Photoshop Tutorials Blog » Photoshop http://pstutorialsblog.com Daily Photoshop Tutorials, Tips, News and Resources Sat, 01 Oct 2011 19:22:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Adobe Photoshop CS3 http://pstutorialsblog.com/122/adobe-photoshop-cs3/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/122/adobe-photoshop-cs3/#comments Sat, 16 Dec 2006 21:40:10 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/122/adobe-photoshop-cs3/ Adobe has released a beta of the upcoming Photoshop CS3 which is available for download from Photoshop Labs. You will however need a valid serial number of Photoshop CS2, Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Production Studio, Adobe Video Bundle or Adobe Web Bundle. Macworld has an interesting first look article about this beta and PhotoshopSupport [...]

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Adobe has released a beta of the upcoming Photoshop CS3 which is available for download from Photoshop Labs. You will however need a valid serial number of Photoshop CS2, Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Production Studio, Adobe Video Bundle or Adobe Web Bundle.
Macworld has an interesting first look article about this beta and PhotoshopSupport has collected a number of Photoshop CS3 related links that you may want to take a look at.




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Rainy Day Photoshop Action http://pstutorialsblog.com/119/rainy-day-photoshop-action/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/119/rainy-day-photoshop-action/#comments Mon, 30 Oct 2006 20:44:17 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=119 PanosFX is the creator of some of the best Photoshop actions available. I have posted about some of his actions before and his site is definitely one to watch out for if you are a fun of photoshop actions. Rainy Day is another great action by Panos that works with Photoshop CS and CS2 and [...]

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PanosFX is the creator of some of the best Photoshop actions available. I have posted about some of his actions before and his site is definitely one to watch out for if you are a fun of photoshop actions. Rainy Day is another great action by Panos that works with Photoshop CS and CS2 and will give your images an effect and look as if they are seen through the window while it rains.



Check it out

Via Creative Guy

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7 Photoshop Video Tips http://pstutorialsblog.com/117/7-photoshop-video-tips/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/117/7-photoshop-video-tips/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2006 20:03:59 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=117 Our friends over at Watch And Learn Photoshop are releasing a few new products and have also released not one, not two, not three but seven free photoshop video tutorials/tips. Here they are: Levels Adjustment You may already know the basics of the levels adjustment tool, but in this video, Geoff Riggs will show you [...]

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Our friends over at Watch And Learn Photoshop are releasing a few new products and have also released not one, not two, not three but seven free photoshop video tutorials/tips.

Here they are:

Levels Adjustment

You may already know the basics of the levels adjustment tool, but in this video, Geoff Riggs will show you a neat little trick you may not have known. Using this method you’ll be able to very quickly and effectively adjust the brightness and contrast of your image in a very intuitive manner.

Perspective Cropping

It seems like it would be quite a task to straighten up a picture of an object that was taken at a severe angle. However, Photoshop’s Perspective Cropping feature allows you to do this in one simple step. In this video, you’ll learn how to use this amazing tool in Photoshop.

Steel Text Effect

The great thing about text effects is that they’re usually very easy to reproduce. In this tutorial, trainer Geoff Riggs will show you how to make a steel text effect, and then he’ll show you how to save this effect so that it can easily be applied to other layers in the future.

Colorizing Black and White Photos

Many black and white images can be made much more interesting simply by adding a little color. In today’s tutorial, Geoff Riggs will show you how to paint color onto a black and white photo.

Painted Frames

In today’s video tutorial, Geoff Riggs will show you how to created a quick and easy frame for your photographs simply using the eraser tool.

Non-Destructive Dodging and Burning

The Dodge and Burn tools in Photoshop are great tools for lightening and darkening areas of your images. However, these tools are destructive to your original photograph and can only be reversed using your History panel. In this tutorial, Geoff Riggs will show you a more creative and effective way of achieving the same effects without affecting the image layer itself.

Series Preview – Creating a New Document

Today’s tip is an excerpt from the upcoming video series, “Introduction to Photoshop CS 2″ by trainer Geoff Riggs. In this video clip, you’ll learn some of the basic options available to you when creating a new document in Photoshop.

Have fun, and as I always say pay attention to the details and try to understand the meaning of each step. Learning to replicate a process is not useful unless you understand what each step does, why it is important and in what other case it can be used.

In the next couple of days I will also update the page where I keep an archive of all the free photoshop video tutorials from Watch And Learn Photoshop.




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Three new Photoshop Video Tutorials http://pstutorialsblog.com/116/three-new-photoshop-video-tutorials/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/116/three-new-photoshop-video-tutorials/#comments Sat, 16 Sep 2006 20:13:48 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=116 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 [...]

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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.

Description:

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.

Description:

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.

Description:

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




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Grid Background and Grunge Borders Tutorials http://pstutorialsblog.com/114/grid-background-and-grunge-borders-tutorials/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/114/grid-background-and-grunge-borders-tutorials/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2006 16:38:58 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=114 I suppose the title speaks for itself. These are two new free video Photoshop tutorials that aim to show to you how you can create a tiled Grid Background and Grunge Borders. These video tutorials are offered once again from Watch and Learn Photoshop. The first one shows a really easy way to create different [...]

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I suppose the title speaks for itself. These are two new free video Photoshop tutorials that aim to show to you how you can create a tiled Grid Background and Grunge Borders. These video tutorials are offered once again from Watch and Learn Photoshop. The first one shows a really easy way to create different kind of Grids by using custom patterns. The tutorial shows two examples but by using different layer styles ad applying the same principles you can create a large variation of grid backgrounds.

In today’s video tutorial, Geoff will show you how to create and define a custom pattern in Photoshop and then use that pattern to create a grid background for your Photoshop file.

