Step 1 Start by opening the photo you’ll use as a background into Photoshop. This is usually a landscape/cityscape. Place the second image by dragging and dropping the file into your canvas or by going to File > Place. The transform tool will automatically be activated. Set the blending mode of the layer to screen… Continue reading Quick-Tip: How to Create Double Exposure Photographs in Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator for beginners: 10 top tips
Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing tool, meaning you can create artwork that can be scaled infinitely without any loss of quality. It’s a fantastic tool for logo design, creating complex vector artwork and playing with illustrated typography design. But coming from Photoshop you may not be savvy with Illustrator and its unique ways: so we’re here to help.
From using Bézier points and curves to strokes and fills and adding a more natural look to your vector artwork, read on for some Illustrator secrets for those new to the application.
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Quick Tip: Create a Seamless Coffee Bean Pattern in Illustrator
In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple coffee bean pattern in Adobe Illustrator. You will start by learning how to create a simple art brush. Next, using some basic tools and effects along with the Round Any Corner script you will learn how to create the starting coffee bean shape,… Continue reading Quick Tip: Create a Seamless Coffee Bean Pattern in Illustrator
Quick Tip: How to Create an Indoor Panorama
In this quick tip tutorial, we will show you how to use Photoshop’s automated features to combine several photos to create a seamless panoramic photo of a room. In the process, we will show you how to use several Photoshop tools including Auto-Align, Auto-Blend Layers, Geometric Distortion Correction, as well as Adaptive Wide Angle. Let’s… Continue reading Quick Tip: How to Create an Indoor Panorama
Quick Tip: The Character Panel in Adobe Illustrator
In this Quick Tip screencast, we take a look at the Character panel in Adobe Illustrator. This comprehensive guide will show you what each field does, and you’ll learn some time-saving keyboard shortcuts for setting the character attributes of your text.
Quick Tip: Creating a Bazinga! Text Treatment in Adobe Illustrator
With this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a Bazinga text effect made famous by Sheldon from the sitcom The Big Bang Theory in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using some techniques to add multiple effects to a single shape, also duplicating and copying objects quickly, as well as creating a pattern and even rotating… Continue reading Quick Tip: Creating a Bazinga! Text Treatment in Adobe Illustrator
Tricks of Web Design that Would Make You Site Go Viral
The importance of web design is known to almost all entrepreneurs who are looking forward to venture in this swarming market. Be it in any field, the level of competition is skyrocketing thick and fast. In order to keep up with this volatility, entrepreneurs are in a constant endeavor to improve their online presence.Web design… Continue reading Tricks of Web Design that Would Make You Site Go Viral
How to Create Flexible Image Grids in Adobe InDesign
In this tutorial we will learn how to create flexible image grid layouts in Adobe InDesign. We will use several useful image frame techniques like Fill frame options, Auto-Fill, Gap Tool, Rounded Corners, etc. Let’s get started!
10 Photoshop Tips: Extend Your Basic Knowledge of Photoshop
Photoshop is very often the tool of choice for photo retouching, but over time it has become a widely used tool in other professional fields such as illustration, conceptual art, graphic design, web design… Therefore, it is a multi-use program that can help a lot to develop our creative work. However, it is easy for… Continue reading 10 Photoshop Tips: Extend Your Basic Knowledge of Photoshop
How to Create Multiple Frames with One Image in Adobe InDesign
It is possible to create cool image effects not only in Photoshop and Illustrator but also in InDesign. In this tutorial we will learn how to place one image into several randomly placed frames. We will use Effects, Object Styles, special Paste features and learn some very useful techniques on the way. Let’s get started!
Quick Tip: Erase Backgrounds Quickly With The Background Eraser Tool
Step 1: Chose an image to work with Open a photo that you want to extract a background from in Photoshop. In this tutorial I’m going to use a scene of two trees and a blue sky as background, but you can use the same techniques applied here to a variety of images and situations.… Continue reading Quick Tip: Erase Backgrounds Quickly With The Background Eraser Tool
Quick Tip: Access the Hidden Photographic Toning Gradients in Photoshop CS6
The Photographic Toning Effects Photoshop CS6 comes loaded with 39 presets to simulate traditional darkroom toning and split-toning effects. Click on the image to download the high-res version you can print. Step 1 Open an image you want to split tone in Photoshop. For this tutorial, we’ll be using the image below as an example.… Continue reading Quick Tip: Access the Hidden Photographic Toning Gradients in Photoshop CS6
Quick Tip: Create a 3D Bullet in Adobe Illustrator CS6
Adaptive Blog Theme: Custom Widgets
One way of adding functionality to a WordPress theme is through widgets. WordPress has a selection of useful widgets built-in, but you may want to make some custom widgets to suit your theme. Custom Widgets Part 1 Alternatively, Download the video, or subscribe to Wptuts+ screencasts via YouTube Custom Widgets Part 2 Alternatively, Download the… Continue reading Adaptive Blog Theme: Custom Widgets
Reverse Your Layers in Photoshop
It’s not a super common occurrence, but there are certainly times when you have the need to reverse the order that your layers appear in. Whether it’s all of them, or just a select few. Reversed layers usually occur after duplications, but sometimes it can occur simply by misarrangement. Here’s a trick to fix this! The… Continue reading Reverse Your Layers in Photoshop
Quick Tip: Retroize Your Photos in Seconds
Preview of Final Results Step 1 For this tutorial, we’ll be using Color Lookup adjustment layers which is only available in Photoshop CS6. Color Lookup layers are used to simulate color profiles used in film and Photoshop includes . Start by opening any photo into Photoshop. Step 2 Because this photo effect will be created… Continue reading Quick Tip: Retroize Your Photos in Seconds
Quick Tip: How to Create a Metallic Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop
In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a metallic text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Strasua Font Black Pattern Step 1 First of all install the .pat file named black_pattern_by_fluctuemos-d5mermc.pat. You have to double click the… Continue reading Quick Tip: How to Create a Metallic Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop
Grid-Based Layouts 101
Learning and understanding how to build a layout is one of the hardest aspects of visual design to master. Many designers have trouble grasping the concept of alignment and how to use grids to make their designs balanced and principled. The reason that grids work so well is because they help you divide content into… Continue reading Grid-Based Layouts 101
Tip: Smart Object Duplication
For those who use Smart Objects in Photoshop, you’re probably aware that when a Smart Object is duplicated, the duplication and the original Smart Object share the same source file. This means, that if you were to edit the source (by double-clicking on either Smart Object), the changes would be reflected on both layers. However,… Continue reading Tip: Smart Object Duplication
Listing Search Results, Archives, and a 404
Search Results Page, 404, category.php, tag.php Showing search results, archives, and 404 pages are all very important parts of a website, and therefore WordPress theme. It doesn’t often get a lot of coverage or emphasis, so today we’ll be focussing on that exclusively.
Quick Tip: Creating an App Walkthrough in After Effects
It’s often interesting to turn your attention to a new skill or toolset and see what it offers your current workflow. Today, we’ll do just that by presenting our web projects with… Adobe After Effects. This is a beginner tutorial aimed towards app and web developers. This screencast was originally published on Aetuts+. Go and… Continue reading Quick Tip: Creating an App Walkthrough in After Effects