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 … continue reading.
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 … continue reading.
Blending in extractions with a gaussian blur: A quick fix way to blend an extracted layer to the background and make it less ‘stuck on’ looking is to duplicate your extracted layer; on the bottom layer run a Gaussian Blur. … continue reading.
Bring Camera RAW filter into your workflow: I love using Camera RAW Filters within Photoshop. It is under the Filter Menu. If you click on the icon shown beneath the red arrow you can scroll through different before/after views. continue reading.
Important consideration when picking “free” stock images: Don’t assume because an image is on a royalty free stock site it is free to use anywhere. There are different types of CC Licenses. I very nearly got caught out this morning … continue reading.