June 12th, 2006


tutorial: fill layers in PS

Ever wonder how to get more flexibility in your flood-filled, gradient, or brush layers? The answer is: fill layers!

Click the icon (made with the three types of fill layers) for a tutorial in Photoshop, later versions including 7 and CS. Basic knowledge of PS is expected in order to follow along. Very image-heavy; dialup users are warned.

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Okay, I don't have an example of what I'm looking for but I can describe it pretty well. I've looked everywhere and I can't seem to find a tutorial for like rounded corners. And I don't mean like brushing the corners to make them appear rounded I'm asking if there is some sort of technique I can do to erase the corners all together without the tedious task of trying to keep a straight hand.

Any help would be appreciated. BTW, I'm using PS7.
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Okay, I made this icon a while ago and stupidly forgot to save the PSD file so I have no idea how I made it, so I'm hoping one of you can help me. I started off with this cap: Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us and after using variations and doing some other things, I came up with this: I can find the light texture and text easy enough, but it's the other layers that I can't figure out. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

Thanks so much for the help everyone! I managed to get come up with something close enough: :) 

Thanks again!

Looking For a Tutorial and/or Brush Set

I have a series of border brushes made by 77words that have that faded look around the corners. However, none of the borders fit for the size I need. I was wondering if there were other brush sets out there like that that could possibly have a 100px version of the brush in them or possibly a tutorial that could show me how to make a brush like that for my own use. Either one or both would be greatly appreciated. I recall at some point stumbling across a tutorial that explained how to make brushes like that but I can't for the life of me find it again.

Here's an example of the brushes I'm talking about so someone can point me in the proper direction:

This brush is 85px in size not the 100px I'd like to use.

Any help anyone can give me will be much appreciated.

Smooth background removal?

Forgive me for posting this. I realize there are a lot of tutorials that at least touch on this, but I have yet to find one that really helps me.

Recently I've had a lot of graphic ideas that involve removing the background of an image and placing the subject on a texture or another base. The problem is, I just can't get backgrounds off of most images smoothly. I've tried all the methods I've seen here. I've tried masking, using the background eraser, and even the lasso (totally out of the question, since my hand is about as steady as a drunk on a floating log), but nothing works out in the end. I always wind up with one of three problems:

A. Part of the subject is erased with the background.
B. Bits of the background are sticking to the edges of the subject.
C. The edges of the subject are terribly jagged.

I realize that with masking I could always just paint in white if I erase part of the subject or continue to paint in black if I haven't gotten rid of the whole background, but no matter how much time I spend on it I can never seem to get it right. It's especially bothersome in larger graphics, such as headers, signatures and wallpapers, where I don't have the smaller size to get rid of some of the errors.

Does anybody have any advice? This is really becoming a hindrance for me, and trying to find ways to avoid removing backgrounds just doesn't cut it.
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I was looking for tutorials on masks in the memories, and I can't seem to find one for what I'm trying to do. I've come across a bunch of masks people make but I haven't a clue how to use them. I don't know how to get the icon white where I want it to be, and the base to show through. I'm referring to masks such as these made by sir. I use Photoshop 7. If anyone could help me out or direct me to a tutorial that I might of missed... I would greatly appreciate it!