How to Turn a Photo into a Typeable Font Character

Here's How I took the Image Above and turned it into the typed Characters you see embedded in the Font Below it I started out by changing the Original Image to a 3-color Image Then I Created A duplicate Image, and on the first Image, I Changed the lightest 2 colors to white, and on … Continue reading How to Turn a Photo into a Typeable Font Character

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Photoshop Brushes Viewer

ABRView lets you preview all of your ABR Files of your brushes Get it here After installing it, click on "add another directory", then browse to the directory where you store your ABR files, The default location is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\AdobePhotoshop CS4\Presets\Brushes , or wherever you store your ABR files **although its best to … Continue reading Photoshop Brushes Viewer

My Photoshop Program Preferences, Color Settings, & Camera Raw Preferences

Some of these may change slightly here and there. Photoshop Preferences: General: Color Picker -Adobe HUD Color Picker - Hue Wheel Large Image Interpolation - Bicubic Automatic Auto-Update Open Docs - Off Beep - Off Dynamic Color Sliders - On Export Clipboard - Off Use Shift Key for Tool Switch - Off Resize Image During … Continue reading My Photoshop Program Preferences, Color Settings, & Camera Raw Preferences

Going to Press – My Work-Flow for Commercial Production:

Graphics & Colors in Photoshop: Convert Adobe RGB 1998 Profile to CMYK U.S. Web Coated SWOP v2 Image>Mode>CMYK Color Check CMYK Color Values in Info Panel Check All Colors for RGB Display Accuracy Adjust CMYK Values as needed Write down the CMYK Values Export Graphics as Separate Uncompressed Tiffs Maintain CMYK Profile No Compression Discard … Continue reading Going to Press – My Work-Flow for Commercial Production:

Making Blending Modes appear Separate & Permanent, which Overlap its Underlying Layer in Photoshop

If you blend, layers, such as with Multiply or screen, and you want to make the layer you blended keep its current blended appearance while being lifted off the underlying layer and having properties of its own which overlap the layer, do the following: Paste the top layer on the image and choose multiply for … Continue reading Making Blending Modes appear Separate & Permanent, which Overlap its Underlying Layer in Photoshop

Deactivate the Adobe Online Services and Service Update preferences at a system level

For those of us not interested in jumping on the Adobe perpetual changes for perpetual charges bandwagon, set the following data values to deactivate the Adobe Online Services and Service Update preferences at a system level. When these connections are disabled at the system level, it overrides the users' ability to enable connections or updates … Continue reading Deactivate the Adobe Online Services and Service Update preferences at a system level

Editing Copies of Smart Objects & Other Smart Object Tips in Photoshop

Basics: Select everything you want converted to a smart object, right click the layer in the layers pane, and click 'convert to smart object' Right-click it again, select 'Duplicate Layer' LOCK one of the layers, and right click the layer you want to edit and select 'edit smart object', If you dont lock the layer, … Continue reading Editing Copies of Smart Objects & Other Smart Object Tips in Photoshop