Rotate View tool

A long-desired feature from other leading digital painting tools is the Rotate View tool, which allows you to rotate the document canvas to make otherwise uncomfortable strokes with a digitized art tablet perfectly natural. Press…

Pre-pro prep

If my experience with develop-ing rich media in a collaborative environment has taught me anything, it’s to keep project assets as organized as possible. Even though the layers’ paradigm in Photoshop provides an inherent organizational…

Transform selection

That selection not exactly how you want it? Don’t want to go all the way back into the path and modify it? No problem. Just go to the Select menu and choose Transform Selection and…

Speedy clipping mask

Sometimes a masked layer is just an Option-click (PC: Alt-click) away. Simply click-and-drag the layer to be used as a mask directly above the layer to be masked. Press-and-hold Option (PC: Alt) and hover your…

Invert to alpha

When working with vector- created art and the source art is unavailable, modifying the art to create a logo can be a pain, to say the least particularly when it’s flattened and the background needs…

Glow/Bloom effect

In the same composition, use Select>Color Range to select the high-lights of the base image. Be generous with the Fuzziness, as detail won’t be an issue. Copy the selection to a new layer (Command-J [PC:…

Get into Dodge

Anyone who’s used Photoshop CS3 (or prior) versions and tried to com-posite a human subject into an existing light setup knows that they eventually hit a wall with Levels, Curves, Color Balance andóeven in desperate…

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