Tag Archive: Photoshop

Aug 21 2014

Photoshop CC 2014 Hot Key Hacks!

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Photoshop Hot Key Hacks! Have you ever made a funny shape with your fingers, like an elephant or a dog, and plopped them on the key board while in Photoshop to see what kind of effect it has.  Some Hot Keys make you feel like your hand is turning into a claw-like object of mass …

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Jun 24 2014

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2014

As we all know by now Adobe released their latest update to Photoshop CC.  I attended the very well done keynote that was thankfully streamed online.  That was a very cool touch, kudos Adobe! I have since downloaded Photoshop from the creative Cloud.  It took me a while, and a phone a friend on Facebook, …

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Jan 24 2014

Photoshop Tutorial: Layer Folders and Layer Control

I have been working on this Composite image of my son for the last couple of days.  Like all composites, the layers palette tends to get pretty thick with every new layer addition.  With such a thick palette it is easy to get wrapped up in layer masks and adjustment layers.  However, Photoshop does allow …

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Jan 10 2014

Selective Focus and Saturation

There is one thing I really enjoy about my job, I get to meet people from all over the world.  Granted it is usually in the form of email, but at least it isn’t spam  I have been talking with Manashree Parekh about how to make the signage in a photo become the center of …

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Nov 15 2013

Use a Black and White Layer to Make Better Color Images

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I was going through my tutorials and realized I have not shown one of my favorite go-to tricks to punch up the contrast in my color images.  Surprisingly enough it requires the use of a Black and White Layer! One of the best ways to tell if your image could use a bit more contrast …

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Oct 18 2013

Topaz ReMask Tutorial

Topaz ReMask may be the most intuitive piece of masking software I have ever used!  Really, it rocks!  Masking can be a pain in Photoshop, even with the refine edge tool.  However, ReMask makes it simple, really simple, easier than finger painting and much less cleanup! Paint what you want in green Paint what you …

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