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Photoshop Actions Tutorial By Gavin Phillips - Toning With Duotones, Tritones And Quadtones
The Toning With Duotones, Tritones And Quadtones tutorial will teach you how to create duotones, tritones and quadtones. At the end of the tutorial you'll find a link to 8 custom duotone/tritones as a complimentary download.
One of the main purposes behind Gavin's creative action sets is to free up photographers time and give them more creative ideas. He has invested thousands of hours developing his programs so that you do not have to. At the click of a button, or watching a 3 minute movie, you'll have many more creative options and ways to distinguish yourself from the competition. All this for around $100. Find all the details, including special pricing at Gavin's PhotoEffects website.
PhotoRescue Updated to Versions 3.1 - Download Free Demo For MAC & PC
PhotoRescue has been updated to version 3.1.1. The new version catches up with the specific file formats of new cameras that have been released and improves recovery slightly. The old "cardwiper" functions which were available separately have now been integrated into PhotoRescue itself. The upgrade is free to all version 3.x customers (and most 2.1 customers that have received a free key when version 3.0 was released).
You can download a free demo of the latest version and discover what PhotoRescue can recover for you. If you are happy with the result previews, purchase PhotoRescue from within the demo and the full version will start to work on your lost photos and media cards.
Download Free PhotoRescue 3.1 Demo for MAC OSX (4.6 MB - September 2007)
Download Free PhotoRescue 3.1 Demo for PC (2.4 MB - September 2007)
Janita Releases Hi-Res Brush CD 'Thinkbrushy Goes Doodlecute'
You can purchase some very nice hi-res Photoshop brushes from Janita of seishido fame (find a free brushset and texture pack below). The CD, called Thinkbrushy Goes Doodlecute, features high resolution brushes and graphics. Here's Janita with the details:
"About the new edition, well, I already loved the last one, the scrapbook edition, but this cd is a killer. I have no idea how I got the idea to draw flowerbubbles, i made them on one of my train travellings to Hamburg last week. I scanned them, colored the drawings and then the pieces just came together and it took me just 3 days to complete the content. Everything on there is selfdrawn.
"I don´t know, but I think it´s the best cd so far, I haven´t seen something like this anywhere else. Again it's all so large and I've added each graphic as kind of an element, each bubble and each flower, so people can use the brushes attached and create their own new flowerbubble combinations. It´s just so cute!"
Find out more on Janita's site. To see what kind of work Janita does, you can download a free sample Photoshop brushset, Precious Times (15 brushes), and a free sample texture package, Texture Pack 122. These are not from the CD, but the style is exactly the same.
Download Brushset Precious Times (zip - 255 KB)
Download Texture Pack 122 (zip - 250 KB)
For more free Photoshop brushes from Janita, see our Photoshop Brushes Page.
Free Photoshop 3D Plugin And Free 3D Models Bundle From DAZ
This is a great little gift from the people at DAZ, creators of Carrara. You can get more than $230 worth of content in a 3D starter bundle for free. Here's the scoop from DAZ:
- There's nothing quite like creating art three-dimensionally because, well, life is three dimensional. What if there was an easy way for you to include stunning 3D imagery and artwork in Photoshop? Take your first step into 3D with the free DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop.
Now you can move objects and figures three-dimensionally in Photoshop while observing the scene in real time in both DAZ Studio and Photoshop simultaneously! It doesn't even require a U3D Export. Even better, it's free.
Perhaps you've had the notion that creating 3D art would be too technical. Or that you barely have enough time to create in Photoshop as it is. Well, a new day has dawned.
Simply download the plug-in and you’re off to the races, literally. For starters, you'll spend less overall rendering time since you'll able to see your 3D figure exactly where you want them to be in relation to your 2D scene before you render. Additionally, you can render each model directly to its own layer within Photoshop, ready to enhance and merge. But the best part about it? You don't have to leave Photoshop to create winning 3D art.
And the 3D Bridge Starter Bundle for Photoshop is the perfect way to begin your content library. Featuring stand-alone figures, plus clothing, hairstyles, poses, props, animals, a vehicle and one smiley character, this Starter Bundle offers you an array of content to begin building your 3D scenes. But best of all, it’s free.
