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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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 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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Glenda on April 29th, 2009

Making your own stamps are fun and easy using Photoshop. In Photoshop world, these stamps are called Brushes. I will show you how to create a brush that you can use and reuse, changing colors or size: Open an image with strong lines or shapes. Double click on your Background layer. Click on OK to convert it [...]

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Glenda on April 26th, 2009

To create that grungy frame that is so popular now around pictures, you can do this: Open your image. Create a New Layer by clicking on the Create New Layer icon (the one that is next to the Trash Can in the Layers Palette). Set your Foreground color to white. Select your Brush tool and [...]

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Glenda on February 27th, 2009

I love to put some type into my pictures before I send them to print. I usually do this: Open your photo. Choose a photo with an open background. Select the Type tool from the toolbox. Choose the color and size appropiate for the photograph. Move the text to the desired position. Give your text [...]

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