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How to Select Paths to be Transformed in Photoshop CS6

Transforming paths in Photoshop CS6 is pretty much the same as transforming selections, except that you can apply the Distort, Perspective, and Warp commands only to whole paths. The major difference between [more…]

How to Remove an Unwanted Element from an Image in Photoshop CS6

Follow these steps to seamlessly remove an unwanted element (in this case, a person) from an image in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6. When you first attempt this technique, start with an image that has [more…]

How to Try Out the Image Distortion Effects in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6’s Liquify window seems impossibly complex on the surface, but it’s as easy to apply as finger paint after you play with it a little. Here’s a step-by-step scenario of the things you might [more…]

How to Use the Lens Correction Filter in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6’s Lens Correction Filter fixes distortions caused by the camera lens. Choose Filter→Lens Correction. In the dialog box, you find Auto Correction and Custom tabs. Make it easy and try the [more…]

How to Make Your Photo Look like an Oil Painting in Photoshop CS6

A new filter in Photoshop CS6 that gets its own dedicated menu command is the Oil Paint filter. Critics have lambasted Adobe for adding a fun filter and not allocating resources to something more serious [more…]

How to Distort Images Using Photoshop CS6 Liquify Window

A group of tools in Photoshop CS6’s Liquify Window is used to paint distortions on your image. Shown here with their keyboard shortcuts in parentheses, the painting tools are: [more…]

How to Use the Non-Painting Tools in Photoshop CS6’s Liquify Window

At first glance, the Liquify window in Photoshop CS6 is a little daunting. It’s a little daunting on second, third, and fourth glances, too. But when you quit glancing and dive into this versatile filter [more…]

How to Use the Options from the Liquify Window in Photoshop CS6

On the right side of the Liquify window in Photoshop CS6, you can find some menus and buttons that let you specify options for the tools, for reconstructing and freezing, and for viewing. Here is an introduction [more…]

How to Use Paint and Edit Tools with Channels in Photoshop CS6

Sometimes, it’s better to edit individual channels rather than the composite image in Photoshop CS6. Mediocre flatbed scanners often reproduce, and digital cameras sometimes capture, an image that’s slightly [more…]

How to Reconstruct a Liquified Image in Photoshop CS6

One of the most powerful capabilities of Liquify in Photoshop CS6 is that it can reconstruct your image fully or partially — restoring some or all of the image to its pre-Liquify state. This capability [more…]

How to Use the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6

The Adaptive Wide Angle filter in Photoshop CS6 uses an algorithm to correct photos shot with a large field-of-view, including full frame fisheye, wide angle rectilinear, and even spherical panoramic images [more…]

How to View Channels in Photoshop CS6

Like with layers, channels have their own panel in Photoshop CS6 that acts as command central for viewing, creating, and managing tasks. The first step is accessing channels by choosing Window→Channels [more…]

How to Duplicate and Delete Channels in Photoshop CS6

Duplicating channels in Photoshop CS6 is something you may do quite often. And deleting channels isn’t just for neat freaks: Channels take up a lot of memory, so getting rid of the ones you no longer need [more…]

How to Rearrange, Rename, and Split Channels in Photoshop CS6

Although you can’t shuffle or rename color channels in Photoshop CS6, you can do so with spot and alpha channels. To move a spot or alpha channel, simply drag it up or down in the Channels panel. When [more…]

How to Merge Channels in Photoshop CS6

You can merge channels into a single image in Photoshop CS6. The channels must be opened as separate images, in grayscale mode, and have the same pixel dimensions. You can merge channels only when they’re [more…]

How to Use the Color Range Command in Photoshop CS6

The Color Range command in Photoshop CS6 allows you to select similarly colored pixels in a selection or within an entire image. You can think of it as a smarter Magic Wand tool. Unlike the Magic Wand [more…]

How to Execute the Color Range Command in Photoshop CS6

When you use the Color Range command, Photoshop CS6 selects all the identical colors, partially selects similar colors, and doesn’t select dissimilar colors. You adjust the fuzziness, and Photoshop adjusts [more…]

How to Selectively Erase in Photoshop CS6

The eraser tools in Photoshop CS6 let you erase portions of an image to the background color, to transparency, or even to the way your image looked earlier in your editing session. There are three eraser [more…]

How to Select and Erase by Color in Photoshop CS6

The Magic Eraser tool in Photoshop CS6 works like a combination Eraser and Magic Wand tool. It both selects and erases similarly colored pixels in an image: [more…]

How to Remove an Image’s Background in Photoshop CS6

The Background Eraser tool is probably the most sophisticated of Photoshop CS6’s eraser-tool lot. It erases away the background (in the composition of the image, not the Layers panel) from an image and [more…]

How to Save a Selection as an Alpha Channel in Photoshop CS6

One of the great things about alpha channels in Photoshop CS6 is that you can save them and then retrieve them time and time again, which can be especially handy if you’ve taken a lot of time and effort [more…]

How to Load an Alpha Channel in Photoshop CS6

If you’ve gone through the trouble of creating an alpha channel in Photoshop CS6, it’s no doubt because you want to easily load (or access) the selection again and again. To load an alpha channel, use [more…]

How to Use the Channel Mixer in Photoshop CS6

The Channel Mixer in Photoshop CS6 actually does what its name implies — it mixes color channels. This feature lets you repair bad channels and produce grayscale images from color images. It also allows [more…]

How to Give Depth to Flat Art in Photoshop CS6

Sometimes, you need Photoshop CS6 to give your art a little shine and shadow to bring it to life. You can do this by creating and saving your selections as alpha channels and filling them with translucent [more…]

How to Work with Quick Masks in Photoshop CS6

As you can probably guess from the name, Photoshop CS6’s Quick Masks allow you to create and edit selections quickly. Although you don’t really create an end-product mask per se, the way you go about getting [more…]

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