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How to Automatically Level (Straighten) Photos in Lightroom CC

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Image used in this tutorial downloaded from Adobe Stock . Starting with Lightroom CC 2015/Lightroom 6 we have new Auto option which is added to the Crop tool. What this option does is to auto level your photos similar to the Upright . Using this option you can straighten automatically your photo based on horizon line detected in your photo. How to use Auto leveling  As already mentioned, you can access Auto leveling in the Develop module after activating the Crop tool ( R ). One way to level your photo is to click on Auto button. Another option for the same job is to Shift + double click on Angle slider. To confirm changes just double click inside photograph or click on Done button at the bottom right corner. We are usually using Angle slider to straighten photos (to level photos) but sometimes is too difficult to find exact and correct angle using the slider. Now we have a new command which can do that job for us automatically and usually it is doing a grea

Free Rocky Terrain Patterns For Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share  Rocky Terrain  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 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package

Akvis ArtWork 9 is Available Now

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Akvis ArtWork 9 is out and there are some major and huge benefits over previous version 8.0. By the way, this is a free upgrade for everyone who bought the product in the last 12 months . Users, whose license is older and is not valid for v.9.0, can get the new version for only $14.95. Here is link to upgrade/try software . What's new in ArtWork 9.0 Let's first cover what is officially available as a benefit or what's new: There is Decoration section which contains three tabs (panels): Canvas , Text and amazing Frame panel with hundreds of excellent and realistic frames. ArtWork 9.0 supports 4K and 5K Ultra HD screens. The cutting-edge interface provides better display capabilities. With new technologies, the texts and new vector based icons scale correctly even on super high-resolution monitors. The Quick Preview area has been increased. New Print options. It's now possible to print high-resolution images on multiple pages. Now is my tur

Align Layers & Groups to Selection in Photoshop

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Newest versions of Photoshop offers many visual guides and information's which are useful when aligning and distributing objects in the document. With View > Show > Smart Guides , you have plenty of useful information's displayed on your screen while moving and arranging objects. However, there is also an option to align layer or group to active selection which still can be quite useful to center layer or group of layers, for example. Steps to align to selection What you need to align things to selection is active selection, believe it or not! T he very first step is to create selection. You can select entire canvas using Select > All , to create a selection using any of selection tools or to create a selection based on Alpha channel or layer's transparency. Selection does not have to be rectangular or square. The only requirement is the active selection. The second step is to select layer(s) or group(s) of layers in your Layers panel which you w

Free Cartoon Bark Patterns For Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share  Cartoon Bark  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 6 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package

When, Why and How to Work With the Canvas Size in Photoshop

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In this quick tip, I will explain to you how to work with canvas size in Photoshop. Depend on the situation and your need for the specific project, you can work with entire canvas or with each of its 4 sides. Why to work with canvas size There can be many situations where you need to manage canvas size: to add border around image without covering it, to place before or after image , to crop the image non-destructively , to place two or more pages when preparing for print or even to create illustrator like workflow with pasteboard where you can define document area using stroke and to bring all elements that you need for your project. How to manage canvas size There are two options which you can use to increase or decrease canvas or each of its 4 sides: using Image > Canvas Size command and the Crop Tool . Working with Image > Canvas Size command When working with Image > Canvas Size  (Alt + Ctrl/Cmd + C) command you can precisely do your job in two ways: to c

Free Perfect Effects 10 Plugin For Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom

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Great news for those who like good and free plugins. OnOne software has released Perfect Effects 10 and they are giving it away for free, absolutely free. Perfect Effects can be used as a standalone app or as a plugin for Photoshop CS6 and later, Photoshop Elements 11 and later or Lightroom 4 and later release. Is it worth to install Perfect Effects 10 My answer is yes. It is worth to spend the time to download and install Perfect Effects which offers non-destructive workflow, plenty of instant and adjustable effects and filters plus a good amount of very cool photo borders. There are plenty of adjustable presets like: Black and White, Cinematic, Film, Hipster, Urban and so on. Some very cool filters like: Glow, HDR Look, Vintage plus numerous and very cool borders. How to get Perfect Effects 10 for free Visit OnOne site following this link . Navigate mouse over free and click on ON1 Effects 10 Free . Click on GET YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD button in the top right

Free Countryhouse Wall Patterns For Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share  Countryhouse 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 6 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package

Adding Keywords Using Painter in Lightroom CC

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Artwork for cover image downloaded from Adobe Stock In this quick tip, I will explain to you how to add keywords to your photos using Painter in Lightroom CC . Painter is tool or spray can at the bottom when you are in Grid View ( G ) or in other words in Library module > Grid View. How to activate Painter and to paint keywords As already mentioned, you should press letter G on your keyboard to go to Library > Grid View if you are not already there. If you do not see a spray can just above photo thumbnails or Filmstrip ( F6 ) then click on the triangle which is on the right side and select  Painter . Click on the spray can icon to activate the tool. From the Paint : drop down list select Keywords . Type your keyword in the text field which is on the right side of eyedropper icon ( Enter keywords here ). You can type more than one keyword separated by commas. Use keyword sets Instead of typing keywords you can choose from keyword sets your keyword(s).