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Photoshop Flame Filter and Text of Fire

Photoshop had a little update at Adobe Max this year and one of my fav new features s the Flames Filter. It works really well and has some great effects. Being somewhat of a 'fontahoic' I headed straight to the text paths to see what could be done, and if Photoshop could handle such a complicated path. Turns out it really can! [More]

Aperture, Lightroom and KelbyOne

If you’re moving over to Lightroom and Photoshop from Aperture you might find it a tedious task to import everything in. That’s where this handy add-on from Adobe comes to the rescue! Flags, Star Ratings, Keywords, GPS Data, Rejects, Hidden Files, Color Labels, Stacks, Face Tags will be imported and converted to the Lightroom way of doing things, what could be easier‽ [More]

Adobe Shape and Photoshop Libraries

This week (6/10/14) Adobe release a host of new mobile applications and updates to their desktop apps. In this video I take a look at the iOS application Adobe Shape and how assets produced by it can be bought into Photoshop via the new Library panel; [More]

Healing Acne With Photoshop

Unfortunately, acne’s a normal part of adolescence (and, more often than not, adulthood), one that can be quite embarrassing for the person sporting it. Sometimes, it’s just as painful looking back at photographs and seeing the cursed red spots. My son, Jason, had terrible acne when he was in junior high, until he went to a dermatologist to take care of it. To this day, he’s still embarrassed to see those old pictures. So, even amongst all the discussion out there over whether using Photoshop to manipulate a photograph is good or bad, or ethical or not, maybe it’s not such a bad thing to do a little Photoshop magic on a senior photograph, or clean up a social media profile shot. Regardless of your personal opinion on that matter, I’m going to show you one way to erase a little acne in someone’s life. By the way, the photo I’ll be using for this tutorial is not my son, it’s a stock photo provided by Fotolia. [More]

Syncing Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile

Adobe are making some great moves into the world of mobile editing and Lightroom Mobile is at the forefront. Where the power really comes in is the ability to sync between the mobile and desktop applications. In this video I demonstrate how effortlessly this can be achieved and hopefully show how helpful this can be for editing in the armchair, on the train or in the studio. [More]

Photoshop CC 2014 Missing Manual – Review

This manual is a massive 956 pages long and weighs in a 1.5kg, not a book you'll want to sit and read holding up, but its ok as a reference on your desk or for Missing Manualdropping onto the desk during an argument. The problem with books this size is keeping the beggers open at the right page while you reference it and work along. My non scientific tests reveal it'll sit open of its own accord from page 185 until page 770, then it just wants to keep closing itself and requires an object on its edge. There is a Kindle version, and I've had a previous version in electronic form and this works well and if you're used to this format. For me, it was OK, but having the book to thumb through and randomly read something that catches my eye is still the way forward. [More]

Content Aware Fill in Photoshop Mix

It's not that long ago that such technology was wowing us with this feature in Photoshop and users were wondering if their desktop computer could handle the calculations needed, and here we are carrying it around in our hands! In this video I import an image of my grandson Harvey, taken with a DSLR, and process it completely using mobile apps, Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop Mix. [More]

Edit Multiple Photos in Lightroom

Often, when we’re working in Lightroom, we have groups of similar images that need similar adjustments. We can step through the images, making the same adjustments over and over. We can also use presets to make this faster. But for applying the same adjustments to a series of images, we can edit multiple photos in Lightroom directly from within the Develop module, quickly and easily. [More]

Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw : Tone Curve

In this video I use the Tone Curve feature of Adobe Camera RAW (Photoshop) and Lightroom to add some punch to a dull abstract image. It may not be to everyone's taste, but know that you can use the techniques here in varying degrees. [More]

Debit Card Photoshop File Download

I was asked for a quick debit card Photoshop file this week, I popped the one you see here together and thought I'd share it with our readers today. Disclaimer: This file can be downloaded and used as you wish (a note to say you have would be nice though). FONTS: Some fonts used here may not be available on your system. Some are available for free while others you may need an alternative. [More]

Photoshop CC 2014 Typekit Integration

Back in April, Adobe announced that they were making the Typekit font product available to all users of the Creative Suite, at all subscriptions levels. This is a fantastic benefit for users of Photoshop within the Creative Cloud environment, and at that time, I put together a short how-to guide for using Typekit with your Creative Cloud subscription. Fast forward, and now Photoshop CC 2014 includes some very nice integration with Typekit. As a Creative Cloud member, you have access to a vast trove of excellent fonts for desktop use. In this tutorial, we’ll look at some of the new features for Photoshop CC 2014 Typekit integration – font management tools that make things a whole lot easier. [More]

Photoshop Mix Shake Reduction

AdobeCover released a few mobile apps of late, one of them being Photoshop Mix. In this video I take a look at one of the features, Shake Reduction. As one of the more powerful features of the full blown Photoshop CC 2014 I was intrigued at just how well this app would cope, the result, and the way it's done, amazing; [More]

Create A Template To Display Your Image As A Mounted Canvas In Photoshop Part 2

In my last tutorial we saw how to create a reusable template to display our artwork as though they were mounted on canvas in situ. The base image I used is a sofa against a wall, both in neutral colours. Whilst this works well most for most images, what if we want to see how the picture would fit a particular location: a client's office or a married couple's lounge, perhaps? In this article I’m going to take the template idea further to enable us to alter the colour of both the sofa and wall colour, giving us far more freedom to match the artwork to specific decor. As before, this will be completely non-destructive as we'll be using adjustment layers and masks to create the effect. We can continue where we left off the last time. If you didn’t see the article, you can access it here, or you can just work with the base image – link below – and add in the artwork later. [More]
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