September 2010

Mastering Photoshop History and Layer Comps.

There are a number of different tools, features and methods in Photoshop that you can and should be using to track and manipulate the history of your designs as they progress. DesignShack take an in-depth look at the Photoshop history palette and how it can help you diversify your designs and keep track of various ideas. We’ll also learn how to use the History Brush and those incredibly handy but difficult to figure out Layer Comps.

10 clever ways to improve your Photoshop skills.

Photoshop is one of the must have software for most web and graphic designers. If you are beginner, you have many things to learn. If you are an expert, you always have more to learn specially the advanced techniques. In this article, DzineBlog share untechnical tips to improve your Photoshop skills.

The Ultimate Photoshop Toolbox.

Noupe presents a collection of invaluable Photoshop resources from the online community that runs the proverbial gamut of available PS content. From toolkits full of templates, shapes, gradients, brushes, and so much more, to individual resource downloads of informative PDFs, usable PSDs, and other content galore, this post has everything you will need to amp up your Photoshop toolbox.

August 2010

Using Content-Aware Fill to remove unwanted objects from photographs.

Content-Aware Fill lets you repair or replace large, complex areas from photographs by firstly drawing selections around them and then letting Photoshop work its magic. It is incredibly fast and easy, and SitePoint shows you how it’s done.

CS5: The new Blend Modes explained.

In this video tutorial, PxlEyes show you the new blending modes in Photoshop CS5. They’ll explain both ‘substract’ and ‘divide’ blending modes in detail. Although Adobe explained tons of new features about the new CS5 release, they kept the new blending modes a bit of a mystery.

Photoshop Layer Styles: A Comprehensive Guide.

Photoshop’s layer styles — effects that alter the appearance of a layer — are just fantastic. Photoshop pros use them quite frequently as an absolutely vital component of their workflow. This guide at DesignInstruct delves into the topic of layer styles, discussing the various effects you can achieve with this handy utility.

How to use Smart Objects.

Smart objects gives you the power to scale and distort images without the loss of quality associated with repeated transformations. Also the content of a smart object can be replaced with a different artwork at any stage applying all the transformations you have done previously to this new artwork. DesignerFreelance explains how to use Smart Objects.

Clipping Masks and Layer Masks in Photoshop.

EchoEnduring looks at two of Photoshop’s primary masking techniques – layer masks and clipping masks. We’ll be comparing the two by looking at how they work on a practical level, the basic similarities and the much more significant differences.

July 2010

Create Sin City style wallpaper with Photoshop.

I love everything about Sin City, from the original comics to the knockout movie. If you share this passion, DzineBlog has a useful tutorial for you to recreate the graphic style. Frank Miller is a genius.

Creating a Pop Art Poster in Photoshop.

All you Photoshop fanatics, PhotoshopSociety has got a special treat for you. If you ever wanted to try your hands at Pop-art, they are going to help you with it. Their in- house experts came up with this great 31- step tutorial to create pop-art posters.