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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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How to use Face Recognition in Lightroom 6 Tutorial

Lightroom can sort photos based on the people in the photographs. Facial recognition is used to identify that it’s a face and then who that face is. This tutorial shows how to use the auto and manual features. As we group the faces and name them, Lightroom gets smarter.

Turn a photo into a pencil sketch in Photoshop tutorial

In this photoshop tutorial you will learn how to turn a photo into a sketch. Its easy to get a pencil sketch effect in Photoshop. I’ll also give you a few variations with color and layer blending modes for creative jump off points. Enjoy!

How to Create Animated Star Wars Perspective text effect in Photoshop tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create the title to Star Wars. We are going to make the perspective text and actually animate it, so that it moves just like at the beginning of all the Star Wars movies. We are going to do all of this in Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC. If you have an earlier version of Photoshop, you can still make the text effect, but you will need CS6 or CC to make the animation.

How to Place text behind an object in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I show you how to run text behind a portion of a photo. This is what you often see in magazine covers where the title or masthead goes behind a person’s head. It’s a neat effect and may look difficult to a beginner. This Photoshop effect is really easy to do, and I’ll show you how right now!

Make 3D Photo Cube in Photoshop (and animate it)

You will learn how to make a 3D Photo cube. Attach your photos to the faces of a cube and rotate it in 3D space. Optional: We animate the cube to spin in 3D!

New features in Photoshop CC 2015.1 Review and tutorial (Dec 2015)

New features in Photoshop CC 2015.1 Photoshop review and tutorial on CC 2015.1 update December 2015. See all the new features and learn how to use them, tons of tips!

james bond gun barrel

Make a James Bond gun barrel in Photoshop

In this week’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a James Bond gun barrel in Photoshop. You know, the opening scene of every 007 Bond film, where you look through the barrel and see James Bond. Here is how to make this effect, entirely in Adobe Photoshop.

how to make a photo look like it’s made of text in Photoshop

This weeks Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make the portrait text effect. This takes a photo and makes it look like it’s entirely made from text Yeah, this is fun!

How to use the clone stamp in Photoshop

Learn how to use the clone stamp tool in photoshop to remove distractions and duplicate objects. Photoshop tutorial.

wrap text to a photo tutorial in photoshop

How to wrap text around a photo in Photoshop tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to show you how to wrap text around a photo using displacement maps and image warp. This method will make the text follow every contour and wrinkle and produce a very realistic result. You can wrap anything around any photo using this technique

Epson SureColor P600 printer review

Epson SureColor P600 tested and reviewed by Colin Smith PhotoshopCAFE. If you are looking for a desktop photo printer that prints up to 13×19 and roll paper, check out the Epson P600 and see how it performed.

Jetman is real-life Iron man flying beside Jumbo Jet

Yves Rossy is jetman! See videos of jetman flying alongside a jumbo yet and over the city of Dubai. Meet the man who is Jetman, a real life Iron Man!

Blending layers in Photoshop, Double Exposure Tutorial

The intro to the hit TV show True Detective has everyone talking about the double exposure effect. I have made this tutorial to very closely match the actual look from the show. I hope you like it. Read and watch!

How to Watermark photos in Lightroom

How to make a personalized watermark in Lightroom tutorial. Watermarks can be images or text, create once and reuse to protect your photos with watermarks in Lightroom

Inside Adobe MAX 2015 Creativity Conference

What happens at Adobe MAX, All the Max sneaks, party, conference and more, first person account from Colin Smith

Wire frame Text effect in Photoshop Tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to create text that looks like it’s made out of metal wire. The text remains fully editable throughout so you can try different fonts and different words and the free layer style is included

Macphun Tonality Pro features and review

Macphun Tonality Pro Plugin for Photoshop. Feature walkthrough and review on Photoshop and Lightroom Plugin, Tonality Pro from macphun

Lightroom crash course. Ultimate beginners guide to Lightroom

What is the correct workflow for Lightroom? How to build a catalog, tag and sort images. Filter through and find the best photos quickly. Make them look amazing and then duplicate those settings to a whole bunch of photos in a couple of clicks. All this in 15 minutes, from a real photo shoot in RAW, not staged stock images.

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