January 2010

The basics of Sharpening.

PhotoshopEducation discusses the first four sharpening techniques (sharpen, sharpen edges, sharpen more and unsharp mask) in Photoshop. They will show you the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Each technique will be explained in detail on what it does and its limitations. Along the way, they will give you tips and tricks such as how to partially sharpen an image.

Dodge and Burn – Photoshop tutorial.

The dodge and burn tools in Photoshop are perfect for changing areas of light and shadow to give a more dramatic effect and make features look less flat. DigitalDiversity explains.

How to enhance eyes on portrait photos.

In this video tutorial, PictureSocial shows you two different methods of enhancing eyes in Photoshop. The first method is a very quick simple eye enhancement process while the second is a little more time consuming but yet, you will get better results.

Ten Photoshop Filters you should definitely know.

EchoEnduring looks at ten Photoshop filters that he thinks every user should know. He’ll talk about what they do, and more importantly, why you should get to know them all.

How to design a grunge styled portrait in Photoshop.

Today we will learn a technique that can be used to create nice portraits with your grunge textures. We will use many selection tools and masks to isolate objects. This is a tutorial for beginners who are approaching to an intermediate level. You’ll find it at WeGraphics.

What not to do in Photoshop.

There are a thousand beauty retouching tutorials out there, but just because someone writes a tutorial, it doesn’t mean that they necessarily teach you something good. ArdisCreative recently browsed through a list of 40 beauty retouching tutorials in a long article at PSDTuts and was astonished by the amount of nonsense published there. Provocative but true.

30 simply amazing Graffiti Art tutorials.

TutorialLounge has rounded up a bunch of wonderful Graffiti Art tutorials. It’s hard to imagine what they could have missed. Go crazy!

How to add colour to a Black and White image in Photoshop.

If you want to add a sprinkling of colour to a black-and-white file, you have two quick and easy options available to you. The techniques in question revolve around the Hue/Saturation tool and the blending modes. Each will infuse an image with colour and allow you to quickly add duotone effects to photos or add hue to black-and-white elements. Check out PhotoshopSupport so that you can quickly apply colour to an image without obliterating the detail.

Triple Stroked Text in Photoshop.

Sitepoint presents a fairly straightforward way to create the effect of text with a triple stroke. Unlike Adobe Illustrator, where you really can apply multiple strokes, Photoshop only allows you to add one stroke on any particular layer. In this case, we’ll use a gradient trick to apply this effect. The good thing here is that the text remains fully editable after the effect has been applied.

A Basic Guide to Photoshop’s 3D Tools.

From opening a 3D file to rotating, scaling and moving it, working with meshes, creating textures or even materials, adding lights, and more, this tutorial at PsdTutsPlus covers most of the secrets of the useful feature 3D Tools of Photoshop CS4 Extended.