How to crop a picture: using the Crop tool to maximise the potential of your images

How to crop a picture: master the Crop tool and maximise the potential of your images

In this in-depth photo editing tutorial we explain how to crop a picture and look closely at different ways of using the Crop tool.

7 Photoshop solutions to common image problems

7 Photoshop solutions to common image problems

Routine camera mistakes are the bane of any photographer. In this guide we’ll show you how to deal with some of the most common photography problems and improve just about every photo you take with these seven essential Photoshop solutions.

Photoshop CS7: 11 features we’d like to see

Photoshop CS7: 11 features we'd like to see

Yes, we know… you only just coughed up for Photoshop CS6, but now that it’s here and we’re using it, there’s no reason we should start writing down what features we’d like to see in Adobe Photoshop CS7, is there? It is, after all, the time of year for making wishlists!

Big changes from Practical Photoshop magazine

Practical Photoshop magazine

Practical Photoshop, the UK’s biggest and best Photoshop magazine has changed! From Issue 19 onwards, you’ll now find us in the Photography section of your local newsagents and stores.

How to cross process photos in Photoshop

Photoshop Effects: how to cross process photos in Photoshop

Despite its origins in traditional film photography, the cross-processed look is still hugely popular with photographers who want to give their images a creative edge. Typically, the characteristics include skewed colours, increased saturation, and enhanced contrast. In this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to show you how to cross process photos digitally and add a black-edged border to a raw image.

7 editing secrets of retro photography

7 editing secrets of retro photography: Add borders

In this age of flawless digital photography, there’s something irresistible about the retro photography and analogue Photoshop effects that hark back to the days when imperfection was all part of the charm. In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll dissect and analyse the different effects that make up this popular retro photography look.

8 ‘alternative’ ways to convert to black and white in Photoshop

8 alternative ways to convert to black and white: Desaturation

There are many ways to skin a cat in Photoshop and converting to mono is no exception. Here are some other popular ways to convert to black and white for those who don’t want to use the Black & White tool.

Ensure print-friendly colors with the Photoshop Gamut Warning

How to use the Photoshop Gamut Warning

Find out how to use Adobe’s handy Photoshop Gamut Warning command to spot and correct unprintable colors

Photoshop Effects: recreate the look of a medium format portrait

Photoshop Effects: how to recreate a medium format portrait

Colour, or the absence of it, plays a crucial role in portraiture. By manipulating colour and tone to create diferent Photoshop effects you can create striking portraits that really stand out from the crowd. Here, we’ll show you how to give your portraits an edgy, stylish, ultra-detailed finish often seen in modern portrait photography. We’ll use subtle variations in saturation, brightness and contrast to achieve similar results.

Recreate the super-saturated look of Fuji Velvia in Photoshop

Recreate the Fuji Velvia look in Photoshop: Step 4

F uji Velvia film was only introduced in 1990, but with its super-saturated colours, fine-grain and sharpness it quickly changed the look of landscape and nature photography.

There were several films that could match some of these characteristics, but it soon became the film of choice for many landscape and nature photographers who wanted to give their shots maximum impact.

Here, we’ll show you how to recreate the look of this iconic film to improve a digital landscape shot.