7 Photoshop Tutorial and Training Sites That Will Motivate You

Photoshop Roadmap

Photoshop Roadmap is a huge directory of tutorials and downloads that let you do a vareity of things in Photoshop. The site is set up to allow you to explore and find some interesting things that will add the WOW back into your photography. Don’t forget to check out their blog.

Tutorial 9

Tutorial 9 provides tutorials, downloads, and inspiration on Photoshop and more. Its set up as a collection of references from teachers and experts from around the world – so there is always something new to learn and see.

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Photoshop – Automating Tasks With Actions

Are you constantly applying the same adjustments in Adobe Photoshop to all of your images? Do you feel like there should be an easier way to increase your work flow? Well there is good news, through the use of actions, you can automate your image modifications. Richard Harrington will share with you how to quickly reapply complex artistic effects to multiple images.

Photoshop Action – Curling Page

Create an action that will add a curled edge to any image.

Create an image with a curled corner

With this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a curled effect to an image in just a few easy steps. This tutorial use the Warp filter added on CS2 and newer Photoshop editions

Let’s open a photo to start with for applying the effect to. For this tutorial, I’ve selected a stock photo

Curling Photo Sample

To start, we need to rename the background layer. I have renamed mine to “Curled Page”

Rename Background

Now we need to use the Marquee tool (Keyboard Shortcut – M) and select a small area

Curling Page Sample

Next we need to add a gradient to our selection. Start at the inside corner and drag to the outside corner of the image

Curled Page

Now deselect (Select->Deselect) or (Ctr+D)

Curling Page

Next go to Edit->Transform->Warp.

Curled Page

Drag the bottom right point towards the center. Press enter when you are happy with your results.

Curled Page

Add a drop shadow to your image

Curled Page

Add an additional layer for a color background

Curled Page

Finished Image.

Create an image with a curled corner

You can download the action here Page Curling Action
To install it just unzip the contents of the .zip file in your Photoshop actions folder.