Javier Cantero
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Javier Cantero

realistic rain effect photoshop
Tutorials

A few years back I created a Rain Tutorial: Ronin but I wasn’t convinced with the final result and wanted to create a better-looking effect. After some research and using: noise, motion blur, custom brushes and blending modes we can create a realistic rain effect and the final result is surprisingly easy to

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efecto de explosion de luz en texto
Tutorials

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to see how to create a Colorful light burst text effect with very simple techniques. We are going learn how to use the blend if section of the layer style options. Step 1 Create new document a) Create a new document with a Black background b) Type

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Design Basics

[tweetmeme]The proportion and rhythm are perfectly familiar ideas, however difficult to define, particularly in its relationship with design. The Webster’s Collegiate defines the proportion as the relation in magnitude, quantity or degree between each other, reason and rhythm as a movement characterized by regular recurrence, periodicity.

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Tutorials

Watching an episode of MythBusters I wanted to recreate a large explosion that appeared in the show. After experimenting I found a really simple technique but the final effect is great. Before We Get Started For this tutorial you are going to need 4 cloud photos and your main image. Cloud

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Quick Tips

[tweetmeme]A super fast method to add a healthy tan or warmth to a persons face is using a hue saturation adjustment layer.  ( image > Adjustments > hue/saturation).

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Freelance

[tweetmeme]Keeping clients happy is a job in itself; happy clients are repeat clients and the key to a successful business and the best way to do it is involving the client in the design process. Lets face it, nobody likes to be alone in the dark, we want to be

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Quick Tips

[tweetmeme]With this tutorial we start our series of quick tips or minitutorials. In this one we will learn to make a series of equal selections that will be evenly spaced. Lets get started.

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Design Basics

[tweetmeme]World Cup is Here! In this post I want to review 80 years of graphic art history devoted to this beautiful game for inspiring us.

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Freelance

Something that took me a lot to understand in my early years as a designer is that the customer is not the enemy. At first glance this seems quit obvious but not really for the Designer: The client is not the enemy. In one of my first jobs I was assigned a

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Tutorials

[tweetmeme]In this tutorial we will learn a number of techniques to help you add drama to a photo manipulation: Creating meteors, mixing three diferent images to create an apocalyptic background, Modify a central character so it adjust to the composition as well as how to add some adjustment layers to

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