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Review: The Power of FilterForge

posted on Jan 18, 2011.

In this post, I would like to introduce you to a Photoshop plugin called FilterForge. More than just another filter suite, FilterForge actually allows you to make your own filters and grants you access to a massive library of filters create by its users.

Thinking in Shadow: Effect and Light in Design

posted on Oct 14, 2010.

You’ve seen it before. I’ve done it and you probably have too. Photoshop effects abuse is the third leading cause of poor website design (okay I just made that up). Seriously though, before you apply your next drop shadow there are some things I want you to keep in mind, so read on.

Getting to Know Clipping Masks and Layer Masks in Photoshop

posted on Aug 12, 2010.

Originally published on the old MyInkBlog, this is an article I put together outlining the differences between the layer mask and the clipping mask in Photoshop. We’ll look at how each type of mask works, how they are different, and how to make them work together in a single effect.

Quick Tip: Precision Colour Control in Photoshop

posted on Apr 8, 2010.

In this quick tip, I’ll show you a simple and easy way to take control of the colours in your Photoshop documents using the power of adjustment layers. We will consider two scenarios, with the second being somewhat more complex than the first.

Creating Glassy Objects Using Layer Styles

posted on Mar 25, 2010.

Have you ever wanted a really quick and simple way to apply a glassy effect to objects in Photoshop? In this tutorial, we will take a look at how to exactly that using a combination of different layer styles. It’s fast, easy and widely replicable, so be sure to have a read of this one!

10 Photoshop Filters You Should Definitely Know

posted on Jan 20, 2010.

In this post we are going to look at 10 filters that I think every Photoshop user should know. Mastering these 10 tools will certainly help become a more advanced and rounded Photoshoper. Filters include Offset, High Pass, Polar Coordinates and 7 others.

If Photoshop Was Batman, Then Illustrator Would Be…

posted on Jan 9, 2010.

Perhaps as a direct result of too much Batman: Arkham Asylum, I found myself asking the question: If Photoshop was Batman, what would Illustrator be? In this silly little article, I explore some of the intriguing possibilities.

Create Simple Photoshop Screenshot Template (or, Just Download the Free Template)

posted on Dec 10, 2009.

In this post we will look at how to make a Photoshop template for creative display of screenshots on your website or blog. It’s a really simple process, but if you don’t want to go quite that far, well I’m also making the template available as an exclusive freebie!

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