Photoshop Documents

How To : Find the center of any Photoshop document

In this video tutorial you will learn to find the center of any Photoshop document. The trick is extremely useful when you are trying to create frames for your images. Remember to turn on the Snap feature when finding the center. Find the center of any Photoshop document. Clic ...more

How To : Not suck at Photoshop with Annotations

Donnie Hoyle sounds off on his return home. See how to not suck at Photoshop with Annotations in this Adobe Photoshop video tutorial. Photoshop lets you express yourself with Annotations, for when you want to say more than words will let you. You can add notes to any already ...more

How To : Create a warm, grungy background in Photoshop

Learn how to create a warm, grungy background in Photoshop. - Open up a brand new document at 1280 x 720. - Fill the document with a muddy brown color. - Using the elliptical tool, creates a shape in the center. - Go to Layer -> Adjustment layers -> Levels and click okay. - G ...more

How To : Create a light box effect for your advertising campaign

Light boxing is a pervasive technique in advertising, used to draw attention to the featured product. You can replicate this effect in Adobe Photoshop. Starting from a blank document, this tutorial walks you through the process of creating your own light box effect.

How To : Distort text & apply a 3D look in Photoshop

Being able to create documents that stand out and impress is the theme of this how-to video on creating 3D text. Using an open Photoshop window, the pleasant sounding narrator guides you through the process of turning regular text into 3D. The narrator also supplies helpful ti ...more

How To : Create dotted lines in Photoshop

In this tutorial Photoshopuniverse describes how to create dotted lines in Adobe Photoshop using the brush palette. First create a new blank document in Adobe Photoshop. To open brushes palette, go to menu Window - Brushes. By adjusting spacing and hardness of brush under Brus ...more

How To : Use the Auto Blend Command in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the auto blend command that allows you to merge multiple pictures together into a single larger document. When you have a large scan and you have to scan it in multiple pieces and then stitch it together or if you ...more

How To : Create motion in Adobe Flash with bones tool

Tom Green takes a layered Photoshop document and adds motion to it in Flash using the Bones tool. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photos ...more

How To : Use GREP styles in Adobe InDesign

The GREP style options allow users to make dynamic style applications to their InDesign documents. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photo ...more

How To : Insert video into a PowerPoint presentation

In this video, Ask the Techies explain: •How to insert video into a PowerPoint presentation on both Macs and PCs and how to avoid cross-platform snags. Using Photoshop’s extraction tool to extract a face out of one document and insert into another. •Gettings songs onto an iPod ...more

How To : Access and edit audio files with Adobe Soundbooth

This clip presents a guide on using Soundbooth to access Resource Central and purchase audio files to use in video projects. Accessing and Editing Adobe Sound documents with Adobe media applications. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazi ...more

How To : Create a simple movie poster in Photoshop

This video tutorial from TutVid shows how to create a simple movie poster text effect in Adobe Photoshop CS4. * First create a new file by clicking File-New. Set Width to 650 , Height to 960 and Background Contents to White. Click OK. * Press the 'G' button to grab the gradie ...more

How To : Create rotating planets and moons in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Use Fireworks CS4

This ten-part video tutorial series covers all the new features and uses of Fireworks CS4. This is a great introduction to any user new to Fireworks in general, or wanting to learn what changes have happened from Fireworks CS3 to CS4. PART 1: RC talks about the new Fireworks C ...more

How To : Create a glossy rainbow effect in Photoshop

pbj746 is here to teach you on how to create a glossy rainbow effect using Adobe Photoshop CS4. This can be easily done in a matter of minutes and you can try experimenting with other colors and effects to get variant number of sassy backgrounds. -Firstly, create a new documen ...more

How To : Use the main menu functions in Photoshop CS3

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the main menu functions in Photoshop CS3. All of your main menus are up on the top toolbar. There will be a drop down list for each different tab you select. When you create a new document, you will be prompted with a dialogue box that ask ...more

How To : Resize a custom image using Adobe Photoshop CS4

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to resize a custom image using Adobe Photoshop CS4. Select your image. Click on ‘image’ tab and select ‘image size’ from the dropdown menu. In the ‘image size’ box you can change the height and width pixels. But, i ...more

How To : Make your own desktop wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop

If you can't find a wallpaper you like for your desktop or laptop computer, you can use the Photoshop software to make your own. Starting from a new document, this tutorial shows you how to use the right techniques to create your own stunning background. Part 1 of 2 - How to M ...more

How To : Create pressed lettering in Photoshop

Melvin from QZPStudios takes you on a quick tutorial in which he creates an embedded text effect in Photoshop. This could be a useful trick for website designers who want to create banners containing text which have a shadow effect. 1. Create a new photoshop document and unlo ...more

How To : Use Dr. Brown's Merge-A-Matic script for Photoshop

This scripting software tutorial shows you how to use Russell Brown's Merge-A-matic script in Photoshop CS3 and CS3 Extended. Learn how to open, and combine, multi-layered Photoshop files into one layered document. Merge-a-matic works with CS3 and CS3 Extended.

