How To Use Wacom Bamboo Graphics Tablet With Photoshop

If you’re a graphic design enthusiast with a steady hand, willing to spend a reasonable amount of dough to expand upon your skill set, pen tablets are the way to go. Wacom’s Bamboo series of graphics tablets are quite popular with designers all around the world. This article walks you through the installation of a Wacom Bamboo Craft Pen and Touch Tablet and using it to the full in Photoshop. We’ll proceed assuming that you’re here because you’re new to pen tablets and want a detailed but easy installation and usage walkthrough. Read More

How To Create Light Streaks In Photoshop [Tutorial]

Courtesy of the comprehensive arsenal of tools that Photoshop provides, designers are able to create breathtaking works of digital art. Following is a basic walkthrough of one of the more popular techniques used by designers and enthusiasts alike. This tutorial is a basic guide to designing glowing streaks good enough to add that extra oomph to your work of digital art. Read More

A Complete Guide To Viewing Images In Photoshop

Workplace in Photoshop is the arrangement of elements such as panels, bars, and windows. Most Adobe applications share the same workplace experience, making it easy for you to move between them. Viewing images aspect of Photoshop plays a vital role in the overall usage and enhancements of Photoshop. It can include screen mode, viewing other areas of image, using the navigator panel, zooming in or out, multiple windows, info panel and more. In this complete guide we will look at some different available options for viewing images. Read More

A Guide To Channels In Photoshop

Channels are grayscale images that store different type of information including color information channels, alpha channels and sport color channels. A basic RGB image is basically a set of channels; red, green and blue. Where as CMYK images include cyan, magenta, yellow and black channels. Channels serves a couple of specific purposes. RGB/CYMK color channels give you indications on separate color channels contained within the image. Alpha channels are more widely used to either create, edit or save specific types of selections which can be applied as layer masks later on. In this guide we will review Photoshop color channels, modifying them and a complete look at channels panel. Read More

A Complete Guide To Photoshop Preferences

Photoshop is a heavy tool, no matter whether you’re running a 32-bit or 64-bit version, it takes up a lot of memory while rendering. To get the best performance out of Photoshop, one must go through the Preferences available in all versions of Photoshop. You can explore the important settings available in Preferences tab like interface, file handling, performance, cursors, transparency, rules, guides & grids, plugins and type. In this complete guide we will review Photoshop Preferences. By making few tweaks you can also improve the overall performance of the software.
This article is part of the complete guide series, which also includes, a complete guide to layers in photoshop and complete guide to type in photoshop.
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A Complete Guide To Type In Photoshop [Tutorial]

In Photoshop, Type consists of outlines based on vector graphics. Typeface, on the other hand, is a set of one or more fonts in different sizes designed with style and each comprising a coordinated sets of elements of writing. There are a number of typefaces available in more than one format. The most commons ones are TrueType, OpenType and New CID. Photoshop has some vector based capabilities as well. They can be well recognized in type (text) layers. You can easily use them when you resize or scale type, save it in formats like PDF or EPS, or simply print the image to a PostScript printer. So keep in mind, that its completely possible to produce type with crisp and key resolution edges in Photoshop.

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A Complete Guide To Layers In Photoshop [Tutorial]

Layers is one of the core part for Photoshop users. No matter you’re drawing lines, or constructing something as big as a poster. It is always recommended to keep even a single dot created with a brush pan on a separate layer. Some might ask why?  Well its quite simple. Later on, if you want to make changes to your clipboard, you can simply move that dot (layer), put different blending options on it, hide it or even delete it without losing the rest of your work. No one wants to spend another couple of hours reconstructing the whole design just because they didn’t want that simple dot, which is now embedded in the whole clipboard. Today we will discuss layers in details.

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How To Add Bleach Effect To A Picture In Photoshop [Tutorial]

Bleach Effect is a darkroom technique used when doing conversions from film. Images are bleached to give a certain look after they are washed and rinsed in studios. Today we will look at how to add this certain effect to your digital images using Photoshop. It is a very simple process in which we will use some mask layers and get the final desired product. Read More

How To Create Reflection Of An Object In Photoshop [Tutorial]

It is common to have mirrored reflection when displaying products on different mediums, i.e. websites, posters, flyers etc. The effect can be achieved in countable steps within Photoshop. It can be easily accomplished when the product shot (picture) is straight. But again, if there are different angles involved with the shot, the effect can be achieved with a little bit of complication. Read More

A Basic Guide To Create Buttons In Photoshop [Tutorial]

In this beginner’s tutorial, we will look at the method of creating clean and stylish button for your website using Photoshop. It is extremely simple and once you are familiar with the technique, you can create different designs with infinite enhancements. Apart from all, buttons can be used for a number of assignments for example websites, banners and flyers. Read More

How To Change Eye Color In Photoshop [Tutorial]

When Beginning with Photoshop, one always looks up how to change the eye color. This is because most of the time when taking photographs, you will notice red eyes. Its basic and fun to do. Once familiar with the technique, a lot can be done. Marquee Tool is mostly used to do so, but again all the tools available in Photoshop can do a number of jobs. Read More

How To Create A 3D Stripe Effect In Photoshop [Tutorial]

Adding 3D to your design can create extra elegance to the overall look. This basic technique is some of the great tips found in Photoshop and becomes very beneficial for beginners when designing websites and banners. We are going to use some basic tools like layer blending options and transform tool. Read More