Photoshop Online Resource Guide
Compiled by Ken Leonard
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Many of these may not yet be part of the Photoshop Online Resource Guide. They will be placed under the correct topic within a week or so. Most if not all of this info. is free but of course many of these sites would like for you to purchase from them or donate.
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The following articles are included at this link
Articles all include user comments
Photoshop/ Photography Basics
Fine Printing your Photographs - 1st of 7 articles
Working with Actions in Photoshop CS - By Seán Duggan - Real World Digital Photography site
Photoshop Techniques for Removing Red-Eye - Real World Digital Photography site
Focus on Photography - How to Take Travel Pictures Like a Pro - Free from Fodor
Best-Family-Photoraphy-Tips.com Provides Free Tips for taking Photos
Taking Great Pictures - Kodak site
Wiki based Photography Glossary - Ever growing user supported glossary
Camerapedia - Ever growing user supported
Free new Video Tutorials - From Photoshop CD.com site - This is to promote the new Photoshop Secrets CS2 for Photographers Video CD.
Photography, Digital Photography and Photoshop Podcast Page - A Resource for audio feeds related to these topics
Feature: Make your images last - Strategies for saving and keeping your precious photos - MacWorld article
The following articles are found on the Earthbound Light site.
Photo Tips Archives with many more articles here
Some Topics from this site below
Recent articles of note
Luminous Landscape Understanding Series
Click Titles to view articles below
Photoshop Plugins - Lots of them from Photoshop Roadmap site
Guidebook on Adobe Photoshop - History of Photoshop, tools and more
Wiki.Photoblogs.org - All about Photoblogs - A Photoblog FAQ of sorts
5 Free PSCS2 Video Tutorials - From Layers Magazine - VidTuts for these PSCS2 subjects: Vanishing Point 1, Vanishing Point 2, Warping, Smart Guides, Smart Sharpen.
Photoshop CS2 for the Web Essential Training - With Tanya Staples - The following video tutorial samples are free:
1. Understanding the Interface
: :Interface Overview - 8:11 (9 MB)
::Customizing Palette Locations - 7:01 (8.3 MB)
::Saving Custom Palette Locations - 5:09 (7.3 MB)
::Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts - 7:17 (12.1 MB)
::Customizing Menus - 6:56 (9.3 MB)
::Saving Custom Workspaces - 3:25 (4.6 MB)
2. Organizing Assets
::Using the Welcome Screen - 1:44 (2.3 MB)
::Understanding the Bridge Interface - 9:23 (18.6 MB)
Photoshop CS2 Essential Training - with: Michael Ninness - The following video tutorial samples are free:
::Welcome - 0:48 (0.9 MB)
1. Interface Essentials
::The Default Workspace - 3:28 (5.1 MB)
::Palette Management - 5:39 (9.4 MB)
::Customizing Your Workspace 3:44 (5.6 MB)
::Customizing the Menus - 5:01 (8.1 MB)
::Customizing the Keyboard Shortcuts - 4:08 (6.6 MB)
::Tools and Tool Presets - 9:21 (13.7 MB)
::Essential Preferences - 12:12 (21.1 MB)
::Using Help - 4:55 (8.3 MB)
::The Document Window - 6:15 (9.2 MB)
::Using the Navigator Palette - 2:27 (4.3 MB)
::Panning and Zooming - 5:25 (10 MB)
::Changing Screen Modes - 6:25 (12.6 MB)
::Managing Multiple Document Windows - 3:58 (7.7 MB)
::Changing the Matte Color - 1:43 (2.8 MB)
Dr. Russell Brown’s PS Tips and Techniques - Excellent Free Video Tutorials from the master. Recently added CS2 Video Tuts added.
Enhance your photos with High Pass (Veerle's blog)
Video: Faking Long Exposures in Photoshop (ArtWorld)
Photoshop Tutorials by Ivan Raszl (PhotoshopSupport.com)
Free Photoshop Video Tutorials - and more... (PhotoshopTechniques Forums)
New Photoshop Tips - From the Adobe Evangelist site - Lots of great info in .pdf format.
