Adobe Photoshop Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/adobephotoshop Creative COW Library of Adobe Photoshop, tips, and strategies. en-us Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Adobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and Productivity https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/adobe_max_2016/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/adobe_max_2016.php You might be excused for thinking that, barely a month since Adobe announced massive updates to their Creative Cloud suite at IBC, there might not be much more to add, except that there’s no way that Adobe would bring 10,000 people to San Diego for the Adobe MAX creativity conference and not have Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:48:09 GMT Going from Aperture to Lightroom? Put it in the Cloud! https://library.creativecow.net/gaton_jiggy/Aperture-Lightroom_Adobe/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gaton_jiggy/Aperture-Lightroom_Adobe.php Why Wait for Apple Photos? Adventurer and editor Jigs Gaton takes us through some easy steps for migrating your photo library from Apple's Aperture and iPhoto into Adobe Lightroom. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT THE ADAPTIVE WIDE ANGLE COMMAND https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/CS6_Lens-Correction/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Lens-Correction.php Adobe Photoshop CS6 adds to an existing feature that you may not have even been using called Photomerge. Rich Harrington will show you the new Adaptive Wide Angle command to remove all of the lens and perspective distortion in merged photos. You will also learn how to use these exact techniques with Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT THE BLUR LAB https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/Photoshop_CS6_Blurring/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Photoshop_CS6_Blurring.php Adobe Photoshop CS6 includes three new blurring filters. Rich Harrington will show you new ways to blur specific areas in a photo, as well as achieve tilt sheet and vignette effects. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT COACM: Plug In, Tune Out https://library.creativecow.net/biedny_david/Confessions-Plug-in-Tune-Out/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biedny_david/Confessions-Plug-in-Tune-Out.php Adobe created quite a stir when it recently announced a public beta for the next major update to Photoshop. Is this the result of some very smart marketing, or perhaps an act of desperation, due to the harsh economic realities facing most creatives these days? What is the future of this critical pro Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:08:23 GMT Lite Bite: 10 Years Younger Using Gaussian Blur and a Mask https://library.creativecow.net/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Gaussian-Blur/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Gaussian-Blur.php In this "Lite Bite" tutorial Martin Ainsworth quickly demonstrates to ability to give someone a slightly younger appearance using a Gaussian Blur and a Mask to get some very effective and quick results. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:14:12 GMT Lite Bite: Using the High Pass Filter to Sharpen Images https://library.creativecow.net/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Sharpen/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Sharpen.php In this very quick "Lite Bite" tutorial Martin Ainsworth demonstrates the effectiveness of the High Pass Filter to sharpen images and it's a lot quicker and easier that you might expect. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:26:40 GMT Lite Bite for Photoshop: Content Aware Fill vs Patch Tool https://library.creativecow.net/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Content-Aware/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Content-Aware.php In this "Lite Bite" tutorial Martin Ainsworth gives a quick overview of when and why to use the Patch & Content Aware tool to aid Photographic editing. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 11:31:08 GMT Lite Bite for Photoshop: Using Droplets in Adobe Photoshop https://library.creativecow.net/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_droplets/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_droplets.php This "Lite Bite Tutorial" will help you speed up and automate your work flow by using droplets created from actions in Photoshop. In a matter of minutes you will be up and running. The process is the same for both Mac & PC users. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:40:14 GMT Lite Bite for Photoshop: Using Masks on Groups https://library.creativecow.net/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Folder-Masks/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Folder-Masks.php Using masks to speed up web design can help you show multiple graphic ideas with the least amount of effort for best effect. In this tutorial, Martin Ainsworth willl show you how to add a mask to a folder and add content to it. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:33:26 GMT Lite Bite for Photoshop: Creating Custom Actions https://library.creativecow.net/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Custom-Actions/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ainsworth_martin/Photoshop_Lite-Bite_Custom-Actions.php In this "Lite Bite" tutorial, quickly setup custom actions to speed up your photography workflow in Adobe Photoshop to rotate and add adjustment layers for 'Cross Processing' and 'Black & White.' This is a valuable time saving tutorial. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 11:33:56 GMT Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and AE: 3-D Models https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_3D-Models/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_3D-Models.php In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores the interaction between Photoshop and AE when creating 3D models. Learn how to use Photoshop to retexture a model and import as a live 3D model into After Effects. