Tag: Tools

Freelancer vs. Agency Developer: Which Path Is Best for You?

As a web developer, your skills are in high demand in today’s job market. More companies are making e-commerce and mobile marketing a priority, and it’s creating an abundance of work opportunities. However, the more career options you have, the...

/ October 15, 2019

Consumer Electronics Websites: 4 Smart Lessons from 4 Smart Brands

Consumer electronics are an integral part of everyday life. However, as we move toward complete market saturation in 2019, consumer electronics websites may face many challenges. It’s become even more difficult to make a web design stand out of the...

/ February 1, 2019

7 Tips On Typography in Web Design

Working with a graphic design company takes away quite a lot of the hurdles that you’d otherwise have to deal with on your own. Figuring out how to best make use of typography in your web design is one of...

/ January 23, 2019

Flow vs. Opacity

Do you know the difference between the Opacity and Flow sliders when using the paintbrush tool? Here is a quick illustration to show what is happening. Opacity sets the ceiling of darkness or opaqueness… Flow sets the speed that the...

/ January 20, 2016

Creating a Compelling Photo Composite in Adobe Photoshop CC

Creating a compelling photo composite is as much about finding the right assets as it is about the process of blending them together. If you’re unable to capture your own assets, stock image sites are treasure chests for images, as...

/ August 26, 2015

Create Repeating Segments with the Mixer Brush in Photoshop CC

One of the secret powers of the Mixer Brush is that it can sample multiple colors or even pixels to use for its stroke. This is great for creating color-rich strokes to simulate painting with a real brush, but for...

/ August 12, 2015

Scorched Neon Effect Using the New Flame Filter in Photoshop

Adobe keeps slipping fun new features into each new release of Photoshop CC. In a recent release, they quietly unveiled a Flame filter that can be used to create everything from candlelight to dramatic flame-thrower bursts to flaming type. In...

/ January 15, 2015

Extracting Transparent Elements

The Quick Selection tool and the Refine Edge dialog are the go-to resources for making precise selections, yet when it comes to extracting transparent elements on a solid-colored background, nothing is faster than working with channels. In today’s tutorial, we’ll...

/ August 28, 2014

The Evolution of 3D Text in Photoshop

I’ve been a designer for the better part of 20 years, and I’ve seen design trends come and go. Some have endured and many have faded into obscurity. As Photoshop has always been my tool of choice for almost every...

/ July 30, 2014

Getting Creative with Custom Shapes

This technique is written for Photoshop CS6, but can easily be accomplished in prior versions. Working on a children’s book has given me the opportunity to deeply engage my imagination. Specifically, I’ve been “dressing up” animals with patterns. Doing so...

/ January 3, 2013

Action for Removing White Background

In order to make this action works in any language, we need to make some steps using the menus (instead shortcuts) so we can fully control the names of every single layer we make. Before starting the tutorial, please download...

/ October 6, 2012

CS6 Blur Tools

Using Photoshop CS6 to create selective softening effects using the new on-screen Blur Filters. Mix and match among the three filters for a variety of depth-of-field and tilt-shift effects. Step One: Open Choice Image Open choice image from the File...

/ May 17, 2012

CS6 Vector Tools

Photoshop CS6 public beta preview introduced some great new vector design workflows. This walkthrough will cater to some of those designer and graphic workflow and improvements. Visit Adobe Labs to download your own copy of Photoshop CS6 Beta. Vector Layers...

/ April 19, 2012

Water Color Mixer

Using Photoshop 7 or above craft your own water color Brush Presets and along the way I’ll show you how to preserve the color scheme used during its creation. Step One: Create New Document Preset Open Photoshop and choose File...

/ April 6, 2012