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Making A Photoshop Moon Brush

January 10, 2016

Photoshop brushes are all greyscale, where the brush is darker its less opaque, brighter less so. This means that we can make some quite detailed brushes by converting images to grayscale. In this [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]

Quickly Spot Mistakes in Your Photoshop Masks

July 12, 2013

If you do any kind of Photoshop work using selections and cutouts, you'll know how important it is to be as accurate as possible, particularly when working with images of people. It's easy to miss areas of an object when using the Quick Selection tool, especially when working in intricate areas such as hands, bits of clothing and so on; irregularities can stick out like a sore thumb - or a missing one. They also have a habit of only showing themselves after we think we've finished the cutout, or worse still, we don't notice them at all! [More]

Hand Painted Border Brushes For Photoshop

May 10, 2013

I’m a sucker for a border and Photoshop has a raft of ways in which you can create a border from scratch. The only downside with some Photoshop border effects is they can look digitally created and by that I mean they lack the subtle changes and randomness that only a handmade border provides. So here’s a solution. Paint your own borders and turn them into custom brushes. Since Photoshop CS6 brushes can be up to 5000 pixels long, twice the size of Photoshop CS5 and that opens up a lot more creative possibilities. [More]

Creating a Glittery Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

April 11, 2013

Inspiration often comes from things we've seen as we go about out day-to-day business; posters, TV and printed ads, etc. I was in town the other day and noticed a poster in a bus shelter for a soft drink. The ad headline featured a fancy glittery text effect. I took a photo with my phone for reference and set about seeing what I could come up when I got back to the computer. I wanted to make sure it was easy to create and versatile enough to apply in different situations. [More]

3 Mixer Brush Border Effects

December 21, 2012

The mixer brush is one of those tools which, as a photographer, I’ve hardly used since it appeared in Photoshop CS5. If you’re an artist that paints, then the mixer brush is a brilliant tool but it can also be used to create simple painted borders even by someone like m,e who will never be able to draw or paint in the real world. [More]

Photoshop Signature Brushes and Shapes

August 21, 2012

Whether you want to watermark your images, or just an a tasteful signature for artistic flair, there are several ways to accomplish this in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll look at two ways to create a signature that can be applied over and over – one method using Photoshop’s Brush Engine, and the second using Photoshop Custom Shapes. [More]
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