MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • Through the years, photography has evolved into the digital age, and it is very rare to see those photographs made with film. However, there is something that makes us miss that old noise / grain effect in chemically revealed photos and we want to give that effect to our digital photographs. Read more on Medialoot →

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • There are many different ways to create brushes in Photoshop, all of them are valid but some are better than others. In this tutorial, you will learn how easily you can create a misty fog brush in Photoshop in a matter of minutes. By adding some misty fog to your photographs, you can give to your images the illusion of a cold weather or simply add dimension to a more flat landsc...

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • There are some repetitive tasks that sometimes we have to do, like applying a watermark or just change the size of hundreds of images. We can of course do this by using Photoshop Actions, but we have to open every image and then click the play button on the actions panel hundreds of times to apply the action to each image. Read more on Medialoot →

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • There are so many different types of marketing materials you could invest your time in, and you've got to make each effort count. One of the most effective ways to let new potential customers know more about you is with a flyer. Small, punchy, but just enough space to wow them with your design. Which is what this tutorial is for. Read more on Medialoot →

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • Textures are a useful resource that almost all designers have in their toolbox. They can be used in an unlimited number of works and usually they give character to a design piece. Although you can find thousands of metal textures on the internet, sometimes you have to make your own to match your design-specific needs. Read more on Medialoot →

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • It’s safe to say that if you haven’t come across a duotone effect by now, you either live under a design rock or don’t have a Spotify account. Either way, that’s OK, but the truth is duotones are as easy to achieve as they are neat looking, so it’s no surprise how prevalent the effect is in all sorts of designs these days. Read more on Medialoot →

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • Today, we're releasing something new: our first-ever custom design service tailored for professionals who know what they want but don't want to spend the time (or don't know how) to make it. It's the best of Medialoot resources + your own professional designer. Read more on Medialoot →

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • Quatrefoil shapes are everywhere: in art, architecture, heraldry, and even background designs of famous brands. They usually consist of 4 overlapping circles, but they also can be formed with a combination of many different geometric shapes like ovals, rectangles and squares. Today, you will learn how to make a simple quatrefoil pattern in Photoshop and how to use it to create a...

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • Photoshop actions are a great tool to help you speed up your work and add creativity to your images. While on most images you can simply run an action to bring a whole new style to your picture, when you have to work on pictures made for the fashion industry, you may have to separate the work in a few different steps to get a good result. When working with models, you may have t...

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • Designing a book cover might seem complicated, but the technical aspects are actually much easier than you'd think. Once you learn how to use and place guides, you'll be making book covers in no time. Of course books come in all different sizes, but with guides, you can design a cover at any size, for any book, with minimal variations. The guides are used for bleed, trim, fold (...

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • A simple smoky overlay can add a mysterious atmosphere to a portrait, fog to a landscape, or even steam to a locomotive. To do all of that, here's how to place smoke on a transparent background while still avoiding changing the layer blending mode all the time. Read more on Medialoot →

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • There are many different techniques for retouching a portrait in Photoshop, and many details to take care to make it look just perfect. Of course this will use a huge amount of time, especially if the portrait has too many things that we have to fix, like the skin, eyes, lips, etc. Today I will show you the manual process of retouching a portrait (using the quicker methods), and...

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
Blog Post
  • Want to darken a photo in Photoshop and give it a dramatic, broody feel? Get the best results by controlling the specific Lights and Shadows of your image, maintaining the ability to adjust the Brightness and Contrast while keeping the picture details. Because each image is different, you may have to change a bit the values from one picture to another, but this technique will le...

MediaLoot, Inc.
MediaLoot, Inc.
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  • Turning a Map into an Artistic Line Drawing it is easier than you think — you just need the right tools. Sure, you could use the Pen Tool in Illustrator to manually trace a map, or clean a Google map in Photoshop to remove labels (and then trace it into Illustrator only to see that the colors are not plain enough and you have hundreds of anchor points)... Or you could spend 5 mi...

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