Deke’s Techniques 336: Drawing a Clenched Hand in Illustrator

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques video, Deke demonstrates how to draw a hand (his own) by tracing a sketch (his own). Although the title refers to a clenched hand, a word that normally evokes a fist, you’ll discover next week that what our fists are in fact clenched around is one another…

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Photoshop: Removing an image background

The following Photoshop tutorial (youtube video) shows one of many techniques there are for removing image backgrounds. The technique used doesn’t permanently remove the background pixels in the images, but allows you to further correct and fine-tune the transparent background you create through the use of a Layer Mask. Thank you Rebecca from Canberra, ACT…

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Photoshop Mix Shake Reduction

AdobeCover released a few mobile apps of late, one of them being Photoshop Mix. In this video I take a look at one of the features, Shake Reduction. As one of the more powerful features of the full blown Photoshop CC 2014 I was intrigued at just how well this app would cope, the result,…

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Iris Parts Brushes for Creating Eyes in Photoshop and GIMP

Rings, striations, and various other effects that you can put together to create a realistic looking iris. Includes a base layer for the basic eye color, various layers for adding rings of color, some brushes to add imperfections, striations (the ridges and “burst effect” look that you see on irises), pupils, and even reflections of…

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Topaz Detail – Pro Level Photo Sharpening Plugin – 50% Off Sale

Topaz Detail is like giving your computer an upgraded set of instructions telling it exactly what “detail” looks like in your image. With these instructions, your computer learns how add real sharpness to your images, instead of just naively increasing edge contrast. Because of its unique technology, Topaz Detail naturally makes your photos look more…

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile Is Here – Get Photoshop, Lightroom, $9.99

Get new Adobe Lightroom mobile as part of a special Adobe Creative Cloud plan that also includes Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for desktop. With Lightroom mobile, you can edit, share, and manage your images wherever you are. READ MORE… (posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)…

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Photoshop Plugin Topaz ReMask 50% Special – Now Only $34.99

This month Topaz is promoting their image masking software Topaz ReMask, which will be 50% off from July 15 – 31. They’re also releasing a substantial free update to ReMask for existing customers. There’s lots of masking tools out there, but Topaz has focused on making ReMask the fastest and easiest to use. It’s the…

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Pressed Flowers PNGs – Free Download

From the wonderfully talented and gifted Obsidian Dawn, a free set of pressed flowers. Great for scrapbooking, web layouts, and all kinds of stuff! While pressed and dried, the flowers have retained their colors brilliantly. READ MORE… (posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)…

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 –New And Best Features

A new version of Adobe Photoshop is in the wild – Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. IceFlowStudios takes a look at a few new features that are available to Creative Cloud members now. READ MORE… (posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)…

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Topaz Clean Discount – 50% Off

Topaz is running a 50% sale on Topaz Clean during May. If you’ve ever post-processed a portrait for flawless skin texture, or made a car look clean and polished, or created the perfect sky… you know how difficult it can be. There’s a fine line between “too much” and “not enough” post-processing – and you…

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TOPAZ ADJUST – 50% Off Sale – Contrast/Sharpening/Detail Plugin

MacUser gave Adjust a coveted 5/5 rating, Photoshop User called it a “jewel”, and photographers everywhere use it to create stunning photos that they couldn’t have done otherwise. And now, until the end of the month, Adjust is 50% off – the lowest price it has ever been. READ MORE… (posted by Jennifer Apple for…

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Iris Parts Brushes for Creating Eyes in Photoshop

Get these at Obsidian Dawn. They’re beautiful and they’re free. Rings, striations, and various other effects that you can put together to create a realistic looking iris. Includes a base layer for the basic eye color, various layers for adding rings of color, some brushes to add imperfections, striations (the ridges and “burst effect” look…

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It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jeremy Cowart!

For years now, I’ve always preached the importance and value of personal projects or personal work. The million dollar question that I always get asked is any variation of “How do I get work? How do I get to where you are? How do I make a living as a photographer?”Well, the best answer is…

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I’m Bringing My “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar to Swingin’ London Baby, Yeah!

Greetings from the Airport (well, I’m already on the plane, so “greetings from the Tarmac — I’m on my way to New York to shoot the US Open Tennis Tournament, which kicks off today. But first….I’m heading to London!!! When: Friday, 10, October Where: Conference Centre Westminster Tickets: Only 99£ at http://kelbyone.com/live/uk/ Earlybird Discount: Use the…

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Nikin Encrypts D2X White Balance Meta Data

Posted By PSN Editorial Staff In a post on Adobe’s User to User Forum for Camera Raw, Thomas Knoll, chief engineer for Camera Raw and the original author of Photoshop (developed along with his brotherJohn Knoll) has stated that Nikon has taken the unusual step of encrypting the white balance information contained in NEF files written by…

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Announcing Adobe Lightroom

Posted By Jeff Schewe Adobe announces Adobe® Lightroom®, a new digital photography application and provides a free Public Beta download. Adobe Lightroom Public Beta 1 splash screen. While not known for being adept at keeping secrets (see the PSN article; Adobe accidently leaks Photoshop CS2), Adobe has succeeded in keeping Lightroom (AKA Shadowland) very low profile up…

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It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jason Groupp!

Photos by Peter HurleyHowdy folks! I hope you’re having a great summer! Here in NYC I feel like we’ve had a bit more rain than in the past, but all in all it’s been a very pleasant season, albeit a fast one! I feel like we were just celebrating Memorial Day, and now I’m suddenly…

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Why Isn’t There a Photo Walk In My City?

Here’s our “Week One” update (the official launch was just one week ago):So far we have 564 walks already planned all around the world. (you can see some of the cities that created walks just this weekend, listed above). What an amazing start!!! Also, a big high-five to everyone who has been kicking in the requested…

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