RadiantVista uses video as a medium to produce daily critiques on photographs.
They also offer a podcast, Photoshop workbench (videos), video tutorials, PDF tutorials, articles, workshops, etc.

Photoshop keeps a log and not many people know or forget.

Go to Edit / Preferences / general and use the settings as shown in the screenshot, except for the name and location of the file.

Log settings

Here’s a short example of what can be found in that log:


CatTalented artist Eric Tranchefeux shows in this article how well Photoshop can be used to create super realistic images from scratch.

The article is divided in 4 major sections:

- Sketching
- Coloring
- Detailing
- Lighting

To create an arrow in Photoshop:

A) select the Line tool in the tool bar
B) Select the Shape Layers icon
C) Open the fly-out menu
D) Select Arrowheads End
E) Enter Weight

Draw the arrow.

Option bar

Using Gaussian Blur to blur the background of an image is not the best way to go.

Let’s look at this image in which I’ve selected the background:

Selected background

After applying Gaussian Blur you’ll notice a dark halo around the main subject:

Dark halo

Look at the following example in which I have selected the right color and applied Gaussian Blur:

Bleeding colors

What happens is that Gaussian Blur allows the colors outside the selection to bleed in, something we wouldn’t expect, because after all most people including me would assume that only the pixels inside the selection would be blurred and that the rest would be ignored.

Adobe introduced in Photoshop CS a new tool called Lens Blur. Not only does it blur in a more natural way, but it also ignores everything outside a selection. Notice how I got rid of the halo and that the main subject really starts to pop out:

Lens blur

Photoshop is a great tool, but when you lack creativity it can be hard to achieve great results.
The following extensive (and long) article with 30 tips shows you how to become more creative. Every tip is discussed in great detail. You can read more about it here

Today Lunacore opens its new blog. The blog will allow us to provide you with more up-to-date news, tips, tricks, links, articles, reviews, etc. Updates will take place on a daily basis (if possible).

But before that happens, we need to make some final adjustments over the next few days, so expect daily news, tips, articles, etc by the end of this week.

Some of the articles that were on the main page have been removed and will be included (if needed) in our blog.
On the main page we will continue to provide you with the latest news by Photoshopsupport and our latest forum posts. It’s also the intention to add the descriptions of our blog posts to the main page.

Note that the blog is available as feed like RSS and others. Just check the bottom right corner of this page.

Also note that we’ve updated the navigation bar of the main Lunacore site to make room for several more buttons for future projects.
So if you see pages or images acting weird, just refresh the page in your browser to renew your page cache and everything should be fine.

Thank you for your patience.

KeyboardTrevos Morris has a special page on which you can download several PDF files that explain which Photoshop keyboard shortcuts are available for users of Photoshop 5, 6, 7, CS and CS2 (Mac and Windows).

Vinny Chirayil shows how you can use Photoshop to create a realistic 3D look.3D look

Lunacore was mentioned in Photoshop TV, episode 13:


(left to right) Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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