Photoshop

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Tablature

Who wins?Metal or rock?For me — there is no battle. Metal is just rock with a bit more distortion and attitude. And the guy that “embodies that” the most is none other than Jack Frost.He’s like a metal god with a touch of motivational speaker. Here’s some cool lessons from him showingyou one of Van Halen’s secrets: EPIC RHYTHM SECRETS.

CorelDRAW

I like CorelDraw except for this, and this could be the deciding factor as this is such an important tool. If anyone could tell me or point me in the right direction to making the CorelDraw pen tool just as flexible as the painting in white blank ordinary paper just like in school, especially (or) in this reguard...

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Digital Painting (Drawing with Pen Tool)

Digital PaintingDrawing with the Pen tools

About the Pen tools

Just so you know, Photoshop keeps in stock multiple Pen tools. Before we get in touch with your image, it is important to know this, the Freeform Pen tool draws or pictures paths as if you were picturing or drawing with your own pencil on your own paper, and this is it, the Magnetic Pen lets you draw and get an amazing composition of a path that snaps to the edges of defined areas in your image, damn I'm good, lol.. You can use the pen tools along with the shape tools to create an amazing snap of your complex shapes.


Digital Painting (Drawing with Pen Tool)



Guys, you can extremely create a new path in the Paths palette to keep your work path as a path it self or as usually has done, you can name it as you like, that just before you get a contemplation with the Pen tool.. waddaa...#*%$%$%...___-==... How you can picture something smurf with the Pen tools, see Drawing modes on this page. Lmao. Enuf enuf enuf...

Doods, 12 hours of sleep + 2 hours of driving = Exhausted genial.. But I'll keep drawing beautiful moments when the sun comes up tomorrow! Hope you are going to use this with all samples for a class assignment, lmao! Schwing!!! :)



Digital Painting (Drawing with Pen Tool)

Digital Painting (Drawing with Pen Tool)

Digital Painting (Drawing with Pen Tool)

Digital Painting (Drawing with Pen Tool)

Digital Painting (Drawing with Pen Tool)



Let's see some of my other works right about here!


Homeowners Insurance Coverage and Quotes

With the entering of 2010 comes a beautiful new chance to renew your stuffs, make some new resolutions, and hopefully keep them for good. While some might make an oath to quit smoking or something, lose 7 pounds, or start saving more bucks, it's the perfect time to start reaching your aims, reaching your goals. Looking for the list of auto, cheap insurance quotes, homeowners insurance coverage and quotes, businesses of life insurance, instant insurance quotes and rates? No more worries about that! Topcheapinsurance.com is trully the right answer.

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Having and maintaining your own home is one of the responsibilities you'll ever have. If you begin to realize it, so it's the time for you to start thinking about how important the homeowners insurance is. Topcheapinsurance.com provides the greatest homeowners insurance quotes to be sure you're prepared when disaster occured.

It's a one stop place can take care of everything. Go to the Topcheapinsurance.com and you can receive multiple offers, choose the best price, and then buy. Isn't that easy?

Vector Graphic

Vector GraphicDrawing shapes and paths

Drawing in Photoshop involves creating -not so complexe thing that you can imagine before- here it is, vector shapes and paths. For better or worse, you can easily create this thing with the Freeform Pen tool, Shape tools, or the Pen Tool (P) . Each tool's option are totally available in the flying menu in the left of options bar.

Before you begin drawing in Photoshop, you must choose a drawing mode from the options bar. The mode you choose to draw in making certain whether you create a vector shape on its own layer, a work path on an existing layer, or even just a rasterized shape on an existing layer.

I think you gotta know well your workflow first, each tool define in its regulation. Vector shapes (see the explanations here!) are lines and curves you draw using the shape or pen tools. After that, we talk about Paths, Paths are outlines that you can turn into selections, or fill and stroke with color. The outline of a shape is a path. You can easily change the shape of a path by editing its anchor points. Usually I said to you by Right + Click or something.

Finally, a work path is a temporary path that appears in the Paths palette and defines the outline of a shape.

You can use paths in several ways:
• Use a path as a vector mask to hide areas of a layer. (See “About layer and vector masks” on Vektor with Photoshop)
• Convert a path to a selection. (See “Convert paths to selection borders” on Vector... again)
• Fill or stroke a path with color. (See “Fill paths with color” on Again Line Art and Illistration look)

To get put it all right and more control over the final look of your images, then Shape Layers and Paths are the way to go.



