Adobe Photoshop es una herramienta increíble, tanto para fotógrafos como para diseñadores gráficos.Original Link: theprodesigner.com/10-tips-for…
Photoshop te permite crear espacios de trabajo customizados que te mostrarán los paneles necesarios para un proyecto específico. Por ejemplo, si planeas trabajar con texto, te interesará seguramente mantener abiertas los paneles de Párrafo y Tipo. Pero si más tarde deseas trabajar con fotos, lo conveniente sería cerrar los paneles de texto para hacer sitio a los de edición fotográfica, como los cambios de color y las brochas. Con los espacios de trabajo customizados puedes hacer esto muy rápidamente.
Una vez que hayas preparado todos los paneles que necesitarás, ve a
VENTANA>ESPACIO DE TRABAJO>GUARDAR ESPACIO DE TRABAJO, nombra tu espacio de trabajo y guárdalo. Un factor importante a tener en cuenta es nombrar los espacios de manera identificable y eficaz, esto nos ahorrará tiempo al cargarlos más tarde.
Cuando se trabaja en una imagen con muchos detalles, es normal utilizar mucho las lupas de aumento y disminución. En lugar de utilizar las lupas, puedes abrir la imagen en dos ventanas al mismo tiempo.
Seguramente os hayáis frustrado muchas veces al tener que cambiar de herramienta para moveros por el lienzo. La solución es presionar la (BARRA ESPACIADORA) y esto activará temporalmente la herramienta MANO. Al soltar la barra, regresarás a la herramienta que estabas usando previamente.
Al realizar una selección se activará por defecto una línea intermitente para mostrarte el área seleccionada (las hormiguitas), pero en ocasiones resulta muy engorroso. Para ocultarlas, presiona (CTRL H); para que reaparezcan, repite el atajo de teclado.
Para deshacer tu última operación, presiona (CTRL Z), repite el comando para anular el deshacer. Esto te será especialmente útil cuando trabajes con las herramientas sobreexponer y subexponer.
Si deseas ejecutar paso atrás presiona repetidamente (CTRL ATL Z). Te llevará tan atrás como llegue tu historial.
Presiona (D) para resetear tus cuadros de color al predeterminado blanco (fondo) y negro (brocha). Presiona (X) para intercambiar los colores de fondo y brocha. Para seleccionar un color completamente nuevo, haz doble clic sobre el cuadro del cual quieras cambiar el color.
Presiona (I) para activar el cuentagotas, haz clic con el cuentagotas sobre el color deseado y este será tu nuevo color de brocha. Si haces esta misma operación presionando (ALT) el color que selecciones será el nuevo color de fondo.
Con la herramienta brocha seleccionada, presiona (]) para aumentar el tamaño de la misma y ([) para disminuirlo.
Acostúmbrate a utilizar el atajo de teclado de la herramienta mover, el cual es la letra (V). Una vez que la herramienta mover está activa, puedes utilizarla junto con tus flechas de teclado para ampliar la selección. Para acelerar el desplazamiento, pulsa una flecha direccional del teclado (arriba, abajo, izquierda o derecha) y MAYUSCULAS, eso moverá la selección 10 píxeles. Si simplemente presionas las flechas, esto moverá la selección en un pixel en la dirección que marque la flecha.
Presiona (TAB) para esconder un paneles. Para hacerlo reaparecer, presiona (TAB) de nuevo. Para ocultar todos los paneles salvo la barra de herramientas presiona (MAYUSCULAS TAB)
Presiona (+) para hacer zoom en la imagen y () para alejarte y tener una vista más general.
Si has hecho un zoom cercano en una imagen ya muy grande de por sí y te has perdido, puedes saltar directamente a unas vistas específicas utilizando estos atajos:
Presiona ( INICIO ) para situar la vista en la esquina superior izquierda de la imagen.
Presiona ( FIN ) para situarte en la esquina inferior derecha.
Presiona (AVPAG) para mover toda la vista hacia abajo una pantalla completa
Presiona (CTRL PAGEDOWN) para moverte hasta abajo del todo.
Presiona (CTRL REPAG) para situarte arriba del todo.
La manera más fácil de hacer esto es situarse en una capa trasparente, pulsar ( CTRL ) y hacer clic en la capa con el objeto en el panel de capas. Esto asegurará que sólo se seleccionen los píxeles visibles en lugar de toda la capa.
