Download Actions Long Shadows for illustrator

In this tutorial, I will show how to download and use Actions Long Shadows for Illustrator in Photoshop CS6. 1/ Download actions file (.aia) 2/ Load .aia file in panel actions 3/ Open and run actions

Importing and Managing Photos in Adobe Bridge Photoshop CS6

Bridge makes importing images a snap, and it can perform all kinds of wonderful housekeeping chores for you. For example, it can automatically rename photos and add keywords, descriptions, and copyright info to each file. You can also have it back up your files (either to an external hard drive you’ve plugged in or to another spot on your internal hard drive) as part of the import process. To import… Read More »

Browsing through Photos in Photoshop CS6

If you’re working in Photoshop CS6, you can open Bridge by choosing File→“Browsein Bridge.” If Photoshop isn’t running, you can double-click the Bridge icon in the Adobe Bridge application folder (on a PC, go to Start→All Programs→Adobe Bridge CS6 (64bit). Either way, you see the window shown in Figure If you open Bridge and it looks different from Figure, try clicking the word Essentials near the top of the Bridge… Read More »

Using Adobe Bridge in Photoshop CS6

As digital images pile up on your hard drive, the ability to sift through them quickly and efficiently becomes more and more important. Enter Adobe Bridge, an image-browsing and organization program that’s been shipping with Photoshop for years. Browsing through images in Bridge used to be a painfully slow process, and the program wasn’t very intuitive. But in recent versions, Bridge got a speed boost, a makeover, and a Review… Read More »

Duplicating Files in Photoshop CS6

If your client or boss asks you to alter an image and you suspect he’ll change his mind later, it’s wise to edit a copy of the image (or PSD) instead of the original. That way, when he asks you to change everything back, you don’t have to sweat bullets hunting for a backup of the original or try to recreate the earlier version. Duplicating files is also handy when… Read More »

Working with Raw Files in Photoshop CS6

Of all the file formats Photoshop can understand, Raw may be the most useful and flexible. Professional-grade digital cameras (and many high-end consumer cameras) use this format. The info in a Raw file is the exact information the camera recorded when it took the picture. (When shooting in JPEG format, the camera itself applies a little noise reduction, sharpening, and color boosting to the image.) Raw files contain the most… Read More »

Working with Scanned Images in Photoshop CS6

The Open dialog box isn’t the only way to get images into Photoshop. If you have a scanner that knows how to talk to Photoshop, you can use it to import images straight into the program. But, first, you need to install the scanner’s software. Checkthe owner’s manual to learn how to do that, which covers plug-ins in detail. (Plug-ins are applications that expand Photoshop’s abilities.) To find your scanner’s… Read More »

Save, open with PDF format in Photoshop CS6

Saving a document as a PDF file is like taking a picture of your document so others can open it without needing Photoshop—they just need the free Adobe Reader (or any other PDF-viewing program, like Preview on the Mac). PDFs can store text, images, and even video at a variety of quality settings. They’re also cross-platform, which means they play nice with both Macs and PCs. It’s an amazingly useful… Read More »

Opening Raw files in Photoshop CS6

Opening a Raw file in Photoshop is just like opening any other kind of image except that it opens in the Camera Raw window instead of the main Photoshop window. You can open Raw files by: • Double-clicking the file’s icon. Your computer launches Photoshop (if it wasn’t running already) and then opens the Camera Raw window. • Control-clicking (right-clicking on a PC) the file’s icon and then choosing Open… Read More »

Opening Files as Smart Objects in Photoshop CS6

Opening Files as Smart Objects in Photoshop CS6. Smart Objects are one of those glorous features that make Photoshop truly amazing. You’ll learn a lot more about them , but here’s a quick overview: Smart Objects are basically containers that can store raster, vector, or Raw files in their original formats. Smart Objects keep track of important information about the original file including any superpowers inherent to that format, like… Read More »