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Photoshop Evangelist contest video

This was the video tutorial that I created for the Next Photoshop Evangelist contest. I made to the finals and became the 4th at the end. I’m really happy that my work was chosen by the judges and my friends voted for me. From the video you can learn how to use the new feature of Adobe Photoshop CS5, the Mixer Brush tool to easily turn photographs into digital paintings, to enhance details of your artwork, to soften skin and to quickly create special effects. Details

Create realistic blood

In this tutorial you can learn to create realistic blood. Beware, it will be a little bit gory! Don’t show it your kids and your grandma! I’m using a photograph and I draw the dripping blood on the picture trying to capture the volume and realistic look. I don’t use any special brushes or plug-ins (as usual) so you only need to find a photo to be able to follow this tutorial. Please try not to start with your girlfriends photograph or the family portrait 🙂 Details

Sharpening locally and the whole photo

If you always wanted to learn how to properly sharpen your images: here is the answer. I will show you how to do localised and overall sharpening completely non-destructively. Meaning you can always change the intensity and area of your sharpening. If you want to know more about the pictures used in this tutorial, you can read more about them below the video. Have fun! Details

Merging images in Photoshop CS5 eSeminar

I was presenting this e-seminar from the Adobe office near London about merging images together. I show exciting examples for using Auto-Align, Auto-Blend, HDR toning, HDR Pro and some other useful new features of Photoshop CS5 to create amazing panoramic photographs, dramatic montages and special effects. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

My first tutorial on PSDtuts+

I’m glad that I made it to PSDtuts+ today. You can watch a 30 minutes video tutorial by me on this popular Photoshop website and learn some really useful techniques to retouch photographs. In the tutorial you can see some tricks, which will make you seriously think about upgrading to CS5 if you haven’t done it yet 🙂 Details

Special techniques with Content-Aware Fill

In this tutorial I will show you guys some very useful techniques with the amazing new feature in Photoshop CS5: the Content-Aware Fill. This automatic replacement works fine most of the time, but there are ways to improve the effect and help Photoshop a bit. I will show several examples in this tutorial and you can learn everything what you need to know about Content-Aware Fill. Let’s get started! Details

Photoshop for Beginners I – Theory

Before starting using Photoshop we need to have a basic understanding of how digital images work. There are some important terms and concepts, which will help us to enhance and adjust our images correctly and to make professional decisions with our Photoshop projects. We are going to use several devices when we work with digital images like digital cameras, scanners, monitors, printers etc and we need to know how to use them properly. Details

Photoshop for Beginners II – Bridge

To work efficiently with image files it is highly recommended to start using Adobe Bridge, which is a side-car application of Photoshop made exactly to make working with images as easy and as convenient as it can be. Bridge is installed automatically with Adobe Creative Suite applications and you can start using it by clicking on the Br icon on the option bar or choose File / Browse in Bridge. We are going to use several devices when we work with digital images like digital cameras, scanners, monitors, printers etc and we need to know how to use them properly. Details

My new Photoshop video tutorial series on PSDtuts+

Are you new to Photoshop? Have you been trying to teach yourself the basics of Photoshop but have found the amount of amount of educational material available on the net a bit overwhelming? As the world’s #1 Photoshop site, we’ve published a lot of tutorials. So many, in fact, that we understand how overwhelming our site may be to those of you who may be brand new to Photoshop. This tutorial is part of a 25-part video series demonstrating everything you will need to know to start working in Photoshop. Details

Photoshop and Illustrator are best friends eSeminar

In this seminar you will see great examples of the smooth integration between the two veteran Adobe graphic applications: Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5. Using them together, hand in hand, you can break the boundaries of both pixels and vectors and make the best of both worlds. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

Photoshop for Beginners III – Interface

In this section we will go through all the navigation options and how to set up the workspace and save it how you find it most useful. Both workspaces and keyboard shortcuts can be saved into particular files that you can copy to different machines, which makes it easy to stay consistent with your preferred options. The user interface of Photoshop can be frightening and overwhelming for new users with the endless number of buttons, keyboard shortcuts and hidden options, but after spending some time with understanding it you will find it easy. Photoshop is a very user friendly application. You can change nearly everything from the locations of the panels to the keyboard shortcuts of every option. Details