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Photoshop Workspace Automation

October 15, 2013

By default, Photoshop remembers the last workspace configuration you had active, and returns to that configuration when you restart the application. However, you might prefer to have Photoshop always start in one specific custom workspace configuration. Here's how to do it, with a simple action and the Script Events Manager. [More]

Add Copyright Information in Photoshop – Automatically

August 27, 2013

It's always a good idea to copyright your work, and that includes embedding the appropriate information into your image metadata. Learn the three step process to create a template to add copyright metadata, to create an action to apply your template, and to use Photoshop's Script Events Manager to run your action every time you work on a file. It may sound scary, but it's a simple process, and you can "set it and forget it." I’ve written about this before a few years back, but this is a good reminder, I’ve brought it up to date with the latest version of Photoshop, and here is a video tutorial for those who prefer video learning. [More]

Photoshop CS6–The Small Stuff

April 27, 2012

Photoshop CS6 brings us a whole raft of new and exciting tools to play with and it’s also stuffed full of major improvements. We even get some new filters to play with too. But once you’ve been using the Photoshop CS6 for a while you’ll start to notice lots of small changes. In fact Adobe have made dozens and dozens of little tweaks and enhancements that will probably never make the headlines but may well be incredibly useful. [More]

Using actions in Photoshop Elements

July 22, 2011

If you haven’t used the full version of Photoshop, you might not be familiar with the concept of actions. Essentially, they are sequences of commands designed to quickly reproduce a particular effect on an image. They range from simple enhancements to extremely complex manipulation operations and are designed primarily to save you time by doing all the repetitive parts of a technique at speed. Although you can’t actually create your own actions from within Elements, you can install and run them. [More]

TipSquirrel.com Action Set

July 4, 2011

This action set includes some techniques you’ll want to use again and again on your images, including; High Contrast, Color Separation in LAB, Duo Tone, Fixing Faded Photos, Grunge Border, LensBaby Effect, Soft Glow, Soft Vignette, Stars, Star Wars Text effect. The techniques are all based on tutorials from The Photoshop Nuts at TipSquirrel.com. [More]

Picking Apart Photoshop Actions

May 2, 2011

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 [More]

Creating Custom Actions

December 19, 2009

TipSquirrel is delighted to welcome back one of our favorite trainers, Richard Harrington.   If you’re a Photoshop enthusiast or professional, you should really be using Photoshop actions. [More]