Photoshop Tips & Tutorials

Photoshop Video Tutorial: Print Ready Documents

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In this 7-part video tutorial, we’ll explain how to use Adobe Photoshop to prepare your print ready document for a commercial printer from start to finish. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel and leave a comment if you have any questions about preparing your Photoshop artwork for printing materials. Video Transcript Welcome Welcome [...]

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Using the Pen Tool to Cut an Object from Its Background in Photoshop

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A lot of times, new or inexperienced designers using Photoshop might use the Lasso Tool, Eraser Tool or Magic Wand (as opposed to the Pen Tool) to cut an image out of its background. While these methods may work, they can have many drawbacks. The final image could still contain portions of the background, have [...]

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Creating Dynamic Drop Shadows in Photoshop

Creating Dynamic Drop Shadows in Photoshop

Creating simple but dynamic drop shadows in Adobe Photoshop is useful when displaying a rectangular, two-dimensional object that you want to pop out from the background. Take a look at the following example. The version on the left has no drop shadow, so the business card looks very flat and blends into the rest of [...]

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When to Use Adobe Illustrator vs. Photoshop vs. InDesign

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One of the things that can be frustrating to creative professionals is receiving files that have been put together using the wrong piece of design software. It could be anything from using Adobe Illustrator instead of InDesign for layout or a logo that has been put together using Photoshop. While it’s expected that pros should [...]

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The Pen Is Mightier Than The Wand

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Wand

Ever try to crop a person or object out of a photograph? Maybe you needed to remove the background of a photo, or wanted to isolate a subject so that it could be placed onto another image. Fairly simple concepts, but often executed poorly in Photoshop. Does any of your work look like these examples? [...]

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Character Spacing (Kerning) Gone Bad

Character Spacing (Kerning) Gone Bad

Simply put, kerning is the space between pairs of letters. Good kerning means even spaces. Bad kerning means huge gaps between some characters and none between others. It’s a mistake that most designers make from time to time. Maybe they were in a hurry. Maybe it was just an oversight. Maybe they weren’t giving it [...]

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