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Free Raised Relief Designs Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Raised Relief Designs 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 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 of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package Raised Relief Designs 1 Raised Relief Designs 2 Raised Relief Designs 3 Raised Relief Designs 4 Raised Relief Designs 5

Lightroom CC for Beginners Course on YouTube

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Recently Adobe released a redesigned version of Lightroom which is named Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Starting with October 2017 update for CC apps, we have two versions of Lightroom: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC . What is the difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC The very first question you may have is what is the difference between two versions of Lightroom with the almost identical name? Lightroom Classic CC is a desktop based app ( files and folders ).  Lightroom CC is cloud-based service or cloud-based ecosystem of apps to store, organize and share photos from anywhere: desktop, mobile or web. Read more in official announcement on Adobe blogs Introducing: Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and More . Another question you may have is: how are organized official help files? There are separate online help files for Lightroom CC and help files for Lightroom Classic CC . Personally, I want to recommend offic

Variable Fonts in Photoshop and Illustrator CC 2018

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One of the new features in Photoshop CC 2018 and Illustrator CC 2018 is variable fonts . The main idea with variable fonts is that single font file can behave like multiple font files. In other words, you can quickly and easily customize style with great amount of available variations without to manage all font variants (regular, bold, italic...). This technology will also reduce download size for the same typeface design used on a page in multiple variations. History and explanation of variable fonts Open Type variable fonts history starts in September 2016 when Adobe , Apple , Google , and Microsoft joined forces to develop an extension to the OpenType specification. This technology allows font designers to store a range of design variants in a single font file. This means that you are not adding stroke but rather that you are using different font variant which will be loaded and rasterized as you are dragging Weight slider, for example. For more information please visit

Free Outdoor Wall Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Outdoor Wall  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 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 of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package Outdoor Wall Pattern 1 Outdoor Wall Pattern 2 Outdoor Wall Pattern 3 Outdoor Wall Pattern 4 Outdoor Wall Pattern 5

New Features and Improvements in Photoshop CC 2018

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There are plenty of new and exciting new features in Photoshop CC 2018 for photographers and designers. In this post, I will cover most important new features and mention additional improvements. What's new in Photoshop CC 2018 In this section, I will list most important new features and improvements in Photoshop CC 2018. New features Brush preset management . From now and on users can preview brush stroke from Brushes panel. Any brush enabled tool preset can be converted into a brush preset for use in the Brushes panel. Brush preset will be saved with all tool attributes like Opacity, Flow, Mode ( blending mode ), color and so on... Grouping and folder creation is allowed along with drag and drop feature to drag preset into any folder. Curvature Pen tool for easier path drawing with a visual preview of the estimated path. Brush stroke smoothing for smooth brush strokes even when drawing with a mouse. For smoother strokes increase Smoothing percentage. Qui

How to Instruct Photoshop to Position Center of Placed or Pasted Object

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A common task in Photoshop is to paste copied pixels or to place object from Libraries panel or using File > Place Embedded or Place Linked commands.In this video tutorial, I will guide you through steps to instruct Photoshop to position center of pasted or placed object exactly where you want. Video tutorial Here is my video recording with one real-life example on how to control where is positioned the center of the placed object. Along the way, I will give you and few important tips and suggestions to control the position of selection center what is an important step before placing or pasting object. If you have any doubt or difficulties, please do not hesitate to leave comments or to contact me. Transcript Hi guys, in this tutorial I will explain to you how to force Photoshop to position center of pasted or placed object exactly where you want it in your document. Here is one live example with a layout which is defined using guides. For this layout, I need 6 sepa

Free Stained Glass Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Stained Glass  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 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 of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package Stained Glass Pattern 1 Stained Glass Pattern 2 Stained Glass Pattern 3 Stained Glass Pattern 4 Stained Glass Pattern 5

How to Export Artboards as Separate Files (JPEG, PSD, PNG...) in Photoshop

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In this video tutorial, I will explain to you the process and options to export Photoshop's artboard(s) as separate files. For this tutorial, you will need Photoshop CC 2017 or later version installed on your machine. Available formats to export artboards are following: BMP, JPEG, PDF, PSD, Targa, TIFF, PNG-8, PNG-24. Why use Artboards Designers, web designer, and even photographers can benefit when using artboards. Some examples are: designs for multiple screens can be viewed side by side. Another example is multiple versions of the same photograph, composition, brochure, business card or photo collage can be viewed side by side for easier comparison. Video tutorial Here is my video tutorial which explains steps to export artboard or artboards as separate files. Along with steps, I am explaining and all options in Artboards to Files dialog. If you have any doubt or problem, please do not hesitate to leave comments. Transcript Hi, guys, in this tutorial I will cover

When, Why and How to Use Note Tool in Adobe Photoshop (Video)

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Adobe Photoshop is full of extremely useful tools and options which are usually overlooked by its users. One of such tools is Note tool which can be useful to add comments, reminders or instructions for collaborators. Notes are non-destructive, non-printable and it is easy to change, modify or even to delete them. In this post, I will give you an idea with the real-world example when, why and how to use Note tool in Adobe Photoshop. Video tutorial Here is my video recording with one real-world example where I am using Note tool to add reminders what is missing in the incomplete file and else should be done. This will save my time to reevaluate file next time when I continue working on it. This is only one of possible situations to use Note tool. If you have positive experience or idea for other users when to use Note tool, please do not hesitate to leave comments. Product used in this tutorial: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Reference : Tool galleries

Free Tracks Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Tracks 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 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 of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package Tracks Seamless Tiling Pattern 1 Tracks Seamless Tiling Pattern 2 Tracks Seamless Tiling Pattern 3 Tracks Seamless Tiling Pattern 4 Tracks Seamless Tiling Pattern 5