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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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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.

HDR Photography, Merge to HDR in Adobe Camera Raw Tutorial

New in Photoshop CC 2015 release is the ability to merge bracketed photos together in ACR (Adobe Camera Raw). In the past, we have merged our photos in Photoshop using Merge to HDR.

Photoshop tutorial Miniature tilt-shift photo effect

Learn how I made the image and added the tilt-shift effect. For this image, I wanted to do something creative. I used a quadcopter drone to capture an aerial photograph in Balboa, California. Rather than add a giant fish and cat to the photo, I decided to shrink down the harbor and make it look like a toy, or scale model while adding a cat and a fish. This is where the idea of doing a tilt-shift effect to the photo would work well.

Colin Smith’s speaking schedule

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Here is a listing of current and past events that Colin Smith makes a presentation. If you would like to enquire about Colin Speaking at your event, Please contact us ASAP as things tend to book up quickly

Create Realistic Lightning in Photoshop Tutorial

Here is a nice little tutorial to show you how to electrify your images with lightning in Photoshop. This spooky graveyard will have lightning added in Photoshop, we will make our own lightning, no cheating by adding a photo.

5 fast ways to select layers in Photoshop.

How to select exactly the layer you want instantly. These tips show you different ways of making your layers active and selecting them right on canvas. Work with photoshop layers and layer groups.

Creating Crop Marks in Photoshop

Crop marks show the printer where to trim the final piece. Photoshop doesn’t have the ability to create crop marks by default. This quick video will show you how to make your own crop marks in Photoshop.

Shooting Drag racing from the air with a drone

What can be more exciting than the smell of burning rubber and the ground shaking, body moving sound of highly tuned dragsters tearing up the tarmac? How about shooting them with a drone?

Filter brushes Adobe Camera Raw 9 Tutorial

All new local adjustments with the new Filter Brushes in ACR 9, allow you to paint on or subtract from gradient and radial filters. Adobe Camera Raw 9.1 new feature tutorial

Photoshop CC 2015 Camera Raw 9.1 new features tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to use all the new features released in Camera Raw 9.1 update. New feature review of Camera Raw in Photoshop CC 2015, Dehaze, Merge to Panorama and HDR is Camera Raw and more. How to use the new features in ACR CC 2015 update.

2015 Release of Photoshop CC 2015 new features tutorial

new feature review of Photoshop CC 2015, Artboards, Linked Library Smart Objects, Adobe Stock photos, Blur gallery, layer style update and more. How to use the new features in Photoshop CC 2015, is is good or not? Read the free guide and find out. By Colin Smith, PhotoshopCAFE founder.

Cropping to an exact size in Photoshop, ultimate Photoshop crop tutorial

Recently while I was conducting a Photoshop seminar tour, I realized that a lot of people were tripping up with the simple crop tool. It’s not that people don’t know […]

Merge Panorama in Lightroom CC tutorial stitch pano images

in this free Lightroom tutorial learn how to stitch a panoramic photograph in Lightroom 6 / Lightroom CC. Merge photos together to create panoramas

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