NH Blog - Articles on Photoshop

Feb 15, 2017

How-to: Use clipping masks for typography

Step One: Create a new document in Photoshop. If your document is going to be used on the web, I recommend setting the resolution to “72 pixels/centimeter”. [...]

Jan 25, 2017

Photoshop: Using clipping masks for custom photo layouts

In today's blog, I'll be teaching you how to make a custom photo layout in Photoshop. We will go though how to make a grid with four square images, but you [...]

Dec 14, 2016

Understanding layers in Photoshop

What are layers and why should we use them in Photoshop? You will have more control. They do not destroy your original photo. You are working on top of or on [...]

Sep 29, 2016

Put your Photoshop skills into practice

Want to put your Photoshop knowledge into practice but don't know where to start? We've got the solution for you! We've found some creative tutorials [...]

Sep 27, 2016

Lightroom vs. Photoshop’s Camera Raw

You may have heard a lot of discussion around working with raw images in either Lightroom or in Photoshop with the Camera Raw plugin. In today’s post, we will explore [...]

Aug 23, 2016

Master the art of masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of the most important and powerful tools a user can learn to implement in Adobe Photoshop. It is also a process that can be tricky to learn. Why is [...]

Jun 15, 2015

Quick ways to automate in Photoshop – Part 3: Batch processing

Adobe can apply Photoshop actions across multiple files within Adobe Photoshop or via Adobe Bridge. In order to batch process a Photoshop action in Bridge, the action [...]

May 14, 2015

Quick ways to automate in Photoshop – Part 2: Modifying an Action

How do you modify an Action in Photoshop after you record it? In my previous post I explored how to create actions in Photoshop, this post will explore modifying [...]

Apr 14, 2015

Quick ways to automate in Photoshop - Part 1: Creating an Action

Did you know you can have Photoshop record the steps you take to modify a file and then replay these same steps on another file or even a batch of files? It’s very easy [...]

Jul 18, 2014

10 essential keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop

Keyboard shortcuts greatly enhance your speed and productivity in any application. They are especially beneficial in Photoshop. Here are just a few that will make your [...]

May 02, 2014

Turn the heat up on your text in Photoshop

With all the filters included in Adobe Photoshop, some pretty wild things can be done to text. To expand text options even further, you can play around with both layer [...]

Apr 02, 2014

Merge layers without flattening in Photoshop

Layers in Photoshop are an important feature in all Photoshop designs as they enable the user to work on a particular element of the design without disrupting the other [...]

Feb 27, 2014

What Lies Beneath - Part 2

In my last post, What Lies Beneath - Part 1, I explained the function of layer masks in Photoshop and how to create them. In today's post, I'll explain a few [...]

Jan 31, 2014

Mastering the Histogram in Photoshop

The Histogram is one of the most useful tools available in Photoshop for viewing and editing the exposure of images. A histogram is a graph which shows the ‘tonal [...]

Jan 24, 2014

Give your line art the outline it’s missing in Photoshop

While line art works best in the stained glass technique, don't let a good design slip by because it doesn't have an adequate outline. If you have a design with a lot of [...]

Jan 08, 2014

Cast out that colourcast in Photoshop

Have you ever noticed a coloured tint across your image and wish you could get rid of it? It might seem like the image is washed out and cause it to look dull. This is [...]

Nov 14, 2013

Understanding Airbrush in Photoshop

The Airbrush Typically, an airbrush is a tube connected by a hose to a source of compressed air. Located either on the bottom or top of the tube is a small attachment [...]

Nov 08, 2013

Remove Stray Pixels in Photoshop

To create a smooth selection in Photoshop* with one of the many selection tools, such as the Magic Wand tool, you must first select the 'anti-aliased' check box [...]

Oct 28, 2013

Select layers without using the layers panel in Photoshop

Panels have their purpose, but they can also obstruct the view of your Photoshop canvas. Oftentimes, though, you don't actually need to show a panel in order to use it. [...]

Oct 24, 2013

2 tricks that make formatting text in Photoshop easier

When making changes to text in Photoshop, you first highlight the text. This is problematic because you can't see the colour of your text while it's highlighted. Rather [...]

Sep 24, 2013

Enhance your colours by desaturating part of an image

There must be umpteenth ways to produce an image that features both grayscale and colour pixels. We've shown you several in the past and we're going to show you [...]

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