This tutorial will show you how to create cutout text from a shape, then style it to give it a grungy, marble-like look using layer styles and a couple of textures.
Several years ago, Adobe had an interesting little application called Adobe Dimensions. This standalone program was limited yet powerful, as it could create 3D PostScript vector art, which could be imported into Illustrator or Photoshop to create interesting 3D effects.
Creating a thought-provoking photo composite doesn’t always have to be a labor-intensive affair. Sometimes it can be as simple as adding a mask and painting with a soft black brush to blend two images. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to take a simple concept and quickly fashion it into a compelling composite.
I love Disney animation movies, and I almost always love the logos that are created to support these feature films. They’re clever and creative and they always make me want to try and re-create them using Photoshop.
Nothing beats tools designed by photographers for photographers, and Blinkbid is at the top of that list. Photographer Lou Lesko designed Blinkbid to help other creative professionals simplify and streamline the often dizzying process of creating bids and invoicing for jobs.
Working with the nine filters individually or in combination gives us a process for re-creating that original perception of light. The 47-page instruction manual is comprehensive, well written, and illustrates the process for each filter. It’s best used while simultaneously working with your images. A help guide is also available within each filter. PercepTool works on both color and black-and-white files.
If you are looking to enhance the standard lens flare effects in Photoshop, here are some ideas for you. This video shows how designers can apply blur filters, levels adjustments, and blend modes to create new types of lens flare elements. PS designers can also use the free transform tool to create streaking flares.
Sony’s Sound Forge Pro Mac 2 sound editor was released in February, and it has impressive sound codec support, including FLAC and MP4 video. Other improved features include an Auto Trim/Crop tool, a Volume plug-in, broadcast CALM loudness compliant metering, Event Mode improvements, and a new iZotope plug-in (Nectar Elements).
For those who need a thin, lightweight, fast laptop, the new HP ZBook 14 Mobile Workstation may be for you.