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Design Photoshop Tip Of The Week Video Tutorials

Photoshop Tip: Custom Shortcut Keys (Photoshop CS6)

In this weeks “Tip Of The Week“, we are in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and we are learning how to create custom shortcut keys. 

A shortcut key is a key on your keyboard that is designated to a certain action in Photoshop. For Example: V is the shortcut key for the Direct Selection tool, and when you press the V key the direct selection tool is now selected.

1.) The first thing that you need to do is open up photoshop and then go to Edit — Keyboard Shortcuts.
2.) Once the keyboard shortcuts option box is open you need to duplicate the “Photoshop Default Set” by clicking on the duplicate option.
3.) After you have duplicated the set you can now select which shortcut keys you want to change, add, or delete.

This also works for all of Adobe’s other software. (Indesign, Illustrator, etc).


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Photoshop CS6 Tutorial: Basic Rundown Of Design Tools and Overview

In this Photoshop CS6 tutorial I go over all of the different design tools that you will be using within Adobe Photoshop CS6. This is basically an overview of the tools as well as what they do and how you will be using them.



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Photoshop Tutorial – Photo Color Correction with the Eyedropper Tool

In this video tutorial you will learn a simple photoshop technique that will allow you to color correct your washed out images in photoshop by using the eyedropper tools within the curves adjustment layer.


Photo Color Correction















There are many ways to remedy a washed out photo, BUT by using the eyedropper tools you can actually grap the darks, mids, and lights from your image and use them to correct a lot of the problems!

Photo color correction is at times tedious, but with this technique it will have your photos looking great in no time!

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Photoshop Tutorial – How To Add Shadows To Your Objects in Photoshop

Add Shadows to your objects in Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn Add Shadows to your objects in Photoshop.

1. The first thing you want to do is decide what object you want to apply the shadow to. (Text, Image, etc.)

2. Duplicate your layer (Text Layer for Text, Image Layer for an Image)

3. Drag your copy layer below the original layer. Just click on the layer and hold down the mouse and drag the copy layer below the original.

4. Rasterize the copy layer by right clicking on it and then select “Rasterize Layer”.

5. Next, select your copy layer and then click Edit > Transform > Distort.

6. This will allow you to take the copy layer and drag it anywhere that you want as well as manipulate each point individually.

7. Once you are able to distort the copy layer you then want to manipulate the object so that it appears to cast a shadow on the original layer.

When doing this play around with different angles and locations for this layer to get a different look. With each location you can actually change to look of the object by changing the light source.

8. Next you need to apply a Gaussian Blur by clicking Filter < Blur < Gaussian Blur (Make sure that you have your copy layer selected).

9. Change the radius for the Gaussian Blur to 3.2-4.0 depending on the object you are applying the shadow to.

10. The last thing that you want to do is decrease the opacity of the copy layer so that the shadow is less visible than the original layer.Add Shadows to your objects in Photoshop

That is it! Now you know how to Add Shadows to your objects in Photoshop!

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