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Download & Install Custom Brushes in Photoshop

Download & Install Brushes Into Photoshop CS6 – CS5 – CC Learn how to install custom brush presets in Adobe Photoshop by following the step by step guide or watching the video abd joining in with me. Once you know how to do it then it’s time for the fun part! Scroll down to the […]

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Easy Cartoons In Photoshop

Using Plugins & Filters To Create Cartoon Effects As the Photoshop communities insatiable hunger grows for new and exciting ways to create cartoons easily in Photoshop, i have devised a method using the Topaz Labs plugin to create custom cartoon effects quickly and easily in Photoshop. I have covered this topic before and if you […]

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Photoshop Exposed Advertising Fails

Diagnosis Photoshoposis. The media a well oiled consistent news churning machine, relied upon by the masses who tune in for breakfast, take a dose on the long train journey to work followed by a cheeky gossip at work. Now with such an insatiable thirst for news, surely they couldn’t get it right all the time. […]

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Color Lookup Adjustments In Photoshop

Photoshop Photography, Applying Color Lookup To Enhance Images Essentially color lookup is an adjustment layer within Photoshop used to select individual colors and re map them, completely transforming the look and feel of the image according to each preset. In human language that translates to a filter similar to those built into smartphone camera apps […]

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How To Photoshop Out Red Eye

Ever looked back at some once in a lifetime photographs only to find out that you have red eye in the image? Most auto red eye removal apps literally blacken out eyes and it can be noticeable especially if it is a working piece for editing. Here we are going to learn how to remove […]

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How To Photoshop Out a Background

Ever wanted to look like you are in mexico? stood in front of the Eiffel tower or with the queen?, people have been looking for an easy way to change a background on an image easily since the dawn of Photoshop Time. The magic wand was great, in its heyday but now we use the […]

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Create a Brick Wall Portrait in Photoshop

Create a Brick Wall Portrait in Photoshop Tutorial Ever wanted to release your artistic side, or make your best side look like wall art? By utilizing Displacement Maps, Filters & Blend options it’ts now possible in Photoshop. Follow along by watching the video with me below, or go old school with the step by step […]

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Download Free HDR Photoshop Actions

HDR Effect Action Pack: By far the best HDR Action pack available to download for Photoshop, tons of presets to choose from including; 3 Step Exposure Shadow Boost Restore Highlights Midtone Contrast Exposure Auto DRI Full HDR Action Presets; HDR Sepia HDR Antique HDR Grunge HDR Pro Film HDR Action Pack Photoshop CC – CS6 […]

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Better Black & White: Photoshop CC 2015

How To Create More Than a Standard Desaturation. Photography, since the 1800s has been deep rooted by the presence of black and white images, since Thomas Wedgwood utilized the camera obscura principle to create the idea of photography, it all started with black and white. It took us all the way until the 90s to […]

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Install Plugins Into Photoshop

Installing Topaz Labs Plugins I am going to be doing a few tutorials which utilize plugins, today you can learn where i get my awesome plugins from plus learn how to install plugins into Photoshop. Plugins can be a really handy tool to have as they can be a great time saver for effects, retouching […]

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Single Color Splash Effect

Enhanced Black & White, with a splash of color To create emphasis on a certain area, Photoshop has some magical tools to transform ordinary looking images into pieces of art. I’m not saying i’m an artist by any means but you can truly appreciate an image when you know the work that has gone into […]

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Cinematic, Gritty Movie Effect In Photoshop

Creating a Cinematic Movie Effect In Photoshop: If you want dramatic images with a theater like feel, you might be wondering how to create a gritty, authentic looking images. Photoshop is the leading software for the theatres, now it’s our Turn to transform an every day image into a movie cover easily by watching the […]

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Mirror an Image In Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Photoshop With Skandy Keyboard shortcuts, Photoshop has hundreds of them and trying to understand what they all are ( nevermind what they mean ) is an emotional mine field only leveled in difficulty by learning a new language… Then trying to navigate a keyboard configured by said language. Learn how to create […]

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Download Free Pretty Lady Photoshop Actions

Download Free Pretty Lady Photoshop Actions This pack of 10 action presets are perfect for human retouching or photo manipulation, choose from a range of auto enhancing effects to give any image a beautiful glow and photoshoot effect. All of the effects in this download are fully customizeable and you can choose to add a […]

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Change The Color Of Eyes in Photoshop

Photoshop has a colored contact lenses section, using quick masking you can literally change the color of eyes quickly and easily. Check out our step by step guide below or join in with me by watching the video tutorial below. Step 1 – Preparing our Image Start by dragging and dropping the image you are […]

