Hot Photoshop How-Tos

How To: Change a person's sex in an image editing program

Want to change someone's sex in Adobe Photoshop—making a boy look like a girl or a girl a boy? This clip will get you started. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this video guide.

How To: Make lightning in Photoshop

This is a tutorial showing how to make a lightening effect on Photoshop. First click on the gradient tools and then click on the colors. Check to see if there is black on one side and white on the other, if there is then click the ok button. Then hold the shift key while dragging the mouse across the screen. This will make a black to white gradient effect on the screen. After that, click on the filter button at the top of the screen, then click render, and then difference clouds. After the cl...

How To: Make a YouTube subscribe button in Photoshop

This video shows how to make a YouTube Subscribe button with Photoshop. First go to File>New, or ctrl + N. Make the size 960x150. Set the resolution to whatever you like. In this case we set it to 300. Go to the Rectangle Tool, and go to the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Make a Subscribe button that appears to be about the right size. For the background, use the color #fedd33. Now select the text tool. Make the font size 10, font Calibri Bold. Change the color to a dark brown (#703d00). In order to...

How To: Remove a person from a background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this video, you'll learn how to extract a person or object from the background when working with photographs in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this video guide.

How To: Make a winking animated GIF in Adobe Photoshop

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to make a winking animated GIF in Adobe Photoshop. Select a photograph of two eyes and duplicate the layer. Now copy the top eyelashes and paste them on top of the bottom eyelashes. Go to the eye drop tool and select a dark color. Then go to paint brush, choose a brush with size 1 and select darken in the ‘mode’ dropdown menu. Reduce opacity to 50%. Now darken the lower eyelashes as shown in the video. Then go to healing brush tool and se...

How To: Change Skin Tone in Photoshop

With Adobe Photoshop on your computer, it's super easy to change or adjust the skin tone of somebody in a digital photo. The process uses some basic selection and color adjustment tools, and it's a fun way to make a friend's face nauseously green or lessen the effects of overly strong, sometimes even orange, makeup.

How To: Use x-ray techniques in Photoshop to show naked skin through clothing (NSFW)

Do those new naked body scanners have you freaked out at the airports? As far as the TSA is concerned, those x-ray machines are here to stay, but you might as well take comfort in knowing that airport security guards aren't the only ones looking at your private parts. Practically anyone with a computer can manage to see through your clothes, and it's all thanks to a little program called Photoshop. Thanks, Adobe.

How To: Change skin colors in Photoshop

In this video, we are shown how to change the skin color of a person in Photoshop. He starts off by explaining that there are two different methods that you can use to change the skin color. The first method is through Hue and Saturation. With a couple of simple changes, you can change the tone and color of the skin. The second way is the more difficult method. You work through the color balance options in Photoshop. He explains that you will need to learn and play around with the color balan...

How To: Remove JPEG artifacts in Photoshop

Photoshopuniverse shows how to remove JPEG Artifacts in photoshop. It's simple. Sometimes it happens that, you get the best picture which is related with your work, but unfortunately its low quality or small. If you zoom in a small picture it will pixilated. You will see some blocks. Luckily there is a way to remove it from photoshop. Go to- filter, then noise, then reduce noise. There will be an options of removing JPEG artifact. Check that. After watching the video you can remove JPEG artif...

How To: Make your own passport size photo

This video instructs the watcher on how to create a passport-sized photo in Photoshop. First, open Photoshop and choose the image that you want using the "Browse" option. Then go to "image", from there "select image size" and select the image size you want (e.g. 35 mm by 43 mm). Next, under "File", go to "select new" and select the size of the paper you use in your printer. Select image and move it to the new file. Copy it as many times as you want in that file. Save, then print. Watch this v...

How To: Change lip color & shade in Photoshop

Forget to put on lipstick before a photo? Or perhaps you want to spice up an old photo of someone you love. Well their is a way, as 4YouTutorial demonstrates step by step using Photoshop CS4. First upload a photo or image into Photoshop. Next access your Photoshop layers and delete the default locked layer. After, activate the zoom tool and zoom in on the photo where the lips are located. Next choose the quick selection tool (make sure it's on plus) and drag it over her lips. This process can...

How To: Remove date and time stamps from your photos

There are various ways to remove the timestamp on your photos using Photoshop. You can use the crop too and crop out the photo, but then you'll lose parts of the photo as well. You can use the patch tool, and draw a border around the date, then drag the date to another area, let go and press ctrl+D. The time will disappear and the area will be patched up with surrounding colors. Another method is to use the spot helium brush tool, and simply just brush over the text, and the spot helium brush...

