Tag Archive: CS 5

Mar 08 2013

Upcoming Topaz Webinar

Next Monday at 4 PM Central I will be conducting a webinar with Topaz Labs.  I will be going over the joys of automated photo editing using Action and Topaz products.  Actions are a great way to maximize your workflow efficiency and with the incorporation of Topaz products it gets even better! Leading up to that I …

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Jan 18 2013

Shadows/Highlights Adjustment Tool


The Shadows/Highlights Adjustment Tool in Photoshop CS 5 & 6 is a very powerful asset.  It is tucked away pretty deep in the menus and not found in the normal adjustment layer section.  It is very similar to that of the shadow and highlight adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom, however, it gives you …

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Apr 27 2012

Dynamic Brushes In Photoshop CS 5

I recently posted HDR Concert #3.  If you look at the image you will see paratroopers littering the sky.  If you look long enough you will see they are all relatively the same, however, their size and angle are different.  Before you say it, I didn’t copy and paste them 50 times on several different …

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Apr 06 2012

Photoshop CS 5: Selective Focusing

      Last week I showed how to Selectively Blur an area of your photo using Adobe Photoshop CS 6 Beta, but did you know you can do this in past versions of Photoshop very easily, and with even more control?  It is pretty simple actually and uses many techniques you already know, such …

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Mar 09 2012

Topaz Adjust 5 High Pass Sharpen Technique

Ever thought of using Topaz Adjust to make a High Pass sharpen base?  It is a pretty neat technique that adds a little more umph to your High Pass sharpening without over doing it.  I really like the Topaz Adjust 5 interface and find myself using it more and more in my workflow in some …

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