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The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It) Despite the fanfare over the introduction of content aware tools in Photoshop CS5, its predecessor, CS4 introduced the first real content aware tool in the form of scaling.

The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

Content Aware tools have become a powerful and important part of modern photoshop work and can dramatically increase the speed at which certain tasks can be accomplished. It’s impossible to explain exactly how these tools work but put simply, as their name suggests, the tool analyses the areas around the point that you wish to work on, an by the use of complex algorithms, predicts how that part of the image should look when manipulated. In this tutorial we are going to have a practical look at three of Photoshops content aware tools, scaling, fill and move.

Lets start with scaling – This is a very interesting yet often underused tool. It allows you to simply resize only certain elements within an image. How to Use Drop Shadows in Photoshop. Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way.

How to Use Drop Shadows in Photoshop

With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. To achieve these effects, however, you need to understand what each setting does and how they can be combined to achieve a certain look. In this series by John Shaver from Design Panoply, we will explain every aspect of Photoshop's layer styles feature and show you how to unlock their potential. A Guide to Guides (Part 1) Pixelmator is an easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editing app for the Mac.

A Guide to Guides (Part 1)

In this tutorial,... Pixelmator is an easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editing app for the Mac. How to Apply the Satin Setting to Layer Style Effects. Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way.

How to Apply the Satin Setting to Layer Style Effects

With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. The Spot Removal Tool in Camera Raw in Photoshop CC « Julieanne Kost's Blog. I mention a number of shortcuts that are new to the Spot Removal Tool (B) in this video (Adobe Photoshop: Favorite Features for Photographers), but thought that it might be handy to also include them in list form: • Tap the “V” key to toggle the visibility of the spot overlays. • Shift -drag constrains the brush spot to a horizontal or vertical stroke. • Shift -click connects the selected spot with the new spot via a straight brush stroke. • Command -drag (Mac) | Control -drag (Win) will create a circle spot and allow you to drag to define the source. • Tap the Forward Slash key (/) to select new source for existing circle or brush spot.

The Spot Removal Tool in Camera Raw in Photoshop CC « Julieanne Kost's Blog

#CreativeFriday – Adding a Mask to a Locked Background Layer. #CreativeFriday – Content Aware Scale. How-To: Shoot Epic Landscape Photos Of the Night Sky. Growing up in New Jersey, photographer Ben Canales didn't have a lot of stars to look at.

How-To: Shoot Epic Landscape Photos Of the Night Sky

Now, however, he spends many nights out in the cold with his camera pointed towards the horizon, capturing the heavens and the land below them. He shared with us some crucial tips for getting amazing shots of the night sky. Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Extracting Hair. Home > Articles > Adobe Photoshop > Technique 📄 Contents If you've ever worked on compositing multiple graphical elements into one glorious image, you know how maddening it can be trying to make hair look as natural with a new background as it did in its original location. Black and White with a Splash of Colour. Email One of the techniques people most often ask me to teach them is making a photograph like the one on the right that is black and white with one other colour.

Black and White with a Splash of Colour

A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Masking in Photoshop. Several years ago a friend of mine asked me to teach him how masks work in Photoshop.

A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Masking in Photoshop

This is my incredibly late response. We’ll go over the basics of what masks are, what they’re used for and how wielding them properly will take your Photoshop skills to an entirely new level. What Is a Mask? Layers are probably the single most important addition to Photoshop since the original version, but layer masks are a close second. I would posit that until you thoroughly understand how and why to use masks, you simply don’t understand the power of Photoshop. The term “mask” isn’t immediately understandable to someone outside the realm of graphic design. There are two primary types of masks: clipping masks and layer masks.

Photoshop Tutorials - Where Anyone Can Learn Photoshop. 20 Handy Photoshop Tips For a Faster Workflow. We all use Photoshop on a daily basis, but I bet there’s at least one tip in this post that will give you the old ‘Why didn’t I know of this before’ moment! It’s tips like these that make the most common of tasks quicker and easier than ever to help speed up your Photoshop workflow. Hold Spacebar to move a selection Drag a selection with the Marquee tool, but before releasing the mouse button, press and hold the Spacebar to relocate the selection. Display larger font previews. Photoshop Tutorial - How to Know if Your Image is Properly Isolated on White. How To Use The Pen Tool In Photoshop. Written by Steve Patterson.

How To Use The Pen Tool In Photoshop

When it comes to making selections in Photoshop, there’s really two types of people – those who know how to use the Pen Tool, and those who struggle. Most people put off learning how to use the Pen Tool for as long as possible, while others never get around to learning it, believing it’s just too confusing, too complicated, and just plain unnatural. Ultimately, their work in Photoshop suffers for it, since they’re stuck relying on the Lasso Tool for just about everything they can’t select with the Rectangular or Elliptical Marquee Tools.