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Create a Vintage Linen Colortone Postcard in Photoshop CS4

Linen postcards were printed from 1930 through 1945. They have a unique and appealing look. The thick paper was embossed on the picture side to give the card a “linen” texture, and the cheap inks created vivid colors. You can create this effect using a modern photograph and Photoshop.

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Quickie Color Wheel in Photoshop

It’s easy to make a color wheel in Photoshop with a few simple tools.

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Become a Photoshop Expert in 10 Steps

After working with Photoshop since version 4 in 1999, I realize that nobody really knows every thing that Photoshop can do. This makes it a great toy and tool, because there’s always something new to discover. But you can learn most of it and keep learning. I recommend the following habits if you want to […]

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Create Social Networking Chicklets in Photoshop

A “chicklet” (as opposed to Chiclet, a yummy chewing gum) is a small button used to link to all kinds of things – social networks in particular. Back in the day, they were short and wide rectangles with small text. The new trend is rounded squares with plenty of gloss. Learn how to make one […]

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Hand-Tinted Vintage Postcard in Photoshop

The hand-tinted postcards from the early days of photography are beautiful to behold. I am going to show you how to create this effect with a modern photograph in Photoshop.