Photoshop Animation Experiments #01

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Lately, I’ve been exploring animation techniques using exclusively Photoshop. Ever since the new Timeline Panel was introduced in Photoshop CS6, I’ve tried to find new and inventive ways to create complex animations. Once I figured out that Smart Objects can...
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Speed Art: Strawberry Ad using Photo Manipulation Techniques

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  This ad was created for DesignTuts+ as part of a collaboration with Nacho Riesco. Nacho did a wonderful job creating the strawberry characters in 3D and then passed the files to me so I could incorporate them into a...
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3 Ways to Create Templates in Photoshop

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Using Templates in your Photoshop projects can be an underutilized way to help improve your work flow. If you sketch out a few concepts before you get started on a project, then you’re already used to the idea of using...
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Top 10 Photoshop Tutorials of 2014

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As a new year begins, I wanted to take a look back at some of the Photoshop tutorials that I enjoyed. While there is no shortage of great tutorials out there, I enjoy ones that demonstrate unique and creative techniques....
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A Study of Shadows in Photoshop: Base Shadows

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In the first article of this series, I mentioned that a quick way to make any scene appear more realistic in Photoshop was to add shadows. I identified three major types of shadows that I consistently use in my artwork:...
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Project: Dripping Blood Text Effect in Photoshop

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As Halloween approaches, I wanted to create something unique, like a Halloween text effect with a twist (or a drip in this case). I enjoy creating custom textures from scratch using Photoshop, but recently I’ve started thinking about ways to...
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A Study of Shadows in Photoshop: Direct Shadows

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A quick way to make any scene appear more realistic in Photoshop is to add shadows. In fact, there are three major types of shadows that I consistently use in my artwork. They are what I refer to as the...
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Hello World!

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After several years of writing tutorials and articles on Photoshop and Design, I’ve finally decided to create a blog to share my ideas. Why a Blog? Well, a blog is a great place for me to share the new techniques...
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