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How to Flip a Layer in Photoshop

How to Flip a Layer in Photoshop

Maybe the most useful feature that makes Photoshop unique, separating it from other editing programs, is the option to edit individual layers, rather than the entire content of an image. This allows us to make changes to one single element of a piece.  The ability to...

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How to Make an Image Transparent in Photoshop

How to Make an Image Transparent in Photoshop

When it comes to working with transparency in Photoshop, the opportunities are endless. Whether you would like to make a single layer transparent, create a transparent selection, or isolate a subject on a transparent background, Photoshop allows you to do it all....

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How To Convert Text To Shapes In Photoshop

How To Convert Text To Shapes In Photoshop

Concerting text layers to shape will allow you to transform it in Photoshop further. It will allow you to change its shape, add some effect and basically edit your text up to your desiring. In this article, I walk you through the different steps to convert a text to a...

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How to Insert an Image into a Layer in Photoshop

How to Insert an Image into a Layer in Photoshop

Whilst you probably know how to import images into a document in Photoshop, one thing you may not know is how to import an image onto a specific layer. When we bring images into an existing Photoshop document, the image is automatically placed on a layer of its own....

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How to Make Gradient Text in Photoshop

How to Make Gradient Text in Photoshop

Adding text to your designs can get a bit boring- especially when you find yourself just adding plain colored text each time. But why not try to jazz up your text a little bit? One great, easy way you can do this involves adding a gradient fill to your text. There are...

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Photoshop Won’t Close? Here’s What to Do!

Photoshop Won’t Close? Here’s What to Do!

We all know how annoying it can be when the computer freezes up. One of the most irritating problems that can happen when Photoshop freezes is that of not being able to close the program. Whether a message along the lines of ‘the document will close after saving has...

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How to Outline an Image in Photoshop

How to Outline an Image in Photoshop

One of the best aspects of Photoshop is its versatility. The program’s wide range of functions means that you can achieve a whole variety of awesome effects. Of all these, one of the most trendy yet simple effects can be made by adding coloured strokes around an...

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PSD Vs PSB – The Difference Between These Photoshop Files

PSD Vs PSB – The Difference Between These Photoshop Files

Have you ever been working on a complex, content-heavy document in Photoshop and noticed that when you go to save your progress, the file saves with the PSB format rather than the PSD one? It can be quite confusing to users who have not come across the file type...

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10 Levitation Photography Tutorials

10 Levitation Photography Tutorials

An art form in its own right, Levitation represents the epitome of what it means to be able to perform magic. Levitation has been at the forefront of photographic interests right from the early days of photography, such as the Dalí Atomicus by Philippe Halsman...

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How to Perspective Warp Text in Photoshop

How to Perspective Warp Text in Photoshop

Warping text to create the illusion that it is disappearing or heading in a set direction is an extremely useful technique. Whether you’re adding it across just a plain background or warping it to follow the perspective within an image, the outcome that you’ll create...

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How to Change Skin Tones in Photoshop

How to Change Skin Tones in Photoshop

Image copyright Getty Images This tutorial only deals with skin tones CORRECTIONS and not changing skin color ENTIRELY. Skin tone corrections are always tricky. However, Photoshop CC has a few neat tools that make the job significantly easier. We can achieve some...

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Corrupted PSD File? Here’s Exactly What to Do

Corrupted PSD File? Here’s Exactly What to Do

One of the most irritating occurrences for a Photoshop user is when the program crashes unexpectedly and you lose all your work. You can search everywhere for the file, then when you find it and open it, it is corrupt. Of course, there are ways to prevent it from...

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10 Most Effective Ways to Reduce Photoshop File Sizes

10 Most Effective Ways to Reduce Photoshop File Sizes

Depending on what you are using Photoshop to do, your documents can end up getting pretty large. Particularly if you are using memory-heavy commands or working on a very high-resolution document, the size of your Photoshop documents can increase really quickly. But...

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How To Create a Silhouette Effect In Photoshop

How To Create a Silhouette Effect In Photoshop

Result of the tutorialSo here we go.  The process will involve 3 separate processes: Separating the foreground using the Quick Selection tool Silhouette conversion using Layer Styles Final touches  The most important thing when creating an effect in photoshop is to...

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How to Find Where Your Photoshop Plugins Are Stored (2 Steps)

How to Find Where Your Photoshop Plugins Are Stored (2 Steps)

If you have ever installed and used plugins in Photoshop, then you might have encountered some difficulties when trying to locate the folder in which your plugins are stored. If this is an issue you are currently experiencing, then don’t worry, as in this article we...

