Changing Color of a PNG Image

Most of my products include PNG images, where a design is represented as black on a transparent background. People asked me how they can change the color of this design.Here I will describe a simple way how you can do that in the free tool GIMP.

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Speed up your Design Workflow

Ever thought about what you could do to work faster in photoshop or other design tools? Do you know what negative effects it has if you don’t do it? Being able to work fast and speeding up your workflow is a main factor to success when it comes to creating designs and as well being satisfied by your own work. As faster you can work, as sooner your will get to a good product and you can spent more time on all the little details, that will add even more awesomeness to your masterpiece.

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Checklist: Engineer a Better Sleep

DISCLAIMER: I’m not a medical doctor nor any other form of officially labeled health practitioner. What you try to help yourself is as anything else in your life based on your own choice and you therefore you are fully responsible for any issues which might arise from your own choices. I will not take any responsibility for you not knowing the limits of your own body. Please be aware that this is a blog post and not a medical journal.DISCLAIMER ABOUT THE DISCLAIMER: I’m an engineer and the only thing I’m interested in are things that work. Therefore I have abadoned the scholastic medical system for most of my issues as they rarely found a solution and only suggested threatments for eternity or until my current body dies(so my trust in the medical threatment system is fairly low). The only reason above disclaimer is placed here is because we currently live in a society where we have a small amount of people who like to not take responsibility for their life choices and rather bring people to the court because they were not informed that they have to double check the information they have consumed from a blog post. Anyway, […]

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Tutorial: Create Electricity and Lightning Effect

Ever needed to power up some of your images with 42 million volt and beyond? Learn how to do it in this tutorial.

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Tutorial: Fire Effect on Images

When you want to create a fire effect on a colored image, your have found yourself the right tutorial! Here I will show you how you can apply my smoke and layer styles combination to a colored image. I will use Affinity Photo for this tutorial, but the same process can be done in photoshop.

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Brushes vs. Overlays

When I would have to choose if I must use brushes or overlays, I would reather go for brushes in most cases. On this page you will find some of my reasons why I prefer brushes, and a list of some cases where you are better of using overlays. So lets first check in which cases you want to prefer overlays instead of brushes. When to use Overlays There are some cases where you do not want to use brushes but rather want to go with these nice overlay images. One is when you need something with multiple colors, for example a bokeh overlay effect or a tattoo overlay on skin. Another good reason is when you need a really high resolution. For brushes to work with older Photoshop versions, I keep my brushes under 2500px in size(but above 2000px whenever possible). Also there is a maximum size for brushes in most graphic editors, and the bundles on the market also often do not contain a high enough resolution that would be needed for bigger printings. When you need a texture, for example in a 3D rendering, you also would rather go with Overlays than with brushes. Instead of first […]

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Photoshop Tutorial: Fire Effect Basics

This is one of my first youtube tutorials ever made. I show you how you can use my Smoke and Fire Brushes to create very realistic fire effects in photoshop. The technique shown in the video will use layer styles and will work similarly in other tools.For similar fire tutorials have a look at my other fire effect posts.

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Photoshop: Opening Regular Image in Camera Raw Editor

The camera raw Editor included in PHotoshop is a very powerful tool to create stunning images. I made it to a habit to open each image in the Camera Editor before I start to work on it in photoshop.

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Infrared Effect

Sometimes you encounter one of these really dreamy images, where the treeas are red or white and the sky is nice and blue. This images where in most cases made with infrared photography, where nit only the visible light is captured, but as well light that falls out of the visible spectrum. Luckily, you don’t need to have an infrared camera to do such images, but you can simulate the effect with photo manipulation. In this tutorial I will show you how to do this in photoshop, but the same technique can be used in other tools like Affinity Photo.

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Fire Effect: Add Details

Here are some examples of how you can add details to the fire effect I have shown in the following tutorials: Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes and Layer Styles Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes and Gradient Map

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