There are so many modal settings in Photoshop that it can seem like a virtual mine field of things to accidentally click that will screw up your day. When you're in the flow of work it can be a painful productivity hit when you get thrown off by something that is just not working. Here are 7 of the most common hangups that I've found bring me to a standstill. Check it out and join in the discussion if you've got some of your own.Read More
99% of retouched files are going to have a grain layer sitting right at the top. It ties the elements together and provides a unified surface. If you’re doing a little slap-dash compositing, it can really help to hide any soft spots that may have been left behind. The Camera Raw Filter provides much more flexibility with the look of the grain, and you can go back to adjust it later with ease. Here’s how.Read More
Getting the most control over your warps can be a puzzle if you haven’t figured out a good system to use every time. The good news is there is one, and it involves embedded smart objects so your warps are editable. The key to ultimate flexibility that many people miss though is the alignment step. I’ll show you how.Read More
By default, new Layer Group folders are set to Pass Through blend mode. If you've never thought to ask what that's all about, you're not alone.
Here’s an alternative that will become a really useful tool in your high res workflow.Read More
One of the painful steps in doing image extensions - aside from extending the picture - is redoing all of the masks after the canvas size changes. Masks are usually going to contain gradients, and they're almost to impossible extend seamlessly without putting in a lot of time. Let Content Aware Fill help.Read More
Layer Effects are a really powerful set of tools for creating quick effects applied to pixel information. Most people think of them in terms of typographic or design-y uses, but they're an absolutely essential component of a high-res photo realistic retouching workflow. Follow this trick to free them from your layer stack and add endless flexibility.Read More
Russell Brown has a great collection of scripts for Photoshop CS5/6/CC. He's taken the Image Processor script and extended it with all the features you'd wished were in there...
... such as the support to OUTPUT TRANSPARENT TIFFS!!! If you've had to build batch action workarounds for this then you understand my caps...
I use Image Processor Pro for all of my batch output. It's better than the Image Processor that ships with Photoshop.
Download and watch the tutorial for Dr. Browns Services here: