Photoshop Tutorials Blog » Uncategorized http://pstutorialsblog.com Daily Photoshop Tutorials, Tips, News and Resources Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:57:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Brusheezy Free Photoshop Brushes http://pstutorialsblog.com/124/brusheezy-free-photoshop-brushes/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/124/brusheezy-free-photoshop-brushes/#comments Sun, 11 Feb 2007 15:57:12 +0000 http://pstutorialsblog.com/124/brusheezy-free-photoshop-brushes/ Brusheezy is a new site offering large collection of free photoshop brushes. Currently there are a total of 148 free brush sets under 15 categories such as abstract, nature, space, splatters etc. What I like about the site is that users can comment on the brushes and contribute their own brush sets. There is also […]

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Brusheezy is a new site offering large collection of free photoshop brushes. Currently there are a total of 148 free brush sets under 15 categories such as abstract, nature, space, splatters etc. What I like about the site is that users can comment on the brushes and contribute their own brush sets. There is also a patterns section at the site however it currently has only 6 patterns for download. Nonetheless it is a very useful resource for all Photoshop users.




Posting about this site reminds me that its about time to update my Free Photoshop Brushes resources page.

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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 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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Tough Selection Tip http://pstutorialsblog.com/95/tough-selection-tip/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/95/tough-selection-tip/#comments Mon, 10 Apr 2006 21:00:29 +0000 http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=95 Jennifer Apple has posted a great tip over at the PhotoshopSupport Blog that will help you make tough selections of objects that are on similar color or busy backgrounds. The tip is about how you can use adjustment layers in order to increase contrast in a non destructive way. You can read it over at […]

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Jennifer Apple has posted a great tip over at the PhotoshopSupport Blog that will help you make tough selections of objects that are on similar color or busy backgrounds. The tip is about how you can use adjustment layers in order to increase contrast in a non destructive way. You can read it over at Photoshop Support

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Eyedropper Tool – Tip http://pstutorialsblog.com/92/eyedropper-tool-tip/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/92/eyedropper-tool-tip/#comments Wed, 29 Mar 2006 17:00:33 +0000 http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=92 CreativeGuy has posted a really useful tip about how you can use the eyedropper tool more efficiently. It’s something simple but something that a lot of people that are using Photoshop aren’t aware of. Basically he explains how instead of sampling the color of a single pixel (the default setting) you can choose to sample […]

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CreativeGuy has posted a really useful tip about how you can use the eyedropper tool more efficiently. It’s something simple but something that a lot of people that are using Photoshop aren’t aware of. Basically he explains how instead of sampling the color of a single pixel (the default setting) you can choose to sample a 3×3 pixel area or a 5×5 pixel area.
Read it here

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Page Curl Photoshop Action http://pstutorialsblog.com/85/page-curl-photoshop-action/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/85/page-curl-photoshop-action/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2006 20:11:47 +0000 http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=85 I have created a small action based on the Page Curl Tutorial. The action simply creates a page curl in any of the four corners of an image. Here are a couple of examples. I have added a drop shadow style to the action, however the values I used are for very large images so […]

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I have created a small action based on the Page Curl Tutorial. The action simply creates a page curl in any of the four corners of an image.

Here are a couple of examples.

Page curl action first example

Page curl action second example

I have added a drop shadow style to the action, however the values I used are for very large images so at the end of the action you may need to adjust the drop shadow style.

One more thing is that when you run the action you may get a message saying “The object Background is not currently available” just hit continue. That happens because the first step of the action is to unlock the layer, however if the layer is not locked you get that message.

You can download the action here Page Curl Action
To install it just unzip the contents of the .zip file in your Photoshop actions folder.
Choose which of the four included actions (top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right) you want to run and just hit play.

This action was created with Photoshop CS2 but should also be compatible with Photoshop CS as well but not with previous Photoshop versions.




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Quick Text Transformation http://pstutorialsblog.com/84/quick-text-transformation/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/84/quick-text-transformation/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2006 18:38:40 +0000 http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=84 Here is quick tip for quickly transforming your text layers. Start typing your text. As an example I just typed Text Press Ctrl and you should see a box with 8 “handles” around your text like in the screenshot below. By holding Ctrl presses and dragging any of the “handles” you can quickly transform your […]

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Here is quick tip for quickly transforming your text layers.

Start typing your text. As an example I just typed Text

Type your text

Press Ctrl and you should see a box with 8 “handles” around your text like in the screenshot below.

Type your text

By holding Ctrl presses and dragging any of the “handles” you can quickly transform your text.

Here are some examples.

