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Adding Reflections to Water in Photoshop

Denny Tang shows how to add sparkle to your images of water in this Photoshop tutorial.

Tang, Denny. Graphics.com (2005). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Forty Beautiful Grunge Photoshop Tutorials

In this collection, we present to you 40 excellent, high-quality grunge Photoshop tutorials. So fire up Photoshop and get ready to get your hands… dirty!

Gube, Jacob. Smashing (2008). Articles>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Graphic Thoughts: Creating Great Backgrounds in A Snap

Recently, I had the chance to go with my in-laws to City Museum in St. Louis. What an amazing place to get lost in by crawling through inventively designed tunnels that go underground to many stories below the city streets. The most impressive thing to me was how the place was constructed—they used everyday items, such as metal storage bins, bottles, and gears (plus what looked like a million other items) to create elaborate mazes of artwork.

Gray, Lawrence. Event DV (2008). Articles>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Graphic Thoughts: My Top 10 Photoshop Moves, Part 1

Almost every time I speak to an audience about graphics or Photoshop, I’m asked if I went to school to learn what I know about the application. The truth is that while I spent more than 3 years in an Advertising Art degree program, I ultimately switched gears and got a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing (Mom and Dad were thrilled with this news!), and that was in the early ’90s—pretty much in the infant stages of Photoshop.

Gray, Lawrence. Event DV (2008). Articles>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Looking Sharp   (PDF)

How to get the most out of the Photoshop sharpening controls - complete with show-and-tell examples.

Blatner, David and Steve Roth. Adobe Magazine (1995). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


The Perfect Splash

In the days of working with film products, creating images with splashing water was an incredible challenge. Today, digital capture provides a control we never had before. Just shoot the splashing water over several images and combine the best parts into one—in Photoshop CS, of course.

DiVitale, Jim. Layers Magazine (2005). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Photo Reflection Effect

With Apple's release of iWeb -- an amazing web site building tool -- I've been getting a steady stream of emails wanting to know how to recreate the nifty photo reflection effect which appears at the top of iWeb pages and in the slide shows (here's a sample). Adding such a reflection is a super easy way to add depth and a bit of sophistication to your photographs.

Snider, Lesa. Planet Photoshop (2006). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Photoshop How-To: Experimenting with Traditional Techniques

Photographers have always liked playing tricks with images. Try these time-honored techniques for adding polish and pizzazz to your digital photos in Photoshop.

Georges, Gregory. Creative Pro (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Picture Fixes   (PDF)

Correct almost any problem photo by harnessing the power of the Curves and Levels dialog boxes in Photoshop.

Fraser, Bruce. Adobe Magazine (1996). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Pixel Power   (PDF)

A collection of Photoshop tips and techniques, including making Photoshop fly, managing color palettes for your Web images, and lots of great Photoshop tips.

Adobe Magazine (1996). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Restoring a Badly Damaged Photo

In the following example we will retouch a badly damaged photo. The photo is not only covered with numerous scratches and small defects, but its edges are jagged and torn. At first glance it seems that this photo is in such a state of disrepair that it is almost impossible to restore.

AKVIS. AKVIS (2011). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


Restoring Damaged Photos   (PDF)

Time isn't kind to treasured photographs. See Photoshop Diva Katrin Eismann's digital techniques for repairing creased, stained, torn, and damaged photos.

Eismann, Katrin. Creative Pro (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop


When Bigger Isn't Better   (PDF)

Working with large bitmap images can clog your hard disk and slow performance to a crawl. Here are some tips for staying lean.

Katz, Wendy. Adobe Magazine (1995). Design>Graphic Design>Image Editing>Adobe Photoshop

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