Merry Christmas: The Making of My Christmas Card Illustration

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  Every year I create a custom Christmas Card in which I send to friends and family. I started to record my process and below you can watch the video on the making of my Christmas Card. Enjoy! Speed Art...
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Speed Art: Making of the Pencil Illustration


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In a previous post titled Pens & Pencils Illustrations, I showed some images of project I had been working on.One of the images in the article was of a pencil in an illustration style. I decided to record the process...
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WIP: Using Photoshop to Create an Animated Morphing Effect

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As you may know, I enjoy exploring Photoshop’s animation features (and not just ‘exploring’ but really trying to push the envelope). One of the projects I’ve been working on involves creating a morphing transition between two objects (or in this...
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An Untold Story about Photoshop

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Photoshop has a deep history, and every so often I’ll hear another fact or anecdote about the program or its past which I haven’t heard before. However, just recently I stumbled across an interesting and untold story about Photoshop from...
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Create a Rocky Text Effect in Photoshop

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Text effects have always been popular in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to achieve a rocky-looking text effect. I will explore some creative techniques to round out and break up almost any font to create...
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Photoshop Tip: Advanced Blending Trick

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In Photoshop, you can change a layers Blend Mode to create interesting effects. You can also use the Layers Styles Panel to access the more advanced blending options such as the Blend If sliders. The advanced blending option give you...
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Fix Unwanted Hard Edges in Transparent Image Files

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Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of transparent image files (such as a PNG) being used in creative ways. Unfortunately, I’ve also noticed a very minor design mistake being repeated when using these types of image formats. In particular, a...
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Create a Summer Time Hand Lettering Text Effect in Photoshop

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  Today, I’ll show you how you can quickly create this type effect in Photoshop. This technique can work with any arrangement of type (it doesn’t have to be hand lettering). Let’s get started! Speed Art Video The Tutorial Step...
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Advanced Animation in Photoshop

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Animation in Photoshop has come a long way since it was incorporated into the core program. Animation took another step when Photoshop introduced the Video Timeline panel, allowing users the ability to create more complicated animation using keyframes. Recently, I...
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Create an Animation using 3D and Post-Production Techniques in Photoshop

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Over the past few years, Photoshop has really expanded their tool set by offering (or expanding) their non-core features such as video editing and 3D. Today, I want to walk through one of my projects that utilizes both the 3D...
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