Photoshop Scripts - Lots of free scripts from the Trevor Morris site
Photoshop Lab.com - Was just made aware of this site - Some tuts from this site below:
From the Unofficial Photoshop Weblog
Tutorials from From Good-Tutorials site
Sea - Learn how to create the sea
Old Picture - Make your picture look antiquated.
Burning Flames - Video Tutorial
Aged Photo - Make your new snapshots look like old photographs.
Photo Touchup - A total makeover tutorial. Transform any portrait photo into the looks of an model
Engraving - Create engravings in Photoshop.
Photo to Sketch - Learn how to convert photos to sketches
Combining Images - Learn how to put a woman in a glass bottle. Really. Placing a person behind or into a transparent object is easy as pie.
Photo Makeover - Learn how to touch up and airbrush your photos.
Tutorials at Lunacore - Nice site with detailed PS Tutorials and more
A few selected Tutorials from Lunacore site:
Removing a blue haze - A technique to remove a blue haze that you quite often see in pictures of mountains and valleys.
Postage Stamp - How to create a postage stamp.
Non-Destructive Editing - A very extensive tutorial that demonstrates many different non-destructive techniques using numerous examples.
Car name in chrome - An easy to understand tutorial with many details, screenshots and tips in which we create a car brand name in chrome on a painted background
Photo to line drawing - A new approach to convert a photo to a line drawing, that works better than some of the older and more common techniques.
Beginning Photography Tips - Top 10 Techniques for Better Pictures
Photography Field Techniques - How to make better photos
Photoshop CS Tutorials and Resources - Lots of resources, Tinkertech.com
Digital Photography Blogs Resource - A huge listing of sites
Tiger OSX 10.4 Tiger page - Major revised with impending April 29 release
Tiger OS X 10.4 Tiger Spotlight Page - Clearinghouse for Spotlight
Tiger OS X 10.4 Tiger Dashbaord Widgets Page - Clearinghouse for Dashboard Widgets
NASA’s Astronomy Photo of the Day Archive - One of my favorite Photo sites - Caution, some of these are copyrighted so find out before you print. Ethical use of others photos is the best policy for everybody IMHO.
Digital Photography Forums - Photozo.com site
Printing Hubble Space Telescope Online Photos - In 3 steps - Observe any copyrights
Tutorials, Photo Manipulation and much more - Weichert Creative site
Understanding Layer Masks - A new Tut. by Flora at Retouch Pro site. Thanks to Danny Raphael for passing this along.
The Awesome Power of Layer Masks - by Vikki Hanson - Retouch Pro site
Turning a Photo into a Renoir - A Tutorial by Cricket Blake
Turning a Flower Photo into a Painting - A Tutorial by Cricket Blake
Turning a Photo of an Orchid into a Painting - A Tutorial by Cricket Blake
Tutorial: Depth of Field - Excellent explanation / Tutorial - Cambridge in Colour site
Tutorials - Cambridge in Colour site
All about Classic cars in photos and text - Another of my personal passions and Photographic preference.
Photoshop Tutorials - Unlimit.com site. Webmasters resources
15 Photoshop Tutorials per Day - Good-Tutorials site
Photoshop Tutorials - Photoshop Roadmap site
How-To’s Day - Every other Tuesday - 5 effective Photoshop Tutorials - The Unofficial Photoshop Weblog
How-To’s Day archive - Tutorials archive - - The Unofficial Photoshop Weblog site
Photoshop CS2 Page added - To Photoshop Online Resource Guide - All about CS2 (so far).
Caravaggio Filter / Plugin - XERO Graphics and Web Design site
Caravaggio Filter Discussion - DPReview discussion with smaples and much more.
