The theory behind shooting portraits on a green-screen background is a good one: Give yourself a solid color thats easy to select. The problem has always been that it isnt easy to automate extracting subjects from the backgrounduntil now. Heres a method to create a Photoshop action to extract your subjects and place them in [...]
There is certainly going to be a bit of excitement with this contest- let me tell you! Canon and Vimeo have teamed up with Los Angeles and New York based commercial director, DP and photographer Vincent Laforet to produce a contest called “The Story Beyond the Still” and I absolutely love this idea! Simple concept [...]
If youd like to download the files used in this tutorial to practice these techniques, visit www.layersmagazine.com and navigate to the Magazine section. All files are for personal use only. A common task for Flash developers is to create countdown timers that let users know how long it is until a certain conference or event [...]
Experimenting with the settings and options for Illustrator’s Blend Tool.
Formatting line styles to give your text some graphic enhancement in InDesign.
The best way to make your site search-engine friendly is to design your site so that its easy for search engines to read your pagesdoing things like adding alternative text behind your images and using the meta description tag. In this tutorial, youll find a few search engine optimization (SEO) tips and discover the features [...]
Hello, Layers readers! Times running out on your chance to win $500 in credits from iStockphoto.com. How can I win $500 in credits from iStockphoto? you ask. Just enter the Layers Back Page Design Contest. But you have to hurry because the deadline is January 11. Every issue of Layers magazine, we run a cool [...]
Welcome back everyone to the start of 2010! We have been on a very light schedule taking some very important time off between Christmas and new years, but now we’re back! Now we can get back to the business of getting you guys some awesome tutorials and links for you to check out! Let’s kick [...]
Hey everyone! The office here is bunding up for our extended holidays but before we do, I figured i’d give you a couple of heads up on things to keep you busy: Raffle for a Signature Guitar from Scott Kelby! I think that this is such a great cause, I want to tell everyone about [...]
Check out this really cool tutorial from the inimitable, Dave Cross: Perhaps one of the most satisfying gratifications of designing with Photoshop is the ability to create the impossiblemaking unrealistic things look possible. Here well combine dancers with splashes to create a unique splash dance. 1 [WHITE BACKGROUNDS WORK BEST] Like many techniques in Photoshop, [...]