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So You Call Yourself A Designer?

March 3, 2010 • By

Computercheck. Photoshopcheck. Lots of free timecheck. It seems that this is all that is necessary to call yourself a ‘designer’ these days. I believe that there is far more to a designer than software, computers and free time. Designers should have critical thinking skills, understanding of design principals, knowledge of grid systems, typography and much more.READ MORE


Photoshop 101 – Simple Animation in Photoshop

August 26, 2009 • By

Did you know you could create simple animations in Photoshop? This is another one of those lesser utilized features. In versions previous to CS3 animation was handled in a separate program called Image Ready, but now the animation capabilities are included with versions CS3 and beyond! In this tutorial ill show you how to create some simple animations with bananas 🙂



Photoshop 101: How To Use Layer Masks

July 25, 2009 • By

In this short tutorial you will learn what layer masks are and how to utilize them for working faster and more efficiently in Photoshop.

Lets consider what masks do: They hide or show things. Masks in photoshop work the same way: they can hide or show parts of images. In general filling a layer mask with black hides a part of the image. Filling a layer mask with white shows a part of an image. Filling the mask with gray will show the part of the image with varying opacity based on how light or dar the gray is.



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