Happy 20th, Photoshop

Refresh Columbia & Columbia Adobe User Group are joining together tonight to celebrate Photoshop’s 20th anniversary. As part of the festivities, we’ve been asked to dig up some of our oldest and wackiest PSD files. Below are a few of the most bizarre Photoshop creations I found in my backup… 

Masking for Dummies

Photoshop Basics – Issue 2 I’d already started writing my next topic when Justin commented that he wanted a “masking tutorial for dummies”. I’m not sure I know exactly how to approach that, but I do use Photoshop’s layer masking quite often, so I think I’ll take a shot at… 

Pattern Fills

Photoshop Basics – Issue 1 One of the Photoshop sub tasks that I find myself doing on a regular basis is creating and using custom pattern fills. Often times when I’m designing something in Photoshop (for print or web), I have graphic elements that need to be repeated over and… 

Photoshop Basics

One of my favorite blog posts of all time is Jason Santa Maria’s Grey Box Methodology. Even though he posted this back in May of 2004, the principles he lays out for breaking the process into intermediate steps are timeless. My own personal design process is often similar, except that… 

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