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What's New in Filter Forge 7

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Filter Forge is probably the best Photoshop plugin . Using Filter Forge you can adjust the photo, convert photo to realistic painting, quickly create seamlessly tiling pattern, to add border/frame to the image or even to create your own filter. The newest version is faster, smarter and less dependent on hosting application. Starting with version 7 users can quickly and easily stack multiple filters, there is a new approach to channels, new Export dialog, many filters will see a boost in rendering speed and more... New features Before we start with new features I want to mention for those who are unfamiliar with Filter Forge that all filters can be adjusted and modified. Filter Forge filters are resolution independent and many filters can be seamlessly tiled. Another cool feature for 3D artists is that filters can automatically generate normal, diffuse, specular, and bump maps. Version 7 of Filter Forge is introducing six new features. There are improvements for everyone: for

Free Bridal Lace Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Bridal Lace 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 . Here is a useful link for Photoshop newbies: How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements . 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 Bridal Lace Pattern 1 Bridal Lace Pattern 2 Bridal Lace Pattern 3 Bridal Lace Pattern 4 Bridal Lace Pattern 5

Design Specs in Adobe Xd CC

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One of the most exciting new features in Adobe Xd CC is Design Specs (Beta) which is available starting with November 2017 update. This feature is introduced to solve the problem and save time in communication between designers and developers. Although the feature is labeled as Beta, because it is only a start, you can use Design Specs (Beta) as any other feature in Xd CC. Adobe is promising to add more functionality, like code snippets and asset extraction, based on users feedback. Video tutorial Here is video tutorial with all details how to publish design specs, how to update design specs, how to generate a brand new link for published design specs, and how to manage published design specs ( how to delete published design specs ). How Design Specs works in Xd CC Designers can generate public URL from Adobe Xd CC. Design specs will be uploaded to web and developers can inspect in real time (via link) flows, measurements, and styles of the design. Once published, des

Layout Grid in Adobe Xd CC

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One of the new features with November 2017 update for Adobe Xd is layout grid with columns, gutters, and margins. Using layout grid you can easily achieve consistent layout. Layout grid will help you when positioning and scale existing objects. Another cool thing is that new objects will automatically snap to grid. Beside freedom to change color and opacity settings, you can also turn on/off layout grid at any time. Sweet, isn't it? How to access layout grid in Xd CC You can setup layout grid for existing and new projects. It is recommended to setup grid when starting a new project because new objects will automatically snap to grid. Grid for single artboard To display Grid section for single artboard double-click empty space of artboard using Select ( V ) tool. Grid section will appear in the  Property Inspector panel. To display Grid section in Property Inspector panel double click empty space on artboard using Select tool Activate (turn on) layout grid

Free Snowfall Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Snowfall 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 . Here is a useful link for Photoshop newbies: How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements . Video tutorial If you want instructions on a recommended way to use patterns please watch the video. In case you have any question or difficulties, please do not hesitate to leave comments. What is included in the package Package contains set of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Select, Align and Distribute Multiple Artboards in Illustrator CC 2018

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There are a couple of enhancements to work with artboards in Illustrator CC 2018 . Starting with October 2017 release we can easily select multiple artboards. Another enhancement is the ability to align and distribute artboards what can be very helpful when multiple artboards are present in the document. Select, align and distribute artboards Let's start with the selection. There are a couple of ways to select artboards. Four ways to select multiple artboards in Illustrator With Artboard Tool active ( Shift + O ) press Ctrl/Cmd + A to select all artboards in your document. Activate Artboard Tool then Shift + click the artboards which you want to select. Activate Artboard Tool then hold down Shift and drag a marquee over the artboards which you want to select. You can also select multiple artboards using Window > Artboards panel. Do not forget to activate Artboard Tool to be able to move, align, distribute artboards from the new Properties panel. Click on artb

How to Use Puppet Warp Tool in Illustrator CC 2018 (Video)

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One of the new and exciting features in Illustrator CC 2018 is Puppet Warp tool. In this tip, I will explain to you why and how to use Puppet Warp to distort and twist parts of your artwork. The best part is that it is easy and intuitive to use Puppet Warp. On top of all this tool is producing results which appear natural. Video tutorial Here is my video recording which contains details and steps to activate and use Puppet Warp tool in Illustrator CC 2018. As always I will like feedback from you. If you have any question or difficulties to use Puppet Warp, please do not hesitate to leave comments. Watch this video on YouTube . Transcript Hi guys, in this tip I will explain to you how to use Puppet Warp tool which is available in Illustrator CC starting on October 18th, 2017 update or in other words Illustrator CC 2018. Using Puppet Warp tool you can quickly and easily transform parts of your artwork. The strength of this tool is that it is producing transformations

Free Plywood Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Plywood 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 Plywood Pattern 1 Plywood Pattern 2 Plywood Pattern 3 Plywood Pattern 4 Plywood Pattern 5

How to Share Prototype and Update Shared Link From Adobe Xd CC (Video)

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In this video tip, I will guide you through steps to share prototype created using Adobe Xd CC . Besides the ability to share prototype with clients and collaborators, there is an easy solution to update prototype and embed prototype to any web page that supports inline frames. Video tutorial Here is my video tutorial with all details how to share prototype from Adobe Xd CC and how to update it as necessary. Along the way, I will explain to you how to embed prototype and what is happening in case you want to update embedded prototype. If you have any question or doubt, please do not hesitate to leave comments. Transcript Hi guys, in this tip I will explain to you how to share a link to prototype created in Adobe Xd CC and how to update shared link and embed code. To share prototypes using the Adobe XD Share Online feature, you must log in with an Adobe account to either the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application or any other Adobe application. The starting point

How to Compare Files in Adobe Acrobat DC (Video)

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In this video tip, I will demonstrate how to compare two PDF files ( an old and new version of the same file ) in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2017 . Using new Compare Files tool you can quickly and easily get a detailed report with all differences between two files. Beside useful report, Acrobat offers a parallel view of both documents with all changes highlighted and connected across documents. Searching changes, replying and setting status for particular change is easy as and everything else in Acrobat DC.  By the way, I will use Acrobat DC 2017 with a continuous subscription which is part of Creative Cloud. There is also and standalone ( desktop ) version with similar options to compare files. Video tutorial Here is my video recording which will guide you step by step how to compare two different versions of the same PDF file. If you have any doubt or question, please do not hesitate to leave comments. Watch this video on YouTube . Transcript Hi guys, in this tip I wil