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Adobe Photoshop CS6: New & Improved Vector Options

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop I don’t know about you, but I love the reorganization of the vector options in Adobe Photoshop CS6. I’m finding myself using vectors where I would have been using pixels in CS5 and earlier. What’s making me so happy? The first reason is very minor: there are now […]

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Adobe Photoshop: How to Add Color to a White Object

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop From a former Rocky Mountain Training Adobe Photoshop student: I need to turn a white shirt to black or some dark shade and still see some detail in the clothing. I tried using the color replacement tool, but when I choose black, it comes out some weird peach […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Automatic Color Adjustments

by Barb Binder I had the pleasure of attending the Photoshop World conference in Washington, D.C. this spring. It was fun to be a student for a change, and I picked up lots of great tips and tricks. One of the most memorable moments for me was attending an impromptu “What’s New in Photoshop CS6” session […]

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Adobe CS, CC & TCS Applications: The Importance of Custom Workspaces

by Barb Binder [Author’s Note: to watch a video on using workspaces in Adobe FrameMaker 11, check out FrameMaker for Word: Workspaces on Adobe TV] When my husband tells me I’m special, it’s not exactly a compliment. He doesn’t mean it as an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration; he means I’m a little like […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS5: Running in 32-bit Mode

by Barb Binder In the past few weeks, I learned three important things about running Adobe Photoshop CS5 in 32-bit mode: It is very important to Adobe that their Adobe Photoshop CS5 Certified Instructors know how to tell people how to run Photoshop in 64-bit and 32-bit modes (my tip was that it was featured prominently […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Layer Comps

by Barb Binder To be able to use Photoshop successfully, even at an introductory level, you need to understand Layers. But what about Layer Comps? I’m always amazed by how many of my advanced Photoshop students look at me blankly when I ask if they are using Layer Comps. It’s got to be one of […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Adding a Vignette as a Creative Effect

by Barb Binder In photography, the term “vignette” refers the darkening (or sometimes lightening) the edges of an image, as compared to the image center. Sometimes vignetting is an unintended and/or undesired effect caused by camera settings or lens limitations. Other times, it is added after the fact as a creative effect. In the two images […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS5: What’s that Red (or Blue) Highlighting in the Camera Raw Dialog Box?

by Barb Binder In a recent Photoshop CS5 class, a student encountered unexpected red highlighting on a .jpg image opened through the Camera Raw dialog box. Instead of the image on the top, it looked like the one on the bottom. Clearly Photoshop was trying to tell her something, but what? It turns out that my […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Can You Define Anti-Aliasing?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop Updated on Jul 25, 2017 Sure, you can google it. But can you tell me what it is, right now? Anti-aliasing is one of those terms that a lot of long-time Photoshop users see in the Options bar, and manage to avoid for years on end. Here’s what […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Resetting Defaults (on the Options Bar and Beyond)

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop Updated Jul 6, 2017 Photoshop uses a “sticky state” for the Options Bar. This is good if you have favorite settings that you use all the time, and bad if you randomly pick options and then forget about them. As a longtime Photoshop ACI (Adobe Certified Instructor), I learned […]

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