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:19:04 GMT Photoshop and AE: Animating the Lens Blur Filter https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Animating-Lens-Blur-Filter/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Animating-Lens-Blur-Filter.php In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores how to use the Lens Blur Filter in AE CS5.5 to create variable depth of field. This filter is an improvement on the last version of the same. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:19:50 GMT Photoshop and AE: Content Aware Scale in Video https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Content-Aware-Scale-Video/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Content-Aware-Scale-Video.php In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine new features in Adobe After Effects to stabilize a shot with Content Aware Scale and Content Aware Fill in Adobe Photoshop to change the background. You'll become better prepared to use these pow Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:19:10 GMT Photoshop and AE: Content Aware Scale https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Content-Aware-Scale/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Content-Aware-Scale.php In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to look at a great feature called Content Aware Scale. In Photoshop, you can detect skin tones or choose to protect a selected area from transform, but be able to comp Wed, 24 Aug 2011 23:19:09 GMT Photoshop and AE: Device Central https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Device-Central/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Device-Central.php In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to utilize a helper application designed for mobile -- Device Central CS5.5. In 2010, more money was made on mobile phones just delivering text and sms messages than a Wed, 17 Aug 2011 23:19:19 GMT Photoshop and AE: Fixing Underexposure https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Fixing-Under-Exposure/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Fixing-Under-Exposure.php In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to fix underexposed footage items. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 23:19:15 GMT Photoshop and AE: Using Gradients to Create Custom Backdrops https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Gradient-Custom-Backdrops/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Gradient-Custom-Backdrops.php In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects and use gradients to create custom backdrops. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 23:19:52 GMT Photoshop and AE: Layer Comps https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Layer-Comps/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Layer-Comps.php In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores layer comps in Adobe Photoshop and then shows how easy it is to spit out multiple versions of your file to bring into Adobe After Effects. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:19:49 GMT Photoshop and AE: Refine Edge Command and 3-D Motion Control https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Refine-Edge-Command/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Refine-Edge-Command.php In this installment of PS and AE, Richard Harrington shows to use Adobe Photoshop and After Effects together to get great 3D extrusion. He'll take some photos and split them out into 3D space, as well as use the Refine Edge command and the content-aware fill option to quickly build your layers to po Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:40:36 GMT Creative COW Master Series Automating Photoshop: Tool Presets https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/Auto_PSD_Tool-Presets/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Auto_PSD_Tool-Presets.php A great way to speed up Photoshop is to use Tool Presets. In this short video tutorial excerpt from The Creative COW Training DVD Series, Automating Photoshop, let Richard Harrington guide you through creating Crop Tool presets and text presets as your learn ways to smooth your workflow and quickly Wed, 01 Jun 2011 20:27:25 GMT Creative COW Master Series Automating Photoshop: Smart Filters https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/Auto_PSD_SmartFilters/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Auto_PSD_SmartFilters.php One option that give you a lot of flexibility when working in Photoshop is a Smart Filter, a filter applied to a smart object. In this excerpt from The Creative COW Training DVD Series, Automating Photoshop, join Richard Harrington as he shares the extra steps to implement in Photoshop to use Smart Wed, 01 Jun 2011 20:18:08 GMT Creative COW Master Series: Automating Photoshop with Richard Harrington https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/Automating_Photoshop-Ad/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Automating_Photoshop-Ad.php The Creative COW Master Series is pleased to introduce internationally known trainer, Richard Harrington as your guide into the powerful world of automating Photoshop. Fri, 27 May 2011 17:35:34 GMT Photoshop and AE: Stylizing Footage with Advanced Blending https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Advanced-Blending/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Advanced-Blending.php In this tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to create footage effects using advanced blending options inside of Adobe Photoshop. The PSD is exported to After Effects where additional editing and compositing is done. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT Photoshop and AE: Adjusting Depth of Field https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Depth-of-Field/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Depth-of-Field.php In this tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to modify the depth of field blurring inside of a clip. Richard uses Photoshop to create a luma matte and After Effects to apply the Lens Blur Filter. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT Photoshop and AE: Using Gradient Wipes https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Gradient-Wipes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Gradient-Wipes.php In this tutorial Richard Harrington uses Photoshop to create custom gradient wipe transitions to be used with the Gradient Wipe Transition Effect inside of Adobe After Effects. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Photoshop and AE: Exploring 3D Mesh Objects https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_3D-Mesh-Objects/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_3D-Mesh-Objects.php In this video tutorial Richard Harrington shows how to create your own 3D Objects in Photoshop and then import them into After Effects as true 3D Models. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Photoshop and AE: Making a 3D Set https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Making-a-3D-Set/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Making-a-3D-Set.php In this tutorial, Richard Harrington makes a quick 3D Set out of a single photo. Richard uses Photoshop to create multiple planes from the image and After Effects to finish the 3D environment. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:41:36 GMT Photoshop and AE: Animating with the Puppet Tool https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/Animating-with-the-Puppet-Tool/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Animating-with-the-Puppet-Tool.php In this video tutorial Richard Harrington shows a quick technique used to animate and selectively warp an image inside of Adobe After Effect. Richard uses masking and refine edges to prepare the animation inside Photoshop. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:05:54 GMT Photoshop and AE: Distressed Text https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/PS_Distressed-Text/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Distressed-Text.php In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows a technique for distressing text using a photo layer as a texture map. Richard starts the project in Photoshop and finishes working with the layers in After Effects for the final touches. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:49:02 GMT Photoshop and AE: Creating a Film Look https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/Film-Look-PS/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Film-Look-PS.php In this PS tutorial Richard Harrington uses Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5 to work with footage files and create a film look. Richard uses smart filters, masking, grains and a vinette to create the final look. After Effects is used to batch render the final composition. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:12:39 GMT Photoshop CS5: 3-D Text with Repousse https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop-cs5-repousee/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop-cs5-repousee.php In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to use repousse in Photoshop CS5 to create 3-D text or extruded elements. Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:55:08 GMT Photoshop CS5: Camera RAW https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop-cs5-raw/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop-cs5-raw.php In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you the new and improved camera raw decode engine in Photoshop CS5. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:54:01 GMT Photoshop CS5: High Dynamic Range Imaging https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop-cs5-hdr/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop-cs5-hdr.php In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to achieve high dynamic range imaging using new features in Photoshop CS5. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:57:05 GMT Photoshop CS5: Extracting Images https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop-cs5-extract/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop-cs5-extract.php In this tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to use Photoshop CS5's updated features to make extracting part of an image easier. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:01:39 GMT Photoshop for Video: Patch and Heal Tools https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_patch_heal_tools/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_patch_heal_tools.php In this tutorial, Richard Harrington uses the patch tool and healing brush tools to teach patching, healing and the vanishing point in Adobe Photoshop. Mon, 18 May 2009 16:25:51 GMT Photoshop for Video: Masks Panel https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_masks_panel/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_masks_panel.php In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at how to use the masks panel in Photoshop CS4. This is a new feature in CS4 that can speed up your workflow by allowing you to quickly manage the masks on a layer. Mon, 27 Apr 2009 18:39:23 GMT Photoshop for Video: Adding Depth of Field https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_depth_of_field/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_depth_of_field.php In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington shows how to perform depth of field blurring techniques using the lens blur feature in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:47:00 GMT Photoshop for Video: Content Aware Scaling https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_content_aware_scaling/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_content_aware_scaling.php In this episode of Photoshop for Video, Richard Harrington takes a look at a