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Remove Backgrounds From Difficult Edged Images In Photoshop

Since i posted the last tutorial, a couple of people have been struggling to change or remove the background on a difficult edged image so i thought as its an integral part of using Photoshop i’d post a recap with a bit more of an explanation on using Refine Edge. Follow along with the step […]

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Tattoo Design Photoshop Tutorial

Design Your Own Custom Sleeve In Just a Few Minutes. Personally i do not have any tattoos but i have friends who are crazy for them, they seem to have an insatiable need for the needle. Some people literally walk into a tattoo parlor, choose a design right off the wall and walk out sporting […]

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How To Create a Professional Watermark

Why Are Watermarks so Important? Visually watermarks need to be as less intrusive as possible, the idea here is to protect yourself and your images whilst promoting your brand but without ruining the beauty of the image. Follow along with me in the video below and i will show you how to create a custom […]

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Real Handwriting In Photoshop

Create Handwritten Messages On Any Surface In Adobe Photoshop Follow along with me in the video below to learn how to super impose text onto surfaces, create easy handwritten messages by warping text and how to utilize Gaussian Blur and layer masking to give our text that real feel. Submit & Get Featured Submit your […]

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Ink Splatter Brushes For Photoshop

A mixed bag of 10 Ink Splatter Brushes to download for Adobe Photoshop, i like to use these brushes while editing backgrounds especially in photo manipulations. These brushes are of fantastic quality even at large sizes and complement any Photoshop handyman’s brush tool box. I have used these brushes in my HD photo manipulation tutorial […]

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Dispersion Scattering Effect In Photoshop

We all love a pixel explosion every once in a while, creating a dispersion effect in Adobe Photoshop is the perfect way to add a little superhero to your images. We will achieve this by utilizing duplicates of our foreground image and using layer masking to bring them in and out of view. Take a […]

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Double Exposure – Camera vs Photoshop

What’s The Difference? In photography terms this effect is known as a “multiple exposure” or the process used to combine two separate images together to create one image, this will be referred to as analogue. In Photoshop the same effect can be achieved by manually combining two separate images together using layer masking & level […]

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Photoshop CC 2015 Camera Raw Tutorial

#1 Controlling Exposure, Colors, Contrast, Light & Dark Originally designed for high end, DSLR cameras Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw is a functionality designed and refined for photographers. Sometimes we find our situations where the opportunity is “now” and if we don’t take the shot there and then, the moment is forever lost. The art of […]

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43 Free Photoshop Tutorials

Check out our new YouTube Channel trailer, over 50 Learn alongs! Photoshop Tutorials I have collaborated a list of my top Photoshop tutorials for you guys to have a look through, if you are a Photographer looking to brush up on your skills or a Graphic Designer searching for a fresh idea Skandy Tutorials has […]

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Cartoon Sketch Effect Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Photoshop With Skandy. Turn any image into an incredible cartoon sketch in under 60 seconds. This tutorial is great for adding quick effects and getting to grips with Photoshop. It works great both with images of high and average resolution, follow along with me by watching the video below or read through […]

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How To Install Fonts Into Photoshop

Downloading Fonts, Installing, Then Applying Them Into Photoshop. Firstly i would recommend using DaFont.com as they have a gigantic selection of custom fonts to choose from, i would also recommend having 7zip installed too (links below) Download Free Fonts – DaFont Free Zip Software ( for Windows & Mac ) – 7Zip Submit & Get […]

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Photoshop CC 2015, Camera Raw #3

Focal Point Lighting. Adjusting the exposure is a fundamental part of any Photographers arsenal, producing the same effect across the whole of the image. If you wanted to create a “spotlight” or “focal point” lighting effect but didn’t have the equipment to do it, or you captured a well lit image & simply wanted to […]

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How To Photoshop Water Drops

Create stunning high definition water droplets to add to almost any image, add a little bit of twinkle with a reflection and make the droplet seem as if it it running down a surface by using liquify. I really enjoyed making this tutorial as the end product came out really well. Follow along with the […]

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Do Photographers Need Insurance? – FAQ

Public Liability & Public Indemnity Unraveled. I speak to a lot of photographers, some do have insurance some don’t. It all boils down to the line of work to which you are involved in, if you are a simple hobbyist taking a few snaps for friends and family on a non commercial basis then insurance […]

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Industry Retouching Techniques In Photoshop

