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  • Photoshop Tutorial – Blend Modes and Type
    By on January 9th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Photoshop Tutorial – Blend Modes and Type
    What a great effect this one is, I first saw it done by Corey Barker. Just a couple of points that may come in handy before we get on with the tutorial. I’ve created a car shape for you to practise on, if you would like to make your own shape there are a couple of things you need to know – after you have created your shape, you are going to have to be able to lock the transparency of that layer at some point – here’s how you can make that happen. Right click on the shape layer and choose Rasterize from the menu. Making sure the shape layer is active, hold down your Ctrl...
  • Photoshop Tutorial – Create a Floating Border
    By on January 9th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Photoshop Tutorial – Create a Floating Border
    This is a cool effect and it is really easy to do. I suspect that it could also be done in Elements and perhaps Gimp etc., My file is 700 x 500 @72 dpi, you will have to adjust some of the sizes to use this effect on a larger file. You can nick my image below to practise on if you like … copyright is mine yada, yada.With the/your image open choose the shape tool from the tools palette and make sure that the Rectangle Tool is selected. Make your foreground colour black. Draw out a rectangle on your image similar to the one below.In the layers palette, and making sure that you are wor...
  • Saving and loading actions
    By on January 9th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Saving and loading actions
    Actions are automatically saved to the Actions Palette folder in the Adobe Photoshop or Adobe ImageReady CS Settings folder. If this file is lost or removed, the actions you created are lost. You can save your actions to a separate actions file so that you can recover them if necessary. You can also load a variety of action sets that are shipped with Photoshop (Photoshop). Note: The default location of the Adobe Photoshop CS Settings folder varies by operating system. Use your operating system’s Find command to locate this folder. To save a set of actions: 1. Select a set. 2. Choose Save...
  • Basics of Flash
    By on January 9th, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    Basics of Flash
    While working in Flash you will find it really necessary to create simple animation sequences. In this Tutorial you’ll learn how to create Simple Animations in Flash. In Flash, animation can be done in four basic ways:Motion Tween Shape Tween Frame By Freame Animation Guided Motion TweenIt is very simple and neatly explained below. Creating Motion Tween in FlashDraw a vector using any of the drawing tools in Flash, say a small circle and convert it into a symbol (F8) by selecting the Graphic option and name the symbol say ‘ball’. Click the 20th frame in the Timeline an...
  • Photoshop Tutorial – Create An Underwater Scene
    By on January 8th, 2009 | 4 Comments4 Comments Comments
    Photoshop Tutorial – Create An Underwater Scene
    You may find this useful if you have some fishies that need a new home. Create a new file 800 x 600 @72dpi (to practice on). You can fill the background with any colour, I chose black. Create a new blank layer above the background layer and fill it with a ‘water’ colour, I chose R 0 – G 153 – B 153. You can now duplicate the new layer. Begin working on the top most layer. I have my foreground set to the colour mentioned above and the background to black. We are going to do a Render>Clouds – Hold down the Shift key just before you click on Clouds and it will giv...