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Composite Images: Attention to Detail

February 21, 2011

Anyone familiar with my work knows that I’m a big fan of compositing images in Photoshop, and can spend hours sometimes on one image tweeking this and that. For this short tutorial I want to cover [More]

Mastering Photoshop’s Blending Modes

December 3, 2010

Blending modes are both a mystery and a source of great design power. Each blending mode controls how one layer’s pixels are affected by those in another layer (or by a tool from the Tools [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]

Photoshop Compositing With Blend Modes

July 16, 2010

With the introduction of the new and improved Refine Edge in Photoshop CS5, making selections has never been easier…or has it? In this tutorial I show you a technique using Blend Modes to make [More]

Blurry II: Combining Techniques

July 13, 2010

Last week I went over a few ways to lessen motion blur in a photo. There are also, of course, many other ways you can approach this problem – these were just the tip of the Photoshop iceberg.  Any [More]

"Fixing" Blurry

July 7, 2010

Do you have any photos, I know you do, that look like the person taking it was a bit on the shaky side (everything in the photo is a bit blurry)? Or maybe the subject of the photo moved, maybe the [More]

“Fixing” Blurry

July 7, 2010

Do you have any photos, I know you do, that look like the person taking it was a bit on the shaky side (everything in the photo is a bit blurry)? Or maybe the subject of the photo moved, maybe the [More]

Dark II; Photoshop's Layer Blend Modes

June 30, 2010

Ok, here’s the deal: There’s more than one way to do 99.9% of anything you do in Photoshop. I think there may be only one way of turning it on and off, I could be wrong. It’s my belief, [More]

Dark II; Photoshop’s Layer Blend Modes

June 30, 2010

Ok, here’s the deal: There’s more than one way to do 99.9% of anything you do in Photoshop. I think there may be only one way of turning it on and off, I could be wrong. It’s my belief, [More]

Adobe Quick Tip Thursday

June 17, 2010

Greetings all! Just some quick tips today as I'm getting myself together for this weekend's D2W conference. As always we're talking Photoshop so let's throw out the tips: 1. Did you know you can use your keyboard's Numeric Keypad to change a Layer's opacity? Dial 0-9 to get 100% through 90% opacity. Dial two digits (54) to get 54% opacity. USEFUL TIP - If you're using a brush-based tool you'll change the brush opacity INSTEAD of the Layer opacity. [More]

Creative Luminosity Techniques

April 2, 2010

Last week, we saw several ways in which we could introduce the Luminosity blend mode into our Photoshop sharpening workflow. Today, it’s all about creative application of this technique. Since the [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]

Introducing the Luminosity Blend Mode

March 15, 2010

Whether you produce your images for web or for print, at some point you’ll want to sharpen the images for output. Sharpening, as we’ve discussed in earlier tips, is a process in which the [More]
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