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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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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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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Create a Realistic Paper Clip in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it can be to create a realistic paperclip from scratch. Typically, I would approach a project like this with heavy use of Layer Styles. However, I wanted to share a technique in...
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Photoshop Tip: Brush-Specific Blend Modes

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In Photoshop, you can assign blending modes to any layer. However, it is also possible to assign a blending mode to your Brush Tool. Watch the video below to learn how: For more tips like this, be sure to check...
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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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The Making of My Christmas Card (with Speed Art Video)

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  Every year I create a custom Christmas Card I send out to friends and family. It wasn’t until recently that I started to record my process. Below you can watch a video on the making of my Christmas Card,...
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Create an Overlap Image Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop

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Last month, I posted some asphalt textures to download. The main image (seen below) featured a very simple layer style effect to make it appear as if the asphalt images had some depth to them. Today, I want to share...
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Photoshop Tip: Step and Repeat

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Illustrator allows you to step and repeat an action to create a number of effects. Fortunately, Photoshop also has the same ability to step and repeat an action—it’s just not as straightforward as it is in Illustrator. Watch the video...
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Texture Pack Giveaway: Hi-Res Asphalt Textures

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  Five hi-res asphalt textures are great for 3D or Photoshop textures. Some of these textures are brand new, and some come from my resource pack over at Graphic River. Textures also work well as overlays for grunge effects. For...
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