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Adobe Typekit Fonts and File Syncing for Adobe Creative Cloud Subscribers

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I am super excited about and super satisfied with 2 new features available for Adobe Creative Cloud users: Adobe Typekit Fonts and File Syncing. First one Adobe Typekit library is huge with lot of font families and search, sort and classification options, while file sync is what one can expect: to automatically sync files on user hard drive with Creative Cloud storage. Let me tell you my first impressions: this is amazing!. Especially Adobe Typekit fonts which you can start using in the middle of project without leaving or restarting application!. Yes, I wrote right, no mistakes: you can search for and install font in the middle of project with application running and start using font in your project immediately without restarting program. I checked for now with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator but it should work with any other program included in Creative Cloud. If you ask me how file sync work, my answer is: excellent. Immediately after Creative Cloud Files folder was created

Free Decorative Tiles Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Decorative Tiles 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 Decorative Tiles 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 . Decorative Tiles Patterns Preview:

How to Quick Turn Images Into Paintings Using Filter Forge

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It is very popular these days to turn digital images into paintings. There was recently entire course on creativeLive from Jack Davis. I like what he is doing and that's amazing, I even downloaded his presets and actions that was available during course. I won't discuss manual technics to turn images into paintings but rather how quick and easy to turn digital images into paintings using Filter Forge. Among many other filters there are and tons of filters to download for free and to turn images into paintings with one click. Best of all there are and controls available to tweak settings or even to save them as new preset . If you want to learn more about Filter Forge please follow this link to read my review: The Best Photoshop Plugin . Photo used for cover and step by step tutorial belongs to Colin Smith from PhotoshopCAFE who is author of Lightroom 5 for Digital Photographers course . How to download filters As already mentioned there are tons of filters  whic

How to Run Topaz Plugins From Photoshop Lightroom

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As you already know Topaz has excellent a must have Photoshop, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements plugins . In this tutorial, I will explain to you how to run Topaz plugins from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. First, of course, you need to install Topaz plugins if you do not have them already on your machine. I have all Topaz plugins installed including Fusion Express 2 which is free by the way, and let me give you one more information: if you have Topaz plugins installed with Photoshop for example and you plan to install Lightroom 5, you will have instant access to Topaz plugins because Lightroom is smart enough to pick up Topaz plugins and make them available from Photo menu or on right click on image. Let's go step by step. Step 1 Run Fusion Express Although you can run Topaz plugins from Library, Slideshow, Print module, I will assume that you are in Develop module and you have done some basic adjustments. There are 2 options to run Fusion Express 2: from Photo > Edit I

Base Metal Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Base Metal 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 Base Metal 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 . Base Metal Patterns Preview:

How To Quickly Find Tutorials and Help For Topaz Plugins

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As you know Topaz has excellent plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom . But do you know that Topaz also have excellent support for their products? There are tons of written and video materials with technical details, instructions and tips from experts. Best of all you can access them at any time without to even leave topaz plugin window. All you need to know is that all links to: help, tutorials and support are listed in Menu which is at the bottom left corner for any of Topaz plugins. Here are some guidelines for help and support with Topaz products: To open User Guide for any of plugins or products click on Menu to expand list and select User Guide item. User Guides are excellent and one that I opened to create screenshot below and for post cover is for Topaz DeNoise . User guide basically contains everything you need to know including What is Noise? . If you are visual learner and prefer video tutorials then click Menu > Tutorials  what wi

Upcoming Free Topaz ReStyle Webinars

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In one of previous posts I reviewed Topaz ReStyle - New Star on Topaz Sky  and as mentioned in another, complete program review:  Topaz - Excellent Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom Plugins , company is organizing free webinars with products training, tips and tricks from leading photographers and experts. In upcoming weeks you can watch online 3 free webinars which are dedicated to new and my first impression is this summer hit - Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Apple Aperture and iPhoto plugin: Topaz ReStyle . Free Topaz Restyle webinars list and registration links Here is order of webinars with dates and links for registration. By the way, on each registration page you can convert time to your timezone for what is provided link on top: Show in my Time Zone . You can register and watch for free regardless of your relations with Topaz or in other words you are not conditioned by ownership of any of their excellent plugins. Introduction to the NEW Topaz ReS

Flat Stone Pavement Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Flat Stone Pavement 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 Flat Stone Pavement  (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 . Flat Stone Pavement Patterns Preview: