By combining pinpoint control over transparency with an easy way to fix mistakes, Photoshop’s layer masks are the perfect tool for blending two or more photographs together.
Shadows are a part of everyday life and, it sometimes seems, a part of most images we see in print or on the Web.
When preparing a tutorial, a screenshot for a book or magazine article, or an illustration for a technical document, it’s not uncommon to identify a critical area with a circle or a square.
Sometimes a drop shadow needs to fall on only part of the layer or layers below.
It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Duplicate one layer’s layer mask on another layer. It is easy but only if you know the technique. A layer mask is a channel that determines the visibility of the…
There are almost as many ways to minimize red eye using Photoshop as there are people using Photoshop.
Sometimes you need to make it appear that the content of one layer appears both in front of and behind another layer.
There are lots of ways to make a photograph look like a painting. Here’s another one that simulates painted strokes by blurring dark areas of the image and sharpening lighter areas.