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Beginners Guide to Blending Modes and Opacity in Photoshop

*Updated in January 2017 to reflect the change in the interface in Photoshop CC. Note that pretty much everything we talk about here in relation to blending modes and opacity works the same way in older versions of Photoshop too.* 27 Blending Modes in Photoshop In this guide, we’re going to take a brief look …

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Photoshop Tutorial : Designing With Paragraphs of Type

In Photoshop, you will often use point type – a few discrete words or lines – which are added by clicking once with the Type tool and then adding some text. Often, however, a design may call for full paragraphs of text. You can design complete paragraphs of type in Photoshop and you don’t have …

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Ten Commandments Of Photoshop - Laughing Lion Design

Ten Commandments for Photoshop Users

I heard this morning that the Vatican has just issued ten commandments for drivers. I could probably learn a thing or two from them. Anyway, I decided to write a ten commandments for Photoshop Users. 1. Thou shalt worship Photoshop and shall have no other image editors before it. (Well maybe Illustrator. Ok, maybe GIMP …

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Colour Models in Photoshop : What they are and when to use them

When you’re working in Photoshop, it’s important to understand that there are different colour models and colour modes available. I’m going to to briefly explain the theory behind models in Photoshop and why you would choose one particular model over the other. What is a colour model? A colour model is simply a way to …

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Beginners Guide To The Photoshop Toolbar & Tools

*This post was updated for Photoshop CC in July 2016. Note that most of the tools are exactly the same, and work in exactly the same way in older versions, even if the tool icons have changed slightly in the Photoshop toolbar.* Just like an artist’s work table, the Photoshop toolbar, the long, narrow palette …

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