Posts Tagged ‘Photoshop Top 40’

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #1 – Open and Save

Published by | Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Virtually every Photoshop project starts with Open (how often do you choose New?) and ends with Save. And unlike other apps, Photoshop treats all image formats as native. Open and Save are the alpha and omega of imaging.

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #2 – The Layers Palette

Published by | Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Home to at least eight of the features Deke has mentioned so far in the Photoshop Top 40 Countdown, the Layers palette is command central—the place where most of the action in Photoshop happens. Were it not for this one palette, Photoshop as we know it would not exist.

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #3 – Image Size

Published by | Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The essential Image Size command lets you scale an image on screen or in print. In this week’s Photoshop Top 40 Countdown episode, Deke explains resampling and resolution, both of which affect the core quality of digital photographs.

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #4 – Navigation

Published by | Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Photoshop lets you modify your view of an image using a variety of tools, commands, and options. But you don’t need a single one of them. Learn a few navigational shortcuts and you’ll be working at maximum efficiency in no time.

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #5 – The Sharpen Filters

Published by | Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Photoshop doesn’t sharpen focus, it sharpens detail using any of three remarkable filters: Unsharp Mask, Smart Sharpen, and High Pass. Apply them as smart filters, and you’re ready for any output scenario.

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #6 – RGB, CMYK, and Lab

Published by | Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Photoshop doesn’t just support multiple color spaces, it supports infinite variations on the device-dependent ones. You can open an RGB photo, process it in Lab, and output it to CMYK, with certainty that the conversions will work.

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #7 – Undo, History, and Revert

Published by | Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

The safety-net trio of Undo, History, and Revert protect the intrepid image editor from unexpected disasters. But these commands also let you toggle operations, compare before-and-after images, and move back and forth through time. In this week’s Photoshop Top 40 Countdown, Deke takes us through the features of each by modifying a document using a number of features we’ve learned in previous Top 40 episodes, and then using Undo, History, and Revert to un-modify the document as desired.

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #8 – The Eyedropper

Published by | Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The ubiquitous Eyedropper is simple in purpose and easy to use. But can you imagine a world without it, where you had to dial in every one of Photoshop’s 16.8 million+ colors manually? The Eyedropper is Photoshop’s color ambassador. In this week’s episode of the Photoshop Top 40 Countdown, Deke gives us the complete rundown of the humble and powerful Eyedropper tool.