Free Lightroom Presets – Black and White Portraits

Hey everyone, Matt Kloskowski here. I created a set of new free Black and White Lightroom presets over on my blog. The latest ones are black and white presets specifically for portraits. Last week, I released some for landscape and outdoor photos so I figured I’d follow it up with my portrait presets this week.

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Creating Neon Text in Illustrator CS6

Jeff Witchel uses the Gradients on Strokes feature in Illustrator CS6 to design neon text. Follow along and find out how.

Wacom Intuos5

About 10 years ago I borrowed (stole) my sister’s Intuos2 tablet and I’ve rarely used a mouse since. I almost can’t work without my tablets. When I heard that Wacom was coming out with the Intuos5, I couldn’t figure out how they were going to add anything that the Intuos4 didn’t already have since it was so good. Boy, was I naive.

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PNG Sequence from Flash CS6

Exporting a PNG Sequence from Flash CS6 turns an animation into a series of static images. It is a technique being used in gaming, which is becoming a very popular use for Flash. Follow along with this video and see how to export PNGs of your Flash animation.

AKVIS Sketch v.13

AKVIS Sketch v.13 not only makes it easy and fun to generate professional-quality drawings and watercolor paintings from almost any image, it also offers a few other intriguing features.

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Creating Patterns in Illustrator CS6

Illustrator CS6 has added some amazing new functionality when it comes to designing repeating patterns. Jeff Witchel explores these new menu functions in this video. Follow along as he creates a new pattern swatch and teaches viewers about all of the menu options during the process.

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT & Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

It’s an exciting time for the Canon Speedlite community. Canon’s new radio-enabled 600EX-RT Speedlite and companion ST-E3-RT radio transmitter are a quantum leap forward in wireless E-TTL handheld flash technology. It’s a safe bet other handheld flash manufactures will soon follow suit.

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Animating with Sprite Sheets in Flash CS6

Sprite sheets are an efficient way to add looping animations to games. Tom Green goes over this brand new feature in Flash CS6. Learn about the new Sprite Sheet Generator, its settings, and how to export a sprite sheet from Flash CS6.

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