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Basics of Photoshop Brushes for Beginners

The digital brush is as effective as the physical one. When painted by an expert hand, Photoshop brushes can speak many words. It helps to connect with your audience which words can’t convey. Mastering it, however, is not an easy task by any means. In fact the going gets tough here. It takes superior precision and years of practice to create a connection between the monitor and your hand.

This article is aimed to provide Photoshop beginners with the basics of Photoshop Brushes, which is arguably the most essential function of Photoshop.

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VIP Exclusive Download – 5 Photo Manipulation PSD Files Perfect for Photoshop Beginners

If you’re a Photoshop beginner and just got a handle on learning Photoshop Layer Compositions, having a look at the PSD Files made by other professional designer will no doubt help you gain further understanding.

In this VIP Exclusive Download, we have a pack of 5 Photo Manipulation PSD Files Perfect for Photoshop Beginners. These files are contributed by Bram Vanhaeren, a fantastic graphic designer who specialises in illustrations, typography and mixed media artwork.

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5 Common Photoshop Myths Solved for Absolute Beginners

When you first started with Photoshop, you might be overwhelmed by the amount of features and functionalities built for various graphic design tasks and basically don’t know where to begin. So what can we do to overcome this initial difficulty? Just like learning every other thing in life, we start with the easiest part.

In this post, I will provide 5 Simple, Yet Useful Photoshop “How-to”s for Absolute Beginners. Take a look and hopefully you will see after all, Photoshop is not that hard to start with!

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Create Clean and Fresh Call-to-Action Button + Embossing Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how simple it is to create effective call-to-action button that will surely attract visitor’s attention, plus a super quick way to create this trendy Embossing text effect in Photoshop. Very easy tutorial, have a try!

For those who haven’t yet came across the idea of “Call-to-Action” button – basically they’re buttons that you would want all your users to click on when they land on your page. Usually they’ll be a link to a download, signup or sale. By making those buttons easy to easy and click on, you increase the likelyhood that user will notice the button, then follow up with relevant actions.

As for embossing text, they’re everywhere now on the web, and I personally quite like this particular effect :)

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5 Highly Applicable, Yet Easily Overlooked Features in Photoshop

I remembered when I first started learning Photoshop many years ago, there were many features I never knew how to use, or just don’t bother use them at all. Well, I was wrong, and I have since realised everything has their uses and they’re there for a purpose :)

In this tutorial, I will show you 5 Highly Applicable, Yet Easily Ignored Features in Photoshop – and How to Best Use Them. Hopefully they’re of use to you as a starter, thus make your life as a photoshopper a bit easier right from the beginning.

Meanwhile, I guess even if you’re an experienced Photoshopper already, it nevers hurt to have a read :) Perhaps you’d like to share some tips and tricks too? Just drop me a comment below :)

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How to Tidy Up and Smoothen Skin, and Do Eye Makeups in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to Tidy Up and Smoothen Skin, and Do Eye Makeups in Photoshop. Along the way, I will also explain the steps you can use to effectively produce smooth skin and get rid of black spots on face.

Previously I posted an interesting (well, at least I think it’s intersting) showcase displaying 30 Stunning, Absolutely Magical Photo Manipulations Focusing on Human Eye. A lot of people asked if I could produce a simple tutorial show the steps you can take to do eye makeups. Well, here it is :)

This is a faily basic tutorial and it’s designed for beginner. Tools we will be using included Spot Healing Brush, Dodge/Burn Tool, layer blending, and adjustment layers. Have a try!

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Create an Abstract Style, Vibrant Jumping Man Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can utilise the amazing power of image adjustment layers to make colour, contrast and lighting change for any chosen image in Photoshop, by walking you through the design process of this man jumping scene.

The reason I put up this basic tutorial is that lately I have receive some requests from people wishing to learn some techniques involved in using adjustment layers.

Along the way, not only I will be using image adjustment layers techniques, but also I will show you some skills I use to create break-apart effects, pen tool and layer blendings. Have a try!

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How to Quickly and Effectively Clean Out Body Hair in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the method I use to quickly and effectively clean out Body Hair in Photoshop, which you can use for a wide range of occasions in your Photoshop Retouch works. The method itself is really easy (done in 3 steps and I’m sure you will have no problem in acquiring it :)

There are a lot of tutorials out there showing how you can do so by using the Healing Brush Tool. However in my opinion, healing brush tool is useful when the area you try to heal is reletively small, and it can be a bit difficulty to adjust the source position.

Here I’m going to show you an alternative way via the Smudge Tool to tackle the shortcomings of the Healing Brush Tool. Have a try :)