N.S.L: WEEK 128 – Photoshop CC: “Auto Adjustments- Levels”

Watching Photofocus Photoshop Hangout and I was reminded of the updated “Auto” adjustments in Adobe Photoshop CC. I use it for Levels, all the time, as a starting point.

Retouch Photo in Adobe Photoshop CC
Auto Levels to start

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#WacomWed wk.13 “Ghosts- The Awakening” Adobe Illustrator CC DynamicSketch by Astute Graphics

The plan was to watch some Netflix, and draw out some vectors. I want to practice doing this =) I threw on “The Awakening” and got to scribbling:

Vector Drawing The Awakening AiCC

Tom Hill- The Awakening

I dug the shapes of the outfits and I wanted to practice Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 127 – Illustrator CC: “Zooms and New Views”

Little by little, my Adobe Illustrator projects are getting progressively bigger. Sometimes it’s the actual size of the piece and others, it’s the details that make it big.

Adobe Illustrator CC Astute Graphics
Ornament in Mirrorme

The need for navigation in my work is growing Continue reading

#WacomWed wk.12 “Slug Life” Adobe Illustrator CC DynamicSketch by Astute Graphics

I ask people all the time, “What should I draw tonight?”

Adobe Illustrator and Dynamic Sketch by Astute Graphics
Slug Life

I think this time they were just putting me to the test Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 126 – ACR Photoshop CC: “Auto Lens Correction”

New feature for Adobe Camera RAW in Photoshop CC. It actually works like it’s supposed to RIGHT OFF THE BAT!!!

Adobe Camera RAW in Photoshop

Hereford Cathedral December 2013

I’ve seen it demoed a couple of times by Terry White

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#WacomWed wk.11 “Doodle Paper 2” Adobe Illustrator CC Blob Brush

DOODLE SESH in my hotel room! =D

AI Blob brush drawing

Doodling for Wacom Wed week 111

This is a good way to get warmed up. I can see the difference Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 125 – Adobe Illustrator CC: “Use Preview Bounds”

This was an interesting find this week. I was trying to use an Align function on 3 different shapes but it wasn’t doing it properly. I realized that Adobe Illustrator was using the Structure for Aligning. Since I had different Appearances applied to the shapes, it looked wrong.

Align and Distribute Vector Shapes

3 shapes aligned using “Use Preview Bounds” in Preferences

I’ve ran into this in the past and I just kinda eye-balled it Continue reading

#WacomWed wk.10 “Flourish” AiCC Astute Graphics Extend Path Tool

I’m usually in LA when I’m doing these but #WacomWED came early this week since I’m visiting one of my favorite places Herefordshire, UK…. Let’s switch it up a bit:

Extend Path Tool Astute Graphics

I needed to try out some new tools by Astute Graphics so Continue reading