Make sure you give hair and faces a little more life by using closer dots and showing the separation.Once you connect all the way back to the beginning – the dots should disappear and you are left with a solid line around your image. Make each window smaller so that you can see them both.But, over on the forums, we get the questions asked almost every way you can imagine, and over the next few weeks I’ll be bringing you a series of problem-solving tips aimed at overcoming the most bothersome and common Photoshop annoyances.
I mean…I’m a homeschooler…who went to college to be a teacher…realized VERY quickly that I am not cut out for it and will praise the fine educators of the world till kingdom come…took up a camera less than five years ago and photoshop after that…be here, attempting to teach you little tricks with no real training myself except a whole lot of trial and error (emphasis on the error! Basically you can take any photo and make it into one of those cool personalized gifts or artwork. This time around I am gonna make a silhouette out of a picture of me holding Will. That’s one of the best parts 🙂 I did edit it so that it was artsy fartsy because I loved our expressions…so that is what we are working with. First things first, you wanna open your file in photoshop.Another related problem shows itself with the Clouds filter (Filter Clouds).Normally you would expect the clouds to be rendered in the foreground and background colors, but with a 16-bit file you always get black and white: Here’s how to solve both of these problems very quickly: change the bit depth of your file from 16 bits per channel to 8 bits per channel by selecting Image 8 Bits/Channel. 1) We covered Smart Filters and Smart Objects in some detail awhile back – if you need a refresher, please see my earlier tutorials: Smarter Editing with Smart Objects Smart Objects, Raw Flexibility Smart Objects, Smarter Filters (this tutorial describes Smart Filters and how they work) And, for even more in-depth studies of Smart Objects: Picture Package with Smart Objects Exposure Blending with Smart Objects Nested Smart Objects – (Part 1) – (Part 2) Max Stacks with Photoshop Noise Reduction with Smart Object Stack Modes Creative Stacking Diversions Stay tuned next week as we continue to attack common problems in Photoshop. However there is a way that a text heavy layout can be done in Photoshop and sent to a prepress tech without them burning you in effigy. Photoshop is a great program, probably my favorite. Fuzzy bitmapped 72 dpi text isn't my idea of a good time.