Ask a younger graphic designer today to imagine what the world was like before Photoshop. It’s quite impossible! How did Earth spin for so many years without layers, masks, color channels?
Photoshop has revolutionized the world we live in. And most don’t notice how much of their every day life has been “photoshopped.”
But google Photoshop tricks or tips and you’ll become bombarded with the praises sung by millions of devoted Photoshopees. In my quest, I’ve discovered many sites chocked full of cheesy designs, impossible navigation and difficult instructions.
To save you time and for the greater good of adding quality to the design world, I’ve compiled a short list of Tricks, Tips and Tantalizing Tutorials worth checking out. Please feel free to provide your own favorites. Let us all revel in the power this software possesses!
101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes
Type: Video set to music
Author: Deke McClelland, an Adobe Certified Expert, author of more than 80 PhotoShop books, including Photoshop Bible
Summary: McClelland fast-paced, slightly nerve-wracking video highlights keyboard shortcuts. While it may be a bit overwhelming when compared to the sit-back-and-relax tutorials, you’ll be bound to pick up a few shortcuts you should be using more often.
Top 5 Photoshop Tutorials
Type: Silent videos
Summary: This easy-to-follow collection of five fantastic tutorials is a peaceful alternative some might crave after sitting through 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes.
Type: Video with narration
Summary: Vanishing points are demystified and the clone tool makes a strong case for being one of the most powerful components of Photoshop.
Type: Blog compilation of Photoshop Tips, Tricks and easy-to-understand Tutorials
Summary: Bookmark alert! Next time you need a break from the mundane or some entertainment over your lunch hour, check out this blog dedicated to Photoshop.
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PSDTUTS: Spoonfed Photoshop
Type: Blog stuffed with rocking tutorials to enhance any designer’s Photoshop repertoire
Summary: Clean layout and navigation meets high-end Photoshop design tutorials and tips. Need I say more? Brush up on some skills or discover new ways to use your favorite design software.
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