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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. Silhouette Studio New PixScan Feature
This August, Silhouette America released a new feature for their Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software. This new feature, named PixScan, works with both the CAMEO and the Portrait and gives more versatility to your cutting. All you need is a special cutting mat.
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. Photorealistic Digital Art for Digital Stamp
In this tutorial, we will learn how to use a Photoshop engraving action to turn a photorealistic image into a digital stamp. Hand drawn illustrations of the 19th century have a special appeal that makes them such a popular clip art. Let's make this type of image from our own digital art.
6. Creative Cloud Classroom with Mike McHugh
Review of Creative Cloud Classroom with Mike McHugh
7. Review - 21-Day Drawing Challenge
In this new lynda.com video training, the author Von Glitschka teaches 21-day, or about 50 minutes, tutorial that will help you challenge and grow as an artist. Although the challenges are for traditional, analog drawing, you can still apply much of what you learn to your digital art.
8. Paper Bead SVG Cut Files
In this Illustrator tutorial, we will continue making an SVG cut file for paper beads. In the previous tutorial, we created a tube and oval bead. Now we will create a cone and hour glass shaped bead.
9. How to Print and Cut Clip Art in Silhouette Cameo
Occasionally, you will want to use an image in your Silhouette project that isnít an SVG cut file. In this tutorial, we will import a raster image into Silhouette and use the Trace feature to create a cut line. This is the process you will use to print and cut clip art in your Silhouette.
10. How To Create An Animated Star With Flash Motion Tween
In this tutorial, we will create an animated star that can later be used in any Flash(R) movie. We will use Flash Motion Tween to make a simple animation of the star glowing in the night sky.
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