Create Unique Photo Effect with Abstract Brushes and Coloring Techniques in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to create this unique photo effect with abstract brushes and coloring techniques in Photoshop. We will also go through some interesting layer blending and filter tricks, to achieve the final effect. Have a try! This is an intermediate level tutorial and some steps can...

Super-Fast Browsing in onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite

Anyone that’s ever been to one of my smaller workshops or editing photos next to me knows that, while I do most of my work in Lightroom, I usually look at my photos in Photo Mechanic first. Why? Mainly because Photo Mechanic is lightning fast at showing you your thumbnails and even higher quality photos...

Photoshop’s Lighten Group Layer Modes

In this Photoshop tutorial we will study the blending modes belonging to the Lighten Group. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (CS3+ versions will work as well) Estimated Completion Time: 50 minutes Difficulty: Intermediate Resources Arid Background Elephant Elephants Fire Burn Flames Premade Background 1463 Heart Bokeh Textures Setup working area In this article we...

Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group – Vol. 96

Welcome to the 96th volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run regularly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantastic, highly-creative design works in the PSD Vault Flickr Group. Hope you enjoy those works as much as I did and find them inspirational! Meanwhile, if you have some cool...

Photoshop User TV: PhotoshopUser TV: Vanishing Point and Blend Modes – Episode 378

In the season finale, Corey and Pete talk about their classes at the PhotoshopWorld Conference. Corey shares a tutorial about playing with vanishing point for 2D images and Pete has a tip for Photoshop beginners about using blend modes. PhotoshopWorld Corey's new book - Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers 2 Macphun - Intensify CoreyBarker.com...

Tutorial: Aged poster design with the Photocopy Noise Texture Pack

Hello there! Simon from Studio Ace of Spade here. Long time no see. I’m here to introduce you today to a texture pack I’ve created, called the photocopy noise texture pack. I’m delighted to announce that it’s finally on sale at the Arsenal! What is the pack about? What’s so special about this texture pack?...

Lightroom Mobile Tip: Selecting A Photo To Represent the Collection

Lightroom Mobile launched last week to a huge welcoming crowd at Photoshop World. Since then I’ve heard a lot of great feedback on it and I’m hopeful to see where things go in the future. Anyway, I had a cool tip to share that one of the blog readers (Brian) asked about last week. See,...

Lightroom 5 – Keyboard Shortcuts

Everybody loves keyboard shortcuts, and today on TipSquirrel, we have Lightroom 5 Keyboard Shortcuts for you! Learning keyboard shortcuts can help boost your productivity and can be the key to a smooth and consistent workflow. In addition, you’re taking some of the work away from your mouse, and that can be a benefit if you...

How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop

The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. After lots of trial and...