PhotoshopNews.com - The Latest news and info about the top pixel-wrangling application on the planet
Photoshop Facts and Myths - PhotoshopNews.com site
Tips and Techniques - 23 extensive tips and techniques mostly in .pdf format and a few movies. PixelGenius site. Well worth checking out.
Cleaning Your Digital Camera - An entire website devoted to methods and techniques of cleaning your Digicam. Much of this has to do with cleaning the sensors on DSLR’s.
Digital Workflow Guidelines - Fred Miranda site
Painting a Tree Frog - By Richard Harris
Copyright Week - Yes, there is actually a week set aside to understand Copyrights. This page has several major links to understanding copyrights.
Optimizing Photoshop CS - By Gary Bouton
Original Post with the following 4 Histogram links - Digital Darkroom forum
Interpreting Your Cameras Histogram - Naturescapes site - by Greg Downing
Your Friend, the Histogram - Earthhbound Light site
Histogram Basics - Worldstart.com site
Photo Tips archives - Lot’s of great Tips from Earthbound Light site
Photoshop CS Performance Tips - Digital Darkroom forums post
Photoshop Elements Video Tips - Photoshop Elements Techniques site
Layer Masking - Making selective adjustments using. A tutorial and DPReview discussion by Uncle Frank.
Photoshop Tutorials, Filters, Actions and Brushes - Picture This Web Design and Graphics site
Zuber Photographics site - Photoshop Tips, tricks and Tutorials
Difficult Extractions with PSCS - A Tutorial by Scott Weichert
Luminous Landscape Tutorials - “A-Z”
Contrast Masking - Updated tutorial - Luminous Landscape site
Understanding Local Contrast Enhancement - Luminous Landscape site
Photoshop Digital Imaging Many video Tutorials - Adobe Studio site
Digital Darkroom Forums - Digital Darkroom site
Easter Egg Tutorial - Create realistic looking colored pastel eggs
New Out of Frame Tutorial - Using Photoshop to Make an Image Jump Out of Frame - Graphics.com site
Beginner Photo Restoration - Photoshop Tutorial - Designer Today site
Plugins site - Lot of nice plugins (I am told). Freeware (I think). PC Only. Xero Graphics site.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop - Nice introduction to Basic and advanced tools and more.
Thanks to KentC. for this link.
Basic Beginner tutorials - Developing Webs.com site. Thanks to KentC. for this link.
Taking Photos Forum - Active forum discussion tips, tricks and questions about digital and film photography. ePhotozine site.
Method to add punch to your photos - Small tut plus action download. Part of a DPReview discussion.
Adding Punch - Your first steps technique - Nice little basic tut. to improve your images. ePhotozine site.
Free Photoshop Tutorials - Over 1,000 tuts - Tutorialized site
Montage-A-Google - Make montages of selected images. Just a fun thing to play with. Example: Type in “Deuce Coupe” and watch what happens
Tips and Tutorials - Some nice tips and tutorials from Graphics.com site
Transform - Skew, Distort, Perspective. A simple tutorial - Photoshop 101 site
Free Photoshop Newsletter - Click on Join this Group - Sent via e-mail on a regular basis - PS6 site
New Video Tutorial - Blended Exposures: A Simpler Approach to Extending Dynamic Range. The Light’s Right Studio site.
PS Tutorials - Lots of PS Tuts with a few video tutorials - 80Four site
Optimizing Photoshop CS - Que Publishing site
Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Approx. 30 nice tuts - Pegaweb site
Photoshop Encyclopedia - Free Photoshop eBook Download (word version) - A donation is respectfully asked for. The full .pdf version with Hyperlinks and graphics requires a pay for password.
Easy Reflections - Simple approach to creating reflections - Stealth Designs site
Noise Reduction Tool Comparison - Michael Almond Portfolio site
Photoshop Tips - A dozen nice tips - From the DustyLens site
Abstract Art Frame - Tutorial - DustyLens site
Digital Camera Resources - From DigicamHelp site
P2B Perfect Skies version 2.0 - Nice freeware action to correct blown out and not so perfect skies.
