How to Use Puppet Warp in Photoshop to Manipulate Images

Check out this tutorial from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he share how to warp, distort and manipulate images using Photoshop‘s built-in puppet warp tool, along with Content-Aware fill and delete commands.

If you are interested in the tutorial on making selections that he references in the above video, you can check it out below. [Read more...]

Topaz Clean 50% Off Deal Ends Tomorrow

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Topaz Labs 50% off deal on the Topaz Clean plug-in ends tomorrow, May 31. Topaz Clean normally runs $29.99 but will be $14.99 with the promo code mayclean.

Topaz Clean lets you smooth edges and surfaces in your photos. Clean has three main controls, described by Topaz Labs below:

  1. Smoothness: smoothes the surfaces of your photo. Useful for removing blemishes from skin, removing dust + noise, creating a “flatter” texture, and more.
  2. Edges: smoothly enhances edges with a unique process that looks “vectorized”. This creates smooth and well-defined lines in your photo that work great on image features like hair and eyelashes.
  3. Texture: recovers and refines original detail in your image to keep it looking natural. For example, re-introduce original skin texture in your portraits to prevent your post-processing from looking too overdone or “plastic”.

It works as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone too with Topaz’s photoFXlab app.  In order to get the deal price, use the couple code mayclean during the checkout process here on Topaz Labs’ website.

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 Released

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onOne Software has released Perfect Photo Suite 8.5, which includes speed and productivity enhancements to the Perfect Photo Suite’s Browse module, improved performance with the Perfect Eraser tool, and enhanced masking support in Perfect Effects and Perfect Layers. RAW file support is also included with the Standard Edition in version 8.5.

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 has grown into a full-featured photo editor, which works as a plug-in with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture, as well as a standalone app. 

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 includes 8 integrated photo processing applications, described by onOne below. [Read more...]

Tutorial: Selective Edits – Dodging, Burning & Sharpening in Photoshop

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes demonstrates selective editing using dodging, burning and sharpening in Photoshop CC.

You can use dodge and burn tools to only affect shadows, mid-tones or highlights, which make these tools much more effective than they used to be. Likewise, Smart Sharpen is a more powerful tool than it had previously been.

4 Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC

Adobe Photoshop evangelist, Terry White, posted a new video that shows off four hidden gems in Photoshop CC. While not very useful to my everyday workflow, I had no idea any of these existed. Check out the list below and you can watch the full tutorial in the embedded video above.

  1. Layer names now support 256 characters allowing you to auto-generate many more assets on a single layer
  2. Fill command lets you insert a tree as a pattern into images
  3. Fill command lets you insert a frame as a pattern into images
  4. Converting a background into a layer by just clicking the unlock

Topaz Detail is 50% Off Until April 30

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Topaz Detail is 50% off now through April 30, which makes it only $19.99. Detail’s approach to sharpening lets you enhance true detail that already exists in your image, rather than just making edges brighter. It’s one of Topaz Labs’ most popular and highly regarded plugins.

It works as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone too with Topaz’s photoFXlab app.  In order to get the deal price, use the couple code aprdetail during the checkout process here on Topaz Labs’ website.