Posts Tagged ‘photoshop’

Photoshop Tricks and Facebook

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Artists and Designers show their digital prowess with Facebook’s new profile page

The French artist Alexandre Oudin (see image) was identified as the creator of the craze. Obviously more have followed in his footsteps, artists and regular folks with an image editing program are all in the mix! Check out these samples below.

I am curious to see how long it will take for someone to create an “app”  that does this for you! If you want to see more check out Mashable’s blog entry here.

Facebook has created a little more of a platform for artists to play in with this latest update, keep an eye out for future updates as they occur and drop by our re-vamped website and order some printing for your next design job as well! Online printing, correct and on time!

Christopher Robinson

Poster Design Tutorials

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Poster Design using Adobe Photoshop

Poster Design can be the most exciting type of design in a graphic designers arsenal of tools. Posters are also the most fun to produce. A single page, usually large scale, containing all the information necessary to promote, inform, educate and/or entertain the viewer. From gig posters to special event posters you can find a variety of great tutorials online.

The main issue with posters is to make sure they don’t overwhelm the viewer with information. A simple “what, where, when” will usually do. If more than that is needed design an ancillary piece such as a flyer that can be carried away. Put a small copy of the poster on one side and your other information on the other. If your design is strong enough people that may not have been interested in the event may take a flyer to the office or home and hang it on the wall providing you with more free advertising for your event.

Enjoy thes few poster/art tutorials below and search for more for further inspiration!

Once you have your poster designed, come back and see us for top notch quality printing of your Full Color Poster!
Christopher Robinson

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Photoshop CS5 Content-Aware Fill Sneak Peek

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Photoshop CS5 has posted up a sneak peak of the new content aware fill. It is pretty amazing, what would take hours to do manually is now done in seconds through new filter enhancements. The video here shows the depth that this new gem goes in removing small and/or large items from an image.  This new filter allows you to select an area, hit the delete key and Photoshop will analyze the area surrounding your selection and fill it automatically. From the video it seems you can see a tad of artifacting but that can be fixed quickly. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Content-Aware Fill Sneak Peek
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The YouTube video is narrated by Bryan O’Neil-Hughes who is a product manager on the Photoshop team. He was able to remove things such as lens flare, light poles, trash off the grass and an entire tree that took up a large portion of the sky on the left side. Pretty amazing and looks easy to use. Good for the general population, bad for us pros! Check out the embedded video.

Christopher Robinson
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Photoshop 20th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Adobe Photoshop users around the world are celebrating the 20th anniversary, and now in 27 languages. Photoshop has been around the graphic design scene as long as I have… maybe a little longer! I still have a copy of version 2.5 at in my home office somewhere. The special site Adobe has set up has a great video worth watching that talks about the origins and has the original designers on hand to talk about the past and the future. It is worth a look, but I will admit a little on the geeky side here is a [LINK] I hope you enjoy it!

Fro those not aware of Adobe’s web presence, they have a great section on the main site called the design center. (find it here) Featured designers, tutorials, a plethora of useful pages. If you want to try something new and different and don’t own a copy of the full program try out photoshop.com which gives you quite a few editing options, has a slick iphone app interface and also doubles as an image storage site. I have used Flickr for years but it does lack the cool tools and built in editing capabilities of photoshop.com, I think Flickr has a little better deal storage-wise.

Christopher Robinson
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Free Photoshop Brushes

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

The site “myphotoshopbrushes.com” [link] has quite a few very handy photoshop brush sets I use in my design work. I think you will find the site has quite a bit to offer and at a very good price! FREE! They also have a few simple tutorials showing how to create and define brushes and how to install brush sets you may download.

Christopher Robinson
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