I think I have just discovered my new favorite Photoshop artist :D
How awesome is that in the times when Photoshop and retouching seem to be getting a lot of kicks and frowns, one dad is using it to make...
Many retouching artists will agree that the Curves tool is one of the best to use for color grading, but if your retouching workflow is limited to Lightroom or Capture One, you may not be too familiar with the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Software: Adobe Photoshop
Skill level: Beginner
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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.
Clipping Masks allow you to apply pixels...
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)
The faster the processor you’re using and the more random...