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Vintage Tints

30/03/2010

Vintage is the new thing..wait…vintage and new…oxymoron. Lets say Vintage is all the rage right now. I am seeing it from fashion to photography. It is really easy to achive a cool vintage [More]

Luminosity Sharpening 3 Ways

29/03/2010

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

15/03/2010

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]

Creative Differences

08/03/2010

Last week we looked at some practical and very utilitarian ways to take advantage of Difference blend modes in Adobe Photoshop. Today, we’re going to take a 180 degree turn and look at some ways of [More]

Painting With Photo Filters

03/03/2010

Do you have some of those 70’s era color photo’s that just look tired? Here’s an easy way to paint a little life back into them using photo filters! For the purposes of this [More]

Local Adjustments in Lightroom

25/02/2010

No I’m not talking about going to your local chiropractor…..We are talking Lightroom, Silly! I will admit until a couple months ago a few weeks ago I knew there was Local Adjustments in [More]

Striking Silver

24/02/2010

Up until the 1960’s, when resin coating became the norm and gave photo paper a smooth, shiny look and feel, photos were commonly developed using the silver gelatin dry plate process, caused by [More]

Refining Masks with Overlay Blending

22/02/2010

After a weeks break TipSquirrel welcomes back Mike Hoffman  Creating a good mask is an essential part of retouching and compositing images, but the process of developing that mask doesn’t have to [More]

A Duo Of Duotones

17/02/2010

A subtle overlay of color can really perk up a flat black & white image. A two color overlay, composed of (usually) black and another color, called Duotone, and three color, black and two other [More]

Photoshop Blend Modes Part 5

01/02/2010

Monday means Mike Hoffman. Here he continues his tour of Photoshop’s Blend Mode  This week, we’ll continue our exploration of practical uses of the Overlay blending mode in Photoshop. Recall [More]

Photoshop Blend Mode Basics – Part 4

25/01/2010

Welcome back to Mike Hoffman for the latest in his Blend Mode series. Links to previous parts can be found at the bottom of this post.   In earlier parts of this series, we’ve seen that Screen [More]

Photoshop Blend Mode Basics – Part 3

18/01/2010

By Mike Hoffman Thank you all for welcoming me back to TipSquirrel.com! This week, we’re going to continue our exploration of blend modes in Photoshop. In the past two installments, we reviewed [More]

Blend Mode Basics – Part 2

11/01/2010

TipSquirrel welcomes back Mike Hoffman Welcome back to my ongoing series, exploring the secrets of blending modes in Photoshop. Last time, we looked at the four main categories of blend modes [More]

Stencil From Photo

23/11/2009

A few months ago I was playing with Photoshop and made a couple of stencil pictures out of stock photos (See them here) so I thought I’d do a short tutorial on how to make them.   Step 1.  Go to [More]
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