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PHOTOSHOP® CS DOWN & Dirty TRICKS by Scott Kelby

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The Star Trek Look

The TV show Star Trek introduced us to a futuristic graphic design look (used in computer panels, onboard signage, etc.) that was so forward thinking that it still looks great today. Here's how to get a similar effect, which will definitely bring a smile when used as a template for slide presentations, signage, and video clip headers, because everybody immediately recognizes its distinctive style.

Quick Tip: Why choose Monochromatic Noise?

Every time we use the Noise filter (Filter>Noise>Add Noise), we also check the Monochromatic box at the bottom of the Add Noise dialog. The reason is that if Monochromatic is not turned on, you get noise that is composed of little red, green, and blue dots, and that can get in the way of ...

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