In Issue 114, industry experts let you in on their essential tips for illustrating, designing, retouching and more
There are tons of ways to use Photoshop successfully, and it is likely that many of you will already have a set routine for creating great effects quickly and efficiently. But a little help can’t hurt, right?
In this mammoth tips feature, you’ll find everything you need to know to use Photoshop to its full potential across a plethora of themes and subjects. We’ve got 75 tips from some of the creative arena’s biggest and best digital artists, covering tools, graphics, photography, painting, new media and Photoshop CC, all ready for you to put into practice. We’ve also provided you with some of the most essential shortcuts to help you speed up your workflow even further.
Each and every tip has a creative agenda. Over the next few pages you’ll find great advice on creating inspiring effects, mastering tool techniques and improving your productivity. We’ve covered an array of relevant topics, including commercial lighting effects, ways to tackle 3D with Photoshop, professional retouching tricks and more.
We pour over Photoshop tools old and new, from the latest CC options to wielding the always-reliable Pen tool in our Feature Tutorial, immediately following this tips feature. Photoshop CC is explored in particular, providing you with creative tidbits you may not even know about. You’ll also find professional advice from the likes of international concept artist Michael Pedro; professional graphic designers Grzegorz and Krzysztof Domaradzki; sensational digital collage artist Andy Potts and many more. So read on, grab a tip and get creating!