Photoshop & Illustrator

Advanced Professional Photoshop Compositing

Advanced Professional Photoshop Compositing This is a 14 minute video so be sure to get your coffee and sit back and enjoy. You will learn a lot about compositing in this professional tutorial and how to set-up your ideas and creations. If you like using photos, green screening, creating real life characters then this video is for you. Enjoy and …

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Pencil Drawing Coloring with Corel Painter

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Pencil Drawing Coloring with Corel Painter. I watched this video while learning (I am still learning) and got a lot of tips and ideas. It is for Corel Painter 12 and I decided to up my learning curve by adding a new program to my Photoshop, Poser , AI and…well you understand. It is a great tutorial that goes step-by-step …

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Adobe Illustrator Tip for Artboard Creation

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Adobe Illustrator Tip for Artboard Creation Specifying size for the Artboard in Illustrator for a project is pretty simple. You want to create it in pixels. 1. Select Artboard Tool > Insert pixel size 2. Below size – width & height > units > choose pixels3.Draw rectangle > Object > Artboard > Convert to Artboard. That’s all there is and …

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Photoshop Dual Brush Tip

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Photoshop Dual Brush Tip Did you know you can produce a dual brush in Photoshop? If not, now you can. Here’s how… Go to your Brush Palette > Check box “Dual Brush” > Angle Jitter is automatic and can’t be changed > Blend Mode – play around with this to see what effects you can achieve. Now if you like …

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Critical: Adobe Security Updates

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Critical: Adobe Security Updates. Adobe Systems released critical security updates for several products Tuesday in order to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take remote control of systems running the vulnerable software. The products that received security patches were Flash Player, the Adobe AIR SDK (software development kit) and Compiler for building rich Internet applications, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, …

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How to: Surface Textures in Corel Painter

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How To: Surface Textures in Corel Painter. Here is a simple way to add surface textures to your paintings in Corel Painter. In the toolbar > Window > Paper Panels > Select Texture > Effects > Surface Control > Apply surface texture. This panel has different items and “Using” should be “Paper”. Consider “Appearance of depth” can bring up or …

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Making Contact Sheets in Adobe Bridge

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Making Contact Sheets in Adobe Bridge. Contact sheets are an easy way for clients to mark-up the images for corrections or changes. Here’s how: Open Adobe Bridge> Find your image folder> Open Tools> Batch Rename> Choose a sequence number (if you want)> Options>Check Preserve Metadata (this will keep the photos information in-tact) > Save to destination folder. Next> Tools> Photoshop> PDF …

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4 Tips to Make Photoshop Run Smoother

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4 Tips to Make Photoshop Run Smoother. Here are a few tips to help make your Photoshop run smoother on your computer: 1. Scratch Disks.  I have an external HD that I use for more space. You can change the scratch disk by going to: Preferences > Scratch Disks. You will see all available places that can be used. Just …

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10 Photoshop Tips from The Creative Tablet

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10 Photoshop Tips from The Creative Tablet Here is a list of Photoshop tips that can help beginners and experience users: 1. Organize your files. The easiest way to keep everything going smoothly when using a lot of layers is to keep it organized. Name each layer and color code the ones that are similar (type layers are red, images …

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