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ImageAlpha — image minifier (like JPEG with transparency!)

ImageAlpha — image minifier (like JPEG with transparency!)
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ImageOptim — better Save For Web pngquant — lossy PNG compressor Where Can I Get A List of Shortcut Keys/Hotkeys? See the images below for the Mac free and paid and Windows free and paid Mischief hotkeys. Mac Free Mac Paid Windows Free Windows Paid Isolating Line Art in Adobe Photoshop - Tutorial © Robin Wood 2009 <p class="noScript">I notice you have Javascript turned off. Unless you did that to print, the page is more fun if you turn it on. Thanks! </p> Line work can add a lot to an image; but often, if it's scanned, or brought in from another source, you'll find that it's a flat image on a white background, when what you need is just the lines, on transparency. Fortunately, it's quite easy to transform any clean line art into exactly that! Watch the movie to find out one way to do it. Briefly, all you need to do is Copy the background layer (it's always a good idea to leave original layers intact.) Next, Select All (Command/ctrl A) and Copy (Command/ctrl C) so you have the image on your clipboard. Make a new Layer Mask, hold down the Option/alt key, and click the Mask Thumbnail to view the Mask. Paste the image into the mask, and Invert it (Command/ctrl I) so that it's white on black, and will work properly. If they are, use Levels (Command/ctrl L) to correct them. Add Layer Mask Apply the Layer Mask

picjumbo — totally free photos for your commercial & personal works Simplify Archives Quick Tip Thursday: Turn Your Photo into a Creative Cartoon Loading ... Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: Clean, Simplify It only takes 2 steps to turn your photos into cartoons in minutes! Join Nichole Paschal as she shows you how to transform your image into a fun cartoon with Topaz Clean and Simplify. Mixed Media Effects with Photoshop & Topaz Plug-ins Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: Clean, Glow, Impression, Photoshop, ReStyle, Simplify With the vast array of artistic plug-ins in the Topaz line-up, creating a mixed media effect is easier than ever (and really fun!) Quick Tip Thursday: Simplify + Impression = Unique Control over Digital Art Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: Impression, Simplify When you pair Simplify’s ability to remove details from images and Impression’s ability to create authentic looking paint strokes, you have more control over the end result of your digital paintings. Digital Art with Topaz Simplify

Adobe Photoshop plugins and plug-ins, filters and effects for Paint Shop Pro, Corel Photo-Paint, Adobe Premiere Plugin Essentials Copyright (c) 2002-2014 by Harald Heim Content 1. About Photoshop-compatible Plugins 1b. Other Photoshop Add-ons: Actions, Scripts and Extensions 2. 1. There are many types of plugins available: for web browsers, audio players, video tools and all kinds of applications. Photoshop-compatible plugins are aimed at supplying additional image effects or performing special tasks that are impossible or difficult to achieve with the means of an image application alone. 1b. In addition to plugins Photoshop (and partially Photoshop Elements) also support other types of add-ons: actions, scripts and extensions. A Photoshop action is a sequence of actions that was recorded in Photoshop 4 (1996) or later. Shortly after Photoshop 7 was released in 2002 the Photoshop Scripting plugin became available. When Photoshop CS4 became available in 2008 a new type of "add-on" called extension was born. With the arrival of Photoshop CC 2014 flash panel extensions are no longer supported. 2. 3.

Clip Art Collection for FL instruction [View this page in Japanese] NEWS (October 21, 2012) The illustrations in this collection have been incorporated in a collection called "New Nakama" on www.flickr.com. The merged collection contains over thousand illustrations. Please search "New Nakama" in the search people option. This page contains a growing collection of clip art (simple line-drawings) to be used by foreign language instructors. Guideline for using the drawings: You can freely use these drawings without any fee as long as they are used for not-for-profit educational purposes. Project personnel: The project director is Kazumi Hatasa (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University). This project is supported by Center for Technology Enhanced Language Learning (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University). Contributors: ** This project is on-going. The Clip Art for Foreign/Second Language Instruction: The drawings contained in this collection are all bitmap graphics.

The Hudson River Painters Vs. The Texture Monster :: Digital Painting Tutorial Email The painters of The Hudson River School used tons of Texture but they kept it under control. [Painting: ‘Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains’, 1868 by Albert Bierstadt] [click here to see the hi-res version] The Texture Monster Is On The Hunt. We all must remain watchful for no painting is completely safe. When The Texture Monster attacks, it will SMASH your subtle values, PUMMEL your perspective, SKEW your sense of scale and CONFUSE your compositions. …unless you trap it and tame it. So how can you protect your paintings? You will need three ancient weapons to trap and tame The Texture Monster. In this post I’ll teach you how to use these ancient weapons with a horror story, a history lesson, a video tutorial and a Downloadable PDF that you can share, print, load onto your mobile device etc… So read on. …if you dare. The Attack Of The Texture Monster: Here’s how the horror story goes… The promise of those studies supports an elegant line drawing and your confidence builds. But nothing works.

Max Riffner: How I Create Comics in Illustrator My weblog work journal. »Archives »Links How I Create Comics in Illustrator After suffering through 60 plus pages in Photoshop on a beige Mac G3, I had had enough. I was creating Golden Boy in a twelve step process: Draw panels in Macromedia Freehand. At about that time, I finally decided to get a new Mac capable of handling OS X. with the sole intention of exploring the use of Adobe Illustrator as my primary comic creation program. One of the primary functions I serve my employer is how to streamline processes. First, I downloaded and experimented with a trial of Illustrator CS and my Wacom tablet. After some quick tests, I was sold. Step 1: Pencils and Scanning First, I start with the pencils in a normal sketchbook. Step 2: Inks and Finishing the Linework After firing up Illustrator, I start with a template page from ComiXPress. Step 3: Greytones Third, I lay down the greytone(s) in a separate layer under the inks. Step 4: Panels Next, the panels are drawn. Step 5: Lettering

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