Recent Photoshop Articles

The Difference Between Vibrance and Saturation

The difference between the saturation and vibrance sliders might seem small or even imperceptible at times, but the two have distinct purposes and functions that make them useful for separate applications. This fantastic video tutorial will show you the differences between vibrance and saturation as well as how to use them to improve your photos.

How to Edit a Portrait in Photoshop

Knowing how to pose your subject, light them properly, and take a good photo is only half of what it takes to create a good portrait. Knowing how to retouch your subject effectively while still maintaining a natural look is the other half of creating a successful portrait, and this fantastic video tutorial will show you how to do it.

How to Create Awesome Pet Photos at Home

Have you ever wanted to take a decent photo of your pets? Maybe you want to print them or post them to social media, but don't have a studio? Check this out.

A Beginner's Guide To Removing Backgrounds in Photoshop

There are few tasks in Adobe Photoshop that are more irritating to do, and as a beginner, that irritation is increased tenfold when you need to cut a subject out from an image. Well, if you're a beginner who wants to add this skill to their repertoire, start here.

Use Photoshop's Select and Mask To Extract Hair in Seconds

In this video tutorial, watch as Abbey Esparza shows you the best ways to use select and mask in Photoshop. Using select and mask can be tricky, to select hair, but this tutorial will show you how to do it in seconds.

Tweak Photoshop CC to Export Layers to Files With Proper Names

When saving layers into separate files using the in-built Photoshop script we always get this annoying string of numbers at the start before the filename. But now I'm going to show you how to make a quick tweak to change that forever.

Top 5 Most Powerful Photoshop Selection Tools

Whether you're a veteran of Photoshop, or you're just starting to dip your toe in those complex waters, making selections is something you'll need to be au fait with. So, here are the five best tools for doing so.

How To Turn Skin Pale and Hair Gray in Photoshop

In this video tutorial watch as I show you how to turn skin pale and hair gray in Photoshop. I have used these two techniques on many images now, and this way is far more adaptable than simply using a desaturate filter.

How To Create Supernatural Eyes in Photoshop

In this video tutorial watch as Abbey Esparza shows you how to create supernatural eyes in Photoshop. This is a great tutorial for anyone who wants to create creepy conceptual images.

How To Color Grade Video in Adobe Photoshop

Color grading can make or break footage, no matter how impressive the clip is. But did you know you can color grade in Photoshop? If you're not familiar with Premiere Pro or other video software, this could be very useful indeed.

Why Don't We Have Automatic Sensor Dust Removal in Lightroom Yet?

Artificial intelligence is pervading every corner of our digital lives, and Adobe is powering their editing software with Sensei, their artificially intelligent tool. But so far, it's lacking the ability to deal with the common issue of sensor spots automatically in Lightroom, which would make our lives much easier.

How To Create a Doll Effect in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, watch as Abbey Esparza shows you how to create a doll eye effect in Photoshop and why you need to use them. This is a great tutorial for anyone who works within the fantasy genre.

How To Create This Cyberpunk Noir Image in Photoshop

In this video walkthrough, watch as I show you all the steps it took to create this black and white cyber noir composite in Photoshop. This is a full walkthrough showing my process from beginning to end.

How This Artist Created an Evil Santa Image in Photoshop

In this video walkthrough, watch as Dean Samed shows you all the steps it took to create this evil Santa composite portrait in Photoshop. This is a full walkthrough showing Samed's process from beginning to end.

A Complete Guide to Editing a Portrait in Photoshop

Lighting and taking a great portrait is certainly a challenge, but it is only half of what it takes to create a compelling image, as you will need to have top editing skills in addition. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to edit a portrait in Photoshop from start to finish.

A Beginner's Guide to Photoshop on iPad

Photoshop on iPad has continued to grow and now offers a lot of the functionality of the desktop version while on the go. There are some differences in its usage, however, and if you are new to the app, this fantastic video tutorial will show you everything you need to know.

How To Add Patterns To Clothes in Photoshop

Was your portrait lacking the interesting wardrobe you wanted it to have? Are you planning a shoot but can't attain the range of garments you're after? Well, here's how you can revolutionize pieces of clothing in post.

How to Make Someone Look Younger Using Photoshop

Photoshop is a powerful tool for retouching a person's appearance, and one of the most impressive things it can do is convincingly make someone look younger. This fantastic video tutorial will show you how to adjust all of a person's features to take away years from their appearance.

How I Created This Neon Synthwave Design in Photoshop

In this video walkthrough, I will show you all the steps it took to create this neon homage to Synthwave in Photoshop. Synthwave is a genre of music that has striking conceptual imagery to accompany the albums.

Top Three Hacks for Cutting Out Hair in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, watch as Dean Samed shows you how the top three hacks for cutting out hair in Photoshop. Each one is a great way to get those tricky hair cutouts mastered.

Smart Objects and Why You Need To Use Them in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, watch as Abbey Esparza shows you all about Smart Objects in Photoshop and why you need to use them. This is definitely a good tutorial for those who still work destructively.

How to Create a Dark and Moody Look in Photoshop

No doubt, the dark and moody look is highly popular nowadays, and it actually is not particularly difficult or time-consuming to achieve in Photoshop. This excellent video tutorial will show you what kind of photos work well for such a style and how to create it.

Use Adobe Sensei to Easily Colorize Black and White Photos in Photoshop CC

Did you know that using artificial intelligence wizardry, Adobe Sensei, Photoshop CC can now colorize your black and white photos in just a few clicks? Well, find out how to do it, and how to do a little tweaking to make some realistic colorized images from your black and white photographs.

10 Tips for Getting Even More Out of Layers Masks in Photoshop

Layer masks are by far one of the most important tools in your Photoshop arsenal, and their power and versatility go way beyond simply showing or hiding things. This excellent video tutorial will give newcomers and seasoned pros alike 10 helpful tips for getting more out of layer masks when working in Photoshop.

How To Paint Fantasy Skin Tones in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, watch as Abbey Esparza shows you how she creates fantasy skin tones in Photoshop. This is a very versatile trick that can be used on a number of different types of images.

LuminarAI​ Is Out: Fstoppers Takes a Look at This New Software

Have you noticed it's been almost impossible to miss all the discussions, arguments, praise, and ads about Skylum's new AI-based software editor, LuminarAI​? It's available for purchase now, and people will get a chance to see how it measures up to their expectations.

Is the End Nigh? Technology Doesn't Mean the End of Photography

In his trademark understated introduction, Ted Forbes acknowledges that technology is a charged conversation for photographers. Photographers are something of a Luddite-like bunch. On the whole, we seem to have a preference for the technology we learned the craft on. Be that a medium format film camera, a digital DSLR and an early version of Photoshop Elements or a more modern mirrorless, we seem to stand up against the tide of change like it's in our DNA. What are we going to do about the rise of machine learning?

How to Create Realistic Water Reflections Using Photoshop

Replacing the sky can be a powerful and valuable tool for photographers in a wide range of genres ranging from real estate to landscapes or weddings. When there is water is the shot, this can significantly complicate the process, but this fantastic tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop to add realistic reflections for a more complete photo.

How to Get Naturally Intense Color in Your Images Using Photoshop

Most of us love images with vibrant, intense colors that pop off the screen and entrance our viewers. Getting that look in a tasteful manner takes a lot more than simply pumping the saturation slider to garish levels, however. This excellent video tutorial will show you some helpful techniques for making colors pop in a tasteful way using Photoshop.

Attack on Titan: Hyper-Real Photoshop Homage

In this video tutorial, watch as Dean Samed shows you how he created a homage to Attack on Titan in Photoshop. This is a full walkthrough of the entire process and definitely worth the watch to see another photo manipulator's workflow.

How To Create Digital Face Paint Effect in Photoshop

In this video tutorial watch as Abbey Esparza shows you how to create a digital face paint effect in Photoshop. There are many ways to do this, but this is one way I have not come across before.

Control Photoshop With Hand Gestures

The future is always coming at the same speed, but on occasions, it feels as if it has sped up significantly. With this wearable device, you can control Photoshop with just your hand and a surface.

What Features Do You Want to See Added to Photoshop?

Photoshop is a very complex and multi-layered application full of a ton of features, but even with all of those capabilities, there is still a lot of room for new features. This great video discusses 16 features that one pro would like to see added to the program.

My New Go-To Strategy for Reducing Noise

Long exposures and high ISOs can bring out hot pixels. Worse than just regular high ISO noise, hot pixels are those little brightly colored dots that stick out like a sore thumb. Their random nature has made them tough to deal with effectively, until now. Want to know the easiest way to get rid of them?