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A Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Masks – Part One

A Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Masks – Part OnRecently I have received many emails and comments about the use of Layer Mask techniques in Photoshop.

I thought it might be the time that I write an article specifically explaining the relevant areas you know about layer mask, and how you can apply it in different occasions to suit your needs.

In Part One of this Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Masks, I will show you some basic information about masks and simple way of adding, deleting and painting on layer mask

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Layer masks in Photoshop

Layer masks in PhotoshopIn this photoshop tutorial you will learn how layer masks are used to cover up an image or part of an image without damaging the original. You will learn the basics of a layer mask in photoshop.

Using the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop

Using the Quick Selection Tool in PhotoshopIn this photoshop tutorial I will show you how to use the quick selection tool to select an area of a photo and remove it. The quick selection tool can be used for many different things and is pretty accurate when your trying to specify your selection.

Create Your Own Social Icon Stickers

Create Your Own Social Icon StickersIn this tutorial I will run you through some simple steps to create some social networking icon stickers you can use on a website or any other project you want to use them for.

Create Elegant Curvy Lines with Pen Tool in Photoshop

Create Elegant Curvy Lines with Pen Tool in PhotoshopWelcome to the In second volume of Photoshop Mini tutorial series, which is a series I started specifically for Photoshop beginner – to help them understand various aspect of Photoshop by designing something simple but cool.

In the tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Elegant Curvy Lines with Pen Tool in Photoshop. You can use this skill in lots of designs such as banners, photo effects and even making a wallpaper. The steps are really simple, have a try

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Photoshop For Beginners: Understanding Layer Masks

Photoshop For Beginners: Understanding Layer MasksThis article is part of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbie. In the previous article I’ve explained the core of Photoshop: layers and their functionality.

Today I will show you one of the most powerful Photoshop tool: layer masks. They can result difficult to use for a beginner, but once understood how they work, you won’t need the Eraser tool anymore. Let’s start!

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How to Open and Edit Images in Adobe Camera Raw

How to Open and Edit Images in Adobe Camera RawEditing images in raw mode allows you to optimize the quality of your photographs and prepare them before editing in Photoshop. Raw edit with produce a file that has been adjusted non-destructively with the option of changing it in the future. Consider Photoshop a tool to work on your photographs and Adobe Camera Raw as a tool to work on your digital negatives.

There are various image and raw converting programs available out there. our tutorial video explains the basics step by step how to Prepare your images in Adobe Camera Raw.

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Using the Photoshop Vanishing Point Tool

Using the Photoshop Vanishing Point ToolIn this quick tutorial I will show you some easy ways to use the Photoshop vanishing point tool to put graffiti on the side of a building.

The vanishing tool is only available in photoshop CS2 and up.

The first method I will show you with the vanishing tool is how to put text on the wall of a building at an angle. I am going to use graffit text to make it look like graffiti and I downloaded some free graffiti fonts from this website,

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How to Import and Organize Your Photos with Photoshop CS5

How to Import and Organize Your Photos with Photoshop CS5You probably take thousands of photos. Downloading your images from camera or memory card into your computer is a simple task but doing it right is art. The initial steps of importing images are very important and will insure that the files are organized for editing, backed up, and properly named while minimizing the time and effort spent to complete those tasks.

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Modifying Selections in Photoshop

Modifying Selections in PhotoshopLearn how to alter existing selections in Photoshop. You explore feathering, anti-aliasing, adding/subtracting, bordering, smoothing, and expanding/contracting.

Once you’ve made your basic selection using one of Photoshop’s numerous selection tools, there are a lot of things you can do to play around with it. In this tutorial we’ll look at:

  • feathering
  • anti-aliasing
  • adding and subtracting
  • bordering
  • smoothing
  • expanding and contracting

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