Intro to Photoshop CS4
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009 :: 6029 Views
The first batch of Photoshop CS4 videos is here! In these lessons we start from the beginning again using Adobe's new Photoshop CS4. Whether you're new to Photoshop, or just new to CS4, you're sure to find something useful in these seven videos. You'll create your first layered, Photoshop document (PSD), explore the new CS4 workspace and explor...
Intro to Photoshop CS4 Part 2
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 :: 2017 Views
In this lesson we'll take a closer look at the new Adjustments and Masks panels in Photoshop CS4. We'll also use some more selection tools and begin working with layer masks. Download the files used in this lesson here.
Photoshop CS4 - Retouching Tools
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 :: 4500 Views
In this lesson we'll look at the different retouching tools in Photoshop CS4 - the clone stamp, healing brushes, patch tool, red eye tool, dodge, burn and sponge tools.
Photoshop CS4 - Eight Very Useful New Photoshop Tweaks
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 :: 1485 Views
This isn't really a lesson. It's more of a "Whats new and actually useful in Photoshop CS4?" series of videos. Why only eight new features mentioned? Certainly there are numerous changes that have been made to CS4, but these particular features are immediately useful and will probably become part of your regular CS4 workflow. These eight, brief...
Adobe Bridge CS4 - New Features
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 :: 1475 Views
Not necessarily a lesson, more of a quick look at some of the cool new features found in Bridge CS4.
ePhotoPros.com Greeting Card Templates
Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009 :: 2218 Views
In this video we'll take a quick look at how our PSD greeting card templates are laid out, and how to go about adding in your own image.
ePhotoPros Blank Greeting Card Template - Design Examples
Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 :: 4535 Views
In these videos we'll go through three different examples of possible greeting card designs using our blank greeting card template 1, available for download (premium members) in Downloads. We also make use of several patterns, textures and some custom shapes, all available in Downloads. In the first video we look at using Kuler to pick out or creat...
Photoshop CS4 - Kuler Extension
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 :: 4705 Views
Kuler is an extension for Photoshop CS4 that lets you browse for color schemes or create your own. Once you've created a scheme, save it and add it to your swatches panel. This video is a quick rundown of the features of this handy little panel.
Kuler - Build A Color Scheme Around A Single Color
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 :: 1216 Views
In this video we look at the very basic function of Kuler, an extension for Adobe Photoshop CS4. Define your base color, then select a rule, and Kuler will build a color scheme around your selected color. Add some color to dull layouts. Not sure what colors go with your main color? Let Kuler build a color scheme for you!
Optimize Your Exported JPEGs For 4x6 Output At Your Lab - Photoshop
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 :: 2499 Views
Uploading a large number of JPEGs to your lab for 4x6 proofs? Optimize your JPEGs for shorter FTP upload times and happy lab techs. These videos deal with the Image Processor and Dr. Brown's 1-2-3 Process dialogs in Photoshop CS4, and how to resize your JPEG files upon export so that they are a nice small, lab friendly size, and perfect for printin...
Modifying Photoshop Patterns
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 :: 3115 Views
In this lesson we look at how to add color to black and white Photoshop pattern overlay styles using color overlays and different blend modes. We also take a quick look at some scaling limitations using the scale slider for the pattern overaly, and how to use high res patterns in low res web graphics.
Adding Texture To An Image
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 :: 3341 Views
In this video we look at an example of how to easily apply a texture to a digital image to add some interest to the image. Using the multiply blend mode, a layer mask and a diffused glow, we create a simple, but interesting effect using one of our textures available to premium members in Downloads.
Photoshop CS4 - The Arrange Documents Menu
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 :: 1379 Views
Avoid the mess of having to move a bunch of Photoshop windows around or clicking through multiple tabbed windows to find the image you're looking for. Save time by using the Arrange Documents menu and arrange all your open documents in a configuration that works for you. View multiple windows at one time, edit your smart objects and watch them upda...
