Editing shapes in Photoshop

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In this week’s tip, we’ll look at some fast and easy ways to start with existing shapes (vector paths) in Photoshop, apply some quick modifications, and make the shapes into your own unique design. We’ll be drawing heavily on the…

Vector Masks in Photoshop

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In last week’s post on TipSquirrel, we started looking at drawing with shapes and paths in Photoshop. In the interest of getting our toes wet, so to speak, we looked at the shape tools, and saw that they could be…

Picking Apart Photoshop Actions

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Actions are a great way to get things done quickly, but they’re also a wonderful learning tool. Knowing how to examine an action can help you find new techniques as well as discovering bases that you can build on yourself. …

Using 3D Objects in Photoshop

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Photoshop’s 3D Engine is very flexible. It allows you to transform layers three dimensionally. More importantly, it lets you create new 3D elements including primitive shapes (such as cones or spheres). You can also make complex elements can be created using grayscale meshes.

Creating a Soft Vintage Photo Effect in Adobe Lightroom 3

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In this tutorial I’m taking a break from my usual Photoshop Elements techniques and instead, switching to Lightroom 3; where I’ll be demonstrating how to convert a modern colour image into a low-quality vintage photo.

We’ll be using a variety of features found in the Develop module to desaturate and soften the image, add grain and a rounded border, and finally create a preset enabling us to apply the effect on different images with the click of a mouse.