I love looking at all these examples of retouching photographs. We’ve posted a few before as well.
CreativePro.com has a free sample chapter from theGraphic Design Portfolio-Builder: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Projects book.
I found the case studies provided very helpful and I ended up learning a few things about the design issues when creating Posters.
Certain principles of composition — unity, balance, and rhythm — can make your posters stop people in their tracks. This article uses illustrations and examples to help you turn principles into effective posters.
The article is available at: http://www.creativepro.com/img/story/posters.pdf
I just saw a link to BrushFind.com at PhotoshopSupport.com. Jennifer Apple has also asked the owner of BrushFind.com a few questions.
I was sad to see that there were no ninja brushes 🙁
From their site:
What is this site?
BrushFind.com is a Photoshop brush search engine. It exists to make finding brushes faster and more accurately.
We’ve implemented a tag system of describing and finding brushes. We were tired of searching for brushes on websites and just finding that every link either had no description of the brushes available on the site or just talked about how awesome their site was…which obviously was of no help. Tags exist as a method of describing the sites and nothing more. The element of self promotion has been removed…thank goodness.
The tags that they DO have are:
grape 1930s 1960s abstract alphabet anatomica antique ants arrows art autumn baby bands barcode beach birds blood board bones borders boxes broken bubbles butterflies butterfly buttons caffeine calligraphy cameras cars cartoon celestial chains children chinese chocolate circles clocks clouds code coffee corners cosmos cracked crosses dance dark darts death deco dirt dirty dividers dna doodle doodles doves dragonflies dragons drawings dust dusty edge elements elvis emoticons evil eye eyes face faces faith fall faries feathers female fender film finger fingerprints fish flames flora floral flourishes flower flowers fog foliage forensic fossils fruitlabels games geometric geometry ghost girl glass gothic graves graveyard grenades grid grids grunge guitars hair hairs halloween hanson hats haunted hearts html icons ink innocence insects interface iron japanese kawaii keyboards killer kisses ladies ladybugs large leaf leaves letters library light lightning lines lingerie lipstick logos lyrics machine magazines magic makeup masking masks math metal military milkyway mist money moon moons muscle-cars music nature newspaper newspapers notes numbers obscene old orbs outerspace paint palm paper papermark paris party patterns pen people petals phoenix photogrunge photos pixel planets polaroids pottery printer punk radios rain ray retro rock rust scans schematics scratches scrbibble scribble scribbles shapes shoes signs simpsons sketch sketched sketches skies skull skulls snowflakes soccer space sparkles sparks spiritual splashes splat splatter splatters sports squares stain stained stains stamps star starbursts stardust stars stone stones strands strange streetsigns surf swirlies swirls tapes tattoos tech technical techno techy text textures toga toiletry tools torn trails transparent trees tribal turntables type unique unshaped vector veins victorian vines vintage waves wedding weird wings winter women wood words worn x-rays zombies
Why do they have a search page when you are only limited to using already existing tags in the search field? It’s better to just go to their tags page and click on the tag you want.
Adobe has released two new support documents on the following issues:
It only costs $10 and you and your jailbird spouse can go on exotic vacations with out even leaving the jail cell.
The testimonials are very positive and it is a good way of using Photoshop in a positive way by helping people patiently waiting for their friends.