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Friday, September 21st, 2012 | Author:

So, you clicked your picture on a nice, clear day and are now looking for a way to give it a deep dark night look? Well, we have got a quick and easy to understand Photoshop tutorial to help you recreate the mood of your picture. Simply download this tutorial and transform your day shot into that of a moonlit night now!!

Main component(s) used: Pen Tool, Brush Tool, Photo Filter, Blending Option and Layer Style.

These 6 easy steps will help you to change the mood of your picture.

Step 1 :-

Take a day light camera image.

Step 2 :-

Go to Image > Adjustment > Selective Color and select white in droplet color menu; set the value of
other color as shown in the screenshot.

Step 3 :-

Choose History Tool and set the previous history in palette; apply on rest of image except sky part.

Step 4 :-

Go to Image > Adjustment > Photo filter and set the warming filter with orange color as shown in the screenshot.

Step 5 :-

Go to Image > Adjustment > Brightness/ Contrast and set the value.

Step 6 :-

Choose History Tool and apply on the sign boards to reduce the yellowish tone.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 | Author:

Colored photographs represent vividness while black and white photographs remind us of the old memories. But what if we combine the two effects? This expert Photoshop tutorial tells you how to add color to a black and white image and convert it into a lively picture using gradient map. Get started now and let your image express colorful emotions!

Main component(s) used: Quick Selection Tool, Gradient Map, and inverse etc.

These 6 easy steps help you how to use layer mask to create the effect:

Step 1 :-

Take a nice colorful image. Open in photoshop and please respect the copyright law.

Step 2 :-

Choose Quick Selction Tool and selction those portion that you remain in color.

Step 3 :-

Go to Select > Inverse to inverse the selection.

Step 4 :-

Press “D” to default foreground/background color. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map and click on oK in New layer information

Step 5 :-

In Adjustment Gradient Map choose third Gradient (B/W) for bright black and white image.

Step 6 :-

Select layer mask on gradient map layer, apply brush tool on those parts that you forget to select and want to color (make sure foreground color is black). Apply brush tool on those part of image that you don’t want in color (make sure foregrougnd color is white)

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Thursday, June 17th, 2010 | Author:

It is difficult to believe but Photoshop indeed turns 20 this year! So whether you are new to Photoshop or can remember jumping for joy when Adobe came up with layers, you will fall in love with these 20 timeless Photoshop tips:

This is right; Photoshop celebrates 20 wonderful and progressive years! Require a refresher on when Adobe introduced curves or vector shapes to this wonderful application? Well, all you need to do is to go to the official anniversary web page at www.photoshop20anniversary.com. However read on and find out these 20 fantastic tips:

Tip 1: Preview your type in different fonts fast

Tip 2: Restore a converted background layer

Tip 3: Copy layer adjustments

Tip 4: Zoom while you crop

Tip 5: Layer blending mode shortcut

Tip 6: Hide selection edges

Tip 7: Create drop shadows with multiple light sources

Tip 8: Add to or subtract from your selections

Tip 9: Give a quick color change to your image

Tip 10: Conceal the transparent checkerboard indicator

Tip 11: Make perfect circular selections from the center point

Tip 12: Put a new layer below the active layer

Tip 13: Save time with the help of the reset button

Tip 14: Make bigger layers panel thumbnails

Tip 15: Stroke a path quickly

Tip 16: Place layer styles on their own layers

Tip 17: Put out of action a layer mask

Tip 18: Draw a straight line perfectly

Tip 19: Copy and transform your image at the same time

Tip 20: Make a part of a layer see-through

Monday, May 24th, 2010 | Author:

Photoshop Tricks Application:

Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

Are your photos looking a little too pretentious and intense these days? If so, maybe it is time to rebel. Do not think much about perfecting tone and correcting color. In its place, you can make light of modern culture and use Photoshop tricks to create trendy, multi-toned images reminiscent of the resurgent pop art style.

Here we will show you how to transform an image into pop art:

  • Draw emphasis to the tonal values in your image with the Cutout filter.
  • Allow selective editing with the creation of channel masks.
  • Splatter brilliant bursts of color on your image with the help of multiple adjustment layers.

When you listen to the words “pop art”, the first name that you recall is probably Andy Warhol. Pop art started in the 1940s and reached its zenith in New York in the 1960s with Warhol’s quasi-photographic paintings of people and everyday stuff.  Andy Warhol’s art is provocative, sharp, frivolous, brilliant, irritating, intelligent, bold – in fact, it depends on whom you speak to.  Whatever said and done, its purpose however is undisputed.

So if you’re ready to say the heck with “Art for art’s sake,” we will guide you on ways to bring art back to the material realities of day to day life and pop culture. Warhol did so with flat, bright acrylics on silkscreen and canvas. We will perform this with a conventional image and a Photoshop technique. It’s not that tough and the results are certainly groovy.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 | Author:

Image editing techniques can boost your digital photos or for that matter mar them. To get the desired results, you should stick to these top five non-destructive pixel-pushing methods.

Your pixels never did anything to harm you, did they? On the other hand, you are probably roughing them up every time you improve an image. When you directly adjust color, contrast or focus – all staples of image digital enhancement – it physically alters your original data (i.e munches your pixels). Now you may not really care so much about your pixels, however you certainly will when you realize you would like a “do over” and they shrug and say, “so sorry.” Thankfully, Photoshop has a whole lot of techniques that fall under the category of non-destructive editing or NDE. These Photoshop design techniques allow you to go ahead and make all the changes you want without laying your hands on your original data, and you can always go back and do touch-ups later on.

1. Do not slack! Keep a back up of your file for sure

The easiest start, of course, is to have a backup of your file prior to the start of the plundering process. We suggest this practice, notwithstanding whether you follow the remaining suggestions in this write-up. Then, always duplicate your background layer by dragging it onto the Create A New Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel prior to doing anything else. When you preserve that background layer, your Photoshop file will always include the original pixels.

2. Be fond of adjustment layers

You can get Photoshop’s image enhancing commands under Image > Adjustments from the main menu bar, as can be seen in Figure A. There’re adjustments to fix contrast, color, exposure, convert to black and white, and the like. The last adjustment, ‘Black and White’, is a great example of a problem with these adjustments. When you choose the Black & White adjustment, Photoshop, with some settings from you, converts your image to black and white, doing away with all of the color information. Therefore not only is the color information gone, the conversion settings are also a thing of the past.