Photoshop Tools & Techniques

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How to use Curves

In this series of Photoshop classes Karl takes a closer look at some of the most essential Photoshop tools, going into detail about what they are and how to use them. Curves are a powerful Photoshop tool that allow you…

Making and using Masks

In this Photoshop class, which forms part of a series covering essential Photoshop tools, Karl looks at masks in Photoshop, what they are and how to use them. Masks are a useful tool that can be used to hide portions…

The Selection tools

If you’re wanting to copy certain elements of an image or just work on one particular area of a picture, Photoshop Selection tools are key. But what are the different selection options and which one is best for what? In…

Burning and Dodging

Based on the traditional darkroom technique for controlling exposure in particular areas, burning and dodging are used to lighten (Dodge) or darken (Burn) areas of an image. In this Photoshop class Karl explains exactly what burning and dodging is, why…

Preparing your images for print

Preparing your images for print is very different to preparing them for web. For this, you have to understand how to sharpen and make certain adjustments to images. In this Post Production class Karl shows you his techniques for preparing…

Preparing your images for web

After spending hours planning and styling a shot, getting the lighting just right and adding the final touches in post production, chances are you’ll want to upload your images online to your portfolio or share them on social media. In…

Adjusting Colour

When it comes to adjusting colour, there are a variety of methods that you can use. In this class Karl looks at how to adjust colour in Photoshop, demonstrating a number of different methods and explaining the advantages and disadvantages…

Colour Theory

Understanding colour and colour theory is crucial in photography, but this is a vast topic that could easily make up a section of its own. Instead, in this class, Karl introduces you to the concept of colour and provides a…

Black and White conversion

Have you ever tried converting a photo to black and white and ended up with a flat, dull image? Converting to black and white may sound simple, but in actual fact it requires a little more effort than simply moving…

Master the Pen Tool

The Pen tool is a powerful selection tool in Photoshop, but can, at first, appear quite complex. This perceived difficulty often puts people off, but once you take the time to understand it, you’ll find out just how powerful it…

The Clone and Healing tools

In this class Karl looks at two of the most commonly used Photoshop tools — the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tool. In this class you’ll learn what each of these tools do, how and when to use them and…

Creating a custom workspace

With the endless layout options available in Photoshop, it can get frustrating if things move or you don’t know where to find particular tools, so creating your own custom workspace in Photoshop can be a great way to increase efficiency…