A to Z, 3D in Photoshop CS3e By Ko Maruyama In Adobe's Photoshop CS3, you can now import several different kinds of 3D geometry. However, there are some things that 3D veterans will find are still missing in the CS3 extended software. On the other hand, 2D designers will be pleased to see many features. ...Read More »
Game Agent from Aspyr By Ko Maruyama As a Mac OS veteran, I remember back to the old days. Older than that even. I bet you don't remember educational games like Sticky Bear Bop. You do? Okay, well the Mac has come a long way since those IIe games, but there are still many PC-only games out there. If you want to find out what will run on your Mac, or on another Mac model or OS that you might not have, check out the free game utility from Aspyr. ...Read More »
Digital Media Online Announces Forum Rewards Program! Digital Media Online (DMO, www.DigitalMediaOnlineInc.com) today announced the launch of their Forum Rewards program. This new program is designed to give back something to all the users who have helped make DMNForums a successful community where professionals can help other users in a free and easy community environment. ...Read More »
Download: Texture Generators for Adobe Photoshop By Dave Nagel In our last article on displacement effects in Adobe Photoshop, I mentioned that I'd try my darnedest to come up with an automated method for you to produce your own texture files. Well, gum if I haven't done it. Better yet, I'm not just going to tell you how to automate this sort of texture creation. Instead, I'm going to give you a set of fully automated generators--free for you to download and use as you see fit. ...Read More »
Download: Displacement Maps for Adobe Photoshop, Series 2 By Dave Nagel Displacement maps can be used in Adobe Photoshop to add both depth and texture to an image. We previously offered up a set of displacement maps designed just to produce depth effects--a set of gradients used to create wavy effects. This time around, we have a set of maps designed to add a little bit of depth and a lot of texture to the image--in this case, a crumpled paper texture. ...Read More »
Download: Displacement Maps for Adobe Photoshop, Series 1 By Dave Nagel Displacement maps can be used to create a wide variety of 3D or quasi-3D effects in Adobe Photoshop. The basic idea is that the luminance values of one image are used to define the bending and warping of another image. So, for example, you can use displacement to create crumpled paper, billowing fabric and other types of illusions of depth. ...Read More »
MAXON PRESETS 011 By Emerson Velazquez Sometimes the best way to learn something is to deconstruct a completed project. In this series of presets, a team of DMN readers got together to make some CINEMA4D textures. While the materials are mostly based on simple parameters, it may help you to understand how a texture is made. This week I've put together a tutorial on creating a simple texture that I've added to Emerson's BEACH materials. Download the materials here, then check out the tutorial to make your own. ...Read More »
MAXON PRESETS 010 By Will Goodan Sometimes the best way to learn something is to deconstruct a completed project. In this series of presets, a team of DMN readers got together to make some CINEMA4D textures. While the materials are mostly based on simple parameters, it may help you to understand how a texture is made. This week Will Goodan put together another spin supplying preset #10: FRESH MEAT ...Read More »
MAXON PRESETS 009 By Will Goodan Sometimes the best way to learn something is to deconstruct a completed project. In this series of presets, a team of DMN readers got together to make some CINEMA4D textures. While the materials are mostly based on simple parameters, it may help you to understand how a texture is made. This week Will Goodan put together another spin supplying preset #09 ...Read More »
MAXON PRESETS 007 By Will Goodan Sometimes the best way to learn something is to deconstruct a completed project. In this series of presets, a team of DMN readers got together to make some CINEMA4D textures. While the materials are mostly based on simple parameters, it may help you to understand how a texture is made. This week Will Goodan supplies preset #07 ...Read More »
Download: Photoshop Brushes Series 43 By Dave Nagel This week we have another collection of brushes for Adobe Photoshop. But this time around, the new set is designed for brushing hair and fur effects onto your canvas, as well as creating stubble effects. As usual, the brushes are available for download free and can be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes alike. ...Read More »
MAXON PRESETS 004 By Will Goodan Sometimes the best way to learn something is to deconstruct a completed project. In this series of presets, a team of DMN readers got together to make some CINEMA4D textures. While the materials are mostly based on simple parameters, it may help you to understand how a texture is made. This week Will Goodan supplies preset #04 ...Read More »
Download: Photoshop Brushes Series 42 By Dave Nagel We arrive this week at our forty-second collection of brushes for Adobe Photoshop. This time around, we present 20 brushes designed to help you create mist and other vapor effects (such as clouds, fog, smoke, etc.). This collection, like the rest of our brush libraries, is available as a free download for use in commercial and non-commercial projects. ...Read More »
Adobe After Effects Presets #24 By Ko Maruyama A bunch of DMN readers have started to put together some nice presets. We're still in a Particular frenzy - but it's a popular cause. These are actually project files, and not just Animation Presets. Some of the elements that we will feature here are simple, but others may rely on complex animations. Download the ones you want to, and see what we've done. Emerson has gone CRAZY - creating almost 40 presets in one session, here is part EIGHT of the series. ...Read More »
Adobe After Effects Presets #23 By Ko Maruyama A bunch of DMN readers have started to put together some nice presets. We're still in a Particular frenzy - but it's a popular cause. These are actually project files, and not just Animation Presets. Some of the elements that we will feature here are simple, but others may rely on complex animations. Download the ones you want to, and see what we've done. Emerson has gone CRAZY - creating almost 40 presets in one session, here is part SEVEN of the series. ...Read More »
Adobe After Effects Presets #22 By Ko Maruyama A bunch of DMN readers have started to put together some nice presets. We're still in a Particular frenzy - but it's a popular cause. These are actually project files, and not just Animation Presets. Some of the elements that we will feature here are simple, but others may rely on complex animations. Download the ones you want to, and see what we've done. Emerson has gone CRAZY - creating almost 40 presets in one session, here is part six of the series. ...Read More »
Adobe After Effects Presets #20 By Ko Maruyama A bunch of DMN readers have started to put together some nice presets. We're still in a Particular frenzy - but it's a popular cause. These are actually project files, and not just Animation Presets. Some of the elements that we will feature here are simple, but others may rely on complex animations. Download the ones you want to, and see what we've done. Emerson has gone CRAZY - creating almost 40 presets in one session, here is part four of the series. ...Read More »
Adobe After Effects Presets #19 By Ko Maruyama A bunch of DMN readers have started to put together some nice presets. We're still in a Particular frenzy - but it's a popular cause. These are actually project files, and not just Animation Presets. Some of the elements that we will feature here are simple, but others may rely on complex animations. Download the ones you want to, and see what we've done. Emerson has gone CRAZY - creating almost 40 presets in one session, here is part three of the series. ...Read More »
Adobe After Effects Presets #16 By Ko Maruyama A bunch of DMN readers have started to put together some nice presets. We're still in a Particular frenzy - but it's a popular cause. These are actually project files, and not just Animation Presets. Some of the elements that we will feature here are simple, but others may rely on complex animations. Download the ones you want to, and see what we've done. ...Read More »
Particular Project By Ko Maruyama Gary Reisman has joined the preset making team - These are actually project files, and not just Animation Presets. Some of the elements that we will feature here are simple, but others may rely on complex animations. Download the ones you want to, and see what we've done. ...Read More »
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