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Eric Renno

Photoshop Crop Tool – Its Not Just For Cropping

May 8, 2014

CoverPhotoshop Crop Tool has, you may thing one simple basic function, but it has a whole host of other great features beside just resizing your image. It'll straighten, add canvas and even has different overlays to help with composition. [More]

Photoshop Rounded Rectangles and Bender From Futurama

April 6, 2014

I recently created this Bender from Futurama as an exercise for a live class and posted the result on line. There was some interest so I thought I'd share it with all my TipSquirrel friends. As mentioned in the video, the file is available, with all the finished layers and guides. You'll find it beneath the video in the 'Media locker'. All this is is a way to share the post and keep the content free to all. [More]

Intro to Keyframes in Photoshop : Animating Masks

March 14, 2014

In this video I take a short video clip and, using masks and keyframes, make a simple introduction to the video. Keyframes are a major part of video editing and are used extensively through the whole Creative Cloud and Creative Suite. [More]

Photoshop Smart Objects from Adobe Illustrator

February 14, 2014

Wanting to at a scribbled text effect to an image I looked to Adobe Illustrator. The great thing about Creative Suite and the Creative Cloud is that the applications work so seamlessly together. Here I create the text in illustrator and then bring it to Photoshop as a smart object, making it editable at any time. [More]

Cropping For a Facebook Cover in Photoshop

December 26, 2013

So here we are, as I write this it’s Boxing Day and it occurs to me that readers might want to crop a new Christmas photo for their Facebook cover. So, here’s a quick overview; [More]

Oil Paint Filter Workflow for More Natural Looking Images

November 11, 2013

Over the past couple of months I've been exploring the Oil Paint filter in Photoshop. One of the things I wasn't happy about was the swirly, un-natural effect it was encouraging. So, I've come up with a workflow to help create more natural looking images, with a more natural paint feel to them. This technique is very easy and as you can see, even with explanation this one only takes 12 minutes to achieve. [More]

Soft Border with Photoshop Selection Techniques

October 28, 2013

This technique is one of those ones that acts as a starting point. Creating the soft border really is very simple when you know how, but how you use it has endless possibilities. From Blending Modes to colour, everything will have an impact on how your image is presented. [More]

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

October 23, 2013

Shortcut key combinations can speed up a workflow and keep creativity flowing uninterrupted. So regular users will make a point of learning a few, then discovering more as they progress.There’s lots of cheat sheets out there but what if you’ve changed the shortcut to something you find easier to remember? Well, Photoshop has a built in cheat sheet maker, it’s nothing fancy, but it can be quite handy. [More]

Auto Correct Verticals and Horizontals in ACR 8 and Lightroom 5

October 14, 2013

In this video I take a look at a brand new feature to ACR 8 and Lightroom 5. With just one click ACR will correct the vertical and horizontal perspectives of your image. This works great for all kinds of images but especially architecture, with this feature your buildings will no longer “lean backwards”. [More]

High Key Ice Queen Effect in Photoshop

September 30, 2013

In this video I take a shot of Paige and transform it into a high key ‘Ice Queen’ image. This technique is all about the set up so time should be taken at the start, then its as easy as pie! I hope you enjoy this technique, as always we’d love to see what you do with it. [More]

Add a Subtle Punch to Eyes in Photoshop

September 9, 2013

In this video I add punch in such a way that you might first think that its counter intuitive. Subtlety is the key here. This technique is based on a tutorial I saw many years ago by retoucher extraordinaire, Dave Ceurdon. [More]

Luminance Masks in Photoshop

September 2, 2013

In this video I'll skim over the theory and get stuck in to the very handy luminance mask. Still one of the easiest, and quickest ways to create complicated masks. [More]

Photoshop Quick Tip: Button Mode and Menu Items for Photoshop Actions

August 12, 2013

Actions are a great way to get things done easily and quickly, but what happens when you need to insert a menu command? By default a lot of menu items are unavailable during the recording of a Photoshop Action, but it’s easily overcome. I’ll also be discussing the helpful Button Mode, a great way to launch your Actions. [More]
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