By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Over the years, Deke has shown lynda.com members how to create metal type, slimey type, frozen type, flaming type, and even watery type. This week, in time for all the Secret Santas out there, he shows how to create secret message text: blurry text that reads like a code revealed.
And the best part? The text remains editable, even without the use of a Smart Object, so you can update your own cryptic messages on the fly.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, November 11, 2014
New in Photoshop CC 2014.1, and created by the geniuses at Adobe’s Imagination Lab, the flame generator packs a lot of options and sliders into one little dialog box.
But if you know how to adjust them, you can create flaming type and illustrations quicker than ever before.
By Scott Fegette | Friday, October 31, 2014
It’s Halloween! Plenty of pictures will be taken of this year’s pageantry and frights—and there’s plenty of techniques you can employ to give your pictures a haunting Halloween edge.
Here are five Photoshop tricks to make your Halloween photos a treat.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Taking photos of the kids before they go out to trick or treat?
In this Deke’s Techniques tutorial, Deke shows how to take the low-res, grainy, and washed-out trick or treat photos you typically get from a smartphone, and using Photoshop to turn them into fully developed photos with a rich depth of field—all while adding a little more realism to your kid’s costume, like the Joker featured in this technique.
By Justin Seeley | Monday, October 06, 2014
The Adobe MAX 2014 conference is in full swing this week in Los Angeles, and in Monday morning’s keynote Adobe unveiled a whole new suite of mobile apps alongside updates to existing Creative Cloud desktop apps.
Let’s examine some of the bigger new features, and show you how they’ll impact your digital workflow.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Every picture your child makes is a work of art. (Of course!)
But storing these precious drawings and paintings can be a pain. The colors fade, the paper disintegrates, and storage space in not infinite—no matter how talented your little artist is.
Happily, you don’t have to toss those paintings. With the help of Adobe Photoshop, you can move artwork off the fridge and onto the web.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Get prints of classic paintings for your home—without resorting to thievery or forgery—in this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques.
Deke explains the law behind reproductions of works that have fallen out of copyright, like the 1435 painting featured in this video, Saint George Killing the Dragon. The painting itself belongs to the Chicago Institute of Art, where Deke snapped a picture of it, but the image—well, as Deke says, the image “belongs to everybody!” So your conscience can rest easy following along with the instructions in this video.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014
This week in Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through the process of turning the lynda.com logo into a billboard sitting on the Capitol steps.
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