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Transforming Selections In Photoshop

Transforming Selections In Photoshop

Tired of drawing selections in the wrong size, shape or location you needed and trying again and again until you get it right? Learn how to fix the selection you’ve already made with Photoshop’s Transform Selection command, and create a fun picture-in-picture effect while you’re at it!
The Quick Selection Tool - Photoshop Selections

The Quick Selection Tool In Photoshop

If you’re using Photoshop CS3 or higher, you’ll definitely want to learn all about the Quick Selection Tool and how it lets us select objects in an image simply by painting over them!
The Magic Wand Tool - Photoshop Selections

The Magic Wand Tool In Photoshop

The Magic Wand, one of the oldest and most basic selection tools in Photoshop, selects pixels in an image based on tone and color. Learn how it works and how a tool so simple can make replacing the sky in a photo quick and easy!
Sync Photoshop Color Settings

Photoshop Essential Color Settings

Open your images to a greatly expanded world of color possibilities with a few simple but essential changes to the Color Settings in Photoshop!
Photoshop CS5 Essential Preferences

Photoshop CS5 Essential Preferences

Make sure you’re getting the most out of Adobe’s most powerful version of Photoshop to date with a quick look through Photoshop CS5′s essential Preferences settings!
Mini Bridge In Photoshop CS5

Mini Bridge In Photoshop CS5

Tired of switching between Photoshop and Bridge every time you need to open a new image? Now you don’t have to! Learn how the new Mini Bridge in Photoshop CS5 lets us easily locate, preview and open photos from Bridge without ever leaving Photoshop!
How To Download Photos From Your Camera With Adobe Bridge CS4

How To Download Photos From Your Camera With Adobe Bridge CS4

Adobe Bridge CS4 may be great at managing and organizing our ever-growing collection of photos, but first, we need some photos to manage. Learn how the Photo Downloader in Bridge CS4 makes it easy to get your photos from the camera to the computer!
Adobe Bridge CS4 Quick Tour

Adobe Bridge CS4 Quick Tour

Digital cameras give us the freedom to snap as many photos as we like, and Adobe Bridge CS4 gives us an easy way to locate, manage and organize them! In this tutorial, we take a quick tour of Bridge CS4′s many features and options.
Photoshop Brushes - Other Dynamics

Photoshop Brushes – Other Dynamics

Learn how to dynamically control the opacity of our brush’s color and the flow of the paint with the Other Dynamics options, the last (but not least) of six Brush Dynamics categories in Photoshop’s Brushes panel!
Photoshop Brushes - Color Dynamics

Photoshop Brushes – Color Dynamics

Learn how to dynamically control the hue, saturation and brightness of your brushes as you paint, and even how to paint with both the Foreground and Background colors at once, using the Color Dynamics options, the fifth of six Brush Dynamics categories in Photoshop’s Brushes panel!
Photoshop Brushes - Dual Brush Options

Photoshop Brushes – Dual Brush Options

Learn how to blend and mix two different Photoshop brushes together using the Dual Brush options, the fourth of six Brush Dynamics categories in Photoshop’s Brushes panel!
Photoshop Brushes - Texture Options

Photoshop Brushes – Texture Options

Learn how to use textures to change the shape of your Photoshop brush and how to paint with patterns using Photoshop’s Texture options, the third of six Brush Dynamics categories found in Photoshop’s Brushes panel!
Photoshop Brushes - Scattering Options

Photoshop Brushes – Scattering Options

Learn how to dynamically scatter multiple copies of your Photoshop brushes as you paint, creating a ‘spraying’ effect, using the options found in Scattering, the second of six Brush Dynamics categories in Photoshop’s Brushes panel!
Photoshop Brushes - Shape Dynamics

Photoshop Brushes – Shape Dynamics

In this Photoshop Brushes tutorial, learn how to dynamically control the size, angle and roundness of your brushes as you paint using Shape Dynamics, one of six Brush Dynamics categories in Photoshop’s Brushes panel!
Photoshop Brushes - The Brush Dynamics Options

Photoshop Brushes – The Brush Dynamics Options

In this series of tutorials, learn how to dynamically control various aspects of our brushes as we paint in Photoshop, including brush size, shape, color and more using the Brush Dynamics options in the Brushes panel!