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Reverse Layers Order in Photoshop

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There is one command which you may not use it often but definitely it is worth to know about. It is command  in Layer > Arrange > Reverse sub-menu. To be honest I think I have never been using this command before but I knew about, at least I have idea that command which can reverse layers order in layer stack exist in Photoshop. Since my layers was arranged exactly opposite of how I need them to be arranged, I start searching for this command in Layer menu (where else?). With wrong arranged layers selected in Layer panel I discovered America or Reverse command in Layer > Arrange sub-menu. It works and it saved me time to drag (Ctrl/Cmd + ] or [ ) layers to rearrange them. Reference: Photoshop / Moving, stacking, and locking layers Product used in this tutorial: Adobe Photoshop CS6

Photo and Creativity Inspiration by Chris Orwig

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If you want some photo and creativity inspiration I will suggest you one of the very best photographers (my favorite) and most important creative heads: Chris Orwig. Visit his redesigned site , do not forget navigation on the left side and enjoy! You can also check out Chris Orwig's video tutorials on lynda.com or photography, Photoshop and Lightroom books on Amazon.com .

Free Concrete Seamless Tiling Patterns

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Concrete Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is today freebie. Patterns are created with  Filter Forge - probably best Photoshop plugin . Patterns size is 512x512px and you can use them for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in  freebies  section. Download Concrete Patterns (Google Docs) . If you have problem to install patterns read this tutorial:  How to install Photoshop patterns on Windows . You may also be interested in:  How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements . Concrete Patterns Preview:

Sell Your Graphic Design and Adobe Software Skills On Microlancer

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There is new star on freelance sky where you can sell your Graphic Design and skills with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign... Microlancer is under Envato  umbrella and gives pretty good opportunity for freelancers to offer service(s) and earn some money. You can read more about key benefits  from here . To become service provider you must submit application and from my experience you will get answer pretty quickly: within 48 hours. After you are approved as service provider, next step is to edit your service: to describe it and to upload examples. Here are available categories you can specify: Art and Illustration, eBook Design, Image Editing, Logos & Branding, Marketing Design, Presentation Design, Print Design, Social Media, Web Design and UI, App Icon Design. Price is all yours (within defined range) with fee of 30%. Last step is to submit your service for review, wait to be approved and you are up and running!. See you there. Interested to sell digital content ? Read th

Pixeden Excellent Free PSD Resource

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Pixeden site is an excellent resource with lot of highest quality PSD files. They are very clear in their licensing which ships with files: you can use free files for personal and commercial projects, attribution is appreciated but not required. In order to start downloading free files you will need to create free account. After creating free account just navigate to Free section and start downloading what you need. There isn't any prompts like pay with tweet or similar poor taste requirements. Files are high quality with well naming conventions and layers organization, the only imperfection is that author does not supply any help files with instructions and explanation–he (or they) probably assumes that everyone in this World know how to use provided files. Check out and other  Absolutely Free PSD Files .

Floor Covering Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Floor Covering Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is today freebie. Patterns are created with  Filter Forge - probably best Photoshop plugin . Patterns size is 512x512px and you can use them for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in  freebies  section. Download Floor Covering Patterns (Google Docs) . If you have problem to install patterns read this tutorial:  How to install Photoshop patterns on Windows . You may also be interested in:  How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements . Floor Covering Patterns Preview: If you are interested in premium package with Wood patterns see below what you can buy for $3 . For more premium patterns please visit Photoshop Plus > Patterns page.

Show Page Numbers on Top of Background Image in InDesign

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While writing help files for my new set of Photoshop seamless tiling patterns , I came in following situation: page numbers does not appears, actually page numbers are hidden under background image on each page. To complicate situation little more, I am not using exactly same background image on each page. After searching for help I found solution: create new layer for page numbers and bring it to the top . Yes, that's solution, I did it. To help you solve this problem I created screenshots which can be very useful for most of users which will meet this problem for the first time but also and reminder in case you forget how it works (like me for example). With Master page view active and new layer created (I will recommend you to name it: page numbers), you need to draw text frame on master page then go to: Type > Insert Special Character > Markers > Current Page Number. Basically layer page numbers should be above layer on which lies background image and that's

Selecting Layers and Groups in Photoshop Using Move Tool

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Most of time we are dealing with layers and groups in Photoshop. It is pretty easy to select layer or group in Layers panel: just click on it. Photoshop CS6 offers easy way to search and display (filter) layers by name , effect , attribute , kind … but what about selecting layers and groups and moving them around without to make that big effort to navigate cursor over Layers panel? It is possible off course and that's what I will present in this post. Method 1 Using Auto Select from options bar First method to quick and easy select layer(s) and group(s) without to even move cursor over Layers panel is using Auto Select in options bar which is just below menus. Requirement for this method is Move Tool selected and option Auto Select turned on. You must also decide what to auto select: Layer or Group from drop-down list on the right side of Auto Select:. Note that you must manually uncheck Auto Select option, it will remain selected and valid even after restarting P

Spiral Wallpaper Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Spiral Wallpaper Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is today freebie. Patterns are created with  Filter Forge - probably best Photoshop plugin . Patterns size is 512x512px and you can use them for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in  freebies  section. Download Spiral Wallpaper Patterns (Google Docs) . If you have problem to install patterns read this tutorial:  How to install Photoshop patterns on Windows . You may also be interested in:  How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements . Spiral Wallpaper Patterns Preview:

Where to Sell Online Digital Content for Adobe Products

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In this post I will list 3+3 options to sell digital content for Adobe products like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator... Adobe products are not limitation to sell digital content online but I will keep my recommendation in my field based on my personal experience and few months researches. There are 2 ways to sell your digital content: through communities (marketplaces) and on your own. When selling on your own keep in mind that you should have long time presentation and trust from potential buyers, otherwise it may not work as expected. When selling through communities it works better because buyers have trust and most of markets have approval process to ensure buyers will get expected and quality content. In my judgment and recommendation I am taking in account: amount of community members which are potential buyers, marketplace or company trust among buyers, approval process, responsibility of marketplace staff and willing to help, flexibility and finally my personal experience.