Archive for the 'Tips' Category

Tough Selection Tip

Monday, April 10th, 2006

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 […]

Eyedropper Tool - Tip

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

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 […]

Quick Text Transformation

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

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 text.
Here are some […]

Create layers from Layer Styles

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

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 […]

Photoshop Actions as a learning tool

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

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 […]