Category: Web Development

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...

/ 21/06/2006

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...

/ 21/06/2006

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...

/ 21/06/2006

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...

/ 21/06/2006

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,...

/ 21/06/2006

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...

/ 21/06/2006

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...

/ 21/06/2006

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...

/ 21/06/2006

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...

/ 21/06/2006