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Are Photoshop Fonts Copyrighted? What You Must Know

Are Photoshop Fonts Copyrighted? What You Must Know

Understanding the terms and conditions of your Photoshop license can be one of the most confusing parts of learning about the program. It can be really time-consuming to have to search extensively for information regarding what you are permitted to do and what you are...

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How to Use Procreate Brushes in Photoshop

How to Use Procreate Brushes in Photoshop

Working across various different pieces of software to produce digital artwork can be really useful since it can offer you a much higher level of versatility. One particularly promising combination is Procreate and Photoshop: Procreate is home to such a wide variety...

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Photoshop Line Tool Stuck on Arrow? Here’s What to Do

Photoshop Line Tool Stuck on Arrow? Here’s What to Do

Unexplained Photoshop mishaps can be really frustrating. One mysterious problem that many users have encountered is the seemingly random changing of the Line Tool into a tool that draws an arrow. In this case, the most annoying thing is that it seems impossible to get...

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How to Copy Layers from One Photoshop File to Another

How to Copy Layers from One Photoshop File to Another

Photoshop‘s position as a layer-based editing program makes it really great for working quickly and non-destructively across different layers. And due to the versatility of the program, there is an endless number of ways in which you can work with these layers to make...

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The Best Ways to Make Money with Photoshop

The Best Ways to Make Money with Photoshop

I’m sure that at some point, we’ve all considered the possibilities of a creative freelancing career or a job from home- making money whilst pursuing a passion. In fact, whilst making money online can be a slow and stressful process, the potential rewards that you can...

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Here’s What to Do if Your Photoshop Canvas Rotated

Here’s What to Do if Your Photoshop Canvas Rotated

Have you ever opened Photoshop and noticed that your canvas has strangely rotated so that the Document Window is no longer straight? What do you do if you accidentally rotate your canvas in Photoshop? Or have you been working on an awesome design only to find that the...

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Export vs. Save As in Photoshop: What’s the Difference?

Export vs. Save As in Photoshop: What’s the Difference?

The technical side of learning Photoshop is often the most confusing aspect to understand. Have you ever saved the same file through two different routes then noticed a mysterious difference in file size, despite the results looking the same as one another? Or have...

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Why Photoshop Changes Your Colors (and What to Do)

Why Photoshop Changes Your Colors (and What to Do)

For photographers, digital artists, and designers, getting the colors to look right in an image can be really tricky. Color is one of the most important elements of visual communication, and the use it can make or break an image. So, it can be incredibly frustrating...

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Step-By-Step: How to Photoshop Text Messages

Step-By-Step: How to Photoshop Text Messages

Editing text messages can be a great way to visually communicate creative storylines, to incorporate technology-inspired typography into your designs, or to simply have fun editing humorous conversations with your friends. And luckily, Photoshop allows you to edit...

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How Do You Make a Stencil from an Image in Photoshop?

How Do You Make a Stencil from an Image in Photoshop?

How Do You Make a Stencil from an Image in Photoshop? Creating and printing a stencil of any image is a great and efficient way to create artwork. And luckily, the method of doing so in Photoshop is quick and simple! All you’ll need is an image to edit and any version...

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Can Photoshop Open SVG Files and What Can You Do with Them?

Can Photoshop Open SVG Files and What Can You Do with Them?

Although Photoshop is not primarily a vector editor, it does allow you to open SVG files. The versions from 2015 onwards support the vector-based file type and offer options to either preserve the vector paths or rasterize the file. Note, however, that Photoshop is...

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How to Make a Single Layer Grayscale in Photoshop

How to Make a Single Layer Grayscale in Photoshop

Making your images grayscale can be a great way of giving them a new element of life, allowing you to communicate different atmospheres through your photography. It’s pretty simple to make an entire image grayscale in Photoshop. But, what about those situations when...

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How to Save a Video in Photoshop

How to Save a Video in Photoshop

Despite Photoshop being mainly used for editing still images rather than time-based media, the programme offers great flexibility when exporting videos. Within the Render Video Window, Photoshop lets you customise the export settings of your videos in so many ways and...

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How to do Bullet Points in Photoshop

How to do Bullet Points in Photoshop

Although there is no built-in feature in Photoshop that is dedicated to creating bullet points, you can add them in a variety of ways. Adding bullet points to your work in Photoshop can be very useful, especially if you’re producing materials that contain large bodies...

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How to Remove All of One Color in Photoshop

How to Remove All of One Color in Photoshop

No matter what you’re using Photoshop for, it is highly likely that you will need to make selections at some point. One common scenario in which you may need to make more complex selections is when you want to eliminate a large area of a single color. In such cases,...