The Starter Pack contains our bestselling Aiko 3 Base with several textures, hairstyles, and poses; Millennium dragons, cats, and dogs; a futuristic flying car; and the ever popular Emotiguy!
Also take note that they have a super special right now on their Carrara 6 3D software. Here are some notes on that:
- Whether employed as the centerpiece or as the 3D workhorse within the designer's creative suite, the highly-affordable Carrara 6 lavishes speed and power that enables users to create more freely and deliver high-caliber results under even the tightest deadlines.
Finally, there is a single solution for realistic figure posing and animation combined with advanced modeling, terrain-building, physics, and rendering that is readily compatible with such a large array of 3D assets.
You'll soon find that most of what you'll be working with is on the cutting edge of 3D animation. Carrara 6 provides 3D figure posing and animation, modeling, environment creation, and rendering tools within a single application.
Robust, advanced, and easy to use, Carrara 6 is recognized as the complete, all-in-one 3D solution for digital content creators of many industries including magazine, comic book, newspaper, TV and film - to name a few.
Carrara 6 helps you to transform digital photos into breathtaking works of art by making it easy to add new elements or change everyday environments into something truly epic.
Take advantage of mind-blowing, photo-realistic lighting and rendering, image filtering, shadow catching, alpha-channel support, effects and more to create and composite virtual elements, settings, or characters into your real photographs.
Plus, Carrara 6 provides superior Import/Export capabilities with the industry's top creative applications, making it the perfect choice for all your digital content creation.
Find all you need to know and the download links for the free 3D plugin and free starter bundle at the DAZ site. Also have a look at their super special on Carrara 6.
More good stuff from Imaging Insider and swissmiss, BittBox gives you vectors, PSDTuts fires off more high quality Photoshop tutorials, while the wired and inspired John Nack has another Photoshop improvement idea that he'd like your feedback on. And the survey monkey says...
The Canon SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer
Digital photographers and scrapbookers now have even more creative options for printing their photographs - Canon U.S.A., Inc., has just announced the SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer, the latest addition to the popular SELPHY line of Canon compact photo printers.
Monique Henegouwen - Taking Direction from the Audience
Monique Henegouwen is taking direction from her blog audience as to how to retouch a photograph of herself. A video clip shows some of the changes thus far.
Derrick Story’s Interviews from Photoshop World
At the recent Photoshop World in Las Vegas, Derrick Story started a new series of interviews for O’Reilly Media where he sat down with imaging experts and asked them about their craft. These chats were recorded and are now available, unedited, on O’Reilly’s Digital Media site. The first three interviews Stephen Johnson, Mikkel Aaland, and Deke McClelland are posted now on the Inside Digital Media podcast page. More interviews will go live weekly. Stay tuned!
Random Free Vectors - Part 10:
Part 10 of the free vectors is here, and it’s gears! I also included a bonus Illustrator brush set so you can make your own custom gears, if you feel the need. I had to make some brushes in order to make this freebie set, and I wouldn’t feel right with the brushes sitting on my hard drive when they would help you make your own custom gears (easily). Hope you like them, download below, brush installation instructions at the bottom.
Episode 57: RAW Creativity
For most people Adobe Camera RAW is simply an image processing engine. However, what these people overlook is ACR's ability to become quite the creative image editor. In this week's episode of Quicktips we'll take a look at how you can creatively use the tools of Adobe Camera RAW to morph your ordinary images into some extraordinary works of art.
PixelPerfect with Bert Monroy
Bert invites wacky Dr. Brown, aka Russell Brown, Senior Art Director at Adobe, to demonstrate Photoshop CS 3's auto blend layer tool. For infotainment at its peak, download and ejoy!!
Feedback, please: User-powered help inside Photoshop?
I have a very simple idea--one that I think could be very powerful. I'm proposing that Photoshop (and other Adobe apps) become living organisms, platforms that constantly improve as users learn & share. Whether the idea sees the light of day depends largely on what you say about it.
