Photoshop shortcuts speed up our workflow without any doubt. But there are so many of them, that most of us probably don’t know them all. Jesús Ramirez from Photoshop Training Channel shares twelve very useful shortcuts in his latest video. You may know some of them, but I’m sure you’ll learn something new and speed up your post-processing work even more.
Adobe has published a sneak peek video of a new feature that will make a lot of photographers happy. In an upcoming update of Photoshop CC, the selection process will become much easier. As a matter of fact, it will take you just one click to get the starting selection of your subject. Meet the Select Subject feature.
You can adjust the tonality of the photos using either Levels or Curves. But how to know which to use? And what are the differences anyway? Unmesh Dinda a.k.a. PiXimperfect shares a video about the differences between these two tools. He uses an interesting analogy, comparing them with different types of calculators. So if you’re wondering what exactly makes Levels and Curves different, this video should make it easier to understand.
There are several ways to color grade your photos, and plenty of different looks you can create. In this video, photographer Travis Transient will show you a simple and really versatile ways to do it – using a Gradient Map layer. All it takes is a single adjustment layer, so you can grade the images fast and achieve plenty of different looks.
Removing blemishes is certainly one of the reasons we retouch portraits. And when you’re retouching beauty shots, you don’t want to leave any of them unhealed. Unmesh Dinda a.k.a. PiXimperfect shares a simple trick you can use while removing blemishes in Photoshop. It helps you see them better, and even see the ones that are not obvious at the first glance.
If you just updated to Photoshop CC 2018, you may have noticed a small purple line that follows your brush around, and until you figure what it is, you may be frustrated by it. Retoucher Pratik Naik put out a great video explaining exactly what this purple line is.
Turns out this purple line is an indication of a feature called smoothing that is turned on. Smoothing makes your brush strokes… well…. smoother.
There are quite a bit of options on that tool and the video does a great job of breaking them down.
Not long ago, Adobe issued a sneak peek video of their new, curvy Pen Tool. Starting from today, the latest Photoshop CC update will have the new Curvature Pen Tool included. This should make the selections easier than ever before, and I guess it also makes it easier for beginners to use the tool. Along with the Curvature Pen Tool, Adobe has introduced some other improvements, too. So, let’s take a deeper look.
I make a lot of screen recordings that I need to edit quickly. With someone who doesn’t have a lot of video experience, I did my best to learn the basics of Premiere. Being that it was a foreign program, there wasn’t much familiarity. About the same time, I came across this video from Scott Kelby that showed me it was possible to edit video in Photoshop. It has most of the basic tools you’d need, and you use adjustment layers for grading!
For all those who are just starting off with Photoshop, Adobe has launched a free YouTube course to introduce you to the software and its most important features. Longtime Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost is teaching you the basics, and even if you already have some experience – there may still be something new to learn.
One of the great things about Photoshop is that you can do almost everything in a variety of different ways. Blake Rudis of f64 Academy shows you how to enhance landscape photos using the Selective Color adjustment layer.
Frankly, I don’t know many people who enhance photos this way (including myself). So, I found this approach very interesting, and as it turned out – pretty useful, too. Using Selective Color on landscape photos gives you a great control and a wide range of changes to apply – from slightly enhanced natural look to the popular look with lifted blacks.