Advice appreciated for a photo shop hub I am writing

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (6 posts)
  1. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    It may have been noticed that I have not been participating here as much as I have done in the past. I have been completely obsessed with designing in photo shop for my online store (a link can be found on my profile wink). I am now inspired to share the little tricks and tips that have learned to create images I am so proud of. What I would not want to do is leave some small thing out because I didn't find it tricky to figure out. So I would love any simple how to questions so I don't forget anything or leave it out.

    What good is a beginners how to hub that leaves out the most basic task? big_smile

    1. flounderingsahm profile image72
      flounderingsahmposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think the most basic info would be all the tools on the workspace.  Explaining what each tool is and what it does.  You could probably break this out into multiple hubs.  When I first started using Photoshop, the workspace itself was very intimidating.  There is just so much stuff you can do with Photoshop, but many can't get past the initial screen!  Good luck to you and can't wait to read the hub(s)!

      1. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think I got lucky in that my hubby has used and learned photo shop formally when at school. All I had to say was How? to him and I got some simple bit of logic to the tools and how to play with them beyond what seemed obvious to me. I also want to cover the image tweaking options (like hue/saturation and contrast etc.) that can turn a 'so so' picture into something that vibrancy or mystery. I hope to show examples from my own works that were created using a range of features to show how they can build on each other.

        1. flounderingsahm profile image72
          flounderingsahmposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That's great.  I took a few photoshop classes and a read a few books but they didn't teach me anything.  I learned a ton of stuff on the Internet.  If I wanted to do something, I searched and found a tutorial.  I'm more hands on, I learned a TON of stuff from the tutorials out there.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the liquidize tool.  Who knew you could shave off a few pounds!  :-)

  2. Dale Nelson profile image39
    Dale Nelsonposted 8 years ago

    Hi Kirsten Blog,

    My photoshop is shocking and so I would read whatever you write in the hub.
    I always wonder how to superimpose another image and then blot out the white backgorund by dragging the color form the original background.Hope that makes sense.

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a kind of photography collage you are aiming for, I can think of a few ways to do this so will definately go through that one smile, gonna have to look for an image I created that is this sort of thing. My aunt didn't realize I had photo shopped it even tho I could totally tell lol

      I had one simple tip that I might want to include, resizing images. I found this easy to figure out but I know that I find learning new software easy and fun, not everyone else will find it easy or fun or have the confidence to just muck about and figure it out over time smile


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)