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Posts Tagged ‘Layer’

Photoshop’s Lighten Group Layer Modes

April 17, 2014  |  Photoshop  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In thіѕ Photoshop tutorial wе wіll study thе blending modes belonging tο thе Lighten Group. Tutorial Fine points Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (CS3+ versions wіll work аѕ well) Estimated Completion Time: 50 minutes Difficulty: Intermediate Resources Arid Background Elephant Elephants Fire Burn Flames Premade Background 1463 Heart Bokeh Textures Setup working area In thіѕ article wе […]
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Designing a Meaningful Social Layer for Mobile Applications

June 10, 2013  |  iPhone  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Applications with social features have become the norm, but, as a designer, it’s important that you question how these social features add value for the user. In this article, we’ll explore how to improve an application by designing a meaningful social layer. When we talk about social layers, there’s a lot involved. Basically, we’re building an interactive experience where people can create, share, and exchange information within a virtual network. The importance of user-generated content has grown enormously. Even a simple output of a social layer can create value for people, like Facebook’s simple “Like” feature. On the...

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Adobe Announces Pen Tool and Layer Panel Enhancements for Photoshop CS6

February 12, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In Photoshop 13.1, Adobe made some minor tweaks to the Pen Tool as well as the Layer Panel. You can now adjust an anchor point of a path by holding down the spacebar. In addition, the Layer Panel has also been improved so when you merge several layers, the merged layer will now take on the name you’ve given to that layer as opposed to just giving it the same name as the topmost layer. Martin Perhiniak will explain.How to Get This UpdateTo get this update, customers can follow the following instructions.In Photoshop, choose Help > UpdatesThe Adobe Application Manager...

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Metallic Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop

January 14, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a metallic text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Strasua FontBlack PatternStep 1First of all install the .pat file named black_pattern_by_fluctuemos-d5mermc.pat. You have to double click the icon. It’s that simple.Step 2Create a new document. Set width to 600px and height to 450. Resolution must be 72 DPI.Step 3Duplicate the background (Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer > OK) and rename the new layer as ‘Background Pattern.’Step 4Double click on ‘Background Pattern’ and the ‘Layer Style’ window...

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How to Properly Add a Stroke Using Photoshop Layer Styles

October 4, 2012  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. To achieve these effects, however, you need to understand what each setting does and how they can be combined to create a certain look. In this series by John Shaver from Design Panoply, we will explain every aspect of Photoshop’s layer styles feature and show you how to unlock their potential.In this article, Part 11: How to Properly Add a Stroke Using Photoshop Layer Styles, we...

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