I want to start by addressing a simple problem: Let me preserve what I've learned & keep it at my fingertips. If you're like me, you've probably jotted down a million notes about software over the years, storing them on sticky notes, on legal pads, wherever... most of which are nowhere to be found at the moment you need them. Instead of settling for this, what if you could capture your knowledge about Photoshop inside Photoshop?
Layer Tennis Blog
Match Preview - Heart of Darkness
The great rivalries in sporting history are more than just contests of talent and effort; they're studies in contrast. Please, maintain proper hydration levels throughout the contest Layer Tennis is a thirsty game.
Free Photoshop tileable textures
If you like dirty, grimy, grungy backgrounds, or you just need something interesting to add to your Photoshop composition, then look no further than Photoshop Roadmap’s 10 Grung, Rusty and Dirty Tileable Textures. These fantastic textures are absolutely free to download and will make an excellent addition to your Photoshop toolbox.
in progress necklace
in progress necklace, by irina blok
Ideafixa 8 | self-portraits
Ideafixa is an international digital magazine for photography, design and visual arts. Issue #8 is on the topic of self-portraits.
How to Work Like the Masters
Don't let someone else define your creative process. No matter how much the gurus know about the creative process and productivity, they aren't you -- because you are unique. Your muse and creative flow may be found in a completely different place.
Creative Commons Creating Problems?
Virgin Mobile advertising campaign using Flickr photos
Adobe Design Center - Tutorials
Basic photo correction with Photoshop Lightroom - George Jardine
In this podcast, Adobe’s George Jardine walks you through some basic photo corrections with Photoshop Lightroom, from color to cropping to saturation, and everything in between.
Using Vanishing Point to map a 3D environment - Ko Maruyama
Learn how to create and modify grids using the Vanishing Point feature in Photoshop to create a 3D environment in After Effects.
Working with Vanishing Point in Photoshop and After Effects - Ko Maruyama
Learn how to create and modify planes and create grids using Vanishing Point in Photoshop, and then import that data into After Effects.
Photoshop Button Maker
In this simple tutorial we’re going to create a clever little way of making little buttons using a couple of layers and one interchangeable image layer. As always you can download the sample PSD at the bottom of the tutorial to follow along and copy layer styles out of.
Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects in Photoshop
One of the best sites around for desktops has to be Desktopography. Inspired by their amazing work today we are going to put together a sunset image mixing some vector shapes and dusky lighting effects to produce a slick image that would make a nice album cover for a chillout mix!
Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 Super Deal At Amazon
A few readers have alerted me that there's a super digital camera deal at Amazon.com. They're offering the Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 IS 6MP with 12x Image Stabilized Zoom for $281 instead of the normal $449. It's got a solid rating of 4 and a half stars based on 460 customer reviews. Here's some promo info I found:
What's in the Box
PowerShot S3 IS body, AA-size alkaline battery (x 4), SD memory card SDC-16MB, lens cap, neck strap NS-DC4, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, USB interface cable IFC-400PCU, stereo video cable STV-250N
Read more about the Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 IS 6MP with 12x Image Stabilized Zoom at Amazon.com.
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Free Photoshop Brushes From Stephanie - Grungy Dirty Photoshop Brushes
Once again here's Stephanie of Obsidian Dawn with details of more beautiful Photoshop brushes (and some patterns) which you can download for free from her site...
One can never have enough grunge textures. These are grungy and dirty and just plain fun to use for any number of things.
I added them to photos to give them a bit of texture and changed the layer style to different blending modes, and they worked great! But you could use them for so many different projects, I can’t even begin to name them all.
They come in either brushes or patterns. The patterns are entirely seamless, and would work best if you think you’ll need to be covering a large area. They’re also in color.
If you’re just more of a brush person, though, don’t fret! I’ve made them available as brushes, too. They can also be seamless... ish.
If you were to repeat the brush over and over just right, then they’d be seamless. Although also, of course, colorless. But, the brushes can be used really well for just giving a texture to something, where you don’t want to alter the colors, adding it to a smaller area, etc. Don’t be afraid to play around with them!
Download Grungy Dirty Photoshop Brushes.
