This is a list of my top 7 (or so) favorite and most used Photoshop keyboard shortcuts. Some might be obvious to you, some you might already know, and some might be new to you. Feel free to add your own below . There’s nothing more damaging to your productivity than having to wrestle with the program you are using to get it to do what you want. Searching for tools or buttons is a task that can easily be bypassed with some quick memorization of shortcuts. Undo, Multiple Times
It is proven that by using software shortcuts can boost up productivity. Here are 30 secret Photoshop shortcuts that I've learned from years of experience. Well, what I mean by "secret" is that these shortcuts are not documented in the menus. Keep reading and you will find how these shortcuts can speed up your productivity. I bet you don't know all of them.
Whether it's automating tedious tasks, customizing commands, or adding new features, scripting makes almost anything possible in Adobe Photoshop. The ability to script Photoshop debuted back in version seven as an optional plugin that could be downloaded from Adobe's website . As of version eight ( CS ), the scripting plugin is installed by default. Now, in version ten ( CS3 ), scripting the backend of Photoshop is more accessible and powerful than it's ever been. Yet despite how long scripting has been part of Photoshop, it's surprising how few people take advantage of it — and even more surprising, is the number of people who aren't even aware that Photoshop can be scripted. The Scripting Advantage
With this tutorial, I wanted to show the workflow that I use to develop a clean looking architectural site plan. This tutorial, like many of my tutorials, doesn't use a rendering engine, only Sketchup image exports and Photoshop. Although I don't use a rendering engine, a rendered roof plan of a building could easily replace the Sketchup images used in this explanation. 1) Start with an aerial image of the site at as high of a resolution as you can get it.
When I don’t have time to fully render sections in Kerkythea due to time constraints, I fall back on this method to get me out of jams. In fact, I used this method to create sections for my final thesis project and finished all three of them in an afternoon. This method provides not only interior spatial information by the section cut itself, but also the architects intent in lighting the interior spaces.
This tutorial looks at some grunge and sketch overlays to add a little artistic styling to an architecture image and break away from the “fresh from the rendering engine” look that too many architecture presentations have. Sometimes, illustrations need a little extra texture, and other times models just don't have a ton of detail in the early stages of design. This will quickly add some interest to those illustrations. To begin, open an image in Photoshop. Below, is the image I will be using.
The trend that has become commonly known as ‘the letterpress effect’ has managed to make its way into a range of website designs. The effect itself is often added to text headers and buttons, giving an inset or debossed appearance. Take a look at this roundup of great examples of this trend, and follow on to a mini tutorial outlining how to create this effect in your own designs. Deaxon.com SarahLongnecker.com
Originally Posted by decipher ... they tend to look too clinical. Maybe its the work, not the render? I kid, I kid... My experience, and this is mostly with Kerkythia, is that the image straight out of the render, similar to RAW images from a camera, have color and lighting, etc., but need a little more punch added to them in PS.
Post-production might well be the most underappreciated part of creating 3D visualizations. It gives you the power to easily make some changes; put in the sky you like, add some dirt, make the colors more vibrant and even correct some little mistakes in your 3D mesh. Most of the traditional 3D artists tried to do as much as possible wihtin their 3D package since these packages were not focusing on post, but rather on the 3D products themselves. Rendering masks for the different color corrections one would like to do was a painstaking job of fixing the lighting and materializing — making artists choose to do most of the work in 3D (such as adding dirt and textures) and so leaving only color correction for post-work.
Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop Effects tutorial , we’re going to look at an easy way to adjust the depth of field in a photo, keeping only a small portion of the image in focus while taking the rest of it out of focus. This is a great way to bring attention to a specific part of an image (someone’s face, for example), and the effect is similar to how things would look if we had shot the photo with a wide aperture.
2008-Aug-4 update regarding CS3 : Adobe enhanced the lens blur filter in Photoshop CS3 (it now blurs opacity as well as color). So this tutorial only applies to CS2. If you are using Photoshop CS3, please visit the tutorial, " Simulating Depth of Field using Photoshop Lens Blur Filter--2nd Edition " instead. This tutorial is a companion/sequal to my earlier tutorial using the gaussian blur filter: http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=244
Here is a short tutorial on how to add a glow effect to self illuminated objects in photoshop. Open the rendering that you want to edit in photoshop and make a copy of the layer. On the upper layer, select the bright areas that you want to apply the glow on, using the magnetic lasso or the polygonal lasso tool. (Alternatively you could render an alpha channel for that specific part of the object so that you donâ€™t need to select anything afterwards). After having selected all the needed parts, chose a large brush with white color and paint the selected area like in the image below: Now invert the selection by pressing ctr+shit+I (all at once) and paint the new selection black..
below . 1. High Contrast Dreamy Effect http://www.photoshopbox.com/ photo-effects/high-contrast- dreamy-effect.html
There is something about beautiful lights that can mesmerize an audience. Take a fireworks show for example. It’s been around for thousands of years, yet still has the power to put looks of amazement on faces of all ages.