Three new Photoshop Video Tutorials

Three new short, free Photoshop Tutorials have been released by Watch and Learn Photoshop.
The first tutorial shows you how you can turn a photo into a Polaroid. In my opinion these tutorials are really nice, not because you learn a step by step method to create an effect but because you see techniques that you can use in various other cases. For example, for this tutorial you will see that the crop tool can be used not only to crop a photo but for increasing the canvas size as well. One of those small tips that can help you be more productive.


In today’s video tip, you will learn how to take a photo and transform it into an old-fashioned Polaroid photograph.

Polaroid Tutorial

The second tutorial is about photo retouching, and to be more precise it shows how in a couple of easy steps you can smooth the skin of people. Again, a great example of how you can use a layer mask to reveal or to hide details.


Sometimes the camera does TOO good a job of capturing all the details, especially when it comes to skin. A close-up portrait can sometimes reveal tiny bumps and roughness that we might not want to see. In this video, you’ll learn a very effective technique for smoothing out your skin in Photoshop.

Smooth Skin Tutorial

Finally the third tutorial explains how you can add a cast shadow to text.


In today’s video tutorial, Geoff Riggs will teach you how to create an elongated shadow cast in front of a block of backlit text.

Cast Shadow Tutorial

About Dimitris

My name is Dimitris and I am from Greece. I created this blog as a learning tool for Photoshop both for other but for me as well. I am definitely no Photoshop Guru or a professional graphic designer, I am just an amateur trying to learn as much as I can about Photoshop.

3 Responses to Three new Photoshop Video Tutorials

  1. sumitra October 8, 2006 at 7:17 pm #

    Great! very useful and interesting.

  2. emmanuel December 3, 2006 at 5:59 am #

    thanks Geoff Riggs for all your tutorials… you are God sent to all newbies in photoshop…


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