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ProjectCenter now offers printing services online to further enhance and round out their portfolio of services and purchasing options. “Our goal was to be a single source of printing services for clients, and this allows us to open up our client base outside of Arizona”, commented the owner of ProjectCenter.

ProjectCenter’s online website can be found at http://www.makepapereasy.com/printing-services/ and http://www.makeprintingeasy.com/.

ABOUT PROJECTCENTER:

ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and large-sized businesses in the U.S. area. ProjectCenter is based in Phoenix, Arizona and its services include graphic design, web design, printing, copying, scanning and mailing. For more information, please call (602) 252-6655 or visit www.makepapereasy.com or follow us at http://twitter.com/ProjectCenter.

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This can be a nice little touch to add movement and excitement in your images. With this example I will show you how to make a toy airplane look like it’s flying in the sky.

This can be a nice little touch to add movement and excitement in your images. With this example I will show you how to make a toy airplane look like it’s flying in the sky.

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STEP ONE:
Select the object that you wish to make “move”. Copy it.
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STEP TWO:
Paste it onto your intended background – make sure there is plenty of space around the object. Use the EDIT menu, TRANSFORM submenu and the options there to resize the object appropriately.
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STEP THREE:
One the object is sized, go to your layers palette chose the layer with the object (plane) and duplicate that layer. This can be done by dragging it to the new layer icon at the bottom of the layers palette or by choosing the side menu from the layers palette and selecting “duplicate layer”.
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STEP FOUR:
Select the lower object layer in the layer palette. Then go to the FILTER menu, to the BLUR submenu and choose MOTION BLUR.
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STEP FIVE:
In the MOTION BLUR pop up box you can change the angle and amount of blur. REPEAT steps 3-5 making a larger blur of the new copy of the plane.
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STEP SIX:
You can choose the various layers and move the blurs so they appear to come behind the motion of the plane. NOTE: There is also a RADIAL BLUR option – use this in a similar manner to get the propeller to look like it’s spinning too!

Post written by KRSmith at www.khrysser.com.

ABOUT PROJECTCENTER:

ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and large-sized businesses in the U.S. area. ProjectCenter is based in Phoenix, Arizona and its services include graphic design, web design, printing, copying, scanning and mailing. For more information, please call (602) 252-6655 or visit www.makepapereasy.com or follow us at http://twitter.com/ProjectCenter.

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A lesson in using Hue/Saturation in Photoshop.

 

With experience in doing packaging designs for retail sporting companies it was essential to know how to change the colors of different items within a photograph. Similar packaging would be created for Walmart, Target, and other large department stores and product or model coloring was changed to give each brand it’s own look.

 

Shirt

 

STEP ONE:

You can make these changes with almost any item in any photograph, but it is always easier if the item has clearly defined edged. In this case we are going to select only the shirt. You can do this by using the pen tool or selection tools – doesn’t matter how you get there as long as your selection is clean and accurate.

 

Hue/Saturation

 

STEP TWO:

With your selection made go to the IMAGE menu down to the ADJUSTMENTS submenu and choose HUE/SATURATION.

 

Hue Bar

 

STEP THREE:

By sliding the Hue bar in the pop up you can easily change the over all color of the shirt. By sliding the saturation you can make the color more vibrant or dull. NOTE: this method works best with non-patterned, single colored selections. There is a more advanced method using alpha channels that would be better for altering the colors of a more complicated pattern.

 

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THE FINAL:

With this method you can change the color of a shirt to make the image look different, or to match a particular background, or to represent different product options quickly and easily.

 

 

Post written by KRSmith at www.khrysser.com.

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ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and large-sized businesses in the U.S. area. ProjectCenter is based in Phoenix, Arizona and its services include graphic design, web design, printing, copying, scanning and mailing. For more information, please call (602) 252-6655 or visit www.makepapereasy.com or follow us at http://twitter.com/ProjectCenter.

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A simple lesson in using Photoshop’s Clone Tool.

Many times we take digital photos that may be great pictures but possess tiny flaws like acne, stray hairs, moles, bruises, etc. Photoshop has a solution that allows us to erase imperfections as if they never existed. Meet the clone tool.

Here is an example of a girl with some moles and sun damage on her face.

Here is an example of a girl with some moles and sun damage on her face.

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STEP ONE:

By selecting the Clone Tool in Adobe Photoshop (it’s the one that looks like a mini rubber stamp) we can erase the moles. After selecting the Clone Tool, be sure to set your brush size to something close to the size of the spot you are trying to remove.

STEP TWO:

Move your cursor to an area that is clean just outside one of the moles. Because the Clone Tool will make an exact copy of the area your choose, it is important to choose coloring would look natural in the area you are looking to correct.

STEP THREE:

With the Clone Tool selected and your mouse over the clean area hold down the OPTION key (you will see the cursor changes symbols) and click the mouse once. This means you have selected to clone from that location.

STEP FOUR:

Now go to the nearby mole and with the Clone Tool still selected click your mouse once over the mole (no OPTION key this time). What you will see is that the mole is now starting to be covered up by the cloned area.

STEP FIVE:

You will carefully repeat this process of choosing an area to clone from (holding down OPTION key while clicking the area) and then carefully clicking on the areas that need to be corrected until the mole (or other flaw) is gone. While it may be tempting to use a larger brush or to do sweeping motions to correct large areas I would advise against it. You are likely to notice repeat patterns or wrong coloration what will make your efforts look fake and not seamless.

The finished product in this example looks like this:

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Post written by KRSmith at www.khrysser.com.

ABOUT PROJECTCENTER:

ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and large-sized businesses in the U.S. area. ProjectCenter is based in Phoenix, Arizona and its services include graphic design, web design, printing, copying, scanning and mailing. For more information, please call (602) 252-6655 or visit www.makepapereasy.com or follow us at http://twitter.com/ProjectCenter.

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