Improve Your Illustrator Workflow with Layer Masking

by Jay Hilgert
on August 8, 2007

You may or may or may not know/use this Illustrator feature, but Layer Masking is a very under-used feature of the Adobe Illustrator series of software. I’m not talking about making a clipping mask. This is entirely different altogether. By making a “layer mask,” you can save precious time by not having to release and reapply clipping masks, and even better – there’s a toggle button in the Layers Palette! Tutorial below.

Save time in Illustrator with Layer Masking
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Geek Freebie: iPhone-Inspired Photoshop Buttons

by Jay Hilgert
on August 6, 2007

You read the title right. I totally dweebed out on you and made a set of Photoshop buttons inspired by the elegant iPhone interface. These buttons aren’t meant to be exact copies of the iPhone interface, but some of the translucent menus were a big inspiration. Available in PS CS3, CS1, and PNG. Hope you like em.

Geek Freebie: iPhone-Inspired Photoshop Buttons
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Free Hi-Res Photoshop Brushes – Floral

by Jay Hilgert
on July 30, 2007

It’s that time again folks. I have been itching to make some more Photoshop brushes, so here’s a set to digest. I took a trip to the store, got a bouquet of flowers with a nice variety (I can’t grow flowers to save my life), whipped out my Nikon D-80, and went to town + a few hours of Photoshop tweaking. These are 100% original and REALLY BIG brushes, available in CS1 and CS3 formats, as well as a full set of PNG’s for everyone else. Anyway, hope you like em.


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