Amazon has Photoshop Elements 15 for $39.99 (reg. $79.99) right now. While it is currently showing “out of stock,” you can still place and order and Amazon will ship it when it is back in stock. Check it out here on Amazon.com.
Keyboard shortcuts are awesome. I have my favorites in a variety of applications; however, I’ll admit that my keyboard shortcut game is not up to snuff in Photoshop compared to some other programs.
Phlearn’s Aaron Nace gives us five cool keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop to help speed up the editing process. Check out the video above for the overview. I picked up a few new tricks, as is usually the case when I watch Phlearn’s videos. What are your favorite Photoshop keyboard shortcuts?
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?
Adobe has released Camera Raw 9.6.1, which adds RAW file support for the new Fuji X-T2.
The new release also brings a couple bug fixes:
- Uncompressed DNGs files converted from Fuji X-E2 RAF source images were are unable to be read
- Errors that preventing customers from creating a panorama from two HDR DNG source images.
You can download the update through the Adobe Creative Cloud app or through the update dialog in Photoshop CC.
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.