March 2010

Over-Editing in Photoshop: How to avoid 25 common editing mistakes.

Photoshop is best used as a tool to make good photos great.  But remember when editing, less is often more. Over-editing photos can make them go from good to bad. McpActions explains.

Fix Skin Tones and Color Casts in Photoshop.

Photoshop’s Adjustment Layers is one of the oldest and best forms of nondestructive editing in Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use it to fix a photo by adding saturation to skin tones and removing unwanted blue color casts. CreativePro shows how it’s done.

Master Photoshop’s Liquify Filter.

The Liquify palette offers all sorts of ways to distort an image: you can twist and pull specific sections through the Warp tool, expand them so that they look like they’ve been inflated using the Bloat tool, or squish up sections using Pucker. DigitalArts has an excellent tutorial on the wonderful Liquify Filter.

Ten Photoshop Tutorials on how to Sharpen Images.

Sharpening an image is easy but sharpening an image while keeping the loss of quality to a minimum is quite hard. Among the many things that Photoshop can do, sharpening is one of the areas that is often misunderstood. This roundup at BestDesignOptions will show you the many options to apply the correct amount and type of sharpening to fix your images

Working with Clipping Paths in InDesign.

A clipping path is essentially a shape that acts like a cutout mask—anything inside the shape displays and anything outside does not. It’s a very handy way of displaying just the pieces of a graphic that you want to display, such as masking out extraneous background or focusing on a specific portion of a larger image. Graphics explains how to use them with InDesign.

Learn Photoshop: All of the Basics for Beginners.

VandelayDesign frequently publish posts on this blog that feature  tutorials for learning how to do various things with Photoshop, but we have rarely focused on just the basics. This post is intended for designers or aspiring designers who either want to get started with Photoshop or have limited experience and are looking to improve.

How to colour old Black and White photos.

Have you ever found old black and white photographs and wondered what they would look like in colour? MadTuts presents a simple short tutorial to show you how you can add colour (or change colours) in any photograph.

Color Management in Adobe Photoshop.

The primary purpose of profiled color management is to achieve a good match of an image color between all devices involved in an image editing workflow, such as the camera display, the computer screen, and the printer. Gomediazine explains what you need to know.

Photo Borders and Frame Effects – PS Actions.

Josweb presents a useful collection of some of her most favourite Photoshop actions to create frames and border effects. They include vintage styles, page curls, bends and frames.

Photoshop Shortcuts – The fun way.

Shortcuts make for a faster workflow and when used often enough become burned into our memory. BlueFaqs focuses on several Photoshop shortcuts that he tends to use more often than others. Sure he could sit here and spell out every single shortcut available, but why reinvent the wheel? Here is a list of ten of his favorite and most used Photoshop shortcuts.