Keen on finding a way to save some graphic design time ? and batch process some Pngs into JPGs . I am mostly working in Photoshop and i like to keep my images quality closest possible to the original file . For this i use Photoshop Actions to create short cuts to accomplish a job where a batch processing might be required to handle images. (more…)
This post is targeted towards designers , small business owners or work at home moms . Who are in their initial stages of business . Trying to get their identity established . Or simply put , have a very small budget to begin with.
One of the many ways to save some bucks is to print the identity at home .
Here are some tips on printing your own business cards at home and do it frugally. (more…)
Photoshop scripts are Photoshop actions on setriods , i read this somewhere along the way searching for a way to overcome and find a solution for one of my today’s daunting tasks. I had in my around 40 graphics all layered in a single photoshop file which i wanted to convert into JPG and PNG , this i am able to do through a script run of exporting all layers to JPGs and PNGs . My quest was to find a solution to rename all these layers in one go… hmm can take a while to do that !.
I came across this wonderful list of scripts for photoshop which totally came in handy for today’s task and i hope many more to come .. so i had to share these with you .
below is a list of scripts by Trevor Morris Photographics which ofcourse thankfully solved my today’s problem of renaming all the layers in photoshop.
This script generates a two-dimensional array of cloned objects based on the selected layer or group. The user interface also allows you to specify the number of rows and columns, as well as the horizontal and vertical spacing between objects.
This script renames all layers in the active document, including those within groups. The script prompts for a layer name pattern, and then renames and numbers the layers (top to bottom, or bottom to top).
After downloading a script you must copy it into your Scripts folder. On a PC, the path would be:
C:Program FilesAdobePhotoshop (CS or CS2)PresetsScripts
On a MAC the path would be:
Applications> Photoshop (CS or CS2)> Presets> Scripts.
After copying a script to this folder you’ll need to Quit and then Restart Photoshop before the script appears in the File> Scripts menu.
To Run A Photoshop Script To run a script choose File> Scripts and select the script from the list, which will include any script file that was saved with a .js or .jsx extension and saved in the Presets/Scripts folder. If you want to run a script that was saved in a different location, simply choose File> Scripts> Browse and navigate to the specific script you want to use.
Ok i love this illustrator technique : How to Coloring Artwork , this one saved me tons of time last night and i “had” to share it with you.
Ever had the need to create same illustration in multiple colors ? no need to recolor selecting each and every color here is a neat little shortcut in Adobe Illustrator to help you out. Here is my problem and solution walk through! (more…)
[private]It has been a while since I posted any Tips & Tricks of using illustrator OR Vector as your medium . Here are some very useful tips I would like to share with you and personally would recommend sticking to them.(more…)
Do you know that you can scale patterns swatches by using smart scale?just click on the scale tool twice to open up the dialogue box , now you can adjust the pattern display and size accordingly , Select uniform scale or non uniform and you can scale either your object or the pattern inside it. (more…)
Working with illustrator is fun , creating vectors is fun.. There are plenty of plugins which make the job even more exciting . When i started working with illustrator i knew nothing about it and learned everything on my own , it was quite late that i started using plugins . But you know what there are plenty of plugins which make your life so easier and fun while you can concentrate more on creative side of your job. Here is a list of useful plugins which i have been using and enjoying. (more…)
[private]Ok on request here is how you achieve a half tone effect here only i used the shape of a circle . if you want it around a specific shape you must copy the outline of that shape and repeat the same then increase the size of the same shape , with reversal of colors you can get different effect
enjoy! lemme know if it was helpful
Hi there! My name is Asma and I’m an illustration Artist & Graphic Designer, helping designers, Artists and female entrepreneurs sell art online through graphic designer resources & coaching. I created this blog as a platform where I could share illustration tutorials & strategies for artists that bring results. Enjoy!