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

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 14/02/2014 00:01am
    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

    | Photography Tips | 28/01/2014 00:01am
    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

    | News | 30/11/2012 11:30am
    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

    | Inspire | 18/10/2012 14:28pm
    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 Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/07/2012 10:00am
    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

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 02/07/2012 11:33am
    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

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 29/06/2012 10:30am
    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

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 21/06/2012 15:09pm
    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 Tutorials, Tutorials | 15/06/2012 12:29pm
    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

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 14/06/2012 15:00pm
    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.