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Photoshop Top 40, Feature #36: Black & White

Feature #36: Black & White

Today marks the fifth installment of "Photoshop Top 40," the ongoing series that promises to tour you through Photoshop's 40 best features, starting at #40 and eventually working its way up to #1. (Which, assuming I've done my math right, will appear sometime in April of 2010.) Feature #36 is "Black & White," which lets you distill a full-color photograph into the best of all possible black-and-white images, one range of colors at a time. Read more » 

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Photoshop Top 40, Feature #37: The Fill Functions

Feature #37: The Fill Functions

Welcome to the fourth installment of Photoshop Top 40, my classically arranged, reverse-order countdown--from #40 to #1--of the best features in all of Adobe Photoshop. As you have no doubt discerned by now, a single "feature" may comprise a collection of featurettes. As is the case this week with Feature #37: "The Fill Functions." Read more » 

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Photoshop Top 40, Feature #38: Vector Type

Feature #38: Vector Type

Photoshop Top 40 marches on with Feature #38, "Vector Type."

The idea is this: Most everything in Photoshop is made of pixels. Don't get me wrong, pixels are fantastic. For the present, they're the only means we have to render a continuous-tone image in the digital realm. But they are ultimately finite. And they don't respond positively to enlargement.

Type is something altogether different. Read more » 

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Photoshop Top 40, Feature #39: Layer Comps

Feature #39: Layer Comps

Thanks to the many of you who wrote to let me know how much you like my new Photoshop Top 40 series, produced by dekePod in conjunction with my esteemed video partner lynda.com. But even so, some of you miss the original dekePod so much you've taken to crying yourselves to sleep at night. Which is great because, as Fall Out Boy so eloquently put it: "I don't care what you think as long as it's about me."

But here's the thing: Photoshop Top 40 is a subtle drug. Give it a few views and it will hook you. By the time it ends--in the year 2525 or thereabouts--you'll be so Jonesin' for the next feature that you won't remember what dekePod, or me for that matter, wases. Read more » 

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Photoshop Top 40, Feature #40: Reset and Purge

Feature #40: Reset and Purge

Here it is, the first official entry in the Photoshop Top 40 series, "Reset and Purge."

I believe there's a joke in there somewhere, but I'll skip it for the moment to tell you two things: First, the image used in this video comes to us from photographer Galina Barskaya of image vendor Fotolia. To learn more, not to mention get a really great dekeOnline-only $18 for just $10 deal, check out fotolia.com/deke. Read more » 

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