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.

Adjustment Layers

008 Combining Adjustment Layers

Merging adjustments into a Map file.
For Photoshop v6 to Present.

This technique allows users to merge several different kinds of Adjustment Layers into a Map file (.amp) that can be loaded into a single Curves Adjustment layer.

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.

004 Sharpening Adjustment Layers

How to non-destructively sharpen layers without Smart Filters.
For Photoshop v6 to v9.

Use an action to create an adjustment layer that can
sharpen or blur an image. Additional filters can be used on the adjustment layer mask to refine the sharpening effect. Read More...