Photoshop CS4 - Open Type Ligatures
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 :: 2423 Views
In this video we look at using the ligatures in the Open Type options found in the Character panel to transform bland typography into elegant and professional typography.
Adobe Configurator For Non-Programmers.
Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2009 :: 2285 Views
Have you ever wanted to customize your own panel to use in Photoshop CS4? In these four videos we look at downloading and installing custom Photoshop CS4 panels and creating your own custom panels using Adobe Configurator.
Photoshop CS4 - Brushes Panel - Scattered Brush Effect
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 :: 4215 Views
Don't waste any more time applying several different brush strokes to achieve a randomized effect. Use the brushes panel in Photoshop CS4 to setup a scattered/randomized brush effect which only requires one pass of your digital brush. Randomize size, angle, opacity, color and brush tip count.
In this video we detail how to go about setting up a sc...
Adobe Bridge CS4 - Output Workspace
Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 :: 1450 Views
These two videos take a look at the Output Workspace in Adobe Bridge CS4 and how to go about outputting select files as PDFs and web galleries.
Photoshop CS4 - Content Aware Scale
Posted on Friday, September 18, 2009 :: 993 Views
Adobe Photoshop CS4's Content Aware Scale option lets you resize an image without losing some of the important details that you might lose with cropping. This video shows two example uses of this powerful new feature.
Create a Greeting Card Template PSD - Part 1
Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009 :: 2282 Views
In this four part project we go over the creation process of a greeting card template in Photoshop CS4. In part 1 we lay down the background color and apply a texture using the Dirty Pictures plug-in from Totally Rad Actions.
Create a Greeting Card Template PSD - Part 2
Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009 :: 1643 Views
In this four part project we go over the creation process of a greeting card template in Photoshop CS4. In part 2 we create the holiday theme by adding a custom Photoshop brush (a grunge snowflake to be exact) and we set up our 'image container', a smart object used as a placeholder for the photographic image.
Create a Greeting Card Template PSD - Part 3
Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009 :: 2133 Views
In this four part project we go over the creation process of a greeting card template in Photoshop CS4. In part 3 we add the text greeting and adjust the linespacing and kerning to make the text more aesthetically pleasing.
Create a Greeting Card Template PSD - Part 4
Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009 :: 1391 Views
In this four part project we go over the creation process of a greeting card template in Photoshop CS4. In part 4 we add some paint splatters using our Ink Splatter Photoshop brushes to add to the grunge nature of the design. We also add in some placeholder text and go over replacing the image placeholder with an actual image.
Create a Greeting Card Template PSD - Part 5
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 :: 1932 Views
A continuation of our four part greeting card template project. In part 5 we start a new design with big bold shapes and colors. This video covers the creation of the background using a solid color fill and pattern overlay. We also add some vector elements to the design.
Create a Greeting Card Template PSD - Part 6
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 :: 1001 Views
A continuation of our four part greeting card template project. In part 6 we modify some text by converting it to a shape and manipulating certain anchor points with the direct select tool. We then create a curved path with the pen tool and place some text along said path.
Create a Greeting Card Template PSD - Part 7
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 :: 2076 Views
A continuation of our four part greeting card template project. In part 7 we use the brush tool to create a rough sketch of the decoration we'll later create as a vector graphic using the pen tool.
Create a Greeting Card Template PSD - Part 8
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 :: 1408 Views
A continuation of our four part greeting card template project. In part 8 we create a vector stocking decoration using the pen tool to finish up the design.
Create a Flush Mount Album Page Template
Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 :: 2294 Views
Create a template for layouts that you use often while designing your flush mount albums. In this video we go over the creation of a 10x10, triple opening PSD template in Adobe's Photoshop CS4.
20 x 10 Panoramic Collage Template
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 :: 3420 Views
In this video we'll build a 20 x 10 collage template for a kids/baby shoot type of project in Photoshop CS4. For this template we'll make use of smart objects and the Replace Contents command.
Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip: Opacity vs. Fill
Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 :: 3830 Views
In this video we look at the difference between the Opacity slider and the Fill slider, both found in the layers panel inside of Photoshop.