Author Archives: Jon Yo

Turn off the Clone Overlay

The Clone Overlay can be a great tool to align your clone but it can also be a major annoyance. To turn it off, go to Window > Clone Source and uncheck the Show Overlay box. Photoshop in a Minute, … Continue reading

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Half Moon Eye Enhancement

Nothing astronomical here, the half moon is referring to the light area of the eye directly across from the catchlight. It is caused by the light entering the eye and bouncing off the retina and reflecting back to the iris … Continue reading

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Enhance a Catchlight

Catchlights in the eyes give a portrait that spark of life. But often, because of the angle of light, the intensity on one might be a bit dull, or barely visible. The quick and easy solution is to use the … Continue reading

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Move Presest to New Version of Photoshop

When you upgrade to a new version of Photoshop, it would be nice if all your presets and brushes and action came over too. Maybe in a future version. For now you have to do it yourself. But fear not … Continue reading

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Load and Organize Brushes

Loading a brush set is easy with the Preset Manager and you can save time by organizing them too. Just go to Edit > Preset > Preset Manager in CS6 or Edit > Preset Manager in previous versions. By default, … Continue reading

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Loading Actions

When a new version of Photoshop comes out, people want to know how to load their actions into the new version. Unfortunately, Photoshop does not automatically import them when you update, but it’s really easy. But first, if you don’t … Continue reading

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Stroke Layer Style

Adding a simple layer style can separate images in a composite, and a simple stroke is a great way to do it. And nice sharp corners are a snap if you know the trick. Be sure to position the stroke … Continue reading

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Clipping Mask

The clipping mask is a great way to populate a template. Most available templates use clipping masks. It gives you flexibility to “crop” your image. Be sure to have the “Auto Select” box in the option bar checked for the … Continue reading

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Change the Color of Clothing

This is a little more advanced, you do need to know how o make your selection, but it’s a great way to change to color of clothing. This will not work for every color change, but with some changes to … Continue reading

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Scrolling through Blend Modes

Blend modes can give some really cool effects, but it can be a pain to scroll through them, especially on a Mac. With a PC it’s easy. Just click in the Blend Mode box so the mode is highlighted and … Continue reading

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