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Glossy Lips in 2 Minutes! – Photoshop Retouching

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Adding the extra amount of shininess or glossiness to your subject’s lips can be just what the doctor order to push your latest and greatest photograph to the top. In this tutorial we’ll take a very quick look at minor lip retouching as well as using a few detail-oriented dodge and burn techniques to give lips that extra pizzazz in a snap! If you have a couple moments to spare, check out the tutorial and share your thoughts in the comments!

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Instagram Feed Onto Your Website – Dreamweaver

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Instagram Images/Feed Onto Your Website Instagram has been on the rapid rise over the past couple years and in an incredibly useful tool to capture and share photos from events, occasions, and just everyday stuff, but you can also target specific hashtags to display images tagged with such on your website. For instance I was working on a project called “Philly Is Ugly” and I tagged all of my images of behind the scenes with #phillyisugly and targeted that tag to display on the Philly is Ugly website. Let’s take a look at how I did that using Dreamweaver.


20 Tutorials: How to Create a WordPress Theme

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WordPress is one of the most powerful and widely used content management systems (CMS) in the world. Because of it’s ease of use there are both an incredible number of themes available for use with this CMS and also a large number of people who want to create their very own custom theme for their website. Check out these tutorials and start the process of learning how to build a website with WordPress from scratch.


What is Creativity?

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Tutvid Issues takes a fun and pseudo-intellectual look at all kinds of topics ranging from design and tech to science and human anatomy, really just anything that strikes my fancy or things that I think everyone here would be interested in. One of my favorite topics, and something I try to bring up when I am speaking at events or schools, is creativity. Creativity is a mysterious thing, but so incredibly vital for what we all do. My thinking has been that if I can understand a little more about creativity, I can better utilize the creativity as it comes to me. Jump in and share your thoughts!



Learn to Mask in 2 Minutes – Photoshop Tutorial

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Masking is the granddaddy of skills in Photoshop. Master masking and you’re well on your way to conquering Photoshop. In graphic and web design as well as photograph retouching, masking is the fastest and easiest way to erase layers without actually erasing them. This allows you to fine tune your adjustments and graphics down to the pixel without worrying about erasing or having to undo a thousand times. Check out this “Photoshop in 90 seconds” tutorial to learn how you can start masking today.


20 Amazing Photoshop Web Design Tutorials

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When I first crack open a fresh project and begin the design process I always turn to Photoshop to begin creating comps and website layout ideas for the project at hand. Photoshop is a monster for building website layouts and graphics for use on the web. Here I have attempted to bring together some of the very best from around the web for your viewing and learning pleasure. This list will include everything from designing website layouts to building simple UI elements.If it’s not a high quality tutorial about something beautiful, it didn’t make the list!