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Make Photoshop Faster: 2 little tips to help speed up the tool web designers love to hate.

Make Photoshop Faster: 2 little tips to help speed up the tool web designers love to hate.

FRANKLIN AZZI ARCHITECTURE Photo Strip (Photoshop Tutorial) This is a Photoshop tutorial on how to create a beautiful photo film strip, as seen in Apple's iLife package design ('06 version) and DigitalMash website. The warp tool will be used to create the twisting effect (so, you need Photoshop CS2 or above to complete this tutorial). With the completion of this tutorial, you will be able build a photo strip with your own photos or artwork. View Final Image Download Photoshop File 1. First, create a strip with the Pen tool (either in Photoshop or Illustrator). 2. Choose 3 photos of your choice and stack them together. 3. Adjust the layer opacity to 40 or 50% so you can see the guideline underneath. Repeat this step for the rest of the strip. 4. Organize the layers into groups (ie. strip 1, 2, 3, 4). Load selection from the shapes you created in step 1 and add a layer mask for each group (so you get a perfect smooth curve). 5. In masked group 1, create a new layer above the strip. Repeat this step for the other strips. 6. 7. 8. Bonus Tips

Create a realistic folded paper text in Photoshop Today we will learn how to realize a folded paper text effect from scratch in Photoshop. We will firstly create the background using a couple of patterns, then we will work on the type treatment with the help of the pen tool, layer masks and other useful techniques related to dodge,burn and the transform tool. This tutorial is very simple to follow, so I suggest to everyone to give a try. Preview: Click to enlarge Become a Premium Member and get unlimited access to source files and premium resources for only 7$/month. Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop. *note for Mac users: ctrl=cmd, alt=option Step 2 Fill the background with a dark green (#41514c). Step 3 To create the textured effect of the background, I’ve used 2 of our soft grunge patterns created by Piervincenzo. Select the pattern2_380_hard and press ok to fill the background. Finally set the layer to overlay with opacity 50%. Step 4 Create another layer, this time fill it with pattern_9_380_hard. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10

22 Awesome Adobe AIR Applications for Designers Adobe AIR has become a popular platform for internet-enabled desktop applications. If you’re a designer, AIR applications will help you with a multitude of tasks that will make your life easier, aiding you in streamlining your workflow. Close to a year ago, we wrote a post on this topic, and since then there have been great advances and even more awesome AIR apps for designers. This article aims to cover what we didn’t mention previously. In this article, you’ll find terrific applications that will help you in your design and image-editing oriented tasks. If you don’t have Adobe AIR installed, you can download it free from get.adobe.com/air/. 1. ImageSizer is a batch image processor tool built to resize, optimize and rename multiple JPG files. 2. Contrast-A is a great Adobe AIR application for designers wanting to easily create color schemes for their design. 3. Color Browser is made for archiving and organizing your color palette collections. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. iPlotz 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Wanted: an 'Adobe PC' for processing photographs | Ask Jack | Technology When websites suggest PC configurations, usually you can choose between "home computing" and "gaming". If the former is 0 and the latter 100, where does photo processing lie? 50? With this in mind, could you suggest a good configuration for a dual-monitor PC that would be used to process photos with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4? There's home computing to do too, but photo processing would be its raison d'être. I'm thinking of spending up to maybe €1,500 (£1,208), not counting the monitors, on a high-end system that will be fast, as energy efficient as fast can be, and that will continue to deliver the goods for four years or more. To answer your first question, "photo processing" now covers most of the spectrum between "home computing" and "gaming", from 0 to 90. Your 50 rating suggests you are somewhere between the two extremes, and you have a good idea what you want. When it comes to hard drives, speed is important for PhotoShop performance.

