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How to Use Focus Area Selection in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating In June of 2014, Adobe released it's largest update to Photoshop since migrating to the Creative Cloud subscription model. Amidst the host of new features and updates is a very interesting new selection feature; the Focus Area Selection. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Gilmar Smith!

When I received an email from Brad asking me if I wanted to write a guest post for Scott I was psyched. I screamed some colorful words like the ones coming out of the Master Jay Maisel’s mouth and I quickly wrote back saying YES! I was honored to even be considered to write onContinue...

Human Anatomy Fundamentals: How to Draw Hands

What You'll Be Creating Of all parts of the body, the hand is by many considered to be the hardest to draw. We all have stories of how, early on, we would keep our characters' hands behind their backs or in their pockets, avoiding as much as possible the task of tackling hands. Show More Summary

How to Create a Set of Annotations in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating I previously showed you how to create your own annotation style in Adobe Photoshop. In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple set of annotations in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn...Show More Summary

TIP: Super Techie, But Important Catalog Lingo

Catalogs and photo storage is always one of the most po […]

If you heard from me…that was me.

Above: That’s me. Not the print. That’s me holding the print. You know what I mean.  So many times I get Facebook or Twitter or G+ comments, even emails, that start off by saying, “To the person who comments for Scott” or “To whomever answers Scott’s emails” or “To the intern that responds to commentsContinue...

Comparing the Logo Creation Process Between Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating So often we break down logotypes and graphic design projects solely in Adobe Illustrator. Today's tutorial produces one project in both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, highlighting the process of design while using similar methods in each program. 1. Show More Summary

Protecting Your Photographic Memories. You Need to See This.

Last week I heard about this Tedx talk given by photographer Kevin Gilbert on the importance of protecting your photographic memories (I don’t want share too much more than that, because I really want you to hear it from him). His talk, titled “The Lost Generation,” is around 16-minutes long but it flies by becauseContinue...

Create an Epic Godzilla-Inspired Movie Poster in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating The original Godzilla movie is probably one of the most important and influential monster movies of all time. If you're a big fan of cinema, you have probably already heard about the new Hollywood remake, which is currently being promoted with some astounding artwork. Show More Summary

The A to Z of Inkscape

With so many different tools, methods, and extensions within Inkscape, it can be pretty overwhelming to cover everything. Thankfully, this A to Z of Inkscape will cover the best stuff this great vector program has to offer. Most of these have links that will bring you to a quick tip or tutorial relating to that tool. Show More Summary

Adobe Quietly Allays a Big Creative Cloud Concern in Lightroom 5.5 In the most recent update to Creative Cloud users, Adobe did something I just did not see coming, and it’s designed to allay the concerns of some Lightroom Creative Cloud subscribers (or potential subscribers). Watch the video above first (it’s really short) which explains what they did, then I did a short Q&A below,Continue...

The Secret News About Lightroom 5.5

Okay, maybe the news isn’t so secret anymore, but […]

How to Create Multiple Page Sizes in One Adobe InDesign File

What You'll Be Creating Adobe InDesign is a remarkable tool for many print and marketing design projects. It makes it extremely easy to work on publications, move design elements around, and export out for your printer. However, what happens if your project requires different sizes for each item? Letterhead is a great example of this. Show More Summary

Photoshop CC 2014: What’s New for Web Designers?

Last month saw the launch of the all new Photoshop CC 2014, with lots of great new features, especially for web designers. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the following new or improved features, and learn how to get started using...Show More Summary

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

The Art of Digital Photography: The Inspirational Series with Greg Heisler Join Mia McCormick and Gregory Heisler as they sit down to discuss Greg’s award-winning career as a portraitist. Greg is known the world over for his evocative portraits of some of the most well known leaders in government, business, the arts, and more. SpendContinue...

Create a Chalkboard Effect with the New Pen Tool in Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating On June 18th, Adobe rolled out some updated features for their latest release of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014. Included in the update was an improved Pen Tool. Check out the quick tip below showing how to manipulate the new Pen Tool in order to create an easy chalk-like design. 1. Show More Summary

Tips and Tricks for Wacom Inkling and Cintiq Users

In this article, I’m going to provide you with a general overview of some of the more popular devices from Wacom, based on first-hand experience in daily use. Beyond checking out a few of the amazing features these two devices offer, I’ll also give you some great tips to help you improve your workflow and experience using these devices. 1. Show More Summary

3 Ways To Zoom In On Your Photos in Lightroom

Since Lightroom is all about photos and most people lik […]

Create a Run Cycle Animation From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial I'll show you how to create an animation of a running cheetah, using a simple frame editor in Adobe Photoshop. First we'll learn how to prepare a base for every frame without a perfect reference,...Show More Summary

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