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How to use the Sponge Tool to add and remove colour in Photoshop

*Updated in November 2016 to reflect changes in Photoshop CC interface. The Sponge tool works in the same way in previous versions of Photoshop too.* The Sponge Tool is one of Photoshop’s image retouching tools. It lets you increase the intensity of a colour (saturation) or decrease the amount of colour (desaturate) until it starts …

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Converting to Black & White using the Channel Mixer in Photoshop

There are many ways to convert an image to black and white in Photoshop. In the past I’ve written about the Desaturation Adjustment Layer and also converting using Calculations (not as hard and mathematical as it might sound!). Today, I’m taking a look at a method which will produce really nice, dynamic black and white …

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8 Tips For Speeding Up Your Navigation Around Photoshop

I haven’t really written too many list posts, not sure why really, but here’s one today. These are 8 easy ways to speed up how you move around the interface in Photoshop. A keyboard press here, a keyboard press there and you will be flying around your workspace. Most of these I use without even …

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Photoshop Tip: Copy & Transform At The Same Time

Most of the time when you transform an object in Photoshop (scale, rotate, perspective, distort), you apply the transformation to the object itself, but did you know that you can also make a duplicate of your object and transform it at the same time? Here’s how; 1. Select your object in the layers palette, or …

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