Cuando abres muchos archivos en Photoshop, aparecen en modo cascada, superponiéndose los unos a los otros y dificultando la selección individual de cada uno. Para superar este pequeño problema, ve a VENTANA>ORGANIZAE (arrange)>FORMAR UN MOSAICO CON TODOS LOS ARCHIVOS ABIERTOS . Si deseas cerrarlos todos, no pierdas tiempo haciéndolo individualmente, presiona ( CTRL ALT W)
Siempre que abrimos Photoshop aparece la ventana de bienvenida que ofrece links a distintos tutoriales, sugerencias y trucos. Después de un tiempo, es posible que quieras deshacerte de ella. Hay un pequeño cuadro de texto en la propia ventana que sirve para desactivarla. Si por casualidad cambiases de idea y quisieras volver a tenerla, puedes reactivarla en el menú AYUDA.
A veces queremos encontrar un documento en concreto entre muchos abiertos que mantenemos minimizados. Abrirlos uno a uno es muy engorroso, por lo que es mejor presionar (CTRL TAB) repetidamente para navegar muy rápido a través de todos ellos y localizar el que nos interesa.
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A Gift for Aerith Gainsborough
When the school gates finally opened, crowds of keyed up teens stormed out into the snow, animated at last by the prospect of being free for the winter holidays. Nothing could stop them from building snowmen, rolling snowballs down the hill to watch them grow, and laying down to make snow angels. Not to mention having massive snowball fights. Before long, hordes of students were forming groups, pelting each other with snowballs, and the park near the school was filled with howls of delight. They were going to be there till the cows came home, possibly even longer.
But for Cloud Strife, he was happy for a different reason. Christmas was only two days away, which was plenty of time for him to get that sculpture he saw in Barrett Wallace's pottery shop. It was an intricate clay sculpture of an angel, with her hands clasped in front of her chest and her wings spread out from behind her. He had his eye on it for quite some time, since he knew exactly who to give it to.
A Thousand SummersMy weary eyes behold Mary, cradling me to sweet serenity
As I dream, Isolde's head lies on my shoulder, breath warm on my neck
And though I see her not, hear her not, I'm not afraid
Her light unfetters my courage time and again.
I err wide awake in this forlorn winter.
Despairing, I lose my footing.
The warmth of her adoring embrace is the sweetest medicine
For the fear that has frozen my soul.
Her love is an oasis at the edge of sorrow's desert
Not a mirage deceiving the stricken fool.
The world may tremble, the sky may tumble
But she will always endure.
A woman's kiss is worth a thousand summers
And a mouthful of water from the river Kawthar
I will not hesitate to collect one more scar in my heart
A risk worth taking until I find the True One.
A Little Bit of Right"Nothing new since you left twenty minutes ago. I'm sorry."
The voice played like a message recording, and without a word Will snapped the phone shut. He kicked the door open with his foot as he shifted his papers and briefcase around, and then he stepped inside the house. Immediately the tired cop was bombarded by his six-year-old son. The young, brown-haired child wrapped his arms tightly around his father's legs and then looked up with his matching brown eyes, which were filled with uncertainty and with questions. Will looked down at the child, and it was almost as if he was looking into a mirror of the past. Only, his life had been easy, while Chance's was anything but. His entire family was hurting right now, and he was hurting, but all he could do was give a slight shake of his head to answer the unspoken questions, and that was what hurt most of all.
Chance's gaze dropped slightly, but then the child forced a smile onto his face and moved forward, out of the small entry and into
Eyes of Mist 5Chapter 5 – Dark Journey
Ayala had lost all sense of time. Had they been going for minutes, hours, days? It seemed like an eternity.
She considered switching her bundle from her left to the right but she had already strained her right arm when she had tried clearing the entrance and she feared the wound might open after all. She blinked tiredly and almost walked into the wall that had risen suddenly in front of her. Stumbling she came to a halt.
The Shakaree – Jorcan she reminded herself – stepped up next to her and into the light of the torch. She realized that this was not a wall, but a massive stone gate. Hesitantly she put her bundle down, placed both hands on the gate, drew in a deep breath and pushed.
With just a sliver of resistance the gate swung open and Ayala staggered forwards. She just barely managed to regain her footing but behind her she heard Jorcan give an amused snort. Trying to conceal her embarrassment she reached for her bu
No"Irisse!", spinning around, she looked for who was shouting. Finally, just as she was about to give up, something jumped out of the ceiling and appeared in front of her.
"Arakano! At least you're here with me tell me, where are the rest?" Arakano's smile slipped a little bit, before returning in full force. It was the same smile that he had given her so many times when they had lived, right before he tried to cover up some new disaster.
He laughed, "The rest of who? Surely, little, news reached even you that Father, Findekano, and our cousins were still alive."
She went to punch him in the chest, but he sprung back, "Uncle and Ambarto of course. Where are they?"
This time, his smile slipped off his face and didn't return. "Irisse surely, you have better things to do than wonder where they are?"
"Where are they?" she demanded, "Where has Namo placed them? Arakano, this isn't funny."
"Irisse, you know the oath they swore. Why would you think that they would be here? Eternal
SolitudeI prefer to see, but not be seen.
I prefer to hear, but not be heard,
As I hide in the shadows, waiting, for what?
The few who notice my presence are unnerved.
I am a chameleon, my skin ever changing,
Adapting to conceal my true identity.
Who I am now is only shallow, skin deep.
My soul, hidden well, is a mysterious entity.
My eyes, cold, look out at the world.
I see everything, but nothing sees me.
I am merely an observer, tasked with keeping watch.
I am safe in my solitude, and that's how I like it to be.
The Paupers Who Saw the World It was fifty feet tall, and appeared to be made entirely out of smoke. When it spoke, it was with a voice of thunder. "You will bring me the Minotaurs of Doom," it said.
The two humans standing before it had heard this before. The smoke-creature had made the same demand earlier. "I already told you," shouted one of the humans. "One of the Minotaurs disappeared twenty-five years ago. The other one alone won't do you any good!"
"You two are time-travellers. Yes, I know these things. You will fetch both Minotaurs and bring them to me."
"What happens if we don't?"
"I have extended my... I do not know the word in English."
"Arms?" asked one of the humans.
"Tentacles?" suggested the other.
"No!" shouted the smoke-creature, lightning flashing angrily within it.
"Lightning! I have extended my lightning a
Secrets - A Dark Flame Story Some say Gale City is the worst place to live in the whole United States. I've been living here since I was two years old. Considering I'm ten now, I guess that's not a long time, but eight years is usually long enough to get to know a place. Before I was placed in Gale—and I can really remember that far back—I used to live in Chicago. My mom and stepdad and four sisters lived in a two bedroom apartment in the projects. It was clean and we had food to eat. The problem was that dad always needed money to pay for the "junk." Back then, I never understood why anyone would want to buy garbage. I now know that junk doesn't mean trash, but it is garbage, and people pay through the nose for it.
Maybe you're wondering how a kid can know so much. Well, in Gale you learn to know or you end up doing something bad—and ten years old is too young to die. I've always picked up things fast, and I don't even watch t.v. that much. Bobby Brali and me
The KeyThere's a key that I've hidden away.:thumb334386203: :thumb336817416:
Beneath the trinkets and lace.
I've kept it buried deep.
In hopes no one will find it's hiding place.
It holds treasure.
That's rarely been touched.
I've kept it hidden.
It's been shattered enough.
If by some unusual miracle.
You stumble by it's place of rest.
Hold it safely in your hands.
And never let it go.
Submerged in Swan Lake
Swans and wings are floating by
on a breeze imbued with jasmine and
willows outstretching their arms in welcome.
Through deep breaths he arrives
plunged in murky, pungent water.
A quiet whisper, and he prays -
"Please... may I linger here?"
Willows lower their arms
and jasmine falls to the Earth
where the wind dies and finally rests.
The crows are cawing hymns,
begging to be swans.
But only the duck submerged in Swan Lake
has delved the desired shore.
Its waters dangerous and plagued
by monsters baring their teeth;
most ghastly and putrid they are
that no crow may ripple its surface
nor any songbird seeking beauty fair.
The Swan Maidens bare their chests
and open their wings in veneration -
for the duck has sought beauty through courage
and earned his guise of grace and virtue.
Mirror, MirrorI had a dream where I was you
And cried to find it was not true.
So real, but things I'd never seen;
I could feel the roses of my reverie.
The wings of silk upon my back
Spread sweet dreams with every flap,
And the soft words he spoke to me
Were all I'd ever wanted to be.
With flowers braided in my hair,
I was one of the creatures there:
A voice that sang like glassy ice,
And happiness that had no price.
But that stolen life of evergreen,
It could not last, no, not for me.
The salty breeze from golden sands
Pushed me back into the waking lands,
Forced me back into the lonely night
Without, without his lovely eyes.
Dear YouDear You,
You know who you are. I'm writing this to tell you something important so read on. I give up. The white flag is officially raised. I cant do this anymore. I cant lie to people saying that i don't love you anymore, because i do. Your probably thinking im desperate. Im am, but its because im lonesome. I cant take it watching my friends enjoy themselves with their loved ones and knowing that I don't have that anymore. What do you want me to say? Im weak? Fine. IM WEAK. I just want things to be the way they were before. I know its gonna take some getting used to but I swear on the lords words, our holy bible, that i will do everything in my power to try and make this work. I cant change the way i think because its just a part of me now, but i can change the way i act. Please take this very serious right now because i don't know wat to do anymore. I might get a response from this. I might not. Its just good that now you know.
My EyesI close my eyes, for fear of tomorrow.
