Advanced Photoshop Tutorial – Redefining Time (Part 2/3)
On the second part I continue adding stock images to the composition, create an abstract road sign and painting shadows.
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3tyBy0qSXc
Back to part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRK0uhbH8vE
Quick Tip 5 Faster selections with the Magnetic Lasso Tool
I repeated over and over again that I always use the Pen Tool when extracting objects from the background.
After trying the Magnetic Lasso tool, I pretty much forgot about my Pen Tool “obsession”. That’s because with the Magnetic Lasso tool you can draw a path around an object a lot quicker since this tool detects contrast changes. The best thing about this tool is that the edges are as sharp as with the Pen Tool.
Quicktip 3 – Quick remove white background without any tool
Before starting to work on an image composition, you need to know if the stock images that you have fit in terms of light, angle etc. Using the layer styles window you can change the blending behaviour of the image and remove white and black backgrounds non-destructively. See how quick this is.
More Photoshop tips and tutorials: http://www.psdbox.com
Photoshop Cutout Tools: Pen Tool, Refine Edge, Quick Selection…
In this beginners tutorial I will show you the most used techniques for cutting and extracting subjects from the background using Photoshop.
For solid color backgrouds it’s best to use the smart selection tools (Magic Wand and Quick Selection) but using them will usually requite to also use the Refine Edge in order to get perfectly sharp edges.
Photoshop for beginners #6 – Selections
Learn the basics of selections in Photoshop and how to use the Refine Edge feature to create perfect edges.
Download the stock image used in this video: http://ashleyshyd.deviantart.com/art/School-Girl-178490786