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

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Three Ways You Can Prevent Frustrating Design Problems When Working With Portrait And Landscape Images

One common frustration when creating web content is trying to fit portrait aspect ratio photos into a landscape aspect ratio container, such as a landing page slider or something like a standardized event image template. It is the digital image equivalent of pounding a square peg into a round hole but here are three solutions you can use to help solve, and even prevent, this aggravation. THE PROBLEM At the heart of the trouble is the need to fit an image that is taller than it is wide (portrait) into a space that … Read more

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