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How to Create an Easy Cooking Card in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial, we will learn to create a cooking card that can be used as a cover for cookbook or recipe card, in Adobe Illustrator. We will use simple forms, learn how to move individual anchor points using the Direct Selection Tool. Show More Summary

10 Steps to a Quick Set of Emoticons in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Emotes, emojis, smiley faces; whatever you call them they're ubiquitous within blogs, text messages, and chat programs. Being on such a small scale makes this a job for some cute pixel art, which is easily accomplished in Adobe Photoshop. 1. Show More Summary

Create an Easy Glitter Glue Inspired, Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Adobe Photoshop filters can be used to create many amazing textures. this tutorial will show you how to create a glitter texture, then use it with a couple of Layer Styles to create a glitter glue inspired text effect. Show More Summary

Create an Easy Field of Flowers Pattern Design in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Create a simple, shape-driven floral pattern with Adobe Illustrator. Use polygons to make each of the pattern's elements, distort them with vector effects, and use the Pattern Options panel in order to bring your design together. 1. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

I recently had the opportunity to cover a sold out arena show for the band Third Day, who gave me full access to do pretty much anything I wanted. Today I want to share some of those shots with you, as well as my experience covering the show. I also recently shot some band portraitsContinue...

What's New in Filter Forge 4.0?

Filter Forge is a versatile Photoshop plugin, which can be used to create many different types of textures and effects. Its online Filter Library provides instant access to more than 9,890 free community-created filters, and its Visual...Show More Summary

Interview With Julia Kuzmenko McKim

Julia Kuzmenko McKim is a beauty, fashion and portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher, and educator, currently residing in Los Angeles. Recently, I had a chance to talk with McKim, who has become really well known for her work in photography and retouching. Show More Summary

Featured Art From Design Challenge #8

Last month, we announced a design challenge that truly tested the creativity of our G+ community. We supplied artists with stock photos shot by Tuts+ Photoshop Editor, Grant Friedman to work with and transform into their own work of art. Show More Summary

How to Create a Dramatic Digital Painting in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will take you through the process of creating a dramatic digital painting in Photoshop, and show you how to illustrate an eagle and falcon battling it out in the sky. Let's get started! Speed Art Video Before beginning, download the source files for this tutorial, found at the top-right of the page. Show More Summary

100 Ways Lightroom Kicks The Bridge (and Camera Raw’s) A$$!

A few years ago, Matt and I started a project to answer a question we’ve been asked again and again: “I already have the Bridge & Camera Raw — why should I switch to Lightroom? ” or “I thought Lightroom was just the same as the Bridge and Camera Raw.” Uggh! It kind of like saying “I alreadyContinue...

It’s a Perfect Day! (A short story about yesterday)

DISCLAIMER: This story has nothing to do with photography, or Photoshop or Lightroom or anything like that. It’s just about my birthday, which was awesome because I have an awesome wifey, which is what the story is about. Just so you know.  It actually started Saturday night… So, the wifey and I are sitting aroundContinue...

How to Make Awesome Fireworks Photos!

Hi Gang: July 4th is a big holiday for us here in the US — it’s Independence Day — a day where all Americans celebrate their independence from Glyn Dewis and Dave Clayton (shown pictured with me above. This shot was taken during the Third Global Biennial Conference on International Bakery Treats held at a random PretContinue...

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

DSLR Filmmaking: Video Basics Join Mia McCormick on location in Las Vegas for a fantastic primer on video basics for DSLR filmmaking. Mia expertly guides you through all of the fundamental concepts required for taking your DSLR video to the next level. In this class you will learn about the key camera settings needed forContinue...

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring John Harrington!

Expanding to Motion/Video and Registering Your Copyright Online I’m pleased to be returning to the blog and before I get started, I thought I’d share a few images from the last few weeks that have kept me busy in Washington, D.C. On assignment covering the President, we left The White House in the motorcade whereContinue...

Designing a Simple Instagram Based Portfolio in Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial I'll guide you through the process of creating a simple and clean Instagram-based portfolio. We'll use some striking imagery, a clean color palette and smooth typefaces. We'll start off by creating a web version and then I'll show you how to quickly adapt it for mobile view. Show More Summary

Make the Move From Aperture to Lightroom With Us Tonight at 7pm

On the heels of Apple’s announcement Friday that they’ve discontinued both Aperture and iPhoto (they will be replaced by the new “Photos” App in the next version of the Mac OS, to be released next year), we want to help you make the transition to Lightroom. To that end, we’re hosting a FREE Webinar tonightContinue...

BREAKING NEWS: Apple confirms that Aperture is discontinued

Apple has pulled the plug on Aperture. But not only Aperture, iPhoto is a goner, too! Both are reportedly to be replaced with a new Photos app (the one Apple demo’d at WWDC) in the next release of the Mac OS (Mac OS Yosemite), something this fall. Wow!!! Kinda stunned. Not as stunned as the guyContinue...

First Look: Think Tank Photo’s “My 2nd Brain” Briefcase (laptop bag)

Above: Look how much smaller the new bag is, yet it holds all my junk. Ahem…I mean my essential gear for travel. ;-) If you’re like me, you’re never really happy with your laptop bag. That was me for most of my life (well, most of my laptop toting life anyway), until about 5 yearsContinue...

My Favorite Lightroom Plug-ins Are On Sale

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