Let’s build a snowman

This lesson walks you through using Photoshop's selection tools. Click on this link to download the source file for this lesson. Concepts to cover: Magnetic Lasso--selects based on lines of different colors. Magic Wand--selects based on similar tonal ranges. (Contiguous=touching colors, tolerance = 1 pixel + x-lighter + x-dark) Ctrl T= transforms/resizes Ctrl D=deselects Ctrl... Continue Reading →


Straighten a Photo with Content-Aware

Straighten a Photo with Content-Aware Open the Beach Notice that the image is crooked, and the horizon line is slanted. Select the Crop tool from the toolbar. In the Options bar at the top of the screen, check the Content-Aware check box to turn on the Crop tool’s Content-Aware option. Using the Content Aware option... Continue Reading →

Selective Color

Selective Color Open the Selective.jpg file. This image is of a beautiful set of flowers. However, we want to turn the image black and white and isolate the one main flower with preserved colors. To do this go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Black and White>Ok. This will create a new layer above the background layer. The... Continue Reading →

The Glass Effect

The Glass Effect This is a great way to add a watermark to your images. In this lesson we will be using text, but this will also work with shapes. Open the Glass.jpg file. Change your font to Arial Bold, 82pt. It does not matter what color you use as long as you can see... Continue Reading →

The Magic of Layers

The Magic of Layers One of the beautiful joys of Photoshop is being able to work with layers. Using layers allows you to edit parts of a document without it disturbing other parts. Open the file layers.psd. It’s very useful to rename your layers something relevant to the image. In this case, I have renamed... Continue Reading →

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