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.
This is a list of the most useful default Photoshop keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up your workflow. Some of them are rarely mentioned, some are more common and some are only available in Photoshop CS5. I hope everyone will find some new and useful shortcuts in this article. So let’s get started!
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.
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.
Learn more about Adobe Bridge CS5, the powerful media manager that provides centralised access to all your creative assets. Find out the incredible features that will make you more productive in day to day tasks as well tips and tricks to power through your work. The new Mini Bridge will also be covered, to show how you access your creative assets directly in Photoshop and InDesign CS5 from within a customisable panel. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.