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How to Create a Lightsaber in Photoshop

With Rogue One coming out this weekend, the internet is in full on Star Wars fever (well, more than usual). Why not use this for a little Photoshop fun? Let’s have a look at how to add a lightsaber special effect to a photo…

What Are Curves in Photoshop?

The Curves adjustment layer is one of the most important tools in Photoshop. It’s the best way to adjust the brightness and contrast of your images. If you want to get good with Photoshop, you’ll need to master Curves….

How Do I Get Photoshop Thumbnails Back?

Once upon a time Windows natively displayed thumbnails for PSD files after you installed Photoshop. These days, however, you only get the generic Photoshop icon. How can you get the thumbnails for Photoshop back (and other im…

What Are Adjustment Layers in Photoshop?

Adjustment Layers are a special kind of Photoshop layer. Rather than having content of their own, they adjust the information on the layers below them. For example, you can use an adjustment layer to increase the brightness o…

What Are Layers and Masks in Photoshop?

Photoshop can be confusing. It’s a massive program with countless tools and techniques. However, it’s not the advanced stuff that throws most people, but the very basics. As soon as you start using Photoshop, you’ll pro…

How to Change Someone’s Eye Color in Photoshop

Have you ever wondered what you’d look like if your eyes were a different color? Mine are gray, but I’ve always thought brown would suit me. Sure, you could go and buy colored contacts, but it’s far simpler to just use …

How to Fix Red Eye in Photoshop

If you’ve ever used the flash on your camera to take a picture of someone in a dark room, you’ve probably seen the red eye effect. It’s where the person’s pupils appear a bright red rather than their natural black….

How To Make Ghosts In Photoshop or GIMP

Halloween is fast approaching, so why not use this how-to and haunt your friends? A few minutes Photoshop or GIMP handiwork, and you can be making scary pictures to send to everybody you know. Keep reading!…
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