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Adobe Photoshop CS Layer Effects

In this topic, you will apply Bevel and Emboss and Outer Glow effects to an Adobe Photoshop CS type layer.

Adobe (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Adobe Photoshop CS Type Layers

In this topic, you will create a Photoshop CS type layer in which you will add and format type.

Adobe (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Be Prepared: Fill the Gaps in Your Photoshop Know-How

It's next to impossible for one person to know the ins and outs of every single facet of Photoshop. With that in mind, we present three video tutorials to plug a variety of holes in your Photoshop knowledge.

Perkins, Chad. Creative Pro (2007). Articles>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Brushed Metal Effects

In this tutorial we'll look at using some of Photoshop's tools to produce realistic brushed-metal effects. You can easily apply these effects to text or to other objects such as geometric shapes and interface bars.

Elated (2001). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Color Corrections with Hue/Saturation

Hue/Saturation dialog uses HSB (hue-saturation-brightness) model of the color presentation. The slider Hue shifts color position on the rainbow-colored bar at the bottom of the dialog, Saturation can increase/decrease color intensity, while Lightness changes its brightness

Doubrovski, Andrei. Photoshop 911 (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Color Photo from Black and White

This reader wants to make a color photo from a black and white. Tough question.

Photoshop 911 (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Coloring Old Black and White Drawings

Step 1. Clean up any blemishes or distracting marks in the illustration. Make it as perfect a B & W illustration as you can. Make sure the contrast, sharpness and clarity are uniform throughout. Step 2. You will have sharply clear demarcations of tone which are easy and you will have areas where the tones between parts are quite similar and therefore more difficult. Start by using the Keep-Color brush to preserve everything you do not wish to color. Carefully outline each element with your chosen color being sure there are no unwanted gaps. Where there is no demarcation between tones, you should outline each color as precisely as you can. Also, the original may have lines separating the sleeve from the jacket for example. Cover that line with the Keep-Color brush and put a line of your chosen color closely beside each side of the line. Step 3. Press the run button (green arrow) and be amazed when your B & W illustration pops into color just as you ordered. Press the green check mark , the AKVIS window closes and the changes are applied to your original graphic. Save your new image immediately."

Sisson, Gordon. AKVIS (2006). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Colorizing a Map in Photoshop

Laying color over a map is easier than you think and it doesn't require brushes.

Photoshop 911 (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Creating a Grunge Effect Using Only Photoshop

This tutorial will teach you how to quickly create a 'grunge' effect for your photos using ONLY Photoshop. And while you might not need a grunge image, it will show you how to create a vector mask which will give you a tool to create numerous effects easily.

Robbins, Kyle. ReEncoded (2008). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Depth of Field

Shows how to simulate a depth of field effect using a filter.

Kloskowski, Matt. Planet Photoshop (2006). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Designorati: Photoshop

D:Photoshop strives to be a well-written source of news, information and techniques for intermediate and advanced users of Photoshop. Users who have a few years of Photoshop experience and a good grasp of its basic tools and tactics will benefit from this ongoing source of production techniques, step-by-step tutorials, reviews of upcoming Photoshop-related products and industry news. There are four sections to D:Photoshop: Techniques, which includes articles on specific Photoshop tools and techniques and how they affect an image. Tutorials, which include step-by-step applications of Photoshop tools and techniques that can unlock your productivity and capabilities in real-world production situations. Reviews, thorough commentary on the Photoshop products hitting the market this moment, including books, videos and other media, hardware and software. News on current events in the Photoshop industry.

Schultz, Jeremy. Designorati (2005). Resources>Software>Graphic Design>Adobe Photoshop


Fading One Image into Another

In this tutorial you'll learn how to use layer masks to create the effect of one image gradually fading into another.

Elated (2003). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Find The Exact Center

Shows how to find the exact center point of your Photoshop document.

Kloskowski, Matt. Planet Photoshop. Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Hand Tinting a Photograph with Photoshop

Before the age of color film, when black-and-white photography was the only option, it was common practice for photographers to tint a black-and-white image with colored dyes to mimic real-life colors. Although we now have all the advantages of stunning color photography, we can still use Photoshop to replicate this technique, and add great charm to black-and-white images.

Shelbourne, Tim. Photoshop Tips and Tricks (2006). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Hot Spots Too Bright

I have a photo of a pearl necklace, which has one bright flash spot on each pearl. How do I reduce the brightness without making the pearls appear dull and gray?

Photoshop 911 (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


How To Blur The Background Around An Object

Julie Hill shows you a quick and easy way to enhance a photograph's point of interest using Photoshop 7.0.

Hill, Julie. Presentations (2003). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


How to Blur the Background Around an Object

Working in your new layer, and on the item you wish to keep in focus, find a starting point, click the mouse once and begin slowing tracing around the object. Once it has been entirely traced, return to your starting point and double-click to select your object. Under the SELECT menu choose INVERSE. Then under the FILTER menu choose BLUR » GAUSSIAN BLUR. When the Gaussian Blur window appears, use the radius slider bar to choose the amount of pixels to blur. I chose 4.5 for my example. When you are satisfied with the preview, click OK.

Hill, Julie. Presentations (2003). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is hands down, the most popular program for creating and modifying images for the Web. This is true not only because Photoshop is available on a wide array of platforms ranging from Mac to Windows to UNIX, but because after four generations of development, Adobe Photoshop has the most intuitive user interface, the most complete set of tools, and the largest number of reference books around.

Extropia. Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Introduction to Digital Painting

Believe it or not, Adobe Photoshop can be used for more than just photo editing and design. Yes, despite its name, Photoshop is one of the ever-expanding range of tools available for digital painters, illustrators, and just plain doodlers. These tools are allowing people incredible freedom to express themselves and create fun pictures. Imagine reliving your childhood days of drawing and scribbling, without ever having to worry about making a mess, or running out of supplies. Best of all, digital art is much more forgiving when you make mistakes. No other medium would let you erase 1000 times, without harming your canvas one bit. At the other end of the spectrum, Photoshop can be used to create professional, print-quality illustrations with great efficiency. Here's a general introduction to the world of digital painting.

Priest, Jeff. Design, Typography and Graphics (2002). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Introduction to Layers

This beginner's tutorial explains the concept of layers in Photoshop. Layers are a very powerful tool for image editing, and are a fundamental tool in Photoshop for creating complex images.

Elated (2002). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


John Trevino's Layers of Meaning

Drawing on a period of instability and change in her personal life, artist John Trevino calls on Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter to create a richly layer composition that evokes a transient state of being.

Trevino, John. Creative Pro (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Let Photoshop Do the Driving   (PDF)

Photoshop's Actions feature is a powerful tool for automating repetitive tasks or even batch-processing files, and you'll work more effectively with it if you know exactly what Actions can and can't automate.

Dayton, Linnea and Jack Davis. Adobe Magazine (1997). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Merge Layers Loses Effects

When merging a layer with the layer below John lost all of the effects applied to that upper layer. Answer: Don't merge?

Photoshop 911 (2004). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Multi-Colored Glow

By using Layer Styles, this effect can be created in two simple steps. Scott Kelby shows you how to look like a professional at a beginner's level.

Kelby, Scott. Mac Design Magazine (2003). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


National Association of Photoshop Professionals

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is a trade association and resource for Adobe® Photoshop® education, training, and news.

NAPP. Organizations>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop



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