You can drive through just about any small old town and see signs painted on the sides of brick buildings. Cheaper and longer lasting than wooden signs, these relics only fare as well as their media, many fading and chipping in their age. It’s the character of these signs that I was looking for in a recent project. Continue reading Old Text on Older Brick – A Photoshop Tutorial
Usually when I come across some good articles, I like to post links to them for you. Today I’ve found an abundance of good stuff so give this a shot. Continue reading Buncha Links
Anyone who has worked in Creative Suite will recognize the distinct differences in each of the softwares. While there are common features shared throughout, there is one in particular that is only found in Photoshop. It’s a slider effect for type changes. Continue reading Quicktip: Quick Changes to type in Photoshop
The original post for this project was done way back in August of last year so I thought I would revisit it with a few minor changes.
Hold the Home button on your device (the round button at the bottom of the screen) and simply click the on/off switch. If you did it right the screen will flash and, if the volume is on, you will hear the snapshot sound effect.
Shots taken this way go into your camera roll which can then be uploaded to iPhoto, used in other apps or emailed.
The ins and outs of placing a file into an InDesign document used to be pretty cut and dried. You Cmd D, select the file you want to add, and click in the appropriate spot. That’s pretty easy, but is it possible to place a file with multiple pages into an InDesign document? Continue reading Placing a Multipage PDF in an InDesign Document
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything about Dreamweaver so I figured we should have a look at one of the program’s most useful palettes, the Insert Palette. Continue reading Dreamweaver: Insert Palette
I figured I would sent out a few Earth Day links for you. Continue reading Earth Day Tutorial and Blog Links
This is one of the easiest and quickest backgrounds out there, plus it looks great on buttons, type, etc. One thing you have to remember is that because of the technique, there will be portions of the graphic (on the right and left side) that don’t look right. I generally just make my file a bit larger than I need and trim it when I’m done. Continue reading Brushed Metal Gradient in Photoshop
This is an interesting feature that we all should get in the habit of using. If you open your History palette in Photoshop you will notice that as you work, things stack up fast. With only a limited number of states your History can handle (by default I believe it should be 20) it would be a good idea to start taking Snapshots of your work.
When I say this I don’t mean screenshots. Actually if you look at your History palette, at the bottom there is a small button that looks like a camera. This is the Create New Snapshot button. When you click it, at the top of your History palette it will add a snapshot that you can select later on if you don’t like the direction your image is going.
For example, if you are working hard to create an image that suggests how difficult life is in a wartorn country, but then get off on this kick of lightening the eyes and teeth, fixing the hair and removing blemishes from peoples’ faces… it’s easy to revert to how it was before if you have done a snapshot.
Unfortunately the snapshots won’t save with your file, so if you’ve already saved and closed your document then you are pretty much stuck with how it is, but it’s a great trick if you have a lot going on in your image and need to make sure you can get back to how it was before.