Photoshop TV episode 27Scott Kelby, Dave Cross and Matt Kloskowski continue to share their tips and news with the Photoshop community.
The 27th episode of Photoshop TV has the following subjects:

- make a photo ‘jump’ out of its border
- cut-out technique
- using Smart Objects
- photo-in-a-photo technique

- amazing photography tutorials at
- a sample issue of Photoshop User magazine
- tutorials at

- contest

Photoshop TV episode 26
Scott Kelby, Dave Cross and Matt Kloskowski are your hosts in the latest episode of Photoshop TV

- a technique to gold-plate your type
- quickly replace colors
- a quick lesson in using your basic flash unit to best effect
- a technique to turn a photo into a pencil sketch

- Apple lowers the price of Aperture
- Registration for Photoshop World Las Vegas now open
- New Web Gallery Wizard

This Week’s To-Do List
- Digital Wake Up Call workshop with David Ziser
- Jay Maisel Photography
- New version of Web Gallery Wizard released

Phixr offers an online image editor (still in beta) that offers features like:

- convert photo into B&W
- convert photo to sepia tone
- color adjustments
- crop
- red eye remover
- effects
- borders and frames

It’s a limited editor, but one in reach of anyone who has an internet connection.

The Golden Mean

One of the authors at, a very good site btw, is Steve Nelson, who runs
On his site Steve has collected one of the best articles and tutorials he has written for GurusNetwork.

The Pen Tool - one of the better pen tutorials that you can find on the internet

Curves - Best online curves tutorial I’ve read.

Displace Filter - Best displace tutorial I’ve ever read, great examples, sometimes a bit technical but never confusing.

Other great articles/tutorials that are really worth looking into:

- Crop Tool
- Resolution
- Dodge and Burn
- Replace background
- Backdoors
- Depth Masks

Excellent work Steve!

ResolutionPhotoshop gurus David Blatner and Conrad Chavez are the authors of the book Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 Breakthroughs.
Publisher Peachpit provides the visitors of their web site with a sample chapter of this book that deals with resolution.

It answers some of the most common questions people might have about resolution in the following subjects:

- Don’t Forget Your Resolutions
- Finding Out the File Resolution of an Image
- What’s the Effective Resolution?
- To Resample or Not to Resample. . .
- Going Bicubic
- Image Size vs. Canvas Size
- Resizing a Batch of Variously Sized Images

You can find the article here.

ScriptsIf you’re interested in Photoshop scripting and you have questions related to this, then check out the Photoshop Scripts web site.

Not long ago I met someone on a forum who wanted to make digital paintings and decided to buy Paint Shop Pro, thinking that Photoshop was mostly suited for retouching photographs.

Hopefully I can convince people that this is a misconception; Photoshop is actually very well suited for painting as some of the following artists show (click on each link to see an example):

Linda Bergkvist
Wei Chen
Marc Simonetti
Camille Kuo

Photoshop is nothing but a tool; it doesn’t teach you how to be creative, but allows you.

Wacom TabletIf you’re really serious about Photoshop, then you might consider buying a tablet. The most recommended tablet is the Wacom Intuos

These tablets aren’t cheap, but in return you get top quality. Most people tend to be satisfied with a 6×8 sized tablet. It also depends on how much space you want to sacrifice on your desk, how much money you’re willing to spend and what kind of techniques you use; people who prefer long strokes are probably better of with a larger tablet.

Here’s a collection of some links of sites that offer painting tutorials;

Katherine Dinger
Linda Bergkvist (check gallery/tutorials)
Rebekah Lynn

Photoshop TV episode 21Photoshop Guys Scott Kelby and Dave Cross are your hosts in the 21st episode of Photoshop TV.

Some of the subjects of this week’s episode:

- ins and outs of working with guides and smart guides

- a multi-part tutorial on restoring old photos with with variations, the spot healing brush applying sepia tone and more

- how to convert color to greyscale in RAW

- new methods for converting to greyscale

- suggestion to have a look at Mordy Golding’s Illustrator Blog and Designorati

- last week’s prize winner and how to win this week’s prize

PerformanceScott Byer shows in his blog how you can make Photoshop run faster in Windows and on the Mac.
Pretty technical stuff that Scott is discussing, but very useful for anyone who wants to get the maximum performance out of Photoshop.

Matt KloskowskiMatt Kloskowski is your host at Photoshop Killer Tips where he shares in videos all kind of useful Photoshop tips, timesaving shortcuts, workarounds, and undocumented tricks. Matt is also one of the hosts of Photoshop TV.

Here’s a list of what Matt has been talking about since January 20:

March 7: Type inside of a Shape
March 6: Hiding Layers Quickly
March 3: Opening a Layered PSD file without the Layers
March 2: Selection Trick
March 1: Vanishing Point Trick in Photoshop CS2

February 28: Deleting Layers the Easy Way
February 27: Quickly Jumping to Different Layers
February 24: Quickly Adding a Layer Below
February 23: Actions Shortcut
February 22: Closing multiple Photoshop Images at Once
February 21: Changing History in Photoshop CS2
February 20: Custom Shape Options
February 17: Adding Arrowheads to a Line
February 16: Quick Transformation Menus
February 15: Speeding up Photoshop
February 14: Duplicating Gradient Stops
February 13: No More Locked Layers
February 10: Warping Made Easy
February 9: Paste Images at the Right Size the First Time
February 8: Moving Layers between Images
February 7: Make Free Transform Easier
February 6: History Lesson
February 3: Palettes Your Way
February 2: Selection Secret
February 1: More Guide Tricks

January 31: Fading Filters
January 30: Healing Photos on a Separate Layer
January 27: More Undocumented Fill Shortcuts
January 26: Cropping Tips
January 25: Finding the Exact Center Point of an Object
January 24: Previewing Filters
January 23: Photoshop Shortcuts
January 20: Changing Shadow Highlight Defaults
January 20: Picking a color from anywhere
January 20: Adding points to a curve
January 20: Getting your selection back
January 20: Find your files in Bridge

Keep up all the good work Matt!

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