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”
The following is a guest post by Max Therry, an architect and photography enthusiast, who runs PhotoGeeky.
Color adjustment is one of the essential, yet potentially bewildering aspects of photo editing. To the inexperienced, it can be totally baffling. With some programs, there are a number of ways to do any single adjustment, while others are limited in what they’ll let you do. Yet from elements of color correction, to using color changes for special effects, learning how color works in digital images is one of the more important editing pieces of know-how you’ll ever learn.Read more “The beginner’s guide to color adjustment on the Mac”
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.
I’ve been a huge fan of Extensis since long before Mac OS X. In particular, their font manager, Suitcase Fusion, has been one of only two tools I consider mission critical beyond the essential Adobe apps I use.
The recently released Suitcase Fusion 8 doesn’t turn font management on its ear like version 5, 6 and 7 did—but it does greatly improve the experience for designers in lots of little ways.Read more “Suitcase Fusion 8: The best font manager, reborn”