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How to Create and Apply Watermark in Adobe Photoshop

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One of the most common task for photographers is to watermark images. In Photoshop you can easily create a watermark. When it comes to applying watermark there are a couple of possible ways to watermark single or multiple images. Beside manual method of placing the watermark in the image there are automation options using actions, scripts, data sets, extensions (panels) and even plugins.

In this tutorial, I will explain to you everything regarding watermark: how to create a watermark, in which format to save watermark and how to apply a watermark to single or multiple images.

Why and how to use watermarks Watermarking image is an essential step to prevent others to use your work without license and authorization. Every single stock site is watermarking even preview images to protect authors.

As an individual photographer or artist you can watermark every image, painting, and graphic which is not uploaded to authorized dealer site and you do not want to share your work for free.

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Free Quarters Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Carpet 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 PluginFilter 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




Font Packs on Adobe Fonts

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Former Typekit is now Adobe Fonts, as you may already know. This means that you have access to 14,000 fonts without any limitation. You can sync any number of fonts or use them on the web with any subscription model including a single app and Photography plan. Great isn't it?


In this post, I want to draw your attention to Font Packs for any occasion which can be great time savers. Font Packs are created by Adobe Fonts team and special guests.

How to access and install font packs from Adobe Fonts The very first step is to visit Adobe Fonts site. One of the ways is to click on Add fonts from Typekit icon in application font drop-down list.

Click on Font Packs in the top right corner to activate that tab.

You will see collections for many occasions (design jobs) like wedding, party, movie poster, travel brochure...
You can immediately install (sync) all fonts from the Font Packs page using switcher Activate All Fonts
Click on collection name or thumbnail to open a page with more d…

Excellent and Free Artistic Photoshop Actions Available on Adobe Create Magazine

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Adobe Create Magazine is a site with tips, highest quality tutorials and inspirational content for designers and photographers. Don't you know?

In this post, I want to draw your attention to excellent and free artistic Photoshop actions. Beside great artistic effects, there is and a lot of ground for customization.

How to get free actions I will not spend time explaining to you how to use actions and how to customize the final result. Instructions are available on pages from where you are going to download actions.

Modern Artist Action Set

Action set for Adobe Photoshop to turn photographs into modern art.

Download Modern Artist action from here.

Note: action is compatible with Photoshop CC 2015 and later versions. Action relies on the Oil Paint filter so ensure that Use Graphic Processor in Preferences > Performance is turned on.


Scribble Artist Action Set 
Action set for Adobe Photoshop to create the artistic effect from a photograph using Pen strokes, colors, and textures.

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Free Carpet Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Carpet 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 PluginFilter 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




Cloud Based Documents in Adobe XD

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Starting with December 2018 update of Adobe XD, all new documents created in this application will be saved in the cloud. What does this mean for you? You do not need to worry about saving the document, it will be also easier to share, collaborate and access your designs/prototypes.

What is the advantage of cloud documents First of all, let me mention that cloud documents are now default way of working in Adobe XD. There is no need to turn this feature on, just create a new document.

Here are listed some of the benefits of cloud documents:

All changes will be automatically saved. Relax and concentrate on task/prototype.Easy to access. All your documents and documents shared with you will be available from the Home screen.Work from anywhere. You can access your documents from Windows or Mac computer without any difference.Copy/paste assets between documents (linked assets). You can now copy and paste assets between documents. When you make a change to original there will be notificatio…

How to Skip (Bypass) Tool Activation When Selecting Brush Preset in Photoshop CC 2019

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As you probably know there were changes in brush management starting with Photoshop CC 2018. The organization is much easier and any brush enabled tool preset can be converted into a brush preset preserving all its attributes.

Great, is there any problem? No, not a real problem but sometimes people want to use brush preset which is saved with Smudge Tool settings, for example, and Photoshop CC 2019 (current version while writing this post) is automatically activating that tool.

Want to use preset but to skip tool settings which are captured when saving preset? It is doable and that's what I am going to explain to you in this post: how to skip or bypass tool settings when choosing a brush preset for currently active brush enabled tool.

Why Photoshop is activating some other toolLet's define problem one more time to stay on the same line. Let's say that you are painting using the Brush tool using some of the brush presets. Then you scroll through brushes and you see some in…

Free PSD Template With Candlelights

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In this post, I have to share free PSD template with 5 different candlelights. Use candlelights for composites, new year card decoration and anywhere else where you need to quickly add this kind of lightning effect.


What is included in the package This package contains 5 candlelight effects on separate layers. File dimensions are 1000x1000px.

Preview Here are previews of all candlelight effects included in this package.