Raw vs JPEG For Photo Editing

      Written by Steve Patterson. In this tutorial, the first in a series on editing and retouching images with Adobe Camera Raw, we’ll take a quick look at the main difference between the two most popular file formats used by digital cameras today – raw and JPEG – and learn why one of them has a major advantage […]Read more

Photoshop Tutorial – Making a Silhouette

        Welcome back to Tutorial Tuesday! It’s kinda ironic to me that I am teaching ANYTHING.  I mean…I’m a homeschooler…who went to college to be a teacher…realized VERY quickly that I am not cut out for it and will praise the fine educators of the world till kingdom come…took up a camera less […]Read more

How to Create a Lighter Illustration from Scratch in Photoshop

  Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:     In the following tutorial your will learn how to create a lighter illustration from scratch in Photoshop.Read more

How to Make a Photoshop Montage

  Final Image       Anyone can cobble together a few photos and textures and create a humdrum montage. To elevate yours beyond this it takes a few simple tricks using Photoshop’s awesome array of tools. Do it right and the style has got dozens of applications from static navigation or graphics, through to […]Read more

Amazing Collection Of 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials

  Smashing Apps has been featured at WordPress Showcase. If you like Smashing Apps and would like to share your love with us so you can click here to rate us. In this collection, we gathered for you stunning 3D text effect Photoshop tutorials because 3D text effects are very popular these days. For creating such stunning and awesome […]Read more

New Year Greeting Card – Golden Stars and Snowflakes on a Red Background in Adobe Photoshop

  In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create a New Year greeting card with golden stars and snowflakes on a red background using Adobe Photoshop CS6. We will use advanced compositing techniques, Layer styles, custom shapes and brushes to get an impressive holidays design. Layered PSD file included. Let’s […]Read more

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014

  “Merry Christmas and Warm Wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year – 2014”        Read more

Photoshop Weather Effects – Snow

  The final result.   Written by Steve Patterson. In this photo effects tutorials, we’ll learn how to add falling snow to your outdoor winter photos using Photoshop CS6 and CC (Creative Cloud). If you’re using an earlier version of Photoshop, don’t worry, we didn’t leave you out in the cold. Simply follow along with our […]Read more

How to Add a Layer Mask in Photoshop

  A layer mask in Photoshop is used to control a layer’s transparency. It’s great if you wish to reveal or hide portions of a layer using a mask. While you can use the Transparency control to adjust the opacity of a layer, using a mask gives you a lot more flexibility in what you […]Read more

Adding a Fashion Lighting Effect for a Woman Image in Adobe Photoshop CS5

  Final Image Preview     Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 800px by 1200px(RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch.Read more