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  1. How To How To Apply A Displacement Map In A Photoshop Project

    To illustrate how to use a displacement map with an image, this tutorial will take the map we created in the “How To Create A Water Displacement Map” tutorial and apply it to the image we created in the “Wave Filter” tutorial. With a displacement map, we’ll be able to better sell the sense that...
  2. How To How To Create A Water Displacement Map In Photoshop

    Displacement maps are grayscale images saved as .psd files that you can use to distort a flat image to conform to a texture. While often used to map images onto fabric or surfaces that have an implied “3D” depth, we’re going to use color channels to make a map that will allow an image to imitate...
  3. How To How To Use Photoshop’s Wave Filter To Distort An Object

    The Wave filter in photoshop enables you distort an image by generating an undulating pattern that stretches or compresses pixel data. The effects of this vary immensely, opening up a plethora of possibilities to dramatically alter an image in interesting ways. In this example, we’re going to...
  4. How To How To Create A Vector Out Of A Raster Image In Photoshop

    Most of your work in Photoshop will likely involve the manipulation of raster images - that is, images that are described through a series of pixels. But if you ever wanted to create an image that can be infinitely zoomed in without disintegrating into pixel date, you’ll need to convert it into...
  5. How To How To Use Photoshop’s Oil Paint Filter

    The Oil Paint Filter, designed to emulate the brush strokes of an oil painting, has become increasingly popular in recent years as way to simply but effectively stylize an image so that it seems more painterly and impressionistic. We can use this effect to transform any image into a faithful...
  6. How To How To Import And Work With Paintbrush Textures in Photoshop

    The efficacy of Photoshop’s standard paintbrush tool becomes extremely more deep and complex once you begin to incorporate texture samples. While the software supplies you with a handful of interesting brushes, it also offers the ability to import your own brush textures through .abr files...
  7. How To How To Use Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask Filter To Sharpen A Subject’s Eyes

    Despite its name, the Unsharp Mask filter allows you to fine tune a sharpen effect on an image. And by applying a mask, you gain the ability to single out specific portions of an image to apply this filter to. We’re going to use this method to sharpen the eyes of a subject in order to make their...
  8. How To How To Use Photoshop’s Solid Color Fill To Change The Hue Of An Object

    At first glance, the Solid Color Fill seems like it just simply applies a solid color as a mask to a layer. But by using a mix of selections and blending modes, we can utilize it to change the color of a given area for any object. For this example, we’ll be using this tool to change the uniform...
  9. How To How To Apply Photoshop’s Motion Blur Filter To An Object

    If you’re adding a new object to an image that would normally appear to move, the motion blur can help you sell it. This filter works by creating a blur that originates from one side of an object and extends it in the opposite direction. This tool especially works well to simulate motion in...
  10. How To How To Use Photoshop’s Mosaic Filter To Blur A Face

    Whether it’s for aesthetic or legal purposes, sometimes you’ll find yourself with project where you need to apply a simple blur to someone’s face. Theres a few ways to go about doing this, but the most classic version by far is created using the Mosaic filter. Applying it is a very simple...
  11. How To How To Use Photoshop’s "Content-Aware Patch" Tool To Remove Objects From An Image

    In a previous tutorial, we demonstrated how you can use the “Patch” tool to make simple object removals and duplications. We can also utilize Photoshop’s “Content Aware” algorithm to better patch the background of removed objects from an image. This is how that process works. 1. Open the Patch...
  12. How To How To Use Photoshop’s Patch Tool To Remove And Duplicate Objects In An Image

    The “Patch” tool takes the logic of the “Spot Healing Brush” tool but allots more control to the Photoshop user in terms of deciding where to sample. Because of this, it also works quite well as tool to duplicate elements within an image. In this tutorial we’ll illustrate how to use the tool to...
  13. How To How To Use Photoshop’s Content-Aware Move Tool To Extend an Object

    The Content-Aware Move tool takes the magical Content-Aware algorithm and allows you to apply it to basic object repositioning and transforming. When you change its mode to “Extend”, it can help you expand or contract objects by analyzing the image and recomposing the moved portion of the object...
  14. How To How To Use Photoshop’s Content-Aware Move Tool To Move an Object

    The Content-Aware Move tool takes the magical Content-Aware algorithm and allows you to apply it to basic repositioning and transforming of objects. In essence, it recomposes a moved object and analyzes the image to fill the hole left in that object’s wake. This tool isn’t perfect for every...
  15. How To How To Use Photoshop’s “Content-Aware Scale” Command

    If your image’s dimensions do not fit the aspect ratio of your canvas but is too complex for a simple “Content-Aware Fill” correction, then the “Content-Aware Scale” command might be your best option. The command analyzes pixel data adjacent to the edges of an image and allows you to expand them...
  16. How To How To Adjust An Image’s Canvas Size In Photoshop

    Sometimes you might find yourself with a perfect image for a project but it unfortunately its aspect ratio doesn’t fit the dimensions needed for the work. This could be an image shot in landscape that needs to print to A4 or a square image that needs to be cropped down to 16:9. Whatever the...
  17. How To How To Use Photoshop’s “Refine Edge” Tool To Correct “White Eyes” In Animals

    Older versions of Photoshop offered simple dialog box tool called “Refine Edge” that appeared in the option bar whenever you were making a selection. This tool was eventually replaced by the “Select And Mask” workspace but there’s a little-known way to still access this quick and easy way to...
  18. How To How To Use Photoshop’s Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

    Some images require a wide angle lens in order to include as much detail as possible within the field of view. The problem with this method is that these lenses often distort the photo, creating a “fisheye” effect that warps the image around the edges. To correct this, Photoshop offers a filter...
  19. How To How To Apply A Gradient Map In Photoshop

    Just like how photographers will often slide a filter over a lens to enhance or transform the effects of light, photoshop enables you to achieve something similar through the use of gradient maps. This filter allows you to take the tonal range of an image and the map them to the values of a...
  20. How To How To Convert A Color Image To “Black and White” In Photoshop

    While you could simply hit “Desaturate” on any given color image to convert it to grayscale, this doesn’t replicate the richness that’s native to conventional black and white photography and might leave you with an image that is dull and flat. To prevent this, Photoshop offers a specific command...