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120 Photoshop tips, tricks and fixes to try today

120 Photoshop tips, tricks and fixes to try today
Photoshop is an easy tool to use and a difficult one to master, but help is at hand with our comprehensive list of tips, tricks and fixes for Adobe's showpiece software. Whether you're looking for tips on using layers, advice on mastering the pen tool, a guide to using RAW, or ways to improve your brush work, it's all here! Most of these tips were originally published in Practical Photoshop magazine – now part of Digital Camera World. If you're a photographer, we recommend making DCW a rest stop on your travels around the web! Here are the best Photoshop tips, whether you are using an older CS version or the very latest Creative Cloud software. Let's get started… Quick Photoshop tips 01. Hold down Alt to start a selection at the centre point with any Marquee tool, and then hold Space to temporarily move the selection around. 02. You probably know that Cmd/Ctrl+Z is Undo, but you may not know Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+Z lets you undo more than one history state. 03. 1000 history states 04. 05. 06. 07. 08.

Introduction to Photoshop Layer Styles Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. To achieve these effects, however, you need to understand what each setting does and how they can be combined to achieve a certain look. In this series by John Shaver from Design Panoply, we will explain every aspect of Photoshop's layer styles feature and show you how to unlock their potential. In this article, Part 1: Introduction to Photoshop Layer Styles we will explain how to get started with layer styles. What Are Layer Styles And How Are They Used? Photoshop introduced layer styles way back in version 6 as a way to add effects to a layer without having to manually create them. The "wow" factor quickly wore off as people grew tired of seeing the default presets used over and over again. Getting Started With Layer Styles How To Apply Layer Styles Method 1 - Using A Preset Loading Presets

Create radial patterns using type As a letterer, I find a lot of beauty in the shape and form of letters, and I like to play with different ways of using them, other than simply laying them out in readable fashion. The shapes are so interesting in themselves that we can use them as you would any other shape object to build new and maybe even more pleasing results. In this tutorial I’ll show you a quick and easy way to use letters to make some complex, ornate and highly customisable radial patterns. 01 First, choose a typeface and type out all of its characters. 02 Next, type out one of your chosen letters and convert it to an outlined shape by highlighting it and going to Type>Create Outlines (Cmd/ Ctrl+Shift+O). 03 With your shape still selected, go to Effect>Distort & Transform>Transform to bring up the Transform Effect box. 04 Continue with this process and build up a library of smaller radial shapes. 05 Once you’re happy with your ‘snowflakes’, draw a series of ever-decreasing circles on the canvas.

Weekly Art Challenges Color Splash Effect in Photoshop CS6 I’m finally back from vacation, armed with thousands of photos that I really don’t know what to do with. So over the next few weeks, as I’m sorting through the photos I took in London and Paris, I’ll be releasing tutorials and providing you with the images so you can follow along. In today’s image, we’re going to attempt to single out the red phone box, leaving everything else black and white. If you want to download this image, click on the image below. First, we need to single out the red in the phone box. There are a few ways that we can go about doing so, but for the sake of this tutorial, we’re going to use one of my favorite selection methods, Color Range, which can be found under the Select menu. This feature works by allowing you to select specific colors of your image, either by choosing a basic color from the dropdown, or by sampling your color of choice. Further, changing the Selection Preview at the bottom to Black Matte shows us that the selection is somewhat faded.

Quickposes: pose library for figure & gesture drawing practice You can upload images that you would like to draw using quickposes ! Share your work at the official Quickposes thread on Procedure Grab something to draw! Note: Challenges are always 20 images each session. For a special list of types go to Challenges. Examples I believe Ryan Woodward is one the best artists when it comes to figurative gesture drawing. Tips First focus on the mass and flow. 100 wonderful photo effects Photoshop tutorials How can we define what’s a photo effect? That was my main concern when I started the research to build this list. Despite of this situation, I had one thing clear: the final result had to be quite different from the orignal picture and be recognized as a post production photo manipulation. That idea would leave all kind of complex photo retouching and subtle color correction out of the discussion. So, with that idea in mind, I gathered what I consider 100 of the best photo effects Photoshop tutorials available on the web. Photo Effects Photoshop Tutorials Click on each image to read the tutorial Adobe Photoshop CS5: Professional Portrait Retouching For the first time, Scott Kelby has assembled all of his best Photoshop techniques for professionally retouching portraits and collected them here in this groundbreaking new volume.

Figure Drawing References 50 Excellent Digital Photography Photoshop Tutorials Advertisement Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for digital-image editing and graphics creation. Photoshop’s versatility makes it a popular choice among Web designers, graphic designers, digital media artists, print designers, photographers and other professionals in design and image-editing. Whether you’re designing a business card or website or digitally enhancing an image, you can rest assured that Photoshop will give you the necessary tools to get the job done. In this article, we focus on tutorials on digital photography. Without further ado, we present you with 50 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials for Digital Photography. Photo Effects HDR-Style Results Using Layers in Photoshop1Learn how to achieve HDR results in Photoshop using bracketed exposures during the production process and then Photoshop layers afterwards. Photoshop HDR tutorial3This tutorial shows you how to create true HDR using bracketed exposure and Photoshop for post-production. Image Enhancement and Correction (al)