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Photoshop tips and Photoshop tutorials by Jennifer AppleThe Photoshop Blog offers the latest Photoshop news and software updates, Photoshop tips and tutorials, and random thoughts from graphic artist and Photoshop expert Jennifer Apple.

Photoshop Tutorial by Jennifer
October 29, 2004
I See iPod People — The Photoshop Silhouette. Learn how to make an iPod ad Silhouette.
Photoshop Elements Resource Center
Created a new section — Photoshop Elements Resource Center — with Free Photoshop Elements Tutorials, and the Latest Photoshop Elements Books.
AV Bros. Release 2 Free Scripts for Photoshop CS
AV Bros. have released 2 free scripts for Photoshop CS, for Windows and Mac.
AV Bros. Circumscriber 1.1 - helps you quickly and easily circumscribe a circle (as the selection) around either two (2) or three (3), points specified by you.
AV Bros. Collector 1.0 - helps you quickly and easily collect various documents into a single Adobe Photoshop multi-layered document. (Each document is placed on a separate layer.)
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In Praise Of Zippy The Chimpanzee
October 28, 2004
Adobe Photoshop BlogFrom CreativePro: "It's hard not to chuckle at the sight of costumed animals placed in human situations. Long before Photoshop, photographers wrangled kittens, puppies, and bunnies into decidedly undignified positions. With Halloween around the corner, Gene Gable takes a look at the sacrifices our pets make for the sake of comedy."
Total Training Announces New Products for Learning Digital Photography and Video
Total Training Presents: Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 and Total Training Presents: Digital Video and Adobe Premiere Elements. Training host Brian Maffitt reveals simple, yet comprehensive ways to retouch and restore photos, and create dynamic, high-quality home movies.
[read full press release]
Mister Retro Releases Machine Wash II Image Filters
Mister Retro has announced the follow-up to their popular Machine Wash Image Filter Collection — with over 60 amazing new filters to texturize, age, and weather layered artwork in Photoshop. Visit their website to test drive the filters online.
Photoshop Tip — Resizing Paths The Easy Way
Adobe Photoshop Blog - Photoshop TipWhen you're using the Pen tool, you can visually resize your path by using the Path Selection tool. To do this, go up in the Options Bar and turn on the checkbox for Show Bounding Box. This puts a Free Transform-like bounding box around your path, and you can use this bounding box to resize your path by dragging the handles (remember to hold the Shift key to resize it proportionately).
 This tip is reprinted by permission, and sponsored by the NAPP.
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New Photoshop Video Tutorials
October 26, 2004
We've added 2 more video tutorials from Total Training: Working With Vector-Based Shapes - Part 1 - which shows how PS vector-based shapes work much like Illustrator, and Working With Vector-Based Shapes - Part 2 - which shows how to create advanced vector-based shapes.
Another Halloween Icon Set
Iconfactory has another Halloween-themed icon set — this one called "Halloween 2004." It comes from Iconfactory artist Kate England and features pumpkin pie, candy corn, caramel apples and more. It's available for download in Mac and PC formats.
The "Instant Photographer" Syndrome
From CreativePro: "Digital cameras have tossed many novices into the deep end of the photographic pool, with the result that learning how to shoot good pictures has been a sink-or-swim affair. Few have grounded their digital knowledge in traditional film basics, like lens length and light metering. It's time to catch up." This is yet another good article on digital photography from Ben Long.
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Akvis Releases Mac Version Of Chameleon
October 22, 2004
Akvis have released the Mac version of their Chameleon plug-in. Chameleon is very easy to handle as it does not require the precise selection of objects. You copy an object, insert it into another picture, press a button and the object adjusts to the new background as chameleons do - adapting to the new color range and blending with the environment.
You can download the fully functional trial version and evaluate it 10 days free of charge.
Photoshop Tip — Shapes Without The Shape Layer
Adobe Photoshop Blog - Photoshop Tip If you use Photoshop's shape tools, by default they create a shape layer (which is basically a layer filled with your foreground color, with a clipping path in the shape of your shape, if that makes any sense). We've had loads of e-mails from users asking us, "Do I have to have that funky shape layer? Can't I just have the shape without the layer and the clipping path?" Absolutely! When you choose one of the shape tools, look up in the options bar and on the far left you'll see three small icons. Click on the third icon from the left and you'll get the shape - no shape layer, no paths, no kidding.
