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Adding Text And Logos to Images in Photoshop

April 7, 2015

Its very fashionable to add text to images and Photoshop has some tools that make this relatively easy. Adding logos however has a few ‘secrets’ to getting it the way you want it, lets jump into Photoshop and see how its all done; [More]

How to Add a Split Tone Effect in Photoshop CC

April 1, 2015

n this video tutorial, I'll show you how to apply simple and effective split tone effects to your images, using the built-in Photography Toning gradient maps in Adobe Photoshop. I'll also look at how you can customise the effects using the Gradient Editor and Opacity sliders. [More]

Classic Movie Star and Marvel’s Agent Carter Inspired Photoshop Portrait

March 25, 2015

And now for something completely different, there’s this really great promotional poster for the T.V. show Marvel’s Agent Carter; have you seen it? It’s almost Black and white, but it’s not. It’s subtle, except for the vivid colors that just pop out at you. It’s everything a good ad should be… [More]

The Photography Show 2015 – See You There!

March 15, 2015

With the Photography Show 2015 just one week away I'm proud to say I'll be there! I'm delighted to be working in the Adobe Theatre for the four days bot speaking about Hidden Gems and Creative Cloud Mobile Apps, Tools for Photographers. I'm definitely the 'new boy' of the group as I'll be joining Richard Curtis, Dave Mallows, Richard West and our old friend Gavin Hoey all of whom are seasoned conference speakers. So, if you fancy popping along and giving me some support it'd be very welcome! [More]

A Beginners Guide to Photoshop Masks

March 9, 2015

Not sure about Photoshop Masks? In this video, first produced for our friends over at Fotolia I take a whistle stop tour and get you going with one of Photoshop's most powerful tools. [More]

Photoshop Elements – One Click Snow

March 4, 2015

Photoshop’s little sister Photoshop Elements has some great features that allow for some quick editing. In this post, first written for Photofocus, I take a look at adding snow, with just a [More]

Tilt-Shift in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

March 1, 2015

Photoshop CC had a major upgrade to the Blur Gallery, among the additions was a new Tilt-Shift filter. This can make the effect really easy to make. In addition, Photoshop Elements also has a new way to make a Tilt-Shift effect, it's quick and easy but not quite so adaptable. In this video I look at both methods and demonstrate the 'old school' manual way to create the effect for those with older versions of the software. [More]

Using Photoshop Grids

February 6, 2015

A little while ago Photoshop got a great new Guides dialogue box, but there's another way to arrange layers thats been around for 'ever' and works great too, reacquaint yourself with Photoshop Grid. [More]

Adobe’s Acquisition of Fotolia

January 28, 2015

The lovely people over at Fotolia have been very supportive and kind to be since I was a runner up in the Deke's Techniques Photoshop Challenge some time ago. Part of my prize was a subscription to Fotolia and I found it immensely helpful. Since then Fotolia have supported TipSquirrel by promoting it, offering competition prizes and having cross-blog tutorials. [More]
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