Curved box method

(This is for Photoshop only, not Elements, sorry.) I was originally asked for this tutorial by somebody who was designing a fridge calendar.  The link to the example calendar they wished to emulate has gone, unfortunately, but I’m including this tutorial here...

The storyboard tutorial collection

I have written a lot of helpful tutorials about storyboard and collage design. The trouble is, they’re scattered all over the place, so I’m assembling the links here to make it easier. Part 1: The basics It all starts here: Simple clipping mask and...

Resizing photos in templates (PS & PSE)

If you’ve ever had trouble resizing a photo in a template without stretching it out of shape and making it look all wonky; don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s easy to get confused, because for some reason Photoshop and Elements have opposite...

Create your own wall guides

Recently I wrote a tutorial about preparing an image for canvas printing.  But before you prepare it, you’ve got to choose it, and its size.  The latter is really important – it’s easy to think that a print size (eg 20×30″) is really big,...

More about storyboards: intersecting shapes

David would like to know about creating storyboard designs using intersecting shapes.  Here’s the layout I’ll demonstrate for this article: It’s very easy.  It just requires a bit of planning (as usual) and careful utilisation of these important...

Easy, funky, crazy clipping masks

I am prompted to write this short post by a great question from a photographer named David: “How would you go about making a storyboard with some ‘effect’ to its edge?” This question follows my posts about storyboards and clipping masks (here...