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10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop

10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop
I’m fed up with Photoshop and its one billion rarely-used features. How about a simple photo-editor that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost a thousand dollars. Fortunately, there’re tons of web-based photos editors popping up. Most are crap, but some are promising. Check out these free web-based Photoshop alternatives: Arguably, Picnik is the most popular web-based photo editor. Very polished interface. Part of the Aviary suite of creative apps, Phoenix also offers layers and compositing. Adobe was a little late to the web-apps game, but this is a pretty good first try. Nice, simple, and clear interface, with no ads at all. flautR offers a cornucopia of image tools, boasting thousands of photo effects. Another ad-free editor. Hmm… looks like Pixenate was “inspired” by Pic Resize. Another simple interface. An example of how ugly these apps can get. Let me know if I’ve missed any other good ones. If you liked this post, please bookmark it on del.icio.us.

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30 awesome tutorials for Photoshop Below given are 30 awesome Photoshop tutorials that will definitely help you to master your knowledge and skill for any of your photo editing task, graphics design, 3D modeling, animation or any illustration work. Get through these tutorials and be skilled! 1. The Blur Gallery 35 Online Photo Editors To Help You Editing Photo Online As our generation is changing, tools for image editing and enhancers have improved and has multiplied. Editing photo online has become easier with the help of innovative and creative online photo editors. Back to few years ago, Adobe Photoshop is the king of photo editor. But there are quite a number of Free Photoshop Alternatives around us, which we can perform the photo editing without paying any single cent for the application! Now, we even have websites that allow us to edit photo online.

Tutorial: More Texturing- Photoshopcontest.com By: ledirlo This tutorial demonstrates an effect that gets so photorealistic it led to some cheating controversies in the past. Aside from the interest of the created effect it also gives key layer technique information. The only material needed is these two photos, the crumpled paper and what we want printed on it. Let's start by opening the two photos and moving the grass photo above the paper's layer; you can turn the grass layer into multiply mode and transform it to get the correct placement.

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