December 2010

Six ways to optimise Photoshop performance.

We designers are always looking for ways to improve the performance of Photoshop. AisleOne has compiled a list of the best tips found on the internet for optimizing the overall performance of this application.

Photoshop Blending Modes: Beginner’s Tips and Tricks.

Photoshop’s blending modes are a source of constant confusion for many designers. There aren’t really any sort of built-in examples for you to see and the blending mode names are nowhere near intuitive suggestions of what the effect actually does to the appearance of your document. DesignShack help remove a little of the mystery by discussing how a few key blending modes work in addition to some hints for how to use them effectively.

November 2010

How to remove objects from an image.

This is a common task using Photoshop in works for clients. They give you their source image and you must “clean it”. In this tutorial DesignerFreelance shows you a very simple technique to do it.

30 most demanding Photoshop Tutorials.

There are times when you want to stretch and test your Photoshop skills. DesignsMag presents 30 of the most demanding Photoshop photo manipulation tutorials for you to try out.

Cross Processing with Photoshop.

Cross processing gained popularity in the 1960s, as an effect created by purposefully using the wrong chemicals to process film. There are many variations of cross-processing, but the most recognizable attributes are the darkest parts of a photo becoming blue, with the photo taking on a slight general yellow tint. Cross processing can be reproduced using Photoshop’s curves and levels to alter a photo’s tone, and in today’s Quick Tip PhotoTutsPlus explains just how to do that!

Creating Mirror Reflections in Photoshop.

In this tutorial at TechKing, we are going to learn how to create or mimic a mirror reflection to an object using Photoshop. The technique works equally well for text and images.

Fascinating Watercolor Effect in Photoshop.

This tutorial at Blueprint is based around creating a really cool watercolor effect, but this technique works just as well when creating paintings in Photoshop. Great tutorial.

Mastering the Histogram.

While shooting, you can use the Histogram tool to check your highlights and shadows to make sure there isn’t an unacceptable amount of clipping. The histogram is not only an indicator of the current state of the shot, but a tool that you can use to actually improve the photo. PhotoTutsPlus gives you the scoop.

October 2010

A fascinating Watercolor Effect in Photoshop.

Watercolor is one of those effects that can be difficult to replicate digitally, but with a little practice and experimentation you’ll find it can be rather fun. This tutorial at Blueprint is based around creating a really cool watercolor effect.

15 useful Steampunk tutorials and resources.

Steampunk illustrations show us a Victorian retro-future. They are inspired by steampunk litterature, a sub-genre of science-fiction that involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used. These tutorials and resources at DesignerDaily will help achieve such illustrations.