How To Remove The Background of an Image Using Photoshop

One of the most desirable functions of Photoshop seems to be the ability to remove backgrounds from an image. Now, like most processes you can pull off within the software, there are several ways to go about it and every seasoned pro seems to have their own way. I’m here to share my methods, so whether you need to chop out some product images for a website or you just always wanted to see your grandmother riding on top of a velociraptor which happens to be breathing atomic explosions, you’ll know the ropes…thanks to this here tutorial. Read on!


The Keys to Great Photo Adjustments in Photoshop

These days, it seems like everyone and their grandmothers is taking pictures everywhere they go. A large percentage of those people are then posting them online or sharing them via email or multimedia messages. With all this image swapping going on, there’s an increasing interest in using software to edit photos so they look their “best” before being revealed to the world. I put “best” in quotes because I see mostly in-your-face, digital-looking effects thrown onto shots by amateurs. Now, you’re no amateur, and you also have Photoshop at your disposal. So I’m here to give you a few pointers and quick tutorials on how to quickly and effectively edit your photographs, while preserving your own creativity on a shot by shot basis in Photoshop.


Creating a Graphite & Watercolor Poster in Photoshop

You may have noticed that fine arts have been making their way into graphic design in a big way over the last few years. Graphite, watercolor, acrylics, and scanned-in textures are sprouting up everywhere, even corporate design (historically the last group to the party). I personally love the look of graphite and find myself emulating the look of my trusty 3H pencil quite a bit. But when I was commissioned to create a poster for a local band, I decided that I would attempt to create almost all of the elements by hand, and composite them all together using Photoshop.