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Enhance The Colours in Sunrise and Sunset Shots

February 2, 2016

Have you ever wondered why your golden hour photos don’t quite match up to those taken by professionals? Discover the secret technique used by pro landscape photographers to create perfect colour in sunrise and sunset shots. It doesn’t matter how perfect magic hour appears to the eye, there’s so much more you can do to make it even better. Find out how in this essential landscape photography technique. [More]

Making A Photoshop Moon Brush

January 10, 2016

Photoshop brushes are all greyscale, where the brush is darker its less opaque, brighter less so. This means that we can make some quite detailed brushes by converting images to grayscale. In this [More]

How To Create A Rippling Flag Using The Displace Filter In Adobe Photoshop

January 6, 2016

In this tutorial we'll be creating the effect of a rippling flag using custom artwork and one of Photoshop's oldest distortion filters, Displace. The filter uses a monochrome image map to distort the pixels of the target layer based on the tones of the map. The brighter or darker the tone, the more the pixels of the image are pushed horizontally or vertically. This is great for creating the appearance of an object or text following the contours of a texture. [More]

Photoshop Blur – Save Mask to Channels

January 4, 2016

If you've used the Blur Gallery's Tilt Shift, Path Blur, Iris Blur and Field Blur you may have noticed a check box called 'Save Mask to Channels', in this post I'll take a look at just some of the possibilities this opens up [More]

Punch Through Text Effect in Photoshop

December 28, 2015

In this video I use text and Shape layers to create a really simple, but effective, text effect inside of Photoshop. While I'm there I'll also use a few layer effects to make the text a little more interesting including Bevel, Drop Shadow and the sadly underestimated Satin (I like Satin) [More]

The Unsung Hero of the Latest Photoshop Update. Thanks John Nack

December 21, 2015

The latest Photoshop update has caused a lot of interest, and why not, the list of updates is pretty impressive! You can find list below of some of the major updates, but there’s one on the list, tucked right at the bottom, that I’ve be dreaming of since goodness knows when! I remember the then Principal Product Manager at Adobe John Nack telling Bert Monroy on his Pixelperfect podcast that this feature was coming soon… if memory serves this was in 2009, when CS4 was the current version. But, true to his word, we got it, and although Mr Nack is no longer at Adobe I’d like to thank him for getting it started… [More]

How to Create a Realistic Bleach Bypass Effect in Lightroom

December 18, 2015

Learn how to create a realistic bleach bypass effect in Lightroom, and how to save the settings as a Preset so the effect can be applied at the click of a button in the future. The result is high contrast, enhanced detail, a slight graininess and a touch of desaturation across the image. The effect can work well with a range of different subjects including portraits, travel and landscape photography etc. [More]

Facebook Cover Template (late 2015) in Photoshop CC

December 15, 2015

Facebook is rolling out more changes! The cover image and profile image dimensions are changing again and these latest changes mean that all those nicely crafted facebook covers no longer work! But fear not, Tipsquirrel.com has you covered (baboom tish! sorry for the poor pun). This post shows how to create the perfectly positioned profile image & cover using our FREE Facebook Cover Template for the late 2015 changes. Below is a walk through of how to create your own pixel perfect facebook cover, and after the walkthrough is the downloadable template available only from Tipsquirrel [More]
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