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How to create dynamic tags in Illustrator

How to create dynamic tags in Illustrator

When creating preview images for my products, I often use at least one image to demonstrate how a potential customer’s design would look before and after using my product. For these before and after shots, I use tags to show which image is which. When I first started...
How to paste into a layer mask in Photoshop

How to paste into a layer mask in Photoshop

When a Layer Mask is added to a layer in Photoshop, it essentially places an invisible canvas over the top of it that allows you to control the transparency of the layer in specific areas. Typically, this is done by using the Brush Tool to paint areas of the mask...
How to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another

How to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another

Unfortunately, copying layers from one Photoshop document to another isn’t quite as straightforward as copy and paste. However, it can be done very easily, in a way that not only allows you to copy the layers but also position them consistently on the canvas. How...
How to do multiple undos in Photoshop

How to do multiple undos in Photoshop

In most desktop applications, the Undo command (Cmd+Z) will allow you to “undo” any number of changes you’ve made whilst editing your document. However, in Photoshop, Cmd+Z toggles between Undo and Redo, meaning you can effectively only “undo” the very last change you...
How to make a copy of a Photoshop document with one click

How to make a copy of a Photoshop document with one click

Recently, I worked on a project in Photoshop where I had to create several variations of the same design. To help save time, I created a document that I could use as a template. That way, whenever I needed to create a new variation, I could simply make a copy of the...
How to turn textures into tileable patterns in Photoshop

How to turn textures into tileable patterns in Photoshop

If you have a texture that you would like to use as a website background or a texture that isn’t quite large enough for the format you’re designing for, knowing how to turn that texture into a tileable pattern is extremely useful. Today, I’m going to...