Monday, June 25, 2012

Facebook Fan Page

Are you a facebook junkie?  Then good news, everyone!  Here's one more "Like!" button for you to click.  So go ahead ... you know you want to.  Just give it a little click, just one ... little ... click.  It will feel soooo good.  It's right over there, conveniently close to the Twitter button.  (Maybe you should click that, too?)  It's looks like this ...


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Smart Objects part 4: Non-destructive Editing With Smart Filters

As promised, here is the smart filter tutorial mentioned yesterday.  In this tutorial, we cover how to use smart filters in Photoshop to conduct non-destructive editing.  Learning to edit your projects non-destructively could arguably be one of the most vital skills for any designer.  Having the ability to go back at any point in your project, modify an edit, and have it update automatically could be worth its weight in gold.

I hope you enjoy this one and as always, if you have questions, comments, or feedback we'd love to hear it.  Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

Smart Objects Part 4: Smart Filters

Hey guys!  How's it going?  Here's a little preview of tomorrow's tutorial.  In this lesson, we'll generate a random design pattern, using the non-destructive editing power of smart objects, this time with smart filters.  We'll cover how to first apply smart filters, then go back to make changes to the filters after the fact, all without a single undo.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Photoshop 3D Lightbulb: Sneak Peak

Here's a little preview of my latest work-in-progress.  I'm attempting to create a close-to-photo-realistic light bulb from scratch using no outside resources.  There's still a few kinks to work out, but once I'm done, do you guys think this is interesting enough for a tutorial?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Smart Object Tutorial #3: Stacking layer styles non-destructively

Hey, guys!  I hope Saturday is treating you well!

Last weekend, I declared it reader's choice weekend and invited my readers to submit a topic for my next tutorial.

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply multiple layer styles on top of each other additively using smart object to avoid destructive editing.

Here are two other tutorials showing other tips for using smart objects.
Using Smart Objects as a Multi-reference Tool
Using Smart Objects to Apply Multiple Strokes Nondestructively


1000 Page Views!

It's official!  We've broken 1000 page views!  Now I know in the big big world of the internet, that doesn't seem like much, but for us peasants down here on the ground, that's a big milestone.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us thus far.  Stick around.  It can only get better.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New tutorial ideas-Reader's choice weekend

It looks like a dry well for tutorial ideas this weekend.  Anything you guys would like to see?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Captain America's Shield Tutorial

In today's tutorial, we will learn how to make a near photo-realistic reproduction of Captain America's iconic shield using a couple of tricks that aren't usually thought of when you're working in Photoshop.

This is one of the longest and most complete tutorials I've done, and it has tons of stuff packed in here.  It uses bump mapping, normal mapping, 3D material imports, image-based lighting ... the list goes on.

Saturday, June 2, 2012