When Photoshop was first introduced to the world in 1990 it could only do the most basic of image editing tasks such as clone a selection, crop a picture, and work with some filters such as Blur, High Pass, and Sharpen. However, for its time it was incredibly advanced and the ability to work with digital pictures in this manner was practically unheard of for desktop computers, most of which were still using black and white screens. It wasn’t until late in 1994 when version 3 hit store shelves that the program included a key feature which continues to be the foundation for nearly all image editing programs to this day – layers.
In this tutorial, you will learn to create and apply Bokeh overlays. We will start by using the Field Blur filter to create Bokeh overlays out of images that are not of very high quality. this is so that you can see that high quality images are not required for great effects. Here’s a list of the things that you will learn in this video:
Give your composites the video game look using lighting effects, layers, textures and adjustments adding intensity and drama The key to any great composite is having a very clean mask. There are many ways to mask an object or person...
Layer styles are a Photoshop feature that are sometimes seen as tired and/or amateurish. It's true that the basic application of Bevel and Emboss and Drop Shadow has been overused and grown stale, but that doesn't mean Layer Styles are ready to be retired. Check out this quick video on how to use an Envato Market item to create some vibrant and exciting effects with Layer Styles.
Learn how to create a horror decay portrait effect in Photoshop using some basic blending techniques, adjustments and gradient maps. You can now transform your photos by adding this creepy decompose putrefy effect that happens to the body after death. So get ready for this year Halloween with this cool dark portrait effect.
In this awesome episode, we will be learning how to create a smoke dispersion effect. This effect may look complicated but it’s actually very basic. Even for beginning levels. We will also be using free downloadable brushes which are included with this free tutorial.
How to retouch a face in Photoshop. Learn how to retouch skin, enhance eye and do contouring to define the shape of the face. Learn the entire portrait photography retouching workflow for free...
In just three layers I create an optical illusion that reveals a word when you shake your head. Its a bit of fun and I’d love to see, any you create. Tag TipSquirrel on any social media and, if its appropriate, we’ll share it out.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dreamy woman portrait using adjustment layers, masking and colors. Create a new 1500×1500 px document in Photoshop and fill it with white. Browse the flower background and add it to the white canvas as shown below:
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’l’l learn how to dilate the pupils for better portraits. There are a lot of ways to retouch portraits. Enlarging the pupils is just one of them. But sometimes the smallest part of your photo will have the biggest impact. Does it look more appealing to you or is it not really that big of a deal. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.
Editing and enhancing freckles on a beautiful face entails a bit of a work—or not, depending on how you go about retouching your images. In this video, New York based professional portrait and fashion photographer Jeff Rojas explains how you can bring out those freckles in a few easy steps using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop:
Today we’re going to be taking a look at a few basic techniques to get you started using Photoshop’s blending options to give you some very nice looking results fairly quickly! Here we’ll be giving basic graphic shapes some depth and style with blending options.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a colorful rainy scene featuring an emotional woman. You'll learn how to add a colorful background using blending modes, retouch the model and take care of details, make rain using a custom brush, adjust the color, and enhance the depth of field.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll take a look at how to use the existing Apple Wallpapers to create a vibrant colorful effect that is sure to make your desktop pop. Even if you don’t have access to the Apple wallpapers (I wish I could share a download with you!), you can run a quick Google search and find one of the thousands of amazing and free wallpapers available to you with a mere click of your mouse. We will cover finding the wallpaper files in Mac OS X, creating a custom brush to layer on the color effect, using a few filters and blurs to really bring it out, and then some adjustment layer magic to really cap this effect and create a sweet wallpaper that you can share with all of your friends. Hope you enjoy it!
Adjustment Layers are a special kind of Photoshop layer. Rather than having content of their own, they adjust the information on the layers below them. For example, you can use an adjustment layer to increase the brightness or contrast of a photograph without altering the original photo. They’re one of the most important tools to master in Photoshop.
learn how to create an awesome skull makeup look right in Adobe Photoshop. Using a combination of Adjustment Layers and the Brush Tool, put your painting skills to work to create this hauntingly cool effect. These techniques work best with a graphics tablet handy, so learn how to create this look from the video below.
You can quickly remove a person from a photo using Photoshop Elements. See how to get PS Elements to do most of the work for you! The feature that we're going to use for this tutorial is called "Content Aware Fill". It was first added to Photoshop Elements 13. So this technique can be done using Photoshop Elements 13 and newer.
In today’s Adobe Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a popular photo effect that goes by many names, including selective colour photography, spot colour photography, colour isolation photography, partial colour photography, colour splash photography, colour accent photography and many many more! No matter what you want to call it, it’s where a photograph is converted to black and white with a single colour preserved to highlight specific areas.
What happens when you need to fit an image to a space with a different shape than the original? Maybe you're trying to fit a rectangular image to a square box on the internet, for example. Your choices come down to either cropping or scaling the image.
Photoshop can be confusing. It’s a massive program with countless tools and techniques. However, it’s not the advanced stuff that throws most people, but the very basics. As soon as you start using Photoshop, you’ll probably need to use Layers and Layer Masks. If you don’t wrap your head around them, you’ll never be able to get much further.