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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]

Lightroom Adjustment Brush Presets

The introduction of the Local Adjustment Brush back in Lightroom 2 was the first step in transforming Lightroom from a global editor to a fully parametric, flexible content enhancement editor. The adjustment brush capabilities have improved with every release of Lightroom since then, but you may not have been aware of the existence of Adjustment Brush Presets. [More]

Get 25% Off Entry to Photoshop Live 2014

Photoshop Live is a brand new event dedicated to all things Photoshop. Taking place at The Brighton Dome (18-19 July), you'll be able to meet and hear from some incredible Photoshop artists. Dedicated to artists, designers and photographers of all levels, the programme has two tracks with Friday 18 July being tailored to artists and designers and Saturday 19 focusing on photography. There will also be the opportunity to get creative with the artists on Sunday 20 July with a Photowalk around Brighton. [More]

Photoshop Retouching Tips – Nondestructive Healing

The cloning and healing tools in Photoshop continue to improve all the time, and now most of the retouching tools offer Adobe’s amazing “content-aware” technology. However, in order to get the most from the Healing Brush, Patch Tool, Clone Stamp, and all the others, you’ll want to explore ways to accomplish nondestructive healing during your retouching sessions. [More]
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