PHOTOSHOP Tips & Tricks
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Photoshop Madness for High-End Photo Retouching & HDR techniques

We're back, catching up on unfinished business from our last Retouching post several weeks ago. We promised some good HDR and Retouching techniques -- so here they are, even one from Mr. Photoshop himself, Colin Smith . . .
* Using the HDR Feature in Photoshop CS2/CS3
* How to Create Professional HDR Images
* Infrared Photo Effect in Photoshop
* What is HDR and why do we need it?
* Results Using Layers in Photoshop
* Exposure blending tutorial
... and MORE September 24, 2013

Photoshop Madness : Even MORE Text Effects

We're back, to wrap up the 19th Annual Fall Fonts Fest with this madness of yet more text effects -- even a retro one that's actually not, and one from the cleaned-up Photoshop Planet guys . . . ENJOY:
* Beautiful Glossy Text Art Using Photoshop
* Easy Way to Work on a Great Text Art
* How to Design a Retro Style Text
* Elegant Text Effect for 2013
* Glowing Rusty Text Effect
* 3D Sliced Text Effects
... and MORE September 18, 2013

Photoshop Madness for the Fonts Festival

Here's a special edition of PHOTOSHOP MADNESS specifically for text, type, typography and fonts techniques. You'll find 1,100,000 tutorials on the web for text effects, all claiming to be the 'best' Photoshop text effects. In reality there are only a few hundred, because the vast array of several thousand replicator sites have picked up the same tutorials and lay claim to them but redirect you to another site. Some are really good, others really, really suck, like those loaded with screen spam, stalker links and pop-ups that take over your system and won't let you go!

These tutorials have been tested to be pretty good -- and you note we actually give credit to the original site, listing the site name. There are a lot more we'll be sending out over the weeks to come :
* Create a Shiny, Gold, Old World Text Effect in Photoshop
* Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment
* Place An Image In Text With Photoshop
* Great Gooey Photoshop Text Tutorial
* Delicious Bagels Text Effect
... and MORE August 30, 2013

BWStyler creates traditional B&W looks as well as stylish new effects

The Plugin Site has rolled out another version of its BWStyler software for Windows with 25 effect types and 680 presets as well as plenty of masking options for applying the effect to only selected areas of a photo. Hopefully they'll get a Mac version going soon! August 27, 2013

New PhotoBulk adds more watermarking possibilities

How many have asked for this feature ???? I don't remember, but now PhotoBulk makes it easy to add text/image watermark, resize, and optimize hundreds and thousands of images in just a couple of clicks. August 22, 2013

iDraw now imports/exports Adobe Photoshop!

iDraw is a powerful Mac graphic design and illustration application that features the unique ability to import layered Adobe Photoshop PSD files, preserving vector paths and layer style effects as editable objects. This light weight, heavy duty app is really worth a look August 20, 2013

Photoshop (Video) Madness for Back to School 2

Here's a special edition of PHOTOSHOP MADNESS specifically focusing on VIDEO training -- and here, we're back with more following last week's madness! We really love the Long exposure, night photography tutorial from Russell Brown . . . but we think you'll like them all:
* Photoshop Retouching Tutorial. Part 4 high pass skin softening
* Photographer: Aesthete Studios :: Principles of dodge & burn
* How to change the color of a jacket in Photoshop
* Remodelling a Difficult Body Figure in Photoshop
* Photoshop CS6: Body sculpting with Liquify
* Studio Portrait Retouch Video Tutorial
* Long Exposure Night Photography
... and MORE August 7, 2013

Photoshop (Video) Madness for Back to School

Here's a special edition of PHOTOSHOP MADNESS specifically focusing on VIDEO training. There are 100,000 videos on the open web, all claiming to be the 'best' Photoshop training . . . some are really good, like those from Russell Brown, or Lynda Weinman, and others really, really suck, like those with horrible microphones, terrible screen graphcs or moderators you cannot understand or who cannot speak proper English. But these are pretty good :
* How To Get Started With Photoshop CS6 - 10 Things Beginners Want to Know
* Photoshop CS6: Photoshop: How to use the Color Replacement Tool
* Colorizing Black and White Images with Adobe Photoshop Touch
* From Lynda.com : Photoshop CS6 Brightness interface
* Photoshop - Dramatic Broken Glass
* Photoshop CS6: Using Presets
... and MORE August 1, 2013

Tutorial: Using Adobe Photoshop to Draw a Paint Brush

We're back with another good tutorial for "Back to Design School" month, and this time we're with Santosh Kashyap from TutorialBunch.com, and his tutorial on drawing a paint brush. It's interesting because of some of the techniques you'll be happy you learned. July 30, 2013

4 dotted line drawing methods in Photoshop

Here's another notable tutorial from Winbluegod from 4-designer.com. This full Photoshop tutorial covers 4 different drawing methods for creating dotted lines in Photoshop. We know it's easy to generate all kinds of dotted lines in Illustrator, but Photoshop just doesn't have that skill set. So Winbluegod has these alternative methods for dotted lines in Photoshop. July 16, 2013