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Free Royal Carpet Patterns For Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share  Royal Carpet  seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with  .pat  extension and can be used in  Photoshop and Photoshop Elements . 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 package Package contains set with 10 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package Royal Carpet Patterns from Bojan Živković

Content Aware Magic in Photoshop CC 2015

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Content Aware Fill is not something totally new in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 release , but it is one of the proves of dominance and power of this software. Actually, there is a new feature: the Photomerge dialog now has a Content Aware Fill Transparent Areas option. In this post I want to present you one small part of the magic and encourage you to use this option more often even in situations when it seems that Content Aware just can't work. The magic In this section I will present you Edit > Fill > Content-Aware command, although the same feature (option) is also present with retouching tools: Spot Healing Brush, Patch Tool (with its non-destructive option) and Content-Aware Move Tool. Let's see a problem that I recently had. There are preview images on my hard drive which I already have and I want to use again. The problem is that preview images are smaller of what I need and unfortunately I wasn't enough clever to save layered PSD files. It is not a

Quick Export As... in Photoshop CC 2015

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Photoshop CC 2015 is here and there are tons of new features and enhancements. You can check official what's new for more information's. In this post I will give you a quick tip for one of the new features: Quick Export as ... and let me suggest you to read a Jeff Tranberry's post: Save for Web in Photoshop CC 2015 . I will also tell you which are (and why) my favorite new features. My favorite new features in Photoshop CC 2015 Here are my top favorites: I will start with Artboards . It is extremely useful new feature which opens a whole new world of possibilities and convenience, especially for brothers designers. I will give you a few tips in some of the next tutorials.  Export As dialogue with several options which tends to replace Save for Web and to speed up process. Layer Styles dialog which allows us to apply multiple effects so we do not need tips and tricks anymore to add multiple strokes , for example.  Glyphs panel, finally! I do not need C

Free Logs Wall Patterns For Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share  logs wall  seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with  .pat  extension and can be used in  Photoshop and Photoshop Elements . 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 package Package contains set with 12 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package Logs Wall Patterns from Bojan Živković

How to Create Stack Of Photos in Photoshop CC 2015

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Today I will explain you how to create stacks of photos in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 which is full of new and exciting features like Quick Export as ..., Search Adobe Stock where you can download (directly to Libraries ) watermarked images which you think may work for your project or to search for inspiration. I am scratching the surface with new features just to remind you to update our friend, otherwise we will deal exclusively with a stack of images in this post. Here is a link to try/buy Scattered Collages , my product with PSD templates. Template that we are going to create in this post is one of many included in the package. Steps to create stacks of images My goal is to give you an idea which approach to take. Feel free to use your own creativity or search Adobe Stock as mentioned above for inspiration and to see how others are doing staking. Step 1 Create a new blank document The very first step is to create a blank new document. I will start with 3:2 ratio docu

How to Create Polaroid Style Collage/Effect in Photoshop

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In this post I will explain you how to create a very cool Polaroid style collage in Photoshop using, basically, two shapes and one layer effect. It is extremely simple and flexible technique, you just need an idea how to do get started. Steps to create collage There are a couple of ways to achieve exactly the same result. I decided to present you technique with clipping mask because it is more flexible and you can continue exploring and playing around with the final effect. This effect works well with images where a person (subject) holds something in its hand either in front or above. Step 1 Open an image and flatten it if needed The very first step is to open any image in Photoshop and to flatten image in case you have layered file. Step 2 Draw square There are many possible variations, I will simply present effect with the square as a base. Grab Rectangle Tool ( U ) and click once in the image area. My document is 960px wide and I will type 200px for Width and He

Smart Use of Conditional Actions in Adobe Photoshop

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This tutorial is a continuation of How To Create Geometric Collages in Adobe Illustrator series of posts, it is number 5 for precision. I am using more descriptive title because we are going to automate image placement in a template created in Illustrator and imported in Photoshop. We have covered how to use action to automate task of image placement, but there is one more option which I must mention: conditional actions . Using this option introduced in Photoshop CS6 we can make our actions smarter and easier to maintain/change/adapt. The key is to understand what conditions can do and of course, to start using them. Why to use conditional actions So we have already recorded pretty simple action which does the job. Why to bother with conditional actions you may ask? There are a couple of reasons to use conditional actions: Actions can make decisions based on condition what is a very powerful feature. For example, action with If statement can decide whether to play some oth