Corel Unveils PaintShop Pro X8

PaintShop Pro X8

Corel has announced PaintShop Pro X8, which is the latest iteration of its professional grade photo editing software. Adobe recently announced Photoshop’s 25 year anniversary and, although they’ve taken different paths along the way, this is also the 25th anniversary of Corel’s PaintShop.

Highlighted by a one-time $80 price tag, PaintShop Pro X8 offers a plethora of new features as it takes aim at competing for Photoshop customers. Several of the new features include: [Read more…]

 

Learn the Difference Between Flow and Opacity in Photoshop

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.

How to Select and Change Colors in Photoshop

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.

How to Remove a Tattoo in Photoshop

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.