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Camera Tricks for Non-Photographers - Part II

Make Your Own Filters and Special Effects
In our last camera tricks session we covered some basic techniques related to camera operation, lens usage, and camera settings to achieve different image effects without the use of Photoshop.
This time around we will still achieve in-camera effects but with the use of homemade lens filters and accessories that [...]

Really Cool Photoshop Effects Part III

In our hat of magic Photoshop tricks, we’ve pulled out a few more items that we thought you might be interested in.
These effects and their related tutorials (click on the bold text or the image) are really fun to try out. They incorporate functions of Photoshop such as layering, transparency, blending, and other methods.
It will [...]

Camera Tricks for Non-Photographers Part I

1986 B.P. (Before Photoshop)
Photoshop is a fun program and can be used to turn plain photographs into unusual or improved versions. But before Photoshop arrived, photographers were using in-camera effects to put some pop into their images.
What Is an In-Camera Effect?
This means the manipulation of a photographic image through the use of special lighting, shutter [...]

Really Cool Photoshop Effects Part 1

Photoshop is like a magic hat. Inside it you’ll find and discover all sorts of tricks that allow you to manipulate and transform images to another state of being.
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Photoshop can be a little tricky sometimes because of the depth of all its features. But this shouldn’t scare anyone away from using this great program. In [...]

Web-Based Photo Editors: Fast, Fun, and Mostly Free

It may seem odd but using a web-based photo editor is sometimes perferable to firing up Photoshop or some other computer software based photo editor. These little gems are easy to use, fast, and come in a variety of configurations.
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Some of the programs are surprisingly full-featured, while others do really simple tasks such as [...]

Good, Free Stuff for Your PC: Part 1 of 2

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It was a dark and stormy night. The lightning pulsed outside my rain pummeled window, but I was safe and sound inside my study. The comfort of my surroundings lulled me into a sense of warm, contented security.
I tapped away on my keyboard and graphics pad; the project I was working on seemed almost [...]

Numbering Pages in a Single-Fold Layout Graphic Design Project

Numbering a multi-page single-fold document is anti-intuitive to many people. It does not make sense to most people if they just glance at the numbering pattern.

Which Graphics Tablet or Digital Graphics Pen Display Should Graphic Designers Buy

As a graphic designer, you probably have tried digital graphic tablets before. Heck, you might even own one or two already. But do you realize how far digital graphics tablets have come in the last few years?

Label Package Design Creation Process from Start to Finish by Expert Graphic Designer Lauren Peone

This article was written by Lauren Peone, Creative Director of laurendesigns. Lauren is an expert freelance graphic designer who has been in the design and fine art business for over 10 years. She has documented the design of a package label from start to finish (along with other helpful tips) in order to help other graphic designers.

Productivity Tools for Efficient Graphic Designers to Automate Design Process

You will find that a lot of these tools can automate your graphic design process by actually doing the tedious repetitive tasks that slow you down. There are a ton of tools listed here, so make sure to bookmark this page.

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