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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 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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Blending Modes: Dissolve

Photoshop has what it calls “Blending Modes.” In the Layers palette, these options show up in the drop-down that is usually set to “Normal.” You can also set the blending...

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Copying Layer Styles in Photoshop

I just learned a new trick!! I'll explain my “old way” of doing things first. Let's say you have a layer in Photoshop and apply a Layer Style (drop shadow,...

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Darken and Lighten Blending Modes

Here are two images that I'm going to blend together. I purposefully made them two different colors, and also made sure that the light/dark values were different as well: ...

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Photoshop Tool Basics

I decided to start at the beginning. The very beginning. For those people who just "picked up" a copy of Photoshop and have no idea what to do with it....

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