Saturday, April 22, 2017

How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch











In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint a woman portrait from scratch. You’ll learn some basic rules to form your painting, the tips to paint effectively, how to use brush and take care of the details. A graphic tablet is highly recommended for this tutorial.

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Create a Set of Weather Icons in Adobe Photoshop









Hi there. This tutorial will teach you how to create a set of weather icons in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to use and combine basic tools to create vector shape icons and how to have a perfect alignment using the Snap to Grid feature. Next, you’ll find out how to add effects via the Layer Style window. In the end, you will know how to create your own weather icons by applying these techniques and if you play with the Layer Style settings you can easily make your own unique design. Let’s get on!
Tutorial Details
Program: Adobe Photoshop CC
Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate
Step 1
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Create Double Exposures with These Photoshop Actions




Double exposure is a photographic technique that combines two images into one. In the past, we taught how to create double exposures in Photoshop using a simple technique. However, there are actually many different ways to do this. With this kit from SparkleStock, you can create better double exposure in half the time.

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10 Instagram Photoshop Actions








Looking to emulate the Instagram photo effects? Then try out these new Instant Hipster Photoshop actions by SparkleStock. They look almost identical but what’s exciting is that these actions use only a few layers; this means super fast processing, organized layers, and higher image quality! The actions even let you pick the effect quickly by prerendering the effects as snapshots.

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How to Retouch and Airbrush Skin in Photoshop

























Learn how to retouch skin professionally in Photoshop without making it look fake or blurry. In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to reduce wrinkles and blemishes, airbrush skin naturally, dodge and burn, and more using all non-destructive editing techniques. Once you learn this, you can make everything from natural skin improvements to glamorous airbrushed skin used in advertising. To follow this tutorial, you’ll need Photoshop CS2 or newer.

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Amazing Surreal Shark Photoshop Tutorial You Have to Try










In this tutorial we will create an aquatic scene about a fisherman catching a big shark. There will be some blood and some underwater seamless blending.The techniques used here are simple so let’s get started.
What you’ll be creating
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How to Create a Beautiful and Emotional Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop







In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a beautiful scene for the angel by manipulating different stock images. You will create an angel by working on the blend mode, shadows & lighting, colour matching techniques and push your manipulations skills to a new level in Photoshop.

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How to Create an Infernal Scene in Photoshop






Learn how to create this dark photo manipulation with a burning figure in a mirror. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how stage a scene with multiple photos, add smoke and fire to a witch, and coloring techniques that you can use in other photo manipulations.

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Create an Ice Cream Text Effect in Photoshop




Today I will show you how to create an awesome ice cream text effect! The process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover. We will use the basic tools and effects along to achieve the final outcome in short time. So let’s begin!
Tutorial Details
Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6
Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate
Step 1
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A Wizard and His Pupil – Create a Fairy Tale Manipulation






Create floating island in a twilight atmosphere with plenty of magical details. Read this tutorial and learn how to combine all those elements to create this fairy tale composite.
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Create This Charming Magician with Enchanting Effects in Photoshop








In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create this amazing photo manipulation in Photoshop with plenty of magical details. Also, you will learn how to create a fiery leopard, interesting and useful effects that I created as well as working with the Photoshop tools in getting the desired scene and much more!
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

18 Electrifying Lightning Strikes






Add a spark to your photo manipulations with these amazing lighting strikes. These graphics are tileable and come in JPEG images, Photoshop brushes, and Photoshop patterns – whichever you prefer to use. Download this set of 18 electrifying lightning strikes courtesy of SparkleStock.



Preview











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5 Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions



Retouch skin like a pro with these Photoshop actions that will let you heal, mattify, and airbrush skin with one click. It also includes actions for brightening eyes and increasing contrast; the former reduces redness and increases brightness in the eyes while the latter increases contrast without clipping highlights/shadows. These actions by SparkleStock are easy-to-use. Simply play the action then paint over the areas that you want to retouch.

