Sunday, December 28, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Add Watermarks to photos

Do you want to put watermarks to your photos in a short time? Well, you can. This can be done easily using photoshop action.

Step 1

Open the photo that you want to add the watermark.

Step 2

Go to Window> Actions. A small window will pop up. Click on the "Create New Action" icon. Next, name the action as "Watermark Horizontal" and click "OK"

PS: This action is for all the photos that has same sizes for Horizontal photos. If you have vertical photos, create a separate action.

Step 3

You'll notice, the small action popup has red sign (appears as recording icon). Your steps is now being recorded by Photoshop. Now, go back to the photo and resize it to your preference (probably your blog photos has fixed width and height).

Step 4

Add a new layer for the watermark part. This can be text/ image or logo.

Step 5

Now, go to the pop up and click "Stop". You are now done creating action for all the horizontal photos. If you want to test it out, proceed to step 6.

Step 6

Open another new photo and click "Play" on the Photoshop Action pop up. Make sure you've selected the top part of the action "watermark horizontal" before clicking on the "Play" button.

That's pretty easy! isn't it? :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Touch Up Old Photos

Do you have any old photos of your grandparents that needed to be fixed? Good! Here are some of the easy steps to get that done.

Step 1

Scan and import the old photo into the photoshop. Next go to Image> Adjustments> Hue/ Saturation and adjust the Saturation slider to 40 and click OK.

Step 2

After you done that, go to Image> Levels. Set the input levels to 0, 1.00, 236 and click OK.

Step 3

Make a new layer. Choose a suitable color and spray around the photo. This is to hide the dirt surface of the photo. Adjust the Fill opacity to 90%, so that you can actually still see the bottom layer of the photo.

Step 4

It is time to erase that color that you've just sprayed around the photo. Use the Eraser tool and erase the highlighted red area as shown above.

Step 5

Use the same step as above to remove the color on the props.

Step 6

Once you've done erasing all the overlapping color, its time to touch up the photo. Use the Smudge tool to smudge around that person's face to give it a smoother feel/ look. You can adjust the strength to 40%, so that it doesn't look like over smudged.

Step 7

Use the Stamp tool to hide teared/ pealed surface of the photo. Simply hold the "Alt" key and click on the area that you want to copy from, then brush the area that you want to hide. It's that easy! Do the same process all over the photo and you're done!

Step 8

If you think that the photo looks dull, no worries, you can add colors on it. Simply create new layers(set the layer style to "overlay") and start coloring on the photo.

Download the PSD sample here :

That's all folks! What do you think? :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Submit your Requests & Suggestions now!

Hi all,

It's time for you to submit your requests and suggestions to me. I will then check your submitted requests and come up with the tutorial. Do bear in mind that, your requests must be useful not only for you but to others as well :).