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How to Center Text in Photoshop

How to Center Text in Photoshop

No matter what you’re working on in Photoshop, having a strong composition is a largely important factor of designing. Therefore, knowing how to align or centralise your layers is really valuable. And luckily, the processes involved in doing so couldn’t be simpler! In...

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Can Photoshop Open Ai Files and What Can You Do with Them?

Can Photoshop Open Ai Files and What Can You Do with Them?

Working between Illustrator and Photoshop- two of Adobe’s most popular programs- can be really useful. Due to the differences between the functions that both pieces of software offer, taking advantage of both workspaces is a great way to add a new element of life to...

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Can Photoshop Open PDFs and What Can You Do with Them?

Can Photoshop Open PDFs and What Can You Do with Them?

Famously versatile, Photoshop supports a wide variety of file types, and luckily, the PDF format is one of them. You can open PDFs in Photoshop by choosing File > Open then customizing the settings with which Photoshop imports the file. Once the PDF has been...

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I Can’t Save Files In .PNG Format in Photoshop – Solution

I Can’t Save Files In .PNG Format in Photoshop – Solution

Saving your Photoshop files in the .PNG format can be really useful- especially when you’re hoping to preserve transparency and keep a small file size. But what if the option isn’t available to you? Issues like this are definitely irritating but luckily, we’ve...

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Why Are My Photoshop Brushes Delayed and How Can I Fix it?

Why Are My Photoshop Brushes Delayed and How Can I Fix it?

Photoshop issues that slow down your workflow can be super annoying. We’ve all been there. What’s even more irritating is the amount of time that you have to spend afterward in search of potential solutions. But, if your problem is that your brushes are lagging,...

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20+ Video Tutorials to Learn Matte Painting

20+ Video Tutorials to Learn Matte Painting

What is Matte Painting? Matte Painting refers to an old technique that was mainly used in the film industry. Here's a perfect description of what matte painting is by Wikipedia: "A matte painting is a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location...

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How to Create a Glitch Text Effect with Photoshop

How to Create a Glitch Text Effect with Photoshop

Recently, there have been thousands of designers producing work with a glitch effect. With its futuristic style and vibrant character, the effect can be added to practically any visual form and look awesome. In this article, we’ll discuss how to create a glitch effect...

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How to easily Crop a Layer in Photoshop

How to easily Crop a Layer in Photoshop

There are so many reasons for cropping photos – to remove someone or something, to make our portraits look better, or just to resize our photos so they can fit perfectly into our Instagram feed. In many cases, we are facing an issue when using the crop tool that...

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How do you speed up or slow down an animated gif in photoshop?

How do you speed up or slow down an animated gif in photoshop?

Photoshop is a powerful piece of kit. As an image editor, it’s capable of handling a wide variety of visual media and is not just limited to still images. If you want to jump directly to the VIDEO TUTORIAL click here. In this tutorial, we’re going to explore how to...

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How to Rotate Text in Photoshop

How to Rotate Text in Photoshop

Applying transformations, such as rotations, to your text in Photoshop can be a great way to take your typographic pieces to the next level. Yet, whilst it is fairly simple to rotate bodies of text as a whole, we can encounter problems when we try to rotate individual...

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Zooming and Panning Images in Photoshop

Zooming and Panning Images in Photoshop

Knowing how to navigate a document that you are working on is one of the most important skills to have when it comes to using Photoshop. Zooming in on, scrolling across, or panning along a document is extremely useful, particularly when you want to look closely at...

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How to Create a Radial Blur Action Effect

How to Create a Radial Blur Action Effect

If you’ve ever taken photographs of a subject in action, then you will undoubtedly understand how annoying it can be when you look back at the photos that you had thought would be action-packed and exciting, but they have turned out to be boring and somehow...

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Flatten Image vs. Merge Layers: What’s the Difference?

Flatten Image vs. Merge Layers: What’s the Difference?

To many Photoshop users who have not come across the Merge Layers and Flatten Image functions before, the difference between the two options can seem unclear. Of course, the words ‘merge’ and ‘flatten’ pretty much have the same meaning, right?  However, whilst they...

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Channels vs. Layers in Photoshop: What’s the Difference?

Channels vs. Layers in Photoshop: What’s the Difference?

Amongst beginners, there can often be lots of confusion surrounding channels and how they differ from layers. However, understanding both elements, particularly layers, is especially important when using Photoshop.  This article will help to explain the individual...

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Photoshop Opacity vs. Fill: The Difference and Why it Matters

Photoshop Opacity vs. Fill: The Difference and Why it Matters

Very often, Photoshop users find themselves asking: ‘what’s the difference between the program’s Fill and Opacity options? Do they not both have the same effect on a layer?’. These are both valid questions since both functions are used to control an individual layer’s...

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