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Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

August 2, 2017
Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

In this video I will be showing you how to gain more control over the shadows, highlights, and colors in your images by harnessing the power of luminosity masks. By using this technique you are able to make precise selections that would be very difficult otherwise. Anytime that you want to specifically target the black and white areas of an image, or even a specific color in an image, this technique can be extremely useful. Here I will show you how it works and give a few examples of how it can be used to enhance any image.

Check out more of our video tutorials:
Top 5 Tips for Using Clipping Masks
How to Create Custom Type in Adobe Illustrator
Brand Identity Design

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Create a Colorful Flyer in Photoshop

June 22, 2017

In this video I will be combining a few very useful Photoshop techniques to create a fun and colorful flyer design. We will be covering some advanced masking techniques, non-destructive smart object text, and a bit of brush work using some free ink splatter brushes.

All of the resources used in this tutorial can be found at the links below:
Miami South Beach Street
Miami Beach Florida Hotels Photo
Ink and Splatter Brushes
Atlantic Cruise Font

Be sure to check out some of our other Photoshop Video Tutorials:
Top 5 Tips for Using Clipping Masks
Create a Realistic Logo Mockup in Photoshop
How to Create a Sin City Effect in Photoshop

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Glitch Text Effect in Illustrator

June 8, 2017

In this video tutorial I will be showing you how to create a glitch text effect in Illustrator. We will be using a few different settings from the Pathfinder tool with outlined text in order to create this cool and fun type treatment that can be applied to any of your titles, logos, and other shapes.

 

Check out some of our other Illustrator Tutorials below:
Brand Identity Design
How to Create Custom Type in Adobe Illustrator
Neon 3D Text Effect in Illustrator

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Top 5 Tips for Using Clipping Masks

May 11, 2017

In this video tutorial I will be giving you my Top 5 Tips for Using Clipping Masks in Adobe Photoshop. If you’ve never used Clipping Masks before don’t worry because I am going to walk you through and explain what they are and how they work. When I first learned how to use Clipping Masks it was a game changer, and I can almost guarantee you that once you watch the video it will change the way you use Photoshop.

Check out some of our other Photoshop Tutorials:
How to Replace Colors in Photoshop
Using the History Panel and Snapshots in Photoshop
Using Artboards in Photoshop

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How to Create Custom Type in Adobe Illustrator

March 30, 2017

In this video I will be showing you how to create cool custom typography in Adobe Illustrator that is fully editable. Many times designers will outline text, especially when creating things like logos, and while that is perfectly fine, it prevents you from being able to change the text itself. I am going to show you another way to achieve great looking effects while still allowing you to edit or modify the type. I am all about working smarter, not harder when it comes to design. And while there are many shortcuts and time saving tips to share, this is one of my favorite ways to work more efficiently in Illustrator.

If you want to learn more ways to create custom type, logos, and branding be sure to check out our new design course Brand U.

Check out some of our other Adobe Illustrator Tutorials:
Brand Identity Design
Adobe Illustrator Basics Part 1
Adding Textures in Illustrator

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Brand Identity Design

March 21, 2017

In this video I will be talking about some of the differences between a logo and a brand identity using some of my own work to illustrate the points. It is crucial for any designer to remember that a logo by itself, or even a logo and a business card does not make it a brand identity. If you are someone who is looking to learn how to make kick ass logos using advanced Illustrator techniques and develop a full brand identity before seeing how it can be applied to your advertising and promotional materials, then you will love our all new design course Brand U. Check out the link below for more information:

Brand U

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Neon 3D Text Effect in Illustrator

February 2, 2017

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a neon 3D text effect in Illustrator. We will be making a fun type treatment with extruded letters, shading, and light effects and will cover some very useful tips including stylized glows, opacity masks, and blending. This technique can be applied to anything from logos to t-shirt graphics or headers for your website or online shop.

Check out some of our other video tutorials:
Photoshop Fantasy Speed Art Tutorial
How to Replace Colors in Photoshop
Using Artboards in Photoshop

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Photoshop Fantasy Speed Art Tutorial

January 18, 2017

In this speed art video I will be doing a fantasy themed photo composite / photo manipulation in Photoshop. I will be narrating the video to walk you through my design process and talking about things such as image selection, color, adjustment layers and layer masks. There have been some viewers who have requested more of these types of videos, so I hope that this will give you some insight as to how a piece like this can be created.

Check out more of our video tutorials below:
Mascot Logo Design Speed Art Tutorial
How to Replace Colors in Photoshop
Using Artboards in Photoshop

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Using Artboards in Photoshop

December 30, 2016

In this video I will be showing you how to design with Artboards in Photoshop. This is one of the newer features added to Photoshop, but if you are familiar with Adobe Illustrator (or if you have watched our Adobe Illustrator Basics Videos) then you may find that there are some similarities between the two as this feature has been a part of Illustrator for quite some time.

Artboards allow you to work on multiple canvases in various sizes, all in one document. This can be very useful and efficient if you are building a campaign or a set of ads. In addition to showing you how they work, I will give you some tips on how to use Artboards to streamline your workflow and save you time by implementing Smart Objects. Lastly, we will be taking a look at how we can do a batch export to save all of the Artboards at the same time to a destination folder of your choice.

Check out some of our other Photoshop Tutorials:
Creating Paths with the Brush Tool in Photoshop
New Liquify Tool Features in Photoshop CC17
Using the History Panel and Snapshots in Photoshop