Tag Archive: Tutorials

  1. Creating Smoke

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    Some time ago I had posted an article showing how to create a smoke effect in photoshop, and to achieve that I used a photo of smoke and some photoshop filters. However, some people had said at the time that I should have done the smoke as well and it¥s exactly what I will show on this post right now.

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  2. Exhaustive List of Photoshop Layers Tips and Tricks

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    This Photoshop CS6 tutorial provides tips for working within the Layers panel, including arranging and hiding layers, keyboard shortcuts, and more. Watch more at Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals course presented by lynda.com author Deke McClelland. The complete Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals course has a total duration of 6 hours and 40 minutes, and covers the image editing process from the very beginning, including discussion of the progresses, concepts, and techniques that every photographer or graphic designer should know.

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    Read more about this course and watch other free videos here…

  3. Better saturation levels using Vibrance tool in Photoshop

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    This Photoshop CS6 tutorial discusses how to use the Vibrance tool, including how to make color balance adjustments. This specific tutorial is just a single movie from chapter eight of the Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals course presented by lynda.com author Deke McClelland. The complete Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals course has a total duration of 6 hours and 40 minutes, and covers the image editing process from the very beginning, including discussion of the progresses, concepts, and techniques that every photographer or graphic designer should know.

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    Read more about this course and watch other free videos here…

  4. Amazing Photoshop Photomanipulation Time Lapse Videos

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    Time lapse videos are often not the first choice to learn Photoshop. And that’s ok. You will never learn tips or techniques with time lapse or speed paint videos. But you will certainly learn a thing or two about workflow. And, believe me, it brings down to earth the working process of complex artworks that otherwise would seem impossible to figure out. Just sit, relax, and watch these awesome time lapse videos from talented Photoshop Artists.

    Click on each image to watch the video tutorials

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  5. Learn how to apply textures to your images in a creative way

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    There are a lot of free textures around the web. You can find some excellent free textures at this site here… This list of tutorials will show you how to give a highly creative use to those textures, merging them into your artwork in many ways.

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  6. Quick Tip: Create One-Click Photo Effects in Photoshop

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    Did you know that since Photoshop version CS6 you can apply one-click color effects to your photos? It is very easy to do it using the Color Lookup Adjustment Layer.

    In fact, it’s so easy that even an absolute beginner can apply beautiful color effects just by following this short tutorial.

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    Without getting into too much technical details, a color look-up table (CLUT) is a mechanism, used mainly in video or photography, to transform a range of input colors into another range of colors. While difficult to create, the Color Lookup Tables are very easy to apply and Adobe has provided a nice amount of pre loaded tables for you to use on your photos.

    Let’s open our base image. You can download this one here. If you plan to use this image in a commercial work, just be sure to read the usage rights in the download page. Photo By Joel Bedford via StockPholio.com

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    Click on the Adjustment Layers icon at the bottom right of the Layers palette and select Color Lookup from the menu.

    The Color Lookup Palette will open up and you will see several options. Don’t worry about those options, we will only concentrate on the pre-built tables.

    Just click on the pulldown menus and select the table you want. Always click on the pulldown menu and not on the radio buttons or you will be prompted to load a table to your list. Since we will be using the default tables, this is not necessary.

    In this example we will start with one of my favorites, the Horror Blue table.

    And that’s it! With just a single click we applied an awesome color effect without messing around with curves, levels and other complex techniques.

    Let’s see some other examples:

    2 Strip Color Table

    Candle Light Color Table

    Film Stock 50 Color Table

  7. Photoshop Tools and Techniques Tutorials to Turn You Into a Pro

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    These list of Photoshop tutorials will show you how to use some basic to advanced Photoshop tools and techniques to speed up your workflow. Click on the links to go to each video tutorial.

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    >> Gradient tool basics

    >> Adjustment Layers for beginners

    >> 10 things you should know about brushes

    >> Photoshop Layers’ basics

    >> Layer Masks

    >> Using Birdseye view command

    >> How to use smart objects

    >> Magic Wand vs. Quick Selection tool

    >> 3 different ways to add a vignette

    >> Photoshop’s Blur Gallery

    >> Hidden Photoshop Toning Gradients

  8. Blow Steam Out Of an Angry Man’s Ears

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    In this tutorial by Phlearn.com you will learn how to use smoke, fog, and steam as a fun and easy way to add a special interest to a photo. You can do this by photographing smoke and using blending modes to transport it onto another photo.

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  9. Create a Stunning Surreal Artwork in Photoshop

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    In this 3 part and two hours long video tutorial by Andrei Oprinca from PSDBox, you will learn how to create an impressive artwork using different photographs and compositing techniques in Photoshop.

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    Video tutorial part 1

    Video tutorial part 2

    Video tutorial part 3

  10. Stunning Adobe Lightroom Photo Effects

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    Watch these stunning Adobe Lightroom video tutorials by talented photographers and artists Serge Ramelli and Glyn Dewis. Click on each image to watch the tutorials.

    Add custom backgrounds to your images

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    Detailed grungy sports image

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    The secret to great black and white photography

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    Give an HDR look to your photos

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    How to create a vintage look for your photos

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  11. Create Easy Photo Effects in Photoshop Elements

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    This list of tutorials by Bob Gager, Group Product Manager for Photoshop Elements, will get you ready to easily create great photo effects and retouching techniques in Photoshop Elements. Click on the images to watch each video tutorial.

    Color splash effect

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    Make your image pop with brightness and contrast

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    Add a vignette to your photos

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    Add flames to any object

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    Add a shallow depth of field to a photo

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