new feature in Adobe Photoshop CS4 called content aware scaling. This feature allows a user to define a region or a graphic to scale or not to scale when the image is resized, giving tremendous flexibility to not have certa Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:47:46 GMT Photoshop for Video: Camera Raw - Part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_camera_raw_2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_camera_raw_2.php In the second part of this Photoshop tutorial series, Richard Harrington goes deeper into the camera raw interface. Richard looks at the tone curve tab which controls the contrast, the detail tab which controls the image sharpening and noise reduction, split toning tab controlling the hue and satura Mon, 30 Mar 2009 16:30:57 GMT Photoshop for Video: Camera Raw - Part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_camera_raw_1/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_camera_raw_1.php In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the camera raw files and the camera raw interface. Many video professionals do not know much about the camera raw interface because it is a technology mainly used by digital photographers. The key advantage to using with a camera raw fil Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:49:30 GMT Photoshop for Video: Auto Blend Command https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_auto_blend/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_auto_blend.php In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the auto blend command that allows you to merge multiple pictures together into a single larger document. When you have a large scan and you have to scan it in multiple pieces and then stitch it together or if you want to stitch together Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:11:00 GMT Photoshop for Video: Balancing Images https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_balancing_images/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_balancing_images.php In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at balancing out exposure issues inside of Photoshop CS4. Mixed lighting on a photo can cause portions of the image to be too bright or too dark, fortunately Photoshop gives us some great tools to take care of these types of issues. Using a Mon, 09 Mar 2009 16:11:33 GMT Alpha Channels https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_alpha_channels.php In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at making an alpha channel based upon the luminance in an image. Alpha channels allow you to store transparency in a graphic and transfer that transparency to another non-linear video editing program or compositing application and key or com Mon, 02 Mar 2009 15:48:02 GMT Photoshop for Video: Smart Objects https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_smart_objects/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_smart_objects.php In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a closer look at smart objects in Adobe Photoshop CS4. A smart object is an embedded copy of the original object in your document, this allows you to place large images or vector graphics into your Photoshop project and then scale it up or scale i Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:42:41 GMT Photoshop for Video: Shadow and Highlights Adjustment https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_shadow_highlights_adjustment/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_shadow_highlights_adjustment.php In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington gives some tips on how to fix an underexposed or overexposed image using the shadow / highlights command in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and goes through each of the advanced settings to give great understand of how you can harness the power of this adjustment t Mon, 16 Feb 2009 18:57:18 GMT Photoshop for Video: Video Preview https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_video_preview/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_video_preview.php In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to output a DV video signal directly to a SD video monitor from Adobe Photoshop using a digital video converter via firewire and video preview controls. This is a very helpful tool for making adjustments to your color correction for use in Mon, 09 Feb 2009 16:35:06 GMT Photoshop for Video: Color Range Command https://library.creativecow.net/harrington_richard/photoshop_color_range/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_color_range.php Some free tricks on how to use the color range command in Photoshop. Many people use the old method of utilizing the magic wand tool for selecting areas of color, the color range selection tool has more flexibility and control. Richard walks you through using this tool and shows some new features ad Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:47:23 GMT Adjustments Panel https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_adjustments_panel.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_adjustments_panel.php A look at the adjustments panel in Photoshop to more quickly enhance your images. The adjustments panel is a new feature in Adobe Photoshop CS4 that allows you to quickly use adjustment layers much easier. This tool adds responsiveness and accessibility to one of the best features in Photoshop. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:46:20 GMT Making Lower Thirds Part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_designing_lower_thirds_2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/photoshop_designing_lower_thirds_2.php The second part of the series on designing lower third graphics. Lower thirds are used in displaying information in your video projects, shows, or movies. You will also learn many design tips and tricks to increase your Photoshop productivity for video creation. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:56:26 GMT