 This tip is reprinted by permission, and sponsored by the NAPP.
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A Citizen's Guide To Wal-Mart's Reaction
October 20, 2004 [permanent link]
Adobe Photoshop BlogVia lost remote: "Today's Jon Stewart controversy: Wal-Mart cancels its order for his book because of a page showing Photoshopped pix of naked Supreme Court justices."
According to the USA TODAY article: "Warner Books publisher Jamie Raab says Wal-Mart canceled its order after seeing the photos because the book "didn't meet their criteria" on potentially offensive material. Wal-Mart spokeswoman Karen Burk says: "We felt a majority of our customers would not be comfortable with the image" of the naked justices."
The book, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, is No. 1 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list for the second week.
Rumors on the street are that if this kind of crass Photoshop manipulation continues, Adobe will have no choice but to add "Photo Retouch Restrictions" in the next version of Photoshop, with code that would block the opening of photos bearing any resemblance to the Chief Justices.
Photoshop How-To: Making Painted-Paper Illustrations
Via CreativePro: "Like the look of collages crafted out of paper pieces but prefer digital tools to manual scissors and glue? See how to make your own paper collages in Adobe Photoshop. In this excerpt from "Adobe Photoshop CS Creative Studio," Luanne Seymour Cohen shows you how to create collages out of digital rather than pulped paper."
Adobe Photoshop BlogFrom Our "Free Stuff" Department - Free Halloween Icons
The Iconfactory's latest freeware icon collection, Snappy Hour Halloween, is now available. This set of 15 icons features a variety of spooky images created by Mindy Weaver and based on artwork from artist Derek Yaniger.
New Photoshop Tutorials
We've added a new video tutorial from Total Training, Photoshop CS Color Management. The clip shows how to create the "ideal settings" for working with color in Photoshop CS. We've also added another tutorial from Jennifer, Pixel Fonts To The Rescue. This one is all about Pixel fonts — how to use them and where to get them.
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Photoshop Video Tutorials
[October 18, 2004]
We've added a collection of free Adobe Photoshop CS video tutorials that you can launch from our site, courtesy of Total Training. [Quicktime is required to view these clips.]
Photoshop Tip — The Hidden Measurement Pop-Down Menu
Adobe Photoshop Blog - Photoshop TipYou probably already know the trick about entering values in measurement fields in the Options bar. You can change your unit of measure by typing in the appropriate abbreviation after the value (for example, if you want 100 pixels, you'd type in "100px"). But there's an even easier way (and you don't have to memorize a bunch of abbreviations). Just type in your number, Control-click (PC: Right-click) in the field and a pop-up list of measurement units will appear. Just choose the one you want and it'll take care of the rest.
 This tip is reprinted by permission, and sponsored by the NAPP.
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New Brush Sets - Street Signs
[October 15, 2004]
Kristy sends this in: "Two new brush sets have been added, both contain different kinds of streetsigns. If you're curious please go to to check the new sets out!"
Dave Cross’s Top Ten New Photoshop Elements Features
From the article: "Compiling your top 10 favorites of anything is difficult, especially when there are many possibilities to choose from. That’s certainly the case with Photoshop Elements 3 — trying to narrow it down to my top 10 new (or improved) features was really a challenge. But, top 10 it is, so here goes…"
After reading through the list, I realized (as Dave Cross notes) that many top Photoshop CS features have now become a part of Elements 3. PSE 3 now includes Camera RAW Support, a Shadows/Highlights tool, a Healing Brush tool, and Photo Filter Adjustment Layers. Makes me wonder what new features the next version of Photoshop will include.
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Adobe Ships Photoshop Elements 3
Adobe has shipped Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 for Windows and Macintosh[October 14, 2004]
Adobe has shipped Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 for Windows and Macintosh, a major upgrade to the company's consumer photo editing software. Photoshop Elements 3.0 software delivers new ways to share, organize and edit photos, allowing people to review, compare and enhance photos and create dynamic slideshows and personalized creations. Owners of previous versions of Photoshop Elements can upgrade to Photoshop Elements 3.0 for Windows for $79.99 (U.S.) and $69.99 (U.S.) for the Mac with an in-box mail in rebate.
