Photoshop User TV: PhotoshopUserTV: Image Correction Tutorial and Adding Depth to Illustrations – Episode 281


The weekly Photoshop TV show featuring "The Photoshop Guys" Scott Kelby, Corey Barker, Pete Collins, and RC Concepcion. Presented by KelbyOne.
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putv09272011 Corey has a tip for Mac users who want to switch on and off the application frame option. RC has a tutorial on image corrections like crop and transform. Pete shows viewers how to add depth to their illustrations using layer styles like blurring and drop shadow. Joel Grimes shares some tips for making a better selection with the refine edge tool.

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  1. Nir Livni says:

    Great show guys. Love Joel’s tip

  2. Jeffery Schafer says:

    Great show again.

  3. William Chinn says:

    If Joel has trouble “seeing” green, what adjustments or techniques does he have to use while doing color balance?

  4. nikonrocks says:

    absolutely awesome show
    great tips
    very minute things count

  5. Bob says:

    Great show, thanks

  6. John Ballard says:

    Great show .

  7. Patrick Salmon says:

    great show guys

  8. Louise Beauregard says:

    Would like to be a Pepper, but even more, I would like to win a copy of Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It!!!

  9. Shaun S says:

    Previously Matt, Scott, and the Canadian would sit at the metal bench together. With only three people, why does RC sit off to the side at the weather station?

  10. Steve Jones says:

    Good show Gentleman. I’m kind of liking the “No Matt and Scott” format. :).

  11. I look forward to watching Photoshop User TV every week. Thanks for a great show.

  12. jock Goodman says:

    Nice host Pete. Please enter me. Jock

  13. Robert Norris says:

    It looks like I may have been first to comment on this episode. How’d that happen? It may have been a Minute show but it was jam packed with great tips. See you next week!

  14. glen wattman says:

    superb episode>>> thanks as always!

  15. Larry N says:

    YA RightOn

  16. jrh says:

    I understand the show is about quick everyday tips and techniques of the trade, but some of them are to basic and random. Also, the comedy bits need work. Other than that I have gain some knowledge through the show.

  17. Jorge Dengo says:

    Would love to have Scott’s new book!!!!!

  18. iAmAli says:

    Don’t like; too many short tips
    like PSUTV is back…

  19. Ben Lucas says:

    Cool episode. I would love to see what Pete actually uses these drawings for. (And I’m looking forward to winning Scott’s book!)

  20. Ronnie says:

    Another great show guys! Thanks.

  21. Mike says:

    choose me I really need that book

  22. Glenn Hewitt says:

    Light it Shoot it, I want it

  23. peter says:

    I would love a copy of light it ,shoot it ,retouch it !!!

  24. Lindsay says:

    It’s how to sell the fake…that’s a very universal thought.

  25. Skip Wolff says:

    RC What no weather report for the Minnesota Plains? Great job Pete.

  26. Edward says:

    Great show as usual. Mr Grimes tips were good for refining but I think he may have been nervous :/

  27. Edward Drewery says:

    Geat show as usual. Mr. Grimes’ tips on refinement were good, but I think he may have been nervous! :/

  28. Floyd F Sones says:

    Very svelte show!

  29. Edward Drewery says:

    Great show as always. Mr. Grimes’ tips on refinement were good but I think he was nervous! :/

  30. Edward Drewery says:

    I think the comments are broken!! nothing is showing up on multiple machines.. sorry if I ended up posting a whole bunch!

  31. Michael Dietz says:

    Really cool show guys!

  32. Frank Effrece says:

    Joe Grimes tip was great.

  33. Bill Guy says:

    Love the Joel tip. However is this the same as using the layer mask adjustment.

  34. Dean Kirby says:

    Another great, albeit, minute show :-)

    Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it…gotta get it, have it, read it!

  35. Love the show. Keep up the good work!

  36. Rick Evans says:

    Great show…hey an idea you mention plugins how about showing a photoshop tip and then the same with a plugin.

  37. Dack says:

    Less talk, more rock.

    Actually I would like to see a speed round of dozens of quick tips.

    A specific tutorial request – how to: a variety of comic styles. From Lichtenstein to sketches to line art.

  38. Tom Witt says:

    Great show I never miss one.

  39. Derek says:

    Thanks for intro to Joel Grimes, great info

  40. Chris Hagle says:

    great show guys! i attended the light it, shoot it, retouch it tour in Toronto and it was amazing! can’t wait to get a hold of that book!

  41. Geroge says:

    Hats off to all the behind the scenes folks . Great show guys

  42. Great tips as usual. Would like some 3D stuff from Corey.

  43. Lisa says:

    Question: During RCs tip I noticed that the spacing between the bright spot as he called it and the ceiling on the left was a little off. Can he then take the puppet warp and fix that gap?

  44. Marko says:

    Great PITFALL! show!

  45. jackson king says:

    Newish viewer, I’m always intriqued by you guys.
    Original Coke:
    Go 2 Columbia
    Find fast walking native
    Follow and observe
    Grab bush
    Give it a try
    Add sugar and color and CO2
    Never tell a soul

  46. Sam S. says:

    Great show.

  47. Michael says:

    Hi Guys bring back Scott !!! Only joking Pete.

