Author Archives: Denny Tang

Free Hand Drawn Gold and Silver Patterns

Download this pack of seamless gold and silver patterns. The patterns are perfect for wedding invitations, birthday cards, thank you cards, business cards and more. The simple hand drawn pattern gives your design a casual and crafty look. They come in black, gold and silver variations. Best of all, they’re seamless which means that you…

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How to Easily to Retouch Tones in Photoshop

Learn how to equalize the white balance and exposure in your photo. This technique is amazing for photos with mixed lighting (ex. Interior Real Estate photos) and solves the problem where you can’t seem to get the right balance or exposure. It’s all done using Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter. This filter lets you can access…

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Quick Tip: How to Create Fun Spirographs and Fractals

Spirographs and fractals look complicated but are actually very easy to create – it only takes a bit of experimentation. These fractals then can be used as artwork itself or as elements in photo manipulations, backgrounds, and graphic design related works. Preview of Final Results Step 1 We’re going to start by creating a 2000×2000…

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New Photoshop Trick to Improve and Intensify Sunset Photos

Learn how to boost the colors of your sunset or sunrise photos with this Photoshop tutorial. You’ll learn how to use the Channel Mixer to boost the vibrancy with better results than the Vibrance or Saturation adjustments. This is an easy tutorial that’s suitable for beginners. The post New Photoshop Trick to Improve and Intensify…

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Download these Photoshop Actions to Stylize Your Text

Highlighting text in Photoshop is more work than it needs to be. With these Photoshop actions by SparkleStock, you can turn boring text into attention-grabbing headlines in just one click. The free version lets you create an underlined, box and fluid box highlight. The fluid box action is a huge time saver especially if you…

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How to Create the Urban Desaturated Look in Lightroom and Camera Raw

Learn how to create the popular desaturated urban look in Adobe Lightroom. This tutorial can also be followed in Adobe Photoshop with the Camera Raw filter (Filter > Camera Raw filter). In this video, you’ll learn how to desaturate all colors except red/orange/yellow, add clarity, create a lifted or crushed black look with the tone…

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Create an Orange Teal Effect With Just 2 Layers in Photoshop

Learn this easy method to creating the popular orange and teal look in Photoshop. Orange and teal is a popular combination used in color grading due to the color contrast it creates; orange and teal are nearly opposite of each other on the color wheel. This tutorial will show you how to combine the Channel…

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How to Create Highlighted Text in Photoshop

There’s no straightforward way to create highlighted text in Photoshop like you can in Adobe InDesign. However, with this trick you can create highlighted text with great results in less than a minute. There are two ways to create highlighted text in Photoshop. The first is to simply draw rectangles behind your text with the…

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Learn how to easily recreate the red/blue duotone color grading using the tone curves. You’ll learn how to do it in two ways and also learn how to create your own custom duotone colors using a straightforward method. Although this is a Lightroom tutorial, it can in Photoshop with the Camera Raw filter (Filter >…

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Vibrancy Masking – How to Get Ultra Vibrant Photos in Photoshop

Learn how to do vibrancy masking in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to increase saturation with the Channel Mixer and then use Vibrancy masking to control whether you want it to affect the vibrant or non-vibrant areas. This technique works amazingly well for landscapes and it’s a great when you want to get the most intense…

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Orange and Teal LUTS and Photoshop Actions

Add amazing orange-teal and orange-blue effects with these free Photoshop actions and LUTs. Orange and teal is a great way to add color contrast to your photos/videos and is used in many movies and posters. It’s also being increasingly used on Instagram and vlogs. The best effect in this package is the “Berlin” look. The…

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Dear Adobe, How to Redesign the Tone Curve

The Curves adjustment is a powerful tool that can do a lot – even replacing multiple adjustment layers (ex. Brightness/Contrast, Color Balance, Photo Filter, etc.). But it’s not intuitive at all. Before you can even begin using the curves adjustment, you first have to spend time learning it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The curves adjustment…

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How to Enhance Freckles and Add a Dim Moody Look in Photoshop

Watch this video to learn how to emphasize freckles and add a dim moody effect in Photoshop. It’s a great tutorial for beginners and will teach you some unique techniques such as how to use the Channel Mixer adjustment layer to bring out freckles, create a dim warm effect with a single Curves adjustment layer,…

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Double Exposure Kit for Photoshop

Create beautiful double exposures with these free Photoshop actions, gradients and textures. This kit makes it super easy to create double exposures in a variety of styles. If you want to learn how to do this from scratch all by yourself, I do have a tutorial for it. But if you just want something to…

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The Best Keyboard and Mouse for Photoshop

Here are the best keyboards and mouse for Photoshop. In this video, you’ll learn how proper keyboards and mouse can significantly improve your workflow and productivity. It’s All About Productivity People tend to use the free keyboard and mouse that their computer came with. But those are usually not the best. For a software like…

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5 Important Post Processing Tips

Today, I’ll be sharing with you 5 unique post processing tips that you should know. You’ll learn helpful tips to improve your post processing skills and also tips about ethics and protecting people’s privacy. There are a lot of post processing tips but I picked the ones that aren’t talked about a lot or is…

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Frequency Separation Photoshop Tutorial (Nondestructive & Fully Editable Layers)

Learn how to retouch skin in Photoshop with a technique called frequency separation. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply frequency separation with a fully editable and nondestructive layer setup. This will let you readjust the settings or even make changes to your original layer without having to redo every single step. Frequency separation…

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