The Commodore Amiga was one of the most graphically-capable PCs of the 1980s. Stuart Brown of Ahoy dives deep into one of the greatest pieces of digital art from the era – a gloriously colorful cheeseburger designed by Commodore’s Art Director Jack Haeger. Sadly, the original file wasn’t saved, so Ahoy reproduced it from scratch.
Do you like the artful, monochrome look of engravings like the illustrated portraits on currency? Texturelabs shows us how to achieve that exact look by creating a custom wavy texture, using the Oil Paint filter, and a few other tricks inside of Adobe Photoshop.
This bargain-priced series of online courses will set you up for success with Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, the world’s most popular tools for graphic design and illustration, along with Spark, Adobe’s tool for creating social media posts.
Artist and programmer Cyril Diagne shows of a slick tech demo of an augmented reality app that can snap pictures of real world objects and drop then directly into Adobe Photoshop. Simply point, click, and aim your phone where you want to paste the object. Source code available here.
3dDecors‘ compact USB keyboard adds a series of dedicated buttons and controls for working with Photoshop. While it’s not nearly as slick as the Loupedeck Creative Tool, it costs substantially less, offers quick access to frequently used tools, and has two control knobs which can be used to adjust slider values.
Adobe shows off a slick new feature coming soon to Photoshop. The Object Selection tool uses machine learning tech to automatically identify objects, people, and animals to quickly select and separate them from backgrounds. We can’t tell you how many hours this would have saved us over the years.
Digital illustrator Robson Lami likes to take cartoon characters and reimagine them as if they were living, breathing people. He’s taken on Rick Sanchez, Popeye, Woody, the Powerpuff Girls, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more, and they’re almost always incredibly creepy.