Grid Background video

The second tutorial explains how you can use the quick mask mode and filters in Photoshop to add a grunge border to a photo. This technique is really popular and helps you create stylish versions of your photos (always work on duplicates of your photos). Again it’s a really nice technique and with a bit of experimentation with different filters you will be able to create unique grunge borders.

In today’s Photoshop tutorial, Geoff will teach you how to create a very easy, but very effective, white grunge border around your photographs.

Grunge Borders Video Tutorial




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2 New Video Tutorials http://pstutorialsblog.com/113/2-new-video-tutorials/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/113/2-new-video-tutorials/#comments Wed, 06 Sep 2006 15:59:11 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=113 Two new free Video Photoshop Tutorials are available from WatchandLearnPhotoshop. The first one explains how you can use Photoshop’s batch processing features, in other words how to create and use actions for batch processing, one of the most time savings features of Photoshop. The tutorial shows an example of how you can apply a watermark [...]

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Two new free Video Photoshop Tutorials are available from WatchandLearnPhotoshop. The first one explains how you can use Photoshop’s batch processing features, in other words how to create and use actions for batch processing, one of the most time savings features of Photoshop. The tutorial shows an example of how you can apply a watermark on several pictures at once.

Description:

Ever wanted to resize a group of images or add a watermark to a group of images, but you just didn’t have the time to do it? Well, with Photoshop’s Batch processing capabilities, you can make changes to multiple images all at once. In this video, you’ll learn how to add a watermark to a collection of images all at once.

And the link to the tutorial

The second tutorial is about clipping masks. It explains how you can add an image inside text with Photoshop using clipping masks.
Description:

You’ve all seen postcards or advertisements with a picture of something inside a block of bold text. In this tutorial, you’ll learn just how easy it can be to achieve this effect.

And of course the link to the tutorial, watch it here




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Intersecting Shapes Photoshop Tutorial http://pstutorialsblog.com/111/intersecting-shapes-photoshop-tutorial/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/111/intersecting-shapes-photoshop-tutorial/#comments Sat, 02 Sep 2006 19:55:41 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=111 Here is another free photoshop video tutorial, this tutorial explains how you can create intersecting shapes in just a few easy steps. Here is the description from WatchandLearnPhotoshop Ever wanted to link two objects together in Photoshop so that they seem to weave in and out of each other, kind of like the Olympic rings? [...]

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Here is another free photoshop video tutorial, this tutorial explains how you can create intersecting shapes in just a few easy steps.

Here is the description from WatchandLearnPhotoshop

Ever wanted to link two objects together in Photoshop so that they seem to weave in and out of each other, kind of like the Olympic rings? Well, it’s easier than you might think! In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create this linking effect in just a couple very easy steps.

Watch the tutorial here




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Reducing Noise with Photoshop http://pstutorialsblog.com/110/reducing-noise-with-photoshop/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/110/reducing-noise-with-photoshop/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2006 21:34:02 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=110 Graphic.com Has a nice article explaining three ways that you can use to reduce the noise from digital images. Anyone that has ever been involved with stock photography knows how hard this is. The main reason is that if you overdo it you introduce artifacts in the image which are even worse than noise imho. [...]

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Graphic.com Has a nice article explaining three ways that you can use to reduce the noise from digital images. Anyone that has ever been involved with stock photography knows how hard this is. The main reason is that if you overdo it you introduce artifacts in the image which are even worse than noise imho.
The three ways that Graphic.com describes work (I usually use the first one) but I thought that I should mention a photoshop plugin that does exactly that reduce the digital noise. There ae several plugins of course but this one is free. It’s the DeNoise plugin.

Another free option is a standalone application, the Noiseware Community Edition (scroll to the bottom of the page). Although it has the disadvantage that it is a stand alone application it is really easy to use and provides quite good results.




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Turning Pictures into Statues Tutorial http://pstutorialsblog.com/109/turning-pictures-into-statues-tutorial/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/109/turning-pictures-into-statues-tutorial/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2006 21:15:20 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=109 This is one of these photoshop tutorials that although they might not be for everyday use, they can help you understand the use of the various Photoshop tools. Once again it’s a free video tutorial from Watch and Learn Photoshop. Today’s tip is a two-for-one for those of you who want to know how to [...]

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This is one of these photoshop tutorials that although they might not be for everyday use, they can help you understand the use of the various Photoshop tools. Once again it’s a free video tutorial from Watch and Learn Photoshop.

Today’s tip is a two-for-one for those of you who want to know how to extract a person from an image. After learning how to do this, you’ll also learn how to turn that person into a statue in just a few simple steps.

Watch the tutorial

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Beautifier, Free Photoshop Plugin http://pstutorialsblog.com/108/beautifier-free-photoshop-plugin/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/108/beautifier-free-photoshop-plugin/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2006 20:54:47 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=108 Beautifier is a free Photoshop plugin that was released by Red Paw Media. Red Paw media is the creator of two more free plugins the Hot Pixel and the BleachBypass. What this filter does, is that it creates a High Key effect that you often see used in fashion magazines. The user can play with [...]

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Beautifier is a free Photoshop plugin that was released by Red Paw Media. Red Paw media is the creator of two more free plugins the Hot Pixel and the BleachBypass. What this filter does, is that it creates a High Key effect that you often see used in fashion magazines.
The user can play with four different settings

  • Diffusion
  • Brightness
  • Strength
  • Saturation

and there is also an option to simulate an Infrared black and white effect.

The filter worked quite nicely and there are also a couple of nice examples at the plugins homepage where you can check it in action.
The main drawback for some people is that it is a windows only plugin.




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