Planet Photoshop: Animated Snow

Corey shows viewers how to use Photoshop to create falling snow over your favorite holiday image.

Clipping Masks in InDesign

Without a dedicated menu item for creating a clipping mask, InDesign need to know the tricks for getting an image into a shape or text. AJ Wood shows InDesign users how to use the paste into command to insert an image into any fill-able frame or shape and to create a clipping mask from text.

3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012

The new version of the Autodesk 3ds Max Creation Suite 2012 has a lot to brag about. While the Suite includes Motion Builder, Mudbox, and Softimage, this review will focus on 3ds Max. With that said, there are still plenty of cool new features, so let’s get to it.

Graslon Insight Dome Flash Diffuser

With the bigger-is-better mantra when it comes to light, getting that big light source from a small flash provides a challenge that Graslon, Inc. has tackled head on and done a fine job in the process.

Ask Dave Podcast: All About Tool Presets

In this episode Dave explains what Tool Presets are and how to use them.

Drawing with the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

Pete shows how he uses the smudge tool to add depth to his Photoshop illustrations by softening shadows.

Planet Photoshop: Special Effects Text

This tutorial shows a fun text effect that builds upon some previous techniques that have been posted by Corey on the Planet site.

Evolphin Zoom 2.8

Version Cue was a good idea that never took off. It was too hard to use for small agencies and not robust enough for large ones. Evolphin Zoom 2.8 fills the gap left by Version Cue’s demise—quite nicely, too. The software is easy to install and set up on either Macintosh or Windows.

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