Photoshop Elements 3 Users Get Access to 11 New How-to Video Tips at
(Press Release)
Today, in conjunction with the recent shipment of Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, the editors of Photoshop Elements Techniques announced that users can get access to 11 online tutorial video tips that explain how to use the new features in Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 by going to
[read full press release]
Photoshop Tip — Two Easy Ways To Create Transparency
Adobe Photoshop Blog - Photoshop TipThe most common method for making a background transparent back in Photoshop 6.0 is still available to you in Photoshop CS, and that's to go to the Layers palette and simply delete the background layer. That's it. This leaves only the layers that were above the background layer (which already have background transparency). Now, there's another easy way, and that's to go to Photoshop's Save for Web command, switch to the eyedropper tool in the Save for Web's Toolbox, and click on the background color you want to be transparent. Then, just below the Color table on the bottom right of the dialog, click on the first icon, which creates transparency from your selected color.
 This tip is reprinted by permission, and sponsored by the NAPP.
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Pantone Debuts "Mix" — An Online Color Magazine
[October 12, 2004]
Pantone Debuts "Mix" - An Online Color MagazinePantone has announced its new online magazine, "MIX: All About Color." Published quarterly, "MIX" is designed to educate and entertain consumers with seasonal trends, how-to articles, psychology, history, culture, dynamic surveys and polls, and unique feature stories relating to fashion, home and beauty all through the portal of color.
"Consumers are becoming more and more sophisticated. They are taking increasingly greater interest in shaping their worlds visually, and want to be involved in the details of projects," explained Lisa Herbert, executive vice president of Pantone Universe. "In a fun and interactive way, 'MIX' empowers consumers with the tools and know-how that allow them to be their own designer."
Pantone projects 1,000,000 page views a month.
More information is available at
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"Favicons by Jennifer"
[October 10, 2004]
In Mysteries Of The Favicon.ico — How To Create A Favicon In Photoshop, Jennifer will show you how to create one of those tiny custom icons that appear in the address bar of a web browser.
Photoshop Tip — Moving Your Image In Full Screen Mode
Adobe Photoshop Blog - Photoshop TipIn Photoshop CS you can pull off something users have been wanting for years - the ability to change the placement of your entire image once you're in Full Screen Mode (where your image is centered on screen, surrounded by a black border with no menus, palettes, or tools visible). Just enter Full Screen Mode (press f, f, then Tab), hold the Spacebar, and your cursor will change into the Hand tool. Click and drag your entire image anywhere on the screen you'd like. To return to regular mode, press f then Tab.
 This tip is reprinted by permission, and sponsored by the NAPP.
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"Tutorials by Jennifer" launched
[October 07, 2004]
Photoshop tips and Photoshop tutorials - tutorials by jenniferWe're happy to be offer "Tutorials by Jennifer" with How To Resize Images And Maintain Original Sharpness as the first installment. This simple trick will eliminate the dreaded blur often found after resizing. She'll be posting a lot more tutorials soon, so stay tuned.
From Our "Free Stuff" Department - Giant Downloadable Posters!
Full-color posters of National Geographic's classic photography are yours for the takingFull-color posters of National Geographic's classic photography are yours for the taking! You download a PDF file and print the poster in 10 pieces, then tape the panels together. This is very nice photography offered at a very high resolution. How high? See this popup of just the bird's eye from the sample photo on the right for an idea. There are also posters of a lion, a gorilla, and a great shot of a plane over the Florida Keys.
Eye Candy 5 For Photoshop "Textures" Review
When Alien Skin has updated Eye Candy to version 5 they separated the plug-ins package into three collections. The first to be released was Textures, which produces a variety of photo-realistic surfaces, including snake and lizard skin, fur, brick, stone and wood. You can read a review of this package from Ben Long at CreativePro.