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Create a Cute Bunny House in Photoshop



Learn how to create this cute scene featuring bunnies and a carrot house. This tutorial will show you photo manipulation techniques to create a cartoon-like look.


Preview of Final Results


Cute Bunny House Photoshop Tutorial
Tutorial Resources
Grass – Morguefile
Daisies – Maureenolder
Road – happeningstock
Sky – sxc.hu
Signpost – sxc.hu
Big carrot – Stockfreeimages
Three carrots – Stockfreeimages
Roof – Morguefile
Door – Stockfreeimages
Rug – sxc.hu
Window – sxc.hu
Fence – Morguefile
Bunny 1 – Morguefile
Bunny 2 – Morguefile
Bunny 3 – Morguefile
Step 1

Create a new document and fill it with white ( or you can use any bright colors you like) and set the height larger than the width ( mine is 1000×1300 px).

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Quick Tip: The Correct Way to Create Curved Text



Insignias and retro logos are popular and many of them have some sort of text along a curved path. Most people use the Text Warp tool but it ends up deforming the text. In this tutorial, you’ll learn why they look deformed and how you can properly create text along a curve without deforming the letters.
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How to Create a Photo-Realistic Metal Apple in Photoshop



Learn how to create a metallic apple with reflections. This tutorial will show you how to warp objects, dodge/burn, and add reflections to metal.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Create an Abstract Sci-Fi Scene with Photoshop



In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create an abstract sci-fi scene. You’ll learn how to combine different stock photos, create abstract elements, work with group and adjust lighting effect.

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Create an Intense “Blade Runner” Inspired Composition With Shattered Glass and Bullets




Learn how to this surreal photo manipulation of Blade Runner on an interior skyscraper with Photoshop In this lesson, you learn to work with the transformation of objects and blend modes for them. Composition and construction work on the cloning of elements. Realistic change in space and adding the effect of movement. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn techniques that will help you create better matte paintings and photo manipulations.

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How to Create a Realistic Water Cube in Photoshop



In this tutorial we will use basic and advanced techniques in order to create a realistic water cube. Intermediate Photoshop users should feel right at home but the beginners can also follow it. Let’s begin!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Create Groovy Music Flyer Poster with Photoshop and Illustrator



Everyone knows how a flyer poster look like. But do you know how to create a good one with by yourself? This tutorial will show you from start to finish, how to create a music flyer poster with Photoshop and Illustrator. Follow every steps to learn how to create your very own flyer poster.
What you’ll be creating

Basically you will practice some objects selection works, using smart objects, compositing images, do some color correction and the most interesting part is integrating works between Photoshop and Illustrator. Which is include creating vector elements and 3d text. Curious? lets start now!




Tutorial Resources
speaker by ppreacher
megaphone by iraszi
sky 1 by a_kartha
guitar by tvvoodoo
Microphone by mrhines1
headphone by magstefan (Alternative)
audio jack Image by Christian Ferrari
earphone by HamsterDK
music note by fangol
sky 2 by avanzero
dance model by intergalacticstock
vinyl record by yunior
sci-fi render pack by TonyApex
fractal pack by GreenTunic
large c4d render pack by DSLresources
Lens Flare by PSDbox
Step 1

Open dancing girls models from inside Photoshop. Use the auto tone and auto color command from the Image menu to adjust the tone and color automatically. Or You can simply press [Shift] [Ctrl] [L] then [Shift] [Ctrl] [B].




Step 2

Now we need to extract the model from its background. The easiest way is using Magnetic Lasso tool to do the selection job.You can see my setting for the Magnetic Lasso tool in the picture below, and i suggest you also notice that the headset wire isn’t selected yet.



Step 3

The simplest way to select the headset wire is using Magic Wand tool. Just one click on the wire will do the job. Now you can copy the selected area from the Edit> Copy menu or simply press [Ctrl] [C].




Step 4

Let’s prepare a new document for the music flyer poster design. Go to File> New menu, set the width and height to 1080×1500 px and the resolution is 150 ppi.




