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We have accepted some tutorials from readers and we think it's really good to open the blog, so anyone can share their skills with the community. Because of that, we will start the "Reader Tutorial" series. If you have or want to write a tutorial and publish it here on Abduzeedo, just send it via email to us. Thank you very much and enjoy our first tutorial from Jonathan Connolly. Hey guys this is Creative Volition, an advertising and design agency based out of South Florida. Here is a quick tutorial from one of our latest designs. Step 1 Create a new document at 1200 x 800 pixels with a resolution of 72dpi. Step 2 Hide all vectors and create a new text box. Step 3 Text settings: 16pt font, Regular, 16pt height spacing, Color #404040. Step 4 Continue to copy/paste the text until it fills the entire canvas. Step 5 Once the text box is filled completely with the copy begin to rotate the box clockwise in about a 45 degree angle. Step 6 Make one of the smart objects visible. Step 7 Step 8 Step 9

CreativeFan Henry Hargreaves photographie le dernier repas du condamné à mort
 Henry Hargreaves n’est pas l’un de ces cuistots qui passent à la télé. Plutôt que de s’attaquer aux méfaits des cantines scolaires ou d’essayer de « pondre un crostini en un temps record », il a choisi de se faire un nom en photographiant des créations gastronomiques comme les arcs-en-ciel comestibles ou les iPad frits. Mais c’est son projet No Seconds [Pas de rabe] qui l’a fait connaître au plus grand nombre. Il y reconstituait le dernier repas de plusieurs tueurs en série dans le couloir de la mort, ce qui a donné une série de photos assez flippantes. À travers cette série, on pourra se faire une idée assez concrète de ce qui passe par la tête d’un condamné à mort. VICE : Salut Henry. Pensez-vous que ces repas sont autant de fenêtres sur la psyché des condamnés ? Est-ce que ce projet est une façon de parler de la peine de mort ? Il y a quelques commandes assez bizarres. Avez-vous cuisiné tous les plats vous-même ? Qu’est-ce que vous commanderiez pour votre dernier repas ? Je vois.

How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop By Jacob Gube In this beginning-level design tutorial, I’ll show you how to apply a beautiful and super-easy text treatment in Photoshop: the inset text effect. It’s also often called the letterpress effect because it looks similar to text created by a Letterpress printer. Final Result Here’s a preview of what we’re about to create. Creating the Photoshop document 1 Let’s start with the basics: setting up the Photoshop document. Styling the Background Layer 2 We’ll add a Gradient Overlay layer style onto the default Background layer. 3 Double-click on the Background layer’s thumbnail in the Layers Panel to open up the Layer Styles dialog box. 4 Double-click on the left Color Stop and enter the color value of a dark blue shade (#003471) which will be the color at the bottom of the canvas. 5 Lets give the background a light source from the top left corner of the canvas. 7 Set your Foreground color to white (#FFFFFF). Creating the Inset Type 9 Let’s center the text in our canvas. We’re done!

Holga Effect Back in the days of analog photography imperfections were part of the job. Colour washes, light leaks, vignettes and blurs were all common problems that appeared during the processing of your film, particularly from cheap cameras such as the Holga, or simply down to human error. While these problems don’t affect digital cameras, we can recreate the cool effects in Photoshop to give our shots that cool lo-fi retro effect. View large scale photograph You don’t have to look far before finding quality examples of old style analog photography. Characteristics include inaccurate colour washes of warm tones, dark vignettes surrounding the shots, blurred focus and light leaks where the film has been excessively exposed. Once you have your photograph of choice, fire up Adobe Photoshop. Add a Curves adjustment layer to begin altering the tones of the image. Change the drop down menu to the Red channel and begin manipulating the curves. Dab spots of red using a large soft brush on a new layer.

Lebbeus Woods: The Architect Who Dared to Ask 'What If?' | Wired Design He envisioned underground cities, floating buildings and an eternal space tomb for Albert Einstein worthy of the great physicist’s expansive intellect. With such grand designs, perhaps it’s not too surprising that the late Lebbeus Woods, one of the most influential conceptual architects ever to walk the earth, had only one of his wildly imaginative designs become a permanent structure. Instead of working with construction and engineering firms, Woods dreamed up provocative creations that weren’t bound by the rules of society or even nature, according to Joseph Becker and Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, co-curators of a new exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art titled Lebbeus Woods, Architect. “It was almost a badge of honor to never have anything built, because you were not a victim of the client,” Becker told Wired during a preview of the fascinating show, which opens Saturday and runs through June 2. “It could be an inhabitable space,” Becker said.

Text In Stitches | Text Effects Introduction Over the years as a graphic designer I’ve accumulated a wealth of custom brushes, shapes and actions that I keep carefully organized and labeled for future use. The brush set I’ll be sharing with you today has been in my collection for probably five of six years and every once in a while I’ll find a good reason to load it into my brushes palette. If you’re playing along at home you should download the brush set before we get started. Step 1 Lets go ahead and begin by opening a new document in Photoshop. Since stitching on a plain white canvas is a little silly, lets go ahead and spice up the Background layer with a little texture. Step 2 Now that our Background layer is unlocked we’re going to add a Pattern Overlay Layer Style to it which will give us a quick and easy denim background to work with. Control-Click (PC: Right-Click) on the Background layer in the Layers palette and choose Blending Options from the menu. Step 3 Step 4 It’s now time to add some text to our document.

50 Photoshop Actions Photoshop 50 Photoshop Actions For Every Photographer by Alex on Apr 1, 2011 • 12:17 pm 9 Comments Using Photoshop actions can make your life easier and help you edit your photos more quickly. Basically, actions are nothing more than a series of normal Photoshop operations recorded so you can run them in sequence quickly, without having to remember just what steps to do, and in what order. Photoshop Actions For Every Photographer Here i have collected over 50 Time Saving Photoshop Actions for your photosthat will help you achieve some of these looks and save you a ton of time in the process. PROActions Landscape action by EliseEnchanted Magical effect 4.0 by sa-cool Ghost Stories Photoshop Action by elestrial HDR Tools by forfie PW Action Set action 10 by night-fate 3D Actions by myonlyloverob Cinematic Effect by orangeycow Retro Vintage actions by Freaky-Stock Caffeshop Actions – 1st Set by FairyAngelPrincess Blue Eyes Action by mysweetobssession Free Useful Photoshop Actions by MosheSeldin 9 comments

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. Read Also: The Infographic Revolution: Where Do We Go From Here? What About Me? “What About Me?” allows you to create an online resume format that is beautiful, relevant and fun, all with just one click. Piktochart Many Eyes Venngage iCharts Dipity Timeline JS StatSilk InFoto Free Photo Stats More Tools

Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop Applying texture to a text effect can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial we will explain how to create a baseball-inspired text effect using layer styles, patterns, and brushes. Let's get started! The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Create a new document that is 1024 x 645 px. You can use any other values for the Height and Width depending on the text you are going to create. Download the Grass Texture 1, and place it on top of your "Background" layer, then resize it as needed. Rename the layer to "Grass Texture". The grass colors are a bit dark and desaturated. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels, and change the Highlights value to 226. Create the text using the font Merkin. Press the Ctrl/Cmd key and click the text layer's icon to create a selection. Go to Select > Modify > Expand, and type in 15. Create a new layer below the text layer and call it "Stroke". Set the Foreground color to #e7e7e7, and fill the selection with that color.