Page Curl Effect Tutorial

February 25th, 2006

With this tutorial, I am going to show you how to achieve a page curl effect in just a few easy steps. This tutorial use the Warp filter so it’s for Photoshop CS2 only.

Let’s start by opening the photo you want to apply the effect to. I used this stock photo

Original photo for the photoshop tutorial

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3D Object Reflection Tutorial

February 24th, 2006

You may have noticed that I have added a Free Video Tutorials Page. These Tutorials are provided for free from Watch and Learn Photoshop (one of the sponsors of this blog), a company that offers affordable Photoshop training video tutorials, and a new free video tutorial is added every week to the list. This week’s video tutorial explains how to add a reflection to a 3d object such as a box, a process that is a bit more complicated than adding reflections to 2d layers like text or shape layers.
Here is the link for the 3D Reflection Tutorial

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Reflection Tutorial

February 22nd, 2006

With this tutorial I am going to show you how you can add reflections to your text, shapes or isolated objects. This is a very common (and easy) technique and is used a lot, especially in web design.

As an example for this tutorial I will add a reflection to text, however as I said before you can also use the same technique to add reflections to shapes or isolated objects.
Let’s start our little Photoshop training session :) .
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Photoshop TV Episode 18

February 22nd, 2006

Photoshop Guys have released episode 18 of Photoshop TV.

In this episode

- Matt shows you a handy, automatic way to crop and rotate pictures from scanned photos, courtesy of the Photoshop CS2 Speed Clinic book.
- Scott gives you the lowdown on adding a bit of ‘bling’ to your images using glints.
- Dave shows you the ins and outs of threshold layers masks.
- Special guest, Felix Nelson, demonstrates how to use layers to make a weather-beaten sign.

iTunes link

Adobe Lightroom Beta 2 Released

February 16th, 2006

Adobe has released Lightroom Beta 2. The main changes since the first version are:

    Now available as a Universal Binary for compatibility with Intel-based Apple hardware
    Crop and Straighten tools included in the Develop module
    Ability to add music to slideshows
    White balance support for the Nikon D2X, D2Hs and D50 cameras
    Ability to create hierarchical keyword sets
    XMP Import and Export capabilities. (Please consult Known Issues list for details)
    Improved Edit in Photoshop capabilities
    Improved metadata handling

For more information check PhotoshopNews

Also have a look at the updated Lightroom Resources list

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