Vector Graphic

Vector Graphic

Vector Graphic

Vector Graphic

Vector Graphic

Vector Graphic


I try to be careful and wish you enjoyed it so much then maybe picked up a new trick or two.
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Windows 7 TuneUp

Windows 7 TuneUpFor those who already have and use a Microsoft operating system Windows 7 on your PC or laptop either original or not, you can obviously change the original data with the Remove WAT and Chew-WGA.

You can easily use the Complete System TuneUp to improve system performance in Microsoft Windows 7 to taste whatever you want without having to perform complicated registration on Windows systems 7 that you have.

This application provides enable/disable startup, clean system temporary files, recycle bin files, cookies, recent items list, as well as error reporting files and much more.



Windows 7 TuneUp

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Site Templates - The Best Thing to Happen to Website Design

Site templates became the fastest and most helpful tech support we have received from an internet site, now a days. I have actually use one flash template and two web templates, I love the designs and I was ASTONISHED at the level of service I received, It saves me so much time. Without spending hours upon hours we need absolutely to do quality work. It has been phenomenal! Here we are, a free website template would obviously become the way to the success of my business.

Usually, when you've got a free site template, they also provide free web page templates which are gorgeous, professional and totally can be used free for personal and business websites. Whether you are a noob or something, the templates are the perfect solution. All templates and graphics that they offer are very original (of course with the exception of the premium templates). Each of website template is functional and compatible with different kinda browser types, that looks good for me, lol.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier!

Can there truly be anyone who isn't fascinated in the very least by Myrtle Beach Resort - the breathtaking one of the most popular beaches in the North Carolina, the amazing dream place for vacation, the almost wonderful view that make our eyes stare in awe?

By visiting the perfect waterfront provide by Myrtle Beach Resorts, you will have a bird's-eye view of how you will get all the excitement of the Grand Strand at your finger tips! That absolutely would be gorgeous. Certain comfortable Myrtle Beach Accomodations naturally get along others await you there to make it a smooth ride.

Yet in spite of all the questions, dare we want any of them to be answered? Jump in the site at Princeresortonline.com and be the first there and have fun.. Learn to relax sometimes, guys! Once you are aware of your quality time to relax, you are aware that a pleasant vacation is something special to get along, you can work on developing your pleasant qualities of life while eliminating those that are less appealing.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Working with Color

Working with ColorHello gangs.. Today we're gonna talk about a few tips using color in photoshop on your image. Color can be manually described in several ways using a color model such as RGB or CMYK. As you work in your image, you specify colors using one of the color models. In Photoshop you choose the approach to color that’s appropriate for your image and how it’s being used.

Photoshop lets you choose wisely and create colors by using a huge variety of industry-standard color palettes, color mixers, and color models. The nicest one, you allowed to create and edit custom color palettes to store frequently used colors for future use.

Let me tell you this, you can also easily customize how a color palette appears on your screen by changing the size of swatches, the number of rows, and other properties.


Choosing colors

If you haven’t installed your PSD Portable (for example), so.. begin by reading some information on installation and other preliminaries. Before you begin working with your color section of an image presentation, take a few moments to read an overview of Adobe Help and of the many resources available to users. You have access to instructional videos, plug-ins, templates, user communities, seminars, tutorials, RSS feeds, and much more.

You can choose fill and outline colors by using fixed or custom color palettes, color viewers, color harmonies, or color blends. When you want to use a color that already exists in an object or document, you can sample the color to achieve an exact match.


Fixed or custom color palettes

Fixed color palettes are provided by third-party manufacturers. Some examples of these are HKS Colors, PANTONE, and TRUMATCH. It may be useful to have on hand a collection of color samples that shows exactly what each color looks like when printed.

Working with Color

Custom color palettes can include colors from any color model or fixed color palette. You can save a custom color palette for future use. For more information about working with custom color palettes, see "Creating custom color palettes" and "Opening and editing custom color palettes."




Sampling colors

When you want to use a color that already exists in a drawing, you can sample the color to achieve an exact match. By default, you sample a single pixel from the drawing window.

Working with ColorColor viewers provide a representation of a range of colors by using either one-dimensional or three-dimensional shapes. The default color viewer is based on the HSB color model, but you can use this viewer to choose CMYK, CMY, or RGB colors. The default color viewer is based on the HSB color model, but you can use this viewer to choose CMY or RGB colors.




Color harmonies

Working with ColorColor harmonies work by superimposing a shape, such as a rectangle or a triangle, over a color wheel. Each vertical row in the color grid begins with the color located at one of the points on the superimposed shape.

The color harmonies let you choose a color model, and they are most useful when you need to choose several colors for a project.





