While the vector shape tools in Photoshop may not be as powerful as their Illustrator cousins, they still offer some powerful options. MethodAndCraft show how to combine shapes into a single vector layer, discover the flexibility and benefits available through this method, and view this technique through real-world examples.
Designzzz tells you about some of the best ‘good practices’ of Adobe Photoshop (CS5). This article is not just for one type of reader, such as beginners or seasoned professionals; it is instead divided into sections, the first one is for beginners and the second one is obviously for the experienced guys.
There is a myriad of ways one could use to achieve a certain result using Photoshop, especially when it comes to photo retouching. SmashingMagazine covers some of the useful techniques and tricks they’ve learned from experience.
A Fill or Adjustment layer can adjust the color, levels, or brightness and contrast of your image. These changes are added as a separate layer placed in the layer hierarchy directly over the selected layer. They are portable and editable, and DigitalEmpire has a snappy video to explain it all.
MethodAndCraft presents a technique that shows you how to successfully include the benefits of Dodge and Burn without losing the flexibility that comes from working non-destructively.
In an attempt to see the true usefulness of Photoshop’s slicing tools, DesignShack embarked on a mission to learn all the intricacies of how slicing works. This is his collection of tips and tricks that resulted from this journey. Hopefully, you’ll learn a thing or two you never knew!
Want to learn how everything works in Photoshop? Lifehacker will help you make your photos better, draw vector graphics and design a website. A great start for beginners.
For those of you looking to learn, expand, and improve your Photoshop skills, this is an excellent list of badass tutorials at STM. You’re bound to find something to learn from this collection of over 20 tutorials. And yes, they are ‘badass’.
Follow this step by step guide at Spoongraphics to give your photos a cool vintage Polaroid style effect in Photoshop. We’ll adjust the colours of the image with adjustment layers then use Photoshop brushes to distress the photograph for an aged appearance.