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Making Selections With The Pen Tool In Photoshop

Making Selections With The Pen Tool In Photoshop
Written by Steve Patterson. When it comes to making selections in Photoshop, there's really two types of people - those who know how to use the Pen Tool, and those who struggle. Most people put off learning how to use the Pen Tool for as long as possible, while others never get around to learning it, believing it's just too confusing, too complicated, and just plain unnatural. Ultimately, their work in Photoshop suffers for it, since they're stuck relying on the Lasso Tool for just about everything they can't select with the Rectangular or Elliptical Marquee Tools. Now, when I say "easy", I don't mean you're going to read this tutorial and be instantly transformed into a Pen Master. One of the great things about the Pen Tool is that it's not something that's exclusive to Photoshop. Where Do I Find The Pen Tool? Before we start talking about what the Pen Tool is or how to use it, we should look at where to find it in Photoshop first. Photoshop's Pen Tool Why Is It Called The "Pen" Tool? Related:  Photoshop

Unlock The Full Power Of Basic Selections In Photoshop Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to look at how to get the most out of Photoshop’s basic selection tools, such as the Marquee tools or the Lasso tool. If all you’ve been using them for is to make a new selection every time, you’ve been missing out on their full potential. We’re going to see how you can add to an existing selection, how to subtract an area from an existing selection, and even how to intersect two selections and grab the area that overlaps. Once you become familiar with the full power of basic selections, they’ll seem a whole lot more useful to you. Let’s start by taking a look at how to add to an existing selection. Adding To A Selection To keep things simple, I have a fairly basic shape open in my Document Window: A basic shape in Photoshop. I want to select this shape using the most common selection tool in all of Photoshop, the Rectangular Marquee Tool, so I’m going to grab it from my Tools palette: There we go, looks good.

Illustrator's Live Trace: Sketch to Vector - Smashing Magazine Advertisement In this post we will take a drawn design, scan it and clean it up in Photoshop, then trace it using the Live Trace feature in Adobe Illustrator. Live Trace was introduced in Adobe Illustrator CS2 but is still a powerful tool available in Illustrator CS5. This process really gives an artist the freedom to digitally experiment with drawings of any kind. Scan and Clean Up Scan your sketch and bring the image into Adobe Photoshop. Cleaning up the image is important for getting a good trace in Illustrator. Go to Select -> Color Range: Sample Colors: Select from drop-down.Localized Color Clusters: Leave this deselected in the beginning.Fuzziness: Play with this setting to get the edges less, or more, sharp.Selection Preview: Select None.Invert: Choose this if you would rather preview selected pixels as black instead of white. Use the Eyedropper Tool to click on your image and to sample the colors you want included. Turn off your previous layer. Tracing in Illustrator Touch-Ups

Photoshop Training & Tutorials "FREE" MORE THAN 117000 STUDENTS HAVE ENROLLED ALREADY 110+ PHOTOSHOP LESSONS " Making Photoshop Fun & Easy " LATEST COURSE UPDATE - 20 August 2015 500+ 5 Star Reviews from really happy & satisfied studentsAll Work Materials are provided & ready for you to download No Prior Photoshop knowledge needed "Guaranteed" Full lifetime access to the complete course All future & additional lectures will always be free of charge No illustrator, plugins or other software is needed "You only need Photoshop" --------------------------- " Then this course is for you " ------------------------------- What This Course Entails: I will teach you how to get into photoshop, so don't worry if you don't have prior experience with photoshop or other plugins. All my photoshop instructions form part of a comprehensive guide that can help you to accomplish your goals by applying these skills. The idea is to make photoshop fun and easy! Whether you have previous experience with photoshop or not, it doesn't matter.

High Speed Motion Trail Effect Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photo Effects tutorial, we’ll learn how to add a sense of speed to an object using an easy to create motion blur effect! This "speed trail" effect is very popular in sports photography since it’s a great way to add motion, direction and excitement to an image, creating the illusion that an athlete, for example, is blazing past the competition at super human speed. Of course, this effect works just as well with a photo of your kids running in the backyard, or people dancing at a party, or any image where the subject should appear to be moving. Here’s the image I’ll be using: The original image. Here’s how the image will look after giving the racecar a high speed motion trail: The final “motion trail” effect. Let’s get started! Step 1: Select The Object You Want To Apply The Motion Blur To In many of our photo effects tutorials, the first step is to protect our original image from harm by creating and then working on a duplicate of the Background layer.

