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Saving in Photoshop
#13 | CS4 | Saving in Photoshop | August 18, 2010

This video covers the basics of saving files in Photoshop. Simple but very important.


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More Smart Objects
#12 | CS4 | More Smart Objects | August 11, 2010

Lets follow up the Smart Objects discussion with Edit Contents and Export Smart Object.


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Smart Objects
#11 | CS4 | Menu Item | August 4, 2010

Remember learning... do not scaling an image in Photoshop? Well, with Smart Objects, we can now break that rule.


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Window - Arrange
#10 | CS4 | Menu Item | July 25, 2010

Use the Window pulldown menu to select Arrange. Here you will find a world of viewing choices.


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Smart Guides
#9 | CS4 | Menu Item | August 12, 2009

Quick and easy alignment for items on your canvas. Turn Smart Guides on from the Windows Menu - Show - Smart Guides. You will find Smart Guides very helpful.


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The Mask Tab
#8 | CS4 | Palette | August 5, 2009

Yet another way to create masks in Photoshop CS4. Today we will learn to create pixel and victor masks using the Mask Tab.


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Share My Screen
#7 | CS4 | Technique | July 27, 2009

Use Adobes build in screen sharing utility. Adobe Connect Now for free. Find it under the File Menu.


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The Note Tool
#6 | CS4 | Tools | July 22, 2009

A great tool for making notes within your Photoshop document. Multiple colors and authors


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Animation Frames
#5 | CS3 | Palette | August 13, 2008

Not as powerful a Adobe Flash, but you can make some very cool and somewhat technical animations with the Animation Palette.


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Fullscreen Mode
#4 | CS3 | Technique | August 6, 2008

It only takes a few simple steps to display your Photoshop artwork in Fullscreen Mode. Use use the Tab and F keys on your keyboard.


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Simple Action
#3 | CS3 | Palette | July 30, 2008

Photoshop actions are amazing, but can be difficult to master. Here is a very simple action to help you get started on the road to automation.


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Paste Into
#2 | CS3 | Menu Item | July 23, 2008

Layer masks, with its many steps can be a little difficult to set up. Using the Paste Into command will create quick and easy layer masks.


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Layer Comps
#1 | CS3 | Palette | June 4, 2008

Layer Comps are used remember the settings of the Layer Palette. Layer Comps are useful for creating different renditions or themes that are quickly accessible. In this example Layer Comps are used to create a series of web buttons in a single Photoshop document.



Photoshop Wednesdays Tip #41: History.

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Moving forward and backward in time with the History Palette.


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Tuesday 29 August 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip #40: Layers Styles.

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A very cool way to add adjustable effects to a layer. 10 different effects in all. Each with many different options.


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Friday 4 August 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 39: Layers Masks

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Layer masks hide, but do not remove, pixels from your original image. Revealing and hiding selections.


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Thursday 20 July 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 38: Transforming Layers (Part 3)

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This tip covers the uses of Free Transform. Layer flipping and a very cool shortcut to rotate a layer with the Measure tool.


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Sunday 18 June 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 37: Transforming Layers (Part 2)

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Let’s work with a few of the other transformation menu items. Select a layer - Choose Edit > Transform > and select a sub menu item.


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Monday 12 June 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 36: Transforming Layers (Scale)

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Many transformations can be applied to a layer. Let’s start with scale. Select a layer - Choose Edit > Transform > Scale.


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Monday 8 May 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 35: Layers (Part 2)

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Different layer types will be covered in this tip. As well as layer duplication, hiding and deleting.


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Friday 28 April 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 34: The Layers Palette (Part 1)

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This tip is the first in a series covering the Layers Palette. This tip covers the background layer. Layer locks and Layer Fill options.


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Thursday 20 April 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 33: The Paths Palette

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The Paths palette is used for saving, selecting and duplicating path information. A very cool hidden feature of the Paths Palette… You can convert a feathered selection into a path to remove its feathered edge.


