Photoshop Elements 14 adds several new features and enhances several existing features. Two new “wow” features include camera shake reduction and a dehaze tool. [Read more…]
The flow and opacity settings for the brush tools in Photoshop can be a little confusion. Watch this video (tip: content starts 2 minutes in) from Aaron Nace at Phlearn for a great visual explanation of how the flow and opacity settings work.
The basic idea is that the Flow setting allows you to build up ink over and over again, while Opacity gives you a single value of ink on your brush. These settings come in very handy for dodging and burning on images as the above video demonstrates.
In this video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to select and change colors in Photoshop using Hue/Saturation adjustment layers and layer masks.
As you can see in the video, it’s a pretty simple task. Additionally, you see just how much power there is in using layer masks for you selections so that you can tweak exactly which parts of the image are affected in the final image.
In this video from Aaron Nace at Phlearn, you’ll see how you can use Photoshop to remove tattoos from your subjects.
He covers three main sections in the process, which are the basic removal, then painting the skin back in to remove the odd, blotchy look from the removal and, finally, he shows us how to add skin texture back to the tattoo removal area.
Here’s another great Photoshop tutorial video from Plearn with Aaron Nace. In the tutorial, he shows us how to use the liquify tool to shape hair, the clone stamp tool to clean up messy areas of the hair and then fill in areas using layer masks to style the hair.
In this video, Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows off some serious retouching capabilities of Adobe’s mobile photo retouching on the iPad. He doesn’t name the app but these features will probably show up in a future iteration of a Photoshop mobile app.
I have always been a little clumsy making fine edits with my fingers on the iPad. I have tried using a stylus with varied degrees of success. I don’t think I’m alone in these challenges either. Today, I just don’t know how serious this feature can be taken. It could be one of those handy features used occasionally that is nice to have, but not essential.
Then again, it may turn out to be an app/feature that hits just in time for the rumored iPad Pro. The more horsepower Apple continues to put into the iPad, the more closely the spec sheet approaches Wacom’s Cintiq tablets. And, if that happens, Wacom’s products may become even more niche solutions than they already are.
Adobe apps have to become much more robust on iOS and Android before that happens and this teaser shows that Adobe is well on its way to doing just that.