New Halloween Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials October 26th, 2011
Digital Arts Online has posted a slew (7) Halloween based Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials.
Never can learn too much, can you? Check them out at: http://bit.ly/qhCqEy !
Photoshop Actions to Emulate Instagram Effects October 17th, 2011
I’m not always a fan of heavily processed images, but as a matter of artistic expression, I often like to “play” around with images for some cool effects. Since I got the iPhone, I’ve really liked a lot of the image looks that can be accomplished using Instagram. But, since most of my images are shot using my Nikon, and not my iPhone, I wanted to create a set of actions that would emulate Instagram while within Photoshop.
Turns out, I don’t have to! Daniel Box has already done a bunch of these, and he’s made the actions available for FREE (Thank you, Mr. Box!) He says they’re not “100% exact match, but they’re pretty darn great – and remember, you can still tweak your images in Photoshop to improve at will.
Check out the FREE action download at: http://dbox.tumblr.com/post/5426249009/instagram-filters-as-photoshop-actions
A Really Good Explanation of Color for Print Purposes October 17th, 2011
CreativePro.com has come up with yet another really good article – this time, about a topic that can be really confusing – how color works for print documents, and how to use InDesign’s color management to get accurate color print jobs done (Note: this is for 4-color, process printing – not meant for your inkjet). Check it out at:
iPhone 4 Trade In Deals to Upgrade to 4S October 14th, 2011
For those of you interested in the latest and greatest iPhone 4S (I must admit, it looks like a nice upgrade), there are a few deals out there to get value for your older iPhones – up to $262 for the ATT iPhone 4 and $250 for the Verizon model.
Check out the deals at http://dealmac.com/-263-credit-w-iPhone-4-trade-in-at-Amazon-updated-/509539.html
Online Set of Webinars – 24hourphotoshop.com October 12th, 2011
24HourPhotoshop.com is the first ever live, global, interactive event for the Photoshop community — 24 Hours of non-stop Photoshop!
On February 10th/11th, 2012, 24hourphotoshop.com (http://bit.ly/ooeAoc) will be offering over 100 sessions, with 50 instructors via online webinars. Some of the best instructors will be featured (with the exclusion of me, that is), and there are 3 pricing tiers: a limited Free track (requires pre-registration), an all-access $99 track, and an extended track (to see the webinars after the day is over) for $599. These are introductory rates.
I’ve never seen these before, so I can’t vouch for them specifically, but with the list of webinar leaders they have, this is bound to be a powerful day! There is a benefit to accessing as much as possible, live – you can ask questions of the instructors.