This compilation is a series of Photoshop Tips and Tricks tutorials that have been featured in our WatchandLearnPhotoshop.com newsletter. This collection of Photoshop tutorials is a must have for any Photoshop enthusiast.
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1 – 3D Reflection Effect (Running Time: 7:16)
This effect is identical to the effect shown in video 7, except that in this video, you’ll learn how to create a reflection for a 3-dimensional object.
2 – Censoring an Image (Running Time: 2:53)
If you’ve ever seen the televsion show “Cops”, you’ve seen video footage of someone being shoved into a police car with their faces censored out of the video. In this video, you’ll learn how to create a similar effect in Photoshop.
3 – Color Adjustment (Running Time: 4:14)
Got a photograph with colors that just don’t look quite right? In this video, you’ll learn how to bring out the colors that were supposed to be in your image to begin with.
4 – Creating a Wooden Frame (Running Time: 7:25)
As you may have guess, this tutorial teaches you how to create a wooden frame for your pictures in Photoshop.
5 – Glossy Reflection on Text (Running Time: 7:11)
In this video, Craig will show you how to create that glossy reflective effect that you see on so many logos and websites. This effect is very simple to accomplish, and it adds so much to your text and your graphics.
6 – Making Your Pictures Glow (Running Time: 3:35)
In this tutorial, you’ll learn a very simple method for adding a custom diffuse glow effect to your images in Photoshop.
7 – Gradual Focus Change (Running Time: 5:42)
In this video, Craig shows you how to add a little depth to your landscape photos by creating a gradual focus change, where the image gradually blurs as it moves towards the background.
8 – Creating Grassy Fields (Running Time: 9:42)
In this video tutorial, Craig will show you how to create a very realistic grassy field scene from scratch using Photoshop’s Filters and Brush Dynamics.
9 – Grunge Text Effect (Running Time: 6:01)
In this video, Craig will show you how to create a popular grunge text effect in Photoshop.
10 – Converting Your Photos to Ink Sketches (Running Time: 4:12)
The “sketch” filter has it’s limitations, so in this video, Craig shows you how to take a photograph and convert it into an ink sketch by hand.
11 – Creating Realistic Lightning (Running Time: 7:01)
t’s amazing what a few filters and adjustments can do in Photoshop. In this video, you’ll learn a few steps that will great a very realistic lightning effect.
12 – Ancient Map Effect (Running Time: 8:10)
Don’t worry! You won’t have to draw all the roads and boundaries yourself. In this tutorial, Craig will show you how to take a plain map and transform it into an amazing ancient map with wrinkles, tears, burns, and holes.
13 – Matching Color Between Photographs (Running Time: 4:29)
Often, when taking multiple photographs of a subject, you’ll find that the color is off in some of them. If this occurs, fear not! Craig will show you how to fix this problem with Photoshop’s color matching tools.
14 – Custom Motion Blur (Running Time: 4:44)
There’s only so much that the “motion blur” filter can do for you in Photoshop. In this video, Craig will show you how to create your own motion blur by hand.
15 – Panorama (Running Time: 10:16)
Ever wanted to piece a series of images together to make a panoramic shot? In this video, Craig will show you how to do so flawlessly, so that you can’t tell where one image ends and the next one begins.
16 – Perspective Cropping (Running Time: 2:31)
Taking a photograph of framed artwork can be a pain, especially if there’s a layer of glass in front of the art. Unless you have perfect lighting or a camera with manual controls, you’ll often end up with a bright flash covering up the art work. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use perspective cropping to get around this problem. (Warning: Don’t even take the picture until you view this tutorial.) .
17 – Blurring the Background of a Picture (Running Time: 6:09)
Sometimes you can really make a picture come alive by blurring out the background and keeping the foreground in focus. This video will teach you how to do just that.
18 – Creating a Planet (Running Time: 9:00)
In this video, you’ll learn how to create an amazingly realistic planet in just a few simple steps
19 – Plastic Text Effect (Running Time: 6:00)
This self-explanatory tip will teach you one of many methods used to create a 3-dimensional plastic texture for your text.
20 – Reflection Effect (Running Time: 14:22)
In this video, Craig will teach you a quick and easy way to create a reflection effect that gives your logo or graphic a little more depth and a lot more appeal.