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Spiral Collage from Single Image Photoshop Actions

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This is set with flexible and easy to use Photoshop actions which creates spiral collage from single image. There are total of 9 different effects which can be customized by hiding some of pieces. Final effect are pieces of original image on separate layers.

What you need to know about actions There are only two requirements: you must have only one layer in document: Background layer and image must be 5×7 or 3×2 aspect ratio. Aspect ratio are proportions Width versus Height. Ratio 5×7 means image should be 500×700px, 1000×1400px, 2000×2800px and so on. Pixel dimensions and resolution pixels per inch does not play any role, only proportions. Most of your images images are probably 5×7 and 3×2 ratio but anyway you can easily meet this requirement simply by choosing one of two ratios for Crop Tool in Photoshop or Camera Raw/Lightroom. If you have any doubt or difficulties just read PDF help file which ships with product and test files.

Download test files and buy links To check quality …

Free Denim Weave Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Denim Weave Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is today freebie. Patterns are created with Alien Skin Eye Candy. Patterns size is 512x512px and you can use them for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section.

Download Denim Weave 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.


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Photoshop Related Boards and Tutorials on Pinterest

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Pinterest is one excellent resource to find inspiration but also and tutorials (video and written), books, courses, plugins and so on. In this post I want to recommend you few Photoshop related boards to follow and to give you tip how to quick find what are you looking for. Advantage of Pinterest is visual preview with title/description and unlimited scrolling which works nice and fast. So, everything that Pinterest has to offer on your search term will be listed in one page, load time is fantastic and when something draws your attention just click on image to open pop-up with larger view and link (Website) to open web page with tutorial, book, freebies, plugin, actions...

Photoshop related Pinterest Boards to follow I will recommend you only few boards which are under my likeness and guaranty that you will find highest quality Photoshop related content. Later in this post see instruction how to research on your own.

Photoshop Tips > Photoshop
This is one of the best boards with al…

Filter Forge Filters for Winter Scenes and Holidays

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It's winter. Christmas and New Year. Greetings and presents. I guess most of you are looking for winter effects, backgrounds and elements for greeting cards. That's my reason to write this post: I want to recommend you some Filter Forge filters.

Filter Forge has everything you need: from elements for your design through snow effects to winter scenes, backgrounds and even one click Christmas snowglobe with your image inside. You can generate and seamless tiling patterns for your web page by the way.


It is really amazing how many filters are available for download. I will list only, in my opinion, best and highest quality filters which are under my likeness. It is easy to check them all and to find your favorites. Click Filter Library: Download more filters link in top right corner of Filter Forge window then type Snow, Christmas, New Year... in search bar. There is and new slide show option to preview all listed filters very quickly in largest possible view. When you find filte…

New York Glamor Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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New York Glamor 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 New York Glamor 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.


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New Benefits for Adobe Certified Experts

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Great news certified people: Adobe launched Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) finder what means more opportunities and more clients. This is a new tool that will show your name, the certifications you hold, and your location (country and region). The finder is great for license owners, but also and for those who needs them. Now with ACE finder it is easy to find an Adobe Certified Expert near you. Available sort options are: by product, Country and Province/State.


If you are certified then look in your inbox for email with info and instructions how to update your profile in order to see your name on list with available Adobe Certified Experts. To make things little easier here is what you need to do (I am one of those who are not reading right sidebar which contains detailed instructions in this case):

After you sign in on Adobe Certified Portal look at left sidebar and click Update Personal Info. At the bottom of page you will see Custom Questions section. Choose Yes from drop down list …

How to Change Global Light in Photoshop CC (per Document and Global)

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Global Light in Photoshop affects couple of Layer Effects: Bevel and Emboss, Inner Shadow and Drop Shadow. When Use Global Light option is checked, changing Global Light for any of mentioned effects will change light automatically for remaining two. This is change per document and can be done from Layer Style dialog, using right/Cmd + click on Effects below layer thumb > Global Light or from Layer > Layer Style > Global Light.

As mentioned change to Global Light with document open won't change default values: Angle 120 and Altitude 30. To make global change for every new document you must close all open documents and to visit Layer > Layer Style > Global Light dialog. Type values in Angle and Altitude text fields and confirm on OK button.

Note: changes to Global Light on global basis (without any document open) won't change Global Light when you open already saved documents, it will affect only new documents including Layer Styles/Effects copied and pasted fro…

Ebony Wood Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Ebony Wood Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is today freebie. Patterns are created with Alien Skin Eye Candy. Patterns size is 512x512px and you can use them for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section.

Download Ebony Wood 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.


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Review: Akvis Oil Paint - Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Plugin

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Recently, Akvis published a new and excellent product: Oil Paint. It is amazing piece of software which converts digital photos into oil paintings. Conversion is so realistic but there are and other required qualities: fast rendering, simple to use and I must mention that in introduction: non-destructive Crop tool in standalone version. Yeah, cropped portion of image is actually hidden just like in Camera Raw and Lightroom.

Key Benefits In this section I will list only, in my opinion, key benefits of Akvis Oil Paint with some further explanation below.
Extremely simple to use.Realistic conversion.Plenty of excellent presets.Small proxy preview window which shows you up selected preset applied to only one part of image. This is great and excellent contribution to overall speed.Fast rendering.Sharing options to share your work on several popular sharing sites without to save file on hard drive or to leave Oil Paint window.Ability to record Photoshop actions and batch process images.Non…