October 2010

Five useful little Photoshop Tricks.

PsdVault reveals five useful little Photoshop Tricks to jazz up your designs. These techniques would be quite useful for a Photoshop beginner, as they give you a good starting and/or finishing point for whatever things you design. Once you learn these skills, you can apply them to a wide range of occasions. Have a try!

Advanced Masking method using Calculations.

In this tutorial at DesignerFreelance, we will learn a powerful technique to create advanced masking; Calculations. With this technique you will be able to mask even the most complicated images like the hair of a model. For perfect masking we usually have to use more than one method, in this case we will use calculations and the pen tool.

Vintage and Retro Photoshop Actions.

Photoshop actions can be a huge time saver when trying to add a specific effect to a photo. Since WDL is all about helping you save time and be more productive,they’ve rounded up some Photoshop actions that should come in very useful. This particular collection is for adding a vintage or retro look to your images

Non-destructively dodge and burn your photos in Photoshop.

In this age of technology and the emergence of digital photography and editing software, the old dodge and burn results can be achieved with today’s photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and lightroom. TheDphoto shows how to use these dodge and burn tools non-destructively.

September 2010

50 Texture Photoshop Tutorials.

There are a lot of tutorials about textures with any kind of style: from grunge to paper lookalike and others.  To make it easier for you, Logolitic has collected about 50 texture Photoshop tutorials in one post to choose from, and to start learning any style you want.

High Pass Softening with Photoshop.

You may already know that it is possible to sharpen an image using the High Pass Filter. But did you know it’s possible to use the filter to soften an image? DPS explains the process.

Useful Adobe Photoshop Techniques, Tutorials and Tools.

SmashingMagazine present an overview of new useful Adobe Photoshop techniques and tutorials that they’ve found and collected over the last months. They sincerely hope that at least some of the techniques presented will help you improve your graphic design skills in Adobe Photoshop.

Two simple techniques to help you master the Pen Tool.

If you want to be a design master, you must first master the Pen tool. The Pen tool is one of the most important items in your Photoshop and Illustrator toolboxes and learning how to comfortably use it will open up new opportunities and speed up your every day workflow. Here’s a couple of techniques SpoonGraphics uses when working with the pen tool.

Getting Started: Exceptional Beginner Photoshop Tutorials.

If you’re just getting started with Photoshop then this article at 1stWebDesigner is worth a read. It discusses Photoshop and Fireworks interfaces and common tools, and explains a few basic tasks such as creating new documents and saving files for the Web. If you go through the whole article, you will have a basic knowledge of all the tools you will need to work with.

Playing with the Displace Filter in Photoshop.

Fabio at Abduzeedo has been playing a lot with the Displace filter in Photoshop and still gets impressed with how powerful it is. Even though he has written some tutorials using it, he decided to try to recreate a different effect that he saw in one of the images submitted for the Daily Inspiration. It was a brick wall deformed like it was made of cloth.