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Lightroom to Photoshop and Back – Another Way

September 14, 2010

One of the biggest advantages Lightroom brings is the ability to build a path of non-destructive editing, and this is especially effective in a workflow that includes camera raw images. You can make [More]

Lightroom to Photoshop and Back – Another Way

September 14, 2010

One of the biggest advantages Lightroom brings is the ability to build a path of non-destructive editing, and this is especially effective in a workflow that includes camera raw images. You can make [More]

Automatic Tourist Remover

July 27, 2010

Here’s a little tip that works with Photoshop Extended, versions CS3 or later, and Smart Objects. We’ve all been in public places trying to take a photograph, and people just keep walking by. [More]

Creative Stacking Diversions

July 6, 2010

Last week, I mentioned that I’d be covering my use of Stack Modes as an “automatic tourist remover.” However, this week, I endeavored to get out in the field and take some new photos [More]

Noise Reduction with Smart Object Stack Modes

June 29, 2010

Last week we took a look at Stack Modes in Photoshop, and found that all we needed was a layered Smart Object, and we could use the Stack Modes to great effect. This week we will continue to look at [More]

Max Stacks with Photoshop

June 22, 2010

Over the past few weeks, we’ve explored the world of Smart Objects, and we’ll continue that exploration here today. However, one special note for today’s lesson – the Smart Object features [More]

Nested Smart Objects Part 2

June 15, 2010

In last week’s post on creating nested Smart Objects, we had created the image below, which was to serve as a celestial orb in our twilight desert scene. We built up this object from a basic [More]

Nested Smart Objects – Part 1

June 7, 2010

We’ve been exploring the power of Smart Objects, and starting today we will test the limits of just how far you can go – by nesting Smart Objects, one inside the other. By building Smart Objects [More]

Smart Objects, Smarter Filters

June 1, 2010

Smart Objects have given us a tremendous amount of power in Photoshop since version CS3, and it just keeps getting better. Today, we’re going to look at a non-destructive workflow that begins with [More]

Exposure Blending with Smart Objects

May 25, 2010

Last week, we looked at creating copies of Smart Objects in Photoshop, and we saw that regular copies are linked together in a special way such that when you update one Smart Object, you update ALL [More]

Picture Package with Smart Objects

May 18, 2010

When is a copy not a copy? When it is a copy of a Smart Object! In Photoshop, there are two very different ways to create copies of Smart Objects, and each of these has unique and special qualities [More]

Smart Objects, Raw Flexibility

May 11, 2010

Last week, we saw that Smart Object Layers are a special kind of layer within Photoshop, that actually encapsulate data so that you have a “document within a document,” and allow you access to [More]

Smarter Editing with Smart Objects

May 4, 2010

In my early Photoshop days, I created a fair number of disasters in which I edited my files, saved over the originals, and lost the ability to get back to an earlier, untarnished version of my files. [More]

Luminosity Sharpening 3 Ways

March 29, 2010

Last time on TipSquirrel, on our ever-expanding journey into blend modes in Photoshop, we looked at the Luminosity blend mode. This mode allowed us to use the brightness values from one layer to make [More]

Smarter Texting –Transforming Editable Text

January 5, 2010

TipSquirrel welcomes back  Rebecca Fryer This a quick tip to help you achieve editable transformed text Click to Enlarge To begin with create some Text in my example I used Cooper Black font as it [More]
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