The New Process for Removing Backgrounds

Photoshop has updated some things and it was high time I learned the new workflow for removing a background from an image. Follow along with me as I prepare a tiny tiger for print. Support Tutorial Tuesday! I want to keep these tutorials accessible to everyone, but...

Digital “Matting” Your Work in Photoshop

Becca graciously gave me permission to share her 1-on-1 bonus session from Make It Real because we had a conversation about placing art on products when you don’t want to lose too much in the bleeds. You have a few options, and we also expanded our thinking...

Learning the Pen Tool in Photoshop

Last week during the hotseat with Jeff I learned that the Photoshop pen tool functions like the one in Illustrator but is used for very different purposes. I follow up on drawing an arrow using the Pen Tool, duplicating the shape to use it multiple times, and finding...

Preparing an Illustration for Print

Today’s video is Jeff’s hotseat call for November for being a $14 sponsor of Tutorial Tuesday. We troubleshoot some issues xe ran into while labeling an outfit design on the croquis, discuss when to switch over from Photoshop to Illustrator and then to...

Type on a Path in Adobe Illustrator

I use Adobe Illustrator to handle all text treatments because it allows me to words or individual letters with a tremendous amount of precision and control. Here’s an introduction to the Type on a Path Tool, and how to use it to recreate a logo that might look a...

What to Do If The Toolbars Are Too Small

I just found this feature when I opened InDesign today— you can now adjust the size of the interface so your toolbars and palettes are larger. This is incredibly helpful if you have a big screen and need to record demos, or just need the icons a little larger so you...

All About Adobe Stock and Templates

Contrary to what I may have led you to believe, I don’t hate pre-made images! Today I’m you some templates in Adobe Illustrator that you can download from Adobe Stock for free to use so you can batch out your social media post creation. And! I have an...