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Opt/Alt key is your friend

I know a lot of you folks know this, but it is a great […] The post Opt/Alt key is your friend appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.

Quick Tip: Create Dynamic Poses Using Gesture Drawing

What You'll Be Creating Characters looking stiff? Illustrations repeating the same old poses? Animation looking boring? Fret not, I have a cure! Dynamic gesture drawing is a great way to really loosen up and make your work interesting and more importantly fun! What You Will Need Reference images such as PhotoDune: group of teenagers jumping. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring James Hole!

Firstly thanks to Scott and Brad for the opportunity, and also thanks to Glyn Dewis for introducing me. Hi Everyone, My names James Hole, I’m from Brighton, UK and I’ve been given the wonderful opportunity to guest post on Scott’s blog today. I began my journey in photography at the end of 2012, when a friendContinue...

How to Create a Set of Graffiti-Inspired Line Icons Using Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Today I've got something special prepped in a form of a quick tip tutorial. In the following minutes we are going to look at how we can create a set of smooth graffiti-inspired line icons using Adobe Illustrator’s basic shapes and some drips of the Direct Selection Tool here and there. 1. Show More Summary

Heinz: Floating Ketchup Snake

That… that isn’t how ketchup actually behaves.   Who wants a nice floating ketchup snake on their hot dog? Yum! Thanks Ben, for submitting this image via our Facebook page. Ben took this photo while visiting LegoLand Windsor. The post Heinz: Floating Ketchup Snake appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

Tuts+ is Hiring Visual Design Course Instructors

Are you a skilled visual designer? Have you considered sharing your knowledge through teaching online video courses? We're growing our visual design course topics here at Tuts+, expanding deeper into teaching graphic, web, mobile, and interface design. Show More Summary

Quick Tip: the Magic of Photoshop's Blend If

What You'll Be Creating The opacity or transparency of a layer is usually seen as a kind of gradient—the layer can be fully opaque, fully transparent, or somewhere in between. But did you know that you can control the opacity of particular...Show More Summary

Something Acting Weird? Try Resetting Lightroom CC’s Preferences

If Lightroom CC is acting wonky, here's something you can try. Hey, it's a worth a shot, right? The post Something Acting Weird? Try Resetting Lightroom CC’s Preferences appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.

Wanna see a really old, yet really cool Lightroom trick?

Yesterday I gave a shout-out to Kristina Sherk’s new class on KelbyOne on high-end skin retouching techniques, and this is absolutely nothing like that. LOL!! I ran across this tutorial of hers last night on YouTube and when I saw the headline, “How to create Lens Flare in Lightroom 4? I just assumed that sheContinue...

Hit the Bullseye With This Dart Icon Quick Tip in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple darts arrow illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools, some simple effects and the Live Corners feature. Show More Summary

Designing Mobile App Interface in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a clean and simple iOS app interface for a fictitious reading app. We’ll start totally from scratch and I’ll walk you through the process of creating a structured and organised app interface including imagery combined with stylish typography and basic navigation. Show More Summary

Five Quick Things For Monday

Morning everybody, and welcome to “late post” Monday! Just a few quick things: 1. Quick Lightroom Skin Retouching Tip Today I posted a quick tip on Skin Retouching in Lightroom over at, based on a question I was asked at my seminar in Hartford on Friday. Here’s the link to that tip, but ifContinue...

How to Create a Detailed Lighthouse Flat Icon in Affinity Designer

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll go through the process of creating a lighthouse icon in a trendy flat style using Affinity Designer. We’ll be using simple shapes, such as rectangles and ellipses, and manipulating them with Boolean Operations to transform the shapes. Show More Summary

Skin Softening in Lightroom Quick Tip

A quick tip for skin retouching using a preset of for the Adjustment Brush. The post Skin Softening in Lightroom Quick Tip appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.

What You Can Learn From Some of the Web's Most Creative People

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration. There are days when everything seems too hard, the to-do list seems too long, and the goal we're working towards seems to have disappeared beyond the horizon. On days like that, it can really...Show More Summary

Design and Draw a Mascot for Team Awesome

What You'll Be Creating When browsing the tutorials here in the Design & Illustration section, you'll find a huge base of educational content written by many authors from all over the world. Some of the names, though, tend to appear more often than others. Show More Summary

New Course: Design Print-Ready Calendars

Why buy calendars each year, when you can learn to make your own? In Design Print-Ready Calendars, you’ll use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create two print-ready calendars: a compact calendar and a wall calendar. What...Show More Summary

Create a City Destruction Scene Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating ??????????????In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a city destruction scene. You'll learn how to destroy a city by adding broken, damaged elements and blending them using adjustment layers, masking and brushes. Show More Summary

Tip for Working With Type in Lightroom’s Book Module

A quick little tip for making your "type life" easier when working in the Book Module. The post Tip for Working With Type in Lightroom’s Book Module appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.

RCs New York City Gallery Show June 13, 2015 11AM-6PM

First off, I’d like to thank Scott for giving me the opportunity to share this invitation with you.  Next Saturday June 13, 2015 I will have a few of my images shown at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City as part of Canon’s #FromLightToInk campaign.  As a NYer, born and raised – IContinue...

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