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In this week’s free Deke’s Technique, you’ll see how to create a classic anaglyphic stereoscopic 3D image in Photoshop. Anaglyph images are created by superimposing two slightly different perspectives of the same scene, with each version seen by only one eye or the other, resulting in a sense of depth when your brain fuses the two images into one. In this case, Deke shows you how to create an image intended to be viewed through the old-school red (left) and cyan (right) glasses.

In order to achieve this classic effect, you have to first correctly shoot a pair of images with a slight
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ly shifted perspective, like the ones shown below shot by lynda.com’s own Jacob Cunningham. You can see in the top two images (each with a simulated filter applied), slightly means slightly—as in the distance between your two eyes. Then the two images are placed on separate layers in the same file, and the color channels are turned off so that each of your eyes (with the requisite glasses on) sees a slightly different image. Then, your brain does the rest.

If that’s not enough depth for you, lynda.com members can see an exclusive video in the Online Training Library, in which Deke (again with the help of Jacob) demonstrates how to create a stereoscopic image with an object projecting out beyond the screen plane. Deke's Techniques is taught by computer graphics guru Deke McClelland, and presented in his signature step-by-step style. The intent is to reveal how various Photoshop and Illustrator features can be combined and leveraged in real-world examples so that they can be applied to creative projects right away. Click here to see all the free clips from this series at lynda.com.

(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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BittBox is featuring a tutorial on how to create stunning bokeh effects, Guide to Creating Bokeh Textures: Bokeh textures are some of the most beautiful and rare resources out there. In this tutorial I’ll go over creating bokeh using both a digital camera or Photoshop.

(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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Here is today's free set of Photoshop brushes from Janita -- Ornament Brushes -- Set name: Himitsu (brushes in set: 24)
All images in these are handmade and scanned off some things I can´t remember but I am sure it's still somewhere inside my closet
(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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You can find some free textures of old walls from Bittbox: Today’s textures came from an old abandoned one room school around here. I love how old crumbling buildings like this have the ability to tell their stories through the textures I can capture. I need to go back and shoot the rest of the building sometime, but that’s another post. These textures will work perfect for adding some vintage mood to your designs or photos. Enjoy!

(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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We've just finished posting 12 free Photoshop brush sets from our friend Janita. Here they all are, collected in one place. Look through the previews below and download as many as you like. You can also visit her site to see even more of her Photoshop brushes.

(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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Here is today's free set of Photoshop brushes from Janita -- Floral Texture Brushes
Set name: Mad Moiselle (brushes in set: 10)
All images were scanned off what has been left by my bunnies that was once known as kitchen curtains.

(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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Adobe today announced an upgrade program for video professionals who have purchased any version of Apple Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer and want to switch to industry-leading professional video tools by Adobe—Creative Suite CS5.5 Production Premium or Premiere Pro CS5.5. These customers will be eligible for a 50 percent savings on Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5 Production Premium or Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, both launched in April 2011 at the National Association of Broadcasters Show to industry acclaim. Eligible Adobe suite and point product customers also qualify for the program.
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This week, Deke’s Techniques gives a little love to that occasionally daunting yet imminently lovable drawing tool, Adobe Illustrator. In today’s technique, Deke returns to one of his early digital loves and shows you how to draw a classic heart shape in Illustrator. If you’re Illustrator-phobic, as I have been known to be, let me assure you even I was able to draw this shape by following Deke’s clear instructions.

The steps are fairly simple, and employ only a few easy-to-use tools: the Arc tool, the Reflect tool, and the trusty black and white arrow tools (officially known as Sele
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ction tools). By adjusting curves drawn by the Arc tool, we safely avoid the far more complicated Pen tool. And, in the end, what could be more a more appropriate command for joining two halves of a heart than using the Join > Paths command in Illustrator CS5. Ah, vector love. So unpretentious, uncomplicated, and mathematically defined.

Of course, sometimes you want your declaration of love to be florid, eye-catching, and just this side of over-the-top. Or maybe just the other side of over-the-top. For subscribers to the lynda.com Online Training Library, this week’s new exclusive video in the Deke’s Techniques course features that same heart shape taken to a glossy extreme in Photoshop.

(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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Here is today's free set of Photoshop brushes from Janita -- Texty Fabrics Brushes
Set name: Scarlett (brushes in set: 13)
These images were scanned off what has been left by my bunnies and was last be seen as beautiful pillow cases from my couch

(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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There's a good text effects tutorial at BittBox that will show you some of the basics of what you can do with Photoshop's Layer Styles. From the intro: Typography plays a key part in many kinds of design. Some would even say it’s the most important element of web design, in order to correctly portray your message you have to invite the user to read what you have to say. So how do you make your type stand out? In today's tutorial I want to cover some of the basics of modifying text using Layer Styles in Photoshop. We’ll learn how to create the “letterpress” look, how to overlay textures and pat
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terns, and how to use tools like Stroke and Bevel.

(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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