Color blends

Working with ColorWhen you choose a color by using color blends, you combine base colors to produce the color you want. The color blender displays a grid of colors that it creates from the four base colors you choose.











sample image:


Working with Color







Thursday, January 07, 2010

Sticker Edge Peel

Sticker Edge PeelFirst of all.. let me told you this.. It ain't a sticker making tutorial at all.. so you’ll gonna need to got your own sticker prepared or you can use this delicious alternative, you are definitely allowed to use the Joe Corner sticker source files at the tuto we've learned earlier. What a nice man, am I! lmao..

I’m starting with (... my latest image on Joe Corner's ...), then filling the background color with a light gray so we can see clearly enuf the difference between the stage and the edge of our black sticker. Oughh.. I need some Granita around here fellas... would you bring me that such thing?!?!



Sticker Edge Peel


Ok Ok Ok... Go on! From your Tools palette flying menu on the left side of your Photoshop, click the foreground swatch and enter the color code #d8d8d8. You've done with your Color Fill, then let's move on to the next level of this tut.. lmao.. Add a drop shadow to the Sticker layer. Follow this blending option set;



Sticker Edge Peel



With your lovely drop shadow set, we’re gonna do something really kind of cool step... we’re gonna separate the drop shadow from its layer and put it on, below the Sticker layer. Next.. On the Palette Layer, Right + Click your layer style icon (f). See image below for detail..



Sticker Edge Peel



Choose your Rectangular Marquee tool (M). Drag a nice sized square selection onto the stage (don’t forget to hold Shift to constrain the proportions). Rotate the selection by choosing Select > Transform Selection from the main menu.


Note : This kind of action, will give the Free Transform controls to you, but just to remind you from the Free Transform you used to, this transformation will not gonna be applied to the stuff on the layer, it's only be applied to the selection. You can use easily the Options bar at the top of Photoshop menus, enter 45° (it depends on your image size.. or whatever you'd like how the peeled sticker would gonna be, lol), move the selection to the left-right-bottom-corner of your Sticker and...



Hit -ofcourse- the Enter to commit the transformation, what else!



Sticker Edge Peel



Gosh! Here's another tricky part, press Ctrl + Shift + J on your PC, and watch the magic happen.. See?!?!? Name it Residue (at some stage, not necesserelly needed, lol), hit Ctrl + J to duplicate that Layer via Cut and name it Peel. At this point, nothing on your workflow looks any different in certain part. For the moment, lets turn off the Residue.


Sticker Edge Peel



This is it. With the Peel layer selected.. notice that I -in some particular action- like very much (highly recommend) to lock layers so that it can't move accidently. Straightly click on the Lock Transparent Px checkbox.



Sticker Edge Peel



While we’re at it, let's go ahead and rotate the Peel layer so things are oriented correctly before we continue. What?!?!? Ofcourse.. We can do this easily by choosing Edit > Free Transform > Rotate 180° from the main menu. lmao.. what can I say?!?!



Sticker Edge Peel



Allez! Allez! Allez! Change your Sticker's Drop Shadow.. layer color to a lighter shade color, something like.. turning down its layer's Fill Opacity into about 23% and simply using Menu Image > Adjustment > Brightness/Contrast... and follow this set.. should due nicely, ha ha..


Sticker Edge Peel



Ctrl + Click on this layer again doods and add a Drop Shadow followed by a Gradient Overlay as shown below..



Sticker Edge Peel


Sticker Edge Peel



Now we're going to finish our job here.. The last layer, yupp.. Residue layer, on the Palette Layer, change the Blend Mode of your Residue layer into Luminosity then turn the Fill Opacity of that layer into about 5%. Nice!!!



Sticker Edge Peel



Get any similarity of the image you've got with mine here?!?!
And that, as they say, is that! It's a wrap doods :)



Sticker Edge Peel



Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Creating Levi's Patch

Creating Levi's PatchMesdames Monsieurs, BONJOUR! Our goal for this tutorial will be creating a denim textured patch (from Photoshop Texture bank) with simple stitching, to draw a realistic what we called Levi's pant entirely from a few artistic filters, Wind and a few basic layer styles.

Mesdames Monsieurs... There are some really nice tricks along the way,

Let's get started!

First thing first is create this simple denim background. Open your New Blank Document. This will be 700x500 at 72ppi. That's quite enuf. Create a New Layer, and from the main menu, go to Edit > Fill which will bring the Fill dialog box up.

You can Short it cut by pressing Shift + F5 from your PC.

Choose Pattern, once it's selected, click OK.

