Category Archives: Photoshop


Photoshop/CSS Tutorial – How to Make a 3D Button that you Can Press!

In this Photoshop slash CSS tutorial, I am going to show you how to make a 3D button that you can actually press down on when you hover over it (or when you actually click on it if you want).

This is actually a trick I used to use all the time while designing websites and it can really spice up your website.  (Why do I not use it on this blog?  Well, my blog has a ton of blog posts and it runs on 4 web servers, if I put too many graphics, it will come to a screeching halt and the site would be a lot slower even though it’s slow already.)

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Photoshop Tutorial – How to Make a Simple 3D Button in 5 Minutes!

I’ve been learning Photoshop for years (and I didn’t go to school or anything like that, just picked up things here and there) and I think I’ve gotten pretty good at it, not completely professional but I can make a 3D button in just a minute or so.

Anyways, it’s not that hard to do, let me show you how to make a very simple and basic 3D button in just 5 minutes of your time:

First, open up Photoshop. (duh!)

Next, hit Ctrl+N to create a new image. Make sure you start learning all the shortcuts in Photoshop, it will make your life easier.


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Photoshop DIY – How to Make your Photos POP with De-Saturation!

MaximumPC, one of my favorite magazine reads, has a great online guide on how to make your photos “pop” with de-saturation Photoshop technique.  As an avid-photoshopper, this is certainly going into my Photoshop bookmarks along with the Top 10 Photoshop HOWTOs our blogger Tanya posted couple weeks back.

‘Saturation’ is a term used to describe the intensity of basic colors that make up an image.  As such, the lower the saturation of the image, the less in

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Photoshop DIY – How to Fake Depth of Field using Photoshop!

For those of you lucky enough to own a DSLR camera, you probably are amazed at your photos with great focus and depth of field.  But others who are using regular point-and-shoot cameras, you can also “fake” depth-of-field manually by photoshopping it.

I won’t get into the details but WonderHowTo has a great tutorial on how to do this in 2 different ways.  (See here)

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Photoshop DIY – Top 10 Useful Photoshop Tutorials You Don’t Want To Miss!

1) Learn how to make a virtual iPad with Photoshop.  I know, you can make a Papercraft iPad but wouldn’t it be nicer if you customize the buttons/menus yourself?

2) How to use selective coloring in Photoshop: [VIDEO] – This one is essential to learn since you can block out colors while highlighting the ones you want.  Some cam

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Photoshop DIY – How to Make a Cool Photo Strip!

I am always looking for new ways to better my Photoshop skills, here’s a good one that shows you how to make your own photo strip like the one shown above.

This is a Photoshop tutorial on how to create a beautiful photo film strip, as seen in Apple’s iLife package design (’06 version) and DigitalMash website. The warp tool will be used to create the twisting effect (so, you need Photoshop CS2 or above to complete this tutorial).

via webdesignerwall

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Photoshop DIY – How to Process/Edit Photos in Photoshop!


(after processing/editing)

I’ve been snooping around for some DIYs on YouTube and found this great Photography DIY on how to edit photos in Photoshop.  I find out that it’s actually channel of Lilian, one of our bloggers on BagWhiz and Mattresszine.

Anyways, Lilian has some really great photography/Photoshop skills I didn’t know about, watch this video on how quickly/efficiently she processes/edits a photo.

I have been actually starting to study phot

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LightBox for Simple DIY Photo Touch-Ups!

If you are not too computer-literate on Photoshop and similar photo-editing tools, you might be happy to learn that there’s a program called LightBox that will let you just do all that good stuff without knowing any Photoshop skills.

This just seems like the perfect software my mom would love, she is still using Photoshop skills I taught her 10 years ago.

How user friendly is LightBox? When you run the program you’re presented with a sidebar of common tasks like color balancing and red-eye removal. Mousing over each of t

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Wacom Intuos4 Pen Tablet Reviewed!

If you are looking for a new pen tablet for your photoshop work, Wacom Intuos4 Pen Tablet might not be a bad choice.  It comes in small,

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Linux Hack – How to Batch Image Resize!

Well, one of the worst things you can encounter is to individually resize hundreds of images for a future blog post.

I am not sure if Windows or Macs have free software to do this but if you have access to a Linux computer like me, you can get stuff done much faster using Image Magick, a free open-source image auto-resizer also used on many web-platform programs.

I assuming that you have installed Ubuntu Gutsy:

sudo apt-get install imagemagick

After ImageMagick installation, you can use mogrify. For exampl

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