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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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Tutorial to create an Animated GIF in Photoshop CS5 CS6 & CC Let’s say you have a folder full of images that you want to sequence together as frames in an animated GIF. You can find special programs online to do this, but with some of the new features of Adobe Photoshop, it’s quite fast and simple. Gather the images you want to animate into one folder.Click File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack. 10 Creative Photo Manipulation Adobe Photoshop Tutorials The best of creative Adobe Photoshop Tutorials, mostly about photo manipulations, mixed media and retro poster style. Check out new tricks, techniques that you can learn and apply it to your own designs. These tutorials are the best from great sites such us,,, and Hope you like it!!! Advanced compositing techniques

Should You Convert Your Photos to DNG? Our ninja team is poised and ready to send you the secret access to the Freebie Library, where you can frolic and download tons of mega helpful photography resources. You'll also become a member of our free Explorers Club newsletter, with even more amazing perks. So just pop your email in the field below, and then check your inbox. Better photos are just one quick step away, my friend! Your Privacy is protected. 8 Simple Free Photoshop Alternatives that are under 2 MB There are hundreds of free image editors out there for your computer, many of which are known as “bloatware” since they are bloated with unecessary features. Sometimes you just want a light, simple program that doesn’t take forever to load and will let you do a few simple tasks. Well, here is a list of 8 simple free Photoshop alternatives under 2MB that will save you time and headache. Fotografix (616KB) Fotografix is an image editor that can be used to enhance, adjust and add filters to images as well as retouching photos. Fotografix does allow you to use layers so that you can even create basic graphic designs and transparent backgrounds.

Move It Chrome Extension: Let’s Get Moving There are so many benefits to physical movement. I have long thought it strange that depending on some students school schedules they have PE every other day and the last period of the day. If we want to promote healthy lifestyles then movement and physical activity needs to be embedded into the school day and into all classes. A Google Certified Teacher from Australia, Jarrod Robinson, created a Chrome extension that encourages physical activity. The default time is 15 minutes but you can change the time interval. Design a Grungy Minimalistic Poster in Photoshop In this tutorial we will be making use of simple but very powerful Photoshop tools to create a grungy minimalistic poster, which is so good you might even consider contacting a poster printing company to get a bunch printed! We will be combining triangle shapes, textures and lots of blending modes to create what you see below. Let’s not waste any more time and get started! Tutorial Outcome

6 Places to Learn Photoshop for Free (or Almost Free!) Adobe Photoshop is one of the most widely used software packages in the world. It’s hard to imagine the world without Photoshop, and its remarkable image editing tools have been used in everything from Hollywood blockbusters to Internet memes. As powerful as Photoshop is, it can be a little intimidating. Adobe has done a great job of making the software more accessible to newcomers, but it’s still a complex program.

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?

Photoshop Tool Basics This is a quick summary of Photoshop’s Tools palette with a description of each tool’s functions and shortcuts. Great for those brand new to Photoshop. I decided to start at the beginning. The very beginning. For those people who just “picked up” a copy of Photoshop and have no idea what to do with it. How to back up your devices using iCloud or iTunes If you back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’ll have a copy of your information to use if your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged. Backups let you transfer data from your last device to your new one. Choose a backup method

How To Create Typography Illustrations the Easy Way Hand lettering typography illustrations are really cool, but it takes a lot of skill to craft authentic artworks by hand with pen and paper. Typically this style of art is created by elite illustrators, but I’ve found an entirely digital technique that allows us mere mortals to create cool looking artwork too! Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to learn how to manipulate text within a silhouette shape and add texturing to produce a realistic hand drawn style typography illustration. After releasing last week’s free meat cut illustrations I received a few enquiries from people asking how they were made, so today’s tutorial is based on the same technique.

Beginners Adobe Photoshop By: Adeniyi Agidee Adobe Photoshop CS5 tutorials is very help for beginners and people who are using it for the time and teaches people how to mainly use and ways and tools that i can use to make anything look presentable and professional. By: Ali AlZahrani 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. Adobe Photoshop CS5 Basics Guide – Interface and Tools Review With all the advanced Photoshop tutorials we’ve been making here on groovyPost, we figured it probably made sense to take a step back and review some of the basics for those of you who might not “yet” be experts… So over the next few weeks were going to be working on a series of groovyPost’s covering all the basics for Adobe Photoshop CS5. The goal of the series is to break things down to the most basic level so even those who have never used Photoshop before can get comfortable with this great app. To kick things off, our Photoshop expert DW96 has created a groovy Video / Screencast which walks through the high level basics of the Photoshop CS5 Interface and each of the basic tools / functions you should become familiar with on the Photoshop toolbar. The video and the write-up below will not dig very deep into any of the tools as we’ll cover each in detail in later groovyPost’s. So with that being said, let’s jump right in! Step 1 – Setup your own Workspace