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5 Tips To Get Started In Photoshop – Photoshop Tutorial

5 Tips To Get Started In Photoshop – Photoshop Tutorial 

In this tutorial I share 5 Tips That Will Help you get started in Adobe Photoshop. I also call this “5 Things I wish I would have known when I started in Photoshop. When working in Photoshop, there are times when I figure something out and I say to myself “Many If I only would have known that a few months ago I would have saved so much time. Hopefully these 5 Tips will do that for you.

Here are the 5 Tips in no particular order:

1.) Hold Shift While Dragging Objects keep the object proportionate. When you hold down the Shift key while dragging an object (this could be a shape, image, or any other smart object within Photoshop) it will stay on a straight line. If you are moving an object vertical and you press the Shift key before you start moving it, it will stay lined up with the start point.

2.) Double clicking a layer in the layers panel unlocks the layer. If you go over to the layers panel and you double click on a layer it will prompt you to rename the layer and once you click OK it will now be unlocked.






3.) Pressing CTRL/CMND + T on your keyboard brings up the transform options for you to manipulate your object/layer. When you hold the Command (On A Mac) and Control (On A Windows) and press T you will then be able to transform that object.

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4.) Removing a background by using the Magic Wand tool (Simplest way of doing this and the most basic) NOT THE ONLY WAY TO DO THIS! When you have an image and you want to remove the background the easiest way to do this is to grab the Magic Wand tool and then click somewhere on the background that you are wanting to delete. You then need to look and adjust if photoshop didn’t detect the background exactly as you wanted, and do some fine tuning. Once you have the back ground selected you then will press the DELETE key on your keyboard to remove the background. After you do this the background will now be transparent.

5.) Pressing H and moving your cursor While using the ZOOM tool allows you to select which part of your canvas that you want to zoom in to! If you have the Zoom tool selected press the H key and Photoshop will then Pan out for you to see your entire project. You will then see a black box around your cursor. Move this cursor to where you want to zoom in and let go and it will now zoom into the exact location that the black square is at.

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Photoshop CS6 Tutorial – How To Create A Tilt Shift Effect

Tilt Shift Effect

In this video tutorial you learn how to create the “Tilt Shift Effect” within Adobe Photoshop. The tilt shift is an effect that adds a blur to your image that makes it look “Miniature”.

In order to achieve this effect you will need to do the following:

1.) Choose an image that has a top down view if possible. (Images of cities, trains, etc).
2.) Insert the image into Photoshop as a background.
3.) Apply a filter by going to Filter — Blur — Tilt Shift
4.) Once you have applied the Tilt Shift filter you can now adjust the blur and distortion to your liking.




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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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