  48. Robert Hilsinger says:

    I like all of the show.

  49. Jay Weenig says:

    Great stuff as always. Keep it coming!

  50. carlos lugo says:

    free stuff!!!! free stuff!!! free stuff!!! hehehe great tips guys keep it that way

  51. Laura Sword says:

    You all look svelte!

  52. Laura Sword says:

    You all look svelte! Love the show.

  53. KCSmith says:

    Good to hear from Pete and appreciate his drawing skills and perspective.

  54. John Swarce says:

    Whoa! Pete’s running the PSU TV show now! What’s next, Pete? Will we be seeing a name change to Collins Media Group? :)

    Nice tips and even nicer shirts.

    Really would like the book, but I’ll be buying it in Boston at Ben Wilmore’s seminar!


  55. Mike Dabold says:

    I always walk away with a bit of new info! Keep it up!

  56. HUbert Boudreau says:

    Great Show

  57. jackie m says:

    good show guys.
    i’m a pepper too.

  58. This comment is a request for subject for an upcoming show.

    I would like to see a tutorial on matching skin color on one image with the skin color on another image.

    There used to be a tutorial, years ago, on the Internet that showed how to do this, but it is no longer available. This technique worked by sampling the rgb values from the first image, then using curves in the CMYK mode on the second image to make the skin color the same as on the first image.

  59. Charlie Young says:

    Do you guys realize you’re still suffering from the effects of Photoshop World/Las Vegas overload?

  60. Chuck Sider says:

    Pete is getting alot more comfortable.

    Great show.

  61. Kevin says:

    Great show!

  62. Paul van Vleet says:

    Great show

  63. Hi guys!
    Just wanted to say that I really enjoy your show, but in all of the episodes I’ve watched, I’ve never heard you mention the shortcuts X or D, that probably is the shortcuts that I use the most.
    X swaps the foreground color and the background color while D resets the color pickers to black and white.
    (I’m a PC user, but they should be the same for Mac, right?)

    Keep up the good work!

  64. John Lovejoy says:

    Great show. Thanks.

  65. Free STUFF!! :-)) (Scott’s book!! HEY!!!)

    Handy tip from RC on the cropping. And Joe’s tip on selections was great. I’ll try it later today :-)

    Since it was asked, is it possible to have some comparison between the Wacom tablets? (show sponsor). The photoshop guys mentioned some times that “getting a Bamboo is a waste of time and money, get an Intuos4”. Could you guys elaborate a bit on that? Also, though “larger is always better”, what is a bit enough size for photoediting in Photoshop? A5 is enough? Or an A4 is REALLY needed?

    Thanks in advance!!

  66. Steve Jones says:

    Great show. How about showing the best way to composite star trails.

  67. ARKreations says:

    Another great show. Would love to win Scott’s new book…

  68. Mani says:

    Smart tips from each of the photoshop guys and a phenomenal tip from joel (blurring the layer mask) it was something new to me.
    great tips guys .

  69. Ron Blair says:

    Great tip from Joel. Thanks guys

  70. Don Mace says:

    How do you enter the contest? :)

  71. Nice show – great Tip on shortcut.

  72. Fred Lang says:

    Very up to the minute show, guys!

  73. Slavi says:

    Corey, what’s up with your”Repousse” tips?

  74. Don says:

    A minute comment for a minute show.

  75. Cindy says:

    Pete, you got off to a rough start, but it seems you are coming into your own. Much, much better camera presence. I do wish you would take the time to walk us more through your process instead of just presenting the end results. However, nice job. It looks like you are starting to blend with the crew nicely. I am sure being in front of the camera is harder than it looks.

  76. says:

    Great tips as always:)

  77. Brock Kirschenmann says:

    Loved Joel’s tip. so it appeared that he didn’t change anything in refine mask. was there defaults values that he changed before or everything zeroed out?

    And of course. Would love Scotts new book. :)

  78. Sherry says:

    Wonderful tutorial about cropping. Could you address dodging and burning in photoshop.

  79. martin gillette says:

    great tips…thanks!!

  80. Marlo Montanaro says:

    Great show guys!

  81. PD Taylor says:

    Good job Pete..thanks Cory and RC.

  82. David Rosas says:

    good job ! love for you to send me that book .Ill be waiting . ; )

  83. Chip Orr says:

    Cool tips – thanks for the great show!

  84. Chris Whitaker says:

    Loved the show – nice job Pete!

  85. Roy Adrian says:

    Minutely gigantic show….

  86. Bonnie Fiser says:

    Good job Pete of running the show!

    Keep those tips coming guys!

  87. Jeff Chandler says:

    I love the cropping tip, I can’t tell you how many times I have overlooked the hide option.

    Thanks for a great show!

  88. Rob Pullen says:

    Great minute show or minute show not sure which one, it was more like 28 minutes.

  89. Matthew says:

    Great show. Learned lots as always.

  90. William Wilson says:

    The Joel Grimes segment was very nice. I would like to see more segments about refiine selections.


  91. Don Evan says:

    Liked the show. I have noticed lately podcasts audio and video are out of sync. I guess you are not using FCPX with the magnetic timeline.

  92. Dave Moore says:

    Great technique from Joel!

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