Step 5

Paste the girl model by pressing [Ctrl] [V] or go to menu Edit> Paste. Before making further adjustment, its a good idea to convert the girl model layer into smart object. Right click on layer 1 then choose Convert to Smart object menu.



Step 6

Next, we’ll do some image manipulation inside the smart object window. To do this, double-click layer 1 thumbnail’s and then click OK to confirm.



Step 7

If you follow step 6 correctly, we should be inside the smart object window now. What we need to do next is duplicate layer 1 then apply the desaturate command from Image> Adjustment> Desaturate. Change layer 1 copy blend mode to Overlay and reduce the Opacity around 30%.



Step 8

Click the new fill or adjustment layer button and select Curves, this will add Curves layer adjustment above previous layer. Inside the Curves Properties panel, choose Preset: Increase Contrast. The result in this step will boost the color’s contrast.



Step 9

Close the smart object window by clicking the close button. A dialog will appear, click Yes to confirm so all lthe change we made to the smart object will be saved and applied.




Step 10

Go to Edit> Free Transform menu to adjust the model’s size and position inside the canvas. Hit Enter when you’re done.




Step 11

Grab the Gradient tool from the Tools panel. Now adjust the gradient color from bright to dark purple, follow instruction in the picture below for details.




Step 12

To apply the gradient, click background layer first. Then drag the Gradient tool from top to bottom until the gradient fill the background as shown in the example below.




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Free Retro Badges Photoshop Custom Shapes


Today I am releasing a set of retro badges custom Photoshop shapes (CSH file). They can be used for various types of design. Just add your text, logo or whatever you want. You can use them for both personal and commercial projects, the only thing you can’t do is sell them.

Attribution is not required but is greatly appreciated. Finally, if you want to share this freebie with the world, please link to this post and not directly to the file. Below you can preview the shapes.










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Avast Free Antivirus 2017





From AVAST Lightweight, state-of-the-art protection that won't slow down your PC. Avast Free Antivirus has been redesigned to be easier to use while staying light on your PC. It offers proprietary, cutting-edge CyberCapture technology that finds and stops unknown files, as well as improved Wi-Fi Inspector which can identify even more weak points in your router. It also features SafeZone, the world's most secure browser, and an enhanced Game Mode which turns off background checks and updates to maximize your gaming experience.






What's new in this version:

Firewall: Fixed internet connectivity not working after update (until restart) on Win XP, Vista and 7 - should now always work immediately
Wifi Inspector: Fixed incorrectly displayed vulnerabilities - vulnerability info is now correct
Web Shield: Fixed SSL scanning issue on some sites - sites now load correctly
Issues with login to roaming profile after update
Passwords: Fixed issues with self-authorization and import from Easy Pass





Pros


Informed installation process: If you choose the custom installation option, Avast Free Antivirus breaks itself into 15 different components, with an icon next to each that pops up a small text box explaining more. You can also choose from two presets. Recommended Protection is the default, which includes all 15 components, or you can go with Minimal, which includes only the active malware scanner and Web Shield. Web Shield is a browser add-on that monitors websites for suspicious activity, such as attempting to trick you into clicking something that downloads malware to your PC.


Relatively gentle upselling: Free antivirus apps use a variety of methods to encourage you to pay for a subscription. Avast puts a banner at the bottom of its main window that invites you to upgrade. At the time of this review, Avast offered an in-app price of $15 per year -- very competitive for a paid antivirus suite -- for Avast Pro Antivirus, which adds a secure browser and a file sandbox to your tool set. The sandbox is a kind of holding area for files where you can open them without damaging your operating system.


Elsewhere in the interface, you will find some features with padlocked icons, like the Data Shredder. When you click these, Avast informs you that these are for paid users and gives you a button to buy a subscription. We prefer this over being guided directly to a storefront within the app, a common tactic with other free antivirus suites.


