B&H has the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $89.88 (reg. $119.88) as a Deal Zone deal for today only. This is a 12-month subscription that gets you access to Photoshop and Lightroom for a full year, along with the other Creative Cloud benefits like mobile syncing and cloud storage. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
Here’s a great new video from Phlearn that shows us how to use graduated and radial filters in Lightroom. If you haven’t used these filters inside Lightroom, Aaron Nace covers the basics and nuances of using these tools. Both can be powerful options for fine tuning the exposure or color of an image. Check out the full video embedded above.
Topaz Labs is offering its Complete Collection of plugins at 50% off for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. From November 25 through November 30, you can get the full Topaz Complete Collection for $249.99, which is half off the reguarly $499.99 price. If you bought all of these plug-ins separately, it would cost over $1,000.
In order to get the deal, just use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY16 at checkout on the Topaz Labs website.
For more great deals, check out Photography Bay’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals page.
What is a vector mask and how do you use one in Photoshop? In this tutorial video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace introduces us to the usefulness of vector masks and he teaches us how and why you would use a vector mask (instead of a layer mask) to remove an object from an image within Photoshop. Check out the full video above.
In this new tutorial from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to quickly add a vintage film border to an image.
He starts with a stock image of a vintage film frame, then uses a multiply blend mode and a little bit of a layer mask to clean up the edges. Check out the short and quick video embedded above for the complete breakdown.
Adobe has release Photoshop Fix 1.0 for Android, which includes features like Healing and Liquify. Additionally, Mix 2.3 adds support for Android tablets.
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.