion, and serenity. Feel free to visit my website. If you’re looking for new and creative ways to edit or enhance your images, plugins can make your Photoshop workflow go so much smoother.

Using the Photoshop Curves Tool. The Photoshop curves tool is perhaps the most powerful and flexible image transformation, yet it may also be one of the most intimidating.

Using the Photoshop Curves Tool

Since photographers effectively paint with light, curves is central to their practice because it affects light's two primary influences: tones and contrast. Tonal curves are also what give different film types their unique character, so understanding how they work allows one to mimic any film — without ever having to retake the photograph. Similar to Photoshop levels, the curves tool can take input tones and selectively stretch or compress them. Unlike levels however, which only has black, white and midpoint control, a tonal curve is controlled using any number of anchor points (small squares below, up to a total of 16).

The result of a given curve can be visualized by following a test input tone up to the curve, then over to its resulting output tone. Image Posterization. Posterization occurs when an image's apparent bit depth has been decreased so much that it has a visual impact.

Image Posterization

The term posterization is used because it can influence your photo similar to how the colors may look in a mass-produced poster, where the print process uses a limited number of color inks. This effect ranges from subtle to quite pronounced, although one's tolerance for posterization may vary. Any process which "stretches" the histogram has the potential to cause posterization. Stretching can be caused by techniques such as levels and curves in Photoshop, or by converting an image from one color space into another as part of color management. Alien Skin Software, LLC Photoshop Photo and Design Plugins. Photo collage creation with AKVIS Chameleon. For Win and Mac OS X.

AKVIS Chameleon is an efficient tool for photo collage creation.

Photo collage creation with AKVIS Chameleon. For Win and Mac OS X

This ingenious software makes the process easy and entertaining. Noise Ninja: The gold standard for image noise reduction. Pixel Bender release notes. Pixel Bender Toolkit Important note: Users who downloaded and installed Pixel Bender Toolkit 2.1 from the Pixel Bender Technology Center must follow the steps in the Pixel Bender Toolkit 2.1 Installer Fix Readme (PDF, 26 KB) before downloading and installing Pixel Bender Toolkit 2.5.

Pixel Bender release notes

The following links are referred to in the above ReadMe PDF file: Users who received the Pixel Bender Toolkit 2.1 via the Adobe Application Manager, or who never installed Pixel Bender Toolkit 2.1, can proceed with the installation of Pixel Bender Toolkit 2.5, as described below. For any questions or problems related to these instructions, please visit the Pixel Bender forum. To install the Pixel Bender Toolkit in Windows: Download the Pixel Bender Toolkit ZIP file.Unzip the package, navigate to the unzipped location, and run Setup.exe. To install the Pixel Bender Toolkit in Mac OS: Pixel Bender Plug-in for Photoshop CS4 Note: This version of the Pixel Bender Plug-in will work with Photoshop CS4.

Free Photoshop Patterns. Advertisement Photoshop users can save themselves a great deal of time and end up with better results by taking advantage of readily available freebies, such as brushes, patterns and shapes.

Free Photoshop Patterns

51 High Quality Free Texture Packs To Download. Resources June 23, 2011 Use of texture in web design is extremely common.

51 High Quality Free Texture Packs To Download

So every designer is loking for textures but they do not get all at one place so in this collection we have collected different types of textures like grunge, rust, watercolor, bokeh, leather, fabric, metal, natural, paper, graffiti and more. Red Paw Media - Plugins and Filters for Adobe Photoshop. Mike's Extra. Kill White is a Photoshop Filter that actively removes white from an image (unlike the ‘Multiply’ blend mode), perfectly leaving the rest of the image, whether the image is black-and-white or color.

Mike's Extra

Software. Video Conference Tool. Filters. Image Processing. Flaming Pear:Download. 8 Photoshop Tricks I Wish I Knew when I was a Student. Graphics Photoshop is one of the (if not THE) most well known software used in the design industry when it comes to manipulating images and pixels.

8 Photoshop Tricks I Wish I Knew when I was a Student