FileHippo News

The latest software and tech news

Three Great Alternatives To PhotoShop: Image and Photo Editors for Mac
Here are three great alternatives to Photoshop for Mac. Adobe Photoshop may have been the presiding force in photo-editing on Mac for the best part of 30 years, but it’s no longer the only show in town. In fact, a quick Google Safari based search shows that there are... Read more
Check Out The New Software On FileHippo
From updates for the greatest software titles to new releases (even those still in beta), FileHippo brings you the best in highly capable and functional downloads. With everything from entertainment to workplace platforms, the options for making your life easier and just more fun are endless! Check out the... Read more
Who Needs Photoshop? These Pics Prove Timing Is Everything!
In the day of Photoshop–not to point fingers and even suggest that the graphic artists who manipulate digital images into stunning pictures are not artists–it’s easy to forget that once upon a time, you had to have a good camera, a great eye for visuals, and a serious amount... Read more
Adobe Updates Lightroom With New Android Features And More
Adobe recently unveiled huge updates to its Creative Cloud Photography Plan – a $10 per month subscription to Lightroom, Photoshop, and other similar apps. Hogging the spotlight of the update is the sixth major release of Lightroom, now known as Lightroom CC (unless you buy the software separately). The... Read more
How To Create Fish Eye Lens Effect in Photoshop
When a fish looks up from under the water, it is generally thought that they would see an ultra-wide angle hemispherical image. This is caused by the refraction of light through the water and is known as the Snell’s Window effect. That’s why any ultra-wide camera lens is known... Read more
How To Create Clouds in Photoshop
What does nearly every photo taken outside have in common? No, it’s not an annoying bystander photobombing, we’re talking about the sky here. It’s nature’s canvas and forms the backdrop of most outdoor photos. If it’s a daytime photo then you may have a lovely photograph foreground, but with... Read more
12 Ridiculous Photoshop Fails
This week marks the 25th birthday of Photoshop, the Adobe software that was created back in 1988 so that people could enhance their images. Sadly the software has become synonymous with celebrities and fashion houses using it to produce ridiculously tiny waistlines and slim thighs, leading to the inevitable... Read more
How To Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop
Introduced in Photoshop CS5, the Content Aware Fill tool is a handy way to remove objects from an image without resorting to fiddling around with the clone stamp tool. With Content Aware Fill, Adobe Photoshop will try its very best to fill any selected area with a best guess at... Read more
How to use Puppet Warp in Photoshop
Introduced in Adobe Photoshop CS5, the Puppet Warp tool is just one of the many ways you can transform an object, but it’s probably the quickest and easiest path to a slick end result. Unlike the tools that allow you to play with the edges and aspects of an... Read more
How to Create Wavy Text in Photoshop
Photoshop has always been very good at warping and bending images or text by using its many Transform tools. If you’ve been using¬†Adobe¬†Photoshop a long time, you may not know some of the shortcuts and extra options that have developed in more recent versions. If you’re using CS6 upwards,... Read more
How To Use Dodge And Burn In Photoshop
Back in the olden days of photography, when you needed a dark room and trays of exotic chemicals to develop a photograph, rudimentary photo alteration was still going on. The Victorian equivalent of Photoshop was double exposures, aperture techniques, burning and dodging. To burn and dodge was to cover... Read more
How to Use the Gradient Editor in Photoshop
Using gradients of colour in Photoshop often produces very pleasing, professional results, mainly because producing nice smooth transitions between the colours is something a digital platform does very well. The Gradient Fill Tool in Photoshop, located on the left hand sidebar, sharing the same button as the Paintbucket Fill... Read more
How to Use the Extrude Filter in Photoshop
In recent versions of Adobe Photoshop, more geometrical effects have been added to the default filters library. One of the eager newcomers is the Extrude filter. This takes any selection, image or layer and pushes it outwards using a series of cubes or pyramids. It’s one of those new... Read more
How to Position Elements in Photoshop
A place for everything and everything in it’s place, said someone a long time before Photoshop was even thought of, but it applies as much now as it ever has. Placing elements correctly is essential for a polished final product. How many times have you noticed a misaligned element... Read more
How to Create Preset Templates in Photoshop
When you open a new document in Photoshop, do you take advantage of the preset document options? Or do you do what many users do and just click OK, set your image name as Untitled-1 and then change your image options later on in Photoshop itself? If you are... Read more
How to use Custom Brushes in Photoshop
Many users only ever use the circular brush tool in Photoshop and miss out on one of the most satisfying ways of freehand digital drawing and a quick, simple way to create interesting effects. Click on the brush tool on the left hand toolbar, it’s the eighth one down,... Read more
How to use Photoshop History States
We all make mistakes, unfortunately life doesn’t have an undo button, but don’t worry Photoshop does, so at least when it comes to images you can go back and change your mind. This can be particularly useful if you are working on a complicated image and just want to... Read more
How to Create Animated GIFs in Photoshop
There’s still room on the internet for an old school animated GIF, especially if you can create your own bespoke ones to slip into emails or instant messages, and it doesn’t take much technical knowledge to create one, in fact Photoshop does it with ease. Open any image in... Read more