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By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Deleting photobombers with Photoshop: Deke's Techniques

Delete photobombers with Photoshop

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You’ve got a great location, a great group of friends, a great camera. All the makings of a great shot, right? But you get the file off the camera and onto your computer and lo and behold: a photobomber appears. Some person detracting from the main event, intentionally or not. Happily, with the tools in Adobe Photoshop, you can remove unwanted guests or any other undesired elements from your photographs. You don’t even need the latest version of Photoshop. In fact, in this week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke takes you through the old-school method for removing a photobomber from an otherwise fantastic photo. These are results you’re not going to get with Content-Aware Fill, the Patch tool, or even the brand-new Content-Aware Move tool. No, you have to go back to the basics. We’re talking Photoshop version 3, circa 1994 basics. Watch today’s free video to learn how.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Painting happy little trees: Deke's Techniques

Painting happy little trees

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As Deke notes, one of the most obscure features in Adobe Photoshop CC, the 14.2 update specifically, is its ability to automatically generate trees. But it’s actually quite cool. You can make trees of all shapes, sizes, colors, and species. In this episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke McClelland shows how to fill a basic background with “happy little trees” with the new Tree pattern.

Along the way, he’ll share a shortcut to this fabulous feature (accessible through the Fill dialog) and show how to adjust all the controls inside the Tree dialog box. He dials in a custom foliage color, rearranges the limbs, randomizes a tree’s appearance, and scales the trees individually within the artwork.

By Crystal McCullough | Monday, August 03, 2009

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #37 – Fill Functions

Many of Photoshop’s best features can only be accessed from the keyboard. Like, how would you know Alt+Backspace (or Option-Delete) fills with black?

Watch. It gets better.

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