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Creating a Single Step Action in Photoshop – Facebook Cover Image

Continuing with my series about Photoshop Actions, this article describes how to create a single step Action in Photoshop. Single step Actions are straightforward to create but they can save you much time if you find yourself repeatedly performing the same task in Photoshop. A single step Action can perform more functions than using a [...]

Introduction to the Photoshop Actions Panel

Photoshop Actions are a great way of automating tasks you perform often. Photoshop Actions consist of one or more commands that play with a single click. Their ease and speed will significantly increase the speed you work with Photoshop and improve your consistency when editing multiple images. You use and record Actions using the Photoshop [...]

Working with Smart Object Layers in Photoshop

What are Smart Objects? Smart Object layers in Photoshop are layers that can contain information that is both pixels-based and vector-based. For example, Smart Object Layers can include files like Photoshop and Illustrator. Unlike regular Photoshop layers, Smart Object layers are wrapped in a protective coating. The information contained in the Smart Object layer is [...]

Cool Trick Using Selections In Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw

This cool technique allows you to edit selections in Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw. I am sure many photographers are unaware of this Photoshop feature. So let's have a look at what you can do with selections in Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw. Before I explain the technique, let me outline what this technique does and why [...]

What Is The Difference Between Saturation and Vibrance?

Just about every photo editing software package contains the ability to adjust both the saturation and vibrancy of colours in an image. But, what is the difference between Saturation and Vibrance? This is a question I get asked a lot during my workshops and classes and to be honest, it's a difficult answer to put [...]

Black and White Photography – Shoot in Camera or Convert in Post?

I would say every single digital camera is capable of black and white photography in camera. Well, maybe with one exception. The question I get asked a lot regarding black and white photography is, should I shoot in black and white in the camera or should I shoot in colour and convert to black and [...]