In Photoshop there are things you have to know just to make the workflow easier and to save a lot of time. For example you can align layers by hand or using the Rulers, the Grid and the Ruler Tool. But Photoshop also has more advanced tools to help you align and distribute layers. In this quick tutorial I will show you how to distribute equal space between layers in Photoshop, how to obtain equal spacing between text blocks, etc.
This is a quick create rays of light in Photoshop tutorial that might prove really useful especially for Photoshop beginners. You can instantly change a photo by adding sun light effect. We'll learn how to create a sunburst and how to combine it with lens flare for obtaining an intense light effect. You can add rays of light to any image that has a light source, but it works best for the sun light.
Light Effects are really popular among photo manipulators. Adding a light effect like rays of light, optical flare or lens flare can really transform your photo manipulation or your photos. In today tutorial I will show you two simple ways in which you can create a lens flare in Photoshop using filters.
In this quick tutorial I will show you how to create rounded corners in Photoshop using some simple masking techniques and filters.. You can customize the corner radius to obtain a round edge for your shape, text, etc. It is a fast and simple method to create a round corner and you will obtain great results. You can use it for rounded corner photos using the result as layer mask.
In this quick tutorial you will learn how to use Photoshop channels to create a layer mask from a grayscale image. You can easily mask an image with another image in Photoshop; you can create interesting effects by combining photos with text for example. Al you have to do is to mask the image layer with a texture containing a handwritten text. You can also check out our Photoshop tutorials for beginners for more basics.
In this tutorial I will show you a quick way to create custom shapes in Photoshop using a selection. All you have to do is make a selection of an object, refine the selection edge, turn to work path and finally define custom shape. All this in 5 minutes opposed to let's say 20 minutes if you decide to draw the silhouette from scratch using the Pen Tool. The time depends a lot on your vector drawing skills. So you can make custom shapes using selection of a raster image.
In this tutorial I will show you how to use a fire brush in Photoshop. In the case of other brushes all you have to do is to pick a color an use the brush. In this case if you want to use a fire flame brush properly you have to add a layer style. That way you will obtain beautiful and realistic fire flames.
This is mainly a tutorial for beginners, so it is better after reading this tut to save the layer style and use it whenever you need to create fire in Photoshop. In fact in my next tutorial I will show you how to use flames in a photo manipulations.
In this quick tutorial I will show you how to install a new font on your computer. If you are reading these lines, you probably encountered an interesting font on the internet that you want to install in Photoshop.
As you probably know all the Photoshop resources like brushes and custom shapes can uploaded directly into Photoshop using the Preset Manager. But the Fonts can not be uploaded directly in Photoshop, there are other steps that need to be followed.
I recently needed a sunburst for one of my tutorials. I had to choose from using one of the free sunburst brushes or creating one myself. Wanting to learn something new all the time, I chose of course to create a sunburst from scratch.
It is not hard to make a sunburst in Photoshop but you really need to know some little tricks to get it right. Remember that this is not a vector sunburst, I will explain how to create a sunburst shape in one of my future lessons.
Adobe Photoshop comes with a number of default shortcuts for different Tools, Menus or Filters with the obvious purpose of making your work process easier. Switching between mouse and keyboard can be annoying and time consuming. So these Photoshop shortcuts are a really cool feature. In fact all the major software have predefined shortcuts.
In this quick Photoshop Tips article I will list the main available shortcuts for the Brush Tool. The most used is the brush size shortcut, but it is useful to know other shortcuts like the brush opacity shortcut or the brush hardness shortcut And if you don't find one on the list you can create it. As you will see Photoshop allows you to create new shortcuts for many Brush Tool actions.