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Stroke Path in Photoshop psd-dude.com Tutorials

In today's Photoshop tutorial for beginners I will show you how to use the stroke path feature. This is a very important thing to know as many of the tutorials are using the combination between paths and brushes. This feature is especially used in creating different text effects , for creating frames and borders, outline effects and so on. In a previous tutorial we learned how to create a path and today we are talking about stroking paths.

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How to Merge Layers in Photoshop psd-dude.com Tutorials

This is a tutorial mainly for Photoshop beginners to explain how you can merge layers using some simple key combinations. It's really useful to know lots of Photoshop keyboard shortcuts simply because it will save you a lot of time. You can use the Photoshop default shortcut keys; here are some of the most used Keyboard Shortcuts For Photoshop Toolbox. You can also customize the shortcuts as you can see from this tutorial on how to Change Photoshop Shortcuts

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Create a Smoke Brush in Photoshop psd-dude.com Tutorials

In this quick tutorial for beginners I will explain what is a Photoshop brush and how can we create a Photoshop brush using a smoke image. You will see that you can create brushes from everything, including photos, vector shapes, other brushes and so on. You can check out one of my previous tutorials to learn how to create a custom made dotted brush using the default round brush.

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Photoshop Gradient Map Tutorial for Beginners psd-dude.com Tutorials

One of the most useful Photoshop adjustment layer is the Gradient Map that you can use to enhance your photos. You can use a gradient map as a non invasive method in which you can change the color map of your image, adding multiple color effects. Using Photoshop gradients(GRD files) you can create virtually unlimited number of color effects.

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Create Work Path in Photoshop psd-dude.com Tutorials

A work path is a temporary path that appears in the Paths palette and defines the outline of an object; by object I mean a vector shape(custom shape), a text, a raster, etc. You can make a Photoshop work path out of almost anything. In this Photoshop tutorial for beginners we'll learn how to create an work path.

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Rotate in Photoshop Basic Tutorial psd-dude.com Tutorials

Rotate images, objects, layers, canvas in Photoshop is something that we do in almost every photo manipulation, text effect or other digital work. Many of us we do it easily from reflex but for others and I am talking here about Photoshop newbies it might be a real challenge. So here are some things that you have to know about Photoshop rotate tool. You will see how you can achieve different rotation effects using the settings and features that Photoshop has to offer. Knowing the right Photoshop tips and little secrets will save you a lot of time.

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Photoshop Layer Style Guide for Beginners psd-dude.com Tutorials

This guide for beginners includes some basic information about Photoshop styles; we will learn how to create layer styles and how to add a new style that we've just created. Of course you will see how easy it is to save one or many layer styles into an ASL file that you can share with other people. And last but not least you will learn how to load styles in Photoshop that were made by others.

Layer styles are among the most used Photoshop presets if not the most used; and there are thousands of styles available for free on the internet. So it is important to know some basic things about styles.

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Create a Reflection in Photoshop psd-dude.com Tutorials

Learn how to create a reflection in Photoshop from this quick tutorial for beginners. Just like the shadow, the reflection is a really important element that is used in many photo manipulation, or can be added to text effects, shapes and so on. So if you want to create the impression that an object/text/shape is standing on a glossy surface you really need to add i a reflection.

As you will see it is really easy to add a reflection in Photoshop, you just need to follow some simple steps. To avoid making these steps every time you can use reflection and shadow actions that will make that process much easier and save you a lot of time.

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Photoshop Adjustment Layers psd-dude.com Tutorials

I guess we all know the basic Photoshop adjustments like Brightness/Contrast, Color Balance, Hue/Saturation and so on. You can find all of them in the Image, Adjustments menu. The problem is that whenever we apply such an adjustment, the effect is not editable, so you can not change it later on while still preserving the original layer(s).

To deal with that problem we can use Photoshop Adjustment Layers. When we add an Adjustment Layer in Photoshop we basically add a new layer that contains only the adjustment effect and settings. Being a separate layer, we can at any time edit the adjustment layer and also see the original layer.

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Layer Mask in Photoshop psd-dude.com Tutorials

If you want to learn more things about Photoshop layer mask here is a layer mask tutorial that will teach you the basic things. You will find out how to add a quick layer mask, how to disable layer mask, and how to use filters to create more advanced layer masks.

It's important to understand how a layer mask works because it is really used in many Photoshop tutorials. It's for sure an elegant alternative for the Eraser Tool. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial, bookmark and share it with your friends.

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