Many times you are stuck with a washed-out photo from a digital camera or scanned photo. Most people who try, find that quick adjustments in Photoshop’s Levels or Curves dialogs will certainly boost the colors up, but they also destroy all the details in the photo.Read more “Quick Fix For Dull, Washed-Out Color Images”
When you’re trying to crop an image close to the edge of the document in Adobe Photoshop, you may notice that the crop tool always wants to “snap” to the edge of the document, or close to a layer object edge. This is a result of Photoshop’s Snap To feature, which normally is quite handy!Read more “Avoid Crop-Snapping in Photoshop”
Layer Groups (a collection of Layers inside a folder in the Layers Panel) in Photoshop are a great way to organize your Layers — but many times you will need to merge a Layer Group to work on its component Layers as a merged, single Layer as if it were a flattened document. It’s easily done with a keyboard shortcut.Read more “Merge a PS Layer Group to a New Layer”
Love the color you see in a video playing in a browser window and want to use it in your current Photoshop document? It’s easy to grab that color without leaving Photoshop or using any third-part tools.Read more “Grab color from anywhere without leaving Photoshop”
Using Photoshop Smart Objects is a great way to work non-destructively. You can embed a Smart Object directly in a Photoshop file or link to a separate file and update it and reuse it in multiple projects.Read more “Photoshop Smart Objects: linked vs. embedded”
I’ve used a lot of methods over the years for clipping out (Masking) people with wild, frilly hair and difficult subjects from a background in a photo. I’ve seen countless videos purporting to make your life easy by showing you a new method. NONE have been as easy as this one!Read more “The FASTEST way to cut out hair in Photoshop”
I’ve shared a lot of tips and how-tos for Photoshop over the years, and I’ve trained several production artists and designers on how to use and improve their skills in Photoshop. But one of those things that really hard to explain is color and how to use the features in Photoshop that are related to color. Features like “Blend If.”Read more “The one Photoshop video you MUST watch”
Adding text to a textured graphic image using a Displacement Map can result in a much more realistic image.
Check out this quick tutorial to learn how.
Read more “Adobe CC 2018 and macOS High Sierra”
Adobe released the latest major updates to their CreativeCloud apps this past week, and I’m happy to report that they’re running smooth as silk on macOS High Sierra—both the standard release version as well as the beta version.
In Photoshop, content-aware features make automatic edits such as seamlessly blending the edges of retouched image areas. Using technology that recognizes different types of image content, content-aware features help you retouch images faster, and open up new possibilities for changing the composition of an image.