The best way to master Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop Tips & Tricks is built on reader questions about image manipulation, painting and getting the most from Photoshop. In the Design & Publishing Center,   Photoshop Tips & Tricks Department. . .

...answers to questions from readers!

Questions and Tips sent in by readers... post your question to the Photoshop 911 hot line! ... then watch each issue of DT&G News to see if your question or tip gets published.
  1. Tiny type in Photoshop?... Keep your eye on the rez
  2. Color casts in scans... Try: color correct or Variations
  3. Clipping Paths to Quark... but not if they're tifs
  4. Spot colors in Photoshop... the key is channels
  5. Cropping in PS 6... crop, drag 'n' drop!
Previously: from question #451 back
(beware: these were a previous html version, and server, so some of the links within the articles might not work!   These also refer to pre-version 6 Photoshop, so use a little discretion when following the tips!)
  1. Images look Purple in Photoshop 5
  2. Soft Shadows from Photoshop to Quark
  3. Lighting an Object with PS Lighting Filter
  4. Opening Files in Photoshop at 66%
  5. Maintain detail quality while resizing...
  6. Selections Across Layers
  7. Previewing images in PS 5?
  8. What is Batch Conversion?
  9. Postcard, Old Photo Album Effects!
  10. Photo into a Sketch
  11. Getting Started with Photoshop Plug-ins
  12. (see) PS Animation
  13. History Brush Tip from Neil Woldman
  14. What is layer masking?
  15. ...getting a job working with Photoshop?
  16. Fixing Red Eye- Joseph Kling, and staff
  17. Scanning without moire?- Joseph Kling
  18. Using Photoshop's Measurement Tool - Joseph Kling
  19. Rollovers with Glowing Edges - David Bouton
  20. Creating impasto brush work - David Bouton again
  21. Help! PS only shows 12 fonts!
  22. At what res do I output for transparencies?
  23. Replacing Color...
  24. Paths, expansion and fills...
  25. Wispy Hair: follow-up
  26. Photoshop 5: Not all is well
  27. Wispy hair? To mask, overprint or knockout... that is the question
  28. Blending Body Parts (see also "Feathering", and "Scaling" seminars.)
  29. Photoshop 5 Rumors
  30. How do you create textured type? (reference in &Type! Center)
  31. Fading an image
  32. Building PMS Colors
  33. Transparent GIFs revisited
  34. Best Books for Learning Phosohp
  35. TIFF placed in PageMaker -- bad resolution??
  36. Mask Problems (includes #95 Merging Paths)
  37. Easter Eggs... drawing an Egg in Photoshop
  38. Mr. Vector sez: "KILL THE RIP"
  39. Paths from Illustrator to Photoshop
  40. Screen Line Art Behind Typography
  41. Placing TIF files with Clipping Paths in PageMaker
  42. Separating Backgrounds from Complicated Images
  43. Photos for Newsletters: Beauty in Black & White
  44. LPI vs DPI vs PPI: the maze of resolution
  45. Another Myst Fan: Creating FOG in Photoshop
  46. Photoshop Cheats - Cheat sheet for shortcuts and commands
  47. Fragmentation - Photoshop runs faster with a clean hard drive
  48. X-Files Wannabe - how to do that glowing type?
  49. Opening Corrupt DCS Files - from Cornell Coello
  50. HELP I've lost the Toolbox! - Your tool box is gone... what do you do?
  51. What's required for 35mm Slides? - Slides at home? Sure!
  52. What about Simple Drop Shadows?- One of our most popular questions
  53. What about Generating Projected Shadows?
  54. When are shadowsNOT Shadows?
  55. How about Projecting Shadows Across Objects?
  56. I'd like to Get Photoshop for Less?- It can be done.
  57. Alternatives to Photoshop - Can't afford the ticket... try this.
  58. Creating Ripped Paper Edges from scans
  59. But what if I don't have a scanner?
NOTE: Tips prior to those above have been removed.
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