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How To Copy Smart Objects In Photoshop

Learn how to copy a smart object in Photoshop, an essential skill for creating layouts and templates. You’ll learn the difference between the New Layer via Copy command and New Smart Object via Copy, and which one will give you the results you need!

How To Use Smart Filters In Photoshop

Still using Photoshop’s regular filters and damaging your images? Upgrade your skills to the power and freedom of editable, non-destructive Smart Filters!

Colorful Overlapping Letters Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a colorful overlapping letters text effect in Photoshop, with colors that blend together where the letters overlap! You’ll learn how to convert text into shapes, how to move letters to separate layers, how to use blend modes, and more!

How To Blend Text Into Clouds With Photoshop

Learn how to easily blend text into clouds with Photoshop, as if your text is floating in the sky! We’ll create the effect using Photoshop’s Blending Options, and when we’re done, you’ll know how to blend text into any image or background you like!

How To Restore Legacy Brushes In Photoshop CC 2018

Upgraded to Photoshop CC 2018 and can’t find the additional brush sets from earlier versions of Photoshop? Learn how to restore all of Photoshop’s missing brushes using the new Legacy Brushes set.

Clipping Masks in Photoshop

Learn how to use clipping masks in Photoshop! This step-by-step guide teaches you all about clipping masks, including how a clipping mask works, how to create clipping masks, and how to use them to control a layer’s visibility and fit images into shapes!

How To Change Eye Color With Photoshop

Learn how to change eye color in Photoshop using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer! Whether you know which eye color you need or you just want to play around and experiment, Photoshop makes changing eye color easy, fast and fun!

Photoshop Pointillism Painting Effect

Learn how to easily create a realistic pointillism effect in Photoshop by turning your images into paintings of colored dots using the Pointillize filter, Smart Filters and layer blend modes.

How To Make Transparent Text In Photoshop

Need to add text to an image but there’s no good place to put it? Try adding it as transparent text! Learn how to easily create a transparent text area in Photoshop and turn your type into a frame for your subject!

Rich Tool Tips In Photoshop CC 2018

Learn about Rich Tool Tips, a new feature in Photoshop CC 2018 that shows instructional video clips when you hover your mouse cursor over a tool in the Toolbar. You’ll also learn how to switch back to Photoshop’s traditional Tool Tips.

Vintage Photo Effect With Adobe Lightroom

Learn how to turn a new photo into an old fashioned, vintage photo with Adobe Lightroom! Once you know the steps, you can easily create the exact same vintage photo effect with Camera Raw in Photoshop!