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Mastering Photoshop With Paths

Mastering Photoshop With Paths
Anomalously residing within the pixel-gridded world of Photoshop are a series of tools waiting to break out of the canvas’ inherent squareness. Mastering these tools opens the stage for a higher level of flexibility, full of clean lines and non-destructive editing. Presented here is a guide to help you build proficiency, increase productivity and demystify the elusive world of Paths. Creation Pen Tool The Pen tool ( ) – simple to use but difficult to master. Always use as few points as possible. Place an anchor at every acute or abrupt angle. Mid-curve anchors should be placed to comfortably accommodate curve transitions. To help set anchor points, you can turn on the ‘Rubber Band’ option – located in the drop-down next to the Custom Shape Tool button in the Pen’s property bar. Shape Tool The Shape Tool ( ) gives you access to standard geometric shapes as well as more complex presets with the Custom Shape setting. From Type From Selections Implementation Modes Shape Layer Vector Mask Use Combining Related:  photoshopstuffTutorial

A collection of useful tricks to become better with Photoshop For a designer, Photoshop is a master platform where they can show their potential to play with an image, design custom templates and many more. Expert designers may know the available shortcuts, cheatsheets, tips and tricks used in Photoshop. However, for a newbie, it might be hard to deal with Photoshop without knowing the easy tricks. That is why today we have collected some articles where there are easy tricks revealed to save your time and make your working speed higher in Photoshop. 1. As the name suggests, this guide is a very good start for those who have NO knowledge of Photoshop. 2. 20 Photoshop Tips & Tricks That You Should Know About This guide will help you to get things done quickly with shortcuts and other photoshop tricks. 3. 10 Simple Steps to Better Photoshop Performance Have you ever changed the default performance settings in your Photoshop? 4. This article helps you to concentrate on pathing out a simple object from its background. 6. 7.

Photoshop Tutorials Create A Scrapbook Alphabet In this Photoshop Text Effect you'll learn to create a simple Scrapbook style text effect that can be used as a stand alone word treatment or converted to individual reusable .png files with a transparent background. Create A 3D Push Pin In this Photoshop tutorial I'll show you how to create a 3D Push Pin using Photoshop Extended's 3D drawing and rendering capabilities. Put your 3D glasses on and enjoy the show! Modern 3D Text Effect In this Photoshop tutorial we're going to step outside my usual Photoshop Only philosophy and use the 3D rendering power of Adobe Illustrator to create a cool little 3D text effect. Film Inspired Photo Borders In this Photo Effects tutorial I'll show you how to extract a photo border from it's background and make it infinitely more versatile for your photography projects. High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photos – Part 1 A Simple Wedding Invitation The Wheels Text Effect 2 Step Grunge Photo Effect Patriotic Text Using Displacement Masks

20 Handy Photoshop Tips For a Faster Workflow We all use Photoshop on a daily basis, but I bet there’s at least one tip in this post that will give you the old ‘Why didn’t I know of this before’ moment! It’s tips like these that make the most common of tasks quicker and easier than ever to help speed up your Photoshop workflow. Hold Spacebar to move a selection Drag a selection with the Marquee tool, but before releasing the mouse button, press and hold the Spacebar to relocate the selection. Display larger font previews Go to Photoshop’s preferences and head down to the Type section. Change values with the cursor keys Rather than typing in an exact figure, simply nudge the numeric value up and down sequentially with the cursor keys. Quickly zoom back to 100% Double click the Zoom icon’s magnifying glass to jump back to 100%. Toggle visibility of multiply layers Click the ‘eye’ icon next to a layer to toggle the visibility on or off, then drag the selection down the palette to repeat the command on multiple layers. Toggle palette visibility

HOME 10 Simple Steps to Better Photoshop Performance Advertisement by Marco Sousa Before getting started with Photoshop, we all should have first visited the “Edit > Preferences” menu and change the “Performance” settings to fit our personal taste and computer specifications, but this isn’t always the case – in many situations designers simply forget these aspects. If you never changed the default performance settings in your Photoshop or you just want to double check them to improve the Photoshop performance, here are 10 important and useful points that you may want to consider. 1. Maybe you already went through that bad feeling of clicking “undo” dozens of times and realizing that Photoshop wouldn’t provide you with more previous steps, but this problem can be easily resolved by changing the History States setting in the “Edit > Preferences > Performance” menu. Overall, you may add up to 1,000 history state levels in Photoshop. 2. 3. The displayed available RAM is the value left for applications after the Operating System loads into memory.

