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2017/18 Game On Chains & Links

A note to the reader: I’m just trying to capture the structure of questing in this year’s Game On iteration. As with trying anything new, I made many mistakes that will help next year’s build be that much closer to fine. Meanwhile, our trailblazing...

Rubric

Note: Grading Policies have been rewritten. Please see this page for more info. . Long story short. Students choose their grade with their deeds, not words. The rubric (below) is as simple as it gets. See (re)Imagine for full details. There is no homework. No tests....

1920 x 1080 px Patterns

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to rename and organize your patterns to make them more useful for next year’s Mac Lab Media students. Note: I’m learning right along with you as we attempt to refine our workflow. Project Preview My three-step plan grew to...

5000 px Textures Part II

In Part II we’ll expand our Actions prowess. You’ll learn how easy it is to make a collection of 5000 px square textures from a single image once our custom Action Set is recorded. After that, a few clicks will lead to enhanced, editable versions of our base...

5000 px Textures Part I

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a collection of 5000 px square textures from a single image via a custom Action Set that resizes the image then adds a Smart Filter, a touch up layer, and four adjustment layers. Note: These videos are more exploratory than...

N2K

Photoshop Video Tutorials A growing collection of project-based videos to get you up and rolling with Photoshop Illustrator Video Tutorials Coming soon. Bridge Video Tutorials Coming Soon Third Party Resources A wealth of free textures, patterns, fonts, imagery,...

Beautiful Blurs Part II

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to modify your beautiful (and useful) custom blurs using Color Lookup Tables. You’ll also learn the value of Layer Comps and Notes as well as how to save and load Actions (including the 3DLUT Action I made just for you). The...

Beautiful Blurs Part I

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create beautiful (and useful) custom blurs using a series of Smart Objects and Smart Filters. Along the way you’ll learn to use the Actions and History panels to automate and streamline the tedious parts of the process....

Print Strategies Part III

In this tutorial we’ll try to create a more visually appealing print than resulted from Part II. And, as it turns out, we’ll also learn that there are always exceptions to the rules—sometimes when you least expect it. Note: You should work through Part...

Print Strategies Part II

In this tutorial we’ll dig a little deeper into the strategies and techniques one might use when preparing an image for print. And, as it turns out, we’ll also learn that there are always exceptions to the rules—sometimes when you least expect it. Note:...
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