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  • Create a beautiful Christmas tree
    on Dec 24, 2010 in leson-19
    Step 1 - branchesWe start by opening up a new document. The first branch looks like this. I used a small brush (3 px) with color #808250. Needles use color #7f9451. It’s going to be fast if you have tablet, if you don’t – see step 2. And mo...
  • Create Your Own Christmas Balls
    on Dec 23, 2010 in leson-18
    First of all, you should create a new document about 500x500 pixels and fill it with white color. After that select the Elliptical Marquee Tool to create selection as on my picture below. Fill selected area with color of #580001 on the new layer. &...
  • Photoshop Magic
    on Dec 22, 2010 in Photoshop Magic
  • Modern 3D Text Effect
    on Dec 22, 2010 in leson-17
    Step 1 – Setting Up The Photoshop FileLets get started by opening a new Photoshop document by choosing File > New from the Main Menu or by using the keyboard shortcut Command-N (PC: Ctrl-N). I’m using my usual 540px by 300px size at 72 pixel...
  • Creative masking in Photoshop
    on Dec 21, 2010 in leson-16
    1. Load the photo If you just want to practice, the photo's content doesn't really matter now. What we want to see is how to cut something from the picture us...
  • Abstract smoke art tutorial
    on Dec 19, 2010 in leson-14
    Step 1 - Setting up and taking the shot Setup your shot as shown in the photo above. Make sure you have setup the shot in a dark room so that you don't get any light pollution. You need to be able to control the light that hits the smoke for the...
  • Preparing the car
    on Dec 19, 2010 in leson-15
    Before we can start adding graphics, we need to prepare the car. Adjust the lighting and shadows, make reflections, and a layer for the graphics.  We will start out with this: First select the body of the car - without the windows, headlamp...
  • Flying Superman Cartoon In Your Town
    on Dec 11, 2010 in leson-13
    Step 1 Create a new 800x600 RGB file with white background and insert your picture of your flying character. Make sure it has transparent background as we will be adding your town picture in the background. You can do this by tracing the image wit...
  • Photo Manipulation - Hair Color Tutorial
    on Dec 11, 2010 in lesson-12
    Step 1 Open an image that you would like to manipulate. In this case we are going to use a photo of a girl with fine hair. Duplicate the layer, place it on the top and ensure you are working on the duplicated layer through the rest of this project...
  • Quick (and result) Fills
    on Dec 10, 2010 in Tips-7
    The 2 fills I use most often have slightly different behaviours. The first is just a standard area fill. Pressing ALT+BACKSPACE will fill the whole of your layer with your foreground colour.  If you have a text layer selected, it will change...
  • Quick Duplication
    on Dec 10, 2010 in Tips-5
    If you ever need to duplicate a layer (or multiple) to move somewhere else on the canvas, simply select the layer using the method described above (though any selection method will work), and hold ALT while clicking and dragging the layer.  I...
  • Quick Colour Selection
    on Dec 10, 2010 in Tips-6
    The 2 keys that will help you manage your colours a bit faster, are (D) which resets the foreground and background colours to black and white respectively, and (X) which swaps the foreground and background colour positions.  Say you wanted to...
  • Drawing with the pen tool
    on Dec 10, 2010 in leson-13
  • Moving around the canvas
    on Dec 10, 2010 in Tips-3
    Getting to where you need to be is easier when you hold SPACE, and click and drag.  Combined with the Zoom tool (Z) and the ability to zoom back to 100% size with CTRL+ALT+0 (⌘+ALT+0), you’ll rarely need to use anything else.Apple magic mous...
  • Quick tool switching
    on Dec 10, 2010 in Tips-2
    These are obvious, but the tool hotkeys I use all the time are: (M) Marquee Selection SHIFT+(M) to change marquee type (V) Move tool (T) Type tool (G) Gradient/Bucket Fill tool SHIFT+(G) to switch between Gradients and Bucket Fill (B) Brush tool SH...
  • Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop
    on Dec 10, 2010 in leson-11
    Step 1 Create a new document sized 1200px * 700px, fill the background layer with black. Create a new layer and use a soft white brush to do a single-click  to position shown below:  Hit Ctrl + T and compress this layer down as show bel...
  • Photoshop efficiency-tips
    on Dec 10, 2010 in Tips-1
    Photoshop is an immense application, packed full of so many features that almost no one will ever discover them all, or how to use them to their full potential.  With so many features also comes a bunch of shortcuts and hotkeys, which are oft...
  • Vectors Explained
    on Dec 10, 2010 in leson-12
    As you know, Photoshop is primarily known for its ability to manipulate pixels, those tiny building blocks that join together so tightly that they seem to form a smooth image, usually a digital photograph. But Photoshop is also handy with the othe...
  • Visual Layer Selection
    on Dec 10, 2010 in Tips-4
    I’m terrible at naming and grouping my layers.  It slows me down, and as quite a visual person, the layers palate with it’s tiny thumbnails often doesn’t help me find what I need, in order to select it.  So to quickly select a laye...
  • Selection From Layer
    on Dec 10, 2010 in Tips-8
    Selecting the opaque area of any particular layer is a useful thing to be able to do quickly.  In the layers palate, hold CTRL (⌘) and click the thumbnail image of a layer.  You should notice that this creates a selection around the edg...