Hot Photoshop How-Tos

How To: Generate 3D text in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Looking for an easy way to create 3D text logos? With Adobe Photoshop, the process is simple. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at IT Stuff TV. For more information, including step-by-step instructions on how to generate your own 3D text headers, watch this graphic designer's guide.

How To: Transplant a person from one picture to another

Getting the perfect shot is difficult, so when you finally get that perfect picture of yourself, you want to enhance it as much as possible. But if this perfect picture took place in a humdrum location like the bathroom or your living room and you want to glorify your face even more by surrounding it with, say, an island paradise, you can transplant your head (and body) using Photoshop.

How To: Remove lens flare in Photoshop

Len's flare is more than little star-shaped rectangles appearing in backlit pictures. Even when you don’t see a starburst, you may be the victim of lens flare if you use inexpensive lenses. In this video tutorial you will learn to use the patch and sponge tools to remove lens flare from your images.

How To: Use the Clone tool in Photoshop CS2

The Clone tool is not just for replicating images. In this Photoshop CS2 video tutorial you will learn how to use the Clone tool to "erase" images. This example shows you how you can use the tool to remove a person and thicken up the treeline. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Use the Clone tool in Photoshop CS2.

How To: Design a chocolate effect in Photoshop

In this video you will learn how to create a chocolate effect using Adobe Photoshop. In order to do that, just follow these steps: Create a new file with 1000x1000 px. Then create a new layer, select the Shape Tool and create a heart with a brown color for the chocolate. Then add the same effects just like in the video in order to get the same result. The next step is to add the text. For the text use a large font and a light-brown color. If you correctly follow these instructions, the result...

How To: Make studio portrait backgrounds in Photoshop

Want to add a studio portrait background to a photo after the fact? With Adobe Photoshop, it's easy. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at Britec Computer Systems. This video offers a step-by-step guide on how to digitally add portrait backgrounds to your images.

How To: Blast effect a picture in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, we learn how to blast effect a picture in Adobe Photoshop. First, open up a picture in Photoshop, then go to filter, then blur, and radial blur. Change the amount to 77, the blur method to 200m, and the quality to best. After this, hit "ctrl+I" to invert the colors. When you are done with this step, the picture will look like it has been blasted! To make this more different, you can change the colors on the picture or add in any other settings that you prefer. When finished,...

How To: Create a color splash effect in Sony Vegas Pro 9

This is a quick tutorial on how to create kind of a cool looking color splash on your videos using Sony Vegas Pro 9. Choose a certain color to stand out in the video all while the rest of the video is in black and white. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detaile...

How To: Make a CD cover in Photoshop

This video is about how to make a CD cover. First, open up the image that you have. Then, you need an action script. Click on the action's palette and pick which CD cover you want to do. Then you click step one which will run a template for you to set everything up and place your graphic in. The next thing to do is to slide the graphic image on to the template through the select tool. Then, click free transform found on the edit toolbar and just double click the image. The next step is to edi...

How To: Create a glowing particle dust effect in Photoshop

Photoshop might be the best software out there for creating effects on text and other still images. This video will show you how to create one really cool effect in Photoshop on a title. The creator calls this a glowing particles dust effect, and that sounds about right. The end result is words that are surrounded by a unique cloud of glowing particle dust. It looks really cool, and should really spice up your website or film titles.

How To: Create a night vision effect in Photoshop

Don't know how to create the night vision effect using Photoshop? Well, this video is the solution for you. First of all, select the image that you want to create the effect on. Then you need to open up a new black and white adjustment layer. In the setting box that pops up, go under the preset drop down box and select red filter. Next, go down and check the tint box. After wards, the viewers can set their own photo and saturation base on their own preference.

How To: Add fake tattoos in Photoshop

Open another canvas. It doesn't matter what size you make it, as long as it is the same size or bigger than the area you want it to cover on the image. Open a new canvas by going to "File" and clicking "New." Select your dimensions and click "Okay."

