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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!

How To Make Your Own Custom Photoshop Brushes

How To Make Your Own Custom Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop ships with lots of great brushes for us to use, but it’s way more fun and interesting to create our own! In this tutorial, learn how to create a new brush from scratch, and how to control the behavior of the brush with dynamic brush options!

The Magnetic Lasso Tool - Photoshop Selections

The Magnetic Lasso Tool In Photoshop

The Magnetic Lasso Tool is one of the best selection tools in Photoshop, giving us much better results than what the standard Lasso Tool offers in less time and with less effort and frustration. In fact, with a little practice, you may find yourself hopelessly attracted to it!

The Polygonal Lasso Tool - Photoshop Selections

The Polygonal Lasso Tool In Photoshop

The Polygonal Lasso Tool, another of Photoshop’s geometry-based selection tools, allows us to easily select objects with straight, flat surfaces with just the click of a mouse!

The Lasso Tool - Photoshop Selections

The Lasso Tool In Photoshop

Photoshop’s Lasso Tool is probably the easiest of the selection tools to use, allowing us to draw freehand selections around objects in a photo as if we were outlining them on paper with a pen or pencil. We’ll also learn how to fix up problem areas and dramatically improve your results!

The Elliptical Marquee Tool - Photoshop Selections

The Elliptical Marquee Tool In Photoshop

The Rectangular Marquee Tool may be one of the easiest Photoshop selection tools to use, but it isn’t much help to us when we need to draw oval or circular selections. That’s where the Elliptical Marquee Tool comes in. In fact, the Elliptical Marquee Tool is really just the Rectangular Marquee Tool with extremely rounded corners!

The Rectangular Marquee Tool - Photoshop Selections

The Rectangular Marquee Tool In Photoshop

Being able to select objects or areas in a photo is one of the most important Photoshop skills you need, but not all selections need to be complex or time consuming. The Rectangular Marquee Tool, one of Photoshop’s basic selection tools, is perfect for making selections based on simple geometric shapes.

Why Do We Need Selections In Photoshop?

Why Do We Need Selections In Photoshop?

There’s lots of ways to make selections in Photoshop, some simple, some advanced, but having lots of ways to do something doesn’t explain why we need to do it in the first place, so in this tutorial, we’ll look at why we need to make selections in Photoshop at all, and why Photoshop doesn’t see things like we do.

Photoshop CS4 New Features - Multi Document Layouts

Photoshop CS4 New Features – Multi Document Layouts

Photoshop CS4 makes viewing and comparing multiple images easier than ever thanks to the new Arrange Documents feature and a bunch of new multi document layouts! Learn how to use them and even how to zoom and pan all of the images in a layout at once!

Photoshop CS4 New Features - Tabbed Document Windows

Photoshop CS4 New Features – Tabbed Document Windows

If you’ve been wishing for a better way to work with multiple images open at once in Photoshop, one that doesn’t involve endlessly dragging document windows around on the screen, check out the new Tabbed Document Windows feature in Photoshop CS4! Switching between multiple images has never been easier!

Photoshop CS4 Interface Quick Tour

Photoshop CS4 Interface Quick Tour

New to Photoshop or upgraded from an earlier version? Check out our quick tour of all the features in Photoshop CS4’s user interface, the most streamlined, efficient and user friendly interface so far! Learn what’s what, what’s new and where it all is, including a look at the brand new Application Bar and Application Frame!

Zooming And Panning In Photoshop

Zooming And Panning In Photoshop

When working in Photoshop, it often helps to zoom in close to certain areas of an image or pull back for a more bird’s eye view of what’s happening. Learn several ways to quickly zoom in and out of a document, as well as how to pan an image around on the screen, including some time saving shortcuts!