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Photoshop Fun

Updated on April 9, 2013

Adobe Photoshop

Fantasy becomes reality. Dreams become photo-quality images. The surreal becomes real.

With Photoshop the only limit is your imagination and your talent.

You can 'photochop' your head into a movie poster. Remove blemishes from a close-up. Apply filters to a photo to make it look like an oil painting or a water color.

Top Secret

About Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop, or simply Photoshop, is a graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems. It is the current market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation, and, in addition to Adobe Acrobat, is one of the best-known pieces of software produced by Adobe Systems. It is considered the industry standard in most, if not all, jobs related to the use of visual elements.


Extreme Makeover

Things to do in Photoshop

Make a movie poster. Do a Google Image search for your favorite movies and find the cinema release poster (or the DVD cover) but make sure its the largest size dimensions as possible. Then cut out your head (or your friends) and put it on top. Paying attention to blending the colors so it looks as seamless as possible.

Find a nice shot of a family member with plenty of background and select them, inverse the selection, and desaturate the color of the background. It'll make them standout. Maybe even put a bit of blur on that background, but not too much. Experiment with how much blur you do until you feel comfortable with what you think is just enough.

Get a digital photo of a friend, a nice big close-up, and select their eyes, copying and pasting to a new layer. Then desaturate the original layer. The effect looks nice. But go further and adjust Hue/Saturation to bring out the color in the eyes more brilliantly. Maybe even make them a different color while you experiment. Also try it with the "colorize" box ticked while you're in Hue/Saturation to see the difference.

Fotoshop by "Ad-obey"

If you've got the right idea you need the gear!

Personally, I'm a big fan of Photoshop version 7.

Feel free to suggest some other things that a person should try when they're getting acquainted with Adobe Photoshop...

What do you like to do in Photoshop?

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      I love to use the clone button to remove weird things in the background. Blur is also great when enlarged you can blur much a background or object. Thanks for the tips!

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      scottorz 5 years ago

      excellent list. I love it :)

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      Petstrel LM 6 years ago

      A good list of tutorial sites. I'm trying to learn Photoshop, so it's a useful resource for me.

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      LotusLandry 6 years ago from Southern California

      I use photoshop for sizing and printing out designs of Paper houses. I also create the papers for these crafty houses using Photoshop..../parade-of-paper-houses. I also like to superimpose a face of a relative(from a photo) on a paper doll to print out a gag gift!

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      use it mostly for animated gifs and panorama photos - my photos itself i try not to manipulate, only a bit sharpening or contrast/brightness

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      fiftysquid 6 years ago

      Very cool lens, thanks for the info!

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      Tagsforkids 7 years ago

      I love my Photoshop and enjoy manipulating photos and graphics. Nice collection of links for tuts and tips.

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've been playing around with Photoshop just having fun, but I'd love to learn more about it for artistic purposes. Thanks for all the links and tutorials, I will be back several times to check them out. :)

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      freshalex lm 9 years ago

      Looks nice especially the top secret one, keep it up!

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      Mihaela Vrban 9 years ago from Croatia

      I'm currently learning about this stuff. So, I favored it, gave 5* and will come back later to go through all the links and inputs. Thanks, Glen!