Editor's articles

  1. Making silhouettes in Photoshop

    This brief tutorial will go over how to trace and “cut out” an object in Photoshop and create a black silhouette, a la iPod ads. Let’s start with this picture I downloaded from istockphoto.com (ID – 110035). While the white background makes it easier to cut out, any background with enough contrast to the foreground […]

  2. Photoshop Blending Modes: Dissolve

    Photoshop has what it calls “Blending Modes.” In the Layers palette, these options show up in the drop-down that is usually set to “Normal.” You can also set the blending mode (and access more options) by going to the Layer Style dialog box. Many amateur Photoshop users — myself included — might go years without […]

  3. Well-Behaved DHTML: A Case Study

    In the past, DHTML’s powers have been used for evil. But now it’s reformed! Technology has put well-behaved DHTML within reach – Aaron shows us how it’s done.