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Using Photoshop Blanket Brushes (For Newborn Editing)

Using Photoshop Blanket Brushes (For Newborn Editing)

How to Use Photoshop Blanket Brushes for Newborn Editing It's super easy to give your newborn images a beautiful and professional polished look using the five different blanket brushes that are included in the Pretty...

How to Use the Photoshop Lasso Tool

How to Use the Photoshop Lasso Tool

What is Photoshop's Lasso Tool? The lasso tool is one of several selection tools used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and is great to use when you need to select of a particular area of your image.  The Photoshop...

Adobe Camera Raw Basics (And How to Use It)

Adobe Camera Raw Basics (And How to Use It)

Basics of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) This post is an introduction to editing RAW files in Adobe Camera Raw (often referred to as ACR), and assumes that you have a working knowledge of the difference between RAW and JPEG ...

How to Use the Marquee Tool in Photoshop

How to Use the Marquee Tool in Photoshop

How to Use the Photoshop Marquee Tool Today we will be taking a look at how to make selections with the Marquee tool in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  To illustrate the marquee tool, I am going to focus on making...

How to Blur the Edges of Your Image in Photoshop

How to Blur the Edges of Your Image in Photoshop

How to Quickly Blur the Edges of Your Image in Photoshop Have you ever wondered how to blur the edges of your image in Photoshop to enhance the depth of field around the subject of your image? The beautiful Pretty Ac...

How to Use Photoshop Curves

How to Use Photoshop Curves

Photoshop Curves Tutorial Many new Photoshop users don't know where to start when it comes to learning the basics of the program.  While Photoshop is quite complicated, it doesn't need to take years to become comfort...

How to Apply Sky Overlays in Photoshop (Quickly & Easily)

How to Apply Sky Overlays in Photoshop (Quickly & Easily)

How to Apply Sky Overlays in Photoshop Who wants to learn about the truly magical Pretty Actions Photoshop Sky Applicator actions and see them in action? Who wants to see the beautiful Sky Overlays you can use to rep...

Batch Processing in Photoshop (For Faster Workflow)

Batch Processing in Photoshop (For Faster Workflow)

How to Batch Process Using Actions in Photoshop Do you want to learn how to apply actions to multiple images in Photoshop?  Or would you like to know how to apply several actions to an image with just a single click?...

Optimizing Your Images for Web & Print + Free Cheat Sheet

Optimizing Your Images for Web & Print + Free Cheat Sheet

Optimizing Images for Web and Print Not all file types and color modes are created equal, so when it comes image files, there are a few easy steps you can follow to optimize your image for whatever platform or media ...

How to Restore Old Vintage Photos in Photoshop

How to Restore Old Vintage Photos in Photoshop

How to Restore Old Photos in Photoshop A question that has been asked quite a few times recently our community is how to digitally restore old family photos that originated on film. We all have them: cherished vintag...

Resizing Images in Photoshop for Facebook (To Make Photos Look Their Best)

Resizing Images in Photoshop for Facebook (To Make Photos Look Their Best)

Facebook Photo Settings Have you ever uploaded an image to Facebook and noticed that somewhere between editing and the final uploaded image on Facebook, something was lost in translation? Maybe your image looked too ...

4 Wedding Photography Tips (I Learned as a Bride)

4 Wedding Photography Tips (I Learned as a Bride)

4 Essential Wedding Photography Tips for Amateurs My husband and I just celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary.  But besides getting a super awesome husband and a shiny new ring out of the deal, my wedding taught ...

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts (Visual Guide & Cheat Sheet)

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts (Visual Guide & Cheat Sheet)

35 Essential Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts We love saving you time! This has been our primary goal at Pretty Actions for Photoshop since our very beginning!  Today's post will help you do just that - SAVE TIME! Photos...

How to Crop in Photoshop (Standard & Custom Dimensions)

How to Crop in Photoshop (Standard & Custom Dimensions)

How to Crop in Photoshop There are several ways you can crop an image in Photoshop, but the most straightforward method to get a precise crop is by using the Crop Tool.  In this tutorial, I will walk you through how ...

Photoshop Levels: Basic Photoshop Tool You Should Know How to Use!

Photoshop Levels: Basic Photoshop Tool You Should Know How to Use!

How to Use Photoshop Levels The Levels Panel in Photoshop is a powerful tool that allows you to edit tonal range, as well as color.  In this tutorial, we will look at how to use the Levels panel to edit tonal range -...

5 Awesome Photoshop Tips to Fix Photos

5 Awesome Photoshop Tips to Fix Photos

How to Fix Photos in Photoshop It’s difficult to imagine a world without Photoshop and how it can be used to fix and enhance photos.  By enabling creators to use their imagination, Photoshop has revolutionized the ar...

How to Create Easy Drag & Drop Photoshop Templates

How to Create Easy Drag & Drop Photoshop Templates

How to Make a Template in Photoshop Do you want to create your own beautiful Photoshop template to use as a Facebook timeline cover, blog template, Pinterest board, magazine layout, newsletter and much more?  In this...

Photoshop Compositing: How to Bring Your Imagination to Life

Photoshop Compositing: How to Bring Your Imagination to Life

Photoshop Compositing Tutorial There are many methods to create a composite photograph.  You will find some tutorials are much more in depth and require a great deal of Photoshop skills. This is not one of those tuto...

3 Best Ways to Make a Watermark In Photoshop

3 Best Ways to Make a Watermark In Photoshop

How to Make a Watermark in Photoshop With social media and online content being such a widely used outlet for photographers to showcase their images, it is important to protect your images the best you can to prevent...

How to Make Custom Colorful Light Leaks in Photoshop

How to Make Custom Colorful Light Leaks in Photoshop

How to Make Light Leaks in Photoshop Because they mimic film, adding a light leak to your digital photos is an easy way of giving your photos a vintage retro vibe.  They've been made popular through several differen...

Make Fall Images Pop with Falling Leaves Photoshop Actions & Overlays

Make Fall Images Pop with Falling Leaves Photoshop Actions & Overlays

How to Use Falling Leaves Photoshop Actions & Leaf Overlays ÔĽŅIn this tutorial, I will walk you through how to use the Falling Leaves Photoshop Actions and Overlays¬†to make your Autumn photos really shine!¬† I will...