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10 Ways Photoshop Actions Can Improve Your Workflow Photoshop actions are an extremely easy way to automate all of the mundane daily tasks that have made their way into your design workflow. Whether you’re in web or print design, odds are there are a few repetitive tasks that you could let Photoshop handle for you. Perhaps the biggest hurdle to automating your workflow is simply coming up with ideas for where Photoshop actions could help you out. Today we’ll help you solve that problem by going over 10 ways Photoshop actions can improve your workflow. Wielding Actions as a Designer Just about everyone that uses Photoshop knows about actions. The thing is, they’re largely underutilized in the design world. I think one of the biggest hurdles is simply coming up with ideas for how to use actions effectively. To help you out, I’ve compiled ten ways that I use custom actions in my workflow. How Do Actions Work? For those new to actions, I’ll give you a quick primer. Remember that Photoshop actions record every little thing you do. 1. 2. 3. 4.

613 | The official site for James Anderson’s benefit year 2012. Filters and Blending Modes | Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6 Community Translation Your transcript request has been submitted. Adobe TV does its best to accommodate transcript requests. It can take a few weeks for the transcript to become available in the Community Translation Project, so keep checking back. Join the Community Translation Project Thanks for your interest in translating this episode! Please Confirm Your Interest Thanks for your interest in adding translations to this episode! An error occurred while processing your request. Another translator has already started to translate this episode. Thanks for Participating! This episode has been assigned to you and you can expect an e-mail shortly containing all the information you need to get started. About This Episode Filters can combine with blending modes; this movie shows you how to use this feature to non-destructively create different effects and stylized, artistic looks, pushing your filters a lot further. Presented By

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Perspective Correction In Photoshop - Repairing Keystoning Written by Steve Patterson. Have you ever tried taking a photo of a building only to have the building look like it’s leaning backwards? That’s a perspective problem known as keystoning, and it’s caused by the building and the camera lens being on two different angles. Usually, unless you’re fond of climbing trees or you have a friend at the fire department, standing on the ground and tilting the camera back a bit is the only way to get the top of a tall building into the photo, and since the camera is tilted away from the building when you snap the image, with the top of the lens being further away from it than the bottom of the lens, the building ends up looking like its leaning backwards. This problem actually exists any time you need to tilt the camera back to get something tall into the photo but it’s most noticeable with buildings due to their straight parallel sides. Related Tutorial: The Perspective Crop Tool in Photoshop CS6 Here’s the photo I’ll be using. The final result.

Extreme Wide Angle Lens Correction- Warp Tool Style! | EverydayHDR A wide angle lens is nice to have in your kit. An extreme wide angle lens like Canons EF 17-40mm is even better. You can get just about everything in the landscape in front of you with just one shot! It also adds some nice drama to a landscape by bending the reality a bit. The problem with an extreme wide angle lens is what it does to objects and building that reside on the edges of the frame. It can take a straight structure and bend the verticals almost 35 degrees. I tried using many techniques to fix the distortion. You see anytime you try to correct the distortion with something quick like the lens correction filter, it will change the look of the entire photo. In this tutorial I will show you two ways the Warp Tool can be used to correct wide angle lens distortion.

Image file formats - TIF, JPG, PNG, GIF Image File Formats - JPG, TIF, PNG, GIFWhich to use? The most common image file formats, the most important for cameras, printing, scanning, and internet use, are JPG, TIF, PNG, and GIF. Digital cameras and web pages normally use JPG files - because JPG heroically compresses the data to be very much smaller in the file. However JPG uses lossy compression to accomplish this feat, which is a strong downside. A smaller file, yes, there is nothing like JPG for small, but this is at the cost of image quality. Best file types for these general purposes: These are not the only choices, but they are good and reasonable choices. Major considerations to choose the necessary file type include: Compression quality - Lossy for smallest files (JPG), or Lossless for best quality images (TIF, PNG). The only reason for using lossy compression is for smaller file size, usually due to internet transmission speed or storage space. Difference in photo and graphics images What does JPG Quality Losses mean? Basics