News : So You Just Bought Photoshop. Now What?

Photoshop. It’s like a mountain to climb. You can chug up to the top, working hard, never letting up, or you can just go part way up and scoot around the side of the mountain and still get to the other side. Not everyone needs to be a Photoshop guru, or ninja pixel punisher. T ...more

How To : Create a favicon in Dreamweaver

This is a handy tutorial about creating the favicon. A favicon is an icon which appears on the tab, in the address bar and in the favorite menu of browsers. To make a favicon: 1 open a new document of 300x300 pixels in PhotoShop. Use the zoom tool to have a enlarge view of th ...more

How To : Create an engraved text effect in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to create an engraved text effect in Photoshop. First, start a new document in Photoshop and make it as large as you want it. Now, select the foreground color as a dark gray. Next, grab the rectangle tool and draw a shaped layer, making the color wh ...more

How To : Create fog and clouds in After Effects CS4 or CS5

This clip covers an easy method for creating semi-realistic fog inside of After Effects with nothing but a Photoshop document! Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourse ...more

How To : Make a copyright brush using Photoshop

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to make a copyright brush using Photoshop. Open up Photoshop and open a new document by clicking ctrl+N. Create a new text layer on the right side and type in your text. Right click on the text layer > rasterize type. On the l ...more

How To : Create a cool color blast using Photoshop CS4

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to create a cool color blast effect using Photoshop CS4. Open a new document of 700 x 700 pixels. Press ‘D’ on the keyboard and set the color palette to black on top and white at the bottom. Go to filter > render > clouds. ...more

How To : Make a fake tattoo using Photoshop CS3

The first thing to do is open up Photoshop. Find a pic of a person and clip art you would like to use. Open those documents. On the side of the toolbar, find the brush tool to adjust the clip art correctly. Make a rectangle inside the clip art. Then hit Ctrl+c to cut the clip ...more

How To : Extract and color correct in Photoshop CS4

In this Software video you will see how to extract and apply color correction in Photoshop CS4. First select the object and extract it. The tool that you use to extract will depend on the type of image. For example, for oranges, select the Magnetic Lasso Tool from the left han ...more

How To : Make a logo in Photoshop CS

This video will teach you how to create a basic logo in Photoshop CS3. In order to create a logo you need to follow this simple steps: 1. Go to File -> New and create a new document with the width and height 500 px. Set the RGB Color and the background transparent. 2. Fill the ...more

How To : Create an electricity text effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial CreativeIceDesigns shows you how to make really cool electricity text effect by using Photoshop. To do this you need to open Photoshop and create new document. Layer will be black. Go to Type tool and type the word which you want to give effect. Now duplicate ...more

How To : Create an explosive color swath in Photoshop

This video will help you learn how to create an Explosive rainbow color swath in Photoshop. First open a new file, keep the width 845, height 475, RGB color mode and white background. In the file select dark gray for the complete document. Go to filters, select distort in it a ...more

How To : Use Zapplink with Zbrush 3.1

ZAppLink 3 is a ZBrush plugin that allows you to seamlessly integrate your favorite image editing software into your ZBrush 3.1 workflow. In this tutorial you will learn how to open Photoshop while in ZBrush, use it to modify the active ZBrush document or tool, and then go str ...more

How To : Develop a creative workflow in Acrobat 9 Pro

With Adobe Acrobat 9, creative professionals can take InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Photoshop iles and more and convert them to PDF or a unified PDF portfolio making it easier to share files with clients and others. This tutorial shows you how you can use Acrobat 9 Pro easily ...more

How To : Use Version Cue to manage versions in Bridge

Version Cue is tightly integrated into the Adobe Bridge and the CS2 Applications. In this video you will see how to set up a Version Cue project and how to save multiple versions of a Photoshop document into your project. Then you'll see how to revert back to a previous version.

How To : Add shapes to your images in Photoshop

Sometimes you need to add things to your photographs and scanned documents. Usually we add text and that's cool. However, in this tutorial we'll go beyond text and learn the differences between shape layers, paths and pixel filled shapes.

How To : Make your own Adobe CS4 logo in Photoshop

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to make your own Adobe CS4 logo in Photoshop. Open Photoshop and click ctrl+O to open a new document. Set the height and width to 500 pixels, select ‘transparent’ under background contents and click OK. Create a new layer ...more

How To : Make a real 3d text in Photoshop

This video shows how to make a real 3d text in Photoshop. First open up Photoshop. Create a new document File > new. Then select width then OK. Fill the background with black. Then go to the text tool and write whatever we want. Choose a font with fat letters. Right click on t ...more

How To : Create a glossy logo in Adobe Photoshop CS4

This video is a tutorial on creating an Icon Logo in Photoshop Cs4. Go to File and open a new document. In the Layer option, set up a new layer and give it a name. Using the pen tool, create a shape for your logo, it can be anything you like. When you have the shape you want, ...more

How To : Make a reflection in water using Photoshop

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a reflection in water using Photoshop. First, open the image in Photoshop. Select the crop tool and select the whole photo. Click and drag the lower part down. Select the rectangular marquee tool and select the picture. Click on ...more

How To : Draw a realistic ear in Photoshop

StephanieValentin teaches you how to draw a realistic ear in Adobe Photoshop. You create a new document of 1300x1900 pixels and then create 9 layers named L00, L01 and so on until L08. The first layer should be black. On Layer 01 use a soft round brush with a white color, 100 ...more

How To : Draw a stone angel in Photoshop

Stephanie Valentin teaches us how to draw a stone angel in Photoshop. You create a new document of 1100 x 200 pixels. You sketch the character with a black brush of 5 pixels and 100% of opacity on a new layer. Keep this layer of the whole painting process. Then create a new la ...more

How To : Convert a Photoshop mockup for your website design

Watch this video series to learn how to start the conversion process of an Adobe Photoshop mockup of a website, into a real live CSS based website. You'll see how to convert a Photoshop mockup to an HTML/CSS website and work with the header/menu section of the Internet site. ...more

How To : Make a shiny glass ball in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a shiny glass ball in Adobe Photo-shop. Begin by creating a new document with the default size and a transparent background. Then paint the entire background in black. Now select the marquee tool and create a circle anywhere in ...more

How To : Create a neon text effect in Photoshop

Open a document and change the background to black. Make sure the foreground color is white, now simple use the text tool and write whatever you need to. Create a copy of the layer and switch to the copied layer. (The one at the top of the layers box) Now go to Edit / Stroke ...more

How To : Stencil your own shirt

Check out this interesting video to make photorealistic stencils for t-shirts, bags, and other accessories. This video documents how to make a Nikola Tesla shirt. With Adobe Photoshop, it is possible to simplify a found image into a graphic format perfect for stenciling. You c ...more

How To : Create a quick grunge effect in Photoshop CS3

Here is another cool photo manipulation you can do using Photoshop CS3. You can take a normal photo you’ve taken and really make it look unique by giving it harder edges and some more texture to the shot. Mix up your photos with this effect. To start, open a texture photo. Go ...more

How To : Make animated gifs with Adobe Fireworks CS4/CS3

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to make animated GIFs with Adobe Fireworks CS4/CS3. It is easier than Photoshop and Flash. You can create a picture or you can drag and drop a picture. To drag and drop a picture, find out the dimensions of the picture. In the ...more

How To : Make a glossy apple logo in Photoshop

First create a new 800x600 document and fill it with black color. Then create a new Layer and add a white circle with the hard edge Brushtool Select the 'Eraser tool' and use the same brush (a bit smaller) to erase the inside of that circle. Rightclick an layer 1 and go to the ...more

How To : Convert PDF Documents to JPG Images Online for Free

PDF is a convenient format for documents that can embed text and pictures and can be read by almost any device—personal computers, laptops, smartphones, etc. However, PDFs are mostly read-only files, so sometimes it's necessary to convert them to JPG images, a universal format ...more

Photoshop Project : How to Use Layers Creatively

Difficulty Level: Moderate Photoshop Skills Photoshop isn't just for zapping zits and adding freaky colors to sunset pictures! You can use it for fun, altered-reality pictures, too. If you have a tripod and some friends, you can combine many exposures as separate layers and u ...more

Cheat Sheet : Keyboard Shortcuts for Both Mac & Windows

If you already have your basic keyboard shortcuts under control—we're talking classics here, Control-C (copy for PC) or Command-C (copy for Mac)—it's time to load up your memory bank. There are endless shortcuts available (truly endless—since you can customize them yourself), ...more

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