The industry, full of techniques and tricks to turn a selfie into a magasine cover. Professional editors use these techniques and i’ve uncovered how you can too. Take a read of the guide below or sit back and watch the video while i take you through it step by step. Have the image already dragged […]

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Cross Processing In Photoshop CC 2015

Photoshop For Photographers Tutorials. There are a lot of photographers out there, each seemingly producing a unique touch of magic when they capture an image. Photoshop will represent the wand in this case and by using a few simple steps you can change the look and feel of any image quickly and easily. Three Steps […]

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How To Change Hair Color in Photoshop

Before you go out and buy hair dye, why not see what your hair would look like if you changed the color in Photoshop. Here you can learn a range of techniques to adjusting hair tones. Follow along the step by step guide below or come and change some hair color with me in the […]

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Create a Cartoon Effect in Photoshop

This Photoshop Tutorial teaches you step by step, how to create a cartoon effect by using the Pen Tool & the Brush Tool. We are going to be adding coloring plus shading to add a light and shade effect to our cartoon. Read the step by step guide or watch the video below to learn […]

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How to Photoshop a Reflection Into Sunglasses

Make it look like you have the Toronto skyline or New York High Street reflecting in your sunglasses or add a custom reflection to anything in Adobe Photoshop!. Read through the step by step guide below or get some extra tips by following along in the video with me. Step 1 – Preparing Our Image […]

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Combine Images Using Vanishing Point In Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we are going to learn how to change the shape of an image to make it look like it is actually part of another image, for example hanging a picture on a wall. To do this we are going to be using a Photoshop favorite, vanishing point. Step 1 – Preparing […]

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Smoke Brushes For Photoshop

Download a range of Cool smokey Photoshop brushes, one of my favorite brushes for creating dispersion effects. These high quality smokey brushes do not lose quality at even the largest of sizes. Downloaded & installed on CS5, CS6 & CC. They should also work on all newer and most older versions. smokey brush download 0.73 […]

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How To Photoshop Artificial Facial Hair

In this Photoshop Tutorial, you can learn how to create custom facial hair. We are going to be creating a brand new brush preset to look like a hair follicle then using brush customization to enhance the effect. Read the step by step guide below or watch the video to learn how. Step 1 – […]

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How To Download & Add Actions into Photoshop

Adding Actions Into Photoshop CS6 – CS5 – CC Watch the video tutorial with me below to learn how to download, install, and use Photoshop Actions. Then choose from one of our actions and put your creative hat on. – Download Free Premium Photoshop Actions – Submit & Get Featured Submit your photographs for a […]

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Download Free Premium Looks Photoshop Actions

Premium Looks By Sparkle Stock: Choose from 5 beautiful unique presets to add that professional touch to your image, each of the 5 contains tons of steps you can customize or add in whichever way you see fit. An extra added bonus is 3 very handy light leak effects to add a finish to your […]

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6 Photography Tricks & Tips For The Photographer At Heart

A large proportion of our readers classify themselves as beginners, professional photographers are always looking for new photography tips too suggesting we have a tendency to always try something once. This article collates a bunch of useful information that even the most seasoned of Photographers may find useful.. Understanding Exposure Image by Pixgood1. What Is […]

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Soft Color Lighting In Photoshop

Enhanced Photoshoot Editing Using Blend Modes. Soft Light, probably the best blend mode available in Adobe Photoshop. I speak to a lot of Photographers online and when asked about their opinion of soft light, around 75% had used it before. There were a few who religiously stick by soft light & use it on almost […]

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Long Exposure, The Short Way

4 Top Tips For Long Exposure No longer do we have to think of a photograph as a still image, to breathe more life into our images we try new, savvy, creative ways and Long Exposure is one of them. The beauty of it all lies in motion, running water such as a river or […]

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He Asked To Be Photoshopped Into a Picture. Here We Go Again.

Here’s what happens when trolls come to the rescue. If you are a member of any Photoshop or Photography based group you will always find the good, the bad and the evil. Sometimes it could just be a simple request to edit a family members picture or a quiet lesson on soft light, either way […]

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The Top 5 Free Photoshop Plugins

Explore & Download Completely FREE Photoshop Plugins Photoshop in all of its glory is difficult even in the eyes of masters, implying we’ve got to seek out new & inventive ways around fickle issues. Guaranteed time eater with no guaranteed results. Here’s some unbelievable free Photoshop plugins to increase productivity and decrease stress levels. ( […]

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Change The Color Of Anything In Photoshop

Ever wanted to change the color of your car? maybe even the wallpaper? In this easy to use guide i show you step by step how to select out and change the color of anything in Adobe Photoshop. Follow along with the step by step guide or watch the video to follow along with me […]

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Add An Image Into Text In Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Tutorial With Skandy Adding an image inside of text just got a whole lot easier in Photoshop, using only a few short keyboard commands you can create a clipping mask to crop out the whole of the outside of the text. Also we add some other cool effects to make the image […]

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Fake or Real – 8 of the creepiest pictures on the Internet.

