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Free Cartoon Wooden Planks Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Cartoon Wooden Planks seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Patterns are useful for the 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 packagePackage contains set of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package




Layers Panel and More in Adobe Experience Design CC (Beta) for Windows

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Starting with May 2017 update, Experience Design CC (Beta) is offering a couple of new features for Windows 10 users:

LayersExport as PDFUpdate link for shared prototypesSupport for French and German (Windows 10)Copy/paste from File ExplorerCopy/paste with interactions

How to Access the Layers Panel in Adobe Xd There are two (2) ways to access or open the Layers Panel in Adobe Xd:

Keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Y)Click the Layers icon in lower left corner

At this moment, as I am writing this post it is possible to rename, lock, hide, duplicate layers and groups but not to move them around to change Z-order. There is a promise for this feature to be available very soon.

Export as PDF One of the new features is PDF export along with existing SVG and PNG export options. To export as PDF go to Menu > Export > Format: PDF.

A faster way is to press: Ctrl + E keyboard shortcut to see Export Assets dialog.

Update shared prototypes In this release, Adobe Xd is covering very important feature t…

Google Data Highlighter for Adobe Muse Pages

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It is difficult to work with code in Adobe Muse. That does not mean limitation when it comes to optimization for machines or search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo... It is quite easy to embed structured data like Schema.org in Adobe Muse pages. In this post I will guide you through steps to highlight or markup data using Google Data Highlighter.

By the way, you can use same technique with any page created using any software or text editor.

Why you should consider structured data The very first question you may have is: why even to bother with structured data and all that things? Here is an excerpt from Google's Introduction to Structured Data:
Structured data refers to kinds of data with a high level of organization, such as information in a relational database. When information is highly structured and predictable, search engines can more easily organize and display it in creative ways. Structured data markup is a text-based organization of data that is included in a file and …

Free Parquet Floor Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Parquet Floor seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Patterns are useful for the 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 packagePackage contains set of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package




How to Edit Link in PDF Document Using Acrobat DC (Video)

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In this quick tip, I will explain steps to edit existing link in PDF document using Adobe Acrobat DC. Why edit link? Perhaps you have entered an incorrect web address (URL) or web address has changed in the meantime so you need to update it.

Video tutorial
Here is my video recording with step by step instructions how to quickly and easily edit link in Acrobat DC. If you have any question or doubt please do not hesitate to leave comments.



Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Acrobat DC

Reference:
Links and attachments in PDFs

Boolean Operations (Pathfinder) in Adobe Experience Design (Xd)

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Starting with April 2017 update for Adobe Xd for Windows we have the ability to quickly create complex shapes. Officially Adobe is calling this feature Boolean Operations. For those familiar with Illustrator, InDesign... that's pathfinders which can be used to add, subtract, exclude and intersect shapes. The most accurate comparison will be that Boolean Operations in Xd are similar to Compound Shapes in Adobe Illustrator.

How to use Boolean Operations (Pathfinders) in Xd To use Boolean Operations simply draw two shapes and select them. In the right side panel you will see icons for path (boolean) operations:

Add (Ctrl/Cmd + Alt + U)Subtract (Ctrl/Cmd + Alt + S)Intersect (Ctrl/Cmd + Alt + I)Exclude Overlap (Ctrl/Cmd + Alt + X)

Another way of using path or boolean operations is: right click > Path > choose an option.

Edit complex shapes The best of all is that created complex shapes remain editable and you can edit them at any time:
Select complex shape using a Select tool (V)…

Free Cartoon Wood Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Wire Mesh seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Patterns are useful for the 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 of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package




ON1 Effects 10.5 Giveaway for a Limited Time

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Do you like high quality and free Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom plugins? For a limited time, you can download ON1 Effects 10.5 for free ($59.99 value) and keep it forever. By, the way, you can use ON1 Effects as a standalone app, too.

Get ON1 Effects 10.5 from here.

What is included in ON1 Effects ON1 Effects includes hundreds of filters, presets, useful textures and borders. Using ON1 Effects capabilities  you can quickly and easily stylize your photos with live preview.

Integration with Adobe Applications
Photoshop CS6 or CC Photoshop Elements 13, 14 and 15 Lightroom 5 or CC

System RequirementsMac:
10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12

Windows:
Windows 7, 8, 10

RAM:
4GB or 8GB when used as a Photoshop Plugin

Masking in Adobe Xd (Experience Design) for Windows

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Starting with April update for Xd for Windows we have new and very cool feature: masking. In short terms, you can mask (clip) object to vector shape and edit both objects at any time.

How masking works in Adobe Xd In essence, you need two objects where one object is vector shape to which you want to clip another object. To create a mask you must select both objects and to press: Shift+Ctrl+M or to right click and to choose: Mask with Shape.


Here are important things to remember when masking in Adobe Xd:
When masking (clipping) pixel based (raster) image to vector shape then the arrangement is not important: raster image will be masked to vector shape even if vector shape is below image.

When masking (clipping) two vector based objects: SVG and shape drawn in Xd or two shapes drawn in Xd then the top object will be used as clipping path or in other words bottom object will be masked (clipped) to the path of the top object.

Edit mask To edit mask (masking group or masking composition) a…

Free Wire Mesh Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Wire Mesh seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Patterns are useful for the 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 of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package