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Dash of Inspiration: Tutorial Monday

September 28, 2015

DashInspirationBanner_2015Sorry for the ‘disappearance’ the past few Mondays. September is a hectic month for me in a normal year, our wedding anniversary, hubby’s birthday and our local Wildlife Rehab Organization’s big fund-raiser of the year – all of which take a tremendous amount of my time. This year, added to that load was one of California’s huge fires – we were without power for four-days and had the cars loaded on evacuation notice. I’m blessed to be able to say we and our neighborhood was out of danger when the fire turned directions and headed towards the next county over.

With all that said, today I wanted to bring some tutorials worth looking at – maybe you’ll see something you’d like to know more about.

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Photoshop is known for it’s image editing, compositing and restoration abilities for professionals, but it’s also a powerful vector-based program for graphic designers and artists. Check out this great tutorial:

Vector Shapes vs Pixel Shapes In Photoshop – Written by Steve Patterson at Photoshop Essentials

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When you have the right tools as a photograph and a full understanding of how to use the tools you have to their fullest potential, then you can do just about anything with your photographs – including removing noise.

Photoshop tutorial: Remove Noise in photos in Photoshop, and sharpen an image – The definitive guide to how to remove noise photos in Photoshop. By Tigz Rice at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk

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For those of you who might be considering using Illustrator to take your drawings to vividly wonderful greeting cards images, here’s a starter tutorial for you.

Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create Colorful vector character art by onesidezero at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk

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ENJOY!

Today is the last day to enter your submissions to our September Dash of Inspiration Design Challenge, so don’t delay and good luck to all who are participating this month!

Courtesy of Steve Patterson at PhotoshopEssentials.com

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kati Cheldelin permalink
    September 29, 2015 4:01 am

    Doreen,

    Glad to hear the fire turned directions and you’re safe. Must have been scary. I’ve missed your dashes of inspiration. The Illustrator tutorial is great for this beginner and I’m looking forward to creating some unique vector images.

    Thanks, Kati

    • September 29, 2015 11:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Kati – I’m glad to hear somebody misses these posts when they don’t happen … LOL!

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