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Three my favorite options to speed up my workflow in Adobe Photoshop

Three of my favorite (along with many others ūüôā ¬†) options to speed up my workflow ¬†in Adobe Photoshop CC.

1: Show “Start” Workspace When No Documents Are Open

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Using this option I can access my Libraries, Presets, and open my Recent Files in no time. ¬†It’s quick and easy.
If for some reason you don’t need or want to have “Start” Workspace you can uncheck ” Show “Start” Workspace When No Documents Are Open” : PREFERENCES > GENERAL

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2: Recent Files in “Start” Workspacerecent files

I can open my recent files with just in one click! No more asking myself ”¬†¬†What was the file I was working on yesterday or the day before yesterday? And what did I name it and and where did I save it?

If for some reason you don’t need or want to have “Recent Files”¬†you can uncheck ” Show “Recent Files” Workspace When Opening a File” : PREFERENCES > GENERAL

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3: Always Create Smart Objets when Placing

Using this option I don’t worry any more about remembering to convert my layer to a Smart Object to avoid loosing¬†my layer’s image quality because of resizing my image size down/up.
If for some reason you don’t need or want to have this option¬†you can uncheck “Always Create Smart Objects when Placing” : PREFERENCES > GENERAL



Digital Painting for Photographer Free Online Webinar

Digital Painting for Photographer Free Online Webinar

(only 50 seats available)


02/12/2016   9:00 EST Р9:30 EST

This is an introduction to the digital painting for photographers in Adobe Photoshop.

Digital Painting for Photographers is unique techniques that transform your photographs to unique piece of art. The beauty of it that you don’t need to have any previous painting experience.


  • Benefits of digital painting for Photographers
  • Introduction to Photoshop Painting Tools
  • The Mixer Brush Tool



Convert Your Photo into Black and White in One Step

Here’s how to convert your photo into a black and white in one very effective step:

1: Open the image you want to work with in Photoshop.
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2: Choose Window > Adjustments > Gradient Map
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3: Click Reverse
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That’s it!

I used Adobe Photoshop CC and Wacom Cintiq 

Importance of Daily Digital Exercise

Importance of Daily Exercise



I found that daily exercise is very important for many reasons. Daily exercise helps with exploring/developing ¬†new techniques, polishing your skills, pushing your artistic vision into another higher level, and teaches you how to be productive and not to be stressed under the “less time” pressure.

Adobe Photoshop Daily exercise: try to have 20 minutes every day to create something new in PS. its not supposed to be too complicated or perfect. Try to composite 2 or 3 images together (and the best practice is to composite random images, not images that you thought will be good with some composition. Just choose images with absolutely different style, schemes and start working on your  Photoshop composition).
Photoshop Painting: try different styles of painting every day. Don’t spend more than 20-30 minutes and you don’t need to finish your painting if you don’t¬†have time. Just practice with brush strokes, colors, try different brushes.

Photography: simply keep your camera next to you all the time. See something > take the shot. Different light, different angles. Try it and you will see a huge improvement just in a few days!

Mobile Apps: what could be easier?!!! You have your mobile devices with you all the time! So Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Photoshop Mix and Adobe Photoshop Fix. Try them and you will be impressed with your improvement just in a few days!

Traditional Painting: use any paper you have. Don’t try to finish your masterpiece every day. Exercise with different brush, pencil strokes, composition.