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Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop part 1

The Magic Eraser Technique The Magic Eraser tool (hold down the Eraser icon in the toolbar to access it) allows you to erase pixels that are all the same...

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Color Dodge Blend Mode

You may have caught on by now that Photoshop has “opposite” blend modes: Darken vs. Lighten, Multiply vs. Screen, and Color or Linear Burn vs. Color or Linear Dodge. So...

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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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Halftone custom photoshop shape

This tutorial is going to show you a way to create halftone custom adobe Photoshop shapes. These shapes can be used in many design projects like logo design, flyer design...

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Exploiting Filters part 1

Hacking Filters There are literally thousands of Photoshop filters that you can purchase or download for free from the Internet. The filters are designed to cover a varietyof functions, ranging...

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Exploiting Filters part 2

Placing a Lens Flare PreciselyThe Lens Flare filter lets you simulate flares caused by light sources shining directly into the camera lens. You can place the lens flare pretty accurately...

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