Samples from Photoshop CS5

I’ve added a couple of images to my Photoshop CS5 beta test gallery. We got permission to start posting these things a few weeks ago, but I’ve been a little behind. Expect a few more in the coming days!

Digital painting + composite work

Nice walk through of Phil McDarby’s work on "The Green Man Awakens" here. He doesn’t go through actual steps, but you can see the progress from one frame to the next. It’s also nice to see the idea evolve along with the actual composition, since most walk-throughs seem to be 100% visualized in advance. I…

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More Photoshop 3D stuff – ElectricRain

ElectricRain has been one of my favorite 3D tools for web content (though I rarely have call to use it). Now, they’ve made things even easier with the introduction of Swift3D PS, a plugin for Photoshop CS4 Extended. Here’s why eRain says you need it: Create, bevel and extrude 3D text from any font in…

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Cut & Paste Design Competition

Check it out. The Cut & Paste design competition is rolling soon! Over at PhotoshopTechniques.com, we’ve tossed similar ideas around behind the scenes, but for many reasons never went anywhere with it. The whole idea of remixing Photoshop live is really taking off, and I’d really like to see the same concepts applied to things…

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Photoshop Shortcut Guides

Trevor Morris has a set of shortcut guides in PDF form (you’ll need Acrobat or the free Acrobat Reader to view them). He’s got back to version 5 for PC, and CS for both Mac and PC. Bonus: In the newer versions of Acrobat, you can search on the text to find your shortcuts! Trevor…

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PS CS4 malaise…

I have a few Google Alerts set up to scour the web for info on Photoshop and a handful of other topics of interest. Every once in a while, I notice some trends (typically this is seen as waves of piracy sites for Adobe products), and here’s one I thought I’d point out… Thomas Fitzgerald…

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