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Thursday 6 April 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 32: The Path Selection Tools

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Now that we have created a few shapes, let’s modify them. The Path Selection tool selects all points on a path. The Direct Selection tool selects individual points on a path. (Always remember to de-select)


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Friday 31 March 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 31: The Pen Tool

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With the Pen Tool you can create shapes other then the basic circles and squares. Be sure to spent some time with the magnetic option within the Freeform Pen tool


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Friday 17 March 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 30: The Shape Tools

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Shapes can be drawn on the canvas as Vector or Bitmaps. Be sure to check out all of the Shape Tool options.


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Wednesday 8 March 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 29: Eyedropper, Color Sampler and Measure Tools

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How to “Pick-up” Color. Using the Info Palette. Sampling up to 4 colors. Measuring distances and angles with the Protractor option.


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Wednesday 1 March 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 28: Grids, Guides and Rulers

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How to set-up, hide, show and adjust these non-printable items. We also revisit “how to override the default unit of measurement”


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Friday 24 February 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip #27: Blur, Sharpen and Smudge Tools

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The tool names say it all. Be sure to check out the Finger Painting option.


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Friday 17 February 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip #26: The Gradient Tool

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The Gradient Tool allows you to fill the entire canvas or a selection with a color range. You can also choose the direction of the fill.


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Thursday 2 February 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip #24: Using Tool Presets

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This will save you loads of time. How to set up and quickly grab your favorite tools, brush tips and options. In one easy to use palette.


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Thursday 19 January 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 22: The Other Eraser Tools

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The Other Eraser Tools include the Magic Eraser and Background Eraser. And these eraser tools really do erase.


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Thursday 5 January 2006
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 21: The Eraser Tool (Part 1)

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The Eraser Tool - In single layer mode the Eraser Tool doesn’t really erase. Eraser Modes and Background Color


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Wednesday 28 December 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 20: The Text Tool (Part 4)

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The Text Tool - Text for Web, Text Wrap, Text Masking.


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Wednesday 21 December 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 19: The Text Tool (Part 3)

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The Text Tool - Text align, Paragraph palette, Hyphenation and Justification.


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Wednesday 7 December 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 18: The Text Tool (Part 2)

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The Text Tool - Options bar, Great Shortcuts, Character Pallet and Resets.


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Tuesday 29 November 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 17: The Text Tool (Part 1)

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The Text Tool - Create, select and edit Text. Point Text and Paragraph Text options


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Wednesday 2 November 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 16: The Lonely Move Tool

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The One Minute Tips 1 year anniversary - The Move Tool - It may not have a great number of options, but you would be lost without it.


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Thursday 27 October 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 15: Cropping an image

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A few of the many ways to crop an image.


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Wednesday 19 October 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 14: The Pattern Stamp Tool

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The Pattern Stamp Tool - Great for filling larger areas with a repeating pattern.


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Thursday 6 October 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 13: The Clone Tool

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Using the Clone Tool - Aligned and Un-aligned.


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Wednesday 28 September 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 12: Color (Part 2)

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The Color and Swatches Palettes.


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Thursday 8 September 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 11: Color Selection (Part 1)

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Using the Color Picker.


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Wednesday 31 August 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 10: Brushes (Part 2)

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Opacity, Flow and Defining Custom Brushes.


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Tuesday 23 August 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 9: Brushes a Primer (Part 1)

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How to create, use, adjust and save Brushes.


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Monday 8 August 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 8: Selections (Part 4)

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You have made your selections…now what?


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Wednesday 3 August 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 7: Selections (Part 3)

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Using the Magic Wand Tool for fast and easy selections.


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Wednesday 27 July 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 6: Selections (Part 2)

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Using the Lasso and Polygonal Lasso Tools. Say that 10 times fast….


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Wednesday 20 July 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 5: Selections (Part 1)

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Using the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tools.


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Wednesday 13 July 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 4: Zoom

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Moving “in to” and “out of” an image efficiently.


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Wednesday 6 July 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 3: Units of Measurements

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What unit of measurement do you use in Photoshop? Inches, Millimeters, Pixels, Points…


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Wednesday 29 June 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 2: Tool Shortcuts

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To be efficient in Photoshop you “must” know the keyboard shortcuts


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Wednesday 22 June 2005
Photoshop Wednesdays Tip 1: Reset Tools

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A new series for the Adobe Photoshop user. Let’s start out with resetting “all” of the tools in this monster of an application.


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