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20 Stunning Video Tutorials Of Adobe Photoshop CS5. How To Give Your Photos a Dark Processed Lomo Effect. Follow this step by step post processing guide to give your photos a dark lomo style effect with high contrast, blue tones and vignette burns.

How To Give Your Photos a Dark Processed Lomo Effect

The effect is based on the popular lomographic technique and is similar to the processing effect used in many fashion shots and advertisement designs. Overall this effect does a great job of adding impact to a plain photography with cool colour casts and unusual saturation. View full size photo effect Begin by opening your photograph of choice into Adobe Photoshop. This particular shot is courtesy of ThinkStock and features a guy on a motorcycle with a blue skies and grassy fields. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels and tweak the tones of the image. At the bottom of the Layers palette, click the Adjustment Layer icon and select Curves. Change the drop down menu to Green and tweak the graph for the green channel to further alter the tones of the image. Go to Edit > Select All, then Edit > Copy Merged. Download the source file. Making Complex Selections in Photoshop. Making precise selections in Photoshop is an essential skill that every designer needs.

Making Complex Selections in Photoshop

As a print designer, you will find yourself using selections to remove objects from their background to place within ads. As a web designer, you might extract an image and place it on a website with no background. If you are a photographer, you might make a selection to remove blemishes or other unwanted features from an image. You can’t get around it; everyone uses selections, and if you make excellent selections, you’ll end up with excellent work. So, what do you do when you have something that is extremely difficult to select with normal selection tools? Even with the masking and channels, you can’t make a precise selection consistently. You can try the quick selection tool, which does a great job of making a selection of the bulk of the image, but making a more refined selection is difficult with this method.

In comes Refine Mask to the rescue. We can fix this by using the Smart Radius Slider. 50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment. Are you a designer on a deadline?

50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment

If you are, then I’m sure you can recall the last time you thought to yourself, “if I had a little more time, I could…” what? Polish that button? Find a better hero image? Reevaluate that color palette? Take some time to do a little more QA? The truth is, however, that we designers will always be looking for more time to polish the one pixel that got away. Of course, since our go-to design tool in the office is Photoshop, we thought we’d share with you 50 simple Photoshop tricks and shortcuts we love using that can help trim excess spent time in your workflows. Important Note: The following require Photoshop CS5 and a Mac OS X. Editor’s note: And in case you haven’t see it, check out our latest design happy hour episode! The Usual Keyboard Shortcut Suspects Memorize these shortcuts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Keyboard shortcuts for flipping foreground and background (X): Use this to switch between your current foreground and background colors located in your toolbar.

Playing with Displace Filter in Photoshop. I have been playing a lot with the Displace filter in Photoshop and I still get impressed with how powerful it is.

Playing with Displace Filter in Photoshop

Even though I have written some tutorials using it, I decided to try to recreate a different effect that I saw in one of the images submitted for the Daily Inspiration. It was a brick wall deformed like it was made of cloth. So in this tutorial, or a quick-tips I will show you how to create a curtain made of bricks or how to deform a brick wall as it was a curtain. To do that we wil use a few stock photos, layer adjustments and the Displace filter in Photoshop CS5.

The technique is pretty simple and the tutorial won't take you more than 30 minutes to go through it. Step 1. 8 Photoshop Tricks I Wish I Knew when I was a Student. Photoshop is one of the (if not THE) most well known software used in the design industry when it comes to manipulating images and pixels.

8 Photoshop Tricks I Wish I Knew when I was a Student

As a web designer I had some Photoshop lessons at school but that was 2 years ago. Today the software has evolved, more options are available, and I also learn a few tricks while practicing. Comictutorial.jpg (JPEG Image, 1200 × 7600 pixels) - Scaled (10%) Superb skin airbrush technique. Step 1.

Superb skin airbrush technique

100 Best Photoshop Tutorials of All Time that Yield Professional Results. Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/creative/public_html/wp-content/plugins/seo-image/seo-friendly-images.class.php on line 851 Photoshop tutorials are one of the most popular subjects on the web, as the digital art community continues to grow and new designers bring their unique skills.

100 Best Photoshop Tutorials of All Time that Yield Professional Results

However, quality Photoshop tutorials that teach you a useful effect, have a quality finished result and are well explained are harder to find, and with the large number of tutorial sites available, it can be hard to sort the quality from the mundane. Night School News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker.