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Mastering Photoshop’s Blending Modes

December 3, 2010

Blending modes are both a mystery and a source of great design power. Each blending mode controls how one layer’s pixels are affected by those in another layer (or by a tool from the Tools [More]

Digital Diffusion with Photoshop

December 2, 2010

Following on from last month’s tutorial on Recreating Lith Grain, I’m going to show you how to recreate another darkroom effect in Photoshop. The effect were’re recreating, diffusing the [More]

Stripy Text with Photoshop Layer Styles

December 1, 2010

More text antics with Photoshop. We shall try and create this… Step 1. Start by creating a new Photoshop Document, I used 1024×768 at 72 ppi, but as always its really up to you. I then set [More]

Win a Gavin Hoey DVD–Result

December 1, 2010

This competition was kindly sponsored by; The Winner: An awesome photograph, which really does go to show there’s a great image to be found in everyday objects. Congratulations Andy, your prize [More]

Selection Basics in Photoshop

November 30, 2010

Way back in my early days of learning Photoshop, selections were a mystery to me. Sometimes they made perfect sense, and other times they were nothing but a source of frustration. This cloudy [More]

Photoshop Elements 9 –The Missing Manual

November 29, 2010

There were a few things that went through my mind when I held the Elements 9 box in my hand; Why would I want to use it if I already had Photoshop CS5 on the computer? Isn’t Elements just Photoshop [More]

Using The Histogram and Curves in Photoshop

November 26, 2010

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at one of my favourite tricks for improving photographic contrast more quickly and more accurately, using the Histogram sliders in Curves. This technique [More]

Lightroom ‘Nose Trick’

November 25, 2010

A Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that are state side in the USA. For this week's article, I thought I'd share the "nose trick" everyone's been asking about. In case you missed it, I used Lightroom to get the red out, while doing a portrait model retouch. Here are the basic steps for the nose portion of that video: [More]

Photoshop a Holiday Card 2010 Part 1

November 24, 2010

For this year’s holiday card, I figured we try something a little tougher. Sometimes when looking through your family photos to find the perfect one for a card, you realize that instead of one [More]

Half-Sketch Half-Photo Morph with Photoshop

November 23, 2010

Today’s tip comes to you courtesy of my wife, Carol, who liked the image you see below well enough to hang it on a wall in our house. That’s saying a lot to me, since I have over 30,000 images in [More]

The Restorationist Janine Smith at Lynda.com

November 22, 2010

Its no secret that I’m a fan of Lynda.com so I was thrilled when one of our Photoshop Nuts was asked to record a course for them. Janine Smith’s course Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and [More]

Changing the Background Colour with Photoshop

November 18, 2010

For this tutorial I want to share a couple of techniques with you for changing the look and colour in the background of your photographs. These are techniques that I employed recently when I decided [More]

Win A Gavin Hoey DVD

November 17, 2010

Yep, that’s right, you can win a copy of Gavin’s latest DVD 15 Minute Photo Challenges- Best of Vol.1. What you have to do Gavin’s video is all about finding a great photo wherever he is, so [More]

Working with type on a path

November 16, 2010

Back in the days before Photoshop CS, type on a path was the domain of Adobe Illustrator. With CS, and every version since, Adobe added type on a path to the arsenal of tools available to Photoshop [More]

Blurring the Background with Adobe Camera Raw

November 15, 2010

For this tutorial we’ll take a look at how we can add a soft glow to the background of our raw images, using ACR’s local adjustment and masking tools, without softening the subject area. [More]
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