Showing posts from March, 2015

Surreal Linen Fabrics Patterns For Photoshop and Elements

Today I have to share Surreal linen fabrics seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Surreal linen patterns are useful for Web and Print design. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free.

Patterns in this package are created using The Best Photoshop Plugin: Filter Forge. There are and so many other cool things that you can do using Filter Forge and Photoshop.

What is included in the packagePackage Patterned Fabric contains set with 7 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 128x128px, 256x256px and 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package

How to Record Flexible Layout Actions in Photoshop (Part 1)

In this tutorial we will cover how to record flexible actions which will quickly create expected pre-defined layout regardless of document dimensions, orientation and aspect ratio. This is one of the very basics and any Photoshop user will see the benefit.

What are flexible actions Flexible means that your action will draw, for example, 4 equal in dimension shapes, regardless of document dimensions, orientation and aspect ratio. I am talking about starting point where created document is divided into 4 equal parts.

Let's say you are recording action to draw 4 equal shapes and you are doing that (recording action) with document which have dimensions 1000x1000px what is 1:1 aspect ratio. In essence, your shapes are dividing document into 4 equal parts and your document will look like what you see on the screenshot below.

If you run your action and you specify 5x7 inches (what is 5:7 aspect ratio) for document size you will get again 4 shapes which are equal and are dividing documen…

Creating Online Store With Adobe Muse

In this post I will present you two options that are available to you to quickly and easily create an online store using Adobe Muse, Ecwid widget or Business Catalyst platform. The third option is the current state of my Photoshop Plus site: Adobe Muse and FastSpring to maintain files and for payment processing. There are more options of course, but I will limit myself to what I have tested and checked how things works.

Online store using Muse and Ecwid widget This is the easiest way to create an online store. You can get the Ecwid widget from Adobe Add-ons site for free. Visit Ecwid Ecommerce Widget page and and just click on Free button.

The widget will be downloaded to your Downloads folder and you must load it using the Library panel in Adobe Muse.

All you need to do in Muse is to drag the widget onto canvas (page). In essence, you can create an online store in an hour or two using couple of widgets. It is easy as that. When Ecwid comes into question just to let you know that you…

Old Photo Overlays For Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Today I have to share Old Photo overlays for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. This package contains 5 different overlays saved in PSD file format with dimensions 3000x2000px what you can easily change. If you need inspiration how to use overlays, please read one of my recent posts: Process of Creating Vintage Style Frame Using Photoshop, Illustrator and Filter Forge. The license for this freebie is free for personal and commercial use as and everything else listed on freebies page and my site Photoshop Plus.

Overlays in this package are created using The Best Photoshop Plugin: Filter Forge. There are and so many other cool things that you can do using Filter Forge and Photoshop.

Preview of old photo overlays Here is quick preview of what you will get from the link above.

How to Create Puzzle Pieces Template in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I will guide you step by step to create a puzzle piece template in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014. We will create template which will have minimum anchor points and each and every puzzle piece can be easily selected and manipulated.

Before we start creating puzzle pieces I did some research on this topic, and in this tutorial we will create a simple and nice puzzle piece pattern based on what I have seen as real World examples in our shops in Niš, Serbia. You can find and many other examples online like Ravensburger puzzles. In essence, most of the puzzles that I have seen have square or nearly square pieces. That's what we are going to create using the very basic tools and options, plus a little bit of math.

Step by step instructions As mentioned before, I will use photographed, real World example to simplify things and to trace what we need to create a template. You can use any image with puzzle pieces or just take a look at sample below and draw something similar.