Let’s see if I can show you 10 amazing hacks that will change your life for design in 10 minutes or less. Let’s go. The first one is a text transformation effect. Just going to write some text really quick. I’m going to add a stroke to the text, and I’m going to make sure the stroke is on the outside.
What I’m going to do is flip this around, make it to some sort of square. You want to group these together, then go to Effect. Go to Distort and Transform, Transform. Make 20 copies. It’s kind of like the blend mode. Professional capstone project help going to bring these down ever so slightly, like so. And then not only that, we’re going to go ahead and change the angle.
Cool Text Effects
You can go really crazy with this and create some really cool text effects, some cool anti design for you. The next one is all about morphing. I’m going to create a circle, just going to make it with a stroke. Going to take my knife, which is found underneath this section here. And we’re just going to go ahead and make a cut in the middle.
You can make as many as you want. This separates the shapes into two. We write a cheesy quote, block caps. And we’re going to go ahead and send this to the back. So we’re going to go to Arrange, send to back. Needs to be at the back because this needs to be in the front.
First Word And The First Shape
We’re going to select the first word and the first shape. And we’re going to go to Object, Envelope Distort and Make With Top Object. And you’ll see that it just morphs itself, getting rid of that shape. You can also select them and press Option Command or Control C. And it’ll do the same thing. Really easy way of creating what looks like custom type.
Designed The Logo
The next one is a tool that you can use. Anyone can use. You’ve designed the logo. You don’t know if anyone else has designed it before. So you just want to check Google. Well, you can do an image reverse search. Go ahead to Google Images. Click this camera thing. We’re going to upload an image. We’re going to upload this screenshot and it will upload it.
Search The Whole Internet
you’ll see if your logo appears on here. By the looks of it, looks like mine is okay. The next one is another website which is called type-scale.com. A great way of having proper scaling for your typography. You can even get the CSS for it as well if you need to. Really easy, change the text. It’s all Google font based. And you can change this all the way here.
Major second, Augmented fourth, Golden ratio. There you go. The next one in Photoshop. You want me to mask out a person and get the hair to be perfectly masked without having to use the pencil, I’ve got you. Grab your image and put it in. Go ahead to this little button and press Select Subject. And then we’re going to go ahead and press select a Mask.
Edge Brush Tool
It’s done a pretty good job already, but as you can see here. It kind of looks a bit strange. So we’re going to press a few more buttons. We’re going to go to the Refined Edge Brush Tool, which is R. Then press Refine Hair, and it will do a bit of auto refining for you. And with this brush tool, what we can do is actually refine the hair so it’s perfectly there.
We can change the colour of the background and see what’s coming through what’s not. The only problem is the colour in the background of the hair is kind of like contaminated with the colour of the background. So we can change that by pressing decontaminate colours, and it will decontaminate it. And you have a slider, press okay.
We have got a new layer with the perfectly masked out person. Obviously, you can spend a bit more time and it will work better. This next one is a really cool one, one of my favorites, and it is the match colour. You’ve got an image of a dude that I found on Unsplash.
We’ve also got an image on top of that of Tokyo at night with a really interesting sunset. Everything’s purple. What if I wanted to bring it this dude into this picture really quick? What I’m going to do is I’m going to select this dude just like what we did last time. Select Subject, select a mask.
Output To A New Layer
We’re going to go output to a new layer. And we have got him right there. Pretty well selected. I like that. Then we’re going to just drag him to the top here, and we’re going to scale them down to a more appropriate size. Now the only problem is the colour isn’t matched with him.
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He’s in a completely different scene with this image here. So what we need to do is match him really quickly. We do that by having him selected. We’re going to go to Image. We’re going to go to Adjustments and then Match Colour.
Select the background image that you just had, which is this one. And you’ll see instantly the colour will change. You’ve got these settings here to change the intensity of the colours, the fade. So we’re going to bring them up slightly like so. Change the luminance, make it more luminescent. Press okay. And the colour has changed. Now all you need to do is really just create a shadow.
The Sun Is Behind Him
I’m going to duplicate him. Turn him around a little bit. We’re going to just squish him a little bit. Bring his feet here. I’m going to change his colour to black and rasterize that layer going to go up to Filter. We’re going to apply a gaussian blur to him. Take that opacity way down. So we’ve got a bit of a shadow going on. And there you have it. You have a really quick way of changing the colour of the dude or the person that’s in the image without having to mess around too much.
Great For Photo Manipulation
This next one is for anyone who wants to make and sell mockups or just have one for your portfolio or clients. We’ve got this lovely picture of a paper, but we want our work to be in it and we also want to be able to reuse this all the time. Well, I’ve got you covered. All you need to do is go and make a rectangle.
Just like any old rectangle. I’m going to change the colour here. I’m going to go ahead and right click and convert it to a smart object. Really important. Then I’m going to change it to about 90%, something like that, just so I can see the paper in the background.
Now we’re going to free transform this. So press Control or Command T and hold Command down. And what that will do is allow you to warp it around and just move it and change the perspective. I’m just going to roughly get it into all these corners here as best as possible get it into the corners and you’ll see that there’s some white left. That’s where the paper is sort of like not perfectly square.
Need To Do Is Warp It
It’s like warped. So what we need to do is warp it. Press this button up at the top and this will bring these little handles where we can just warp ever so slightly these corners. Wherever we need them, we can warp them. Press OK or Enter. We’re going to change this opacity back up.
Now when you double click on this rectangle, you can change the colour of it, obviously, so change it to white. We can also take something like this in, press Command Save and when you go back, because it’s a smart object, it will be automatically there in the exact proportion that it needs to be in the exact way it should look.
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You can even submit your own work on there, logo inspiration. Here we go. Loads of logos to look at. Really cool neat little website. Another must know website, and I know it’s a lot of websites is this one, it’s gridcalculator.dk This is a genius website. If you’ve ever struggled with coming up with grids in Illustrator. Then this will help you. Simply type in your grid. Whatever you want, go to width, make sure it’s in green, and then you can download it for Illustrator, Photoshop, or just as a PNG image, let’s download it as an Illustrator file. Simple as that.
It Has Created The Guide For Us
That is insane. No more worrying about your gridding. But before going to the last one, make sure you subscribe. If you enjoyed this video content, we bring new videos every week, twice a week. The last one is the brand guidelines template. You’re a logo designer or you design brand identities for people, maybe a freelance. You know, that the worst part of the project, is creating the guidelines at the end.
It’s so boring. Don’t you just wish there was a way that you could just literally just drag and drop what you wanted in and not have to worry too much, maybe change some text? We’ve got you covered. We created this website called Assets 4D.
It’s premium design assets for a really good price. What we’ve got here is a figma file. But this is going to work in other systems as well, like Illustrator. All you need to do is literally put in your logo and it will update everywhere. It’s all made for you as a template to give to your client at the end.
You don’t have to worry about the composition and the layout or what if you’ve missed something within the brand guidelines. And also, it looks really professional to have branding guidelines for your clients. It makes the client feel like not only they’ve got this amazing service, but you’ve given them a product at the end. You can see here we’ve got part of the imagery.
That’s the photography, the logo, the do’s and don’ts of the logo. You can add your own in. This is the logo. Obviously, we just use the Assets 4D, really simple logo here, but you can add yours in, colors. And this isn’t everything we’re actually currently working on more.
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