In the fourth and final installment of this series, Stephen Burns uses Photoshop to apply 3D lighting to the model and the photographic background that he has added behind it. Click here to watch Part 1 of this series, click here to watch Part 2, and this link will take you to Part 3.

HELP PORTRAIT THIS SATURDAY DECEMBER 12! PARTICIPATE! SPECIAL THANK YOU UPDATE: Thank you SOOO much to Adorama Pix for stepping up here! Adorama has graciously offered to donate 15 8×10 to every photographer in Help Portrait to be able to fulfill the mission that has been set out – to give back to those less [...]

Layers’ Tip of the Day writer Jeff Witchel shares some of his popular InDesign tips concerning the stroke palette.

Yeah, I knew that last one would get your attention. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve done two things to keep me busy while on tour. First – I wanted to spend some time working on HDR photography while on the road. I find that giving myself a project and working at it for [...]

Dave and I are in DC: Creative Suite Unleashed Hey everyone. As you are reading this, Dave Cross and I are doing the Creative Suite Unleashed Tour here in Washington DC. The last date of the year for this is December 14 in Atlanta, GA. What I love about this tour is the fact that [...]

by Stephen Burns Give your 3D models more character by editing the model’s UV Maps in Photoshop using textures and blending modes. Click here to watch Part 1 of this series or click here to watch Part 2. Look for Part 4 coming soon!

Use CS4 integration to move this postcard design from Photoshop to InDesign.

Check out this cool Illustrator CS4 tutorial from Corey Barker: “Like most things in design, you can make quite an impact by modifying how people perceive things. In this tutorial, we’re going to create a 3D effect using simple 2D art, demonstrating how effective a little perspective can be. 1 [CREATE NEW RGB DOCUMENT] Choose [...]

Hey everyone, happy Monday! Before I continue, I want to congratulate Neil Payne for winning last weeks Layers Blog contest! The image that you see above is from the bridge of the USS Sterett. While Dave Cross and I were heading out to San Diego to do the CS4 Unleashed tour, we were contacted by [...]

[If you’d 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.] One of the most useful user interface constructs is the accordion panel. It allows you to stack various sections of your site and then expand [...]

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