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Being able to create shapes in Photoshop is essential for many different tasks. You use shapes to create your own illustrations, posters, and even logos. You’ve always been able to create shapes in Photoshop, but in Photoshop CS6, Adobe has added strokes to their shapes and overhauled the menu for applying fills and strokes. Let’s take a look at the tools and options available for creating shapes in Photoshop CS6. Select one of the shape tools, such as the... CONTINUE READING
In part 1 of 3D in Photoshop, we covered a lot about the interface itself and how each setting affects how your 3D object will look. It is important to understand how these pieces relate to each other and how they actually work. This understanding will help you when learning how to use some of the more advanced techniques, like the one you will be seeing today. Create a new document in Photoshop. The one I created is 1024px... CONTINUE READING
Photoshop is a great tool for creating almost anything you can imagine. You can retouch photos, create interesting type effects, special effects and much more. Within the last few versions, Adobe has really been working on enabling their users to create realistic, beautiful artwork in 3D. We will be exploring how to do that in Photoshop. We will also be covering the menus and settings that go with it. One of the great things you can do with 3D... CONTINUE READING
The advanced 3D features in Photoshop can help you to create 3D scenes directly in Photoshop without having to learn complex 3D applications. These features are suitable for graphic designers and web designers who would like to build simple 3D work without leaving their favorite Photoshop application. In our previous tutorial we have learnt Building a 3D Scene in Photoshop CS6. In today’s tutorial we will continue learning about the 3D features in Photoshop and see how to create... CONTINUE READING
Photoshop hasn’t always been known for its flexibility with type. You can create display type or short, large instances of type, but when you need to edit large bodies of type, we used to be at a loss with Photoshop. Now, Photoshop has integrated character and paragraph styles that we can use to format our text and save formats to call up later. The type controls in Photoshop are fairly simple. When you want to place type in a... CONTINUE READING
One of the handiest features in Photoshop is the ability to make a path. Paths give us several capabilities that we normally wouldn’t have with any other method. There are plenty of practical uses for paths in Photoshop, and they are an essential part of any designer’s arsenal. Mask Out Objects for Publishing Software One of the most important things that you can do with a path is determine exactly what is masked out of an image when working... CONTINUE READING
Photoshop is an amazing software, it allows you to do pretty much anything you want with a pixelated image. Whether it’s a photograph or a digital painting doesn’t really matter, the software capabilities let you turn it into something totally different if you want. Most Photoshop users don’t really take advantage of the power of this image editing tool. Amateur photographers just edit their photos or create panoramas, pre-press professionals check and eventually edit the pictures included in the... CONTINUE READING
Making a texture fit another form can be really difficult to execute, simply because you are trying to take a flat, 2D image and make it appear to fit a rounded object with light and shadows. Luckily Adobe thought of a fairly simple way to make this task look more realistic. They implemented a menu called Displacement Maps. Basically a Displacement Map is where you take a flat image or texture, and force it to fit another form. In... CONTINUE READING
Wilderness and nature photography are extremely popular, whether you are a hobbyist or a full time professional photographer. Many times, photographers will venture into the great outdoors, where there are vast amounts of wilderness, and civilization is nowhere to be found. Landscape photography captures beautiful scenery, but when working with large nature scenes, sometimes you simply can’t fit everything into one shot. This means that you need to stitch multiple images together to form what is called a panorama,... CONTINUE READING
When working as a designer, completing each project as quickly and efficiently as possible is one of our main goals. We get paid by the hour, so anything that we can do to save time means that we can do more and essentially make more money for our time. Here are a few things that you can do to save time. Use Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts are essential to any designer’s workflow. Knowing these can sometimes cut your production... CONTINUE READING