5 Things You Need to Know About Photoshop Layers

Adobe Wordwide Design Evangelist Terry White is back with some more helpful tips. Last we saw 5 helpful tips about the Lightroom catalog. This time around, Terry is showing off 5 cool features that are worth knowing about Photoshop layers.

These are rather new features for the Photoshop CC crowd, so if you are using an older version, these tips probably don’t apply. Here’s a quick list of an overview of the tips from the video above: [Read more...]

How to Use Photoshop to Edit Video

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to make the video experience less intimidating right inside of Photoshop CC.

In addition to working with video clips and trimming the footage, he shows how you can edit the color and effects of video using Photoshop’s tools instead of a video editing application. You can even edit video with the tools inside of Adobe Camera Raw.

How to Use the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

The Clone Stamp Tool is a powerful tool in Photoshop; however, many of us never reach the full potential of what we can do with it. Phlearn has put together a great tutorial video (embedded above) that shows several ways to extend your use of the Clone Stamp Tool, particularly with the use of layers as you are working different areas of an image.

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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

Topaz Clean

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...]