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What Not To Do in Photoshop

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
by Madalina
October 15th, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design, Tips

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10 beauty retouching don’ts

There are a thousand beauty retouching tutorials out there, but just because someone writes a tutorial, it doesn’t mean that they necessarily teach you something good. I have recently browsed through a list of 40 beauty retouching tutorials in a long article at PSDTuts and I was astonished by the amount of nonsense published there. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love PSDTuts, they have great tutorials, but this particular article was low standard. It’s enough to look to the preview images to see how amateurish the Photoshop effects are.  The good tutorials – I could easily count on one hand.
Therefore I decided to make a list of the most common misconceptions and amateurish techniques in beauty retouching. And their cure. Maybe this will help reduce the amount of plastic face spread all over the internet (and not only).

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101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
by Madalina
September 10th, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design, Tips

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It’s bold, it’s brash, it’s ridiculous. And it’s true - Deke McClelland’s 101 Photoshop tips squeezed in 5 minutes, on music! I’ve actually learned a few. And laughed some.

You know what? You’re not a real Photoshop geek if you don’t watch this.

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10 Web Design DON’Ts

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
by Madalina
August 27th, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design, Tips

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(for the graphic designer)

There are a few things you should consider before you go paint the web red. You want your client’s visitors to look for your (company’s) name in the Designed by… line in the footer. And you want them to do it for all the good reasons. Looking into my everyday job as a graphic designer who designs mostly for the web, I compiled a list of things you shouldn’t do when you design a website.

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