How to Add Neon Effects In Photoshop
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Creative Retouching, Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

How to Make Neon Effects Using Photoshop

Are you bored with the same old portraits, are you in a creative funk? Thankfully Photoshop has you covered with tons of ways to express your creativity and sometimes the simplest tips yield the biggest results. In this quick...

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Creative Retouching, Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

How to Use and Create Color Look Up Tables in Photoshop

Photoshop has so many tools built within its massive toolbox that it can be easy to get lost for a beginner. Which tools we use can be up to mere personal preference or ease, while other tools are overlooked...

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lighten or darken selective colors in photoshop
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Lighten or Darken Selective Colors in Photoshop

There are endless techniques for color grading your images, but one aspect that can be tricky is manipulating the tonal range of those colors. If you prefer performing your color work in Photoshop, this quick tip will show you...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Understanding Blending Modes in Photoshop

Whether you are color grading, manipulating tones, or creating a composite, understanding blending modes will help you achieve the desired result. This crash course by Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel breaks down the basic fundamentals of these...

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Software, Video Tutorial

Quickly Learn the Curvature Pen Tool in Photoshop CC 2018

The Curvature Pen Tool is one of the most exciting new features brought to Photoshop CC 2018, making selecting and masking a breeze.  This quick video tutorial will have you using this powerful new tool in no time.  The Pen Tool...

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Software, Video Tutorial

The Differences Between Levels and Curves in Photoshop

During the journey to become proficient with Adobe Photoshop, two tools - Levels and Curves - will likely beg the question: what is the difference between them? This video by Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, details their similarities and differences. When it...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Adobe Launches a YouTube Series for Beginners

This week, Adobe launched a new YouTube series of Photoshop tutorials aimed at beginners, called ‘3, 2, 1 … Photoshop!’ This series of videos created by longtime Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost, covers a useful sampling of tips and tricks for...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

Customizing Your Workspace in Photoshop

Software: Adobe Photoshop Skill level: Beginner Workspaces A workspace, is the entire working area of Photoshop. It’s what encompasses all the menus, tools and panels. Simply put, it’s pretty much everything you can see and click within Photoshop. So it’s high time you dropped the...

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History Panel
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Fundamentals, Software

Photoshop Basics: Getting To Know The History Panel

History Panel The History Panel is a tool which creates a chronological top-down view of everything you do in your working session in Photoshop. To access the History Panel, choose Window > History, or click the History Panel tab if it's already...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices, Software

Temporary Healing Brush Fix in Photoshop CC2015

This post is long overdue, but better late than never. I recently had the honor to spend a couple of hours speaking with the Adobe Photoshop Engineers and Product Quality team and share my retouching workflow steps with them. As...

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Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Photoshop

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! We wouldn't be here if not for the existence of this wonderful software that gives us -retouchers, graphic designers, photographers and digital artists - wings to fly. Check out the Photoshop Anniversary timeline:   Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel entertains...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

History, Caches & Good Work Habits For Better Photoshop Performance

Please read How to Set Preferences & Memory Usage for Peak Performance before you continue reading this article. History & Caches Simply put, keep History States and Cache Levels at their default settings, and get into the habit of working on separate Layers,...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Practical Use Of Clipping Masks in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial we will cover what Clipping Masks are and how to create them in Photoshop. We will also touch on some retouching scenarios when they can be very useful. KEY POINTS: Clipping Masks allow you to apply pixels...

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Fundamentals, Software

How to Set Preferences & Memory Usage for Peak Performance – Photoshop CC, CS6

Here are a few ways to enhance Photoshop performance: Optimize your current hardware Customize Performance Preferences in Photoshop Tailor your Photoshop work habits (read more: History, Caches & Performance-Friendly Work Habits) Hardware The faster the processor you’re using and the more random...

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