In this short but sweet FREE video, you'll learn how to use Photoshop to fix animal white, green, or golden eyes by rebuilding the pupils. Thankfully, it's easier than it sounds! This technique also works in Photoshop Elements.
Few design projects are as nerve-racking, and important, as designing your own business card. Just like the clothes on your back, your business card tells the recipient if you’re professional, artistic, or a big ol’ ball of cheese. Also, aside from the aesthetic message, you’ve got to pack a ton of info into a very small space; company name, your name, logo, URL (it’s shocking how many folks leave that out), phone, and email address—you’ve got to include them all.
NOTE: This tutorial works the same way in Photoshop CC.
I'm always amazed at the creative genius of graphic designers. I mean, just look at the things they think up to recreate digitally! Take the Classic Page Curl effect, for instance. Who the heck thought of this thing? It's cool indeed, but who did it first? Food for thought, I suppose.
One of the most rewarding projects you can tackle in Photoshop is combining images. Whether you're swapping skies, creating a collage, or building a panorama, it's a useful procedure that's also a lot of fun.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to fade one image into another using a gradient mask, and then you'll discover a new twist on the classic oval vignette collage.
Chances are good that you’ve spotted the little pop-up menu at the top of your Layers panel in either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. It’s called the blend mode menu and it controls how color on one layer interacts with color on other layers in your document. In some instances — as is the case with the modes in the Darken category — Photoshop looks at the colors on all layers and the darkest colors win; the light colors just drop right out. In other instances – when using the Lighten category — it’s the lightest colors that win.
Graphic designers, this one’s for you! If you need to reverse the colors in your image—turn orange to blue, yellow to purple, and so on—you can use an Invert adjustment layer to make it so. There’s no need to select an item and use any other kind of color-changing voodoo because an Invert adjustment layer instantly turns black into white, blue into orange, and so on.
A simple way to spice up a photo is to add a touch of clip-art. Now, I’m not talking about the cheese-ball stuff that comes with Microsoft Office, oh heck no. I’m talking about the amazing, yet affordable stuff that you can get from folks like iStockphoto.com (click the link to receive 10 free, high-resolution images!).
When it comes to changing the color of an object, there’s an easy way and a hard way to get it done. The hard way involves creating a selection, as discussed in the node#169 tutorial. An easier way is to use a blend mode instead. Read on!
As the Great Kelby once taught me, anytime you can add a drop shadow, you should. Heck, if you’re a freelancer, adding a drop shadow means you can tack on an extra $50 to the job! Though when it comes to creating the aforementioned shadows, it’s important to remember that the classiest ones are rarely black—instead they pick up a color from your design. In the next few minutes, you’ll learn how to easily change your drop shadows to any color you want.