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Photoshop Shape on a Path

January 26, 2015

In this video I take a look at a new(ish) feature of Photoshop 2014, adding a shape or pattern to a path. It has many uses from borders to coupons but in this example I plot out a path on a map. [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]

Live Shapes in Photoshop CC

September 24, 2013

Photoshop CC continues the progression started in version CS6, of offering ever more powerful and flexible vector shape capabilities. In addition to true fill and stroke, we have live shape properties adjustable on the fly. Learn how to take advantage of the new live shapes in Photoshop CC. [More]

Photoshop Text on a Circular Path

April 1, 2013

Using our Contact Us page The Photoshop Nuts were asked if we could explain how to put text on a circle. This was covered a while back by Michael Hoffman in his post Working With Type On a Path as a written tutorial but I thought I’d create a video for those that prefer to learn that way too. In the video, I also explain a technique for creating concentric circles and explain why you’d want to have two windows displaying one image. [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]

Taming your Photoshop Presets

August 17, 2012

Do you suffer from unsightly, bulging panels? Are your pickers bursting at the seams? Would you like to shed a few hundred items but still be able to enjoy a healthy choice of custom presets? [More]

Creating Dashed and Dotted Lines in Photoshop

April 24, 2012

The more I play around with Photoshop CS6, the more I like all the great new capabilities that have been added to this amazing program. Did you know, that in Photoshop CS6, shape layers are a thing of the past, replaced in their entirety by vector layers? This is a tremendously powerful feature, which we will explore in detail over many tutorials in the future. For today, we’ll focus on a small new feature, but one which solves a big problem that has existed forever in Photoshop – how to create a dashed or dotted line. [More]

Tangled Webs: Combine and Simplify Paths

May 24, 2011

In previous tips here on TipSquirrel, we’ve looked at various ways of creating and modifying paths in Photoshop. Today, we’ll explore methods for combining paths using the interaction modes in [More]

Shapes, Arrows and Hidden Options in Photoshop

May 17, 2011

Creating arrows (such as we here use in our tutorials) shouldn’t be too hard in Photoshop, and it actually isn’t. However, you may find it frustrating to find out the best way to accomplish such [More]

Editing shapes in Photoshop

May 10, 2011

In this week’s tip, we’ll look at some fast and easy ways to start with existing shapes (vector paths) in Photoshop, apply some quick modifications, and make the shapes into your own unique [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]

Using 3D Objects in Photoshop

April 29, 2011

Photoshop's 3D Engine is very flexible. It allows you to transform layers three dimensionally. More importantly, it lets you create new 3D elements including primitive shapes (such as cones or spheres). You can also make complex elements can be created using grayscale meshes. [More]

Drawing with shapes and paths in Photoshop

April 26, 2011

Today we begin an exploration of drawing in Photoshop. Not drawing as in grabbing a brush and making marks or blobs, but drawing with precision and with flexible elements that provide a multitude of [More]
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