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Become a Photoshop Expert in 10 Steps

After working with Photoshop since version 4 in 1999, I realize that nobody really knows every thing that Photoshop can do. This makes it a great toy and tool, because there’s always something new to discover. But you can learn most of it and keep learning. I recommend the following habits if you want to […]

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Before and After Design: a Child’s Birthday Invitation

I’m starting a new feature today: Before and After. I’ll showcase a redesign of a printed piece or a Web site: I will highlight the improvements I made, and give tips for making your designs more attractive and useful. Today we’ll look at an invitation for a child’s birthday party.

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Create Social Networking Chicklets in Photoshop

A “chicklet” (as opposed to Chiclet, a yummy chewing gum) is a small button used to link to all kinds of things – social networks in particular. Back in the day, they were short and wide rectangles with small text. The new trend is rounded squares with plenty of gloss. Learn how to make one […]

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Saturday Round-Up for May 16 2009

This is my second installment of “Saturday Round-Up”, where I showcase all the cool stuff I have found throughout the week that relates to Web and graphic design. Enjoy!

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Hand-Tinted Vintage Postcard in Photoshop

The hand-tinted postcards from the early days of photography are beautiful to behold. I am going to show you how to create this effect with a modern photograph in Photoshop.