There are lots of ways to convert a color image to black & white in Adobe Photoshop, but here’s a simple little Action you can apply to your color image to give you a rich, detailed conversion result. As you can see in the image above, the standard grayscale conversion results in a rather flat looking image. But using the Black and White Action, the photo is enhanced with deeper tones and more contrast, offering a more dramatic end result.
You can download the Black and White Photoshop Action here.
Layrs Control is a nifty little extension offers you quick ways to perform tedious tasks on layers in Adobe Photoshop. Pay with a Tweetware.
Grab a copy of this collection of six natural looking seamless wood patterns for use in your Photoshop designs. They make creating natural looking backgrounds easy!
I’ve shared plenty of Actions here in the past, but this is a nice collection of 50 free Photoshop Actions to enhance your design images.
Vandelay Design has made available a fantastic Photoshop action to easily create stunning 3D from your Photoshop text and objects. As you can see in the image above, the results are pretty darn good for what started as some plain green text.
You can grab the free Magic 3D Photoshop Action here.
The official statement from Adobe is that Mavericks and Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Creative Cloud play nice together. In fact, they claim compatibility back to CS3.
I had to re-enter username & password for the Creative Cloud app after upgrading to Mavericks, InDesign runs horribly, and Adobe Illustrator opens on an old MacBook Air, but not on a brand new iMac with the exact same apps & fonts installed. Previously, Creative Cloud was running perfectly fine.
I’ve also come across dozens of other apps that are now broken, such as two different screen capture apps.
I would say if you haven’t installed Mavericks on your main rig, don’t do it yet.
If you want to spare every key click you possibly can, you can quickly access the Open Dialog Box in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator with nothing but your mouse – and you don’t even have to make a trip to the File menu!
With no documents open, simply double-click an empty space in the Application Frame (the space normally taken up by a document window. The catch of course, is that you have to have the Application Frame active and no document open.
This is a tip I posted back in 2012, but it’s a great shortcut so I thought I might repost it.
Adobe has updated, for the second time in a very short period, Photoshop Creative Cloud. It’s actually kind of nice to see the update notification pop-up more often with CC apps.
It’s easy to find flat flag artwork online. But it’s not so easy to find images of rippling flags, especially shot against the background you want. Fortunately, you can use Photoshop to create a multi-purpose rippling flag, and then replace the design with the flag of your choice. Pretty cool, right? So let’s see how it’s done.
Check out this simple Photoshop tutorial by Steve Caplin at CreativePro that’ll help you turn your flat artwork into a rippling flag.
A set of Photoshop actions for exporting graphics that are iOS or Retina-display -ready.
There are two actions in the package: one for slicing selected layer/group only, the second for slicing selected layer/group + it’s scaled by 200%.
You can grab the free Retinize It Photoshop Action here.