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Illustrator Quick Tips #1 - Complex Symbols with Pathfinder…

February 16, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week I posted an article showing some great logos using 3D effects and colorful gradients. There are quite a few ways to do create those effects in Illustrator, however for most of them you will have to use the Pathfinder tools...

Photoshop Quick Tips #4 - Color Dodge Blend Mode…

February 09, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Color Dodge is one of the Blend Modes I use the most. It's in my opinion the easiest and best way to create light effects, and, even though I have already written quite a few tutorials showing how to use it, I decided to write a quick tips...

Retro Geometric Vectors in Space with Illustrator and Photoshop

February 03, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week I was talking to Aloa, one of the Abduzeedo writers, and he was showing me some images that he thought were cool for tutorials, one of those had this mix of vectors and gradients but very geometric. It was a nice inspiration so I...

Photoshop Quick Tips #3 - Enhancing Photos with High…

January 26, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Following our series of quick tips, I will show you how to enhance a regular photo in Photoshop and make it look better. Of course you can change the presets in order to make it look more subtle, my idea was to exaggerate a bit. Also we...

Awesome Background Light Effects in Flash - 3 FlashEff…

January 22, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week I was working on a project that needed a Flash animation, nothing really complicated, but I thought a nice animated background with some light effects would work just fine. With that in mind I used a few ellipses, some blur and...

The Beauty of Stencil Art

January 20, 2009 from paul0v2's blog

A millenarian art that started being used as a graffiti art type on the early 80's, when Blek le Rat aka Blek created his first piece in Paris, France. His main motivation being social consciousness and the desire to bring the art to the...

Professional Photographic Retouching Tutorial (40Mins, Start-To-Finish)

January 20, 2009 from Youssef Sarhan's blog

This is the second tutorial in a series on photographic retouching. The first part was all about evening skin tonal values and removing blemishes. In this part I will take you through everything else. So, as a result it's a long video (40...

Fireworks Quick Tips #1 - How to use QuickMask

January 14, 2009 from fabiano's blog

One of the best functions we can use in Fireworks is Mask. It's a basic command that can make our life easiser when working with images or when we need to hide some part of an object. In this tutorial we will create a Polaroid photo using...

1. High Quality Portrait Retouching pt1

January 12, 2009 from Youssef Sarhan's blog

This is the first tutorial in a series on photographic retouching. In this tutorial I'll try to demonstrate the level of editing that goes into removing any discrepancies in the skin. I have divided the whole process into parts. Beginning...

Stunning Dragons Attack in Photoshop with 3D Features

January 12, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Last year I was learning how to use the 3D features in Photoshop and I did an image mixing a 3D robot with a photography and some dragons in vector. After quite sometime I was checking my images and found it, so I decided to write a...

A Perfect Truth: Reverse Photoshop Processing

January 11, 2009 from Youssef Sarhan's blog

As a follow on from yesterday, this is the second of this style. I have reversed the process, to create a reverse processing style to the video. I feel this clearly shows a person for how the really appear. Stripping back all the work to...

A Perfect Truth: Reverse Photshop Processing + Video Tutorials?

January 09, 2009 from Youssef Sarhan's blog

There are many touch-up videos on youtube, but not so many in depth tutorials. I've been getting a lot of requests, suggestions and questions so I've been thinking. Perhaps it's about time I do some tutorials. Now with youtube's better...

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