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Freebie: 5 Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions

by on April 2, 2013

Retouch skin like a pro with these Photoshop actions that will let you heal, mattify, and airbrush skin with one click. It also includes actions for brightening eyes and increasing contrast; the former reduces redness and increases brightness in the eyes while the latter increases contrast without clipping highlights/shadows. These actions by SparkleStock are easy-to-use. Simply play the action then paint over the areas that you want to retouch.

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How to Create an Amazing Space Battle Scene in Photoshop

by on April 1, 2013

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a sci fi artwork with spaceship, planets and galaxy. You'll learn how to compose and manipulate some space elements together as well as blend them correctly and effectively. You can also learn to create some different kinds of lighting, work with group, use brush, masking and more.

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3 Photo Effects for Wedding Photographers

by on March 25, 2013

Here are 3 of the most popular wedding photo effects that every wedding photographer should know. In the first part, you'll learn how to access the hidden split toning presets and apply them so that they don't affect the tonal information in your photo. Next, you'll learn how to increase contrast in a B&W photo without clipping any highlights or shadows. This is especially useful in wedding photos where you have dark areas in the grooms tuxedo and bright areas in the brides dress. Finally, you'll learn how to use just one curves layer to create a popular film effect. This technique can be used in Adobe Lightroom 4 to create effects seen in many expensive Lightroom presets.

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Create a Pixel-Perfect Social Icon Using Vectors

by on March 21, 2013

Learn how to create a simple share button in Adobe Photoshop! This is a pretty simple tutorial that will teach you how to create pixel perfect vector shapes and how to easily handle the vector tools in Photoshop. Once you get your starting vector shapes, you will learn how to add the colors using the Layer Style panel. Let's get started!

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Freebie: 8 Seamless Paper Textures

by on March 20, 2013

Download these 8 beautiful paper textures made by SparkleStock. You can use these textures for repeatable website backgrounds, scrapbooking, and textures for graphic design projects! They’re high-res 2048x2048 pixels and can be tiled with perfect edge-to-edge results. Try them out today!

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