Tag: Adobe Photoshop

3 Reasons Why Adobe Photoshop is One of the Most Important Business Necessities

If you still think Photoshop is only for prettifying photos, you are wrong. While it is still true that this image-enhancing software is the go-to editing software of many people and businesses, especially the creative bunch, Photoshop has become more than *just* a tool to erase blemishes and correct colors. When I was in college, I had to learn Photoshop for my visual communication course. It wasn’t my first time hear about it and actually see what it looks like but I had a hard time. I had Photoshop in my personal computer at home but never really got my hands on and explored it as much. Yes, tried doing shapes, brushes, colors but never went beyond “doodling”, which I could do as well using MS Paint (ha!). So, come said visual communication course, I was fumbling. I grew impatient with the tool, too. I thought, “I won’t be using this when I become a journalist, will I?!” Many years later, I am not a practicing journalist and use Photoshop regularly. In my current work, the use of Photoshop is necessary because we incorporate graphic content to the websites we manage and it is where we make them with. Also as a consumer bombarded by images wherever I look, it might be safe to say that nothing has never been touched and enhanced by Photoshop. Why do you think...

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How to get the Most out of Adobe Muse?

Muse is changing the way graphic designers look at web development. Adobe’s revolutionary new program Adobe Muse allows users to create great looking web layouts (and surprisingly clean HTML) with only a modest amount of graphic design experience. No writing code required! With an interface similar to Adobe InDesign, Muse works more like a design program than an HTML programming tool. Using a simplistic front-end with familiar Adobe tools, you can create a high quality website in minutes. However sticking with default settings and built-in options will leave your design feeling stifled and rigid (and looking like thousands of other similar Muse sites)! To stand out from the crowd of new Muse designers, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of Adobe Muse. Use Photoshop to Create Objects: Never underestimate the power of Adobe Photoshop. Many of the main elements on your site can be created using other programs and then imported, ultimately allowing you full creative control in your layout. Use Adobe Photoshop or a similar program to create text headers with custom blending options like drop shadows, embossing, color gradients, and 3D text. You can also create custom shapes, text boxes, and seamless background patterns that will add more creative flair than your default text and menu options in Muse. Employ Web Fonts: The “Web Fonts” listed in Adobe Muse allow you...

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Freelancer’s Guide to Good Record Keeping

These are really nice and important tutorials about Photoshop. It is a mixture of nice and cool Photoshop Tutorials. Photo Manipulation, Object Making, Mixing of Photos etc. are included in this list. You may have some ideas and new techniques to learn from these tutorials. Enjoy visiting them and learning a lot from these. Combine Renders and Light Effects for Awesome Results: Create a Beautiful Lonely Fantasy Fairy: Create a Dynamic ‘Dance’ Desktop Wallpaper in Photoshop: Create a Magical Golden Winged Boot: Create a Vivid Themed Illustration Using Simple Hand: Create amazing water-drenched photo montages: Create Beautiful Abstract Female...

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How to design 3D Food Box in Photoshop

Today we are going to learn some Photoshop commands and techniques. In today’s Tutorial we will be designing 3D Food Box in Photoshop. The box would be having 3D look. We will be designing 3 sides of the box and then adjusting these to make 3D look. So you will have some techniques to learn from this tutorial. 1. First of all Take a new file in Photoshop. I’m going to take the file having the following parameters: 2. We will be designing 3 sides of the box. So first of all we are going to design the Front side of the box. We will be working by taking different Groups Layers in Layer panel. So it will be easy for us to manage all the things. First of all take a new Group by clicking on “Create a new group” icon in Layer Panel. Then by taking Rectangle Tool , draw a rectangle having the size 400 px width and 530 px height. No matter what color it is having. After making the rectangle place in the middle of the file just for your convenience. Now goto Layer Panel and give it Fill opacity to 0% so black box would be vanished, no worries, this would be only for Background. Now again draw another Rectangle of having size 150px width and 530px height, align it with left side...

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Photoshop Tools to Design Table Calendar Icon

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to make a Calendar Icon. This will be a unique tutorial and we will be designing a different kind of Calendar Icon using Photoshop tools. You will have some different techniques while working on this tutorial. Lets enjoy making Calendar Icon in Photoshop. 1. Lets start with a new file in Photoshop, having the following parameters: 2. Create new layer in Layer panel and then pick Polygonal Lasso tool  and make the selection as shown below: 3. Fill it with #c3c3c3 color as shown below: 4. Apply the following Layer Styles over it (By using the command Layer >> Layer Styles >> Bevel & Emboss) and give the following settings: so you may have this: 5. Pick Polygonal Lasso tool  again, create new layer behind this newly created layer and make the following selection, just 3 pixel away from previously made shape as shown below: Fill it with #7d7d7d color so you may have this: 6. Again create new layer behind this layer and by using Polygonal Lasso tool , draw a small triangle as shown below: Fill it with #9a9a9a color and you will get the following: 7. Again after taking new layer behind this layer and making the selection with Polygonal Lasso tool , make a very small triangle and fill it with #525252 color, so you should have...

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