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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]

Win Photoshop Touch!

Edit images directly on your tablet computer, using core Photoshop features that have been redesigned for touch interaction. Images can be pulled from virtually anywhere on your tablet—social media sites like Facebook, Google Image search results, or directly from the camera. Compatible with iPad retina displays. [More]

Lightroom and Photoshop – Creating Panoramas

Once you have the images imported into Lightroom, you can send them directly into Photoshop from Lightroom with a click of a menu; it’s easy. And the advantage here is that once you save from Photoshop, your newly created panoramic image is imported automatically back into Lightroom’s catalog. Lightroom and Photoshop cooperate well together in many ways! [More]

Tonality by Macphun – A Review

The world of black & white conversion apps is a competitive one these days with the some stiff competition from Nik’s SilverEfex Pro 2, OnOne’s Perfect Black & White and Topaz’s B&W Effects. Having been a long time user of the first two of these apps (I’ve yet to try the latter) I know it would be a brave/mad man to pitch into this battlefield and hope to come out a winner with your first effort. But this is what Macphun have done and, boy, have they done it well! [More]

Add Depth To Photoshop Shapes

Photoshop ships with a number of shapes, but they can often seem a little 'flat'. In this video I add various shading, and text, to a banner to give it some depth. [More]

Lightroom and Photoshop – Lens Corrections

Lightroom and Photoshop can work together in powerful ways, and each seems to have strengths where the other has weaknesses. Lightroom has a powerful new feature called “Upright,” found in the Lens Corrections panel of the Develop Module. This feature was a welcome addition in version 5, and it makes very quick work of a variety of perspective problems. Sometimes, especially with very wide angle shots, Upright doesn’t quite do the job, and we need to bring out the big guns. [More]

ACR Workflow Options Quick Tip

In this video I take a look at the Adobe Camera Raw Workflow Options. There's a lot of power hidden in this dialogue box but it comes with a few quirks. [More]

Fotolia Competition Winner

Congratulations to reader Shawn Dornan who wins a months subscription to Fotolia. Shawn’s winning entry was his Like of our Facebook page and was drawn randomly using the Gleam competition [More]

Brush In and Out The Graduated Filter in ACR

There's been some major updates to Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw of late but there's one feature that's been hidden away. Its not 'sexy' like the Focus Select or as 'Ooooo' as the new Content Aware features, but to my mind its one of the most helpful updates. [More]

5 Ways: Photoshop Color Correction

I’ve been doing this Photoshop / restoration / retouching thing a long time now and I can pretty well tell just by looking what type of color correction will work on what type of fading or color cast. Curves work really well on a certain kind of orangey-red cast that’s indicative of 1970’s chain store images while nothing short of a black and white adjustment and a hand tint will work on a particular sun faded yellow cast. I do, however, try more than one method on each image just to be certain I’m getting the best result. For my 5 Ways I’m going to list the five methods that pop in my head first. They won’t always be the most popular and some might be downright odd, but there are so many ways to do any one thing in Photoshop and, frankly, the best way to do anything is the way that gives you the best result. Always using Curves, for instance, is severely limiting your potential outcome. We’ll start the 5 Ways of Color Correction with the most obvious method: [More]

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

Today’s Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a custom reusable template to display your images as though they have been wall-mounted and photographed in situ. There are many reasons you might want to create an image like this, Here, we’ll be creating the effect of a canvas print but the technique could easily be adapted to make framed prints as well. The secret behind the technique is the use of Smart Objects, which enables us to quickly change the image being displayed, whilst retaining the shadows and effects used to make the canvas. [More]

Lightroom Additional External Editors

In this video, we’ll examine how to choose additional external editors, how to configure presets additional external editors, and how to set up Lightroom to quick-launch a photo with any of the additional external editors that you desire. [More]

Photoshop a Cityscape Silhouette With Reverse Text

Putting reverse text on a silhouette can be a little confusing at first, but with a little logic and a couple of masks it's a breeze. In this video I create a cityscape silhouette and add the editable text in under five minutes. If you create you own, or any other image using something you've learned here at TipSquirrel.com we'd love to see it! [More]
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