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Scream of the Crop: How to Resize and Crop Photos in Adobe Photoshop CC (2014 release)
By Scott Kelby
Dec 8, 2014
Scott Kelby covers cropping (which was completely overhauled in Photoshop CS6) and resizing photos in this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 release).
Are You Tablet-Ready? Start Creating with Your New Wacom Tablet in Photoshop and Painter
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Dec 3, 2014
Modern tools for digital art can be intimidating to a traditional artist. How do you actually get started using them? Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition and The Painter WOW! Book, advises on how to experiment with some of the features, so you can get past your first hesitation and start enjoying new ways to draw and paint.
Photoshop's Mixer Brushes: Realistic Wet and Dry Paint Effects for Creating Luminous Images
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Nov 18, 2014
Many people think of Photoshop as a utilitarian retouching software for thinning thighs and whitening dull smiles. But Photoshop isn't just a makeup box for glamorizing photos; it's also an art studio with built-in brushes and paint. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, shows how to harness the power of Photoshop to create a finished 'canvas' that delights the eye, without getting a single splotch of paint on your apron.
How We Created an iOS Game for Fun and (Very Little) Profit
By Shawn Nelson
Oct 30, 2014
Shawn Nelson, author of Photoshop for Games: Creating Art for Console, Mobile, and Social Games, describes how he and a programmer pal combined their talents to go from 'We have holes' and 'We have a ball' to the addicting 'Gopher Go Boom,' an exploding-gopher game for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Working with the Adobe Camera Raw Plug-in in Photoshop CC (2014 release)
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Oct 9, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release), you’ll learn about the Camera Raw tools and tabs; choose workflow options for Camera Raw; apply cropping and straightening; and correct photos for defects, such as poor contrast, under- or overexposure, color casts, blurriness, geometric distortion, and noise. You will also learn how to enhance your photos with special effects, such as a vignette, grain texture, or tint; retouch blemishes; access Camera Raw controls from Photoshop; save and synchronize Camera Raw settings among related photos; then finally, open your corrected photos into Photoshop.
Using Photoshop to Create Art for a Mobile Game
By Shawn Nelson
Sep 30, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop for Games: Creating Art for Console, Mobile, and Social Games, you will examine the process of making a mobile game. Mobile and social games are closely related in content size, and somewhat in style, but they have each evolved into their own separate spaces.
Layer Basics in Adobe Photoshop CC (2014 release)
By Andrew Faulkner, Brie Gyncild
Sep 9, 2014
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you will learn how to work with layers in Adobe Photoshop CC.
Five Critical Techniques for Creating Seamless Photoshop Composites
By Bret Malley
Aug 13, 2014
Bret Malley, author of Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop, enjoys creating digital composites that sometimes seem to turn reality upside-down. Learn five of his techniques for using Photoshop's digital sleight-of-hand to create results that can blow your mind.
Photoshop CC (2014 release) Visual Quick Start: Refocusing
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Jul 28, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release), you’ll blur areas of an image using the Field Blur, Iris Blur, Tilt-Shift, Path Blur, and Spin Blur filters (collectively called the Blur Gallery). And you will apply sharpening via the Smart Sharpen, Unsharp Mask, and Shake Reduction filters, and via the Sharpen tool.
The Photoshop Elements Secret to Fixing Group Shots
By Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski
Jul 7, 2014
With Photoshop Elements’ Group Shot feature, as long as you have a few photos to choose from, you can create the perfect group photo, even if someone has their eyes closed.
Printing a 3D File in Adobe Photoshop CC (2014 release)
By Brie Gyncild, Andrew Faulkner
Jun 23, 2014
This excerpt from  Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release) shows how you can create 3D objects in Photoshop—or import 3D objects that have been created elsewhere—and print them directly from Photoshop.
Favorite Adjustment Layers and Filters for Compositing in Adobe Photoshop
By Bret Malley
Jun 19, 2014
This chapter pushes deep into Bret Malley's four favorite adjustment layers (along with their subterranean features), as well as the Photoshop filters that he finds come in most handy for composite work.
The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe® Photoshop®: Gradient Fill Vignette
By Scott Valentine
Jun 3, 2014
Learn this amazingly fast and flexible vignette technique.
The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe® Photoshop®: Color Correction Curves
By Scott Valentine
Jun 2, 2014
Many times an image will need just a little color correction and not much else. While you can employ several methods to do this, using a Curves adjustment layer can be a quick solution that gives you some flexibility without overwhelming you with options.
Getting Down & Dirty with Corey Barker: Corey's Favorite Photoshop Tricks
By Corey Barker
Mar 17, 2014
Corey Barker, author of Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Volume 2, shares some of his favorite Photoshop tricks.
Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers: Playing with Photographs
By Corey Barker
Mar 6, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Volume 2, Corey Barker takes photos from some of well known photographers and runs them through the creative ringer to see what comes out.
Photoshop CC Update: Linked Smart Objects
By Dan Moughamian
Feb 21, 2014
Photoshop educator Dan Moughamian brings you up to date on another new feature that’s part of the Photoshop 14.2 update, available to Creative Cloud subscribers. Smart Objects have always been a valuable part of the Photoshop workflow, whether you're a graphic artist or photographer. However, (embedded) Smart Objects can have a downside in that they can substantially increase the file size of your documents. Dan shows you how Smart Objects just got smarter, allowing images to be linked to one another rather than being embedded, providing several advantages.
Photoshop CC Update: Perspective Warp
By Dan Moughamian
Feb 7, 2014
Photoshop instructor Dan Moughamian walks you through the Perspective Warp command, the latest addition to Photoshop's arsenal of image transformation tools. Rather than being focused solely on image correction tasks (such as straightening lines), Perspective Warp also allows you to make subtle changes to the camera's viewpoint. This innovation, as well as other new features and JDI enhancements, are available as part of the Photoshop 14.2 update on Creative Cloud.
Scott Kelby on Photoshop for Lightroom Users: Retouching Portraits
By Scott Kelby
Jan 20, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop for Lightroom Users, Scott Kelby shows you how to do simple photo retouching in Lightroom, and then shows you more advanced retouching techniques in Photoshop.
Responsive Design with Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Edge Reflow CC (Preview)
By Brian Wood
Nov 18, 2013
Ever since responsive design came into being, designers and developers have been faced with workflow challenges. Do you design several iterations (mobile, tablet, desktop) in a program like Photoshop and hope an explanation of interactivity will suffice, or do you design “in-browser,” or a combination? Adobe expert Brian Wood shows how by using Edge Reflow CC and Photoshop CC, a designer can create a working mockup that will give the client an idea of what the finished responsive design will look like.

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