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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]

Holiday Card, Part 4

December 8, 2009

This week we’re finishing up our holiday card we’re making with an old family photo by adding a bit of sparkle and a frame. To begin, you’ll need to go back to the brush preset we [More]

The Tilt-Shift Effect in Photoshop

December 3, 2009

TipSquirrel welcomes back photographer Andie Smith  – Twitter   I have a confession…. I love the look of miniature models, but hate using a tilt-shift lens. Thankfully I’m good [More]

Holiday Card, Part 3

December 1, 2009

For her regular Wednesday post, TipSquirrel welcomes back Janine Smith  @landailyn   In this, part three of our holiday card project, we’re going to do some decorating! This can be done on [More]

Holiday Card, Part 2

November 25, 2009

We start the second part of our Holiday card tutorial by getting a bit analytical. In order to make some fairly realistic shadows within your photo, you need to first analyze it. The nexus of this [More]

Holiday Card: Part 1

November 18, 2009

Today begins a (hopefully!) fun, four-part tutorial on making a family photo into a holiday card. For the past few years I’ve used old family photos to create holiday cards for both my family [More]

Shading vectors in Photoshop

October 19, 2009

Over the last couple of tutorials we have been gently introducing ourselves to vectors, firstly adding the lines then some colour. Today we are going to work on details. Step 1. Firstly download the [More]

It’s a Knockout: the Magnifying Glass Effect

October 12, 2009

To begin with it’s wise to collect a good source image of a magnifying glass which I did via http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Magnifying_glass.jpg, this is Wikimedia Commons which is a [More]

Filling In With the Pen Tool

October 5, 2009

 Last week we worked on line art using the pen tool, this week we will work on filling it in. We will be using our old friend the pen tool again. Step 1. Download the source file we created last [More]

Make Them Shine!

October 1, 2009

I love pretty eyes –  just ask anyone who knows me, if you have pretty eyes, I’ll let you know! In photos I like to make them shine! Soo… how do you do it? 1.Open up an image, with [More]

Line Art

September 28, 2009

Vector art is very cool and also very easy – you just have to learn to play with the pen tool – let’s start a project this week – we will begin by drawing in lines using the pen tool…. [More]

Welcome To Photoshop

September 24, 2009

photoshop  (v.)”to edit an image using a computer program,” 1992, originally in ref. to Photoshop, a bitmap graphics editor trademarked and published by Adobe, released in 1990.” [More]

Stroked Art

September 21, 2009

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create a “stroked” picture from a photo, for this you will need to know how to use the magic wand, stroke & pen tool/lasso tool. We [More]

Easily Add Bruises

September 7, 2009

Step 1 Open your photo you want to add bruises too, I’m going to be using one of me (handsome devil aren’t I 😀 – Btw check out the beard project – here ). We will be making this [More]

Easy Hell’s Kitchen Candle Thingy

September 3, 2009

This week I have been working to make a reproduction of an effect seen on the US TV programme Hell’s Kitchen. Before each commercial break a little film shows the Hell’s Kitchen pitch fork in a [More]
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