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!

Step by step walk through of the Photoshop tools and techniques used to create “The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid”

I have had a lot of requests for this video tutorial and I am excited to say I finally got a chance to record it for you guys. This is a step-by-step walk through of all the Photoshop tools and techniques I used to create The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid. This will give you … Continue reading Step by step walk through of the Photoshop tools and techniques used to create “The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid”

Photoshop Foundations: Do you like those cool insta-filters you get on your smart phone? Did you know similar gradient presets come with PS!? Here is how to access them!

I love to share knowledge and resources that have been shared with me.  I also love shining a bright spotlight on other, like-minded artists, who also believe in #SharingItForward.  I ran across this tip in an artist group earlier today and I loved it! I had to share with you what Photographer, Chris Nickolson of Scottish … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Do you like those cool insta-filters you get on your smart phone? Did you know similar gradient presets come with PS!? Here is how to access them!

Photoshop Foundations: Channels demystified… How using them will save you valuable time when editing…

If you are first starting out navigating the Photoshop waters, learning to select fine details and masking an object can be time consuming and frustrating.  Once you do all that work isn’t there away to save it so you don’t have to go through the entire song and dance again? YUP! (Now if your thinking “Oh, just save it as … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Channels demystified… How using them will save you valuable time when editing…

How to bring your images to life! Create a living photo (i.e. Cinema-graph, animated .gif) in Photoshop!

Did you know you can use Photoshop to create really cool stop motion, cinema graph short films? They probably go by a  bunch of different names but I know them as “animated .gifs”. Artists and Photographers frequently use them to step through their process of how an image was created. I used this same technique in my … Continue reading How to bring your images to life! Create a living photo (i.e. Cinema-graph, animated .gif) in Photoshop!