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Here are the top ten articles for the Digital Art and Design Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. How To Bend Or Curve An Image Ė Photoshop CS Shear Filter
Recently a friend asked me how to bend an image using Photoshop CS. He had a long, thin border image that he wanted to bend into a curve. There are many ways to do this in Photoshop, but the one that worked best for his needs was to use the Shear Filter. Here is how it was done.

2. Export Photoshop Animation to PNG Sequence
Now we will export our Photoshop animation as a PNG sequence of sprites for a sprite sheet.

3. How to Sell Digital Products
As a digital artist, one option for selling your artwork is as digital scrapbooking products. As you might imagine, it is very difficult to get a job as a digital scrapbook product designer, due to the competition. So, where else can you sell your digital products? What are your options?

4. How To Save A Custom Pattern - Photoshop CS
Patterns are used with several tools in Photoshop CS and the program comes with many preset patterns. But there will be times when you want to create your own pattern for a special project. In Photoshop CS it is easy to define a new pattern and save it to the list in the Pattern Picker.

5. Santos Cage Doll SVG Cut File - First Steps
Now that I am on the altered art design team for The Robinís Nest company, ideas for SVG cut file projects have been swimming around in my head. One altered art project that seems to be very popular is the altered Santos type cage doll. So I decided to create my own SVG cut file.

6. Decade of Digital Scrapbooking
After a decade, digital scrapbooking is still popular. I idea of paying for a designer paper or embellishment only once and yet reuse it multiple projects is the best selling point. But I have noticed some changes in the industry over the past few years.

7. Offset Path in Illustrator
The Offset Path command or effect feature in Illustrator is very versatile. When it comes to adding fold over tabs to SVG cutting files for electronic cutting machines, itís a time saver.

8. SVG Cut File Design of Top Hat
But the first step was to create the SVG cut file for the top hat. I took the basic measurements of a candle that was about the right size for a mini top hat. That give me the a starting circumference, about 11.8 inches, for the top of the hat.

9. Silhouette America Online Store
One of the nicest features of the Silhouette cutting machine is the in-program Silhouette America online store, which you can use to download cutting files directly to the Silhouette Studio (and SSDE) software. Letís go shopping.

10. Create A Bookmark With Adobe Photoshop CS2
Itīs back to school time and that means lots of books and homework. Why not design some bookmarks to use as an advertising give-away for your business or group. To make a two by eight inch bookmark, all you will need is a photograph of that size or larger and Photoshop CS2.



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