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Animating Text on a Curve
Jun 8, 2001
One of the coolest new features in the Photoshop Text Tool palette is the capability to put text on a curve and then distort it. This sample chapter explores the Warp Text features and provides a snappy 3D animation sequence.
Applying a Gradient to a Layer in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Oct 17, 2008
You can apply a color gradient to all or part of a layer. In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CS4 Classroom in a Book, you'll apply a gradient to a layer to make it more colorful.
Applying a Gradient to a Layer in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Dec 12, 2010
This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book shows you how to apply a gradient to type to make it more colorful.
Applying Basic Color Corrections in Lightroom 2
Aug 1, 2008
Lightroom 2 offers some handy features that allow you to adjust image color in a variety of ways. In this exercise, the Adobe Creative Team demonstrates two of the most important color corrections for any photographer: adjusting whites and tonal ranges, and improving brightness/contrast ratios.
Applying Settings to Other Images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2
Jan 30, 2009
Chris Orwig shows you how you can seamlessly apply the settings (whether it’s crop, color, tone, etc.) from one image to other images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.
Applying the Lens Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Dec 6, 2010
What formerly required the use of multiple channels, gradients, and editing steps can now be accomplished with a single filter. In this excerpt from Photoshop CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas show you how to use the Lens Blur filter.
Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Dec 6, 2010
In this excerpt from Photoshop CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas show you how to work with Amount, Radius, and Threshold in the Unsharp Mask filter.
Are You Tablet-Ready? Start Creating with Your New Wacom Tablet in Photoshop and Painter
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.
Attitude Adjustment: Camera Raw's Adjustment Tools
Aug 27, 2012
Scott Kelby talks about the adjustment tools in Camera Raw, including dodging and burning, retouching portaits, fixing skies, fixing color problems, reducing noise, special effects using Camera Raw, and some Photoshop killer tips.
Author Talk: Scott Valentine on the Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop (Podcast Transcript)
Sep 18, 2012
Peachpit Press publisher Nancy Ruenzel talks to award winning photographer Scott Valentine about his new book, "The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop." Often photographers and Photoshop users are stumped by blend modes. Scott discusses why blend modes are so hard to understand despite being an essential tool for photographers an digital artists.
Automating a Multistep Task in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Dec 13, 2010
This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book shows you how to use actions to color match, sharpen, and save the images you’ll combine in a panorama.
Backing Up Your Catalog in Lightroom 2 (This Is VERY Important)
Feb 2, 2009
The Lightroom catalog file is one incredibly important file. The good news is Lightroom will back up this catalog database for you, but you have to tell it to. Here’s how.
Basic Adjustments and the Histogram Panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2
Feb 11, 2009
Martin Evening explains how to make some basic adjustments, including correcting over- and under-exposed images, and Tone Curve controls and zones.
Basic Camera Calibration in Photoshop Lightroom
Nov 30, 2007
Should you mess around with your camera's calibration? Maybe. If you notice a greenish or magenta tint to your photos, Scott Kelby recommends adjusting the color with Lightroom's camera calibration features.
Basic Organizing in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7
Feb 20, 2009
Learn to work with the Photoshop Elements Organizer workspace to keep track of your growing photo library.
Basic Photo Corrections in Adobe Photoshop CS6
Sep 28, 2012
Adobe Photoshop includes a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing, and retouching a photo intended for a print layout. The same basic workflow applies to web images.
Basic Photo Corrections in Photoshop CS
Jun 9, 2006
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady include a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing, and retouching a photo intended for a print layout. The same workflow applies to Web images.
Basic Photo Corrections in Photoshop CS2
Jun 9, 2006
Adobe Photoshop includes a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing, and retouching a photo intended for a print layout. The same basic work-flow applies to Web images.
Be Warned: A Guide to Warning Dialogs In Photoshop CS2
Sep 16, 2005
Some dialogs are self-explanatory, others cause raised eyebrows, but many of these warning dialogs can be avoided. Here are the most common warning messages you're likely to run into in Photoshop CS2 (and a few you may not see all that often), the reason why the warning appears, how to fix the problem, and—when possible—how to prevent the warning from appearing in the first place.
Beauty Retouching in Photoshop
Nov 7, 2003
Take a peek at Tinsel Town's newest plastic surgeon. Watch this glittery gal perform virtual nose jobs, eye-lifts, and collagen injections right before your very eyes thanks to the magic of Photoshop.

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