Hey RP fans! Deena Wuest from Creating Keepsakes magazine back at the table with another Photoshop tutorial!
I was recently talking with a reader who was scratching her head over how to create outlines in Photoshop. She told me that she learned how to use the Rectangular or Elliptical Marquee Tool along with the Stroke command to create square or circle outlines. But it stopped there. She couldn’t figure out how to create an outline from any additional shapes. So today let’s talk outlines!
They’re actually very easy to create. Here’s how! (more…)
aily Drop Cap is a project by designer & illustrator Jessica Hische. Starting in September of 2009, an illustrative initial cap was posted daily (or at least regularly), to prettify the internet and beautify your blog posts. Individuals are welcome to use the drop caps within blog posts by following the instructions below each letter. The project ended after the twelfth alphabet was complete, but the site remains up for your use and inspiration.
I can totally see one of these caps on a scrapbook page. Can’t you?
Hey RP fans! Deena Wuest from Creating Keepsakes magazine back at the table with another Photoshop tutorial! This week a reader asked me how to create a reflection effect in Photoshop, so that’s what we’ll be talking about today. There are several ways to achieve a reflective result but my favorite way is to use a gradient on a layer mask. Layer masks are brilliant because they can be altered, revised or even deleted without harming their linked layers. And we love that because it means we can experiment without fear!
Here’s a layout that shows an example of an indirect reflection effect in the title.
This look is actually really easy to achieve. Here’s how!
Tongue Stuck On Lamppost by Josh Cleland from USA
Smashing Magazine continues to nourish us with a monthly spoon of inspiration. Their December wallpapers post features 30 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper! Here’s a sampling from the collection.
Crayon’s Snowy Sailing by Jessette Dayate–Catral from Singapore
Father Frost by Cheloveche.ru from Russia
Retro Christmas by Joao Lima Jr. from Brazil
Merry Xmas by Supreet Singh from India
Design For Good by Nicci Miller from USA
For over two years Smashing Magazine has been featuring desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. The November collection features 30 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!