Lots of behavior customization: Avast feels solid out of the box, but it provides lots of knobs to turn. If you decide that you don't want the Recommended Installation after all, you can individually disable or completely uninstall the 15 components via the custom installation option. Each component has a description, and there's a question mark icon in the upper right of the window that will take you to an online guide containing more detailed info about each.


Competent bundled password manager: Though it lacks LastPass's (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS) multifactor authentication, Avast's password manager can sync your passwords across devices, and Avast doesn't keep a copy of your account's encryption keys. The downside of keeping the key to yourself is that Avast cannot give you a password reset or password reminder. The password manager is also available as a free standalone mobile app and desktop browser extension.


Historically above-average malware detection: Independent labs such as AV-Test and AV Comparatives run Avast and many other antivirus suites through their paces every year. This new version has not yet been tested, but historically Avast has performed better than you would expect for a free malware scanner.
Cons


Data sharing opt-out could be better: During the installation process, Avast is transparent about wanting to collect anonymized usage data, and it tells you that this component is enabled by default. But instead of letting you opt out right there, it tells you that you have to dig through the app's settings to find the correct box to uncheck. (Click the Settings button in the lower left, scroll down, click Privacy, uncheck the two boxes that appear below.) This is not a user-friendly approach.


We also noted that the Avast Online Security browser add-on (provided by default) has data sharing on by default -- even if you disable data sharing within Avast's settings. And unlike the installer for Avast Free Antivirus, the add-on does not insert a notification that it has a data-sharing element, or that this element is enabled automatically.
Bottom Line


Avast Free Antivirus isn't pushy or tricky about converting you into a paying customer, which is refreshing. And its password manager is one of the better ones that we've seen bundled in an antivirus suite. However, we experienced mixed results with its data-sharing transparency.


[Correction: A previous version of this review stated that Avast's malware scanner produced a false positive, which turned out to be incorrect upon further investigation. This changes the review score from 3.5 stars to 4 stars.]





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Ccleaner Pro 2017 Free Download Full Version



Usually windows PC slow down over time and if you are facing the similar situation such as your computer is running slowly, or halt for some time then I personally recommend you to download and install Ccleaner pro 2017 full version free. Ccleaner is an award winning and most trusted all in one junk cleaner and PC optimizer out there. Ccleaner is an easy to use one click optimization tool that will give a sudden boost to your PC overall performance. CCleaner also protects you against any online thereat by monitoring your browser during your search on the internet. It also performs a regular cleanup by deleting search history and cookies keeping the browser safe and fast. It makes your PC more secure and reliable and stable by cleaning unused registry items. Important Features of Ccleaner Pro 2017 Easy to use one click optimization tool Faster and reliable PC performance Safe and secure browsing experience More Stable Performance, less errors and crashes Extended Privacy Protection Real-time monitoring and reporting



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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Windows 7 All in One ISO 32-64 Bit Free Download



windows 7 all in one ISO 32-64 bit genuine free is now available to download from the secure links provided below. The download comes with all 7 editions of windows 7 iso Home Basic, windows 7 Home Premium, windows 7 professional, windows 7 Ultimate, windows 7 Enterprise and more all in 32/64 Bit files. Main Features of Windows 7 All in One ISO 32-64 Bit Below we have put together some important features of windows 7 all in one latest 2017 updated. This latest pack includes almost all versions of windows 7 AIO. This version comes with improved boot performance for your PC Windows 7 All In One Full Offline Standalone Installer Review and Technical Details Software Detail:     Windows 7 AIO Latest Build Setup Size:              3.71 GBsp; Offline Installer Versions:                 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate Minimum System Requirement to Install Windows 7 AIO Memory:  Minimum 1 GB of RAM. Processor: 1 GHz or faster Hard Disk Space:  More Than 16 GB of free space Graphic Card:  1366 × 768 Resolution Windows 7 All in One ISO 32-64 Bits Genuine free Download Full Offline Installer link 1   Windows 7 All in One ISO 32-64 Bit Free Download Windows 7 All in One ISO 32-64 Bit Free Download<
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