Welcome to EarlK Design!

The EarlK Design blog consists mainly of entries that show how to do things using Adobe Photoshop that I hope you will find helpful and give your creative mind more tools to work with.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, and sometimes Adobe Illustrator CS5, Lightroom 5, and Corel Painter X. However, I believe that much of what I show can be done using Photoshop Elements.

Other Days with Earl

Other Days with Earl (ODWEarl)

Thursdays with Earl! Since the original series of episodes of Thursdays with Earl was written for Jessica Sprague's scrapbooking web site I decided that they will be the only episodes of mine that have that name. I had thought to continue the series here in my blog, but, that name really belongs where it was created. So long live Thursdays with Earl with Jessica. There will not be a continuation of the series here. The new series of episodes, Other Days with Earl, will continue on my blog. Since I didn't want to use Thursdays I decided that Other Days fits the bill for the name of the new series. I hope you are enjoying them.

If you click on the Episode Number, you will be taken to that entry in my blog. For your convenience, I have listed the episodes in reverse chronological order....the most recent is at the top of the list and the first one is at the bottom.

Episode 20
A Graphic Design
November 12, 2013

Episode 19
The Magic Wand Tool
September 6. 2012

Episode 18
Clipping Masks and/or Custom Borders Easily Made
March 3, 2012

Episode 17
Text in a Shape
Basic (plus a few ideas as we go along)
January 28, 2011

Text on a Path
January 23, 2011

Rounded Corners Template
Using what you know
To make a template
December 11, 2010

Rounded Corners
And other related items
(such as thin line overlay)
December 1, 2010

Using Your Smarts
To make a grungy photo mask
that is easily changeable and
with replaceable photos
November 22, 2010

Getting Around the Round Corners
and another sort of related item
November 11, 2010

Magic of the Stroke Layer Style
October 26, 2010

Pen and Ink Sketch
October 18, 2010

Plaids – Part 3, Plaids in General
September 23, 2010

Plaids – Part 2, Basic Plaid Plus
September 15, 2010

Plaids – Part 1, Gingham
September 7, 2010

Gradient Tool – Gradient Editor
Noise Gradient
Getting to Know Your Gradient Tool, Part 3
August 24, 2010

Gradient Tool – Gradient Editor
Getting to Know Your Gradient Tool, Part 2
August 18, 2010

Bold Dots
August 12, 2010

Argyle designing, Part 2
(Without using the Pen Tool)
August 9, 2010

Argyle designing, Part 2
August 6, 2010

Creating an Argyle Pattern in Photoshop CS4, Part 1
July 31, 2010

Crinkly Edge
July 26, 2010