Using Photoshop's Pen Path Tool

The Pen tool is indeed probably one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, once you learn how to use it. Special thanks go out to San Weng for sending in this tutorial! January 24, 2012

Create a Gift-wrapped box icon in Illustrator

Here's another of those great tutorials in Adobe Illustrator from Ainsley Bevis. This time it's a gift-wrapped icon, perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or where ever you need gift wrapping. This is the first of three, so watch this column for the next ones. For now, get started . . . November 21, 2011

Nature Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial, learn how to make a peaceful nature photo manipulation in Photoshop using images, brushes and various helpful techniques. Special thanks to Ainsley Bevis from BloomWebDesign.net for sharing another of her bright, original tutorials! Enjoy October 26, 2011

Replace a Head in Photoshop

In a recent Photoshop 911 forum inquiry, a reader asks how to replace the head of Jack Nicholson in a 1920s black and white photo. The poster wanted to replace it with his own head from a recent color photo... here's the Photoshop tutorial October 20, 2011

Retouching Hair: Darkening a Part

Next in our series, Scott Kelby helps you deal with a light part line in retouching hair (or any overly light area, for that matter) More crafty tips in this free Photoshop tutorial from the Photoshop guru himself! September 30, 2011

Retouching Hair: Changing Hair Color

Next in our series, Scott Kelby walks you through the steps of changing hair color -- afairly common, especially if you’re trying to match the clothes, etc. There are some crafty tips in this free Photoshop tutorial for going both light and dark! September 7, 2011

Photoshop's Gritty HDR Photo Effects

Learn a little grit! This tutorial was sent in by Johnson Koh, Art Director of Garena Online, and shows you some of the finer points of using grain and grit to turn a perfectly good photograph into a work of grunge art! July 28, 2011

Photoshop Tutorial: Realistic Tattoos

Design School should teach how to create an illusion with digital art and graphics. Sunny has sent in this tutorial that will show you how to apply a tattoo for a perfect summer illusion. This is a simple tutorial not requiring displacement maps or a lot of tricky skills... enjoy. July 27, 2011

Photoshop Pen Tool Drawing Savvy

One of the least used tools and processes in Photoshop are the pen tools and vector drawing. People just seem to forget them in Photoshop in favor of Illustrator. By the time you finish this five-page tutorial, sent in by Fatma, you'll be a Photoshop Vector Expert! June 29, 2011

Tutorial: Retouching skin in Photoshop

Shooting this summer? Shooting at the beach? Shooting at sporting events? Chances are, you'll get some shiny, oily, perspiring skin to deal with! Thanks to Chris - IZA Tuto - this tutorial on skin retouching shows some savvy technique all beginner to intermediate Photoshop users should know -- how to clear oily and shiny skin (often referred to as hotspots) June 28, 2011