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3D Reflection Effect (Running Time: 7:16)
This effect is identical to the effect shown in video 7, except that in this video,
you’ll learn how to create a reflection for a 3-dimensional object.
Censoring an Image – Censoring an Image (Running Time: 2:53)
If you’ve ever seen the televsion show “Cops”, you’ve seen video footage of someone
being shoved into a police car with their faces censored out of the video. In this
video, you’ll learn how to create a similar effect in Photoshop.
Color Adjustment – Color Adjustment (Running Time: 4:14)
Got a photograph with colors that just don’t look quite right? In this video, you’ll
learn how to bring out the colors that were supposed to be in your image to begin with.
Creating a Wooden Frame – Creating a Wooden Frame (Running Time: 7:25)
As you may have guess, this tutorial teaches you how to create a wooden frame for your
pictures in Photoshop.
Glossy Reflection on Text – Glossy Reflection on Text (Running Time: 7:11)
In this video, Craig will show you how to create that glossy reflective effect that you
see on so many logos and websites. This effect is very simple to accomplish, and it adds
so much to your text and your graphics.
Making Your Pictures Glow – Making Your Pictures Glow (Running Time: 3:35)
In this tutorial, you’ll learn a very simple method for adding a custom diffuse glow
effect to your images in Photoshop.
Gradual Focus Change – Gradual Focus Change (Running Time: 5:42)
In this video, Craig shows you how to add a little depth to your landscape photos by
creating a gradual focus change, where the image gradually blurs as it moves towards
Creating Grassy Fields– Creating Grassy Fields (Running Time: 9:42)
In this video tutorial, Craig will show you how to create a very realistic grassy field
scene from scratch using Photoshop’s Filters and Brush Dynamics.
Grunge Text Effect– Grunge Text Effect (Running Time: 6:01)
In this video, Craig will show you how to create a popular grunge text effect in Photoshop.
Converting Your Photos to Ink Sketches – Converting Your Photos to Ink Sketches (Running Time: 4:12)
The “sketch” filter has it’s limitations, so in this video, Craig shows you how to take a
photograph and convert it into an ink sketch by hand.
Creating Realistic Lightning – Creating Realistic Lightning (Running Time: 7:01)
t’s amazing what a few filters and adjustments can do in Photoshop. In this video, you’ll
learn a few steps that will great a very realistic lightning effect.
Ancient Map Effect– Ancient Map Effect (Running Time: 8:10)
Don’t worry! You won’t have to draw all the roads and boundaries yourself. In this tutorial,
Craig will show you how to take a plain map and transform it into an amazing ancient map with
wrinkles, tears, burns, and holes.
Matching Color Between Photographs– Matching Color Between Photographs (Running Time: 4:29)
Often, when taking multiple photographs of a subject, you’ll find that the color is off in some of
them. If this occurs, fear not! Craig will show you how to fix this problem with Photoshop’s color
Custom Motion Blur – Custom Motion Blur (Running Time: 4:44)
There’s only so much that the “motion blur” filter can do for you in Photoshop. In this video,
Craig will show you how to create your own motion blur by hand.
Panorama – Panorama (Running Time: 10:16)
Ever wanted to piece a series of images together to make a panoramic shot? In this video,
Craig will show you how to do so flawlessly, so that you can’t tell where one image ends and
the next one begins.
Perspective Cropping – Perspective Cropping (Running Time: 2:31)
Taking a photograph of framed artwork can be a pain, especially if there’s a layer of glass in
front of the art. Unless you have perfect lighting or a camera with manual controls, you’ll often
end up with a bright flash covering up the art work. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use
perspective cropping to get around this problem. (Warning: Don’t even take the picture until you
view this tutorial.) .
Blurring the Background of a Picture – Blurring the Background of a Picture (Running Time: 6:09)
Sometimes you can really make a picture come alive by blurring out the background and keeping
the foreground in focus. This video will teach you how to do just that.
