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Brush Tool in Photoshop

Brush Tool in Photoshop

Tweet There are several tools in Photoshop for painting and editing colors in an image. The brush tool applies brush strokes with the selected foreground color. Options for the brush tool can be set in the Options bar. And apart from using the default brushes provided by Photoshop you can import brushes and also create [...]

Fill Tools in Photoshop CS5

Fill Tools in Photoshop CS5

Tweet Fill tools are used to fill a selected object, area or layer with color or colors. Photoshop has two Fill tools – Paint Bucket and the Gradient tool. Both the fill tools are listed under the same button on the toolbar. The tool that was last used will also be visible. To view the [...]

Spot Healing Brush in Photoshop CS5

Spot Healing Brush in Photoshop CS5

Tweet The Spot Healing Brush tool in Photoshop CS5 (available from CS2 onwards) is an amazing photo retouching tool. There are 4 retouching tools available in Photoshop CS5 (Spot Healing Brush Tool, Healing Brush Tool, Patch Tool and Red Eye Tool). Essentially all the retouching tools replace areas of images with sampled pixels from the [...]

Magic Eraser in Photoshop

Magic Eraser in Photoshop

Tweet The Magic eraser works just like the Magic Wand Tool except that Magic wand selects an area, Magic Eraser converts the area into transparent pixels. In this tutorial, we will discover the Magic Eraser in Photoshop. Magic Eraser works well with images having simple and solid color background. The areas to be erased are [...]

Actions in Photoshop and Illustrator CS5

Actions in Photoshop and Illustrator CS5

Tweet An action in Photoshop and Illustrator is a sequence of commands or actions you do in using the program, that are recorded and played on a single or batch of files. This way designers can save a lot of time and efforts in doing repetitive tasks. Photoshop and Illustrator come with a set of [...]

Photoshop or Illustrator – What should I use?

Photoshop or Illustrator – What should I use?

Tweet Which one should I use Photoshop or Illustrator? Which of the two is better Illustrator or Photoshop? I am looking for a cheaper version of Photoshop, can I use Illustrator? I have both Photoshop and Illustrator and do not yet know anything about either of them. Which one should I learn first? I have [...]

Export Photoshop Paths to Illustrator

Export Photoshop Paths to Illustrator

Tweet At times you may need to combine your artwork from Photoshop with Illustrator. I received queries from readers asking how to export custom shapes created in Photoshop to Illustrator. So I thought of writing a tutorial explaining how to Export Photoshop Paths to Illustrator. I know two methods of doing this. One way is [...]

Most Popular Web and Graphic Design Posts of 2010 – SaffronStroke.com

Most Popular Web and Graphic Design Posts of 2010 – SaffronStroke.com

Tweet As we bid adieu to the year 2010, it is time to sum up the posts on SaffronStroke.com, based on their popularity. So here is a list of 25 top tutorials and posts of 2010. Adobe Photoshop Tutorials 1. Transform a Picture into a Watercolor Painting using Photoshop CS5 Cool watercolor effect using Photoshop [...]

Wood Texture in Photoshop CS5

Wood Texture in Photoshop CS5

Tweet 1. Create a new document; File > New. Select appropriate size (I have created a 350 x 350px document) and click OK. 2. Click on the Foreground color in the Toolbox and choose a color similar to the wooden color, something in the shade of orange and brown. Then choose the Paint Bucket tool [...]

Red Eye Tool in Photoshop

Red Eye Tool in Photoshop

Tweet The Red Eye Tool in Photoshop removes the red eye in the flash photos. Earlier removing red eye was a task of creating adjustment layers, adding blur, modifying the saturation and so on. Removing red eye has been made very simple with the Red Eye tool. 1. Choose the RGB color mode. 2. In [...]