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 green screen spill from a monster in Photoshop

This image editing software tutorial shows you how to extract a green screen background from behind a spock-like monster in Photoshop CS3. Learn how to remove the green spill of light that appears around the edges of images, that are shot against a green screen backdrop. This is an important step in cleanly extracting a background professionally in Photoshop. Especially if you want your monster scenes to look great!

How To: Created animated .gif files in Adobe Photoshop CS2

This two-part video tutorial will show you how to create animated .gif files in Adobe Photoshop CS2. You can still use these directions in versions of Adobe Photoshop, with slight variations. Follow along with these easy steps, and you'll be making animated .gif files in no time at all! For more Photoshop videos, search on WonderHowTo! Created animated .gif files in Adobe Photoshop CS2 - Part 1 of 2.

How To: Remove makeup in Photoshop

This video tutorial is about removing makeup in a photo using Photoshop. To do this, first of all, open the photo. Then zoom in on the area where you want to remove the makeup. The tool that is to be used to remove makeup is the brush tool. It can be selected from the left pane. After that, on top there will be an option which says mode. Click on the option just near to that and a drop down menu appears. From that list, select the hue option or color option. Both the options serve the same pu...

How To: Draw realistic hair in Photoshop

Stephanie Valentin will show you how to draw realistic hair in Photoshop. Add a new layer of paint to shape the hair, and do it with a round brush. Create hairs all around the shape with a smudge tool. Then add a new layer and draw a line with a soft round brush and smudge tool. Repeat the last step several times drawing more hair if you want. Add a new layer and add some light with a smudge brush and a round brush. When done, adjust the layer of opacity. Again, add another layer and add ligh...

How To: Convert grayscale image to 3D object in Photoshop CS4

This video Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended tutorial will shows you how to create 3D objects from grayscale imagtes. Bring 2D images back to life with this new Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended technique for converting grayscale images into 3D objects. This instructional video will also demonstrate how to generate 3D depth maps directly from 2D images in CS4 extended.

How To: Design custom shoes using Photoshop

Custom leather sneakers like Dunks and Air Force Ones are becoming popular canvases for painters lately, who transform the white slab-sides of the kicks into awesome artworks. This video will show you how to design a custom shoe in Photoshop, working out the kinks before you put paint to shoe and wind up ruining a $120 dollars pair because you painted something you didn't want on it.

How To: Arrange around a circular grid when designing CD art in Photoshop CS5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to arrange art around a circular grid when designing a CD cover 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 Someone Look Skinny with the Liquify Tool in Adobe Photoshop

Want to know how to remove a digitally tag from a garment for (in this case) a pair of shoes? This clip will teach you what you need to know. 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-step instructions, watch this free video guide.

How To: Use the 3D Object tool in Photoshop CS3 Extended

This video shows you how to use the 3D Object tool in Photoshop CS3 Extended. You'll learn how to import a 3D model, use the 3D tool to transform it, manage appearance settings such as render mode, and manage cross-section settings. Check out this video created by Photoshop expert, Ashley Manning Still now! Use the 3D Object tool in Photoshop CS3 Extended.

How To: Change the color of an object in Adobe Photoshop

Want to change the color of something after the fact? With Adobe Photoshop, it's an easy thing to do. 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-step instructions, watch this free video guide.

How To: Create a stylish text in Photoshop

This video tutorial by tasktutorial shows you how to create stylish text in Photoshop. Launch Photoshop and select the type tool and choose myriad-pro font light. Create a text field and type in the text as indicated. Increase the font size and location as desired. Thereafter open the layer options, choose a gradient and create a new gradient by selecting the color as required. Apply a white color outer glow change the size, range and opacity. If you want to add more text create a new layer a...

How To: Design custom emoticons in Photoshop

Are you a chat fanatic? Do you have a website with chat functionality built in? Have you seen other people with chat emoticons that you don't have? It's possible they designed their own emoticons and you can too! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to design custom emoticons easily in Photoshop.