Colin Smith from Photoshop Cafe has shared some cool Photoshop tricks with us before. In his latest video, he’ll teach you how to unlock five “Easter eggs” Photoshop developers have hidden inside the software. If you’re a Photoshop CC user, open the software and discover these fun features.
Watermarks are a hotly debated topic. There are lots of good, and some silly, arguments both for and against them. But it’s funny how nobody ever seemed to accuse Van Gogh or Picasso of “ruining” their artwork by adding their signature to the corner of the canvas.
So, with that in mind, here’s Colin Smith at Photoshop Cafe to show us how to turn our actual signature into a watermark. Obviously, this is in Photoshop, and Colin quickly turns his signature into a brush with which he can stamp any image he chooses. A quick and easy process to make it, and an even simpler one to use it.
A few weeks ago, photographer Colin Smith showed us some useful Photoshop tricks hiding right before our eyes. Now he presents us with seven tricks that will make the workflow faster and more efficient when editing in Lightroom. These features are also practically hiding before our eyes, and they will make you think “how come I didn’t know about this before?”
Photoshop is full of shortcuts and tricks. Even professionals discover something new from time to time, and get surprised how come they didn’t know it before. Colin Smith from Photoshop Cafe shares seven tricks hidden in Photoshop’s interface, and some of them are hidden in a specific way: in plain sight.
These features have been in front of your face all along, but you may not have noticed them. As Colin himself says, these aren’t “Photoshop hacks,” but “engineered tools and settings that make your life easier. They will save you time and give you the information you need while working in Photoshop every day.” So let’s check them out.
What I’m going to do is I’m going to show you how to match the colors between backgrounds and objects once you’ve cut them out and combined the different photos or otherwise known as compositing.
So what I’ve done here is I’ve grabbed some photographs from Adobe Stock. So I grabbed the photograph here of the woman and then I’ve grabbed two different backgrounds because I’m going to show you two different scenarios with two different techniques. So you can find those, I’m going to link to those in the description so you can go to Adobe Stock, grab those photos and follow along.
If you haven’t been living under a photographic rock lately, you’ll probably have heard about Plotagraph. It’s a new system which allows you to give some motion to a still. It’s an evolution of the cinemagraph. A hybrid of still image and video. While Plotagraph has had a mixed reception, the concept is still a popular one.
Unlike Plotagraph, cinemagraphs are made from a video clip, not just a single still image. So, there’s a little more work involved in their creation. But, with the help of this video from PhotoshopCAFE, Colin Smith walks us through the entire process. The best part about it is that it can all done within Photoshop.
Since the first tilt-shift timelapses started to appear online several years ago, it’s a look that’s been attempted, copied, and improved upon quite a bit. Tilt-shift lenses, however, can be pretty expensive, and for something that you may only use occasionally, an expense you may not be able to justify.
As a consequence, the tilt-shift look of many videos is created in post. In this video from VideoRevealed, Colin Smith shows us how we can quickly achieve the look in Adobe Premiere Pro.