PANTONE Announces New Color Referencing System
(Press Release)
Today, Pantone released a free, Web-based cross-referencing utility called PANTONE x-ref that lets people quickly and accurately match colors between PANTONE Color Systems. With PANTONE x-ref, users can easily identify colors in the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM to match a PANTONE for fashion and home color, PANTONE Plastics Color or PANTONE for architecture and interiors color and vise versa, with a few clicks and keystrokes. PANTONE x-ref is available free-of-charge to myPANTONE members at
Photoshop Tip — Zooming All Your Tiled Images at Once
Adobe Photoshop Blog - Photoshop TipIf you've chosen to tile your open your windows (in the Windows menu, under Arrange, choose Tile), in Photoshop CS you get some hidden functionality. If you want all the tile images displayed at the same level of magnification, just hold the shift key, grab the zoom tool, zoom in on one of the images, and all the other tiled images will jump to that same magnification. This is great when you're trying to compare a number of similar images for detail.
 This tip is reprinted by permission, and sponsored by the NAPP.
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The Amazing Technical Illustrations Of Kevin Hulsey
[October 05, 2004]
Adobe Photoshop Inspiration - Kevin HulseyThe next time you have a difficult job to perform in Photoshop or find yourself stuck in a project that is tediously demanding and time-consuming, take a look at the work of Kevin Hulsey and you might not feel so bad anymore. Because this is the kind of work that is so demanding and time-consuming that it's almost frightening. A true Illustrator and Photoshop Guru! We've added him to our Inspiration Section, where you can see some close-ups of his work.
Photoshop Tip — The Advantage of Photo Filter Adjustment Layers
Adobe Photoshop Blog - Photoshop TipOne of the most brilliant things Adobe did when they added Photo Filters to Photoshop CS (these filters replicate the old traditional screw-on lens filters) was to make them Adjustment Layers. By doing this, after you apply the Photo Filter (let's say, for example, you used the 81 filter to warm a cool photo), you can get the Brush tool, set your Foreground color to black, and paint over any areas of the photo you don't want to be warmed. This gives you a level of flexibility you wouldn't get any other way.
 This tip is reprinted by permission, and sponsored by the NAPP.
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We're Off To See The Wiz, The Wonderful Wiz Of PhotoWiz...
[October 04, 2004]
The Plugin Site is is running the PhotoWiz Contest 2004, from October 1 to December 31. This contest is dedicated to all creatively minded photographers. Every month there will be a new topic for which people can post their photos. In October 2004 participants are asked to send in their "Best Photo," in November their "Best Photo Composition" and in December their "Best Photo Correction." At the end of each month a jury will select the winning contributions. A total of 66 prizes worth more than $6,400 are offered to the winners.
[read full press release]
Photoshop Tip — Layer Palette Navigation Speed Tips
Adobe Photoshop Blog - Photoshop TipThe less you need to be in the layers palette, the better (at least when it comes to speed), so here are some shortcuts you'll want to know: To jump to the bottom layer in the palette, press Shift-Option-Left Bracket ([)(PC: Shift-Alt-Left Bracket). To jump to the top layer of the stack, press Shift-Option-Right Bracket (])(PC: Shift-Alt-Right Bracket). To move your current layer down one layer at a time, press Command-Left Bracket (PC: Control-Left Bracket). To move it up one layer at a time, press Command-Right Bracket (PC: Control-Right Bracket). To switch to the layer beneath your current layer, press Option-Left Bracket (PC: Alt-Left Bracket). To switch to the layer above your current layer, press Option-Right Bracket (PC: Alt-Right Bracket)..
 This tip is reprinted by permission, and sponsored by the NAPP.
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New Photoshop Plugins Page
[October 02, 2004]
Because of the overwhelming demand for free Photoshop plugins, we've created a Photoshop Plugins Page with lots of information and links. The page will also feature the latest plugins news, and the latest free Photoshop plugins.
Photoshop Tip — Select Everything On Your Layer In One Click
Adobe Photoshop Blog - Photoshop TipIf you have a layer that contains many objects, you can put a selection around every object on that layer by holding the Command key (PC: Control key) and clicking on that layer's name in the layers palette. This is ideal in situations where you have an object that is heavily feathered or has a flattened drop shadow. If you use this trick, it will look like it only selects the most opaque portion of the image, but when you move it, you'll find it has selected every pixel on the layer, including the soft-edged pixels - it won't leave anything behind.
 This tip is reprinted by permission, and sponsored by the NAPP.
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Did You Know You Could Create An Entire Website In Photoshop?
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