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How to Convert Photoshop Layer Effects into Separate Layers
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How to Convert Photoshop Layer Effects into Separate Layers

Most users of Photoshop should already know about layer effects. These are the extra little tidbits added onto layers via the small “fx” icon in the lower-left corner of the layers palette. Using these effects you can build a number of extra features like shadows, gradients, bevels, and a whole lot more. Converting different effects…

10 Valuable Lessons You Can Learn from Working a Totally Crappy Job

10 Valuable Lessons You Can Learn from Working a Totally Crappy Job

What can I learn from a crappy job? Employees deserve to be valued Relaxation should be a priority Good management makes great experiences You won’t get along with everyone Communication can make the difference Scheduling and respect go hand-in-hand Taking initiative can promote happiness A good environment can outweigh pay Priorities should determine your decisions Sometimes you can’t…

Photoshop 101: How to Create Unique Texture Without Using Brushes
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Photoshop 101: How to Create Unique Texture Without Using Brushes

We’ve given away lots of stuff here on BittBox, mainly textures and brushes. The truth is, many of the textures are manufactured using recycled images I already have hanging around on my hard drive. I want to share one of my favorite ways to quickly add a little extra to a rather uninteresting texture, without using…

The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop
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The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of the more complicated programs because it can be used for a wide array of purposes. But once you nail down the fundamental tools it becomes a lot easier to envision how you might create certain effects in future work. One of the confusing ideas that often trips new users is…

Creating A Digital Product: How To Sell Your Design Creativity On The Internet

Creating A Digital Product: How To Sell Your Design Creativity On The Internet

Designers often work project-to-project which can leave gaps in earnings. But this can be solved by creating digital products to sell for some backend income. All designers have a skillset that can offer something valuable to the world. Whether it’s a website template, an iconset, or a video course, there’s always room for more resources…