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Complete guide to Layer Blending Modes in Photoshop, written, video + free ebook

The complete guide to Layer Blending modes in Photoshop. This tutorial shows you how to use blending modes and what each blend mode does. Free PDF ebook included.

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Drawing Paths with the Pen tool in Photoshop Tutorial

It seems that one of the most requested and under-explained things is using the pen tool in Photoshop. The pen tool is very powerful and accurate. With a little know-how and practice, it will be your ally for the rest of your career. The pen tool creates vector curves and paths. This tutorial shows you how to create paths with the pen tool and provides examples of types of paths you need to know.

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How to Cut out Hair in Photoshop CC Tutorial

How to select hair, cut out people and remove them from their background in Photoshop CC . This free tutorial is your guide to successful selections

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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!

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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!

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Blending photos together Photoshop Layer Masks Tutorial

Collaging – Merging 2 images with a layer mask. This is a very requested technique and will be the first in our series on creating collages and montages. You will learn how to seamlessly blend 2 images together, using the layer masks.

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Cut out hair and difficult Images in Photoshop Tutorial

We will use Channels to help mask out a complex objects with clean edges. This technique will also save you a lot of time and enable you to make precise cutouts.

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Wrapping objects with Displacement Maps Photoshop Tutorial

Displacement maps see like such strange and difficult animals until you learn to tame them. In this long overdue tutorial, I will teach you what you need to know about displacement maps in plain English, so that you can take advantage of the stunning effects that can only be created by using these maps.

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How to Tether a camera in Lightroom, shooting tethered

In this Lightroom 5 tutorial, you learn how to tether a camera to Lightroom so that the photos go directly into Lightroom and are visible on the the screen as you shoot.

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Curves in Photoshop explained Photoshop Tutorial

Here is a beginner to intermediate tutorial on how to use curves in Photoshop. Curves are feared by many, but they don’t need to be. Colin will show you how they work in plain English

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Colin’s 10 Principles for Better Type Design

One of the biggest things I have seen destroy a nice design is bad use of typography. A block of text should be inviting to read and not look like a chore. I’m going to provide 10 principles and tips to help you avoid a lot of common typography mistakes. Remember these aren’t set in stone, they are suggestions, but as they say, “You first have to know the rules before you can break them”

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Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC is launched, see whats new and what the cloud is all about. Myths debunked.

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Dotted lines in photoshop tutorial

Seems like I have had so many people ask how to do a dotted line in Photoshop, so here is the easiest way, using custom brushes. With Photoshop CC it’s much easier, I’ll show you both methods, but you can make some very cool shapes the old school way

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