How to Make More Precise Selections with Photoshop’s Select and Mask Making selections and masks is one of the most fundamental Photoshop skills. If you want to change your model’s eye color or remove a pesky photobomber, you need to be able to select only the area of the image you want to effect while keeping everything else safe. There are dozens of ways to create selections and masks in Photoshop, but in the June 2016 update, Adobe brought a lot of them together into one place: the Select and Mask Workspace. Let’s look at how to use it.
23 glorious geometric patterns in design Lately, we've noticed a lot of designers using geometric patterns, shapes and styles in their logo designs, vector art and more. Using these shapes, the designs become a simple yet wholly striking work of art channelling influences from the design era of art deco. Subscription offer We've rounded up our favourite examples of geometric patterns and designs featuring geometric shapes. See what you think... 01.
ORA Prophecy - .work The Prophecy video is teaching via an abstract journey through an evolving space; a theoretical exploration of mankind’s black hole, and the dissonance created in a perfect void. It fluctuates with light and energy throughout the transmission as we are pulled down an endless tunnel, searching for our purpose as the Oracle narrates our inevitable future. Our journey is a unification of a hybrid of techniques, utilizing a mixture of CG-inspired facets of light shapes and digital objects meshed with practical, macro-photography of natural and chemical tunnel occurrences. Stock sourced clips that punctuate key moments in human history, mirrored by the voice-over, will shoot out from this central void. Coupled with heavily stylized live-action renderings of the ORACLE herself, we remind the viewer that this experience could be based in our world, and yet dictating a potential reality that we want to avoid.
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The project Story of ButtleOFX It all started in 2007, when actors of a collaborative project which gathered post production companies and academic institutions brought up the idea of TuttleOFX, an open source modular and sustainable image processing architecture. Today, TuttleOFX is a growing software composed of an OpenFX plugin set (IO, color transformations, geometry, text burn, …) and a nodal engine usable in C++, in Python or directly in command lines. The desire to build a user interface based on TuttleOFX gradually increased and has been strengthened by a strong need of a simple but complete compositing solution for the VFX open source community. This is how in 2012, Fabien Castan, one of the funders of TuttleOFX, had the idea to propose ButtleOFX as a teaching project to the students of IMAC engineering school.
27 Adobe Photoshop Cheat Sheets and Quick Reference Cards for Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2 and Below 27 Adobe Photoshop Cheat Sheets and Quick Reference Cards for Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2 and Below I would be hard pressed to find a web designer or graphic designer who doesn’t like a helpful Photoshop Quick Reference Card or Cheat Sheet. Cheat Sheets can help you save so much time and can really help you learn about Adobe Photoshop in an easy to understand format. I have gathered a list of Adobe Photoshop cheat sheets that I have found to be the most helpful. 18 Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts
The 25 Winners of the Print Celebrates Design Competition Justin Ahrens challenges common ideas of what design success is and discusses how it is achieved by other means. This eye-opening video will broaden design’s potential for self-gratification and improving the world. Designers are makers—all day, every day. High End Video Training for the Visual Effects Industry This brand new Fusion video by cmiVFX will put you lightyears ahead in your journey to becoming a Fusion master. Our expert mentor, Terry Riyasat, will take you through the steps in creating this very realistic robot scene by showing you a variety of techniques that can be used to integrate a 3D render into a live action plate. You'll gain valuable experience with compositing, color space, 3D tracking data, alembic files, and even color grading! This kind of high-quality online training simply can't be found anywhere else.
Adobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard Shortcuts are keystrokes used to quickly invoke a command. As well, shortcuts usually (but not always) involve a modifier key such as Ctrl/Cmd, Alt/Opt, or Shift. For example, instead of choosing from the menus, you could simply press Ctrl/Cmd+D. Keyboard shortcuts can improve your efficiency, and in some cases, they can even invoke commands that might not otherwise be available (e.g., zooming while a dialog box is open, or inserting a command into an action). One of Photoshop's strengths is that it makes extensive use of keyboard shortcuts; but, there are so many that it's difficult to remember them all. So, I've created a "cheat sheet" that's organized by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.
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