March 2011

Combining Vector Shapes in Photoshop.

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.

Adobe Photoshop Good Practices.

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.

Useful Photoshop tips and tricks for Photo Retouching.

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.

Photoshop Adjustment Layers Tutorial.

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.

Non-Destructive Dodge and Burning.

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.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Crash Course.

“Adobe Photoshop CS5 Crash Course” is the first eBook by Designzzz, and many more will follow. The idea behind creating this particular book was to get a person well-acquainted with Adobe Photoshop in just a couple of hours – free of charge.

February 2011

Tips and Tricks for Slicing a PSD.

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!

Learn The Basics Of Photoshop: The Complete Guide.

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.

January 2011

Badass Photoshop Tutorials.

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’.

How to give your photos a Vintage Polaroid Effect.

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.