You can add a cool edge effect to your pictures using masks. These are jpeg images that you can apply to any picture. You can make your own using brushes or you can search for “free grayscale masks for photo edge effects” on the Internet. I’ll explain how to use them: Open Photoshop. Click on File, […]

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Glenda on August 14th, 2009

This is a lot of fun and you can do it using the Color Balance method or the Selective Color:  COLOR BALANCE:  From the Toolbox, click on the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Feather: 5 pixels (this can change depending on the photo that you are using).  Draw a circle, making sure that you are getting inside […]

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Glenda on August 14th, 2009

 Red eye removal is fast and easy with Photoshop:  From the Toolbox, click on the Red Eye Tool (you can find it in the same section as the Healing Brush).  Position your cursor over the eye and click, holding down the mouse and then dragging it until you draw a square on the eye. You […]

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Glenda on July 21st, 2009

You may find an image that is very intricate and want to change the background. What is the best way to select it? Every image is different, but you may want to try using the channels in Photoshop to make the selection: With your  image open, click on the Channels palette. Click on the eye […]

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A very straightforward way of rounding the corners of a photo or graphic is the following: In the Toolbox, choose the Rounded Rectangle Tool (click on the normal rectangle tool in order to see more options and find the rounded rectangle). Now,  from the toolbar above, click on the Paths icon. From the same toolbar, change […]

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Glenda on July 15th, 2009

There are different ways to change your color photos and convert them to black and white. If you have Photoshop, the easiest way would be to convert the photo to Grayscale. If you opt for this method, I recommend to make a Duplicate of your picture (Image, Duplicate) and work on that. These are some of […]

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Glenda on July 9th, 2009

Once you have your image/s in your computer, use Photoshop ‘s File Browser. The File Browser is going to allow you to see all the pictures that you have, including the RAW files. Now, you can double-click on any of the thumbnails of your RAW files. This is going to give you a larger preview of […]

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Glenda on July 9th, 2009

A RAW image is a digital negative and Photoshop’s Camera RAW plug-in is the digital darkroom. This plug-in gives you all the control over your digital negative. You can change the sharpness, color, balance and more using the RAW plug-in. The disadvantages of using RAW images are: The size of the file. It’s going to […]

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Glenda on June 25th, 2009

You can save in many formats using Photoshop. Just go to  Save As and choose the format of your choice depending of your need for layers or small file, etc. You have a lot to choose from. Here is the list of different file formats that you can save your document:  Format Extension What’s that? […]

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Glenda on June 12th, 2009

Layer styles are a great way to put some cool effects on shapes, text or any graphic. In order to add a style to your layer, follow these steps: Click on the layer where the text or graphic is located. Click the Add a layer style button at the bottom of the Layers Palette, it’s […]

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