Compositing V-ray Render Layers in Photoshop In this tutorial Ahmed Fathi takes a look at how to composite together V-ray render layers using blending-modes and masks in Photoshop. Once completed, this process allows you to change or tweak any aspect of your image in seconds without having to re-render a thing! Ahmed also covers a few extra post production techniques such as Chromatic Aberration and Depth Of Field, as well as how to emulate a Cross-processed look. Republished Tutorial Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. This tutorial was first published in July of 2010. Additional Files/ Plugins:Download the Project Files for this tutorial Step 1 As this is a compositing tutorial, not a lighting/rendering tutorial, I'll assume that you have at least a basic knowledge of V-ray, and that you are able to render out your own scenes already. Step 2 We'll start with the VRayZDepth element. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12 Step 13 Step 14 Step 15

Learn Photoshop: All of the Basics for Beginners We frequently publish posts on this blog that feature tutorials for learning how to do various things with Photoshop, but we have rarely focused on just the basics. This post is intended for designers or aspiring designers who either want to get started with Photoshop or have limited experience and are looking to improve. While there are plenty of great learning resources available online, it’s often difficult for beginners to know where to get started because everything seems to be scattered. With this post you’ll find links to plenty of resources to teach you all the basics and fundamentals of Photoshop. Most of the resources and tutorials listed in this post will focus on teaching one particular aspect of Photoshop, such as how to use a specific tool. Intro to Photoshop’s Tools and UI: The resources in this section will serve as an introduction for those who are new to Photoshop. The Photoshop Workspace (video) The Ultimate Guide to Customizing How You Work in Adobe Photoshop CC Filters

30 Poster Design Tutorials for Photoshop Photoshop allows designers to create amazing posters that can be used for a variety or purposes like movie promos, product promos, event promos, as well as just for fun and practice. There are a lot of quality tutorials out there that teach the process of designing a poster in Photoshop. In this post we’ll feature 30 poster tutorials from a variety of different designers. In this collection you should find at least a few tutorials that teach something that could be helpful in your own work. Looking for hosting? WPEngine offers secure managed WordPress hosting.

How to Make a Dark, Post-Apocalyptic City Illustration In this tutorial, we'll change a full of sunshine, ordinary photograph into a gloomy image of the world after destruction of mankind. Using simple tools, we'll turn lively streets into abandoned ruins overgrown with weeds. A number of stock images and a few little tricks will let us optimize our work and make this job more interesting and spectacular. So let's go! Final Image Preview Take a look at the image we'll be creating. Preparation All the photos I've used are taken from the stock.xchng site. Step 1 Open the city image, which you intend to use, and save it under a different name. Step 2 Now, in order to create the appearance of destruction, several actions need to be taken. Step 3 Open the flag image, and separate the flag from the background. Select the Eraser Tool (large size and hardness set at 0%) and remove the side part of the flag. Finally, make the image monochromatic (Image > Adjustments > Black & White). Step 4 Place the flag onto the surface of the main image. Step 5 Step 6

Apple iPhone proves practical for local authority apps - Sustainable Gov There is plenty of hype around the Apple iPhone, but no one would deny it is a successful product. Over 50 million of the Internet-enabled smartphones have been sold worldwide since its introduction. At the time of writing, the Apple website claimed that over 200,000 apps have been written for this device. From “I want one of those” gadgets to being very useful business tools, the smartphone is making impact everywhere – some will have seen the LGA news report on the fact that Councils have already saved £230 million using such technology (if not view it here ). The forecast is that there could be more savings made possible by this technology over the next few years. Some of these apps are variations on a theme but read on. Scores on the Doors Extending the Scores on the Doors food hygiene rating scheme to portable devices could be a big step in getting the writing on the wall for some businesses. This environmental health boosting app is being used by several Councils.

Tutorial07: Rendering Architectural Interior in Photoshop In this 1h:18min video tutorial we will be showing you how to render a one-point perspective interior scene entirely in Photoshop, this time completely from scratch, i.e. there will be absolutely no 3D involved. Instead, we will be adding details on the go, using Photoshop brushes and cutting, skewing, masking, stretching, erasing and modifying pieces of photographic materials from of our extensive reference library that we’ve taken ourselves at different locations around the globe. These types of conceptual images, sometimes referred to as “digital painting” or “speed painting” and, which we here at Vyonyx are marketing as “Quicksilver images” is a very flexible and quick way of not just visualising your ideas, but also a very intuitive way of designing things in general and architecture in particular. This way of working allows easy changes – changes are important to your client and to your team. Below are some screen shots from our video and a low-res streaming video of the tutorial:

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