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Learn the Basics of Photoshop in Under 25 Minutes

Learn the Basics of Photoshop in Under 25 Minutes
I'm a long time Photoshop user, but these days Adobe Lightroom handles 90% of my needs and I only go into Photoshop when I need to do things like composites, layer blending, warping, etc. I would recommend the much less expensive Lightroom for most people who just want to organize, adjust, print, and share photos... but even Lightroom is probably overkill unless you are a photography enthusiast. Lightroom can develop RAW files, convert to black & white (or alternative color processing), all your exposure adjustments, targeted adjustments, cloning out small objects like spots or trash, fixing red-eye, noise reduction, sharpening, image tagging and organization, and it has a handy uploader for quickly sharing your files via Facebook, Smugmug, Flickr, etc. These days if I am going into Photoshop it is usually to do something that goes beyond photography and into the realm of digital art. Flagged

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Making of Ash and Sam in Photoshop It’s time to start bringing out the highlight shapes, adding ghoul faces, refining character body parts, etc. With all the strong red brown under- painting as a base, I start adding the compliment color to red, which is green, to bring the light out. Step 9: Add highlights and refine details Best Photoshop Tutorials Photoshop is what makes the virtual world seem alive. Its nothing less than a blessing for designers. The Internet is full of Photoshop Tutorials and you will find a tutorial on each and every tool. With that being said, we understand that these tutorials require time and effort to find so we’ve saved you both. How? Well, basically, we compiled a collection of easy to understand Photoshop tutorials that will aid you with just about every aspect of Photoshop and teach you the essentials of the software.

8 Ways to Get the Selection You Want in Photoshop Why All the Options? Photoshop is a mammoth of an application that’s seemingly ripe with redundancy. For any given action, there’s always a handful of different ways to go about it! This is especially true of creating selections, which is an action that Photoshop excels at and has tons of features to support. So why bother learning them all when you can just get really good at using one? Is it really necessary to know eight or more different ways to create a silly little selection?

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Photoshop Tutorials — Animation By this translated course, we will teach you how to make animation by using cs5, providing the source file download of PSD. Video Timeline in Photoshop is an animation tool-set more advanced than Frames Animation on older versions of Photoshop. An example is using layers that have attributes attached to them, for more ease and better animations. French Kiss Collections, photography and design resources and tutorials As I mentioned in the post earlier this week, Using Vintage French Brushes and Overlays, use layer masks to break up french script brushes and overlays to best suit your image. Think of the text as a visual enhancement that evokes a vintage feel rather than as an actual message. In the image above, I’ve used this overlay and Photoshop brush.

7 Steps to Taking Clone Photographs As a lot of the interviewees we’ve had on PetaPixel have shared, a great way to improve in your photography skills is to experiment. Even though many of the experiments I share on PetaPixel have nothing to do with directly improving your photography skills, they’ve definitely helped me gain a deeper understanding of various aspects of photography, post-processing, and manipulation, and I hope they can do the same for you. Today, I’ll show you how to take photographs of multiple yous. Let’s get started! 20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru Many people can use Photoshop, but only a select few can call themselves gurus. Learn all the methods in the 20 tutorials below and you’ll be well on your way to joining this elite. Rather than focus on tuts for beginners, intermediates or advanced users, we’ve simply chosen ones which produce jaw-dropping effects. All of them are easy to follow, although most do require at least some prior knowledge and experience. 1.

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60 Advanced Adobe Photoshop Tutorials These are advanced techniques that require more than just technical knowledge of Photoshop, they require talent, Photoshop training, knowledge of design, layout, balance, color theory, etc. I hope you find these techniques inspiring and helpful. UPDATE: If you like these tutorials, you might love this:60+ (more) Advanced Photoshop & GIMP Tutorials UPDATE: (8/28/13) I just updated any broken links and replaced unreachable tutorials with new ones. I also just realized today is the 6 year anniversary of creating this post! Text-effects: