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! 🙂

How does masking work?

Masking is one of the most essential concepts in Photoshop and it is the foundation to work non-destructively with layers. Although it is a simple concept it is difficult to understand. Whenever I teach beginners to use Photoshop I always tell them to think of the mask as a black paper with a white hole in it. You can only see through the white hole. I hope this example will help you to understand masking and remember the way it works.

eSeminar – Photoshop CS5 new features

Photoshop CS5 has lots of amazing new features and in this seminar you can learn to use all of them. You can learn how to properly use Content-aware Fill, HDR Toning, Refine Mask, Puppet Warp, 3D text, etc. The examples used for this seminar are completely different to the ones you might have seen in other presentations. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar.

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.

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.