Photoshop Training Resources
Below you will find useful informational articles , including tips and tricks, how-to articles etc. Content is updated on a weekly basis. We also offer training training on Adobe Photoshop.
Photoshop Learning Resources:
Getting to know the Photoshop Interface
In this article, you will familiarize yourself with the Adobe Photoshop interface. Also covered are Preferences, Shortcuts, Workspaces and Menu Customization. Read more.
Different File Formats and Resolutions in Photoshop
Photoshop format (PSD) is the default file format and the only format, besides the Large Document Format (PSB), that supports most Photoshop features. Because of the tight integration between Adobe products, other Adobe applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe GoLive can directly import PSD files and preserve many Photoshop features. Read more.
Creative Pathways in Photoshop
Two extremely fun and useful features that many Photoshop users tend to overlook are Fill and Stroke Path. Hidden in the depths of the Path Panel menu or accessing the functions through the hollow and solid circle shaped buttons at the bottom of the panel, Fill and Stroke Path offers users both real utility and creative benefits. Read more.
10 Useful often Ignored Features
Many of us working with Adobe applications tend to focus on the features and functionalities that we need for our occupation or personal projects. Unfortunately, there are so many great features that get overlooked or just simply ignored. The following is a list of useful features that so many Photoshop users typically ignore. Let us begin! Read more.
Creating Anaglyph 3D in Adobe Photoshop
One of the oldest and simplest methods of creating 3D imagery is a technique known as Anaglyph 3D. Monster and alien movies from the 50's, 60's and even 70's used this type of 3D as a gimmick to bring in audiences and make them feel more like they were a part of the film. As the years have passed and technology progressed and transformed - anaglyph 3D remained a novelty and has continued popularity with movies, series and social media powerhouses like Youtube. Read more.
Improve your Efficiency using Photoshop Tool Presets
Working on Photoshop projects can be tedious and many times very challenging. No matter what level of Photoshop user you are - useful shortcuts and time-saving features are a must if you are to keep your sanity. One such useful feature is called Tool Presets. Tool Presets can be created using any tool from your Tool Panel and can greatly speed up your whole workflow by giving you access to custom tools setup by you. Custom brushes, healing tools, erasers and selection tools like the Lasso tools, Quick Selection or the Magic Wand tools are just a few of the many tools you can use. Read more.
The Undo Command
Most of us are familiar with the Undo command that is available in many of software programs we use. The Ctrl + Z shortcut is pretty universal and works in most programs. In Photoshop the Undo Command functions a little differently. Read more.
Photoshop File Formats
You might think "I know how to Save documents." True. You are probably an expert at saving in Microsoft Office and other popular office software. But saving in Photoshop requires knowledge of image formats, the final destination of your image, a little math and more. Read more.
Content Aware Tools
The Content Aware Tools in Photoshop have been likened to pixel magic. What took hours to correct in the early versions of Photoshop now only take seconds with the Content Aware Tools. These tools allow the designer/compositor to replace areas of an image with content from other parts of the image. Don't stress about how it's done. Sit back and relax and watch Photoshop do the work for you. Read more.
More Content Aware Tools
The Content Aware Move Tool allows you move part of an image and not have to worry about filling in the space behind the moved object. Once again Photoshop approximates the pixels that should fill in the new vacant space in order to keep the photo in tact. Read more.
Creating a Clipping Mask in Photoshop
There are a few go-to tips that can give your design project immediate punch and pizzazz. They add a lot of polish and a stamp of professionalism with minimal difficulty. One my favorite is Creating a Clipping Mask. I'm sure you have seen those movie posters and advertisements where there is a photo coming through the shape of some text. It makes us go 'wow.' You probably think it is an advanced feature of Photoshop but it is really pretty simple. It can be done with a shape or text. Read more.
Useful Shortcuts in Photoshop
Multitasking is king in Photoshop. There will be many times where you will need to perform mutliple commands simultaneously. You might be Zooming In, while changing your Brush Size to Clone part of your image. Knowing how to use shortcuts allows you to do this. Read more.
Best Practises for Saving in Photoshop
So you have a JPG image that you selected from a stock image site or a client has sent you via email. You need to make edits to the image for the project you are working on but you don't want to lose pixel quality. The first thing you should do is Open the JPG in Photoshop and Save As a PSD file. It is always best to work on an image in PSD format. Read more.