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Advanced Black and White in Photoshop

November 24, 2011

This month’s tutorial is going to be an in-depth look at a black & white photograph that was used in one of my tutorials on black & white conversion earlier this year. I recently showed [More]

Receding Background

November 16, 2011

Here’s a super simple way to add a little depth to an old image just by making certain elements stand out from the rest. [More]

Vector Masks in Photoshop

May 3, 2011

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 [More]

Lightning and Break-Up Effects in Photoshop

April 27, 2011

Let’s take the classic lightning effect and add a little scatter effect too; Step 1. Make a new 1024×768 sized documents, set the background colour to black. Next using the Text tool Type [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]

Quick Tone Photoshop Technique

February 23, 2011

In this video tutorial,The Restorationist Janine Smith takes a restoration project and uses a combination of curves and Blend mode to bring out the detail of her image. [More]

Photoshop’s Pass Through Mode

February 7, 2011

When you open a  New Group dialogue box, you might notice that there’s something a little different in there, ‘Pass Through’. What, you may ask is all that about? Well, let’s [More]

Designing with Layer Masks

February 1, 2011

Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at selections and masking, and today we will take masking to yet another level, as we create an entire design using nothing but layer masks. If you’ve been [More]

Capturing Details with Refine Mask

January 18, 2011

Last week on TipSquirrel, I introduced the Masks Panel, and today we’re going to take a closer look at an old feature that is new again with CS5. A few versions ago, Adobe introduce the Refine Edge [More]

Using the Photoshop Masks Panel

January 11, 2011

In the past several tips I’ve explored ever more deeply into the art of creating selections. Of course, one of the primary uses of selections is to create a mask, in order to non-destructively hide [More]

Photoshop Selection Techniques

December 7, 2010

In last week’s tip, I presented some Selection Basics in Photoshop that were intended to get you thinking about selections in new ways and with a better understanding of what was happening. In [More]
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