When a reader posted this sample to the Photoshop 911 forum, we decided to help out with a tutorial. Here we'll walk you through the steps required to simulate the art for this hockey team. It's easy and works in all versions of Photoshop and Elements -- utilizing a patterned, monochromatic background with the subject highlighted with a glow. August 1, 2009
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Page 2 of tutorial about building a monochromatic patterned background... now, we'll generate the background pattern then apply it to our image, coupled with a color fill layer. Using blending modes, blurring and opacity, the pattern becomes real August 1, 2009
Next, we'll create a glow behind the photo subject we cut out using the pen tool in part one of the series. This provides a wondeful contrast to our monochromatic patterned background! Then we'll demonstrate why color fill layers are so cool by changing the whole image with a single click. August 1, 2009
Insider Software and Bitstream have partnered to bring a bundle of professional OpenType fonts. The collection contains well-defined kerning pairs, full Character Sets,and reliable metadata, and includes book and text fonts, creative and display fonts, script and handwriting fonts, mono-width fonts and symbol and dingbat fonts. July 31, 2009
Wondering what to do with your photos to make a unique presentation? One of the more popular layouts we've presented over the years is the Digital photo tent display - great novelty, and a wonderful gift idea July 30, 2009
The listing of combined news resources for 2009 from August back to January, for shareware, software, news items about the industry, spam, security, new books, etc. July 25, 2009
Photoshop layer effects were a big advancement for Photoshop users. However, sometimes they don't quite make the grade. For drop-shadows, you may want to improve the effect by making your own custom shadows. Here's an easy tutorial to accomplish that feat ... July 22, 2009
The designer is often faced with customer-supplied photos. Many times there's little you can do to save them. One rule you can always count on is Isolation. Add drama and focus the readers' attention by isolating the subject of an image. While there are many ways to do this, here's my favorite way to add depth of field to perk up those dull photos July 16, 2009
Part two of our cropping tutorials -- when you need to crop a photo, but keep the aspect ratio the same. You may even want to scale the photo, right? Well, without looking, here's how to Keep Aspect Ratio while Croppping July 16, 2009
The Gallery at the Design & Publishing Center sometimes runs across particularly outstanding art, that we like to share it with the rest of the Design Center readership. Please enjoy the exhibits ... July 7, 2009