Archive for PhotoShop

Restoring My Roommate’s Old Photos

A Light Touch

Patricia Dorrian in the 1950s
Source: Dana Dorrian’s Family Photo Album

A Fun Project

A couple of weeks ago, my roommate Dana asked me to scan a couple of old photographs he found while looking through his old photo album: one was an old black and white photo of his late mother, Patricia; the other was a color photo of Dana in his sailor uniform, taken in 1986.

I knew that Dana would have been satisfied with just the scans, but I decided to do a little restoration work with PhotoShop before I sent him the finished products.

How I Created My New SteemIt Cover

Yesterday, while viewing the collections for one of my Zazzle stores and noticing the covers I had created for those collections, the thought occurred to me that it would be nice to create a cover for my Steemit blog. After finding a tutorial on how to make a good Steemit cover, I gave it a try.

The tutorial I found is by @carlgnash—How I Made My Cover Image Look Good On All Devices. I recommend it for anyone who wants to make their own cover. @carlgnash’s instructions are clear and concise, he covers such considerations as content, color, size, aspect ratio, copying the cover to your account and changing the settings.

New Year’s Design Using Displacement Masks

For the end of 2015, I wanted to do a special New Year’s design, emphasizing the numerals in the year in a colorful and distinct way. I finally decided on using a Masquerade Motif, with the numerals of the new year and the old year overlaid with a mask and confetti pattern.

PhotoShop Tuts to The Rescue

With a fairly good idea of what I wanted to accomplish, I was lucky enough to find a good tutorial on how to achieve a text effect with an image overlay while learning the basics of using displacement masks. (See Patriotic Text Using Displacement Masks