Download Grungy Dirty Photoshop Patterns.
You can find more of Stephanie's original brushes on our Photoshop brushes page.
Adobe Magazine Volume 1 Issue 3 - September 2007
The new issue of Adobe Magazine is available in PDF as a free download at the Adobe Magazine site.
Here's the breakdown of the major feature stories of Volume 1: Issue 3 - September 2007:
COVER STORY - THE INCREDIBLE, SHRINKING SCREEN
Mobile phones are everywhere and they’re the creative professional’s newest canvas.
PLAYING WITH PRINT
How digital technology brought new life to design’s oldest medium.
The coexistence of technology, photography, and earthly creatures.
FONT AND FUNCTION
Meet three type designers with a reverence for history and a passion for creativity.
Make professional connections and let your creativity shine with these events and contests.
Photoshop Elements 6 Photomerge Tutorial From Mark Galer
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Windows is available for immediate download from the Adobe Store. You can also get super discounts if you are a student. We have a free sample chapter, Working With Photomerge In Elements 6, from the soon-to-be-released book, Photoshop Elements 6.0 Maximum Performance by Mark Galer. You can read the intro to the tutorial below.
This is a full lesson on how to work with Photomerge, a greatly improved feature in Elements version 6. This sample chapter will also show you the expertise Mark Galer has when it comes to teaching advanced and powerful tips and tricks to a new user.
Working With Photomerge In Photoshop Elements 6 - Intro
They say that sequels are never as good as the original - try telling that to Adobe. There fully revamped Photomerge now comes in three flavors and is ‘fully fantastic’. You get to explore the greatly improved Photomerge features only in Elements 6 and Photoshop CS3. Photomerge is now capable of aligning and blending images without any signs of struggle - banding in smooth areas of tone. The fully revised Photomerge feature first made its appearance with CS3 but the maths seems to have got even better with the release of
Elements 6 and the stitching is so clever it will really have you amazed at the quality that can be achieved inside this budget program.
The quality will be even better if you capture the component images of your panorama in vertical format (to reduce the effects of converging verticals) with a 50% overlap and you also use a manual exposure, focus and white balance setting on your camera (or process the images identically in camera Raw). The results will now truly be seamless - an excellent way of widening your horizons or turning your humble compact into a 30-megapixel blockbuster.
The Photomerge feature in previous versions of Photoshop Elements (and the full version for that matter) left a lot to be desired. All of the flaws and weaknesses of the original feature are now gone with the release of Elements 6.0.
Read the full sample chapter, Working With Photomerge In Elements 6.
Photoshop Tutorial For Pen-And-Ink Drawing Effect
creativepro.com has a Photoshop tutorial, Photoshop How-To: Brushstroke Bonanza, from Sara Frances. Her technique gives photos a realistic pen-and-ink drawings look. The tutorial is really quite remarkable.
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Top Reasons To Upgrade To Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Windows is available for immediate download from the Adobe Store. You can also get super discounts if you are a student. Here are the top reasons to upgrade to this new version, and for those who don't own it, there's also a list of top reasons to buy it.
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Photoshop Elements 6.0 For Windows Released
Adobe today announced two major upgrades to its digital photo and video software for consumers: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Windows & Adobe Premiere Elements 4 for Windows. Tight integration and a shared Organizer, with a common database accessible from either application, allow users to do more with their photos and videos. Available separately or together in a single retail package, Photoshop Elements & Adobe Premiere Elements software give photo and video enthusiasts more creative ways to organize, edit, create and share digital photos and home movies.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe’s digital imaging and digital video products are available immediately at at the Adobe Store. Students can get super savings at the Adobe Academic Store. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 & Adobe Premiere Elements 4 for Windows is available as a bundle at an estimated street price of US$149.99. Photoshop Elements 6 and Adobe Premiere Elements 4 for Windows are available separately for an estimated street price of US$99.99 each. Photoshop Elements for the Macintosh platform is expected in early 2008.
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Download those PSDs from PSDTuts, go get more free scripts from the bizarre Dr. Brown, read what Martin Evening has to say about healing brush strategies, stock up on some grunge textures from Urban Dirty, and give John Nack some feedback.
