Glenda on June 29th, 2010

I want to explain an easy and fast way to apply a border (any color you want) to your photo: Open Photoshop. Open a photograph of your preference. In the Swatches palette, click on any color of your preference. This is going to set your Foreground color. Press the letter X on your keyboard to [...]

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Glenda on April 6th, 2010

Photoshop allows you to create a path and then type text that would follow this path. I really like this feature since you can adjust the type and the path according to the project. Open Photoshop. Open a graphic or photo where you want to apply the text. Create a new layer. Click on the [...]

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Glenda on February 27th, 2010

If you are creating a design that involves text, you may be working on your graphic and then want to change something from within the text. Instead of changing tools from the toolbox, just go to your Layers palette and double-click on the T icon of the text layer that you want to modify. Your [...]

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Glenda on February 12th, 2010

Sometimes when using a brush, you want Photoshop to ramdomly change the size of the brush while using it. The best way to do this is by using Shape Dynamics: Open Photoshop. Create a new document (File, New). From the Toolbox, choose the Brush tool. From the Menu toolbar, choose Window, Brushes. The Brushes window opens. [...]

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Glenda on December 22nd, 2009

You can get wonderful effects using a pattern as a background for an image. This is very simple: Open Photoshop. Open an image, like the vintage label that I’m using. Create a New document - File, New (a Letter size is fine, later you can trim the canvas). Click OK. Make a rectangle, using the Rectangle [...]

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Glenda on December 11th, 2009

If you just took a picture and want to make it look old and vintage, Photoshop has a great and fast way to reproduce the effect: Open your document and make a duplicate of the layer (Ctrl+J). Click on the Styles palette to put it in front of the other palettes from the group. If you [...]

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Glenda on December 10th, 2009

When we take pictures, sometimes colors don’t match. There are different ways of changing colors in your image. This one is using the Replace Color command: Open Photoshop and open your image. Using any of the Selection tools, make a rough selection of the area where you want to change the color. Nothing precise. Click [...]

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Glenda on October 5th, 2009

Before, we talked about how to create a Brush or Digital Stamp from a picture. Now, we are going to see how to create a brush if you already have an image with transparent background and how to create a separate folder for it. Open the image. Make sure that your image in no bigger than [...]

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Glenda on September 29th, 2009

Actions are pre-recorded commands that you can play back. There are some actions that come with your Photoshop and there are the ones that you create. We are going to start with the Actions included in Photoshop: Open a picture in Photoshop. Duplicate it by selecting Image, Duplicate, and then work on the copy. On [...]

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Glenda on September 17th, 2009

If you want to have some control over some of the behavior of Photoshop, look at the Preferences. Follow this instructions to make the most common changes: Open Photoshop Click on Edit, Preferences, General. A new window will open. Leave History States to 20, you don’t want to use too much of your computer memory. [...]

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