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Capturing Details with Refine Mask

January 18, 2011

Last week on TipSquirrel, I introduced the Masks Panel, and today we’re going to take a closer look at an old feature that is new again with CS5. A few versions ago, Adobe introduce the Refine Edge [More]

Join Photos to Make Text in Photoshop CS5

January 14, 2011

Here’s a great little technique that makes use of one of the best new features that Adobe added in Photoshop. It’s called mini bridge and as the name suggests it’s the little brother of the [More]

Using Shadows and Highlights Nondestructively in Photoshop

January 13, 2011

The Shadows/Highlights adjustment allows you to perfect local areas of contrast in your scene, but unfortunately there is not currently an Adjustment Layer for Shadows/Highlights. Instead we'll create a Smart Object layer and integrate the adjustment into that layer (as a Smart Filter) so that we can revisit the settings as many times as we need to after saving the document. [More]

Colour Correction using Lab Colour mode

January 12, 2011

Last month, Scot showed how to boost colour contrast using the Lab colour space. This week he stays within LAB, and looks at a simple colour correction. The original image is a mix of flash and a rather warm background light, creating a mixed balance of light throughout the image. [More]

Using the Photoshop Masks Panel

January 11, 2011

In the past several tips I’ve explored ever more deeply into the art of creating selections. Of course, one of the primary uses of selections is to create a mask, in order to non-destructively hide [More]

Save Photos For Web & Mobile Devices

January 7, 2011

Creating files for special uses often requires special processing. The creation of specialized formats for the Internet and mobile electronics requires a mastery of one useful command: Save For Web [More]

Repeating Patterns with Photoshop Actions

January 5, 2011

In this tutorial, artist and writer Simon Rudd explores the use of Actions to create a repeating pattern. Make a new Photoshop document – I'm using a canvas that is 1024x768, as always you can set your own size if you want. Make the background black by pressing D on your keyboard followed by ALT and Backspace (or go to Edit>Fill>Black). Finally make a new Layer above the background Layer called Pattern1. [More]

Selecting with Color Range

January 4, 2011

One of the most powerful and useful tools for creating a selection in Photoshop is also the most often ignored and the least understood. In fact, it generally isn’t even regarded as a tool at all, [More]

Have Fun With Photoshop

January 3, 2011

Regular readers will know I like to do something a little different with my posts, I figure I’ll leave the tutorials to those that know what they’re doing. So today I’m setting a challenge; [More]

Happy Holiday Nutters!

December 24, 2010

Its a pleasure to tell you that all the Nuts have all agreed to keep TipSquirrel.com rolling, plus we’ll have David Asch and Tim Shelbourne joining us in the new year! We’re off for a week, [More]

HDR Sharpening in Photoshop

December 22, 2010

I recently put a photo up on Facebook and Twitter that generated a lot of buzz, using HDR Toning in Photoshop CS5 as a way to sharpen old photos. I discovered this method while working on the Adobe [More]
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