Photoshop Tips: How to get a quick, “Bird’s Eye” view of your image while working zoomed in…

Zoom in close… edit the detail… Zoom all the way back out… Find the next spot you need to edit… Zoom in close… edit the detail…Zoom all the way back out… Find the next spot you need… How many of you have done this? You are at 200% working on the details of an image and … Continue reading Photoshop Tips: How to get a quick, “Bird’s Eye” view of your image while working zoomed in…

Screen Shots: Did you know there is an entire .org website dedicated to them? YUP. There are that many ways to create and use them…

I was chatting with a friend today who was asking for help with an image and I was having trouble visualizing what she was describing.  I said, “Take a screen capture and text it to me.” Afterward, I thought about how often I use this nifty little hot-key function. Seriously, I probably use it daily.  I send … Continue reading Screen Shots: Did you know there is an entire .org website dedicated to them? YUP. There are that many ways to create and use them…

Photoshop Foundations: How to separate any layer style (including drop shadows) from their host layer…

Have you ever thought to yourself… “BAH! I wish I could take that drop shadow off that object and use it in another spot.”  If you have wished it, then odds are someone else has wished for the same thing. Thankfully, the Photoshop crew is one step ahead of us! To be perfectly honest with you, I didn’t even know about … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: How to separate any layer style (including drop shadows) from their host layer…

Photoshop Foundations: No Harm, No Foul… How to make edits and keep original image and layers intact…

If you have read any PS tutorials at all you have, most likely, heard two terms pitched back and forth… a destructive edit vs. a non-destructive edit.  The terms themselves are sort of general and if you are new to PS it’s not always apparent what they are referring to. So, in the spirit of #SharingItForward I going … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: No Harm, No Foul… How to make edits and keep original image and layers intact…

Creating Digital Fog Effect in Three Easy Steps by Tatiana Lumiere

I have to say it… I have the most amazing, talented friends. I learn something from my artist tribe every single day. We have a daily interaction of bouncing ideas off of one another, sharing artworks we all drool over or sharing good news (or bad) because we all get what it takes to be successful… you name it. It’s priceless. … Continue reading Creating Digital Fog Effect in Three Easy Steps by Tatiana Lumiere

Photoshop Foundations: Don’t understand blending modes? A fresh and unique perspective that I think will help…

I use blending modes a lot. Actually, I should preface that… I use two or three blending modes a lot. Some of the others? Not so much. A few of them, when I apply them, I think “EW! Turn it off! Turn it off!” What the heck would you use that for? I mean, they … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Don’t understand blending modes? A fresh and unique perspective that I think will help…

Want to add drama to your portraiture? Here is a technique for simulating beautiful beams of light in Photoshop!

(image by f/orme Pet Photography on flickr Creative Commons, CC at by) Look at that sunset! Isn’t that amazing!? Ahhh! Those beautiful beams of light streaming across the sky! It creates magic and drama! I love magic and drama. Especially in my images… I’m in the middle of a project where I need to create rays of light … Continue reading Want to add drama to your portraiture? Here is a technique for simulating beautiful beams of light in Photoshop!

Photoshop Foundations: Refining masks using the dodge/burn and blur tools…Such an awesome tip! Thank you Dennis Dunbar!

I was scrolling through posts in one of the artist groups on Facebook and a post caught my eye. One of the artists in the group shared this video and I got so excited I had to share. This is one of the coolest, easiest techniques for refining masks and mask edges I’ve seen.   I devour Photoshop tutorials … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Refining masks using the dodge/burn and blur tools…Such an awesome tip! Thank you Dennis Dunbar!

Your Facebook photos are finally going to look good…Introducing the awesome world of .JPEGmini!

I have been on a mission to find a way to make my Facebook’s image uploads look good. I have tried everything. Finally, I threw up my hands and I asked my tribe if they knew of ANYTHING a photographer could do to make them look better and then LAHHHH!!!! My friend, Suellen Cook drops me … Continue reading Your Facebook photos are finally going to look good…Introducing the awesome world of .JPEGmini!