The Tools and Features of Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Photoshop is the leading image editing and graphics editing software programs available for professional graphic designer and digital artists. This article summarizes the best features of Adobe Photoshop and the tools that are available while touching up digital photos and graphics.
Slideshows Galore by Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 - This article covers Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 and its Slideshow capabilities. Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 can take still digital photographs and make these still photos into a digital slide show...and it is all very simple. This article will take you through the techniques available in Photoshop Elements 3.0 to create a Slideshow.
Adobe Photoshop’s Pen Tool for Tracing Vectors - This article is a Adobe Photoshop tutorial for using the Pen Tool for Tracing Images to create Vector graphics. Vector graphics are useful because you can stretch them without losing resolutions...so by learning to use the Photoshop Pen Tool to Trace images, you will gain a powerful advantage by implementing the power of vector graphics.
Adobe Photoshop File Formats : psd, pdd, jpeg, jpg, gif, png, eps, tiff - If you are an Adobe Photoshop user then I am sure there have been times that different file formats wouldn't open up in Photoshop. This article covers all of the popular file formats and what formats Photoshop will recognize and open up or save as, and what the pros and cons are of each of these graphic formats.
Creating 3D Text Effects in Adobe Photoshop - If you are a graphic designer or a web designer, no doubt you either already know how to create cool text effects in Adobe Photoshop or you want to know how to. This Photoshop tutorial is for the latter. In this Photoshop tutorial, we will teach you how to create cool 3D text effects that will pop out from your website's or brochure's background!!
10 Things Could Use Adobe Photoshop For (Restore Old Photographs : Correct Photo Mistakes : Adding Graphics to Videos : Text Effects : Add Text to Photos) - Most people don't use Photoshop to its fullest capabilities. Here are just ten uses to which you could put this highly versatile software.
Beauty is a Joy with Adobe Photoshop (Retouching Photos to Make People Beautiful in Adobe Photoshop) - I have been in the digital business for quite some time now, and what I regularly encounter are numerous questions on how to remove blemishes from photos so that their faces would look great and give that “fashion-magazine look” that the media is glamorizing so much nowadays. Here are a few suggestions then from a photographer on beauty retouching.
Unique Grunge Effects on Adobe Photoshop - The Grunge effect in Photoshop are what is 'in' lately and can be used for dark and mysterious designs. This article / tutorial will teach you how to create these grunge effects in Adobe Photoshop. Follow the following easy steps to create these scary effects yourself.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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