Adobe’s Creative Suite (CS) products have been around a long time – the first commercial CS program, Illustrator 88 (logo above), launched in 1986. Technology has come a long way since rat-tails, cassette tapes, and New Kids on the Block were in style. Like the New Kids, Adobe CS has grown with the times. Today, there are over 15 CS programs, offering tools for digital media, print, video, multimedia and more to create anything from basic graphic designs to the avant-garde.read more
Vibrant color is one of the most important trademarks of my photography. I love viewing the lush variegated green tones of forest scenes, the luminescent red clouds in a sunset sky or the piercing blue eyes of a portrait subject. I’d like to share my favorite Photoshop secret for enhancing the color of my images. In fact, I use this adjustment on almost all of my photos before uploading them to the Web or making prints.read more
Let’s start with the most basic of all selection tools, The Lasso Tool. This is the most talked about and hated tool in the tool bar. But here are some easy tips to make it a little more easy to use.read more
The re-touch tools in Adobe Photoshop can help you to quickly remove any blemish in a photo or design. By understanding the tools a bit more, we can help you decide which is the right tool to fix the issue.read more
In Adobe Photoshop, layers are a useful tool for adding depth and interest to visuals. I use layers on a regular basis in my photo processing, and I find they are one of the most accessible and exciting tools beginners can access.
Today, I want to teach you how you can use Adobe Photoshop layers on your own to improve and enhance your photos.read more
Masking is now handled using the ‘Select and Mask’ button. Inside of this dialog box, the Refine Edge tool still exists. The functionality and algorithm for the tool has been greatly improved by the Adobe team. Masking is actually better than ever, and, with a few short steps, you can take advantage of the newest version of this core feature.read more