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Test your Photoshop Knowledge

I know how much you guys like to test your knowledge of Photoshop. In this 10-part series I will test your skills with some tough questions that you might find on the Adobe Certification Exam. Please take a moment to complete this 10-part quiz and see if you’ve got what it takes to pass our test! Good luck! Details

Replace Smart Objects

Learn an amazing way to use Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to save a lot of time whenever you need to make changes to elements that you have in several separate files. In this tutorial I will show how to export and replace the contents of Smart Objects. We are also going to record an action and learn how to Batch replace the same smart object in several images with one click of the mouse. Excited? I hope you are, so let’s get started! 🙂 Details

Professional Portrait retouch eSeminar

If you ever wanted to learn how to properly use the tools in Photoshop to retouch portraits then this seminar is for you. We start off with best practices for using the essential retouch tools like the Clone Stamp and the Healing Brush, then we move on to more advanced editing. We learn to use adjustment layers to whitening teeth, the Liquify filter for changing features, the Mixer Brush to softening skin and so much more. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

Prepare for Photoshop ACE exam

Have you been looking for a complete guide that can help you to prepare for the Adobe Photoshop ACE exam? I created a collection of useful links of articles, tutorials and quizzes. All you need is time and dedication to become Certified by Adobe and show that you are a professional Photoshop user. Details

Photoshop Lightroom 3 seminar

Watch this seminar and learn everything you need to know about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. You can learn all the amazing features this user friendly application and discover all the advantages of Camera RAW files to JPEGs. This seminar is a must for professional and amateur photographers alike. This a non-edited recording of the seminar. Details

Photoshop for Beginners VII – Retouching images

There are several retouch tools in Photoshop and you can use them effectively on any images from portraits to landscapes. You only need to learn how to work with them properly. In this section we will go through the 3 basic retouch tools: Clone Stamp tool, Healing Brush tool, Spot Healing Brush tool and we will also discuss how to use the Liquify filter properly for more complicated retouch scenarios. Finally I would also like to share a special technique for adding shadows and highlights to an image completely nondestructively. Details

Photoshop for Beginners VI – Working with Layers

Everything happens on layers what we do in Photoshop. You can work on only one layer or merge your layers, but the professional way is to keep every element on a separate layer. This way you will always be able to change your composition. We already discussed the Layers panel and its options, but there are lots of other features in Photoshop related to using layers. In this section we are going to focus on tools that you can use on layers and how to use special layers. Details

Photoshop for Beginners V – Tonal and colour adjustments

Nearly every digital image needs tonal and colour corrections and it is vital to know, which adjustments to use to get a perfect end result. Nearly all adjustments can be used an adjustment layer, which is the nondestructive way to make your corrections. I highly recommend to start using adjustment layers instead of using the adjustments from the Image menu. Auto corrections are also available in Photoshop, but it is always better to understand how to make changes manually and to be able to use the exact values that you like. Details

Photoshop for Beginners IV – Making Selections

Making selections is an essential skill in Photoshop since nearly every change made to an image starts with a selection. There are lots of tools and options to make, save and change selections and there are always several ways to make a selection. The most effective selections are always made with a combination of tools and saved as an alpha channel (Select / Save selection) or as a layer mask. It is easier to first make a quick and rough selection and then refine that selection. In this section we will discuss the most useful tools to make selections. Details