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My New Book

I just released my new “101 Photoshop Hidden Gems and Tips & Tricks” book

I wanted to write a book that every Photoshop user could learn from. Many of us are new to Photoshop, use it regularly or are experts. However, no matter what your Photoshop skill level is, chances are you can still learn new things or pick up tips from this book that you haven’t discovered yet. My editor said “wow, I learned at least 10 things right off the bat that I didn’t know and I ‘m not done editing yet.” We get into our groove and we use the same features and techniques all the time. However, with each new update to Photoshop CC there are usually little things that the engineers at Adobe add or change that often don’t get a mention. I did my best to pick out 101 of my favorites. Enjoy!

101 Photoshop Hidden Gems and Tips & Tricks

Digital Painting

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Sketch with iPad Pro and
Apple Pencil 

 

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop CC with Wacom Cintiq


My ebook on Amazon
Digital Painting for Photographers  in Adobe Photoshop CC
The Adobe Mobile Apps

How to Create a Winter Scene in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to create a winter scene in Adobe Photoshop CC using Adobe Stock images and a 3D object from PixelSquid.com

 

 

SantaIn this tutorial I will show you how you can create a winter scene in Adobe Photoshop CC using images from Adobe Stock and 3D object from PixelSquid 

Adobe Stock images I downloaded for this tutorial:
FILE #:  45012599
FILE #: 
94046505

3D object I downloaded from PixelSquid

 

First of all I downloaded two images from Adobe Stock website. I downloaded those files as preview files and after I tried them out I licensed them directly within Adobe Photoshop CC:

Right Click on a image in your library panel you want to license > License Image

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Double click on your licensed image (in the library panel)

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To bring another file into your document from your library panel > Click on the image > Drag into your document

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Using the Quick Selection Tool select Santa Claus and the reindeer? (don’t worry if your selection is not perfect. You will be able to fix it later on)

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Select > Select and Mask

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Change the View Mode to Onion Skin and Moon Transparency Slider all way to the right 100%. This way you will be able to see the background layer and make all the necessary corrections toyour initial selection right away.

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Zoom In your document

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Using the Brush Tool correct your selection (switch between “+” and “-” if needed to correct the selection)

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After you are happy with your selection switch to the Refine Edge Brush Tool

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Switch View Mode to Black and White

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Using the Refine Edge Brush Tool clean up the edges of your selection.

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After you are happy with your final selection change the Output Setting to New Layer with Layer Mask

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Click OK

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Click on the Mask Icon (Santa Layer) > Gradient Tool with Black color

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Correct the part between snow under the reindeer and background snow line (simply paint it out using gradient tool)

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Previously I downloaded a 3D object from PixelSquid.com and now I will simply click on this object (snow) and object will be added to my document

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Now I will rotate my 3D object, also will Switch to High Resolution and remove the Shadow

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Resize your 3D object using the Free Transform  tool

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Delete the Hidden Layer from Layer Panel

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Window > Adjustments

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Color Lookup Adjustment

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Choose Soft_Warming.look

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Adjustments > Curves

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Adjustments > Brightness / Contrast

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Make 3D object layer’s opacity = 67%

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Now your  image is ready

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My Books on Amazon

Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC

The Adobe Mobile Apps Book

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop

Few videos have been uploaded to my YouTube channel

 

Ballerina Painting

 

Speed Painting in Adobe Photoshop CC

The Oil Paint in Adobe Photoshop for Photographers

How to Retouch your image in Adobe Photoshop Fix

 

My Books on Amazon:

Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop

The Adobe Mobile Apps

My Art Store on Amazon 

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How to add a sunset effect in Photoshop

How to add a sunset effect in  Adobe Photoshop with only in one step

I took this picture few year ago in NYC using my iPhone‘s camera.

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The above image was taken in the evening through a glass window with  MANY PEOPLE around me so I did not have time to adjust my camera settings. Thanks  to Adobe Photoshop I can  improve my image (because I know how warm and beautiful the sunset looked and I want to make my photo looks as close to original condition as possible).

Window> Adjustments
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Color Lookup > FallColors.look
lcl

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You can change the layer’s opacity (if needed)

 


My New Book  “Digital Painting for Photographers in  Adobe Photoshop CC “ on Amazon

My New Book

My new book “Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC”  at amazon kindle store

Book

 

From earliest recorded time on earth people have been trying to express, capture, the moment, emotions, and their lifestyle. From century to century people developed new skills, new style bringing art to the next level…year by year, decade by decade, century by century.
We are lucky to live in the 21st century with all the available technology that gives us the possibility to combine different types or media from traditional methods of painting to photography and digital painting.
In this book we will discover beautiful the world of painting using digital technology such as Photography and Adobe Photoshop CC.

File Saving Options in Adobe Photoshop CC

File Saving Options in Adobe Photoshop CC

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One of the basic “intelligent” rules in Adobe Photoshop is setup the right (and that means >>> right for you)  saving options. And this is NOT something that you’ll remember to do later on. Just do it NOW. It will make your life easier and your files more protected.

Here is my preference in File Saving Options in Adobe Photoshop CC.

Image Previews:
We have three options
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Never Save (If I go with this option I am at risk of losing my work)
Always Save » This is my preference  (In this case my files will be saved all the time so I am protected against losing my file/work) 
Ask When Saving  (if I go with this option it will slow down my workflow. Could you imagine clicking every single time on Save/Don’t save?)

√ Save As to Original Folder
√ Save in Background
√ Thumbnail

Append File Extension
We have three options
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Never Save
Always Save » My option 
Ask When Saving

√ Use Lower Case

The last option in File Saving Options is VERY important:  Automatically Save Recovery Information Every 5, 10,15,30, 1 Hour.
With this option if your computer crashes when you are working on your file, the next time you open your Photoshop your latest autosaved version of your file will be opened as well.
I setup this option to Automatically Save Recovery Information Every 5 minutes.