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Cutting Techniques in Illustrator

Cutting and joining is vitally important when you're trying to build interesting artwork and there are a number of different ways and tools that we can use for this. We're going to look now at some of the cutting tools first.The first tool is in with the Erase tool. It's called the Scissor tool.

Some nice examples of forced perspective

I come across some entertaining stuff while I am browsing various photography and design related sites, and one that I always find quite amusing is forced perspective photography.If you haven't come across this before it is a photography technique that involves using optical illusions to make objects appear nearer or farther away than they actually are.

20 Top Tips for Photoshop

Here are some of the must know tips for any regular Photoshop user. Once you have turned some of these into habit, you will be amazed at how quickly you can do stuff in Photoshop. These Tips and Tricks almost all work the same in previous versions of Photoshop.

Photoshop Shortcuts that make your life easier

Useful InDesign CC scripts

Many people do the same task again and again in InDesign, but are wary of using InDesign’s automated scripting functions to make the job easier. Some may be simply unaware of the scripting capabilities within InDesign, while for others scripts are daunting and technical. In reality scripting can be very easy, especially if you don’t have to write the scripts yourself!

Tips for using Brushes in Photoshop

Using Photoshop generally means using a brush at some point, and not just for painting. Several tools within Photoshop  also use a brush – Eraser, Dodge, Burn, etc. Here are some useful shortcuts when using a tool that uses brushes…

Constraining Brushes

Click, let go and shift – click elsewhere in your document and you will get a straight line