5 Ways to Increase Productivity

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In almost any profession, being able to work efficiently and effectively is a great trait to have. To some, it comes easy. To others, it’s a struggle. For me, it was definitely a struggle at first.  When I started Freelancing...
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Using Template Layers to Create a Figure 8 Animation

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In the following tutorial, I will demonstrate a technique that shows how to use Smart Objects with a template layer to create complex animation. The animation below demonstrates the final effect. The Final Image   How it’s done: Step 1:...
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Additional Photoshop Tutorials

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  I’ve written a lot of tutorials for a variety of sites and magazines. Most of these tutorials are written in an article format. Over the past year, I’ve started to venture into video tutorials. I’ve been releasing them on...
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Speed Art: The Process of Creating an Animated Globe in Photoshop

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In one of my first posts, I wrote a tutorial on how to create a spinning globe using Smart Filters in Photoshop (click here to read the original tutorial). I finally got around to recording a speed art video of...
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Pens & Pencils Illustrations

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I typically like to work in realism, but lately I’ve been playing around with some illustration styles. I’m always experimenting with different techniques and trying to come up with new images. Below, are some of the new things I’ve been...
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Create Realisitc Wood Texture in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, I will show you a simple, yet extremely effective technique to create a realistic wood texture in Photoshop. This tutorial was written for anyone with a basic understanding of Photoshop. Enjoy! The Final Image This is what...
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10 Photoshop Techniques Every Beginner Should Know

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I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 techniques in Photoshop that I wish I knew when I was starting out. These are all techniques that I’ve learned and consistently use in my workflow today, making me a better user...
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Speed Art: The Process of Creating a Spinning Cube in Photoshop

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In a previous post titled Experimenting with Animations in Photoshop, I revealed some animation techniques I was working on. One of these animations was of a spinning cube. I decided to record the process of creating this animation, which you...
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5 Tips To Be Better Organized

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As a designer, it’s common to work on multiple projects at the same time (this is especially true for freelancers). At times, it can be difficult to keep everything organized. Unfortunately, being unorganized can cost you time, which can cost...
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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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