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30 Photoshop secrets to improve your skills Photoshop is an amazing bit of software that many designers use on a daily basis. It's such a flexible bit of kit that you could spend a week learning new features, and still have only scratched the surface of what's possible. Once you've overcome the beginners' learning curve, however, there are some real gems hidden inside Photoshop that can help you speed up your work and get more out for less effort. Here we've rounded up 30 of the best Photoshop secrets to help sharpen your skills and improve your productivity.

Photoshop Shortcuts - The Fun Way In this post I’m going to focus on several Photoshop shortcuts that I tend to use more often than others. Sure I could sit here and spell out every single shortcut available, but why reinvent the wheel? Here is a list of 10 of my favorite and most used Photoshop shortcuts delivered to you via Mr. Stickman. Zoom with scroll

Creating Panoramas with PTGui and Panotools We will now create a panorama by using 5 photos, shot handheld in portrait mode. If you want to follow the tutorial by using my example pictures, you can download them here (1.8 MB) and extract them to a folder called "C:\tutorial". In comparison to the previous versions of PTGui, Ver. 5 has tons of new features - one of them is a very helpful Assistant which we will heavily use for creating our panorama. Before we start for the first time, we have to define some helper applications - at least an image viewer to be able to preview our stitching results. Go to the menu "Tools" - "Options" and select the tab "Directories & Files". Define the correct path to your installed viewer application(s) as shown below: You may also want to configure your plugins if you plan to use them.

Space and Planet Photoshop Tutorials To Create Amazing Space Scenes There a lot of space tutorials out there some are better than others, I have managed to try and select a few of what I think can allow you to get great effects that look like they belong and don’t look completely Photoshopped. I tried to be as varied as possible so there are tutorials for creating planets, stars, nebulas and atmospheric type gasses. The great thing is that they lay down the building blocks to experiment and create you own stunning universe. Gas bursts and Atmosphere

SandStorm Photoshop Action Watch the above video for a demonstration of the action and detailed video tutorial Add pro lighting effects to your Sandstorm images with Soft Focus 2. You may also like: Photoshop Effects: recreate the look of a medium format portrait When I first got in to photography, which wasn't quite 100 years ago, there were three reasonably clear groups of camera user. The happy snappers used compacts, the enthusiasts used SLRs and the professionals used medium, or large, format. If you were a really 'serious' amateur, and every club had at least one of these Yodas, you might have got yourself a medium format system, using 6x4.5cm, 6x6cm or even 6x7cm frames of 120 roll film. If you were a professional wedding or landscape photographer you wouldn't have dreamt of using a 35mm SLR, for credibility reasons as much as for quality, and a happy snapper wouldn't have known which end of a 35mm SLR or medium format camera to look through. Not much of that has meant a great deal in the last eight or so years, and the lines between what is professional equipment and what is amateur are exceedingly blurred. Old format, old hat

10 Free PSD Web Templates Perfect for Your PSD to HTML Training Practicing PSD to HTML conversion on various PSD web templates that have different designs definitely will provide a better understanding of what PSD to HTML it’s all about. Slicing and coding different PSD layouts is one of the best exercises that will help you to become a master web designer. Luckily today more and more designers share their PSD web themes for free so that others can use their works. This post showcases 10 gorgeous, professional and 100% free PSD web templates that you can practice PSD to HTML coding techniques.

Panorama Tutorials-Home The links to the left details my experience and methodology over the last ten years taking and creating interactive panoramic photographs. My camera and equipment has been changed during this period as digital SLR cameras have evolved. My current setup is here: 21 Text Effect Tutorials That You Will Love Text effects are used to turn your standard typography into a stunning and memorable text. Usage of different text effects is common in different design solutions from banners to movie titles. It’s not always so obvious how to achieve a desired text effect without a little help or direction. The abundance of tutorials around the internet are bound to include something close to your required result, and a little tweaking here and there will get you spot on! So here is a cool collection of text effect tutorials, enjoy it! Text Effect Tutorials

// Animated Gifs 01 - Matthew DiVito // MOTION // GRAPHIC // DESIGN // Animated Gifs 01 What started as a little experiment has grown into something more. Selections from my blog mrdiv.tumblr.com retro_break january 22, 2012 Tutorial: More Texturing- Photoshopcontest.com By: ledirlo This tutorial demonstrates an effect that gets so photorealistic it led to some cheating controversies in the past. Aside from the interest of the created effect it also gives key layer technique information.

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