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How to Use Bird's Eye View in Adobe Photoshop CC

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In this quick tip, I will explain to you what is and how to use Bird's Eye View in Photoshop.

What is Bird's Eye View In essence, Birds Eye View is the quick and effective way to navigate (pan and zoom) large or zoomed in image without to scroll or to drag. You just click and move the cursor (rectangle) to the part of the image which you want to have displayed on your screen.

Video tutorial Here is my recording which is covering some of the ways to navigate large image including probably most effective way: Bird's Eye View.



Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5

How to Hide Page Elements at Any Breakpoint in Muse

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Adobe Muse is responsive what means you do not have to worry about scaling of page elements. However, sometimes you will want to hide some of them at some breakpoint or for some of the screen sizes. It is super easy to accomplish in Adobe Muse using one simple command: Hide in Breakpoint.

Why and how to hide elements The very first question which you can ask is: why to hide any page element? The reason can be that element(s) is not that important for mobile users or that element is making too much crowd on small screens.

Now comes interesting part to hide element(s) which requires 3 easy steps:

Use responsive design ruler to simulate browser width. Stop dragging at the point where you want to rearrange or hide some of the page elements. Click on plus sign (+) in the Ruler to define breakpoint. Select the element that you want to hide. Right-click and choose Hide in Breakpoint.  After hiding the element(s) you can rearrange or scale remaining elements on the page.

That's it, element(s)…

Free Shag Carpet Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Shag 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 PluginFilter 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




How to Use Find Similar from Libraries Panel in Adobe Applications

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In the few of previous tutorials, I have explained to you how to use fantastic integration between Adobe's products and services to create old photo effect and to add cool photo edges. In this quick tip, we will use one excellent functionality which is accessible directly from the application or in other words from Libraries panel. Using Find Similar command we can quickly find similar files to one that is in already in some of the Libraries folders. Not only to find but also and to download the preview or to license file(s). It is the quick and easy way to experiment and to try different things without even leaving application.

When and how to use Find Similar Let's say you have already in use some of the images from Adobe Stock in your project. Why not some cool photo edges, for example. Everything looks ok but you want to try and some other edges. You do not need to use your imagination nor to leave application, instead use Find Similar. Here is how:


Go to Window > Libra…

Quick and Easy Photo Edges Using Photoshop and Adobe Stock

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In this quick tip, I will explain to you how to quickly and easily add cool photo edges to your digital photographs thanks to excellent integration between Adobe Stock and Photoshop.

Video tutorial Here is my video recording which explains entirely a process of creating photo edges. The very first task is to open the image in Photoshop. The second task is to find an image with edges on Adobe Stock. The third task is to use preview of the image or to try edges. Lastly, you can license an image from Adobe Stock if you are satisfied with the final result. The best part is that everything is so seamless, quick and easy what currently can provide to you only Adobe with its services and products.




Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
Adobe Stock

Free French Country Checks Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share French Country Checks 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 PluginFilter 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




What Are Scrubby Sliders in Photoshop and How to Use Them

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Every time you see some value inside text box in Photoshop, there are a couple of options to change the value: by typing, using slider/drop down list, using keyboard numbers/arrows and scrubby slider. In short, scrubby sliders are a fun way of changing values in Photoshop and they also have the option to speed up or slow down changes using modifier keys.

Scrubby slider indicator Indicator that you are using scrubby slider is a hand with arrows pointing to the left and right. You can see scrubby slider indicator just by navigating mouse over label next to the text field with the value in the panels, in the options bar or any dialog in Photoshop like: File > New, Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen, in the Layer Style dialog and so on...

Using scrubby slider After navigating mouse over the label to appear scrubby slider indicator just click and drag to the left or to the right.

How to generate scrubby slider When the mouse is over value itself you won't see scrubby slider ind…

Improved New Document Dialog in Illustrator CC 2015

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Starting with the update in June 2016, Illustrator has updated New Document dialog which has been improved with new presets to meet modern app and screen designers needs.

What is improved Although it may seem as the small improvement it is an actually huge time saver for web designers which now can choose: File > New Document > Profile Web > Size: Web Large, MacBook Pro Retina, iMac 27 and so on...

There are and presets when designing for Mobile screens: New Document > Profile Mobile > Size: iPad Retina, Surface Pro 4, Apple Watch, Nexus 7 and so on...


Software used in this tutorial:
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

Reference:
Illustrator CC new features

Free Drawers Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Drawers 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 PluginFilter 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