Pathfinder vs Shape Builder

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between the Pathfinder panel and the Shape Builder tool in Illustrator? Both of them are great to turn shapes into artwork but there are slight differences between them. In this video I will show you how to make the most of both of these amazing tools.



5 Best Free Apps for Designers

Smart phones and tablets became integral part of our everyday life. We spend a lot of time daily updating our status on social media apps, taking pictures of things around us (most of the time unimportant things like food) and playing games. Surely we could use these smart devices for something smarter and productive. Let me suggest 5 free apps that can really boost your productivity and inspire you as a designer.



How much can I earn as a Designer?

It is quite difficult to predict how much can you earn working as a designer, because there are a lot of factors that affects your salary. Another important factor for you salary is your experience. This is also complex but what mainly matters is how many projects have you worked on, how many clients have…


what do i need to become a designer

What do I need to become a Designer?

What do I need to become a Designer? That is a question everyone asks who is interested to work in the creative industry. Most of the time you will find the answer to your question is that you need to be creative and passionate. But how can one measure these qualities? And how can you tell whether you are good enough?



Design your Career – A guide on how to get into the creative industry

From this seminar series you can learn what you need to become a professional designer. The 3 recorded videos are Designer’s Fiesta 2012 – London, where I had the chance to share everything I know about the industry and the best ways to get into it. Join me and learn how to choose your dream job, how to create your portfolio, where to look for jobs, how to be efficient using Photoshop on a daily basis as your main tool and so much more. At the end of this article you can also find a list of the websites I mentioned on my seminar to help you get started looking for your dream job.



Prepare for Photoshop ACE exam

Have you been looking for a complete guide that can help you to prepare for the Adobe Photoshop ACE exam? I created a collection of useful links of articles, tutorials and quizzes. All you need is time and dedication to become Certified by Adobe and show that you are a professional Photoshop user.



Test your Photoshop Knowledge

I know how much you guys like to test your knowledge of Photoshop. In this 10-part series I will test your skills with some tough questions that you might find on the Adobe Certification Exam. Please take a moment to complete this 10-part quiz and see if you’ve got what it takes to pass our test! Good luck!



Lightroom 4 series on

I’m happy to share all that I know about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 with you through hundreds of video tutorials on I was asked to make a comprehensive series about Lightroom 4 and I decided to teach all the features by going through first the basics and then talk about more advanced stuff in 3 popular topics: Portrait, Landscape and Wedding photography. Good news is that the first course is completely free to watch and all the others are very cheap to download. You should also consider to subscribe to as they have plenty of amazing courses available. I hope you will find my Lightroom series useful and interesting. Enjoy!

  • "Martin Perhiniak not only knows his stuff, he knows how to make YOU know his stuff. I didn't have a clue about Photoshop when I started Martin's course. I'm not a "design person", and Photoshop has always been just out of reach. Thanks to Martin, I learned enough to make Photoshop do useful things. He didn't waste my time with interface tours or background blabbery. Martin taught a practical, hands-on course, and I look forward to his next one."
    Bob McLain
  • "I've been using Photoshop for years and have never understood the full potential of masking techniques. Thank you for sharing your expertise in such easy to understand steps. I have been doing things the hard way for a very long time, so these newly discovered techniques will save me a whole lot of time! I am forever grateful!"
    Jessica Barst
  • "Martin does a really nice job laying out the foundations and his resources are incredibly helpful. I highly recommend his courses to anyone interested about design."
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  • "Thanks for such nice and very helpful tutorials! I love your accent as well, though my english is not very good, but I can understand you clearly and follow the videos easily."
  • "I've just started working with Photoshop and been trying to do it on my own, which I think was quite a challenge. Your tutorial comes as a a blessing and I believe i will learn more quickly and the end result will be more professional. Thanks so much."