David Asch's How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 6. Create stunning PDF

By David Asch

How to Cheat in components 6 is a useful source for all clients of Photoshop parts and indicates you the way to 'cheat' via sharing insider secrets and techniques from shrewdpermanent and crafty parts specialists, David Asch and sequence forerunner, Steve Caplin.

Compatible with prior releases of components, this can be jam jam-packed with stunning counsel and tips, unearthed secrets and techniques, and artistic thoughts that problem and encourage.

Work via every one part to accumulate your Photoshop components talents, developing every thing from simple layer and protecting results correct as much as complex manipulation. or simply dip into a undertaking to benefit a brand new process:
* flip day into night
* upload snow, shadows and water on your scenes
* make fireplace and smoke
* supply your vehicle a respray
...if you could think it, we will be able to make it easier to do it in Photoshop parts!

A complete thesaurus of phrases, important keyboard shortcuts, and a close index may also help you find that extraordinary process in a flash. keep on with the QuickTime motion picture tutorials at the CD, and use the excessive answer royalty loose photographs on your personal creations . it's also possible to ask questions, remedy difficulties and meet different components clients within the book's committed web site, http://www.howtocheatinphotoshopelements.com

Once you might have mastered the suggestions during this ebook - the single restrict is your imagination!

David Asch is a contract writer and journalist focusing on Photoshop and Photoshop components photograph enhancing and manipulation.

Steve Caplin is a image artist, illustrator, and journalist who likes to create photomontages that blur the road among phantasm and reality.

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Draw a small rectangle. Now hold *. Click and drag the new shape to create a copy. Hold 1 to constrain the movement. Make the distance between them slightly larger than the size of the hole. HOT TIP Once you’ve completed your artwork, save it as a Photoshop document. This way you can be sure the layer information is retained correctly. You can then open and import the layer(s) into your artwork as and when you need it. Once you have it in place, you can alter the blend mode and opacity to suit.

It works well: we can paint on an adjustment layer’s mask beneath our target object to hide and show the object that’s grouped with it. But we can use any of the painting tools, not just the brush. Here, we’ll look at how we can use the Smudge tool to create a convincing grass effect, using a technique that’s far easier than painting each blade. 1 First, create a new adjustment layer beneath the pot, as described earlier in this chapter. Hold * and click on the pot’s thumbnail to load it up, then inverse the selection using *1F; fill the inverted area on the layer mask with the foreground color (black) using  .

There’s far too much going on to be able to select it or mask it out, and lowering the opacity would cause it to become washed out. The firework is too large so press *Q to invoke Free Transform, now you can position and scale the firework down so it fits into the scene – remember to hold 1 to ensure the image remains in proportion. 4 52 2 The layer’s background is almost black so we can use the Screen blend mode to filter it out leaving just the bright areas of the firework visible. This gives us an almost perfect result with no harsh contrasting edges.

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