N.S.L: WEEK 150 – Adobe Photoshop CC: “Properties Panel: Layer Masks”

Sharing more of the workflow! =D
I’m focusing on the Properties Panel which has various uses. I want to target to main features that you have access to when you are working with Masks in Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop Layer Masks
Properties Panel with Layer Masks and Render Clouds Filter

Right away, my favorite is the Feathering feature. Once I got the hang of that, I started working in the Density slider. Having this panel handy allows me to eliminate some clicks which is my fav!  Continue reading


N.S.L: WEEK 149 – Adobe Illustrator CC: “Symbolism Tools”

Along with the Symbol Sprayer, you have a complete tool set call “Symbolism Tools”.

Adobe Illustrator Symbol Sprayer
Symbolism Tool Set in Adobe Illustrator

I didn’t even know that these tools existed until I did NSL 147. Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 148 – Adobe Photoshop CC: “Zoom Tool Basic Shortcuts”

Not sure exactly why, but I’m a workflow junky lately. Even more so than in the past. This post was inspired by a shortcut I recently added to my workflow:

Comm + Space Bar + Click and Drag = Zoom In & Out Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 147 – Adobe Illustrator CC: “Symbol Sprayer”

Each week I study 1 topic and I end up learning about other techniques or tools as well. This is GREAT! The main thing is to realize I have a lot to learn. That allows me to spot these new techniques or tools. When I was learning about Transform Each, I came across the Symbol Sprayer in Adobe Illustrator:

This is NOT a new tool, but it is very new to me. I remember when I first noticed the icon in the Tools Panel. Continue reading

#WacomWed wk.29 “James T. Kirk” and “Joan Holloway” w/ DynamicSketch in Adobe Illustrator

Shout out to Freehand Profit!!! He said since I did Spock, I had to do James =D

Star Trek Captain Kirk Vector Illustration

“Captain James T. Kirk” by Sebastian Bleak

So I jumped on Hulu and re-watched some episodes from the beginning Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 146 – Adobe Bridge CC: “Rating, Rejecting, and Deleting”

Pure workflow goodness!!!

If you follow these NSL posts, you know that I didn’t use Adobe Bridge until recently Continue reading