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fidel's picture
337 pencils

Ink limit problems

Have you ever had a problem like the the picture above in InDesign?

All those red zones are above 300% inkt percentage.

So you need to change those percentages, there are a lot of ways of doing it, with profiles and so on...

I found an interesting way in Photoshop. Here it is...

Open the picture in Photoshop, see that you have your info panel visible.
When you hover over a problem area in your picture you can read the inkpercentages in the info panel.

Ivan's picture

Trackpad gestures in Photoshop

I noticed so many of us use the trackpad as the primary input device.

I though it would be interesting to check out what trackpad gestures can you use in Photoshop. Here is what I found out:

elbandido's picture
128 pencils

High Pass Sharpening

As with most things in Photoshop, there are several ways to sharpen an image. One of my favorite ways is by using the High Pass filter:

1. Duplicate the layer you want to sharpen.
2. Go to Filter>Other>High Pass
3. Enter a radius of 1-10, click OK
4. On your layers palette, set the blending mode to Hard Light
5. Drop the layer opacity until you find the strength you like

I like this method because I can control it more. Also, it's not destructive since you can easily delete the duplicate layer you made. Hope this is useful for you!

Ivan's picture

Editable Smart Objects

Smart objects is extremely useful for designers putting together layouts in Photoshop. Not having to worry about resizing logos and other vector elements is a huge help.

You can not only transform and apply filters to these layers without destructing them, but also edit them in Illustrator and save them back right into Photoshop.

elbandido's picture
128 pencils

Grab color from anywhere on your screen

Use the Eye Dropper tool to sample any color on your screen by clicking and dragging from your document to anywhere on your screen, even outside of Photoshop.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” - Albert Einstein

elbandido's picture
128 pencils

Adjust on the fly (Not just for Photoshop)

*UPDATE* - I hear you guys! I wish Adobe included this feature in every program they make, but unfortunately, they don't; however, they DO include it in After Effects, Lightroom, Premiere Pro and Soundbooth (all CS3 versions). So, if you use any of these programs, make sure you take advantage of this great feature.
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JimD's picture
2626 pencils

Adobe's new Photoshop logo and tagline announced

catJohn Nack, Adobe's vocal Photoshop guru, has spilled the beans on Adobe's new Photoshop branding efforts with the announcement of their new logo and tag line.

Before everyone gets their hair up, you should note that they did NOT announce that they're changing the Photoshop icon, they're simply tying all their Photoshop products together for marketing purposes.

Ivan's picture

Sharpening hand-held shots

If you don't have a tripod and you're shooting hend-held in low light conditions you will probably end up with blurred images. Usually these images are blurred towards a specific direction. Because of the tiny shakes of your hand, you are basically applying a motion blur to your images.

You can help the situation with Photoshop's built-in Smart Sharpen filter. Just select the motion blur option in the drop down menu within the filter window.

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