In this video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks through how to place a logo behind a person in Photoshop. The process is pretty straightforward but can vary in the level of complexity depending on how detailed the background is. You’ll need to select the subject from the background using something like the magic wand or the pen tool. Then, you’ll create a layer mask for your logo or text layer from the selection. At that point, you’ll be able to place your logo partially behind the subject. Check out the full video above for the complete walkthrough.
In this Photoshop tutorial from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to create shadows in composited images. Because of the complexity of shadows, it is importable to use multiple layers with your gradients to give them a more realistic appearance. Check out the full video above.
Check out the above video from Photoshop Cafe, which shows us how to use the latest version of Photoshop CC to select and mask hair (or any other tough-to-select object). The updated Select and Mask workspace offers some new features highlighted in this video. Have you tried out the new features yet?
In this video, Aaron Nace of Phlearn walks us through how to use artboards in Photoshop. Artboards are essential and powerful tools to give us a look into what our website and UI designs look like without having to leave Photoshop. Check out the video above.
In the above video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through adding a pattern or texture to clothing in Photoshop. This process requires heavy use of the warp tool, which Aaron gives us some good tips on using the right way in order make the fabric wrinkles, along with the highlights and shadows, believable. Check out the full video above.
In this video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to change the color of walls in Photoshop. It’s a pretty simple process because of the straight lines on walls that allow us to easily use the Pen tool for selecting the edges and corners of walls. He also shows us some neat tricks for quickly deselecting objects that may be in the middle of our wall selections. Check it out above.
In this new video from Plearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to color tone images using a gradient map inside Photoshop. It’s kind of like an Instagram filter but with much more control that the pre-baked options you get from a smartphone app. It’s a pretty cool effect. Check out the video above.
In this latest video from Plhearn, Aaron Nace walks through a very useful process of how to fix an aged photo in Photoshop. He covers removing dust and scratches, fixing unnatural gradients and discoloration, as well as fixing a color cast. Check out the video above.
Lightroom Coffee Break is a video series that offers great little nuggets for learning the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom in 60 seconds or less. In the latest video, Adobe’s Benjamin Ward explains how drag in edit fields for finer control in Lightroom. Check it out above.
In this new video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to create light rays through clouds inside Photoshop.
He does this buy using the radial blur filter as a smart filter, along with some simple strokes from the brush tool. Pretty cool results. Check it out above.