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Add or Remove Color in Photoshop CC

Painting certainly has a place in your arsenal of Photoshop skills, even if you never create an image from scratch. Painting. The word evokes images of brushes and palettes and color being precisely applied [more…]

Pick a Color in Photoshop CC

If you want to apply a specific color to your image in Photoshop CC with a painting tool, you have to be able to select that color, right? Photoshop provides you with a number of ways to select a color [more…]

HDR Imagery in Adobe Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC has a way of creating and working with HDR images using Camera Raw 8 and the new Camera Raw as a filter option.

Select the bracketed shots in mini bridge, right click on the images and open [more…]

Use Camera Raw to Prepare an HDR Image

When you want to produce an HDR image in Photoshop CC, you usually shoot a series of exposures. Alternatively, and usually with quite good results, you can change the exposure after the fact using Camera [more…]

How to Work with Photoshop CC Merge to HDR Pro

When you have the exposures from which you want to create your HDR masterpiece, you need to put them together using the Merge to HDR Pro feature in Photoshop CC. [more…]

Paint in 32-Bit with Photoshop CC

In Photoshop CC, you can paint in 32-bit color — with some caveats. The Brush, Pencil, and Mixer Brush tools (but not Color Replacement) are available. The Blur, Sharpen, Smudge, and Eraser tools are also [more…]

Capture Images for Merge to HDR Pro

To merge several exposures into an HDR image using Photoshop CC, you need to have several exposures with which to work. There are two ways to meet the challenge: You can shoot a series of exposures, or [more…]

Print HDR Images from Photoshop CC

You can’t actually print an image in 32-bit color at all from Photoshop (the Print and Print One Copy commands are disabled). Well, you can’t really print the entire tonal range of a 32-bit image — no [more…]

Work with 3D Artwork in Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC offers lots of 3D capabilities, including 3D extrusions from layers and paths, control over the spatial relationships among objects, improved rendering, and generally improved performance. [more…]

Measuring, Counting, and Analyzing Pixels in Photoshop CC

Designed for researchers and scientists, the measuring capabilities in Photoshop CC are quite powerful. You can measure just about anything and count the number of [more…]

Use Smart Object Stack Modes in Photoshop CC

Working with Photoshop CC, you can combine a number of images into a single stack as a Smart Object. Within the pile of images, you can determine how the pixels in each interact with those in the others [more…]

Photoshop CC's Action Panel

In Photoshop, an Action is simply a recorded series of steps that you can play back on another image to replicate an effect or technique. To choose a wild example, say that every image in your new book [more…]

Record Your Own Actions in Photoshop CC

The real power of Actions in Photoshop comes to you when you record your own. Sure, the sets of Actions included with Photoshop are great, and the commercial packages of Actions have some good stuff too [more…]

Photoshop CC's Batch Command

Choosing File→Automate→Batch lets you play back an Action on a number of files. You select an Action to play and also a folder of image files to play it on; then you decide what you want to do with the [more…]

Create a PDF Presentation in Photoshop CC

You can quickly and easily create both on-screen presentations (complete with fancy transitions between images) and multipage PDF documents (suitable for distribution and printing) by choosing File→Automate→PDF [more…]

Collect Thumbnails in a Contact Sheet in Photoshop

Photoshop CC allows you to collect thumbnails in a contact sheet. In the old Dark(room) Ages, photographers regularly made a record of which images were on which film strips by exposing those strips on [more…]

Scan Multiple Photos in One Pass in Photoshop

You can often save a lot of time in Photoshop by placing multiple photos on the glass of your scanner and scanning them all at once. You don’t need to reopen the scanner software or generate a new preview [more…]

Using Scripts with Photoshop

You can use AppleScript (Mac), Visual Basic (Windows), and JavaScript (both) with Photoshop. Scripts are much more powerful than Photoshop’s Actions because they can control elements outside of Photoshop [more…]

Photoshop's Smart Filters

One of the most important concepts to keep in mind when working with Photoshop's filters is Smart Filters. When you apply a filter to a pixel layer, that's it — the pixels are changed. But, when you apply [more…]

Photoshop's Edit-->Fade Command

Immediately after applying just about any filter or adjustment command and after using many of Photoshop’s tools, you can adjust the effect with the Fade command, found under the Edit menu. [more…]

Discover Photoshop’s Painting Tools

Nothing in Photoshop CC gives you more precise control of color in your image than using the Pencil tool with a 1-pixel brush. Remember that your image consists of a whole lot of little colored squares [more…]

Paint with Photoshop CC's Brush Tool

You control where the Brush tool works by selecting a brush tip of a particular size, shape, and hardness (the fuzziness, or lack thereof, along the edges of a round brush tip). Remember, too, that you [more…]

Photoshop CC's Brush Panel Options

The Brush panel in Photoshop CC, like the Layer Style dialog box, has a column on the left that lists options. Like the Layer Style dialog box, you mark the check box to activate the feature, but you have [more…]

Understanding Photoshop CC’s Special Features

For years, Adobe has heard the pleas of researchers, scientists, and other highly specialized users of Photoshop to include features that fulfill their needs. These extended features don't really have [more…]

Photoshop CC Panel Menus and Options

Like most of Photoshop’s panels, clicking the Menu button in the upper-right corner of the Character or Paragraph panel opens the Panel menu, which holds a cornucopia of options you probably never need [more…]

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