How To: Merge channels to create an alpha channel in Photoshop

One of the oldest, most abstruse, downright incomprehensible commands in Photoshop, Calculations lets you merge two channels to create a new alpha channel. Learn it: It's the backbone of masking. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-ste...

How To: Create an old faded newspaper effect in Photoshop

The video is about how an old stalled photographic image with faded backgrounds to a normal image. A nice clean digital image is taken and is mixed with a texture of a paper and produces a final composite image of all effects combined. The procedure is not that difficult but it needs to be followed in a proper order. First the paper texture is taken as a base and then the clean digital image is dragged onto this texture. The blending mode is adjusted from normal to multiplied blending mode, w...

How To: Isolate one color with Adobe Photoshop

This how to will teach you how to single out one color with Adobe's Photoshop CS5. This technique will work with other versions of PS as well. With this trick, you'll be able to create some fantastic effects, make colors pop, or simply highlight something you want to show off. It's not hard to do, and a useful things to know if you're planning on putting your Photoshop skills to use in a professional manner. Now you can remove all but one color in Photoshop.

How To: Remove the background from an image in Photoshop

First double click on the image in layer window then name it and click on OK. Now if you use magic tool on the image and delete the background, it will also delete some of the image part. So to fix it you need to find that kind of places of the image and use brush tool to fill up that space. Now you can delete the background by selecting it with magic tool.

How To: Change an object's color in Photoshop using magic wand

Use the "Magic Wand" tool to select the color you wish to change. The next step is to open the replace color box. Go to Image > Adjustments > Replace Color. After the Replace Color box is open, you may have to select the color that you want to change in the image. Sometimes, it will automatically select the color you're changing, but sometimes you will have to use the Eyedropper Tool and click a hue of the color you wish to change. After the color is selected in the "Replace Color" box, you c...

How To: Use the bubbles effect in Photoshop to make it look like your model is nude

Start with a photograph of a woman in a bikini. Open the picture in Adobe Photoshop. Now, learn how to use the Bubbles effect to make it look as though your model is not wearning anything! All you need is a little familiarity with Photoshop, since you will be working with layers and a few more advanced tools in the program. And make sure not to use your photograph to any nefarious purposes - this tutorial is just for fun, only!

How To: Fix Blurry Photos in Photoshop

It's very easy to get a slightly blurry photograph due to a moving subject, camera shake, or just an incorrect auto-focus, but you don’t have to let that ruin an otherwise terrific picture. All it takes is a little finesse in Photoshop or another photo editing software. This guide covers sharpening a blurry image using Photoshop specifically.

How To: Change hair color in Photoshop the easy way

Open the Adobe Photoshop program. Choose a picture with a head shot. This maybe something that is already in your pictures folder on your computer, downloaded from the internet or transferred from your flash drives, and those photos you may have scanned and saved in your computer.

How To: Bring Illustrator brush patterns into Photoshop

In this software tutorial, Matt uses an artistic brush to make a pattern in Illustrator and then takes that pattern into Photoshop to use as a weathered layer effect. If you have a lot of custom Illustrator brushes you want to use in Photoshop, don't recreate them in Photoshop, just watch this tutorial! Bring Illustrator brush patterns into Photoshop.

How To: Create a Matrix background effect in Photoshop

First thing to do is to create a new pic image called matrix. The next thing you want to do is to change the width and the height of your picture, as well as the resolution. Pick any background color you want, take the paint bucket tool and fill the background. To get the matrix code, go to Filter, Texture, and then finally Grain. You want to set the intensity to 90, contrast to 50, and grain type should be vertical. To get the grain to be green, you press Ctrl+U, press colorize and drag the ...

How To: Make a glass text effect in Photoshop

Sure, there are a lot of videos out there that will teach you how to make burning letters or icy letters in Photoshop. But how many will teach you this? This video will show you how to make letters in Photoshop that look like glass, forming a window to the background behind them. It looks really cool, isn't too hard to pull off, and should make your website or film titles much snazzier.

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, if you check the box ‘constrain proportions’, then when you change one pixel dimension, the other will automatically change. Similarly, for resizing drop shadows proportionately, check the ‘scale styles’ box. The ...

How To: Create a multicolor text effect in Photoshop

This Adobe Photoshop tutorial teaches you how to perform a multicolor text effect for use of logos and graphics. In this example, the graphic artist types each number in 2012 on separate layers. Then he turns down the opacity and overlaps the numbers. He takes the first number on its own layer and creates a red to pink gradient. Then he pastes the layer style on the rest of the numbers and changes the gradient colors so they are all different.

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