NSL WEEK 324- Adobe Photoshop “Adjustment Layer Masks”

Some of the folks I tutor didn’t know you could create a Mask for Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop.

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N.S.L: WEEK 151 – Adobe Illustrator CC: “Opacity Mask Workflow Updated w/Phantasm”

Last week I showed you how to create Distressed text in Adobe Photoshop so I figured I’d show you how to do it in Adobe Illustrator. I changed things up a bit since I did it in NSL week 96 so I thought I’d bring you up to speed =)

Opacity Masks in Adobe Illustrator CC
My updated workflow with Opacity Masks

I like to use an Opacity Mask to create distressed text in Adobe Illustrator. Back in week 96 I showed you how to use a linked image and Adobe Photoshop to edit your Opacity Masks to create different effects. Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 72 – Adobe Photoshop CS6: Merge to HDR Pro

This is one I’ve been itching to try out for MONTHS!!! High Dynamic Range is gaining popularity especially with Faux HDR or HDR Toning Apps/Filters. I wanted to learn the real way by merging multiple exposures in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to get more detail and a true High Dynamic Range.
(Below) Gas Mask by: Freehand Profit

HDR Photo Edits by Sebastian Bleak art piece by Freehand Profit

My first crack at HDR under really great circumstances. With a Normal Dynamic Range, you would not get all that detail in the “nose” or canister area. I also had some fun with the new blur gallery =D

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N.S.L: WEEK 43 – #Photoshop #CS6 #CameraRAW 7.0

I was Tweeting all week how mad I was that NOBODY told me how AWESOME Camera Raw 7 for Adobe Photoshop CS6 was =D I also checked out CR 6.1. Very powerful tool but MAN did they step it up for 7:

First concentrated attempt as making… SOMETHING cool. I focused on the Histogram, alerts on and all, up to a point where I thought I had great color and temp. Then I turned those off and Bleaked it out using the Adjustment Brush with multiple pins.

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