Creating Levi's Patch


Mesdames Monsieurs, from your PC, press your M key to call the Rectangular Marquee tool up, make a slection like this :)

Creating Levi's Patch


Now switch over to Channel tab in your Layers Palette Mesdames Monsieurs, hit the little button at the bottom of the Channels palette to Save the Selection As Channel. Activate your new Alpha Channel, press Ctrl + I to Inverse the selection, then hit Ctrl + D to Clear the selection

Creating Levi's Patch


Now we are going to add some Grunge look for our Denim. From the main menu, go to Filter > Sketch > Conte Crayon with the default setting, which is..

Foreground Level : 11
Background Level : 7
Texture : Canvas
Scalling : 100%
Relief : 4
Light : Top

Creating Levi's Patch


Take a look at the image you've created a moment, give it a break.. After a higher realism on your smoke variation, go to Menu Filter > Stylize > Wind and choose Wind and From The Right and click OK. Repeat that step except this time choose it opposite -whisch is- From The Left.

Creating Levi's Patch


Ctrl + Click on your Alpha 1 Channel to Load the Seletion, press Shift + Ctrl + I to Inverse the Selection. Click your RGB channel, switch back again to your Layer. Don't STOP.. With the Denim layer selected, add a simple Layer Mask by choosing the Create Layer mask icon from the bottom of your sweet Layers palette.

GOSH!!! If Mesdames Monsieurs followed along like a good little monkey, ooOoPppsss.. then your Denim Layer should now look like this.

Creating Levi's Patch


Add some black brush thing to paint the Right and Left edges of your Denim down where the wind filter blows to get the more realistic look from the piece o'Levi's s***!!!

Make sure when you do that painting black brush thing, the Layer Mask is still selected Mesdames Monsieurs.

Creating Levi's Patch


Mesdames Monsieurs... don't forget to always adding a slight drop shadow to this layer (Levi's/Denim layer in this case). Set it Blending Option with;

Drop Shadow checked

Blend Mode : Multiply
Opacity : 60%
Angle : 120
Use Global Light : Checked
Distance : 2px
Spread : 0%
Size : 3px
Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow : Checked

Just leave the Contour Quality and Anti-Aliased with Noise as the Default.

Done??!?!? It is time to add a higher realism stitches by introducing some Brushes Option from Brushes Preset (F5). I told you this, experimentation is very very very important in graphic design. OK, to execute that, you should first...

Create other New Layer, name it Stitches. The shortcut to do that is Shift + Ctrl + N. After that, switch your tool to Rounded Rectangle (U), Radius 10px. Drag your mouse to draw this..

Creating Levi's Patch


Switch your tool again from Rounded Rectangle into Brush (B), fill it with White Color, then hit F5... Take your eyes carefuly on this setting..

Creating Levi's Patch


Kinda mess or something...?!?!? What's the purpose exactly from that image? Just read along, than you'll find out. The brush is all set up clearly with White Color, for the Brush Preset, you can choose the size in between 13-19. Mine is 15. Mesdames Monsieurs.. you can absolutely press now the P key to invoke the Pen tool and make sure to Right-Clicking your Rounded path, choose Stroke Path from the Pop-up menu came out, then choose Brush. Leave the Stimulate Pressure Unchecked.

Viola!

Creating Levi's Patch


What a clever technique to create stitches, ain't that right?!?!? To this Stitches layer, you can add a Bevel and Emboss layer style with the following setting ;

Bevel and Emboss checked

Style : Pillow Emboss
Technique : Smooth
Depth : 151%
Direction : Up
Size : 5px
Soften : 0px
Angle Shading : 120
Altitude Shading : 30
Use Global Light checked
Gloss Contour : normal (#1 from Pop-up)
Anti-alised : Unchecked
Highlight Mode : Screen, White
Opacity : 40%
Shadow Mode : Multiply, Black
Opacity : 40%

And then.. to tone down the stitching a little bit, drop the Stitches layer Fill opacity down to 65-75%.

Finaly, back to your Denim layer, select it, and add a Satin layer style to give this Levi's a realistic tonal variation with this following setting :

Satin Styles checked

Blend Mode : Color Burn, black
Opacity : 17%
Angle : 19
Distance : 131px
Size : 125px
Contour : the the Half Round (#7 from the PopUp box)
Invert : Checked
Anti-aliased : Unchecked

result

Creating Levi's Patch


So... Mesdames Monsieurs, this is YOUR site as well, so if you have massive constructive suggestions or deliciouse critisizm or even feedback or anything or something or whatever on how we can improve it for you (except for the size of each image ofcourse, lmao), please please please let me know! I would do my best to keep up!

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Creating Levi's Patch

Creating Levi's Patch

Creating Levi's Patch

Creating Levi's Patch

Creating Levi's Patch