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Line Art

September 28, 2009

Vector art is very cool and also very easy – you just have to learn to play with the pen tool – let’s start a project this week – we will begin by drawing in lines using the pen tool…. [More]

Welcome To Photoshop

September 24, 2009

photoshop  (v.)”to edit an image using a computer program,” 1992, originally in ref. to Photoshop, a bitmap graphics editor trademarked and published by Adobe, released in 1990.” [More]

Fading Back

September 23, 2009

As a digital photo restoration artist I don’t always get to work on the two things I love most: old photos and really badly damaged old photos. Sometimes I have to do “ordinary” [More]

Tuesday Top Tip – Centre

September 22, 2009

When you’re moving things around the screen there are going to be times, maybe lots of times, that you want various elements to be in the centre, or have centres lined up. Here’s a few [More]

Stroked Art

September 21, 2009

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create a “stroked” picture from a photo, for this you will need to know how to use the magic wand, stroke & pen tool/lasso tool. We [More]

Restoring Wood Grain

September 16, 2009

When restoring old photos, you’ll likely run into more than a few wood floors. In early portraits, mostly the 1860 -1870 variety, the studios themselves often had wood plank flooring. [More]

To Crop or Not to Crop

September 15, 2009

Hello and welcome back to another Tuesday Top Tip, those little things in Photoshop that are sometimes over looked, yet can be so very handy. This week a quick look at the crop tool. There’s a [More]

Make an Easy Web Button

September 14, 2009

When I say Easy – I really mean it – easy easy easy easy! 😀  Buttons are cool and can be very effectively used on websites. So lets begin.   Step 1  New 1024×768 72ppi document [More]

Comparing Before-and-After Views in Lightroom

September 10, 2009

TipSquirrel.com is delighted to welcome back Ashu Mittal:   I am back with a post on one of the things that is an integral part of my workflow inside Lightroom and is a real life-saver if done the [More]

Glamor In Restoration

September 9, 2009

Does beauty retouching have any place in photo restoration? Well, up to a certain point, yes! We can smooth out the skin, sometimes, as far as removing texture and pixelation, but must be very [More]

Its Easy to Change Colour in LAB.. No, Really.

September 8, 2009

Here’s a nice and easy way to change a colour of an object, with no masking (Phew!), but before you get to excited I should warn you, I’ll be heading into the world of LAB. Don’t panic though, [More]

Easily Add Bruises

September 7, 2009

Step 1 Open your photo you want to add bruises too, I’m going to be using one of me (handsome devil aren’t I 😀 – Btw check out the beard project – here ). We will be making this [More]

Easy Hell’s Kitchen Candle Thingy

September 3, 2009

This week I have been working to make a reproduction of an effect seen on the US TV programme Hell’s Kitchen. Before each commercial break a little film shows the Hell’s Kitchen pitch fork in a [More]

Into The Fade

September 2, 2009

Last week I was asked to show an alternate method of bringing back faded photos besides that good old reliable Layer Blend Mode, Multiply. Let’s face it, even though that fix has been around [More]

When Inner Shadow Just Won’t Do

September 1, 2009

There are times when an inner shadow looks like thats what I’m after but it doesn’t quite do what I want. That’s when I like to turn to inner glow. To use inner glow as a shadow is easy, [More]
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