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Photoshop CS Tutorials
Tutorials by John Woods
 More by John Woods
• Page 1 (CS)
• Page 2 (7.0)
• Page 3 (Elements/6.0)
• Page 4 (6.0)
• Page 5 (6.0/5.5)
• Free Layer Styles
• Free Pattern Sets
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John Woods is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop 7.0. He created these tutorials to help some people internally at Kodak, and has made them freely available to the Photoshop community here.

Photoshop CS Tutorials

Quickfire Background

Create a fire background using native filters in Photoshop CS. [PDF 1,140 KB]

Rusty Background

Build a Rusty Background from scratch In Photoshop CS. This background is used in the "Rusty Bones Tavern Sign" tutorial below. [PDF 833 KB]

Rusty Bones Tavern Sign in Photoshop CS

This is an in-depth exercise to learn how to use layer masks to show and hide layers, and also how to apply textures to files to achieve that professional Photoshop look to images and graphic elements. [PDF 7,288 KB]

Quick Parchment in Photoshop CS

Create a parchment texture in Photoshop CS using filters, layer masks, and layer styles. [PDF 1,904 KB]

Photoshop CS File Browser
The Fie Browser in PSCS consists of a Navigation palette (Folders), an Image Preview (Thumbnails), Metadata (image information) and Keywords (file descriptor). The File Browser allows you to sort, manage and organize your images. This tutorial is an introduction to the file browser in Photoshop CS. [PDF 2,644 KB]

Camera Raw Plugin
With the introduction of Photoshop CS (version 8) Adobe included their Camera Raw Plugin module as part of the Photoshop package. This module takes the raw data from a digital camera and allows you to correct the raw image before sending the image to Photoshop. This tutorial is an introduction to the camera RAW plugin in Photoshop CS. [PDF 4,877 KB]

Photoshop CS Photo Filters
Explore the new photo filters in Photoshop CS. [PDF 1,950 KB]

Shadow and Highlight Filtering in Photoshop CS
Bring out the details and dark shadow areas using the new highlight shadow feature of Photoshop CS and the history brush. [PDF 1,781 KB] Right click to save the practice image: [Highlight_Shadows.jpg]

Photoshop CS Fill Flash
Enhance an image using the Healing Brush, Curves, Photo Filters, and the Shadow/Highlight filter. [PDF 3,374 KB] Right click to save the practice image: [OriginalFillFlash.jpg

More PDF Tutorials by John Woods
• Page 1 (CS)
• Page 2 (7.0)
• Page 3 (Elements/6.0)
• Page 4 (6.0)
• Page 5 (6.0/5.5)

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