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The Long And Winding Road

August 19, 2009

by Janine Smith The use of the postcard first began in 1861 when a copyright was issued to one John P. Charlton of Philadelphia, Pa. The first cards, called “postal cards” or “postals”, were [More]

Making an Object Transparent

August 18, 2009

Glass tutorial by Simon Rudd In this tutorial you will learn how to make a glass object from a photo 1. First find a photo with an interesting object in it. I got this from sxc.hu Click to Enlarge [More]

Serif vs Sans Serif

August 17, 2009

The Typography Starting Point. written by: Firgs of DesignByFirgs.com A lot of beginning designers seem to skip over the typography lessons until they get further into doing actual design work. About [More]

The Week on TipSquirrel

August 14, 2009

Its been another great week at TipSquirrel, if you missed any of it, here’s a re-cap; Monday: Guest poster Andie Smith gave a great demonstration of using textures to enhance photographs. Tuesday: [More]

Masking the Facts

August 12, 2009

TipSquirrel once again welcomes award winning restorationist Janine Smith. Here, in my third and final homage to Calculations, I revisit the theme that first led to my epiphany. In his brilliant [More]

Creating a Graffiti Wall With Actions

August 11, 2009

TipSquirrel welcomes back, Simon Rudd.   I had some good feedback on last weeks tutorial, especially the use of the built in actions that come with Photoshop – this week I will be showing you [More]

Using Textures in Photoshop

August 10, 2009

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome this week’s guest poster Andie Smith.   Admit it…textures are hot right now!!!!   They are artsy, and edgy, and just flat out awesome! They [More]

The Non Audio – Non Visual Nut Cluster

August 7, 2009

Its surprising just how long it takes to put a five minute podcast together, but due to this and the increasing amount of non TipSquirrel related work, The Nut Cluster has had to take a bit of a [More]

Its All In The Name

August 6, 2009

  One of the best practices to get into is naming your layers, but this can be quite tedious. Oh yeah, it only take a couple of seconds, but that’s a lifetime when you’re all fired up to [More]


August 5, 2009

Calculations as a Channel Blender! Huh! Who knew? Probably a lot of people, but it’s pretty new to me! Suffice it to say I’m not one of those who gets a new toy and rushes off to write [More]

Do The Math

July 29, 2009

When I look back at all the things I didn’t do in my life because math was involved, it makes me shudder. I didn’t go on to attain copious amounts of higher education and strings of [More]

Photoshop Sizing Images

July 27, 2009

Thanks to Tip Squirrel for having me here as a guest blogger. I'm not one to mince words, so let's jump right into this morning's lesson. We're going to discuss Image Sizing. Often overlooked, sometimes confusing, easily dismissed, but oh so important. First thing is to get to the Image Size command: Press CMD+OPT+I (CTRL+ALT+I) to open the Image Size dialogue or choose Image->Image Size from the Photoshop menu. [More]

Curve A-Peel

July 22, 2009

(Many thanks to my friend Tipsy for including me on his Tip Squirrel team! I’m more honored than I can say!) These past few weeks have found me so inundated with restoration work I was unable [More]

Life inside a Lightroom

July 20, 2009

Ever since I lay my hands on Lightroom, I have been a convert and unabashedly so. So simple and powerful is this software that my pictures are almost never in the public eye before getting some [More]
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