New Free Photoshop Webinars Added…

Well, I had my first Webinar last Tuesday – – It was a blast!  Everyone learned something (including me!), and I’m looking forward to doing this on a regular basis… I just added Webinars on Color Management and Layer Masks – – Sign Up and Enjoy! – – It’s Free! Cheers, John 🙂

Working with Palettes in Photoshop

Hello to all….What are Palettes? Think of Palettes as miniature workspaces, each accomplishing a different function. There are almost two dozen different palettes available to you. If you are new to Photoshop, then I would suggest, in the spirit of K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple), that you start with just seven, and add those you deem necessary as you gain more experience. Below is a representation of the palettes I would suggest that you set up on your Photoshop desktop to create a proper workspace: Photoshop gives you a set of predefined workspaces: You can access these by going to

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The Power of Adjustment Layers in Photoshop, Part II

    04/02/20 Updated here:  https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/?p=2283   ___________________   Here is a continuation of Part I concerning Adjustment Layers in Photoshop – – If you did not read the first post, I’d encourage you to do so. Two Ways to Create a New Layer: You can create a new Adjustment Layer by clicking on the “Create a New Adjustment Layer” button. An Adjustment Layer comes “pre–loaded” with a tool or function, as well as a Layer Mask (see this post and this post for more on Layer Masks). You will create your new layers with this button most of the

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Photoshop Layer Masks – Thinking “Inside” the (Layer Mask Thumbnail) Box – Part II

04/02/20 Updated here:  https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/?p=2283 _________________ In the last post, I talked about the purpose of a layer mask: To hide or reveal portions of a layer. If you did not read the last post, I would strongly urge you to do so, and to study the accompanying image. Now I’ll talk about how to create and use a layer mask. So, where do you find or how do you create layer masks? Three places: When you create an adjustment layer, Photoshop automatically adds a “Layer Mask Thumbnail” to your layer (the white box on the right). For a new layer

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