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Couple of Ways and Tips to Place One Image Next to Another in Photoshop

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This is one of a must know, basic how to's in Photoshop. Although it seems an easy task which every Photoshop user already have under fingertips, in reality I am receiving lot of emails with same or similar question: How to place one image next to another in Photoshop? How to place two images in Photoshop so one is on the left and another on the right side? There a lot of tutorials on internet how to accomplish this task and again people keep asking same question. In this tutorial I will provide several solutions for every situation and include download links to get free actions and automated PSD templates which will make this task painless with only effort to select images to place. Lets start with manual methods.

Place images using Place command If someone ask me to place two images one next to another in Photoshop, I will ask him what is output size? You should know output size although it is relative and can be changed at any time from Image > Image Size. Actual process is…

Bumped Metal Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Bumped 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 Bumped Metal Patterns (Google Drive).


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.


Bumped Metal Patterns Preview (plus one on top):





Filters to Create Patterns From Input Image in Filter Forge Photoshop Plugin

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In this post I will introduce you one more excellent function or capability of amazing Filter Forge: filters to create patterns from input image. You can start with really any image you have on your hard drive or even with shape(s). Filters for this kind of effects are grouped under Effect Filters > Patterns and you can download them by clicking on Filter Library: Download more filters link in top right corner of Filter Forge window.


Rendering time of all filters I will mention, in fact of all filters I have tried from this category is 0.5 seconds. Yes, this filters are extremely fast in rendering effect or pattern what is very important because you will always want to see lot of results before deciding which one to use. Here is one tip: if you have seen some cool pattern but you didn't stop to save it there is option: Randomizer > Back to go back in time (Undo) and reproduce previously rendered results. Back option is button on the left side of Next Variant in Settings tab…

What Is Doing Scrubby Zoom in Photoshop CC?

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This is one of features which you may never realized but in fact it can be very useful. Scrubby Zoom is introduced couple of versions ago and is available from Options bar with Zoom Tool active. Now what is doing this feature? It allows you to quick zoom in and out just by clicking on image and dragging to the right (Zoom In) or to the left (Zoom Out). How fast Photoshop will zoom in or out depends on how fast or slow you are moving your mouse after clicking on image. Once enabled this feature works all the time so you need to know only how to access Zoom Tool from your keyboard: letter Z, Ctrl/Cmd + Spacebar or: with any tool active hold down Z on keyboard + click and drag but do not forget to release mouse button before releasing Z key to go back to previously active tool.


On the other hand if you prefer to click and drag marquee over part of image you want to zoom in, now you know what is preventing you - turn off Scrubby Zoom in Options bar.

Four Color Cubic Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Four Color Cubic 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 Four Color Cubic Patterns (Google Drive).


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.


Four Color Cubic Patterns Preview:






Akvis Artistic Suite Review

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I always wanted to draw and paint. That's my wish from childhood. Unfortunately I lack in skills to paint and draw. Fortunately there are software's which can do that job for me. There are software's which can convert digital images to realistic paintings and sketches. In fact sometimes I can not believe that sketch or painting is generated using software, it is so realistic! Add to paintings and sketches and realistic frames plus cool image edges and effects and you have idea about my today's review of Akvis Artistic Bundle.

About Akvis Artistic Suite Akvis has lot of quality plugins and tools but I chose set or bundle of products which is most interesting for me, designers and artistic souls. Akvis Artistic Suite contains three products: Akvis ArtSuite, Sketch and ArtWork. Advantage of bundled products is lowered price or discount of 30%. Good thing with Akvis is that they have several licensing volumes which differs in features but also and in price so everyone ca…