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How to Swap Heads in Photoshop
Sometimes you don’t want to spend hours creating the perfect image, you don’t want to carefully fix every small mistake and make the most convincing photo collage the world has ever seen, sometimes you just want to stick someone’s head on someone else for humorous effect. Here’s a quick... Read more
How to Mask Layers in Photoshop
All images, like onions, have many layers, in a photo these layers are flattened, but they are still there, the sky, the foreground, the subject, all fall into different planes and the mind splits them up. If you are trying to give the impression of layers in an image,... Read more
How to use the Stained Glass Filter in Photoshop
All graphics packages come with pre-set filters that new users like to play with when they first get the package, but then never use again. Let’s face it, if everyone used the default filters, with all images subjected to the same process, it would turn the internet into a... Read more
How to Use the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop
Arthur C Clarke’s third law of prediction states – “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” and if you’ve ever used the clone stamp tool in Photoshop, you’ll know exactly what Arthur was talking about. Using a very simple technique of allowing you to sample areas of an... Read more
How To Add Lens Flare In Photoshop
The film Easy Rider deliberately allowed natural light into the camera lens, the recent Star Trek movies added in CGI lens flare, some people hated it, some love it, it divided opinion and now so can you with Photoshop’s built in Lens Flare filter. For a long time, allowing... Read more
How To Make Text Float In Photoshop
With the possible exception Peter Pan, everyone and everything has a shadow, as long as light is hitting it. Internal shadows appear where the surface contours towards and away from the light source. External shadows appear behind wherever the light source is. Multiple light sources cause multiple shadows and... Read more
How To Change Faces in Photoshop
Photoshop is capable of amazing things, you can literally create anything, or change anything into anything, but let’s be honest, all a lot of people really want to do 90% of the time is to put someone else’s face into a photo. Here’s a very simple way to do... Read more
How To Use The Magic Wand Tool In Photoshop
Ever wished you had a magic wand? Well if you use Adobe Photoshop then your dream just came true. At the top of the left sidebar, fourth button down is the quick selection tool, hover over that for a second or two and you will see that hiding behind... Read more
How To Blur Images In Photoshop
If you’ve used Instagram, you’ve probably had a play around with the option that allows you to blur part of an image, to give focus to a circular or horizontal section of your photo. This can be very effective on photos, creating what at first glance looks like a... Read more
Understanding The Difference Between RGB And CMYK In Photoshop
Apples and oranges, both fruit, both spherical, both have pips, both can be peeled, it’s astonishing that we can tell them apart, and yet everyone manages it. Some people have described RGB and CMYK as the apples and oranges of colour image formats, but they’re not, they are two... Read more
How to Colour Comics in Photoshop
Since the world of printing went digital, line art colouring is now nearly always done digitally. Continuing in our Photoshop how to series, here are a few simple Photoshop tips to make the most out of your comic colouring. Layers, you need to use multiple layers. This may seem... Read more
How to Customise Text in Photoshop
Have you ever needed a quick Logo or Title but just didnít have the time to draw it yourself or search for a suitable new font? Those dull old fonts you already have can be spiced up using a few of Adobe Photoshop‘s simple blending tools, and this gives... Read more
How to Letter Comics in Photoshop
In the olden days, way back in 40BP (Before Photoshop) everything in comic books was hand drawn and coloured. The penciller would pencil it, the inker would ink it, the colourist would colour it and the letterer would, you guessed it, letter it. Hard to believe perhaps that a... Read more
How to Improve the Definition of Line Art in Photoshop
If you are working on scans on black and white art or images in Photoshop, you have likely come across the problem of murky scans where the paper is off white or the larger areas of dark in are not uniform. When printed these become real problems as the... Read more
How To Save Time With Macros in Photoshop
Have you ever found yourself repeating the same task again and again in Photoshop and wished you had the programming knowledge to automate it? Then I have good news for you, Photoshop will do it for you, and there’s no need to learn any coding skills or new complicated... Read more
How to Install Brushes in Adobe Photoshop CS3
Adobe Photoshop CS3 is a great application for image manipulation.  There are so many different ways that you can edit your images and enhance your work.  In this article we will very briefly discuss the brush tool.  The brush tool is a basic painting tool. It works like a traditional... Read more
How To Take 360 Panorama Photographs Like a Pro
One thing I really do like about Smartphones is the ability to take pictures.  I remember way back in the day when I first got a Siemens S55 with a detachable camera.  The images were rubbish, but I had a phone with a camera and it was awesome! These... Read more
Take Pictures Like A Pro!
No matter what your subject matter is, a serene landscape, a bird nestling in the trees, your toddler covered in chocolate or just the dog sleeping in its basket, we all want to achieve photographs that have that professional looking edge. Here are some tips on how to achieve... Read more