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Your next favorite drawing program may very well be Candy Apple!

You've got to be pretty innovative to challenge the Adobe borg, but I'm hearing from lots and lots of people that Candy Apple has now become their favorite art app. February 18, 2015

Sci Fi illustration: Erasing the line between man and machine

The movie "The Terminator" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, was probably the first to really bring the concept of the cyborg to the forefront. There had been others, but none really as compelling as that famous series. The movie's creator James Cameron probably never suspected that his film in 1984 would spawn a generation of cyborg fans -- still very much alive 30 years later! February 2, 2015

Photoshop (Valentine) Madness

Yes, Valentine! I know it's early, but it's not too early to think about your February promotions -- and Valentine's is a great theme to jolt your clients out of their winter doldrums. Here, we've found ten great finds for the Valentines season. * Valentine Hearts shapes * 3D Valentine's Day Typography * Age Progression tutorial * colorful background for Valentine's Day * Basic editing tutorial in Adobe Photoshop * Valentine's day post card * colorizing hair * smoothing skin... and more! Enjoy. January 17, 2015

The Easiest Way to Add Notes to Photos? PhotoFlip!

We would normally put this into our "Stupid Apps" section -- but after some analysis, it's actually a handy little app. You sometimes really want to associate a specific bit of info with a photo -- this could be the easiest way! January 15, 2015

Amazing app turns movie stills into slideshows or proof / contact sheets!

This could very well be a true sleeper app! This totally easy to use app will extract stills from your movies and make slideshows, contact sheets, and even movie segments. If you're into video, you'll probably really want this app January 14, 2015

Automating Grayscale conversions is now easy with Monochrome

We've had a thousand requests to solve this problem ... until now, there just wasn't an easy way beyond contorted Photoshop actions. But Monochrome seems to make grayscale conversions easy and painless January 7, 2015

Photoshop Madness : in the holiday spirit from dimwits to families to snow globes and others

Happy Holidays from Photoshop Madness
Fall Fonts Fest

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Duh! The holiday push started before Columbus Day this year, I feel like I'm already pooped out. But Photoshop Madness relentlessly marches toward the end of the year and all we can do is hang on for life! Of course, this issue finds the dregs along with some really welcome talent. Not everyone is a PSD knock-off site -- we've found a couple that are worthy! Pig out over the next four pages with :

  • 10 Steps To Create A Personalized Snow Globe
  • Motion Blur Effects in Adobe Photoshop CC14
  • Five photos come together to make one
  • Ooooops... tutorials not tutorials
  • Christmas Card Photoshop Tutorial
  • The Dimwit Diary - fellow madness
  • 50 Best Happy Holidays Wallpapers
  • Before and After the Apocalypse
  • Black or White ?? Which One
  • James Willan fun times . . .
  • . . . . and more !

November 26, 2014

Candy Canes, Bells, Ribbons, and Santa : Adobe Illustrator vector files for the Holidays!

When the holidays roll around you find clients and users alike scrambling for art. Now you can fill all those demansds from this very cool vector collection. Here we're talking about a collection of 196 top-quality Christmas vectors that will save you precious hours of work! In this set you will get a lot of vectors with Santas, Snowmen, Winter Ornaments, Winter Seamless Patterns, Kids and a lot more! November 21, 2014

GIGA BUNDLE Photoshop and Illustrator files / images for pennies each

Okay, you knew we'd be back with more help for graphic designers, illustrators, scrapbookers, teachers, painters and anyone else involved in the visual communications field. Here are not only tons of general clip, bruches, styles, patterns and textures ... but also great clip art for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and holidays of all kinds -- PLUS -- 630 Illustrations with Typography -- vector and raster graphics files under several dozen catagories! Just take a look at a few of the files you'll be downloading . . . November 12, 2014

429 Professional Photoshop Styles - never make styles from scratch again!

I guess you saw our previous Photoshop Styles downloads but now we have a new collection. If you have ever attempted to make a new Photoshop or Illustrator style, you probably know what a pain it is. Any of these 300 styles for Photoshop can be easily modified to create thousands more. You may never have to make another style from scratch -- ever! November 11, 2014