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Articles by Eric Renno

About Eric Renno (418 Articles)
Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

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]

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]

Adding Adobe Stock Images to Your Libraries

November 6, 2015

A little while ago Adobe acquired the stock image service Fotolia and integration with the Creative Cloud was inevitable, but just how easy is it to get images from Adobe Stock to Photoshop? [More]

Get Pouty with Photoshop Fix

October 19, 2015

Adobe have released a host of apps, one of these is Photoshop Fix. There's some amazing power in this app but one of the tools that has grabbed the attention (good and bad) if the Face tool. Very quickly we can change our portrait to be a little more pouty. [More]

The Martian Inspired HAB Photoshop Overlay

October 2, 2015

I recently went to see the brilliant The Martian, during the film Watney records a video diary using the HAB. I thought it'd be fun to recreate it as a Photoshop overlay for use on my own images and video. Its a simple file, totally editable of course and available to you should you want to have a play. [More]

Photoshop Blur Gallery – Field Blur

September 18, 2015

Last time we took a look at Photoshop’s Iris Blur to draw attention to areas of the image, in this post let’s have a look at the similar, yet different, Field Blur. Photoshop's Field Blur can quickly and easily draw interest to an image, here's how; [More]

Photoshop Blur Gallery – Iris Blur

September 13, 2015

Adding blur to an image can help to give your image some depth, and draw interest to certain aspects of the composition. Photoshop CC has some great new blurs in the Blur Gallery, we already looked at the Path Blur, this time lets look at Iris Blur. [More]

Soft Glow – Gaussian Blur Photoshop Quick Tip

August 26, 2015

Gaussian was a brilliant mathematician and developed an algorithm that works amazingly well for creating blurs. I would be happy to explain the algorithm, however 1. I don’t really have the space here and 2. I wouldn’t know where to start. What I do know is that for a very long time it was the go to blur for a number of effects. [More]
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