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Liquid Resize - Content Aware Image Resizing Software
Do you believe in synchronicity? I've been reading the Einstein biography lately and thinking I should really work harder at trying to be a genius when all of a sudden I received an E-mail from Irmgard Sabet-Wasinger, a physicist in Vienna. Hmmm.
The E-mail was in response to a post we had about an amazing video that showed a way to resize images using "seam carving" to reduce distortion when manipulating pixels. Seems that there is software available, called Liquid Resize, that can do a lot of what's in that video. I asked Irmgard for more details and here's what she wrote back:
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Traveling Photographer Tips From Ben Long
Ben Long has an interesting article at creativepro.com, Tips for the Traveling Photographer - Lenses, Power, and Storage in a Faraway Land.
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Photoshop CS5 Tutorials & CS5 Resources
See our Photoshop CS5 Resource Center for Free Photoshop CS5 Tutorials, and the Free Photoshop CS5 Trial Download. See our Photoshop CS4 Resource Center for Free Photoshop CS4 Tutorials.
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Color Efex Pro
52 photographic filters with over 250 effects for professional quality images. Completely Original. Completely Indispensable.
Nik Software Color Efex Pro filters are the leading photographic filters for digital photography. The award-winning Color Efex Pro filters are widely used by many of today's professional photographers around the world to save time and get professional level results. Whether you choose the Complete Edition, Select Edition, or Standard Edition, you’ll get traditional and stylizing filters that offer virtually endless possibilities to enhance and transform images quickly and easily.
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The most powerful tool to selectively control color and light in photographic images without the need for complicated selections or layer masks.
Two of the most important factors in creating great photography are color and light. Mastering the art of selectively correcting or enhancing each of these is now possible for every photographer without the need for complicated masks or selections, or expert-level knowledge of Photoshop. Integrating award-winning U Point technology, Viveza is the most powerful and precise tool available to control light and color in photographic images.
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Did You Know You Could Create An Entire Website In Photoshop?
SiteGrinder Photoshop Plugin - Create Websites Instantly
There often seems to be a strict division of labor within the world of web design and development. Creative professionals tend to stick to the Photoshop domain, while those well-versed in scripting are left to the task of implementing their work. Indeed, the two realms are quite different from each other, to which any of us even vaguely familiar with either can easily attest.
Essentially, Photoshop is a no-holds-barred design studio, offering the artist a seemingly endless array of creative options. On the other hand, HTML, CSS, Java and the like follow strict rules of engagement, requiring the developer to take any number of esoteric concerns into consideration in order to ensure that designs are properly displayed on the web.
Turn Photoshop Into A Complete Web Design Tool
SiteGrinder seeks to bridge this gap between design and development. Basically, SiteGrinder turns Photoshop into an easy-to-use and fully functional web design tool. With SiteGrinder, designers will now have the freedom to totally let their creativity loose and then, without skipping a beat, transfer their designs to the web. Bringing esthetic concerns together with more practical considerations, SiteGrinder is an amazingly powerful tool that would make a fantastic addition to any web designer's bag of tricks. Mac OS X and Windows versions of the SiteGrinder unlockable demo are available now via download.
Photoshop CS4 Essential Skills - By Mark Galer And Philip Andrews
Brimming with beautiful pictures, Photoshop CS4 Essential Skills guides you through a project-based, progressive curriculum so that you can build all the essential skills to enhance photographs creatively and professionally with Photoshop CS4. If you are an aspiring professional or a student learning photography, digital imaging, or design graphics, you'll be amazed at the stunning results you can achieve. A DVD is included free.
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Read 2 free sample chapters:
Skin Retouching Tips In Photoshop CS4
Transforming Smart Objects In Photoshop CS4
Find more Photoshop CS4 tutorials on our Photoshop CS4 Tutorials Page.
Read 2 free sample chapters from the Adobe Photoshop CS3 version:
Adjusting Exposure in Adobe Camera Raw CS3
Photoshop CS3 Tutorial High Dynamic Range
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