Applying Effects Using Filters Using Filters from the Filter Menu in Photoshop can lead to some great effects. Don’t forget that you can apply the effects selectively. Below are screenshots of the 1. final image, 2. output from Accented Edges Filter, and 3. the Layer Mask I used to selectively add the effect. Generally I […]
Viewing a Single Layer in Layer Stack: Sometimes you may want to look at one Layer only among your layer stack. You can do this by holding down Alt (PC) or Option (Mac) and clicking on the eye icon for the layer. To re-instate all the layers, repeat this. Andrei’s power tip: To view just […]
Get Your Layers Organized!: Get into the habit of naming your Layers and grouping them into Folders. It is so much easier to cope with editing your work this way! The second screenshot makes me want to close the file immediately and not edit it ever! Andrei’s power tip: To quickly create a group, select […]
The Drop Shadow FX option has a couple of cool features: When you are using the Layer Style interface you can click on the shadow in the Layer you are work on and move it around. You can save the Shadow onto it’s own Layer; making it so much easier to resize, rotate, transform etc. […]
The Power of Defringe: You may already be fully aware of this, but it bears repeating: Behold the power of DEFRINGE! Lessen the white fringing of your extractions by going into Layer/Matting/Defringe. Experiment with a couple of pixels upwards to help.