Using smart filters to soften the skin of your subject gives you the ability to retouch your image while maintaining flexibility.

By experimenting with the Gradient Editor, you can create interesting backgrounds that can be used behind your portraits, in composites, etc.

Using a Vector Smart Object made in Illustrator allows you to keep your type layer fully editable and updating automatically from Photoshop.

In this 2-part tutorial you will learn how to assemble a set of holiday cards, each with a different picture, by creating an action to build them in Photoshop. Part 1 covers recording the action that will create a Polaroid effect.

In this 2-part tutorial you will learn how to assemble a set of holiday cards. Part 2 involves creating the action to make the background of your Christmas card and to place one of your Polaroid images that you created in part 1.

In this tutorial, Corey Barker goes over how to zoom and navigate within an image without switching tools.

Traditional artists re-create reality using paints, colored pencils, and air-brushing. Digital imaging technology has given a new generation of artists an entirely new way to create photo realistic illustrations.

Finish up this Halloween project by learning how to animate opacity and style adjustments and how to export the finished animation from Photoshop.

Explore the new animation features in Photoshop CS3 Extended version with this spooky Halloween sequence. In Part 1 of this tutorial, we learn some of the basics of using the animation timeline.

Here’s a video tutorial on creating a composite theme by using some silhouettes in the foreground of a base image. This example uses hiking, but the same idea could be applied with other sports and hobbies.

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