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Adobe Is Making Dreams Come True With Select Subject (One Click Selection) in Photoshop CC 2018

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Probably most popular Photoshop topic is how to select and isolate the object from its background. Starting with January 2018 update (19.1.0 ReleaseAdobe Photoshop CC 2018 offers a one-click selection which is available as Select Subject command.

This is an excellent addition to selection tools which will be useful for beginners but also and for most advanced users. In many situations, it just works and saves tons of time. I believe this is a starting point of making dreams come true to isolate just anything with a single click.

In this tutorial, I will explain to you when and how to use Select Subject to select an object with a single click.

Where to find Select Subject command The first thing to mention is where to find Select Subject command. You can evoke this command in the following ways:
While editing an image. Go to Select > Subject.With Quick Selection or Magic Wand Tool active click on Select Subject button in the Options bar.With Quick Selection tool active in Select a…

How to Copy/Paste Entire Layer/Layer Group in Photoshop CC 2018

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One of the new features in Photoshop CC 2018 is the ability to copy and paste entire layer(s) and layer groups in the same or any other open document. This means that everything associated with layer/group like opacity, layer effects, smart filters, layer mask... will be copied and pasted. In this post, I will explain to you how to copy and paste entire layer/group and what to pay attention while copying content.

Video tutorial Here is a video tutorial for those who prefer video over written content. If you have any question or doubt, please do not hesitate to leave comments.


Copy entire layer(s) and layer groups in Photoshop CC 2018 It is simple and easy to copy layer/smart object layer/layer group and all its attributes/effects/filters like: visibility, opacity, fill opacity, blending mode, smart filters, layer mask, vector mask, layer effects...

Here are the steps:
Select layer, layers or layer group in the Layers panel. Ensure that vector mask is not selected (tiny lines around vec…

Free Bamboo V2 Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Bamboo Volume 2 seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Patterns are useful for the Web and Print design. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free.

Patterns in this package are created using The Best Photoshop PluginFilter Forge. There are and so many other cool things that you can do using Filter Forge and Photoshop.


Here is a useful link for Photoshop newbies: How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

What is included in the package Package contains set of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package




How to Distribute Layers (Objects) With Even Spacing in Photoshop

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Distributing layers (objects) in Photoshop is a common task. One of the available options is using smart guides. Another way is using Photoshop's built-in distribution commands. Photoshop offers six (6) distribution commands which work just fine most of the time. However, sometimes Photoshop's built in commands may fail because of difference in objects (pixels on layers) dimensions. If you want to ensure that spacing between 3 or more objects is always even (equal) regardless of objects dimensions then you need to install additional free Photoshop script.

What problem can occur when you want to distribute layers (objects) with even spacing Let's start with the task to define which problem can occur. In Photoshop you can distribute 3 or more objects (selected layers/layer groups). Distribution commands are available from Layer > Distribute > choose command and from the Options bar.

Requirements to use distribution commands The requirement to activate distribution com…

How to Create GIF Animation From Video in Photoshop (Video)

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Adobe Photoshop is a great tool to create GIF animation. One of the conveniences that Photoshop offers is the ability to automatically convert a video file (frames) to animation frames with all flexibility that this program offers.

In this tutorial, I will explain to you how to use Photoshop's built-in feature to quickly and easily create GIF animation from video file.

Create GIF animation from video Before we proceed let me mention that you can use several video formats to convert them to GIF animation. Here is the list of supported video formats. Most of the time I am using .mp4 format but I have also tested with the .mov file while writing this post and everything works just fine.

The trick to automatically convert video to frame animation is to not open the video in Photoshop but instead to use Import > Video Frames to Layers... Here are the steps:

Go to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers...Navigate to video file and double click on it or select video file then cli…

Free Bark Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Bark seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Patterns are useful for the Web and Print design. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free.

Patterns in this package are created using The Best Photoshop PluginFilter Forge. There are and so many other cool things that you can do using Filter Forge and Photoshop.


Here is a useful link for Photoshop newbies: How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

What is included in the package Package contains set of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package




How to Soft-proof Colors for Color Blindness in Photoshop

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Color blindness is the decreased ability to see color or differences in color. Red-green color blindness affects up to 8% of males and 0.5% of females of Northern European descent. One of the things that designers should do is to ensure that graphical information can be understood and conveyed accurately to people with color vision deficiency. Photoshop provides soft-proof for color blindness Protanopia-type (reduced sensitivity to red) and Deuteranopia-type (reduced sensitivity to green).

How to soft-proof for color blindness To soft proof your design for color blindness it is recommended to convert your document to RGB color mode because RGB mode is providing most accurate proof.

Since you probably want to proof colors simultaneously for both, Protanopia-type and Deuteranopia-type color blindness it is recommended to create a new window from Window > Arrange > New window for [your document title]. To see both windows (tabs) simultaneously go to View > Arrange > Tile All V…

How to Control Color and Thickness of Path Outlines in Photoshop CC 2018

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One of the new features in Photoshop CC 2018 is the ability to control the color and thickness of path lines. Paths can be useful to isolate objects, to clip images, to create a selection, to create vector mask and so on... One way or another you must work with paths in Photoshop: either you will be drawing them or use someone else's paths. In the previous versions, it was almost impossible to see path outline against some backgrounds. Starting with Photoshop CC 2018 release you can define line thickness and color for easier visibility while drawing paths. New features can be also useful when scaling, moving around, combining path outlines and so on...

Options to control color and thickness of path outlines Here are the steps to control thickness and color of path outline in Photoshop CC 2018: Select shape layer/layer with the path in the Layers panel or select path in the Paths panel.To access controls for path outline thickness and color you must have active some of the vector dr…

Free Landform Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Landform seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Patterns are useful for the Web and Print design. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free.

Patterns in this package are created using The Best Photoshop PluginFilter Forge. There are and so many other cool things that you can do using Filter Forge and Photoshop.


Here is a useful link for Photoshop newbies: How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

What is included in the package Package contains set of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package




How to Quickly Share Creations Directly From Within Photoshop CC 2018

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One of the new features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 is the ability to quickly share an image directly from the application. In this quick video tip, I will explain to you how to use sharing feature from Photoshop and which options are available to you.

Video tutorial Here is step by step tutorial with all necessary pieces of information that you need to use Share command in Photoshop. If you have any question or doubt, please do not hesitate to leave comments.


Transcript Starting with Photoshop CC 2018 release we have the ability to share an image on social media sites or via email directly from the application. 
For my demonstration, I will use Photoshop CC 2018 on Windows although similar options are available on Mac. 
To share active document or preview image which will be created from the active document in Photoshop go to File menu then click on Share menu item. Alternatively, click Share an image icon in the top right corner of Photoshop window. 
In Share dialog, you will see tw…