Skip to content

photoshop tip

Categories

cross-hairs-photoshop

How to Fix Your Photoshop Brush When It Looks Like Cross-Hairs

Grrr, the first time this happens to you, you’ll want to pull your own hair out.  Your Photoshop brush (or Elements brush) shows as cross-hairs instead of the outline of a circle.  The typical response is to visit the preferences area and see an area called cursors. After you realize you did not have the…

over-sharpening-photoshop

How to Avoid Sharpening Disasters When Editing Your Images

It’s easy as a newer photographer to pile on extra color, haze, and especially extra sharpening. When it comes to editing, it’s hard to know when to stop.  Often areas like hair look crispy and unnatural when sharpened too much, and even eyes and gemstones can suffer if you are heavy handed. Our best advice on how…

quick-photoshop-tip

Deleting Preferences To Fix Issues in Photoshop and Elements

If you use Photoshop or Elements, at some time you will feel like the program has gone crazy and weird things keep happening.  While there are other reasons for it too, if you delete the preferences, your troubles often vanish. This is a quick fix for many quirks that build in the programs. Deleting your preferences is stronger…

Quick-Tip-Tuesday-sharpening-600x362.jpg

Quick Tip Tuesday: Print Sharpen in Photoshop, Elements, or Lightroom

If you edit your images in Photoshop, Elements or Lightroom, it’s often hard to know as a newer photographer, how much editing is “too much.”  This is especially true of sharpening for print. Our best advice on how to sharpen for print: View your images at 100% when you want to sharpen them. More is…

Quick-Tip-Tuesday-cross-hairs-600x362.jpg

Quick Tip Tuesday: Get Rid of Cross-Hairs on Photoshop Brushes

If you use Photoshop or Elements, at one time or another, your brush will show cross-hairs instead of the outline of a circle.  Likely, you will go into your preferences area and see a spot called cursors. After you realize you did not have the cross-hairs option on, you’ll scratch your head, or maybe start…

Quick-Tip-Tuesday-preferences1-600x362.jpg

Quick Tip Tuesday: Deleting Preferences To Fix Issues in Photoshop

If you use Photoshop or Elements, at some time you will feel like the program has gone crazy and weird things keep happening.  While there are other reasons for it too, deleting/refreshing your preferences is often the fix.  We recommend you PIN this graphic explaining the solution to your boards or save it for when…

rp_jenna-photo-shoot-11-600x410.jpg

Super Quick Photoshop Tip That Will SAVE You!

When you go to print large canvases and images, this tip will save you time, money and embarrassment.

camilla-binks1.jpg

Blueprint: A Mom or a Model? Some Fan Shares

Thank you to Camilla Binks of Camilla Photography for this week’s Blurprints. I asked her the story about the model and these beautiful pictures and here is what she said, “This is my beloved sister, Noel.  Isn’t she gorgeous!?!?  She is a mother of two with her youngest being just 5 months old.  I was…

rp_two-picts.jpg

Photoshop Tutorial: Removing Glare on Glasses by Merging 2 Images

Photoshop Tutorial: How to remove glare on glasses in Photoshop – the Take Two Method To expand on yesterday’s post on removing or eliminating glasses glare, I will be showing you the “take 2” method. This method involves taking multiple shots of the subject with and without his or her glasses on. While photographing take…

rp_tilt-head.jpg

6 Quick Ways to Getting Rid of Glare on Glasses

I usually get 3-5 emails a week asking how people can avoid and/or remove glare on glasses. There are a number of ways to avoid, reduce or eliminate glare. Watch the light and how it affects the glasses while taking the shot. Turn your subject in different directions until the glare disappears. Reposition the subject…

rp_pixel-layer.jpg

Quick Photoshop Tip – Layer Order

I am going to start mixing in photoshop quick tips.  If you have a quick photoshop tip (or tutorial) you want to share on my blog, please contact me with your ideas or submission.  I would love to have you. Layer Order I often get asked “how do I know if I need to flatten…

rp_picture-1-900x762.png

Photoshop Editing Quick Tip: Edit Zoomed In & Out at Same Time

Do you ever get frustrated as you are editing in Photoshop when you are doing detailed edits and retouching?  Do you wish you could be zoomed in close, but also see the overall effect on the photo? If so, you will love this trick! Just go to WINDOW – NEW WINDOW (for..) and it will…

How to use Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

How to use Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

Do the words “adjustment layer” or “layer masks” scare you? If so, this revised video (which includes Photoshop versions up through CS4) is a MUST Watch, Must Share, and Must Bookmark. Here are some notes to help you along: – White Reveals (shows) – Black Conceals (hides) – Use a “airbrush soft round” to paint…

color-management1-900x660

The Secrets to Matching Image Color on Blog/Website to Photoshop?

How can I make my colors on my blog and website matching what I see in Photoshop? Color Management: Part 1 To answer this I did some research and consulted with an Adobe expert, Jeff Tranberry. The short answer – many web browsers are not color managed.  If you view an image on a monitor…

blueonwhitelogo1001

Soft Proofing to Achieve Closely Matched Color Online and in Photoshop

  This article was written as a follow up to Color Management: Part 1, by guest blogger Phillip Mackenzie. Color Management: Part 2 Soft Proofing to Achieve Closely Matched Color Online and in Photoshop Assuming that you do most of your photo editing in either Adobe RGB or ProPhoto RGB (LR’s native colorspace), you’ll need…

rounded-corners-in-lr

Quick Tip: How to Make a Rounded Corners Border in Lightroom

Here is a great time saving trick to use in Lightroom if you love the look of rounded corners for your photographs.  Go to POST CROP.  Then change settings to: Amount = +100 Midpoint = 0 Roundness = -100 Feather = 0 The results are shown here.  Play around with the midpoint and roundness to…

Categories

Recent Posts

Scroll To Top