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Did you know that Photoshop was developed by Thomas and John Knoll in 1987? The American brothers would go on to sell the distribution license to Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1988.
Since then, Photoshop has become a household name in the graphic design and photography world.
While it might take some time to master all the Photoshop tools, here are four simple photoshop tricks you can try today. And who knows, this might just be the start of your image editing journey.
1. Install Custom Photoshop Brushes
Photoshop comes prepackaged with a ton of brushes and tools, but there are thousands of free and paid brushes on the internet that you can use. Once you’ve found a brush you want to try, you simply download the brush and then click on the Gear icon in Photoshop. Then you just need to click on Import Brushes and follow the steps provided.
2. Remove Blemishess
When it comes to learning how to use Photoshop, one of the most requested tips is how to remove blemishes. We’ve all wished we could fix a blemish on an otherwise perfect image, but most photo editing software makes this extremely difficult.
Luckily Photoshop considered what its users would want, and they created a spot healing brush tool for this purpose. Using the brush, you can blend the pixels surrounding the blemish into the blemish itself. This smooths out any discoloration that you get with pimples and moles, and you can even cover smaller tattoos this way.
3. Remove the Background From Images
When it comes to removing the background from images, you have two options.
The first is using the lasso or quick selection brush tool to draw an outline around everything you want to remove. Once you’ve made your outline, you simply go to Edit > Fill > Content-Aware.
You’ll need to play around with this a bit to get a smooth cutout.
The second option is using Adobe Express to help remove the background from an image. This tool allows you to upload your image, and then it will remove the background for you. Adobe Express is powered by Photoshop, so you’ll still have control of the cutout to refine and customize it.
4. Add Text
Adding text to your images to create the perfect social media posts or holiday cards has never been easier. You simply need to click on the text tool and type your message. You can also install various fonts to make sure your image is perfect.
Simple Photoshop Tricks to Try
Learning how to execute simple Photoshop tricks is simply the start. Once you’ve gotten the hang of the general interface and start seeing what you can do with the tool, you’ll never want to stop. So start playing around and see if Photoshop might be your new favorite hobby. If you liked this article, please go take a look at our blog for more content you might enjoy!