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Photoshop Tricks: Helpful Tips and Tutorials for Using Adobe Photoshop like a Pro

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Photoshop comes with many built-in brushes that mimic natural media. Here are some basic techniques that you can use along with. . . read more

Last week I demonstrated several blending modes used in GIMP and Photoshop, such as Multiply, Divide, Overlay, and Screen. Today. . . read more

Blending modes such as Multiply, Overlay, and Screen (just to name a few) are found in both Photoshop and GIMP, and are a way of algorithmically changing the hue, saturation, brightness, transparency, or tone of a layer.

If that sounds complicated, don't worry—the important thing to know is that different layer modes have different effects on pixels (and. . . read more

Sending a completed project to a commercial printer for printing can be stressful as well as exciting. If you do not prepare the. . . read more

Adobe Photoshop allows artists to alter photos in amazing ways. One of the more subtle (and often very effective) changes that. . . read more

NOTE: If the following tutorial feels overwhelming, or you're just not interested in learning the software and would rather pay a professional, there ARE other options. Head over to ColorAPhoto.com to find out more. For everybody else, here's how to color your photographs yourself: One of Adobe Photoshop's best features is the. . . read more

To consistently produce quality photos or fine art prints using Adobe Photoshop, you will want to become familiar with bleed and. . . read more

In this tutorial I'm going to show you the Photoshop tools that I use when fixing problems in my digital images. You may have. . . read more

The pen tool in Photoshop—ever use it? Using the pen tool can be kind of weird the first time (even downright confusing) but it’s a great tool for artists to know how to use. For instance, if you’re a sculptor, jewelry maker, or any type of 3D artist and you want to have clean, professional images of your work, it’s often best to remove everything BUT your artwork from the. . . read more

In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to use Adobe Photoshop's curves tool to fix photographs of your art that are all. . . read more

It's pretty tricky to photograph paintings or other 2D art without causing some distortions in the final photo. Luckily you can. . . read more

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