<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc59df5e8f02.jpg" />Photoshop is one of the most intimidating programs for any beginner, but has powerful image editing ability for any skill level. Look through a fresh install of CS5, and learn the basic tools and info to help you get started.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cbfbb4d0d88f.jpg" />As the basis of nearly every image format worth using, Pixels and Vectors are the broad categories of modern 2D image files. But what are they exactly, and how are they different?
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb5636c9c00f.jpg" />After taking several dozen large, multi-megapixel photos, the last thing I want to do before uploading is manually shrink them. Rather than deal with long upload times, freeware application XnView comes to the rescue, batching resizes in a few easy steps.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb5536184887.jpg" />While making any image into an 8-Bit style graphic can be a lot of fun, it’s surprisingly easy to go the extra mile and use authentic palettes of popular retro gaming systems like the Gameboy, NES, or Sega Master system.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb2758e60323.jpg" />Ever lay out a page of multiple business cards (or other project) to print, only to have to come back to perform dozens of annoying edits? Photoshop Smart Objects can automate this process and turn dozens of annoying steps into an easy few.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cad9d509d23c.jpg" />One of the most common questions I get from inexperienced Photo editors is “How do I remove the background from my picture?” There are probably dozens of ways in any version of Photoshop to do this, and each has its challenges. This technique is most likely the simplest.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cad9b17a49e8.jpg" />If you’re tired of your photos and videos being impossible to retrieve from Facebook, you’ll be happy to know that they are rolling out a new feature that allows you to download all of them in one big zip file. Here’s how it works.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cacf7e05b918.png" />If you have too much media in your collection that you want to access remotely, sometimes even the largest size iPods won’t do. Here is how you can use ZumoCast to access your entire digital library from virtually anywhere.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cabef677d488.jpg" />It happens to the best of us: we take a quick pic, hoping to blog it or print it. And despite good intentions, it never comes out straight! Here’s a quick fix in any version of Photoshop to straighten and correct perspective of those frustrating photographs.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4caa9bc360a84.jpg" />As we keep building on old image technology, types of file formats keep piling up, each with their own nuances and uses. JPG, PNG, and GIF have become the most common of these, but what sets them apart from each other?
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-30-1-17-04-59.jpg" />While tools like the Magic Eraser can sometimes remove your backgrounds, the fact is you're going to have to get your hands dirty with the eraser if you have images with complex backgrounds that need removing.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-28-1-08-20-05.jpg" />Looking for a quick way to transform your photos into handsome, convincing vintage art? Lots of programs offer vintage photograph filters, but these are often rough and give unexciting, unconvincing results. Here's how to do it in Photoshop.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-25-[21-22-10].png" />Nothing is more annoying than getting your Internet connection shut down, due to weather, or perhaps forgetting to pay your bill. Let’s take a look at some ways you can be productive and entertained without the Internet.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-25-[17-53-52].png" />Opera is a solid, well built browser that is easy to customize once you become familiar with it. If you want to tweak how Opera handles actions such as viewing images or pdf files without saving them to your computer then here is how to do it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-29-[18-06-18].png" />Whether it’s a graduation or new birth, there are many special occasions in life that we’d like to be present for but can’t due to distance. When a call doesn’t cut it, here’s how to video chat with up to 20 friends or family with Tokbox.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-26-[21-43-12].png" />Looking for a quick and easy way to make basic edits and add music to your YouTube clips? Today we’ll look at how to use YouTube’s video editor.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-26-[16-06-33].png" />Would you like to take great screenshots of a webpage, annotate them, and share them, all from Chrome? Here’s how you can do it with the great Awesome Screenshot addon.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-19-[05-13-41].png" />Are you tired of the default photo previewer in Windows 7 and jealous of your Mac’s cool Quick Look Preview tool? Here’s how you can preview your pictures in a fast and snazzy way in Windows with the Picasa Photo Viewer.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-01-[16-41-49].png" />Would you like to download pictures from your Facebook account and your friend’s Facebook pages? Here’s a nice web app that can help you quickly download your pictures so you can use them anyway you want.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-28-[16-42-18].jpg" />If you have ever needed to edit a whole folder of photos with the same effect or need to repeatedly crop, add watermarks, or drop shadows to images for the web, Phatch is the tool for the job. Phatch is a photo batch editor written in python so it works on any operating system.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-24-1-03-16-15.png" />Does Photoshop annoy you by breaking the escape key in other programs? Here’s an AutoHotkey script that will let you run Photoshop and still use the escape key as usual in other programs.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-10-[21-33-55].png" />Do you want an easy way to find images related to news stories or articles when browsing in Internet Explorer? Then you will definitely want to have a look at the Bing Image Search accelerator.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-02-[18-13-13].png" />When you add pictures to your Office documents you might need to crop them to remove unwanted areas, or isolate a specific part. Today we’ll take a look at how to crop images in Office 2010.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-31-[20-46-39].jpg" />Do you enjoy making panoramas with your pictures, but want more features than tools like Live Photo Gallery offer? Here’s how you can create amazing panoramas for free with the Microsoft Image Composite Editor.