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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Wacom Pro pen tablet review 2017

Wacom Intuos Pro Medium review. Intuos Pro Large Paper Edition unboxing and setup. See the features in the New Wacom Intuos pro and see if it’s for you and worth the upgrade. See the new features tested and used.

How to blend text into a photo realistically in Adobe Photoshop tutorial

How to blend text realistically into a photo, free Photoshop tutorial, includes blending, shaping, distressing and adding 3D depth to make it look real.

How to add adjustments to multi-layered photos in Photoshop tutorial

How to apply photo adjustments to multi layered images. Tips for clipping adjustment layers to single layers and how to turn an adjustment into a Smart Filter

Combine type and images, How to put a photo inside text in Photoshop Tutorial

In this Photoshop Tutorial, Colin shows you how to combine type and photos in Photoshop. Learn how to place a photo inside text and have the photo extrude out of the text to make a design.

George Bush rain poncho Photoshop Contest

PHOTOSHOP CONTEST! The iconic image of George Bush trying to put on a rain poncho is too good to pass up. Photoshop contest is on!
Get your Photoshop skills in top gear. Best and funniest photoshop wins a $100 Gift Certificate from PhotoshopCAFE plus a $50 runner up.

Make an animated cartoon from video in Photoshop tutorial

How to convert a video to an animated cartoon and composite into a photograph to make a living book style cinemagraph in Adobe Photoshop CC and Phtotoshop CS6 extended. Also how to export the animation as a final video.

Ridiculously easy way to remove power lines from a photo in Photoshop

How to remove power lines from a photo in Photoshop. This super fast trick, makes it so easy to remove distractions from photos in a non destructive way. Watch this free Photoshop video tutorial by Colin Smith

How to use Lightroom Presets in Photoshop

Learn how to use Lightroom Presets in Photoshop. This tutorial shows you how to make a cool preset in Lightroom and then reuse it in Photoshop. Includes the glamtage preset for free.

How to use Adobe Photoshop with the Apple Macbook Pro touchbar tutorial

How to use Adobe Photoshop with the new Macbook Pro touchbar. This review / tutorial shows how to use the touchbar with Photoshop and how to customize the settings.

Swapping Backgrounds in Photoshop. Selection tips and how to get Refine Edge in CC 2017

Photoshop CC tutorial, how to easily swap the background in a photo. Refine Edge in the latest version of Photoshop with a secret shortcut and super clean edges on your cutouts, so that they blend in perfectly with the background.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Review, photo, video and flight test

DJI Phantom 4 Pro review. I have a Phantom 4 Pro prototype and have tested the camera and flight and here is a full review. I compared the photos and video to a phantom 4 v phantom 4 pro. See them side by side as well as learn about all the new features.

How to update Photoshop CC and keep your plugins

Photoshop CC 2017 is now available, this quick quide shows you how to update to the latest version. After updating many people say “Where are my plugins? They are gone. How to I get my plugins back? I’ll show you how to copy your plugins over from all your previous versions of Photoshop so that you don’t have to reinstall them.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017, new features

Photoshop CC 2017 has a search tool, templates, updated face aware liquify, refined select and mask, a new, new workspace (I meant to say that), SVF fonts, cleaner interface, unified properties panel and more. Check it out here!

DJI MAVIC PRO drone, Tutorial, undocumented tips and hacks

DJI Mavic Pro drone, review pt2, tips and hacks. Portrait mode, hyperlapse, focus, handheld, calibration and more tips. Your questions answered and lots of video and photo examples. Learn how to use this drone like a pro.

How to turn a person into a vampire in Photoshop

Learn how to turn a person into a realistic vampire in this Photoshop tutorial. In just a few steps we can go from sweet and innocent to sexy and sinister. Do try this at home.

How to Retouch a face in Photoshop, workflow tutorial

How to retouch a face in Photoshop. Learn how to retouch skin, enhance eye and do contouring to define the shape of the face. Learn the entire portrait photography retouching workflow for free here from Colin Smith at PhotoshopCAFE.

DJI Mavic vs GoPro Karma which do I buy? Spec battle

DJI Mavic vs GoPro Karma. What is the best drone? Side by side comparison, compare specs, price and what comes with each, your vs buyers guide is here.

How to Make custom gradients in Photoshop. Gradient tool Crash Course.

I’m going to show you how to use the gradient tool in Photoshop. Gradient tool basics, making custom gradients, how to use presets, how to add depth and create shapes like Spheres, Cylinders and Cones and also how to make really cool patterns. Hold on to your seat belts! I bet there are a few tips and tricks you didn’t know about here.

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