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The Photography Show 2015 – See You There!

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

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

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

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

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

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]

Searching and Filtering Tricks in Lightroom 5

Lightroom 5 offers quite a few ways to make searching and filtering your images easy. In this video, we’ll take a look at a few of the hidden tools to make locating your images easier. Do you want to locate just your videos? All the PSD files in a folder? Any virtual copies in a given folder or folders? These searching and filtering tricks will help you learn how to use the Filter Bar in Lightroom 5 to your best advantage. [More]

Photoshop Shape on a Path

In this video I take a look at a new(ish) feature of Photoshop 2014, adding a shape or pattern to a path. It has many uses from borders to coupons but in this example I plot out a path on a map. [More]
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