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Articles by Gavin Hoey

About Gavin Hoey (45 Articles)
Gavin has been a regular contributor to Digital Photo Magazine in the UK since 2003 where he writes “how to...” techniques on photography and Photoshop Elements. His Photoshop lectures are always in demand and he can often be seen popping up at camera clubs all over the UK.

More Beyond HDR in Photoshop CS5

August 19, 2011

  Do you ever look at other people’s amazing HDR images and wonder why your HDR images never quite look as good? Well you’re not alone. In fact creating a really great HDR takes more [More]

Create a Power Line Background Using Photoshop

July 1, 2011

A few days ago Gavin Hoey posted a great tutorial on his YouTube Channel showing how to create a Fractured Image Effect. A lot of people asked how Gavin created his background for the tutorial so he’s very kindly recorded a new tutorial for TipSquirrel.com showing just that. [More]

Mono Magic with Adobe Camera RAW

June 3, 2011

There’s something magical about a really eye catching black and white image. A full range of tones running from deep black to bright white always adds a touch of drama and impact to the mono image. [More]

Easy Grunge Border in Photoshop

May 6, 2011

There are times when all you want to do is dive into Photoshop, create a quick effect and move on. So if that’s you and what you need right now is a quick grunge border read on, because [More]

Smart Brush and the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop Elements

April 18, 2011

Elements really has come of age recently and the release of Elements 9 with all its improvements and new features makes it a consideration of both amateur and professional photographers. In this video Gavin Hoey shows us one feature of Elements that makes editing images that much easier, the Smart Brush. [More]

Quick Filmstrip Template in Photoshop

April 8, 2011

If you’ve already upgraded to Photoshop CS5 then you have probably already tried some of the amazing headline grabbing new features. Things like Puppet Warp, Content Aware Fill and HDR Pro are [More]

Instant Valentines Day Card with Photoshop

February 11, 2011

Valentines day is fast approaching, so here at TipSquirrel we've got the perfect tutorial for you. Depending on your point of view, this technique will either help you make a very personal and romantic valentines card, that truly expresses your deep and undying love... or... it can save you a load of time and small fortune on shop bought cards. Either way watch the video to discover exactly how it's all done. [More]

Join Photos to Make Text in Photoshop CS5

January 14, 2011

Here’s a great little technique that makes use of one of the best new features that Adobe added in Photoshop. It’s called mini bridge and as the name suggests it’s the little brother of the [More]

Page Curl Effect with Photoshop

November 12, 2010

I love Photoshop for many reasons. One of those reasons is the huge number of filters, effects and actions that come built in as standard. Great as Photoshop is, there are a few things that Adobe [More]

Old Postage Stamp Effect in Photoshop

October 15, 2010

In this classic Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you just how easy it is to turn a modern digital image into a traditional postage stamp. We’ll even go as far as creating perforations around [More]

5 Creative borders for Lightroom

September 10, 2010

love Lightroom for it’s simplicity. It allows me to get my photos looking exactly how I want without any of the flashy extras that you’ll find in Photoshop. Lightroom is blissfully free from [More]

Photoshop or Lightroom, Which to Choose?

June 25, 2010

If you’re a photographer looking at upgrading your existing image editing software then you’ve never had so much choice, but which do you choose? The chances are you already have a favourite [More]

3 Ways to sharpen your RAW images.

January 7, 2010

TipSquirrel is delighted to welcome guest poster Gavin Hoey.     If you’re serious about your photography then the chances are you shoot your images in RAW most, if not all, of the time. With RAW [More]
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