Creating a Planet – Creating a Planet (Running Time: 9:00)
In this video, you’ll learn how to create an amazingly realistic planet in just a few simple steps
Plastic Text Effect – Plastic Text Effect (Running Time: 6:00)
This self-explanatory tip will teach you one of many methods used to create a 3-dimensional plastic
texture for your text.
Reflection Effect – Reflection Effect (Running Time: 14:22)
In this video, Craig will teach you a quick and easy way to create a reflection effect that gives
your logo or graphic a little more depth and a lot more appeal.
Batch Processing– Batch Processing (Running Time: 8:03)
Ever wanted to resize a group of images or add a watermark to a group of images, but you
just didn’t have the time to do it? Well, with Photoshop’s Batch processing capabilities,
you can make changes to multiple images all at once. In this video, you’ll learn how to add
a watermark to a collection of images all at once.
Using Clipping Masks – Using Clipping Masks (Running Time: 3:35)
You’ve all seen postcards or advertisements with a picture of something inside a block of bold
text. In this tutorial, you’ll learn just how easy it can be to achieve this effect.
The Clone Stamp Tool – The Clone Stamp Tool (Running Time: 9:10)
The clone stamp tool in Photoshop allows you to clone part of an image. It’s almost like copying
and pasting using a paintbrush, and it can be a very elegant way of duplicating or even removing
parts of an image. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the clone stamp tool to duplicate a
water tower and then to remove it.
Copyright Signature – Cucoloris Blinds Effect (Running Time: 8:10)
A cucoloris (or “cookie”) is a metal sheet with patterns cut out of it, intended to cast patterned
shadows on the background (and often the subject) of a photograph. In this tutorial, trainer
Geoff Riggs shows you how to create the effect of window blinds casting shadows on your subject.
Creating Your Own Custom Shapes – Creating Your Own Custom Shapes (Running Time: 2:29)
You’ve seen Photoshop’s collection of custom shapes, but did you know that you could make your own?
In this video, you’ll learn how to create a custom shape, save it, and apply it to an image.
Adding Eye Color to Black and White Images – Adding Eye Color to Black and White Images (Running Time: 3:29)
This tip is pretty self explanatory. In it, you’ll learn how to add a little color to your black
and white photographs using blending modes and the paintbrush tool.
Adding Snow to a Photograph –Adding Snow to a Photograph (Running Time: 2:16)
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to add realistic falling snow to a photograph in just a few simple steps.
Creating a Gear in Photoshop – Creating a Gear in Photoshop (Running Time: 3:48)
In this tutorial, Geoff will show you how to use some advanced “Transform” features that will make
creating objects like gears, flowers, or suns quite a bit easier!
Creating a Grid with a Custom Pattern – Creating a Grid with a Custom Pattern (Running Time: 3:22)
In this video tutorial, Geoff will show you how to create and define a custom pattern in Photoshop and
then use that pattern to create a grid background for your Photoshop file.
Fixing Dark Photographs Fixing Dark Photographs (Running Time: 6:26)
Before you throw away those dark, hard-to-see photographs, watch this tutorial! In it, you’ll learn
how to bring out the bright tones using Photoshop’s “Levels” adjustments and restore the picture to
what you meant for it to look like in the first place.
Linking Effect Linking Effect (Running Time: 3:52)
Ever wanted to link two objects together in Photoshop so that they seem to weave in and out of each
other, kind of like the Olympic rings? Well, it’s easier than you might think! In this tutorial, you’ll
learn how to create this linking effect in just a couple very easy steps.
3D Ribbon Effect 12 3D Ribbon Effect (Running Time: 3:16)
As you can tell by the running time of this video, this 3-dimensional ribbon effect takes very little
time to explain and even less time to create for yourself.
Shadow and Highlight Shadow/Highlight (Running Time: 6:04)
Photographs rarely turn out exactly how you’d like them to, especially if your camera has automatic
controls. In this video, you’ll learn how take a picture with dark, shadowy sections and bring those
dark portions out to even out the photograph.
