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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...

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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:...

Print Strategies Part I

In this tutorial we’ll learn the fundamentals for preparing an image for print. Along the way you’ll pick up a number of other useful techniques and strategies. Note: It is critical to understand how image size and resolution determine the print’s actual...

Background Imagery Via Strategic Radial Blurs

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make strategically radial blurred background imagery. Along the way you’ll pick up a number of other useful techniques and strategies. Note: Very few base images will lend themselves to successful radial blurred...
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