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Photoshop Slice Tool

January 9, 2014

The slice tool can be used to help create webpages and elements of them. In this post I'll show you how to create a very simple navigation example. [More]

Wide Eyed Cat – Have Fun in Photoshop

August 8, 2013

A few years ago there were a number of birthday cards with large eyed cats and dogs on them, I thought I would spend a few minutes showing you how you can make your own spin on this idea. [More]

Format Text In Photoshop With Kerning and Tracking

June 3, 2013

Photoshop does a great job of formatting text and can be quite intuitive. Sometimes however you have to get stuck in a finesse it yourself. In this Photoshop tutorial video, I take a look at kerning and tracking before finishing off the text effect with a few Layer Styles and Blend Mode combinations. [More]

Using Photoshop Shapes to Make Apple Maps Type Pins

January 21, 2013

In this video I’ll use Photoshop shape capabilities to make Apple Maps typpe of pin to add to my image. I’ll use stroke, gradient, stroke positioning and many other settings as well as some handy tips on manipulating paths. As always I’d love to see your images using this technique! [More]

Use Photoshop to Subtly Retouch Eyes

November 12, 2012

In this video I’ll demonstrate a very easy, yet highly effective way of bringing your subjects eyes ‘to life’ using nothing more than a couple of brushes and a mask in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. [More]

GuideGuide 2 Overview for Photoshop CS6

July 12, 2012

In this video Howard Pinsky explores the use of GuideGuide 2. If you use guides more than occasionally this extension should be a part of your Photoshop! It works with CS4, CS5 and CS6. [More]

Video Viewfinder POV in Photoshop

July 2, 2012

I was recently asked by a student if it was easy to make a video look like it was being viewed through a viewfinder. Using Premier-Pro’s titling we got the job done but I wondered if it would be [More]

Filtering a Video Clip with Photoshop Extended

February 17, 2012

Photoshop's filters are pretty powerful (and certainly diverse). Knowing this, you may find yourself wanting to apply a filter to a video clip. This is very possible, but there's a specific workflow you must follow. [More]

Speed your scanning workflow in Photoshop

October 4, 2011

If you’re like me, you probably have stacks of old photographs sitting around in the “to be scanned” queue. In fact, you may, like me, have additional piles from family and friends in the same [More]

Using Photoshop to Cut Off a Finger

July 27, 2011

I’m not sure how many people have seen my horror work but I spent years removing faces and turning people into monsters. So for this tutorial I thought I’d show you a simple method of how [More]

HDR Techniques : Prepare Now, Avoid Headaches Later

June 7, 2011

As we discussed in last week’s introduction to taking your HDR Beyond the Ordinary, using the HDR and Tone Mapping software is only one step in what should be a much bigger workflow. In today’s video tip, we look at ways of preparing your images for the HDR process – there are a lot of image artifacts and problems that can be removed from the equation before we even open up Photomatix, or HDR Efex Pro, or Photoshop’s Merge To HDR Pro. [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]