Graphic File Formats The primary web file formats are gif (pronounced “jiff”), jpeg (“jay-peg”), and, to a much lesser extent, png (“ping”) files. All three common web graphic formats are so-called bitmap graphics, made up of a checkerboard grid of thousands of tiny colored square picture elements, or pixels. Bitmap files are the familiar types of files produced by cell phone and digital cameras, and are easily created, edited, resized, and optimized for web use with such widely available tools as Adobe’s Photoshop or Elements, Corel’s Paint Shop Pro and Painter, and other photo editing programs. For efficient delivery over the Internet, virtually all web graphics are compressed to keep file sizes as small as possible. Most web sites use both gif and jpeg images. Choosing between these file types is largely a matter of assessing: The nature of the image (is the image a “photographic” collection of smooth tonal transitions or a diagrammatic image with hard edges and lines?) GIF Graphics GIF file compression

GIF, PNG, JPG. Which One To Use? If you’re starting out in web design you may be familiar with the different types of file formats used for images on the web, but it can be confusing trying to figure out which file type you should use. This is short guide outlines the differences between the file types and also uses a couple of examples to show you how the file size varies depending on which file type you use. Let’s start with GIF. Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is one of the file formats used to display indexed-color graphics and images in HTML documents on the web. Indexed color means that it will only display a maximum of 256 colors. For this reason, GIF is NOT a good format for saving photographic type images with many colors. JPG or JPEGJoint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format is used to display photographs and other continuous-tone images on the web. Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is a little bit like the best of both worlds. Logo Saved As Transparent GifFile size 10.17 K Logo saved as JPG. 4. 1. 2. 3.

JPEG 101: A Crash Course Guide on JPEG JPEG, a compression algorithm optimized for photographic images, is something we encounter on a regular basis. JPEG is not limited to a certain amount of color (unlike GIF, for example) and is popular due to its variable compression range, meaning that you’re able to more easily control the amount of compression, and consequently, the resultant image quality. In this guide, we will discuss the important things you need to know about JPEG. Quick Overview of JPEG Here is a list of things you should know about JPEG: Semantics and Disambiguation: JPEG vs. Many people refer to any image format that uses the JPEG compression algorithm as a "JPEG file." Why Use JPEG? JPEG allows you to control the degree of "lossiness" by adjusting compression parameters. The second important advantage of JPEG is that it stores full color information: 24 bits per pixel (that means 16 million colors). JPEG Compression Lossy compression reduces the image size by discarding information. Baseline JPEG vs.

brushes « Search Results « Julieanne Kost's Blog If you prefer to view the videos by date created, click the “Video Tutorials – Adove TV” Category to the right. Note: Although some of these videos were recorded with previous versions of Photoshop, the information/concepts are still relevant. When content becomes outdated, I will move it to the “Archive” section at the bottom of the list – or delete it altogether if it is no longer useful. Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC (V 14.2) In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne walks through the new Perspective Warp feature in Photoshop CC. Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC (V 14.2) In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC. Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC (V 14.2) Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 in Photoshop CC (v14.1) In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne takes a close look at the feature enhancements and refinements made to the Crop tool, workflow settings, and batch saving capabilities in Adobe Camera Raw.

Creating a Bird Brush in Photoshop Download the Bird Brush Here! Learning how to create custom brushes in Photoshop is a skill that will benefit many images. In this tutorial, we show you how to make a selection around a bird and promote it onto a new document in order to create the brush. Once you have your shape in a new document, it is important to separate the lights from the darks. Ideally you want the shape of the brush to be completely dark and the background to be white. We use levels to adjust the light levels in the image, turning the sky white. Once we have a black bird on a white background we are ready to make a custom brush shape. After the shape of the brush is defined it is time to add additional variables that will make the bird look different with each step.