Posts in Category "Photoshop"

Photoshop JDIs

The Photoshop team is always working on major new features that extend our imaging capabilities. Along with these new features, we get smaller enhancements (called JDIs at Adobe). In this video, Matthew Pizzi from Train Simple explains some of the smaller updates in the latest version of Photoshop CC.

Photoshop CC JDIs


For a list of the latest Photoshop JDIs, see John Nack’s blog.

Linked Smart Objects – Photoshop 14.2 new feature

Linked Smart Objects are a game changer as Infinite Skills instructor Andy Anderson explains in this video. Follow along, if you like, using the provided sample files.

How to link Smart Objects in Photoshop


Perspective Warp – Photoshop 14.2 new feature

Change the apparent viewpoint of where you took an image with the new Perspective Warp feature. Watch this video by Infinite Skills instructor Andy Anderson and follow along using the sample file.

How to adjust perspective in a photo

Perspective Warp grid

Play the game and learn Photoshop

For you Level Up for Photoshop fans, we have new missions for you to work your way through a poster design.

If you haven’t tried Level Up for Photoshop, here is your chance to join the fun. Play right in Photoshop and learn basic Photoshop skills as you earn points and badges.

Learn more at Level Up for Photoshop.


Getting started with Camera Raw

Learn Camera Raw with Howard Pinsky. This new set of video tutorials explain the advantages of shooting raw format in your camera and how to use Photoshop Camera Raw as the starting point for all your photo edits.

How to make non-destructive edits using Camera Raw


Learn more about Photoshop and Camera Raw on Adobe TV – Learn Photoshop CC.  See Howard’s blog for more Photoshop tutorials.


Creating a photo calendar

Robert Rodriquez Jr. is a landscape and nature photographer based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Robert is also a great teacher and shares his passion and expertise in his Beyond the Lens blog.

In this post, How I Make and Sell My Yearly Photo CalendarRobert shows how he created his 2014 calendar using Lightroom, Photoshop and InDesign.


New Photoshop CC video tutorials

You can find hundreds of Photoshop videos on Adobe TV. Check out the 70 recently added videos on Learn Photoshop CC. These videos are made available from the following video tutorial training companies.

  • Infinite Skills
  • Train Simple
  • Peachpit press
  • Kelby Training

Enjoy these videos on Adobe TV, and then go to the video providers’ web sites for complete courses on
Photoshop CC.

Working with tabbed documents
Using Undo and the History panel
Introducing adjustment layers
Improving tonal quality with Levels
Increasing midtone contrast with Curves
Shifting colors with Hue/Saturation
Converting color to black and white
Creating traditional darkroom toning effects
Controlling which layers are affected by an adjustment layer
Using fill layers to create a hand-painted look
Using a gradient fill to add a color wash
Swapping heads in a family portrait
Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter
Making an average photo great
A quick portrait retouching technique using Clarify
Easy sepia and split tones
Using Image Processor to batch process multiple files
Correcting a tilted horizon line with the Straighten tool
Cropping and straightening your photos
Customizing the Bridge workspace
The relationship between pixels and image sizing
Resizing an image to a smaller size
Building and editing a mask
Removing a person from the background with masking
Sharpening and perfecting your photos with Smart Sharpen
Removing skin blemishes with the healing brushes
Using Content-Aware Fill to remove distractions
Correcting exposure with the Basic panel
Working with multiple files
Opening an image as a Smart Object
Using the White Balance tool and controls
Demystifying Clarity
A sharpening and noise reduction workflow
Layers panel explained
Aligning images within multiple layers
Reducing chaos with layer groups
Backgrounds and layers
Merging layer techniques
Essential selections
Basic selection techniques
The Magic Wand and Quick selection tools
Working with Refine Edge
Understanding layer styles
Generating a flexible drop shadow
The basics of blend modes
Smart filters and the filter gallery
Controlling a filter’s opacity
Creative use of the high pass filter
Creative uses for Liquify
Screen Modes
Preferences Overview
Non-destructive Crops
Crop to Add Canvas
Understanding Canvas Size
Play an Action
Recording Actions
Creating a Paragraph Style
Vector Shape Tools
Draw and Align Shapes
Combine Shapes
Cropping and Merging Shapes
Cropping and Straightening an image in Photoshop CC
Rulers Grids and Guides in Photoshop CC
RGB vs. CMYK in Photoshop CC
Saving images for the web in Photoshop CC
Color settings in Photoshop CC
Lightening and Darkening image areas with Dodge and Burn in Photoshop CC
Cropping to Ratios, fixed sizes and resolution in Photoshop CC
Reading a histogram and using the info panel in Photoshop CC
Vanishing point in Photoshop CC
Using blur to call focus or create a special effect in Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC tutorials

The folks at NAPP recorded several video tutorials about the new Photoshop CC features.

Watch Photoshop CC tutorials on Adobe TV.


Camera Shake Reduction

It Pays to Share Your Knowledge

Recently, Adobe ran a contest called “No App Is an Island”. We asked you to submit an original text or video tutorial that explains how you use two or more Adobe apps together.

We had a great time reading and watching the entries, and we’ve now chosen the winners. The Grand Prize—a year’s subscription to the Creative Cloud, worth almost $600—goes to Theo Lipfert, an award-winning filmmaker who is also Associate Professor in the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University, Bozeman. His entry garnered praise for its simple workflow that could be adapted to many animation projects:

Howard Pinsky submitted a close contender for the grand prize. He’ll get a $100 gift card to for his how-to on getting the most out of a photo:

The other winners include Jason Anderson (“Complete Map-Making Workflow”), Sara Frances (“Photo Effects and Filters”), Mike Gentilini (“Customizable Twitter and Facebook Logo Videos”), Kirk Nelson (“Create Cool Pie Charts”), and Kelly Vaughn (“Acrobat Highlighters that Don’t Require Recognizable Text”). Theo Lipfert was also recognized for two additional entries: “Using Lightroom as a CinemaDNG importer for After Effects” and “CinemaDNG Round Tripping Between After Effects and Premiere Pro”.

All of these entries will appear in several places in the Adobe universe in the upcoming year.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winners!

New Quick Reference Guide Means No More Fumbling in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop is a complex program. I bet even its engineers don’t always remember all of the shortcuts and tool locations!

The new Photoshop CS6 Quick Reference Guide can help. This searchable online database makes it easy to find Photoshop shortcuts, tools, and more.

The Photoshop CS6 Quick Reference Guide.

The Photoshop CS6 Quick Reference Guide.


















You can enter in a search term and, if the results are too broad, filter the results in several ways. You can search for the path of a menu item, help links, shortcuts, and descriptions.

The Quick Reference Guide is in beta, and its creators (Julia Grummel and Janelle Flores, both interns with Adobe’s Community Help & Learning group) welcome your feedback. To let them know what you think, click “Please tell us here” .