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Photoshop Tutorial : Keep Aspect Ratio While Cropping

Photoshop Tutorial : Keep Aspect Ratio While Cropping

Here’s a quick and easy way to keep the aspect ratio of an image while cropping. You can use the image below to practise on if you like, the copyright is mine etc., Open the image, duplicate it and then switch off the visibility of the b/ground layer by clicking on the little eyeball. Select […]

Photoshop Tutorial : Bleach Bypass Effect

Photoshop Tutorial : Bleach Bypass Effect

The bleach bypass effect seems to be all the rage at the moment. The effect is very popular in movies, and is an effect achieved on film by skipping the bleaching while processing color film, leaving the silver on the negative. The end result is an image with high contrast, graininess, and reduced saturation. I’d […]

Photoshop Tutorial : Masking – It’s more than black and white

Photoshop Tutorial : Masking – It’s more than black and white

We all know about masking – White Reveals, Black Conceals or Hide All (Black) Reveal All (White). So what about the other 253 shades/tones inbetween, have we forgotten about them, and how can they benefit us. We can use masks to precisely perform an adjustment/filter/effect on an image, but also use it to give varying […]

Photoshop Tutorial : Working Smarter Using Adjustment Layers

Photoshop Tutorial : Working Smarter Using Adjustment Layers

Adjustment layers are a great way to work in Photoshop, they give you the flexibility to go back and alter adjustments on the fly – making sure that you don’t have to lose any of the work you have done by undoing steps to correct an error. Another positive about adjustment layers is that they […]

Photoshop Tutorial : Making Fog/Mist

Photoshop Tutorial : Making Fog/Mist

You may want to add some atmosphere to an image in the form of fog/mist and we can do this quite easily in Photoshop. First I’d like to thank MARK GERMAN for letting me use his Silence Lane image in this tutorial. If you don’t have an image to try this tutorial out on, you […]

Photoshop Tutorial : Design, Clipping Masks & Endless Possibilities

Photoshop Tutorial : Design, Clipping Masks & Endless Possibilities

A while ago, Scott Kelby did a tutorial on some different ways to present ones work. The basis of what it was – open an image, create new blank layer, use rectangular marquee tool to create the shape you want, fill with any colour, copy and paste/duplicate 2 more, move original image above the rectangles […]

Photoshop Tutorial : Making eyes shine

Photoshop Tutorial : Making eyes shine

I’m all about the easiest way to get from A to B and the process in this tutorial of making the eyes sparkle and shine in a portrait, is definately easy. You could use this on animals as well if you wanted. You can download the image below to practise on if you like, just […]

Photoshop Tutorial : Another Portrait Effect

Photoshop Tutorial : Another Portrait Effect

I think this is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get a nice portrait in Photoshop. Again, it isn’t beauty retouching. Unlike the Dreamy Glow effect this should 🙂 be a little more realistic. You can use the image here to start with or use one of your own. Once you have the […]

Photoshop Tutorial : Special effects, shapes and other things

Photoshop Tutorial : Special effects, shapes and other things

So I thought we’d create some strange spacey shapes in Photoshop. This is really easy to do – brushes, the smudge tool and a Hue/Sat Adjustment Layer. I have a photo to show you how to add a glow for the spacey shapes, I’ll add that later. Create a new file in Photoshop 600 X […]

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