Category: 2010

2010 / by hannah -

How to Airbrush out spots in Photoshop

This tutorial shows you how to use the clone tool in Photoshop to successfully airbrush out spots from a ladybird. This photo manipulation technique is widely used and can be copied to remove blemishes and wrinkles through to removing whole items from a photo or extending an image. The clone tool is the only tool required in this photoshop tutorial, see below for details on how to use it to the best effect for airbrushing.

2010 / by hannah -

How to create a Gold Plaque in Photoshop using vector shapes

This tutorial will show the process for creating a gold plaque in photoshop. This tutorial can be followed when making any metallic plaque be it gold, silver, brass etc, just change the colours used. This tutorial shows how to make a gold plaque using a combination of vector shapes and layer styles.

2010 / by hannah -

How to create an animated gif in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a basic animation for the web with photoshop. Follow these simple steps to create a circular animation. This tutorial can be used with any graphics you like, I’ve used simple circular graphics to create a circle which changes into a half circle and back just for the purposes of this animation.

2010 / by hannah -

Adobe Save for Web & Devices Error

When saving for web in Adobe Photoshop, when you try to save either a jpeg, gif or png if you get an error message ‘Adobe Save for Web & Devices Error’, ‘Could not complete this operation. The file was not found’. Save the document normally as a .psd file and restart photoshop. This should stop this from happening, and you should be able to save for web as normal.

2010 / by hannah -

How to create buttons for a webite in photoshop

This tutorial shows a quick and easy way of creating a button for a web site. This button style contains a gradient background, a inner white border with a darker outer border and drop shadow. These buttons are very easy to recreate using layer styles and shapes and will suit any website as they can be coloured to match the design.

2010 / by hannah -

Transforming a solid shape into a transparent gradient in Photoshop

This tutorial will cover the basics of making a solid shape into a transparent gradient, using the layer style options in Photoshop. For this example, I’m going to create a black to transparent gradient over an image, to create the effect of the image fading out to black. This effect is often used with a dark photograph fading to black on the background of a website, the reverse of this a lighter image fading to white is often used on the top of invitations and flyers.

2010 / by hannah -

Problem with gif files – locked background layer

Q. I have a .gif file that I’m trying to drag onto another document in Photoshop but the image won’t copy across as normal. I’ve tried to unlock the layer but the padlock is greyed out and I can’t unlock the layer by double clicking it either.