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Quickly Changing colors in Lab mode

Quickly Changing colors in Lab mode

Changing Colors in LAB Mode Changing colors in Lab mode is a great way to change colors without altering vital portions of your image. Many times, such as when you are using Curves, or a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer, when you change one color, it alters the other...

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Using a Blend Mode in Photoshop For a Quick Color Change

Using a Blend Mode in Photoshop to Your Advantage Sometimes, during a busy workday, you only have a quick minute to make a quick color change to an image or graphic. You don't always have time to make a selection, refine it, perfect it, and then make color adjustments...

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Using the Color Guide In Adobe Illustrator

The Color Guide Panel If there's anything that is influential in your design work, it has to be color. Color does so much for any design project. It's one of the most important choices that you can make in your design. What happens when you need to choose related...

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How to Convert Pantone to Paint

Convert Pantone to Paint When it comes to design, there's not much that I haven't seen or heard over the past few years. I started out as a print designer, and shifted into web design and development. I enjoy making things, but I am still a graphic designer as well. I...

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The Psychology Of Color In Advertising

The behavioral effects and idea that colors trigger specific emotional responses is an interesting and highly controversial debate, especially in seeing how it is reflected in marketing.  Most evidence and persuasive techniques rely on anecdotes and advertisers...

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Building Color Palettes in Photoshop and Illustrator

Building Color Palettes in Photoshop and Illustrator

Building Awesome Color Palettes Sometimes as designers and artists, we get a little stuck with choosing the right colors in our work. Sometimes we spend a lot of time trying to get colors just right, and it can be frustrating. Thankfully, Adobe has included some tools...

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Duotones in Photoshop

Duotones in Photoshop Duotones are very cool, but they aren't used as often as they could be. Personally, I like to use duotones, tritones, etc., to precisely color an image to match the colors I use in a design. Also, another practical use for duotones in Photoshop...

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Convert CMYK To PMS With Adobe Illustrator

Convert CMYK To PMS With Adobe Illustrator

When Would You Convert CMYK To PMS? Every now and then, we get ourselves into sticky situations. Sometimes clients change their minds, or you are used to doing things a certain way and your client prefers otherwise. Whatever the case may be, you may have encountered a...

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More Gradient Options with Adobe Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks has a few more control settings than Photoshop when it comes to certain things, and gradients are one of them. In Photoshop, you have your typical Radial gradients, linear, angle, reflected and diamond. You can also create transparent gradients, but in...

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Blend Colors Easily With Fireworks

This is a really cool feature found right inside of Adobe Fireworks. What is great about this feature is that when you blend the colors, they are safe for the web. Many times when I am building site composite, or a piece of web work I would like a mix of two major...

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Places to go for creative Inspiration November 2010

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The Color Replacement Tool In Photoshop

This tool is a very handy tool for replacing color in a photo inside of Photoshop. It is found behind the brush tool and goes as far back as CS3. This sort of works like making a new layer and setting it to color in the layers panel. That is an old trick from before...

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Quiktip- Control the Opacity of Gradients In Illustrator

Quiktip- Control the Opacity of Gradients In Illustrator

You can control the opacity of each individual color of a gradient inside of Adobe Illustrator. This is fantastic for flexibility with colors. Simply click on the color swatch of the gradient, and there is an opacity setting on the gradient panel. You can also double...

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