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Basic Pattern Usage

 Create a new transparent document…With these settings:You should have something like this:Maximize the small window, and put these values:If you dont find this panel go to: (Windows > Navigation)Then select...

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Text tools in Adobe Photoshop

If you're anything like me, you don't like the default text of Adobe Photoshop. You like a lot of space between your text and some space between text lines as...

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Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop part 2

The Background Eraser Technique The Background Eraser Tool (again, hold down the Eraser tool to access this option) is meant to be used along the edges of an object....

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Vivid Light Blending Mode

Photoshop's describes Vivid Light blending mode as combining the effects of Color Dodge and Color Burn modes like this: Vivid Light: Burns or dodges the colors by increasing or decreasing...

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Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop part 3

The Extract Technique As with the Background Eraser technique, it's a smart idea to set the source for the History Brush early in the procedure, in case you need to...

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Hue Blending Mode in Photoshop

The Hue Blend mode is pretty straightforward: Hue Mode: Creates a result color with the luminance and saturation of the base color and the hue of the blend color. So...

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Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop part 4

The Quick Mask Technique If you've never used Quick Mask mode in Photoshop, you're missing out on a huge time-saver! Quick Mask mode lets you use brush, pencil, paint bucket,...

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Saturation Blend Mode in Photoshop

We're in the home stretch of the Photoshop Blending Modes series (good heavens, that means I have to come up with more topics to write about!), and today's blog looks...

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Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop part 5

Pen Tool Technique My final technique will be to use the Pen Tool to create a path that outlines the object, then use the path to create a selection for...

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Color Blend Mode in Photoshop

The Color Blend Mode in Photoshop takes the “grey levels” of the base color and colors them with the blend color: Color Blend Mode: Creates a result color with the...

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Photoshop’s Linear Burn

Photoshop's Linear Burn blending mode results in an effect similar to Multiply Mode, where lighter areas in the blend layer allow the bottom layers to “show through,” but is a...

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Photoshop’s Luminosity Mode

Photoshop says this about the Luminosity Mode: Creates a result color with the hue and saturation of the base color and the luminance of the blend color. This mode creates...

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