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Best Design Options for Designers Blog Archive » Ask Nubby #12: How To Design an Invoice I have to design a form (invoice) for my future design company & I haven’t had much luck finding good examples from other designers to get ideas from. Do you know where I could find any? Do you have any tips for designing that sort of thing? Having an invoice on hand is one of the most important components involved in running your business. Why, you ask? In most companies, the person that you’ve completed work for is usually not directly tied to the accounting department. If you want your check to show up, send an invoice ASAP! 1. 2. 3. 4. If you’re curious about the pros and cons of charging hourly vs. fixed rates, read this article. 5. 6. Optional: An invoice branded with your company identity is always a nice touch, though it’s not necessary. 1. 2. 3. 1. butter 3, 2. 4.

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Main Page - iSchool Tutorials This wiki is the repository for current iSchool tutorials. You may need additional software to view certain tutorials; the most common of these are a PDF Reader and a Flash player. Newer tutorials are HTML5, and also work on mobile devices! New Tutorials 30 Sites in 30 Minutes - Sandra Sweat, PurpleShirts (Spring 2015)MySQL Workbench- how to make an ER diagram-Kristin Sullivan (Spring 2015) Office365 on iOS Devices- Sarah Lundberg and Philip Jones (Spring 2015) Introduction to Rstudio- Shwetha Mallya (Spring 2015) Introduction to WordPress Sites at UT-Austin- Quinn Stewart (Spring 2015) Installing MySQL Workbench for PC and Mac -Kristin Sullivan (Fall 2014) Introduction to PHP - Madeleine Guy (Fall 2014)Poster Design & Printing Resources - Robert Newell, Franny Gaede, and Victoria Solomon (Spring 2013) Basic sound recording: Zoom H4N and Sony ICD-PX312 DVR's - Robert Newell (Fall 2012) Intro to iSchool & Facilities Email Email Migration General Computing Office Applications Smart Phones

Top 10 Websites For Designers This latest edition of the Top 10 Websites for Designers includes a new creative critique platform, a fun color picker for the real world and more. In November's Top 10 Websites for Designers you'll discover collections of thought-provoking posters, a flawlessly delivered digital story and more. In October's Top 10 Sites for Designers, check out a showcase of people from all backgrounds in design; a color gradient generator; fun agency site & more. In this month's roundup of websites for designers, you'll find font pairing tools, interesting portfolio sites, a product graveyard and more. This month's roundup of websites for designers features a history of cocktail lettering, a funny interactive film and goofy designer excuses. This month’s Top 10 Websites for Designers includes design portfolio inspiration, an interesting color resource and websites that offer unique storytelling experiences.

Free music samples: download loops, hits and multis | 293 free trance samples Continuing our run through of some of today's most popular genres, here we're stepping into the euphoric world of trance. Born in the 1990s, this anthemic form of dance music has been a fixture in clubs ever since. Its signature synth sounds are currently being used in hip-hop, too, while Calvin Harris's number 1 hit I'm Not Alone also features a classic trance riff. What you need to know The samples are split intro instrumental categories: Basslines, Drums, Explosions, Leads, Pads and Trance Piano. All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW of choice. The trance samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Example loops Bassline Explosion Drum loop Pad Lead Piano Trance samples: click to download Trance samples (510MB) These samples originally appeared on Computer Music magazine's cover DVD. Trance tutorials 26 trance tips How to make a massive lead synth sound

56 Absolutely Brilliant and Intriguing Photoshop Video Tutorials We see a lot of Photoshop tutorials on the net, but most of what we come across are tutorials written in a step-by-step manner. In most cases, the instructions are clear-cut and easy to follow, but few would argue against an even more effective kind of tutorial: Video tutorials. With the emergence of video sharing websites such as Youtube and Metacafe over the recent years, we see an ever-increasing number of user-generated videos from all over the net. Some of these videos came from avid Photoshop fans sharing their tips, while others originates from websites dedicated to Photoshop techniques sharing their video tutorials on a regular basis. More: Check out our collection of more Photoshop Tutorials. 1. How to Digitally Illustrate a Camera with Light Streaks Create a digital illustration of a digital camera using light streaks. High Flying Snowboard IllustrationUsing wavy lines that suggest motion and paint splatters for snow to illustrate high flying snowboard. 2. Got a Light? 3. 4.

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