Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest

Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest

Posted under Photo Editing

Time Required 1 hrs 30 mins 2014-07-24 126 views

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a scene of an emotional dancer in a forest. You'll learn how to combine and blend different stock photos in a cohesive scene, adjust color, use layer mask, manage lighting, work with group and more.


3D Layered Blocks Text Effect in Photoshop CC 2014

3D Layered Blocks Text Effect in Photoshop CC 2014

Posted under Text Effects

Time Required 1 hrs 0 mins 2014-07-23 208 views

This tutorial will show you how to play around with Photoshop’s Shape and 3D options and settings, to create a simple clean 3D text effect pretty easily and quickly.


How to Create a Promotional Flyer in Photoshop

How to Create a Promotional Flyer in Photoshop

Posted under Drawing and Designing

Time Required 2 hrs 0 mins 2014-07-22 247 views

This tutorial will take you through the basic steps of creating the eye-catching flyer seen above that can be printed right away in print-shop-ready CMYK colors directly from Photoshop.


Create a Simple Pencil Icon in Adobe Photoshop

Create a Simple Pencil Icon in Adobe Photoshop

Posted under Drawing and Designing

Time Required 1 hrs 0 mins 2014-07-21 228 views

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple pencil icon in Adobe Photoshop.


Improving Focus Area Selections With Refine Edge – Photoshop CC 2014

Improving Focus Area Selections With Refine Edge – Photoshop CC 2014

Posted under Tools and Tips

Time Required 1 hrs 0 mins 2014-07-20 259 views

n the first part of this tutorial on the new Focus Area selection tool in Photoshop CC 2014, we learned that Focus Area allows us to make selections based on the in-focus areas (the depth of field) of an image, making it a potentially great choice for separating a subject from its background. We also learned that creating a focus-based selection is really a two-step process. First, we use the tools in the Focus Area dialog box to create an initial selection of our in-focus subject. Then we take that initial selection and move it into Photoshop’s Refine Edge command where we clean it up, fine-tune it and make it even better. In this second part of the tutorial, we’ll learn how to move our selection from Focus Area into Refine Edge, as well as everything we need to know about how Refine Edge works so we can create the best focus-based selections possible. Of course, before you jump into the Refine Edge command, you’ll first want to make sure you’ve created your initial selection using Focus Area. Refine Edge may be an incredibly powerful tool, but it’s not capable of making initial selections. It’s strictly for selection edge refinement.


How to Use Focus Area Selection in Adobe Photoshop

How to Use Focus Area Selection in Adobe Photoshop

Posted under Tools and Tips

Time Required 1 hrs 0 mins 2014-07-17 347 views

In June of 2014, Adobe released it's largest update to Photoshop since migrating to the Creative Cloud subscription model. Amidst the host of new features and updates is a very interesting new selection feature; the Focus Area Selection. The intent of this feature is to allow automated selections of elements within an image that are in focus. This is a unique method of creating a selection because other selection tools rely on contrast, edge detection or color information. This feature searches for pixels that are in focus. This idea opens up new selection possibilities that would be difficult to perform previously.