Tools & Techniques


From The Brush Tool to The Pen Tool, Layers to Channels. Learn the tool that will help you bring your vision to life.

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When it comes to removing people from photos, there are several Tools that will do the job. It is best to learn every tool so you can best choose the right one for the job. We teach you each Tool for removing people from their Backgrounds.

 

Layer Masks are one of the most important Tools in Photoshop. In short, they make part of a layer visible and part invisible. The main advantage to using Layer Masks is they can be changed at any time, meaning they will never destroy image pixels!

 

Strategically add shadows and highlights to a body for the effect of more defined muscles. In this tutorial we focus on abs, but the same techniques can be used for enhancing the definition of other muscles as well.

 

For those of you not currently using Libraries in Photoshop, this is a MUST SEE episode. Learn how to browse stock images, create character Styles, sync colors and collaborate with people around the globe — all within Photoshop.

 

Select and Mask makes selecting easier by putting all of the Selection Tools in one place. In today’s episode, learn how to cut your subject out of their Background using Select and Mask.

 

The Spin Blur allows you to add radial movement to a static image. In this episode, we use the Spin Blur to rotate the wheels and tires of a car, making it look like it is moving!

 

A shadow helps any subject look grounded in its Background. This tutorial makes creating the perfect Shadow easy and fun!

 

Adobe just released a new version of Photoshop CC2015, version 5.0, and with it come some great new Tools. In today’s episode, learn how to get a font from a picture using Match fonts.

 

The Face Aware Liquify tool is a new addition to Photoshop CC 2015 with the recent Version 5.0 update. In today’s episode, learn how to adjust facial features using Face-Aware Liquify.

 

In today’s episode, we cover a new tool to Photoshop CC 2015, the Content Aware Crop Tool. This allows you to make an image larger, while adobe uses Content Aware Fill, to add to the image.

 

If you want to see what a web page would look like on a 27″ iMac, a 15″ MacBook PRO and an iPhone, you can use artboards to create design previews of each! Learn how to use artboards to design quickly and efficiently in today’s episode!

 

Quickly Color Tone your images using Gradient Maps. Create your own custom gradients or choose from many pre-loaded options!

 

Need more room in your photo? In this episode, we show you how to extend a photo using Content-Aware Scale.

 

Creating a Kiss Brush in Photoshop is easy and fun, all you need is a piece of paper, lipstick, and this tutorial!

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Learn how to read the histogram and how to fix common issues using ‘Levels’ Adjustment Layers. It can be used to correct exposure, Color, and evaluate missing information.

 

Although it is best to avoid noise by using a low ISO in camera, but we have some tips to remove it in Photoshop.

 

Keyboard Shortcuts are designed to save you time when working in Photoshop, and in my experience there is no better way to work in Photoshop. If you are serious about working quickly in Photoshop, start learning your keyboard shortcuts today!

 

In today’s episode, we show you How to Use the Lasso Tools in Photoshop. We’re talking about the Magnetic, Standard and Polygonal Lasso Tools!

 

You’ll be amazed at what you can do when using the Blend If sliders. You can blend based off of information from the Layer you are on, or based off of information from the rest of the image.

 

Add Snowflakes to any image by learning to make your own brush or download ours for free!

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Learn how to take the first step and place art on your walls in Photoshop, so that you can visualize the final product! Use these tools to match the perspective perfectly.

 

This episode was designed for beginners, but it’s good to Brush up on your skills no matter what Level you are. Learn how to Use Hue/Saturation in Photoshop!

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Using Step and Repeat, you can create Patterns from scratch! And that’s exactly what you’ll learn in today’s episode. Step and Repeat is simply a series of Keyboard Shortcuts that allows an automatic repeat of shapes.

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In today’s episode, we show you how to create Custom shapes in Photoshop!

 

Use Photoshop to make an awesome animation of your images cycling through a picture frame, or in this case, someone holding a print.

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