‘Photoshop Basics’ Category

Applying Grungy Effects into an Image in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Applying Grungy Effects into an Image in Adobe ...

In this tutorial, it will show you the process of creating this photo manipulation by adding grungy effects into an image in Adobe Phot …

Helpful Tips for Beginners

Helpful Tips for Beginners

Helpful Tips for Beginners
In this tutorial we’ll list 10 really useful techniques and shortcuts for Photoshop beginners. Th …

Viewing Image Information in Photoshop

Viewing Image Information in Photoshop

Viewing Image Information
In this tutorial we’re going to show you some quick and easy ways to find out information about your im …

Using the Photoshop Type Tool

Using the Photoshop Type Tool

Using the Photoshop 5 Type Tool
This tutorial explores the features and uses of Photoshop 5.5′s type tool. Photoshop 6 uses a dif …

Introduction to Layers

Introduction to Layers

Introduction to Layers
This beginner’s tutorial explains the concept of layers in Photoshop. Layers are a very powerful tool for …

Easy Multicoloring

Easy Multicoloring

All you need is a picture you want to multi-color already made (usually I’d have a full sig done before multicoloring, but for no …

Creating Path-Based Objects in Photoshop

Creating Path-Based Objects in Photoshop

For this example, we’re going to create a simple window frame–just six rectangles–and we’re going to start by u …

Shadow/Highlight inside Photoshop CS part 1

Shadow/Highlight inside Photoshop CS part 1

The Shadow/Highlight function, I’m told, comes to use via the same engineering team that developed the Healing Bush tool that deb …

Shadow/Highlight inside Photoshop CS part 2

Shadow/Highlight inside Photoshop CS part 2

 With the Highlight value, the same rules apply, so there’s no need to go into those. The next parameter down, Color Correct …

Automating Image Mergers in Photoshop CS2

Automating Image Mergers in Photoshop CS2

Creating the actionIn order to create our action, we’re simply going to do everything we did in the previous installment in this …

Create Photoshop Montage

Create Photoshop Montage

Using Photomerge to create photo montages
If you are using Photoshop CS2, chances are you didn’t realize there was a handy featur …

Basic Pattern Usage

Basic Pattern Usage

 Create a new transparent document…With these settings:You should have something like this:Maximize the small window, and put th …

Text tools in Adobe Photoshop

Text tools in Adobe Photoshop

If you’re anything like me, you don’t like the default text of Adobe Photoshop. You like a lot of space between your text a …

Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop part 1

Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop par ...

The Magic Eraser Technique

The Magic Eraser tool (hold down the Eraser icon in the toolbar to access it) allows you to erase pixels th …

Color Dodge Blend Mode

Color Dodge Blend Mode

You may have caught on by now that Photoshop has “opposite” blend modes: Darken vs. Lighten, Multiply vs. Screen, and Color or Line …

Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop part 2

Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop par ...

The Background Eraser Technique

The Background Eraser Tool (again, hold down the Eraser tool to access this option) is meant to be use …

Vivid Light Blending Mode

Vivid Light Blending Mode

Photoshop’s describes Vivid Light blending mode as combining the effects of Color Dodge and Color Burn modes like this: Vivid Lig …

Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop part 3

Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop par ...

The Extract Technique
As with the Background Eraser technique, it’s a smart idea to set the source for the History Brush early in …

Hue Blending Mode in Photoshop

Hue Blending Mode in Photoshop

The Hue Blend mode is pretty straightforward: Hue Mode: Creates a result color with the luminance and saturation of the base color and …

Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop part 4

Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop par ...

The Quick Mask Technique
If you’ve never used Quick Mask mode in Photoshop, you’re missing out on a huge time-saver! Quick …

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