Spherizing Text Spherizing Text (Running Time: 4:39)
In this video, you’ll learn how to place text on a golf ball by spherizing it and changing a couple
of its layer properties.
Sunbeam Effect Sunbeam Effect (Running Time: 7:51)
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create beams of light breaking through the clouds using a couple
selection tricks in combination with the dodge tool.
Television Scan Lines 16 – Television Scan Lines (Running Time: 9:53)
In this video, Craig will show you how to manipulate your picture to give it scan lines to make it appear
like it’s showing up on a television screen.
Transparent Images 17 Transparent Images (Running Time: 13:24)
In this video, you’ll learn the ins and outs of creating images with transparent backgrounds in Photoshop.
Vanishing Point 18 Vanishing Point (Running Time: 8:56)
In this video, Craig will show you how to use the new Vanishing Point feature of Photoshop CS2 to add a
few stories to a building.
Water Text Effect 19 Water Text Effect (Running Time: 9:19)
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to warp and ripple your text to make it look like realistic water.
Creating a Web Menu Creating a Web Menu (Running Time: 9:46)
In this video, Craig will show you a creative and simple way to throw a menu bar together for your
website using Photoshop. All you need to know is what color scheme you’ll be using for your website.
Casting Shadows 1 Casting Shadows (Running Time: 5:50)
In this video tutorial, Geoff Riggs will teach you how to create an elongated shadow
cast in front of a block of backlit text.
Cucoloris 2 Cucoloris (“Cookie”) effect (Running Time: 4:47)
A cucoloris (or “cookie”) is a metal sheet with patterns cut out of it, intended to cast
patterned shadows on the background (and often the subject) of a photograph. In this tutorial,
trainer Geoff Riggs will show you how to achieve the same effect in Photoshop.
Perspective Cropping –Perspective Cropping (Running Time: 1:54)
It seems like it would be quite a task to straighten up a picture of an object that was taken
at a severe angle. However, Photoshop’s Perspective Cropping feature allows you to do this in
one simple step. In this video, you’ll learn how to use this amazing tool in Photoshop.
Curves Adjustments 4Curves Adjustments (Running Time: 3:08)
In this video tutorial, trainer Geoff Riggs will show you how to use Photoshop’s Curves
Adjustments feature to enhance the brightness and contrast of an image.
Non-Destructive Dodging and Burning 5Non-Destructive Dodging and Burning (Running Time: 4:18)
The Dodge and Burn tools in Photoshop are great tools for lightening and darkening areas of
your images. However, these tools are destructive to your original photograph and can only be
reversed using your History panel. In this tutorial, Geoff Riggs will show you a more creative
and effective way of achieving the same effects without affecting the image layer itself.
Feather Masking 6Feather Masking (Running Time: 1:55)
When you feather a selection in Photoshop, it’s a little difficult to tell exactly what the
results are going to be until after it’s already been done. In this video, however, Geoff Riggs
will show you a different means of achieving the same effect.
Glowing Lights 7Glowing Lights (Running Time: 4:57)
In this tutorial, trainer Geoff Riggs will teach you how to take an image of a light bulb
that’s turned off and add a glow to it to make it look like it’s illuminated.
Grunge Border 8Grunge Border (Running Time: 2:05)
In this Photoshop tutorial, Geoff will teach you how to create a very easy, but very effective,
white grunge border around your photographs.
Aging Your Pictures with Photoshop– Aging Your Pictures with Photoshop (Running Time: 6:31)
In this tutorial, you learn how to take an old photograph and make it look even older by roughing
up the edges, tearing the picture, and giving the edges a slightly burned look.
Page Curl Effect in CS2– Page Curl Effect in CS2 (Running Time: 2:17)
Photoshop CS2 has a brand new feature in the “Edit” menu called “Warp”
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