Many artists use Photoshop to manipulate and save photos (images). Theses tutorials will explain and teach about pixels, the line tool, the brush tool, saving files, the lasso tool, the color palette, cut and paste, making postcards and business cards.


Saving files the right way

Saving files the right way

In this tutorial Michael Lewis explains how to save photo files in photoshop that can be used in high quality printing, medium quality brochures and postcards, and the correct way to save files for the internet.

The Line Tool

The Line Tool

In this tutorial Michael Lewis explains how to use the line tool. How to open it, make horizontal lines, vertical lines, zig zags, and arrows.


Understanding Pixels

Understanding Pixels

Pixels have been a mystery for people from the beginning. In this video Michael Lewis explains the origin, meaning and uses of pixels in photography and the internet.


Make your own value scale

Make your own value scale

A value scale (greyscale, grayscale) is an important tool all artists should have. In this tutorial, Michael Lewis shows how to make your own valuescale using Photoshop.


The brush tool

The brush tool

Michael Lewis explains the brush tip, tip options, tip hardness, shortcuts, foreground and background colors, and why to use the brush tool in photoshop.


Create a new sky (part 1)

Create a new sky (part 1)

Many artists use Photoshop to manipulate parts of photos and to change composition, etc. In this tutorial, Michael Lewis uses the marquee tools to select and change a sky in an existing photo.

Create a new sky (part2)

Create a new sky (part 2)

In this tutorial, Michael Lewis uses the marquee tools to select and change a sky in an existing photo. Learn how to cut a sky from one photo and paste it into another photo.


Copy and save an image from the internet

Copy and save an image from the internet

Michael Lewis explains how to legally copy and save an image from the internet. Many artists use photos as reference material for painting and drawing. This video will walk you through the process.

The lasso tools

The lasso tools

In this Photoshop tutorial, learn about the features of the lasso tools. Michael Lewis explains how to use the round, polygonal, and magnetic lasso tools. Also, when and why to feather the lasso tools.

Make your own business cards

Make your own business cards

In this tutorial, Michael Lewis shows how to make your own business cards with Photoshop. Artists often need changes made to their business cards because of new images, etc.

Make your own business cards (part 2)

Make your own business cards (part 2)

Michael Lewis continues to explain how to use Photoshop to make business cards. Use some of the same procedures to make postcards and brochures.


The marquee tool (part 1)

The marquee tool (part 1)

Michael Lewis explains the rectangular and elliptical marquee tools and their uses. In this tutorial, learn how to use the selection option, feathering, and how to make perfect circles and squares.

The marquee tool (part 2)

The marquee tool (part 2)

Michael Lewis continues with part 2 of the marquee tool in Photoshop. In this video, he shows how to change some options.


The marquee tool (part 1)

Working with layers (part 1)

Layers can be very confusing in photoshop. In this tutorial, Michael Lewis explains how to organize, understand, and manipulate layers in Photoshop.


The marquee tool (part 2)

Working with layers (part 2)

In this tutorial, Michael Lewis provides more information on layers. Layers are the key to organizing a good layout for your posters, promotional material, and photos.

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