Photoshop Crash Course - This covers earlier versions of Photoshop but useful info just the same for those new to PS.
NASA’s Picture of the Day Archives - Not really PS related but this is one of my all time favorite sites with stunning outer space photos each day and more.
2 Free Demo PS Video Tutorials - Of course this site is trying to sell you the whole package but you can demo 2 of the video tuts for free.
DPreview Photograph Tips - Compiled by dpreview.com members, for dpreview.com members
Photoshop 101 - Over 2000 Tutorials - This page shows the top rated tutorials. You can view the latest, most viewed and more.
Planet Photoshop Tips of the Day Sent via e-mail once you simply enter your e-mail address in the box upper left.
Digital Darkroom Tips of the Day - Sent to you via e-mail once you simply enter your e-mail address. Thanks to Mr. Jalapeno for this link.
Ben’s Photoshop Tip of the Week via e-mail. Also you can subscribe for Ben’s PS Question of the Week.
My Favorite Photoshop Links - Eyes on Design web site
Mr. Jalapeno’s Workflow - Click on this discussion URL and scroll down to the Post by “Mr. Jalapeno”. Excellent advice and info. IMHO.
Two great sites for those just getting started with Photoshop:
Jay Arraich’s Photoshop Tips All the tips you need to get started
Instant Photoshop: A Fast Start Introduction to Photoshop for Photographers - Luminous Landscape site
The above 6 are free. The rest will set you back a chunk of change. I make no recommendations pro or con here. Simply passing along some free info.
Adjusting Skin Tone - Very nice Tutorial on Smugmug site - Thanks to Isabel Cutler for suggesting this.
Retro Imaging Tutorial, Adobe Photoshop Desaturation Tutorial
Create a Glamour Portrait in 30 seconds - From the Photoshop Support website.
Lots of useful Photoshop related links here:
Kyle Bellamy Graphic Design site. Go here and click on tutorials:
16 Photoshop Lessons to turn Colored Photographs to Black and White
Inside Graphics site
PEI Magazine Tutorials archives
Tutorials for year 2004, from this site you will also see links for archived tutorials for years 2003, 2002, 2001 and 2000.
Photoshop Tools - Go to link below, click on tool and you will get a video tutorial telling you about that tool and how to use it. This is free information presented by the As Simple as Photoshop site in hopes you will purchase their product(s). The video voice is a computer voice but quite clear and useful just the same.
Basic Photoshop Concepts video tutorials. This section is free and useful if you are a newbie or wish to brush up on your basic PS skills. This is also from the Simple as Photoshop Site.
I make no recommendations pro or con about this sites product. Simply pointing out some free information offered there.
Tutorials - Over 100 PS Tutorials you can try - PRAGT.com site
Photoshop Basics Tutorials - Most popular first - PSLOVER site
Photoshop Reference Guide - Informit site - Quite extensive basic information and best of all free!
Teach Yourself Photoshop in 4 - 14 Days
Favorite links posted by DPReview Retouching Forum users:
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The Photographers Right - Your rights as a photographer - .pdf file
A comprehensive listing of Photoshop tips , tricks , tutorials , plug-ins , actions , workflow and more mostly culled from DPReview's Retouching Forum . The emphasis of this site is on retouching. I am now expanding the list to include basic Digital Photography info as well as specific categories of Digital Photography such as Nature, Landscape and portrait photography. Most but not all of this info is free. This list will be continually updated for the next few months. It will be indexed by subject and finely honed but will remain a simple site of links to easily navigate (hopefully). Your additions, suggestions and help openly solicited. Please advise of any bad or improper links.
I want to thank the many wonderful contributors on the Retouching Forum and others that contributed to the existence of this index. I have contributed little except to compile these links to some really wonderful Photoshop info.
Thanks to all who contributed to make this guide possible
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