Fake or Real Halloween Special! Could you tell the difference between a real or fake image? Because it’s Halloween we have decided to put together a compilation to see if you can spot the fakes and verify the true images. From CCTV stills of a woman with extraordinary neck muscles to an unknown lady suffering […]

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How Can Frequency Separation Help Us Achieve Smoother Skin?

Retouching Skin In Photoshop One of the most used “features” of Adobe Photoshop is skin retouching or skin smoothing, the tricky part is maintaining high quality texture. Think about it, if i were to add a layer on top of my photograph then paint over the top with a brush, ii would achieve color but […]

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Un Boxing Acer Aspire E5-571 8GB I7 Laptop & Review

It Has Finally Arrived! Basically i have been using a pretty standard PC to edit videos, create these articles and other numerous projects i am working on. I think the ram is 2 GB and the processor from the 1950s and a graphics card only a Super Nintendo would be proud of. This is no […]

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Smokey Dispersion Effect in Photoshop

Thanks to Shirin Tank Photography for this lovely base image, i applied a Smokey Dispersion Effect and created this step by step video and written tutorial to show you how. Step 1 – Preparing our image If you already have a .PNG or transparent background image then just drag and drop into Photoshop, hit Ctrl […]

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Download Free PFx Stickers & Tapes Photoshop Actions

PFx Stickers & Tapes: Great action pack for adding images inside of stickers, choose from two main presets ( Stickers or Tapes ) then in the drop down menu select the desired Sticker or Tape. Download PFx Stickers & Tapes 95.86 KB Download

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The Photoshop Pen Tool Handbook

The pen tool, like marmite, loved by some and despised by others. Never have i heard so many Photoshop disaster stories surronding the ever elusive pen tool. From personal experience i can only say that keyboard commands are crucial here, each one applies a different effect and sometimes needed sequentially or the result is ghasttly. […]

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Watermarking Images, Record Easy Photoshop Actions.

Bulk upload your watermark Using your logo or brand as a brush preset is great if you are working on a few images but what if you needed to watermark 100 images quickly? Maybe for a client preview or you need to send images out to clients and want to make sure your art is […]

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Photoshop CC 2015, Camera Raw #2

Photoshoot Correction, Smoothing & Vignettes. Picture the scene, you have just finished what you deem to be a successful photoshoot, the client seems happy and you feel that you have taken a sufficient number of diverse interesting pictures. Upon review you feel that maybe the colors don’t pop enough, maybe the lights could have been […]

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Take Better Pictures With Your Smartphone

6 Tricks to make smartphone images pop. I-Phone, Android, HTC, Nokia and all the other smartphone providers may be in fierce competition with each other, as the consumer we will benefit heavily from cheaper higher tech handsets. By higher tech i mean specifically the camera, take the S6 for example , boasting its 16 MP […]

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HD Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

Photoshop is the number one photo editing software in the world, offering a range of photo manipulation techniques. In this tutorial we run through, step by step some of the tips and tricks to create and add vibrant photo manipulation to any photo. Step 1 – Preparing our image And Background Drag and drop the […]

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Grunge Brushes For Photoshop

3 very high quality grunge brushes for Photoshop, i have used these before for bringing through lower layered images with masking to get a really cool effect. Wonderful at a large size and a plus for your brush tool box. Grunge Brushes.zip 1.43 MB Download

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Torn Paper Brushes For Photoshop

A great selection of Torn Paper Brushes for Adobe Photoshop, these rough edged brushes are fantastic at a large size and can be a handy set for your brush tool box. Torn Paper Brushes.zip 219.48 KB Download

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Top 5 Photoshop Q & A

We collaborated with Pixelobby.com to bring you this video blog So i decided to go on camera to share some Photoshop tips and tricks, where to find some cool additions to Photoshop and all round general Adobeness. Here i present to you my top 5, Photoshop Questions and answers, let me know if you want […]

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Wood Engraving In Photoshop

Manipulating Wooden Textures Easily Me and a friend have been working on a concept for a new idea, we figured that as it will be wood related ( that’s all i can say really) then we need a logo that is engraved or is interacting with wood in some way to relate to the theme […]

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