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    What's New in Filter Forge 4.0?0942 filter forge preview400
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    Filter Forge is a versatile Photoshop plugin, which can be used to create many different types of textures and effects. Its online Filter Library provides instant access to more than 9,890 free community-created filters, and its Visual Filter Editor enables users to assemble their own filters from different components such as blurs, gradients, color adjustments, noises, distortions, or blends – without the need to write any code. Recently, Filter Forge released version 4.0, with some exciting new features for a faster and more organized workflow. Below, is a close look at the biggest improvements introduced in the latest Filter Forge release.Read More…
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    Protecting Your Data: How to Backup Your Design FilesBackup icon 2x
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    Losing your project work to accidental deletion or hardware failure can be one of the most stressful situations a designer or photographer will face, especially if you’re under a deadline. To prevent these unfavourable scenarios from ever playing out, you should spend some building a backup strategy that will provide you with peace of mind should you ever endure a data loss. In this article, we will take a break from Photoshop to explore a number of different backup solutions that you can use to help protect your data.Read More…
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    Photoshop's Role in a Web Design WorkflowPhotoshop and web design preview retina
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    The web has undergone some serious changes in recent years and the way in which the web is designed is changing along with it. Photoshop may still be the "go-to" tool for many web designers, but for some, Photoshop is no longer king. In this article, Ian Yates, Editor of Webdesigntuts+ will explain how Photoshop was used in the past, how it can be used in the future, and why. Read More…
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    16 Best, Online Collaborative Design Apps for Creative Feedback and Client Sign-offPreview
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    Freelance designers need convenient tools for communicating with their clients and getting sign-off on creative projects. Also, teams require reliable instruments that enable their online collaborative design work. Check out this feature rich assortment of online apps for collaborating and getting client sign-off on your freelance design work over at our sister site, Freelance Switch. Review the options and find the best tool for your design business. View the ArticleRead More…
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    How to Apply Gradient Overlays Using Layer Styles in PhotoshopPreview
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    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 8: Photoshop Layer Styles Gradient Overlay, we will explain the settings behind Gradient Overlay and the ways it can be used to create different effects. Let's get started.Read More…
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    How to Use Color Overlay Within the Layer Styles Dialogue in PhotoshopPreview
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    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 8: Photoshop Layer Styles Color Overlay, we will explain the (few) settings behind Color Overlay and the ways it can be used to create different effects. Let's get started.Read More…
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    How to Apply the Satin Setting to Layer Style EffectsPreview
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    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 7: How to Apply the Satin Setting to Layer Style Effects, we will explain the settings behind Satin and the ways it can be used to create different effects. Let's get started.Read More…
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    The Comprehensive Guide to Bevel and EmbossPreview
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    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 achieve 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 6: The Comprehensive Guide to Bevel and Emboss, we will explain the settings behind Bevel and Emboss, including Contour and Texture, and how they can be used. Let's take a look!Read More…
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    Understanding the Inner Glow Setting in PhotoshopPreview
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    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 achieve 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.Read More…
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    Improvements to Layer Style Feature in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drops shadows and strokes to layers in a non-destructive way. Layer styles were first introduced in version 6 of Photoshop, but since then, there have not been many significant updates. The new changes in Photoshop CS6 are the most drastic, and useful, since their inception over 10 years ago. In this article we will explain how Adobe has improved this popular feature. Let's take a look!Read More…
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    How to Apply Outer Glow to Layer Styles in PhotoshopPart 4 teaser
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    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 achieve 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.Read More…
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    Understanding Inner Shadows in PhotoshopPart 3 teaser
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    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 achieve 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.Read More…
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