Using Smart Objects In Photoshop To Create Supercharged Templates

Using Smart Objects In Photoshop To Create Supercharged Templates

If you work with Photoshop to create graphics for your organization and aren’t using Smart Objects, you’re missing out on so much. Back in July, 2015 we examined how Smart Objects inside premium Photoshop templates to create stunning looking graphics but creating your own templates is easier than you might think. Adobe defines Smart Objects as “that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.” … Read more

Take Advantage Of These Photoshop Templates To Update Your Social Media Branding [2017]

One of the more popular posts here at ArtsHacker is from June, 2015 and provides links to downloadable Photoshop (PSD) templates you can use to create fantastic header images for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. The templates are available from graphic designer Pauline Cabera at her website, TwelveSkip.com. She updated the entire template group since that original post and they continue to do an excellent job at illustrating the finer points of avoiding #MediaQueryDesignFail. Each article includes user-friendly instructions and what to watch out for so if you’re looking to refresh your … Read more

Hidden Productivity Gems Adobe Fireworks Batch Image Processing

Hidden Productivity Gems: Adobe Fireworks Batch Image Processing

No doubt about it, Adobe Creative Cloud apps are all kinds of useful. Most arts managers tend to work with the Big 3: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator but if you have access to the full suite or additional stand alone apps, one hidden gem waiting to be discovered is the batch processing tool inside Fireworks; even if you never use Fireworks for anything other than the batch processing tool, you’ll still boost your productivity by processing multiple images with nothing more than a few setup steps. A super-efficient use of batch processing … Read more

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