Getting Started with Photoshop: Tools
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Getting Started with PhotoshopLayer Shortcuts and Tasks Rename layers by double-clicking on the layer name. Change the transparency of a layer by changing its opacity with the Opacity slider, or typing a value into the Opacity box (which is visible when you have the Selection, […]
Getting Started with Photoshop: Saving for the Web
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Getting Started with PhotoshopSaving Files for the Web Photoshop files themselves can’t be embedded into a web page. You will need to export your file and save it in a web-friendly format. There are three formats for web graphics: GIFs, JPEGs, and PNGs. GIF The […]
Getting Started with Photoshop
Itching to try your hand at Photoshop? Let Corrie guide you with this step-by-step tutorial that introduces all the basics, tours the essential functionality, and shows you how to complete professional-looking effects — without the fuss.
Web Domination Using Photoshop
The time has come for designers to execute their plans to dominate the World Wide Web with stunning graphics! Here, Corrie provides a full arsenal of fundamental techniques, before launching you on a stellar trajectory that takes in buttons in all their forms. With her step-by-step instructions, handy hints, and secret tricks, you’ll have everything you need to bring the Web to its knees … in awe!
Controlled Image Sharpening with Photoshop CS2
Having trouble applying Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask filter to your creations? Using the Unsharp Mask can be tricky business, but, as Corrie explains, some good technique, a little patience, and an artistic eye is all you need to sharpen your images to a professional standard.
Get Cooking with Photoshop and CSS – 3 Low-fat Recipes
Variety is the spice of life! With Photoshop, CSS, and a little creativity, you can enjoy a feast of design options. Corrie shows how easy it is to tweak the graphic ingredients of your designs to produce completely different results. She cooks up three tasty design styles in Photoshop, then shows, step-by-step, how to reproduce them using CSS. Don’t worry, folks: all recipes are provided in full!
Passing the Torch
Many of you are probably already familiar with the name Alex Walker.” If not, then you should immediately go and subscribe to Design View, SitePoint’s monthly newsletter covering all things design-related. Alex is SitePoint’s in-house designer and the editor of Design View — and on top of all that, he’s also taking my place as […]
Ctrl-clicking Layers in Photoshop
Kevin asked for more details about “Ctrl-clicking” layers in Photoshop, so here’s a quickie. Ctrl-clicking (Command-click for Mac users) a layer allows you to create a selection based on the pixels in that layer. Here’s an example of a multi-layered Photoshop file: When you ctrl-click Layer 3 (the arrow layer) in the Layer Palette, you […]
More About Gradient Meshing…
Some of you die-hard Photoshop users might be wondering why you should care about gradient meshes in Illustrator. After all, can’t you achieve the exact same effects — with less time and eye-straining work — by using a variety of brushes and colors? (DaisyChain – that answers your question about gradient meshes in Photoshop, if […]
Illustrator’s Gradient Mesh Tool
For those of you looking to get past simple vector shapes in Illustrator, a key tool that brings you into the realm of “illustration” as most people think of it is the gradient mesh tool. A fantastic easy-to-follow-along tutorial at veerle.duoh.com can help to jump-start your gradient mesh tool experience! Download the PDF here.