I close my eyes, for reflection of yesterday.
If I open my eyes, will I understand today?
Journal/Gallery templates - A GuidelineEven though the CSS features was enabled a long time ago, it seems that there are still a lot of people who are struggling with templates – no matter in which way.
And with every new upgrade the confusion increases a bit more. That’s why I tried to put together the most important information for the feature everyone wants to use, but sadly can’t due to lacking knowledge or missing requirements.
If I missed to explain something in this news article and/or you have a certain question, feel free to leave a comment or even better write a note
Before you even can think about using CSS for your gallery or journal, you should make sure that you able to make use of that feature.
A lot of people – especially since the release of the install feature – are asking me, why they can’t use my templates.
The answer is pretty much simple. As a regular member you need to have a subscription / Premium Membership. Wh
CSS Tricks: Limiting .text widthHello!
Today I wanted to share a little CSS Trick with you Many other people have done this before, awesome people like Ikue, thespook or ginkgografix, and now it's me too
This first trick is very simple in execution, but I want to spend some time explaining why you should do it. That's why this journal has become a bit long
All about improving Readability!
When it comes to designing long copy texts, there are quite some challenges in order to create something easy to read and enjoyable to look at. One of the issues that may occur is text, that is running too long. The longer a line of text gets, the hard it is for the reader to follow the flow of text.
In some case you may have to even move your head from the beginning of a line to its end. And once you move your head, it becomes a lot harder to find the next line of text.
You may not even notice this while reading. But you will notice that your eyes get tired and you may even get a
How to upload a journal templateSo while browsing the journal related galleries, I figured out that there are several things that happen again and again and people start to wonder why things dont work right or people dont use their templates.
Thats why I am going to try to explain some basic things you should keep in mind when publishing your templates.
Ready? Lets go!
Making a preview
Before you are going to upload anything you have to write your code obviously. After that part is done, you should make a preview of your template. Either use the initial graphic layout you have created or make a screenshot of the working journal.
The first thing is quite easy. You just need to save your journal layout as a jpg or png. For the screenshot hit the print screen key on your keyboard and paste the content to any graphic program. Cut out the needed journal part and save it as a jpg or a png as well.
Some example with a good preview:
Journal Skins - When will code be yours?A while ago it happened that i saw a journal skin that looked very familiar to one of mine. After checking the code i realized that it was my journal skin and only images have been replaced.
Because of that and after writing a journal to remind people that it isn't right to do something like that, i was asked when someone can call a journal code their own.
First i wanted to give an explanation via reply, but after thinking about it i realized that this can't be answered easily and should be available for more than one person to read (and to be found later again easily as well).
That's why i asked my watchers and maybe random guests who visit me to tell me when they would consider a journal as their own or when someone could claim such as own code.
To avoid that the answer to that question will reflect just my opinion i will highlight a few opinions from the feedback i got after stating my own point of view on this matter as well.
For those of you who already used a install skin to crea
Free Journal Skins - What does that mean?This news article has nothing to do with me being a Gallery Moderator, but based on my own experiences I know that this is a serious issue that causes frustrations and anger quite often. So this news article is mainly about two things: respect and fair behaviour.
I guess every member of deviantART who owns a Premium Membership has used a free journal skin at least once in their dA life, right?
They make your journals look more personal and attractive. It's a nice feature that everyone likes to take advantage of and the best, it is for free – the skins (not the Premium Membership ;)).
To use a skin all you have to do is to click that install button, agree to the terms that pop up and then you can start using that fancy new layout you just found. It's really easy and if that template doesn't fit your needs 100% you can make modifications to it and be happy.
In some cases it is not enough for people, they want to share their new creations because people like what they have ma
Permission to use CSS skins needed?Recently I get a lot of notes or comments where people ask me for permission to use my journal templates. And Im sure Im not the only one.
First I was confused why people do that, but then I figured out that they might get confused by something like this in any description of a template/skin:
You need to have a Premium Account or to be a staff member/volunteer to use this.
Some still dont know what the requirement for the CSS feature is and thats why they think that, if they dont belong to the ones listed above, they have to ask to use it. That is wrong!
Everyone who submits a template to the Journal Skin or Complete Journal CSS gallery offers their templates for free. Some might have some rules for usage, but still they are all for free use unless there is some kind of hint, that you have to pay for it. But then you wont have access to any CSS code.
Where Do We Go From Hereby americanpsycho
This is the very first edition of "Feature-O-Matic" news+feature series. And I am very excited about it!
As I am not a good writer, I'll try to put more images rather than text in my features. Who cares to read long journals anyway?
If you have any suggestion to make for a feature feel free to drop a note to me. (CypherVisor).
UEFA Euro 2012 Wallpaper HDby Chadski51