Photoshop CS5

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Use the Swatches Panel in Photoshop CS5

Use the Swatches panel in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 to store and retrieve frequently used colors. The Swatches panel lets you quickly select colors and gives you access to many other color options [more…]

Choose Foreground and Background Colors in Photoshop CS5

At the bottom of the Tools panel reside the foreground and background color swatches. The foreground color is the color you apply when using any of the painting tools. The [more…]

Paint and Retouch with Photoshop CS5 Tools

Grouped together in the Tools panel of Photoshop Creative Suite 5 are the tools used for painting and retouching images. Knowing when to use each tool can help you make the perfect image. [more…]

Determine Image Resolution for Print in Photoshop CS5

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 provides tools to set your image resolution for print or for the web. Having the proper resolution is important to the final outcome of an image, especially if you plan [more…]

Create and Save Layer Styles in Photoshop CS5

You can apply Photoshop Creative Suite 5 layer styles to layers to create drop shadows and bevel and emboss effects and to apply color overlays, gradients, patterns and strokes, and more. [more…]

Smart Objects in Photoshop CS5

Choose File→Place and place an image, an illustration, or even a movie into an Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 document. You can then see that, as always, a new layer is created and — even better — a [more…]

Choose a File Format for Photoshop CS5 Images

When you choose File→Save for the first time in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 (or you choose File→Save As to save a different version of a file), you see at least 18 different file formats to choose from [more…]

Save Photoshop CS5 Images for Web and Mobile Devices

Saving files for the web or mobile devices in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 creates a smaller version of your image so it will load quickly. It’s important to know the differences between GIF, JPEG, PNG, [more…]

Save Photoshop Images as GIF for Web and Mobile Devices

Saving files for the web or mobile devices in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 creates a smaller version of your image so it will load quickly. The idea is to make the image as small as possible while keeping [more…]

Duplicate, Hide, and Rearrange Layers in Photoshop CS5

After selecting a layer by clicking the layer name in the Layers panel, you can copy it, hide or expose it, or change the stacking order.

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 represents a selected layer by [more…]

Create and Use Custom Shapes in Photoshop CS5

If you want to add some personal flair to your Photoshop Creative Suite 5 image, make a custom shape and integrate it with an existing image. [more…]

Use Photoshop CS5 Path as a Selection

You can use the Photoshop Creative Suite 5 Pen tool to create precise selections that would be difficult to create using other selection methods. The Pen tool produces clean edges that print well and can [more…]

Set Highlight and Shadow Values Using Curves Panel

Using the Curves panel in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suites 5, you can fix an image created in less-than-perfect lighting. After you find the lightest and darkest points in an image, you can set their values [more…]

Use the Brush Tool in Photoshop CS5

Grouped together in the Tools panel of Photoshop Creative Suite 5 are the tools used for painting and retouching images. Painting with the Brush tool in Photoshop is much like painting in the real world [more…]

Select Layers in Photoshop CS5

Select the layer you plan to work on by clicking the layer name in the Layers panel. Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 represents a selected layer by simply highlighting the layer in the Layers panel. The [more…]

Save Photoshop Images as JPEG for Web and Mobile Devices

Saving files for the web or mobile devices in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 creates a smaller version of your image so it will load quickly. The idea is to make the image as small as possible while keeping [more…]

Create Layer Masks from Photoshop CS5 Selections

A layer mask covers areas of your Photoshop Creative Suites 5 image that you want to make transparent and exposes pixels that you want visible. Masks can be based on a selection you’ve created with the [more…]

Edit an Adjustment Layer in Photoshop CS5

You may make a curve adjustment in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 only to discover that some areas of the image are still too dark or too light. Because you used an adjustment layer, you can turn off the correction [more…]

Adobe CS5 Dreamweaver Background Images

Creating backgrounds for web pages in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Dreamweaver can be pursued in more ways than most people would imagine. You can create a repeating pattern with a single small image [more…]

Image Rollovers in Adobe CS5 Dreamweaver

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Dreamweaver, you can insert image objects, including image placeholders, rollover images (images that change when a viewer rolls the mouse over the image), navigation [more…]

Adobe CS5 Dreamweaver Page Images

You can add a images including native Photoshop (PSD) files and Fireworks (PNG) to your blank page in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Dreamweaver. Placing images does affect the Dreamweaver Files panel [more…]

Adobe CS5 Dreamweaver Property Inspector Tool

Many of the tools you use when working with images in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Dreamweaver are located in the Property inspector. The Property inspector tool provides an easy and inclusive method [more…]

Photoshop Smart Object Updating in Adobe CS5 Dreamweaver

If you’ve added original Photoshop (PSD) files in your Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Dreamweaver page, you can update the original file. Dreamweaver creates a Smart Object, an image that maintains [more…]

Add Flair with Photoshop CS5 Blending Modes

You can use blending modes in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suites 5 to add flair to the traditional opaque paint. Use blending modes to paint highlights or shadows that allow details to show through from the [more…]

Experiment with 3D Photoshop CS5 Files

Even a 3D novice can experiment with the new 3D features implemented in Photoshop Creative Suite 5. The key to 3D success is indeed experimentation.

Follow these steps to get started on some 3D features [more…]

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