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Photoshop CC

Adding Life to a Flat Image – Episode 2

October 18, 2016

In today’s retouching video, I welcome you to episode 2 of “Adding Life to a Flat Image”, where I take a dull RAW image and take it to the next level in Photoshop to give it the [More]

Toggle Views in Photoshop CC

March 30, 2016

Changes to Photoshop CC mean that some people aren't able to use the F key shortcut for different views, here's how to re enable it. [More]

Facebook Cover Template (late 2015) in Photoshop CC

December 15, 2015

Facebook is rolling out more changes! The cover image and profile image dimensions are changing again and these latest changes mean that all those nicely crafted facebook covers no longer work! But fear not, Tipsquirrel.com has you covered (baboom tish! sorry for the poor pun). This post shows how to create the perfectly positioned profile image & cover using our FREE Facebook Cover Template for the late 2015 changes. Below is a walk through of how to create your own pixel perfect facebook cover, and after the walkthrough is the downloadable template available only from Tipsquirrel [More]

Cutting Glass from a White Background in Photoshop

November 16, 2015

Have you tried shooting glass products on a white background? Shoot it too dark and the glass looks muddy grey, shoot it too light and it is impossible to cut out the product from the background. This tutorial will show you how to find those edges for selection using the new Dehaze tool in Adobe Camera Raw (or Lightroom) [More]

Dude, Where’s My Save For Web?

June 17, 2015

With the update from Photoshop CC 2014 to Photoshop CC 2015 Adobe make a lot of great changes, as always there were the headline grabbers but there were a few little tweaks that didn’t hit the [More]

Photoshop CC 2014 Typekit Integration

September 2, 2014

Back in April, Adobe announced that they were making the Typekit font product available to all users of the Creative Suite, at all subscriptions levels. This is a fantastic benefit for users of Photoshop within the Creative Cloud environment, and at that time, I put together a short how-to guide for using Typekit with your Creative Cloud subscription. Fast forward, and now Photoshop CC 2014 includes some very nice integration with Typekit. As a Creative Cloud member, you have access to a vast trove of excellent fonts for desktop use. In this tutorial, we’ll look at some of the new features for Photoshop CC 2014 Typekit integration – font management tools that make things a whole lot easier. [More]

Create A Template To Display Your Image As A Mounted Canvas In Photoshop

July 17, 2014

Today’s Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a custom reusable template to display your images as though they have been wall-mounted and photographed in situ. There are many reasons you might want to create an image like this, Here, we’ll be creating the effect of a canvas print but the technique could easily be adapted to make framed prints as well. The secret behind the technique is the use of Smart Objects, which enables us to quickly change the image being displayed, whilst retaining the shadows and effects used to make the canvas. [More]

The new Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC

January 21, 2014

Adobe Photoshop CC now has a new Perspective Warp feature, just introduced, that will allow you to adjust the perspective of image elements in an automated and controlled way. This will help you to create more realistic composites from images that may not match in their original perspective. [More]

3D Particle Field in Photoshop CC

January 7, 2014

Creating a particle field using Photoshop's 3D features requires a few tricks, but with a little setup and the right techniques, you can create some fantastic random effects. [More]

Color Correct Mixed Light Sources in Photoshop

November 12, 2013

Wouldn't it be great (for image artists) if you could arrange to have all your light sources share the same temperature? Unfortunately, that doesn't happen in real life, and between flash, tungsten lights, fluorescent lights, and sunlight, you may find yourself with a mixed lighting bag. No single white balance setting will correct the entire image, so you have to resort to local corrections. In this video, I'll show you a technique in Photoshop for selecting the contaminated color areas easily, then a way to match the color of these areas to the rest of the image using some layer blending mode tricks. [More]

Camera Raw Integration in Photoshop CC

July 2, 2013

Photoshop Camera Raw as a filter? That's right, and even more besides. The Adobe Camera Raw toolset is becoming more and more integrated into our workflow in Photoshop, giving us a common set of tools and a more efficient workflow. [More]