The Dummies’ Guide To Creating Your Own Facebook Cover Photo // thnxz to @simplyzesty and @Claire_Brown_


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This tutorial will show you how to create your own integrated timeline masthead using Photoshop. So not only will you have an amazing cover photo for your business page at the end of this tutorial, but we’ll also be going through and using some of the essential tools in Photoshop.

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We’re even providing a PSD template for you to download, meaning all the hard work is done and you don’t need to worry about all the dimensions and measuring up! This template will ensure that you create seamless continuity between the two images.

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Quality Tutorial Designer’s Checklist | langwitches.org


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Helping students become quality Tutorial Designers has been on my mind and agenda lately. The reasons are plentiful, from the train of thought “if you can teach it, you know it”, being a vital skill in the 21st century, Alan November’s work “Who owns the Learning?”/ “Digital Learning Farm” to tutorials being an important piece in the self-motivated and self-directed learning of our times.

Teaching, nor creating (digital) tutorials, may come natural to everyone. There are are several skills involved. which are valuable for our students to learn.

  • communication
    not only understanding content and process, but being able to express and communicate them to someone else. The communication can be accomplished in a variety of media.
  • collaboration
    curating all student created tutorials in one place (ex. wiki) will create a hub, where students can search for tutorials of content, that they need a refresher on and  it creates a depository for students in future years to come.
  • writing
    writing a script is an essential part of tutorial design. Tutorial writing could be considered part of the expository writing and technical writing genre
  • vocabulary
    using  specific vocabulary related to the content explained
  • storyboarding
    “Storyboards are graphic organizers in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing”~ Wikipedia
  • digital storytelling
    a tutorial is a special type of story. It requires the “teller” of the story to engage the “listener” via different digital media
  • networking
    tutorials are meant for others to learn from us
  • digital media
    creating, editing, and mixing of a variety of media forms (text, images, audio, video, etc.) and the fluency to work with a variety of media and switch effortless between them
  • empathy
    the ability to understand and share the feelings (ex. not know how to do something or understand) of another >>>  Leer más “Quality Tutorial Designer’s Checklist | langwitches.org”

Best Of Web And Design In September 2012 | creativenerds.co.uk


 

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A great round-up of the best design tutorials, and articles published on the on-line design community. The perfect resource every designer needs to further develop there design skills. I hope you enjoy the round-up , and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.

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How To Create Your Own Judge Dredd Badge Design

goldbadgeemblem Best Of Web And Design In September 2012

One of the biggest movies at the moment is the Judge Dredd remake, which is obviously the inspiration for this tutorial. Follow this step by step guide to create yourself an awesome judge’s badge design with Adobe illustrator and Photoshop. You’ll create the basic artwork in Illustrator before moving over to Photoshop for colouring and texturing.

Abstract Photo Manipulation in Photoshop CS 6abstractphotomaniuplations Best Of Web And Design In September 2012 

It’s amazing to see that such amazing images are most of the times done by simple techniques. This tutorial will show you how to achieve similar effect using Photoshop with Masks and Layer Effects. It’s an intermediate tutorial but I am sure you will have so much fun doing as we did.

How to Create a Cassette Tape Illustration from Scratch in Photoshoptapeillustration Best Of Web And Design In September 2012

You will learn how to create a cassette tape illustration from scratch in Photoshop.

Quick Tip: Create a Neon Text Effect in Photoshopneontexteffect1 Best Of Web And Design In September 2012

In this tutorial we will show you how to make a neon text effect in Photoshop using layer styles and textures.

