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September, 2013

  • 24 September

    Save Your RAM While Working In Photoshop

    Try this simple tip: I like working between documents and found that copy/paste was using up too much computer memory (RAM), so now I just drag an item from one doc to the other in the Float in Windows setting. While the active document (with the item I was to drag) is floating – I just grab the layer from …

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  • 23 September

    Motivational Poster Design

    Motivational Poster Design

    I am a big fan of motivational posters, but many just contain one quote. I like ones that have several – so I decided to design my own. It was done with PS and AI. Please let me know what you think? Thanks. John www.thecreativetablet.com

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  • 19 September

    Art from a Disney Artist

    Found some great creative artwork and wanted to post it here for inspiration and to see how he does his work. It’s from Brian Kesinger and posted at Deviant Art. Enjoy! http://www.techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Otto-and-Victoria-Octovictorian-Etiquette-374751867?roi=echo2-11662215815-3304668-3fcc9c50e30aa50c8778da4fb92db3d7&utm_source=EMC&utm_medium=main_img&utm_campaign=091813_NET_OTTOVICTORIA His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney. Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every …

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  • 11 September

    Create an Emotional, Molten, Shattered Statue in Photoshop

    Photo composites often require several Photoshop tools and techniques to achieve a desired effect. In this tutorial we will combine several photos to create a statue from a photo of a model. We will then explain how modify the statue to create cracks…

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  • 3 September

    Trimming a Transparency in Photoshop

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    I just had an image cut out with the Quick Selection Tool on placed a transparent background and wanted to get rid of the gray pixels to trim it down. There is an easier way to get rid of them besides the Eraser Tool that would take a lot of time and some fancy erasing near the subject. How? Choose …

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August, 2013

  • 29 August

    Photoshop – Removing Power Lines From Images

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          Phone and power lines can cause anyone to become frustrated. The Content-Aware Spot Healing will make this easier. Here’s how: 1. Using the Pen tool (P), add a path to the line; 2. Choose the Spot Healing Brush (J) with Content-Aware selected in the Options Bar 3. Change your brush size to twice the width of the …

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  • 24 August

    Wacom Tablet for PS & AI

    Wacom Intuos Tablet

    I went to Photoshop World in Orlando and was curious about the Wacom product line. The Cintique is amazing with its touch screen, but too expensive for me. I watched the demonstration for the Intuos and liked what I saw. It is …as it says…intuitive. The demonstrators suggested getting the largest one, but I found that the medium size works …

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  • 22 August

    Logo Design

    This logo was for a painting contractor and was done in PS. A simple project using type and layers.

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  • 22 August

    Post Your Design Portfolios

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    We invite you to post some of your design portfolio images for other to get inspiration. Just let us know (all posts are moderated) and we will get your images published quickly. You can post with your name and URL so others can view your complete portfolio.

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  • 22 August

    Free Photoshop Custom Shapes | Social Icons vol. 2

    My first Social Icons custom shapes pack for Photoshop is becoming the post popular post at Pink & Green Blues. I only created it for two reasons: 1. So I wouldn't have to look for a new social icons pack every time I worked in a new blog or  website…

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  • 20 August

    Our Blog Design

    This blog uses the WordPress Supernova Theme. Why? Because it is so easy to set-up and use. It could only be easier if the developer was sitting at your desk showing you how to do it. It took only a few clicks to get it set-up. Adding images, banner or slider is a cinch. Changing fonts or removing certain features …

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  • 19 August

    How to Create an Idea Dashboard to Track Your Favorite Content Ideas

    Content marketing productivity involves more than just creating great content, it also involves tracking and applying the good ideas you find in the blog posts you read each week. Each week, for example, you encounter a staggering amount of information…

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  • 17 August

    How to Take Pictures of Artwork for Your Art Portfolio: 42 Tips

    When making your art portfolio to be sent to art and design schools for review, you will have to take pictures or scans of your artworks to convert into digital files. An increasing number of colleges and and universities are asking for digital portfolios…

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  • 17 August

    Social Media Tips for the Struggling Artist

    Up until fairly recently, struggling artists had to hustle in order to make connections and generally promote their work. Oftentimes, this meant physically hauling a portfolio around from gallery to gallery and trying to persuade disinterested owners…

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  • 17 August

    Photoshop tutorial: Eroded fashion portraits

    The tutorial shows you how to use the Pen tool and colour selection tools to isolate key parts of the composition and then combine them. You’ll also learn to create some grungy and explosive effects, adding oomph to the image. At the very end, Pete…

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