Category: Web Development

Cool CS3 Icons!!!

Well, some of us weren’t so impressed with the new iconography of the new CS3 when it first appeared. Frankly, I thought it looked a lot like the chart of the elements. Well, a designer by the name of Adam...

/ April 23, 2007

New Book From Renowned Photographer

I just had the pleasure of looking through Vincent Versaces’ new book: “Welcome To Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop”, and I must say, it is quite amazing. Anyone who wants to really push their digital...

/ February 3, 2007

5 Second Eye Enhancement

Here’s a super-simple technique for enhancing the most important bits of any portrait: the eyes. It’s a quick and painless way to make the eyes really stand out and take on a slightly sultry and burning look. To illustrate, we’ll...

/ November 17, 2006

Step-and-Repeat in Photoshop

“Step-and-repeat” is the term used for the process of duplicating an object and spacing. Typically step and repeat is used in an object-oriented program, such as InDesign, rather than in a pixel-based editor, such as Photoshop. However, you can indeed...

/ June 21, 2006

Photoshop Layers Into Flash With PSD2FLA

Generally low-wage labor is either easy but boring or difficult but fun. If you are doing something that’s both easy and fun you’re probably paying for the privilege. If you are doing something that’s both boring and difficult you’re probably...

/ June 21, 2006

Pick a New Picker

Put some spice into your Photoshop life and pick an alternate color picker! Did you know you could do that? This is a really great way to further customize the way you work in Photoshop. It’s surprisingly easy and there’s...

/ June 21, 2006

Crop Tool Capers

Configuring and using ALL of your crop tool’s capabilities can really speed up your work. Basic CropsMost users of the crop tool simply select the crop tool, draw a crop area around the portion of the image they want and...

/ June 21, 2006

Customizing Photoshop CS2 Menus

Photoshop CS2 is, in my humble opinion, the most user-friendly version to date. The farther I get into this software the more I find that is geared to making this not only a fantastic tool for users of all stripes,...

/ June 21, 2006

Portrait Toning Adjustments

Sometimes the lighting for an image is just a little bit off. Perhaps it’s unbalanced, or there’s a shadow, maybe an unwanted highlight.You can use Photoshop’s Brush tool to even things up. (This technique is available for any recent version...

/ June 21, 2006

Bleeds and Crop Marks from Photoshop

Page layout programs, such as InDesign, and illustration programs, like Illustrator, can easily handle “bleeds” and can automatically place crop marks.  In Photoshop, you can use Print with Preview’s crop marks and bleed options, or you can create the crop...

/ June 21, 2006

Printing Separations in Color

It’s easy to see individual channels in color in Photoshop’s Channels palette–simply select “Color Channels in Color” in Preferences> Display & Cursors. But what if you want to print the channels in color, say as samples for a screenprinter? That...

/ June 21, 2006

Select Hair by Using Channels

Selecting fly-away hair can be one of the toughest assignments in Photoshop. The Extract command can be helpful. Third-party plug-ins, such as Mask Pro (www.extensis.com) and KnockOut (www.corel.com), are great. But sometimes the easiest way to select those random strands...

/ June 21, 2006