November 15, 2016
When using the Upright modes to correct perspective in Lightroom, the resulting image is often cropped in order to avoid displaying blank areas around the edges. To help retain necessary information from the original image that would otherwise be cropped use the Scale, X Offset, or Y Offset slider in the Transform panel to reposition the image within the canvas.
In the illustration below, after applying the Full Upright mode to correct perspective in Lightroom, the image on the left was scaled to 90% using the Transform panel (revealing the transparent areas around the edges of the image. The image on the right is the result of opening the image in Photoshop, selecting the transparent areas and then filling them using the Edit > Fill with Contents set to Content-Aware.
June 12, 2015
In this Episode of the Complete Picture I demonstrate some basic compositing techniques in Photoshop, used to illustrate the feeling and mood of Iceland. In this tutorial, you’ll discover how easy it is to combine multiple images together using Layers, masking, blend modes, and transparency in Photoshop.
April 11, 2013
Did you know that when you’re transforming a Smart Object in Photoshop, the transformation’s anchor points are reversed out at the corners and displayed as light grey but when transforming a regular pixel based layer, the transformation’s anchor points are solid dark grey?
Transforming a Smart Object in Photoshop.
Transforming a regular (raster) layer in Photoshop.
And that concludes today’s nerdy Photoshop trivia! : )
April 10, 2013
When working in Bridge, select your file and choose File > Place > In Photoshop. If you have no other documents open, the document will be placed into a new document as a Smart Object in Photoshop (with transformation handles so that you can resize if necessary – tap the Return or Enter key to apply any transformation).
If you already have a file open in Photoshop, selecting File > Place > in Photoshop will open your document into the currently active document and resize it to fit within the image (with transformation handles so that you can resize if necessary – tap the Return or Enter key to apply any transformation).
May 1, 2012
Adobe is rewarding its loyal customers with a special introductory pricing for Creative Cloud.
Here’s the deal – if you already own Creative Suite editions or individual products, version CS3 or later (CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5 or CS6) you save US$20 per month for the first year on a Creative Cloud membership. Just sign up for an annual plan by August 31, 2012 and get Creative Cloud for just $29.99 per month for the first year.
April 30, 2012
In this video, you’ll learn time-saving techniques to boost your productivity as Julieanne reveals essential enhancements that will improve the way you work with Layers, Groups, the new Properties panel, and much more!