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20 Photoshop Tips & Tricks That You Should Know About They will help you in getting things done quickly, save you a lot of headache and steps and overall inflate your Photoshop-fu! So here we go: Change Brush Size On The Fly If you are even the slightest bit serious about Photoshop or you have used the Brush tool a couple of times, this single tip is worth at least a dozen alone. Create Guides Easily Guides can help you align objects in your composition. Don’t Cancel Just Reset Photoshop can be pretty tough to get and even harder to master. But wait don’t hit cancel just yet. Scrub The Input Boxes There are a lot of controls in Photoshop that let you enter a value using the keyboard. Adjust Opacity Quickly The opacity controls can be manipulated even faster! Change Intensity Of Filters Without Dialog Boxes Say you just applied the Unsharpen Mask filter to sharpen your photo. Unlock Background Layer You might have noticed that the background layer has a little lock icon besides it. Duplicate A Layer Duplicate Layer Styles Multiple Undo(s)

Что такое Overprint Буквально несколько дней назад я консультировал одного посетителя сайта hronofag.ru по вопросу визитки. При сохранении в PDF у девушки загадочным образом пропали все шрифты. Как я и предполагал, виноват оказался Overprint. В этой статья я расскажу вам об этом звере на столько просто на сколько смогу. В дополнение к этой статье я рекомендую вам прочитать мои статьи: Вы наверняка знаете, что печать идет в 4 краски. Черная краска является дополнительной краской. Во вторых, даже если бы CMY и давали черный цвет, печатать многотысячные тиражи газет и прочей журнальной продукции, в основе которой идет черный текст на белой бумаге в три краски было бы чрезмерно дорого. Что, конечно не означает, что на любые цветные буквы в 3 или 2 краски наложено полное табу. Вот как происходит процесс печати в упрощенном виде. Вот, как видит этот процесс принтер. Как я уже говорил, процесс печати механический. Если за подготовку к печати отвечаете вы, вина целиком на вас.

An Idiot's Guide to Photoshop, Part 2: Useful Tools & Tips Table of Contents §1–Introduction §2–Opening a Digital Image/Photo in Photoshop §3–Changing/removing the Background §4–How to Whiten Teeth? §5–Using the Clone Tool §6–Using the Gradient Tool §7–Adding effects like Outer Glow, Inner Glow and Color Overlay §8–Creating simple cloud effects on a background §9–Using Hue/Saturation §10–Adding a tattoo to your photo §11–Using Custom Shapes §12–How to make an image Black and White? §13–How to make a Reflection? §14–How to align an object to the ideal center? §15–Using the Liquify tool 1. You don’t have to know every single tool or item in Photoshop to become a good designer. In this chapter of “An Idiot’s Guide to Photoshop” we will go through some useful tools and tips not mentioned in the first part. While studying this Guide, I hope that you keep in mind everything you have learned from the first part. So, let’s get started. Free your mind and start the program. 2. To open a photo from your hard drive, go to File->Open… or (Ctrl+O). 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

UVW Unwrapping a Sofa - 3Ds Max Tutorial - VISCORBEL Before we start this 3Ds Max UVW Unwrap Tutorial, I’m going to make a confession… I absolutely HATE doing UVW unwrapping – for me it’s the most boring part of 3D. If at all possible I just use simple UVW mapping options (planar,box,cylinder, etc) For 90% of the work its enough to throw on some box maps on faces or elements and call it finished, especially if it’s a rigid object like a wooden chair or cupboard. But sometimes, when you need that extra level of detail and realism, there is now way around it – you simply have to use the Unwrap UVW modifier. Even though I’m not a very skilled unwrapper, I decided to make this tutorial as many of you asked for it, so take this video with a grain of salt. My most used tools will be Pelt Map and Relax tool. I’ve been using the 2009 version of max for a very long time, but recently switched to 2013, since the interface for UVs is completely remade, I’m a bit slow and sometimes still hunt around for the buttons.

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