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Border with Layer Mask

Take a Texture or an image as background. Paste another image in the foreground. Apply a border and use a Black Layer Mask to see through the border into the texture for a simple special effect. This is the effect I wish to create. I will be using … [Read more]

Brightening and Sharpening in Lab Mode

Sometimes images may not have the vibrance and color that you would wish for in an image,. Though there are many ways to do this the easiest is doing this after converting images to Lab Mode. Then Curves and Unsharp Mask can do the rest. This works … [Read more]

Radial Blur Special Effect

Sometimes the tools in Photoshop will give you a special. Here I will demonstrate how you can use the Radial Blur filter for an effect that can be achieved very simply but looks great. It can be done in any version of Photoshop even Photoshop7. It … [Read more]

Content Aware Move Tool in PS CS6

Content Aware has been introduced some time ago in Photoshop CS series. It is taken a step further in Photoshop CS 6. You can move a portion of an image to another place and Photoshop fills in the hole left behind by sampling pixels from the … [Read more]

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6

One of the new Filters in Photoshop CS6 is the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter which allows straightening of curved lines which a fish eye lens would give. The fish eye lens effect is great, but sometimes you may not want it. The effect can be removed. … [Read more]

Iris Blur in Photoshop CS6

There are three new Blur Tools in Photoshop CS6. The three blurs allow a portion of the image to remain sharp and blurs the rest with a nice fade effect. This is vast improvement. Earlier a selection had to be made and then a blur applied. This has … [Read more]

Tilt Shift Blur in Photoshop CS6

The Tile Shift Blur is a new Blur in Photoshop CS6. The Tilt Shift Blur enables, just as the Iris Blur to keep an area in an image in sharp focus and blurs the rest of the image. There are some differences though which this tutorial will clear. This … [Read more]

Field Blur in Photoshop CS6

The Field Blur, one of the new blur filters in Photoshop CS6 is the simplest to use in comparison to the Iris Blur or Tilt Shift Blur Field Blur keeps an area in sharp focus and blurs out the remaining portion. This is particularly useful in blurring … [Read more]

Levels and Curves in correcting Light in image

The Levels and the Curves should be used together in correcting light in an image. It is not a trial and error bit of work, but a well defined way to do it. First the Levels command should be tried. If you cannot correct the light of an image in its … [Read more]

Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop CS6

The Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop CS6 is something new. From its name it is not hard to guess that it gives an effect like oil painting to images. This was something which could be done earlier depending on the skill in photoshop. Now it is quite … [Read more]

Lighting Effects in Photoshop CS6 Working With It

The Lighting Effects Filter has been completely reworked in Photoshop CS6. You have flexibility of use that was not there earlier. The Lighting Effects interface is like the new Blur Filters in CS6. In case if you do not have the Lighting Effects … [Read more]

Curves and Cross Processing

Curves and a couple of Solid Color Layers in Photoshop can be used to give a quick cross processing effect to any image. It is not difficult to do. It can also be done in any version of Photoshop. This is the effect to be created. The original image … [Read more]

Change Color with Hue Saturation in PS CS6

Changing Color is easy with the Hue Saturation Adjustment Layer in Photoshop CS6. You do not have to make a selection either. I will be using this stock image. You will find it here It belongs to Polomatse The hat has red which will be changed. Step … [Read more]

#photoshop tutorial Color Cast correction in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 makes it very easy to remove color cast in images. If you have used the auto tone, auto contrast and auto color you will know what I am speaking about. If you have not, it does not matter. I will show you how to do it. This is the image … [Read more]

#photoshop tutorial Resizing facial features

Facial features can be enhanced by making them bigger (or smaller) with the help of simple selections in Photoshop no matter which version you may be using. So go ahead making the eyes subtly larger, nose longer and lips fuller. The eyes, lips and … [Read more]

#photoshop tutorial Cutting out images the old fashioned way

Cutting out an image from its background is at times a sheer necessity, but many users of photoshop find this difficult. There is an absolute horror of the Pen Tool, while the Quick Select Tool is not found in all versions of photoshop. Photoshop … [Read more]

Photoshop Tutorial Blending

Sometimes a Blend Mode in Photoshop will give very beautiful results. Blend Modes have remained unchanged in Photoshop except for two which are not available in Photoshop7. We will only be using the Blend Modes that are available in all versions of … [Read more]

Color Splash In Photoshop

Making a Color Splash in Photoshop is easy. Color Splash is to keep some bits of an image in color and make the rest Black and White. I will show how to change the color too and also a better way of desaturation than CTRL+SHIFT+b. Doing it in CS6 has … [Read more]

Clean 3D Text Effect Creation using CS6

Photoshop is a fantastic tool for creating 2D images. However, Photoshop also has limited capabilities for creating high quality 3D images and animations. In this tutorial, we will use the new and improved 3D and Timeline features of Photoshop CS6 to … [Read more]

Riding Horse in Sky using Photoshop

Painting an amazing picture usually is time consuming. Learning different skills can help you to process the artwork faster and nicer. This tutorial will present you more on picking color / color adjustment for this painting works. (View This … [Read more]