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Lightroom and Photoshop – Round Trip Editing

If you're new to Lightroom, the process of sending images to Photoshop for editing can be confusing. In this video, I review some of the ways of sharing files back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop, pointing out some key considerations and some traps you'll want to avoid. [More]

Installing Photoshop Kuler Panel and Why You Need It

Some readers might remember that I wrote about bringing Kuler color themes into Photoshop some time ago, it was a real frustration that to me, and I dare say many others, that you couldn't connect to you own Kuler themes directly from Photoshop. Well, I'm pleased to say those days are over! [More]

Photoshop 2014 – New Features and My Favourites

Today saw Adobe make an upgrade to it's Creative Cloud and with it some great new updates to Photoshop. In this video I take a look just a few of my favourites. There's loads more, there's a comprehensive list below the video. [More]

Opening Vector Files in Photoshop

If you download assets from the internet then you might come across a file format SVG, or scalable vector graphics. In this video for Fotolia I take a look at opening vector files in Photoshop and combining them in your pixel based project. [More]

Lightroom and Photoshop – Open as Layers

Now that Photoshop and Lightroom are available as part of the popular Photoshop Photography program from Adobe, many people are starting to use Lightroom and Photoshop together for the first time. Naturally, that leads to some confusion when it comes to workflow. [More]

Masking Photoshop Layer Styles

Masking an image with Layer Styles and putting another image behind can result in some strange goings on, but the answer could be as simple as the click of a button. In this video for Fotolia I take a look at putting text behind an image and how to solve any issues you might have, while keeping everything editable. [More]

Make Lightroom Default Develop Settings ISO Specific

You can set Lightroom Default Develop Settings so that certain parameters are automatically applied every time you import an image. But some parameters, like Noise Reduction, require different settings based on the specific ISO setting of that camera. [More]

Easy Folded Banner Vector Shape in Photoshop

The folded banner is a popular feature at the moment so it was no surprise that I was asked if i could come up with an easy way to create one. The result is not only easy but is created entirely with vectors which means its scalable while remaining completely editable. Don't panic if you're not used to using vectors, there's nothing that a beginner won't be able to handle here, yes I use the Pen tool but to make just a single click. [More]

30 Second Photoshop – Check and Gingham Patterns

Great for backgrounds, borders and digital scrapbooking check and Gingham patterns are easy to make in Photoshop And Photoshop Elements... once you know how. To get it in in 30 seconds I go through this a bit quick, but feel free to hit the pause button should you want to follow along. [More]

Adobe Camera Raw Basic Panel and Lightroom Develop Module

When you open an image into Photoshop or Photoshop Elements you're automatically taken into Adobe Camera Raw. This is a hugely powerful application that you may find does all you need for an image. In this video I take a look at the Basic Panel, this is the same as the Develop Module on Lightroom and is similar to that found in Photoshop Elements. [More]

Wrap a 2D Image onto a 3D Cylinder in Photoshop

Today we answer a viewer question from the TipSquirrel mailbag: How do I wrap a 2D image onto a 3D cylinder in Photoshop? For an existing file or JPG image, the solution isn’t difficult, but as with all things Photoshop, there are a number of ways to accomplish this task. [More]

Book Review : The Digital Renaissance

If you’re an artist and a reader of this blog then the chances are you use Photoshop to create new pieces of art, if so then read on. If you rely more on the photographic image to start your image then sorry, this book might not be for you. There’s 12 tutorials in total each covering a different artist, their style and a tutorial in either Photoshop or Painter. The biography is small and succinct and the development of the style is enough to understand the original process. Then it’s into the tutorial. [More]

Adobe Camera Raw Preset and Snapshots

Editing can be a lot of fun but sometimes its nice to be able to automate a process or to be able to repeat settings at the touch of a button. In this video for Fotolia I take a look at a couple of ways to do this using Adobe Camera Raw preset and snapshots, two great ways to help your workflow. [More]
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