Freedom for Transformers – the free transform tool

Interpolation dropdown

The Free Transform Tool is one of the most essential tools in Photoshop. We have been free transforming our layers since the very first version and as a result the shortcut Cmd + T is burnt into our muscle memory like riding a bike. In Photoshop CS6 a new feature has been introduced to this […]

Layer Clipping Masks – saving layer structure

A clipping mask is a shape that is used to mask other artwork, only artwork covered by the clipping mask remains visible. The beauty of using a clipping mask is that it is non-destructive, which means you can always release the clipping mask to see all your original artwork again. So lets see how they […]

Image slicing methods in Photoshop

Photoshop is a great tool for designing web pages. Converting your designs to a web page involves slicing your design into smaller images. The images can then be reassembled into a web page using HTML and CSS. Photoshop has many ways of slicing your design. Lets take a look at multiple ways of creating slices. […]

Simple 3D text

Lets take a look at creating some simple 3D text in Illustrator. The 3D text to be created is inspired by the minimal look produced for Russian posters (click to see examples), but with a 3D twist. With a document created, I selected the Type Tool and clicked on the document and typed in: URBAN. The […]