Creating Global Colors

Creating Global Colors

Traditional fabric printing uses a series of passes by a single color ink at one time to produce the design. Just like spot colors in printing, each ink adds to the printing costs. For that reason, if fabric is to be screen printed (you’ll also hear the term...

Recovering and Colouring Layers

Layers are wonderful. Sometimes, though, when you don’t quite understand what you are doing (and sometimes, even when you do!), you will accidentally delete them all by creating a single layer of them. This is called flattening the image and it results in a...

Photoshop Smart Objects 101

When you need to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop, the usual process is to build your repeat tile and then flatten the image so you can apply an Offset filter to see how your tile looks when repeated. However, if you flatten the image, you can’t fix...

Drag and Drop in Photoshop

Dragging one image into another was an easy process in almost every version of Photoshop until Adobe had a “better” idea in CS4. In CS4, they started opening each image, by default, into its own overlapping tab. That meant that unless you rearranged the...