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Adding a Sepia Tone in Photoshop

September 8, 2016

In this 30 Second Photoshop video I’ll show you how to add a sepia tone to your images in three easy steps. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE for more tutorials from my channel!   [More]

Quick Mask-Style Selections in Photoshop Elements

August 16, 2013

I recently wrote an article here on TipSquirrel about using Photoshop's Pencil tool to make complicated selections. A comment was posted asking if the same thing was possible using Photoshop Elements. The answer to that is yes, but, as with a few things in Elements, we have to use a couple of workarounds. The original tutorial used Photoshop's Quick Mask feature. This allows us to create selections by painting them with the Brush tool (or any other of the drawing tools); the selected areas show up as a coloured overlay. Elements doesn't have this feature, sadly, so we'll be using an adjustment layer and its mask to achieve the same result. [More]

Photoshop Dramatic Contrast Technique

April 30, 2013

This simple but effective technique can take you way beyond simple brightness and contrast adjustments, with precise control over each color independently, using the most unlikely tool for adjusting colors – the black and white adjustment layer. [More]

Color Effects with the Photoshop Color Lookup Adjustment

March 22, 2013

Today we'll take a look at an image adjustment that is often overlooked by photographers. The Photoshop Color Lookup adjustment was introduced in CS6, to provide video makers with a means of modifying the "color look" of their clips, as they move them through different parts of the post-production workflow. However, this adjustment can also be useful to photographers, and lends itself well to experimentation. [More]

Adjustment Layer Blend Modes in Photoshop

October 9, 2012

If you’ve been a TipSquirrel reader for a while, you know about adjustment layers. Maybe you even know about blend modes. But, did you know you can combine both, adding a wider range of effects [More]

Unify an image with Selective Color

September 25, 2012

The Selective Color adjustment layer in Photoshop provides a one-stop tool for controlling color. Learn to use it to add a creative color cast that unifies your image and provides enhanced mood or drama to your creation. [More]

Quick and Easy Eyes in Photoshop

October 26, 2011

Hi Folks, For this month’s tutorial I thought I’d put together a short video showing you a couple of quick and easy techniques that I regularly use to both Brighten and Colour eyes. As [More]

Photoshop and The Alt / Option Key

March 7, 2011

There’s few occasions when I’m in Photoshop that I don’t have my thumb resting on the Alt key. What makes this humble little key so special? Well, let me show you just a few of the occasions where I really couldn’t do without it. [More]

Black and White with Photoshop and Lightroom

February 28, 2011

Welcome to the second part of my series on black & white photography. In the first part of the series we discussed what black & white photography entails and some considerations you should [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]

When Selections Define Your Image

December 21, 2010

Over the past few weeks, I’ve discussed various basics of creating and selecting areas of your image, and today, we’ll have a bit of fun with it – to give you an idea of the power that is at [More]

Rough Selection Adjustments

May 24, 2010

I like it when I get told something and I slap my forehead and say “of course” and changes the way I use Photoshop. Here’s one such thing;  I was making adjustments, say hue and saturation, [More]

RAW Black & Whites

May 14, 2010

Its great to welcome back Justin Seeley for another Photoshop Quicktips. In this exclusive episode of Quicktips, Justin shows us why Camera RAW is better suited for creating black & white photos [More]
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