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Create a Quick and Easy 3D Type Effect3dtypeeffect Best Of Web And Design In September 2012

Clean and modern 3D type is a cool effect, and it’s surprisingly quick and easy to create. With the combination of Photoshop and Illustrator, this effect is can be created in minutes. Leer más “Best Of Web And Design In September 2012 | creativenerds.co.uk”

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A great educational resource, on how to use one of Photoshop’s most powerful new features. The new content aware feature is a great addition to Photoshop. The feature allows Photoshop users to remove objects and people from photographs, while not disrupting the background of the photo, and not showing noticeable amendments.In this resource we have produced a video screencast upon how to use the content aware feature in Photoshop, where we will guide you through the process of using the content aware tool to extract people and objects from a photography. Once you learn how to use this tool you can remove objects, people, etc from almost any photo. This is a great quick tip, which you will truly enjoy.The tutorial takes less than a few minutes, so watch and enjoy. I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below, it would be really appreciated.

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Free Script for Adobe Illustrator – Random Order


Free Script for Adobe Illustrator – Random Order


Today we present you some useful script for Adobe Illustrator. These scripts have been designed by a talented Ukrainian developer and a friend of mine – Yemz, who is also known as the developer of the Free Mesh Tormentor Plugin. The Random Order script places the selected objects in random order in the Layers panel.

You can download Random Order script by clicking the Download button on this page.

Install the scripts into the following folder:

  • For Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5\Presets\en_GB\Scripts
  • For Mac: Applications / Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5\Presets\en_GB\Scripts

To demonstrate the work of the script we take any symbol from the Symbol library and using the Symbol Sprayer Tool splash it on our Artboard.

Now select other symbols and repeat the action couple of times.

Select all the Symbol Sets and go to the Object > Expand and then ungroup the received groups (Object > Ungroup). Leer más “Free Script for Adobe Illustrator – Random Order”

17 Stunning Pure CSS3 Menu Techniques


17 Stunning Pure CSS3 Menu Techniques


Menu is probably the most important part on many websites. It’s sitting there for merely one single purpose: easy for you to navigate through all the pages. Before CSS3, the background images of each menu item can bring you a heck load of pain, as well as the javascript powered drop-down items and sub-sub menu . Now we are able to create stunning menus only using pure CSS, even including awesome animations. The following pure CSS3 menu techniques and tutorials are for you to experiment and get a hang of it. Let’s get started.

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25 Fresh & Brilliant Photo Manipulation Tutorials


When we talk about Image Effect or Editing, Photoshop is the first thing that comes to our minds. These 25 Fresh & Brilliant Examples of Photo Manipulation Tutorials helps to bring your ideas into reality and improve your creativity skill and make the most stunning photo effects. With the correct tools and techniques you can create most historical photo effects in Photoshop. The art of photo manipulation requires some imagination and creativity. Before starting design effects you need to understand how to create it. The listed below tutorials help you to learning various creative techniques of how to manipulate images using Photoshop.

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01. Abstract

Learn how to create this eerie abstract photo manipulation called “The Pain”. You’ll learn how to combine different stock photos to create this scene then apply a cold color tone to it.

 

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02. Mythological Statue

In this Photoshop photomanipulation tutorial, you’ll learn how to take a stock image of a person, turn them into a statue using various texture mapping methods, and then how to superimpose this statue into an incredible scene. You’ll see how to handle various stock images of various colors and lighting, as well as how to work with a variety of photomanipulation techniques.

 

25 Fresh & Brilliant Photo Manipulation Tutorials 

03. Miniature City Wildlife

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a conceptual surreal photo-manipulation. We are going to learn the process of creating depth of field using a few advanced tools. We are going to learn how to blend images so seamlessly that it would look like a single image using the Brush tool, masking and several adjustment layers.

 

25 Fresh & Brilliant Photo Manipulation Tutorials 

04. Molten Shattered Statue

Photo composites often require several Photoshop tools and techniques to achieve a desired effect. In this tutorial we will combine several photos to create a statue from a photo of a model. We will then explain how modify the statue to create cracks, and molten rock using layer masks, adjustments, and several blending and painting techniques. Let’s get started!

 

25 Fresh & Brilliant Photo Manipulation Tutorials 

05. Space Station

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a sci-fi artwork featuring a space station. You will learn advanced blending techniques, but also some fantastic drawing, lighting and detailing techniques.

 

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