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Making Complex Selections in Photoshop - DesignFestival » For Web Design Trends | Inspiration | Design Theory | Colors | Web Fonts | UX | Photoshop | Tutorials and more Making precise selections in Photoshop is an essential skill that every designer needs. As a print designer, you will find yourself using selections to remove objects from their background to place within ads. As a web designer, you might extract an image and place it on a website with no background. If you are a photographer, you might make a selection to remove blemishes or other unwanted features from an image. You can’t get around it; everyone uses selections, and if you make excellent selections, you’ll end up with excellent work. So, what do you do when you have something that is extremely difficult to select with normal selection tools? Even with the masking and channels, you can’t make a precise selection consistently. You can try the quick selection tool, which does a great job of making a selection of the bulk of the image, but making a more refined selection is difficult with this method. In comes Refine Mask to the rescue. We can fix this by using the Smart Radius Slider.

TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew Geek Living Daily 120502 | Geeky Design | Geeky Gift Ideas This post is part of our daily blog that shows our collection of geeky home living products or designs. If you want to participate and share your discovery or own design, just send us from here: form to submit Do you want to see all images from Geek Living Blog? Check out –>Subscribe to Geek Living Blog<– 1)What is Geeky Light? 2)[DIY] make your own style bookshelf with few pieces of wood 3)This Elagone lamp made of oak wood with LED light installed inside. 4)Very cool wooden clock without any number. 5)Cannot imagine there are people who recycle wine bottles like this 6)Used beer bottle turn to beautiful vase, everybody can do it. 7)Does our iPad need this buddy? 8)Writeable table with 3 hidden chalkboards, flip it up, you can write messages and surprise people, great idea! 9)Cool vintage bathroom design 10)Iron faceless LED wrist watch, pretty suitable for Iron Man.

Silly Origami Folds This somewhat sparse page is dedicated to silly origami folds. Why not? They may be silly, but they are also useful. Enjoy! Fold laundry shirts in 10 seconds (ORC) Fold plastic grocery bags into tidy triangles (ORC) Fold chip bags so chips don't spill out (ORC) Fold brown paper bags so they have handles (ORC) Fold a chopstick wrapper into a chopstick stand (ORC) Fold a chopstick wrapper into an origami bird (ORC) Fold a chopstick wrapper into an origami heart (ORC) Chopstick Rest or make a chopstick wrapper (Gerardo)Chopstick Rest from square paper (D Engleman)

40 Best Photoshop Tutorials to Create Fantasy Scenes With our unwavering imagination, we are able to create fantastic scenes that corresponds to our moods and feelings… As designers, of course, we are gifted with large amounts of imagination that helps us create cool and unique images. We tend to formulate meaningful images that expresses conscious and sub-conscious desires and wants. Equipped with useful gadgets, softwares,proper techniques and creativity, amazing results are created… This next post on will be able to provide you with cool techniques that will be helpful in your designs… Read through this cool tutorials and learn new ways of manipulating photos, creating awesome effects and many others with Photoshop. Photoshop Fantasy Scene Tutorials The tutorial will guide you in combining stock photographs to create a stunning effect that can be easily reproduced to work with almost any combination of images. Learn several non-destructive techniques in applying photo filters to adjust the lighting wih this tutorial. Related posts:

Time-Savers: 400+ Stock Images, Retro Vectors | Vectortuts+ Stock images can save you many hours of work on illustration and allow you to focus your attention on the important task of designing. Finding the right vector for you, however, is a completely different matter, and can sometimes take just as long as creating a vector image yourself! That's why in this post we have rounded up a total of over 400 retro-themed vector images which you can use in your own projects. When creating larger vector illustrations such as t-shirt designs or large poster advertisements, it is sometimes beneficial to use stock images for part of the design, rather than creating something entirely from scratch. A selection of free retro vector image packs, ranging from vintage boomboxes, floral background patterns and disco balls. Boomboxes (21 Vectors) Floral Pattern (1 Vector) Retro Polka Dots (1 Vector) Pattern Set 1 (26 Vectors) Pattern Set 2 (20 Vectors) Vintage Radio (1 Vector) Retro Art (8 Vectors) Retro Electric Tower (1 Vector) Fifties Cadillac Pattern (1 Vector)

Tutorial Magazine 300 Most Amazing Photoshop Tutorials of Summer 2009 PS: We feature new, hand-picked tutorials every day! Subscribe to our RSS feed and get them delivered! photoshop 25 Worst Photoshop mistakes See what happens when designers mess up in Photoshop, good for a laugh. | 61570 views | by tutfreakz Recreate the Iron Man Interface Effect This tutorial will show you how to create the screen interface from the hit movie Iron Man. | 42391 views | by abduzeedo How to use type as a creative effect Unlock the power of the Distort tool in Adobe Photoshop to create this enigmatic image. | 36833 views | by digitalarts Super Easy Typographic Portrait in Photoshop How to create a really cool and super easy typographic portrait in Photoshop. | 34698 views | by abduzeedo Create Watery Text in Photoshop No towel included. | 33835 views | by Minervity How to Create a Jumbotron Effect Create a jumbotron screen effect like you would see at big sporting events | 30450 views | by denisdesigns How to Create colorful posters | 28007 views | by abduzeedo How to Make Trendy Grunge Type

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