Photoshop Pen Tool: a jargon-free guide to making cut-outs and precise selections

Photoshop Pen Tool: a jargon-free guide to making cut-outs and precise selections

If you thought the Photoshop Pen Tool was strictly for designers and professional photographers, think again. Our jargon-free tutorial shows you how to make cut-outs and super-precise selections.

Photoshop Levels tool: 6 tricks all the pros use

Photoshop Levels tool: 6 tricks all the pros use

Each time they open a new image, the first question most people ask is ‘Can I do anything to improve the tones?’. Even if you have a perfect exposure, the answer is usually ‘Yes’. A few tonal tweaks will often lift an image, especially if you shoot in raw format, as raw files are naturally a little flat straight out of camera. One of the best tools for controlling and tweaking tones is the Photoshop Levels tool.

Replace boring skies with Photoshop selection tools

Photoshop Tricks: replace boring skies with Photoshop selection tools

When it comes to taking photos (or trying to top up your tan) the weather inevitably will let you down, even when you’re shooting in an exotic holiday destination. This can be especially annoying if you’re trying to capture white sands, bright blue seas and clear blue skies.

But thanks to one of our favourite Photoshop tricks, we can select our start image’s drab overcast sky and use the Photoshop selection tools to replace it with a more brochure-like graduated blue. On its own, the Photoshop Magic Wand tool can select most of the picture’s original sky, even if it contains a mixture of greyscale clouds and patches of blue.

Use the Photoshop CS5 Adjustment Brush for better photos

In this advanced tutorial, find out how to use Photoshop CS5 or CS4 to fix a variety of common photo problems Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In… Continue reading

Remove distracting backgrounds in Photoshop Elements

How to remove distracting backgrounds from your photos while keeping important foreground detail Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll find out how to remove… Continue reading

Remove spots in Photoshop Elements

How to retouch skin to improve your portraits in Adobe CameraRaw and Photoshop Elements Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll discover how to retouch… Continue reading

Selection tools in Photoshop CS5

Discover the advanced selection tools in Photoshop CS5 Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll find out how to use some of the more advanced… Continue reading

Creative editing with multiple selections

How to use multiple selections to improve your editing in Photoshop Elements. Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll find out useful tips for selecting… Continue reading

Replace colour in your photos with selection tools

How to replace colours in Photoshop Elements using selection tools Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll find out how to swap colours using the… Continue reading

A guide to selection Tools in Photoshop Elements

How to use the selection tools to remove backgrounds in Photoshop Elements Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll find an introduction to the different… Continue reading