Photoshop Mechanics

This Podcast contains advanced Photoshop tips and tricks. This publicly available website contains limited content. The bulk of my training materials are kept on a sibling website, Photoshop Aquatics, which requires VPN access and caters to specific clients. Thanks for visiting.

007 Adjustment Layer Inspector

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
For Photoshop v6 to Present.

This tool generates interactive UI that allows users to compare Adjustment Layers and Modes. Though there have been previous versions of this file, going back as early as 2002, this final format was created in 2003, and has recently been updated to work properly in 16bit mode.

002 Converting RGB Files To Grayscale

Manipulation of color and alternative conversion techniques.
For Photoshop v6 to present.

This episode shows multiple techniques for Grayscale conversion. A set of Actions is included to help automate the procedures. These techniques are based on concepts learned in episode 001.

001 Grayscale And Luminosity 30-59-11

The relationship between Color and Luminosity modes.
For Photoshop v6 to present.

Photoshop uses the
RGB values of 30, 59 and 11, to simulate a more accurate representation of grayscale. These are the magic numbers behind the Color and Luminosity modes. This episode introduces some important concepts about RGB to Grayscale conversion. I plan to follow soon with an episode that covers multiple techniques for converting files to Grayscale. Read More...