In the screenshot below you see the result of dragging the lower right handle to the right.

first example

Dragging the top middle “handle” all the way down.
second example

Dragging the middle right “handle” all the way to the right
third example

Keep in mind that if you continue typing after you have transformed your text the new text that you will type will look like the transformed text, for example in the second example any new text you type at that text layer will be upside down.
This tip should work for Adobe Photoshop CS and CS2.

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Create layers from Layer Styles http://pstutorialsblog.com/74/create-layers-from-layer-styles/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/74/create-layers-from-layer-styles/#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2006 19:17:22 +0000 http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=74 The people over at CreativeBits have posted an extremely useful Photoshop tip. They explain how you can create layers from layer styles. This technique allows you to modify layer styles in ways that are not available in the Layer Styles menu, like for example applying a filter only to the layer style and not your […]

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The people over at CreativeBits have posted an extremely useful Photoshop tip. They explain how you can create layers from layer styles. This technique allows you to modify layer styles in ways that are not available in the Layer Styles menu, like for example applying a filter only to the layer style and not your original layer.

I haven’t tried the way the describe but here is how I do it.

1. Apply your desired layer style
2. Right Click on the small “f” icon in that layer in the layers palette.
3. Choose “Create Layers”

And now you have different styles on different layers. Note that you can not create layers from all styles. For example you can’t create a layer from a Bevel and Emboss style.
Via Creative Bits

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Cracked Wall Painting action from PanosFX http://pstutorialsblog.com/70/cracked-wall-painting-action-from-panosfx/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/70/cracked-wall-painting-action-from-panosfx/#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2006 20:51:19 +0000 http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=70 For those of you that don’t already know PanosFX’s website, it’s a site that offers some of the best photoshop actions that you can find for free. Some of the free actions include a 35mm filmstrip effect, a puzzle effect and various other effects. Panos has recently released a new action that: will make your […]

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For those of you that don’t already know PanosFX’s website, it’s a site that offers some of the best photoshop actions that you can find for free. Some of the free actions include a 35mm filmstrip effect, a puzzle effect and various other effects.
Panos has recently released a new action that:

will make your photos look as if they were painted long ago on a wall; time has left its marks on the wall’s surface making it look cracked. Part of the painting has been peeled off

Below you can see an example of what this action does.

Preview of the cracked wall painting action by panosfx

Check out PanosFX site

Via Creative Guy

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Photoshop Actions as a learning tool http://pstutorialsblog.com/69/photoshop-actions-as-a-learning-tool/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/69/photoshop-actions-as-a-learning-tool/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2006 20:15:55 +0000 http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=69 Photoshop actions are great time savers, they can help you automate repetitive tasks and batch process images. However, actions can be used as a learning tool as well. If you have found an action that produces a result you like and you are wondering about the technique used, there is a simple way of finding […]

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Photoshop actions are great time savers, they can help you automate repetitive tasks and batch process images. However, actions can be used as a learning tool as well. If you have found an action that produces a result you like and you are wondering about the technique used, there is a simple way of finding out the details of all the steps involved.

Photoshop actions are text files and as a result they can be saved as text files. The process of saving an action as a text file is quite simple, hold down the Ctrl+Alt keys (Command+Option for Mac) , go to the actions menu by clicking on the little arrow at the top right corner of the actions palette and select save actions. A window will come up asking you to give the text file a name, name it something you will remember and save it. Now you practically have a tutorial of how to reproduce the effect the action produces. No screenshots of course :) .

Just one thing to keep in mind is that the text file will contain all the actions that are loaded in the actions palette. So, it is better to have only the action (or actions) that you are interested in, loaded in your actions palette.

via Graphicssoft

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High Pass Sharpening Action http://pstutorialsblog.com/65/high-pass-sharpening-action/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/65/high-pass-sharpening-action/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2006 21:05:44 +0000 http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=65 I have created a small simple Photoshop action for sharpening images. This action uses the high pass sharpening technique which I believe is better than using unsharp mask. Within the action set I have included three small variations of the action, the only difference between them is the blending mode applied (Overlay, Soft light and […]

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I have created a small simple Photoshop action for sharpening images. This action uses the high pass sharpening technique which I believe is better than using unsharp mask. Within the action set I have included three small variations of the action, the only difference between them is the blending mode applied (Overlay, Soft light and Hard light). To use this action download the zip file below and extract the .atn file at your actions folder which by default is C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop X\Presets\Photoshop Actions (replace the X with the photoshop version you are using). Load them at your actions palette, open the image you want to sharpen and just hit play.

Download action

Preview (100% crop)

Original ———————–> After running the action
High pass action preview

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