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How to Batch Export Image With Sequence Overlays in Photoshop

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This post is inspired by a question on Quora where I was asked to answer similar question. There isn't much space on quora for the detailed explanation and long structured post and that's why I have decided to provide more info in this post. There are a couple of ways to batch export the same image with sequence numbers or any other sequence of overlays. I will explain to you 2 easy ways to accomplish this task: using Layer Comps and using variables and data sets . Automate Batch Export With Sequence Numbers as Overlays Before we proceed let me mention that we will work with a single image as a background image for all exported files. Exactly same automation can be done with a different image for each sequence number but I will skip that explanation in this tutorial. This is information for those who are curious. If you need to accomplish the task with different images but you cannot figure out how then let me know in the comments section. Automation using Laye

Why and How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts When Recording Photoshop Actions

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Actions and keyboard shortcuts are very popular among Photoshop users. They are both time savers. Keyboard shortcuts can speed up action recording but also bring additional flexibility to play action in the documents which are not created and controlled using action steps. In this tutorial, I will explain to you benefits and importance of using keyboard shortcuts when recording Photoshop actions. Why use keyboard shortcuts when recording Photoshop actions There are two main reasons why I am recommending keyboard shortcuts when recording actions: To speed up the process . You can assign a keyboard shortcut to any available command/option and to use it while recording the action. Photoshop will record command as action step ignoring keyboard shortcut which is used to evoke command from menus. To target, select and move layers with additional flexibility . If you want flexibility when playing action in documents which are not created and controlled by action then use keyboa

Free Rope Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Rope seamless tiling patterns. Patterns will be delivered with  .pat  extension and as JPEG  files. Patterns are useful for the Web and Print design. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in  the 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 a set of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package Rope Pattern 1 Rope Pattern 2 Rope Pattern 3 Rope Pattern 4 Rope Pattern 5

How to Upload Photos and Illustrations to Adobe Stock Using Adobe Bridge

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One of the big advantages of Creative Cloud is integration between apps and services. One of such integration allows contributors to upload photos and illustrations to Adobe Stock using Adobe Bridge , Lightroom Classic or Photoshop Mix . In this post, I will cover how to upload assets ( JPEG and Raw files ) to Adobe Stock using Adobe Bridge . Upload assets directly to Adobe Stock The very first thing to check is that you have Publish panel displayed in Adobe Bridge ( Window > Publish ). Before proceeding to the next step ensure that your files can meet technical requirements: Images should be saved in JPEG format. Minimum image resolution: 4 MP (megapixels) Maximum image resolution: 100 MP (megapixels) Maximum file size: 45 MB (megabytes) No watermarks or timestamps. Images should not be upsampled. Here are the steps to establish a connection and to publish ( upload ) JPEG or Raw files: Ensure that you are signed in to Creative Cloud.  To establish a co

How to Use Decorative Black and White Photo Edges for Layer Masks in Photoshop

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Decorative black and white photo edges have many uses. Beside that you can customize colors of edges , there is potential to use them as layer masks. Decorative photo edges can produce beautiful layer masks which is difficult to create with any selection or drawing technique. In this video tutorial I will explain to you how to use black and white decorative photo edges for layer masks in Adobe Photoshop. Video tutorial Here is my video recording where I am creating a beautiful new year greeting card. Along the way, I will explain to you all the steps and details which you need to know to get started with this interesting, cool and very productive technique. Transcript Hi guys, in this tip I will explain to you how to use decorative black and white photo edges for layer masks in Photoshop. Here are a few examples where I am using photo edges for layer mask to design beautiful new year cards. The very first step is to open the file with black and white photo edges in

Free Shredded Photo (Banksy) PSD Template

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Today I want to share with you free PSD template to create shredded photo effect. Generous author of this file is Rufus Deuchler, Principal Manager of Creative Cloud Evangelism at Adobe . What is included in the package Package contains one PSD Template, one preview image and one image with instructions. Instructions Here are simple instructions in case that you need them (same image available in downloadable package). All you need to do is to replace image on Smart Object layer named: CHANGE ME.  Instructions how to use free shredded photo (Banksy) template.

Freeform Gradients in Illustrator CC 2019

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One of the new features in Illustrator CC 2019 is named Freeform Gradients . The new Freeform Gradients allow you to create natural and photo-realistic gradients. Gradients can be created using points or lines. All you need to do is to click on the canvas to add points which can be moved and adjusted. The best part is easy to use what makes this feature even better and more useful for anyone from beginners to experts. How to create and use Freeform Gradients The best part of Freeform Gradients is in easy to create and customize. Here are the steps:  Step 1  Activate the Gradient Tool ( G ) in the Toolbox. The very first step is to activate the Gradient tool from Toolbox or using keyboard shortcut letter G.  Step 2   In the Properties panel, Gradient panel or in the Options bar click on the third icon listed under Type: / Gradient Type to activate Freeform Gradient. Freeform Gradient can be activated by clicking on the third icon under Gradient Type.  Step

Proportional Transformation in Photoshop CC 2019

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One of the new features in Photoshop CC 2019 ( ver 20.0 ) is new default behavior when transforming most of the layer types ( pixel based, type layers, placed Smart Object layers ). This means you do not need to hold the Shift key when transforming to constrain proportions, Photoshop will maintain original aspect ratio by default. For longtime users this sounds crazy. Some users actually have a problem with new behavior. The good news is the ability to revert transform behavior to previous where Shift key was required to constrain proportions. Proportional transformations by default As previously mentioned proportional transformation is the default when transforming some of the layer types: pixel-based layer, type layer, bitmaps, placed Smart Object layer. To transform proportionally pixel-based layer, type layer, bitmap or Smart Object just press Ctrl/Cmd + T to enter free transform mode and drag handles without to hold down Shift key what was the traditional way to tr