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Quick Text Transformation

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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Create layers from Layer Styles

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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Cracked Wall Painting action from PanosFX

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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Photoshop Actions as a learning tool

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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High Pass Sharpening Action

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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