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Making An Easy Photo Calendar in Photoshop

November 2, 2012

Its getting to that time of year again when we need to think of the next one, so here’s an easy and personal, way to create you own photo calendars in Photoshop. Unlike other tutorials this one [More]

Creating Light Streaks With Photoshop

October 15, 2012

In this Photoshop tutorial I answer another reader question. How, they asked, can I add light streaks into an image. In particular, they wanted to add the streaks around a bottle, so that's what I do here with a quick, and simple use of the Pen Tool, some Layer Styles and a little bit of Warp. Colour and glow can all be changed once the image is finished to give as much flexibility as possible. [More]

Targeted Adjustment Tool in Adobe Camera Raw

October 8, 2012

In this video I take a look at a feature of Adobe Camera Raw that is often over looked, Targeted Adjustment Tool. I switch between using this and heading straight over to the right hand side, but find using the tool is just that bit quicker and ‘less fiddly’. [More]

Making Corners Lift From The Page in Photoshop

October 1, 2012

In this Photoshop tutorial video I answer a reader question. How, they asked, can you easily make it look like the corners of the photograph are lifting from the background? I demonstrate two ways here, with some tips along the way including finding the centre of an image and separating Layer Styles from a layer (yep, you really can!) [More]

Photoshop Coloured Lighting into a Scene

September 10, 2012

In this video Photoshop tutorial aimed and beginners and intermediate users of Photoshop I add some colour to a reflection of a window. The work a long files nostainedglass.jpg and colouredwindow.jpg [More]

Put a Simple Photoshop Frame On It

September 3, 2012

In this Photoshop tutorial video I’m going to add a very simple frame to my image by increasing the Canvas Size. This works well but there’s a couple of things I need to consider if I want to do the same to all my images, and should I want to record an action. [More]

Photoshop Transform Tips and Tricks

August 20, 2012

In this video I explore the uses of the Photoshop Transform command to help lay out the framework for a dartboard. The transform command is used to correctly space all the wires and to keep all the circles concentric. [More]

Using Photoshop to Make Concentric Circles

August 6, 2012

OK, I’m no graphic designer or digital artist, but I needed a ‘cartoon style closing credit’ for a piece I was working on with a student. Creating the circles was easy, and I kept them [More]

Movie Poster Credit Template for Photoshop

June 19, 2012

Imagine my delight when I came across this great font which has all the relevant parts incorporated into it. To get the ‘Music by’ or ‘Costume Design’ for example takes just a simple keystroke. Brilliant. [More]

Using Bokeh to Add Oomph To Image in Photoshop

May 21, 2012

In this video, Eric takes the new Bokeh filter and uses it to 'beef up' his plain, flat image witha a “random but not random” approach. Although all the effects rely on bokeh the finished image shows no sign of bokeh at all. [More]

Basic Video Transitions with Photoshop CS6

May 7, 2012

Up to now you’d have to pay a little extra and get Photoshop Extended to be able to edit video. Not any more! CS6 comes with an improved video toolkit and UI that makes editing fun and reasonably easy. Here Eric Renno (TipSquirrel) takes us by the hand and and leads us into the brave new world of video. [More]

Our New Podcast: The Next Step

February 20, 2012

Those that follow TipSquirrel on Facebook or Twitter might know that for the last little while I’ve been saying how excited I am about a new TipSquirrel.com project. This week we take a huge step so I thought I’d let you in on what its all about, who the first guest will be and who’ll be the host; [More]

November on TipSquirrel.com

December 5, 2011

Stylized Black and White Photos with Topaz BW Effects  By Dan Moughamian This month I thought it would be fun to cover a Photoshop plugin that I discovered this summer, which has quickly become one [More]
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