Great Photo-Editing Tips and Tricks with Afterlight

These days, everyone is a self-appointed photographer/curator of some sort, thanks to the accessibility smartphones give us with photo apps and software. All of these techie tips and tricks are available right on your mobile device, making it even easier to acquire some photo-editing skills on the go. Of course, it doesn’t replace committing time and education to…

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How to Remove a White Background in 4 Steps

One of the most common photography techniques is to shoot against a seamless white background to keep all the focus on the subject. This may be cool for a product catalogue, but when designing a website or brochure, a white background might not work. The good news is that it’s easy to remove white backgrounds with…

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Photoshop Basics: How to Make a Really Funny Cat Meme

We like memes, obviously. If you do too, and you want to make an internet meme that wildly spreads across the web, makes you really popular with your friends, and launches you into a professional career as a famous memer, check out this tutorial!  Not only will you learn some very basic uses of photoshop, but you’ll also learn how to make the best kind of meme: a cat meme.

What you’ll need to complete this tutorial:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • A huge sense of humor along, with some helpful joke making tips like this.
  • A Bigstock account

1. Download a hilarious cat image from Bigstock. For this tutorial, download this extremely funny image, titled “two friends kittens dancing and speaking”. Download the small size.

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An Intro to Working with Vectors

Vectors are images that are suitable for illustrations that contain precise measurements. A vector is different from a bitmap image (jpg) because its information is much simpler, and it is scalable to any size and can be edited freely. Vectors are not as useful for displaying photo-realistic images like photographs because those types of images generally do not contain well-defined shapes and curves. In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with a vector to make it easily editable for you. You will change the color of individual shapes, color many shapes together, and edit a path, which is what defines a shape in Illustrator.

Let’s use this vector from contributor Fixer00.

1. Find your vector image. To narrow your search down to vector images only, make sure the “Vectors” checkbox is clicked. Once you find your image, download it, making sure you click the “vector” option. You’ll then download an .eps file.

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Compositing Images, Part 2

Part 2 in a series of Photoshop tutorials by Art Director and founder of Pureworks, Victoria Jordan. In case you missed the first tutorial in the series, click here for a quick refresher. In the first tutorial we added some shiny red lips to an existing stock image of a woman’s face. For this next…

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