Category Archives: Photoshop CS3

Camera Raw – Adobe Photoshop CS5 makes me wanna dance!

How many of you have ever wanted to do some cool editing of photo’s like the professionals do? Well, Adobe CS5 has given us the tools to do it without all the techy stuff! And OOOO EEMM GEEE it is so cool, you are going to want to keep this such a secret! You know how I am though, I love giving as much information away to my readers as possible. So when I saw this one, I had to post up right away. Okay, here’s how it works. Open up your version of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Continue reading


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Finally a way to get a facelift with just a simple trick in Photoshop CS3!

My favorite tool in Photoshop CS3 is the surface blur tool.

If you want your photo to look FANTASTIC and like you just got a face lift, well I have the perfect trick and now all of your photo’s will be picture perfect!

Open your photo in Photoshop CS3.  From the layers panel, create a duplicate layer.  While on the duplicate layer go to the menu and choose Filter, Convert for smart filters as in the example below:

OK almost done. Now go back to the Filter menu and choose blur, surface blur. For radius put in 4 and for threshold put in 12.  This will give you a very painted look but never fear, keep following these instructions my friends!

Now come over to the layers pallet again. Notice under surface blur you now have something new called “Smart Filters”.  Click on that white box.  Go to the menu up top again and choose Edit, Fill. Under contents click the drop down and change it to black.  This makes all the changes you just made with the surface blur disappear.

But Why Sylva? I want a makeover…you promised!! Hold on my friend! Watch go over to your toolbar and choose the paintbrush tool.  I would change the roundness to about 20 or so.  Now you can start brushing on the photo where you want the facelift.  I have even done strokes to my hair to give it that extra “glow”. Hahaha! Now you know how to look MAGNIFICANT all the time!  Any questions, just hit me up on Twitter at and be sure to follow me!

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