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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 – 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. 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.
3. Copyright Overlay Your Artwork
Copyright infringement is an issue for people like digital artists and other creatives. You can use a copyright overlay for your digital images. The most common example is a semi-transparent overlay of the copyright symbol, which is the C inside a circle. Follow these steps to add the overlay.
4. Fade-in Effect for Kwik 2 Storybook App
The Linear animation can be used to create many effects in your book apps. In our sample project, the story calls for the sky to suddenly turn dark because of a storm. We can use the Linear animation and the Hide Layer feature to create this effect on the background of the scene.
5. Designing for Web and Tablets - Responsive Design
Responsive web design uses CSS to determine the screen width and display a webpage differently as needed. This allows us to have only one website that will morph into several versions as needed. Because there are so many devices used to view the web, responsive design is becoming very popular.
6. Export Photoshop Animation to PNG Sequence
Now we will export our Photoshop animation as a PNG sequence of sprites for a sprite sheet.
7. * Article Index - Kwik Photoshop Plugin
Articles about how to make an interactive mobile storybook app with the Kwik Photoshop plugin.
8. Adding A Monochromatic Effect To A Photograph Using Photoshop CS
One of the BellaOnline editors emailed me a few days ago and asked how to apply a monochromatic effect to a photograph using Photoshop CS. She had seen this effect used on a website and liked it so much she wanted to use the technique on images for her own website. It is a simple technique . . .
9. Fade In – Fade Out Photoshop Animation
Now that we have planned out how we will build our blinkie animation in Photoshop, we are ready to get our hands dirty. As in the Flash version, our Photoshop version´s first animation will be a fade-in and fade-out of the designer’s name.
10. Drag Object Interaction in Kwik 2
What makes a storybook app more interesting then a traditional book? It's the interaction between the reader and the app. Kwik 2 has many interactive features. In this tutorial, we will add a Drag Object interactive feature to a page.
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