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How To Create Realistic Distortions in Photoshop

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In this tutorial I will give you an idea on how you can create realistic distortions in Adobe Photoshop, in particular we will work with warp. Exact same technique (or similar) you an use to match any kind of distortions. Thanks to fantastic Photoshop's feature: Smart Object layer we can create templates for re-use, with as many different photos as we want. Steps to create realistic distortions Let me explain you my motivation for my project and this tutorial. There are hundreds and thousands of photo effects created using Smart Object layers, actions and so on which you can discover on the internet. Some of them looks realistic while others does not fit in this category. The question in my head was: how to ensure that distortion which is part of the effect is accurate? In particular, I start creating folded photo effect and I was in need to discover technique. The very first thought was to observe distortions and to create effects based on my memory. It won't work for

Free PSD Template: Single Frame On The Floor

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Today I have to share Single Frame On The Floor PSD mockup or template if you will. Provided file is layered, fully editable and can be used in  Photoshop CS6 - CC 2015 (even and earlier versions) . Mockup is created to help you when posting your photos online or to be used in print/epub material as a part of the publication. Instead of boring plain photos on your Facebook wall or in your publication you can place that photo in provided mockup and make things more interesting and more appreciated because it looks prettier and more effort is done for presentation.. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in  freebies section  and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free . What is included in the package Package contains PSD file, Photoshop actions and PDF help file with detailed instructions (in case you need them).

How To Create Gallery Wall Using Akvis ArtSuite and Photoshop

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In today's tutorial I will guide you through a few simple steps to create a gallery wall in Photoshop with some help of Akvis ArtSuite plugin which contains numerous of very cool and realistic frames. Steps to create gallery wall I will use photographed image downloaded from deposiphotos . You can use any image with interior or simple draw interior scene what will require few shapes, gradients and perhaps some texture for the floor. Step 1 Layout The very first thing after opening an image with interior is to define the layout. You can search Pinterest or similar sites for inspiration and samples. It is simple as that: draw rectangles using the Rectangle Tool and my suggestion is to name them as: clip area 1 , 2, 3 and so on because we will use those shapes later to clip placed images. I will use simple layout, you do not have to follow part with layout, I am going to give you an idea and one cool tip for Akvis ArtSuite. You can also colorize layers them for easier filterin

Apply Multiple Layer Masks to Single Layer in Photoshop CC 2015

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Layer masks are building blocks of Adobe Photoshop. I am using masks every single day and in almost each and every document created in Photoshop. Most of the time one layer mask is enough, but there are certain situations when you will need more than one mask. Ha, I can use vector mask next to the layer mask and problem solved! Well, it will work sometimes, not always. What if you want to mask vector shape? Photoshop will not allow you to create layer and vector mask! Is there a solution? Yes, that's why I am writing this quick tip. For the matter of fact, you can apply 11 layer masks to any single layer in Photoshop, let me explain you how. Why to apply multiple layer masks, anyway I came in situation while creating gallery on the wall composition. For highlights I am using Curves adjustment. Some masking is required and that's done using layer mask. Now where is the problem? Light is never distributed with the same strength all around, in other words, as it travel

Free PSD Template: Frame Layed Against The Wall

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Today I have to share Frame Layed Against The Wall PSD mockup or template if you will. Provided file is layered, fully editable and can be used in  Photoshop CS6 - CC 2015 (even and earlier versions) . Mockup is created to help you when posting your photos online or to be used in print/epub material as a part of the publication. Instead of boring plain photos on your Facebook wall or in your publication you can place that photo in provided mockup and make things more interesting and more appreciated because it looks prettier and more effort is done for presentation.. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in  freebies section  and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free . What is included in the package Package contains PSD file, Photoshop actions and PDF help file with detailed instructions (in case you need them).

What's New On Adobe Add-ons

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Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 Release has been out for a couple of weeks and there was changes on Adobe Add-ons to support new major release. Message: "Please come back in a few days" has gone and compatibility for most products is  automatically upgraded. For most, not for all products and if you are producer then you may need to email stuff (or to upload patch) in case that your product is compatible with the new release but not automatically upgraded. How to check if your product compatibility is upgraded You can simply visit your product page or go to producer portal and click on the product name on My Products tab. When a product page opens just take a look at the right side of screen under Compatibility . In case your product compatibility is not upgraded to CC 2015 then you need to upload a patch or to send email to avetting[at]adobe.com . New compatibility options when uploading/packaging product New on Adobe Add-ons from the producer's perspe

Material Design Lite Is Available For Download

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Good news for Material Design - Google design guidelines fans. There is new framework straight from Google available to download and use for free. They call this framework: Material Design Lite (MDL) and you can learn more from here . Getting started You can use hosted solution and to include three lines in your head section or to download/install css and javascript using several options. Components You have explanation and code samples in the Components section on the MDL site. I have tested how things work and it is really easy to include/use components even for absolute beginners. To quickly copy code, just click on scissors icon. Test MDL with Dreamweaver and Business Catalyst If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber then you can quickly test how thing works. You need a temporary site (read this article: Create Temporary Site Using Dreamweaver and Business Catalyst ) and three lines of code in header section. Templates To make things easier guys have p

Free Rough Wood Planks Patterns For Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share  Rough Wood Planks  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 Rough Wood Planks from Bojan Živković

Akvis Frames Is Available For Free

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In this post I want to pass to you information that Akvis Frames 1.0 is available for download and its free. Along the way you will get few default frames and option to download Free Frame Pack . What you can do with Akvis Frames You can decorate your photos with high quality frames, which are actually nice compositions created by artists. It is extremely easy to use software which is a standalone application without any special requirement. What is the benefit You do not need to purchase Akvis ArtSuite or Artistic Suite in order to use advantage of very cheap and high quality frame packs plus you will get few free frames. Share from Akvis Frames One of the benefits is ability to quickly and easily share your photos straight from the app. All you need to do is to click on the globe icon and to choose service. Requirements and compatibility Akvis Frames 1.0 does not have any special requirement. All you need is Mac or Windows OS and email address to register