In this week's movie, Deke shows you two ways to create custom flares, blasts, and explosions using nothing more than a star-shaped path and a few effects.
This week, I explore one of the oldest and best features in Adobe Illustrator, blends. Which are precisely what you need to create the brilliant effect of shooting stars.
I start with ten small adjustments to Photoshop CS5, most of which were created in direct response to customer requests and feedback. They
Changing the Opacity is like mixing a cocktail with, say, 25% active layer and 75% all layers below. Assigning a blend mode is like shining a light or casting a shadow: The active layer infuses those behind it with life.
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