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Power Zoom in Adobe Muse CC 2017

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In this quick video tip, I will demonstrate how to use Power Zoom feature in Adobe Muse CC 2017. This new feature will help you to quickly zoom and focus on any part of your page in Design view.

Video tutorial Here is my recording which is explaining simple steps to activate and use Power Zoom.



Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Muse CC 2017

Reference:
New features summary - 2017 release of Adobe Muse CC

How to Painlessly Record Photoshop Actions With Lots of Steps

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In this video tutorial, I will give you a couple of tips on how to save time and avoid frustrations when recording Photoshop actions with a lot of steps. Most of the people think that a number of steps make actions complex. That's not exactly true. The only problem may occur when something is not recorded properly or when there is a need to change something. The problem is to find mistake/step with mistake or step which needs changes. Everything will be much easier if action is recorded from several parts or in other words to split entire action into several smaller which can be merged later after perfection is done.
Video tutorial Here are my tips which makes my life much easier when recording actions with a lot of steps. Hopefully, my experience and conclusions will help to anyone who is recording actions in Photoshop. If you have any question or doubt, please leave comments below.



Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Reference:
Creating actions

Free Roofing Shingles Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Roofing Shingles 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




The Difference Between Linked and Embedded Smart Object Layers in Adobe Photoshop

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In this tip, I will explain to you what is the difference between linked and embedded smart object layers in Adobe Photoshop. Linked smart object layers are introduced in Photoshop CC - January 2014 release and brings automatic update when the source file is changed plus smaller PSD file size in most cases. For an explanation what are embedded smart object layers and how things work, please watch the video in this post: Explanation of Embedded Smart Object Layers in Adobe Photoshop.
Video tutorial Here is my video recording with detailed explanation and examples with linked and embedded smart object layers in use. If you have any question or doubt, please do not hesitate to leave comments.


Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Reference:
Adobe Photoshop CC

Explanation of Embedded Smart Object Layers in Adobe Photoshop (Video)

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In this tip, I will explain to you what is exactly embedded Smart Object layer in Adobe Photoshop and how things work. In newest versions of Photoshop, we have two kinds of Smart Object layers: embedded and linked which somewhat differs. Embedded SO layers are using embedded file while linked are using referenced file and that will be explained in some of the next tutorials.

Video tutorial Here is my recording with a detailed explanation of Smart Object layers. If you have any further question, please do not hesitate to leave comments.


Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5

Reference:
Work with Smart Objects

Free Bamboo Texture Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Bamboo texture 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




New and Fantastic Search Command in Photoshop CC 2017 (Video)

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In this quick tip, I will explain to you why and how to use new Search command in Photoshop CC 2017 which is available from Edit menu. Using this new command user can quickly and easily find and activate any tool or feature in Photoshop. If you are not sure how to use a certain feature, no worries, just switch to Learn tab where are displayed links to online tutorials. Want the quick and easy solution? Switch to Stock tab and download preview of ready made background, pattern, template or whatever else you need from Adobe Stock.
Video tutorial Here is my video tutorial which is explaining all options in Search dialog with one tip on how to speed up the process to activate fantastic Search command..



Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Reference:
New features summary | Photoshop CC 2017

What's New in New Document Dialog in Photoshop CC 2017 (Video)

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In this quick tip, I will give you a brief overview of what's new in Photoshop's File > New dialog. In short, there are new things like PSD layered templates, backgrounds and video clips which you can download for free from Adobe Stock and start using them right away.
Video tutorial Here is my video recording with an overview of most important features in New Document dialog in Photoshop CC 2017.


Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Reference:
New features summary | Photoshop CC 2017

Free PSD Template for Adobe Photoshop: Digital Photo Viewer

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Today I have to share layered Photoshop's PSD template: Digital Photo Viewer. All you have to do is to place your own image on your image layer what is explained in the video tutorial below. Beside that template is extremely easy to use I must mention that entire composition is created from vector shapes and layer effects so you can change just every single detail.


Video instructions Here is my video recording which will guide you through the entire process from placing your own image to changing any detail in composition. If you have any question or suggestion, please do not hesitate to leave comments.


How to Quickly Save and Close All Open Files in Photoshop (Video)

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In this quick tip, I will explain to you how to save and close (or just to close) all open files in Adobe Photoshop. You already know the situation where you have a couple of files open in Photoshop. With or without changes, you should save or at least to close files, right? To save each and every file you must use File > Save (Ctrl/Cmd + S) and then close it using File > Close (Ctrl/Cmd + W). It is the repetitive and boring task, right. If there was the command to save and close all open files using only a few clicks! Fortunately, there is such command which you can use whenever you have two or more open files.

Video tutorial Here is my video recording which explains why and how to save and close all open files in Adobe Photoshop in three easy steps.



Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5

Reference:
Save images