Photoshop: Selections, Selections and more Selections

Hi Everyone

How’s it going?

Last night I was out giving an evening seminar at the Oxford Photographic Society; a great bunch of people who made me feel so incredibly welcome.

The evening was split into two parts with the first being a talk on Personal Projects and the second covering lots of quick Photoshop techniques for retouching, special effects etc…

It was great to get lots of questions at the end too and some in particular were around the subject of making selections and cut outs.

So, for today’s post I thought I’d share some of the videos I’ve recorded over on my YouTube Channel that focus on making selections with a variety of techniques and challenges.


  • September 25, 2014 - 7:24 am

    Sharon Huntley - Really enjoy your videos – perhaps it’s the charming accent, definitely the creativity, but the relaxed atmosphere (and that accent) don’t hurt.

    I had subscribed in iTunes but they stopped updating you in March. Wishing there was more of you, I did a little searching which brought me to your channel in YouTube. iTunes has it’s issues, I know, but I like having all my podcasts in one place. So just curious to know if iTunes will be brought up to date, or must I contend with the mess that is You Tube?

    Happy belated birthday …….

Photoshop 3D Lighting for Photographers AND HDR Tip

Hi Folks

Hope you had a great weekend.

The past few days I’ve been a little quieter than normal on social media as I’ve been buried into the writing.

Deadlines are getting closer and I’m just finishing up the last couple of chapters and having seen the interior design of the book last week I can’t help feeling incredibly excited.

I’ll keep you updated as everything progresses but for today I wanted to share a video with you which is  a recent episode of Photoshop User TV with Corey Barker and RC Concepcion.

In this episode Corey goes through a great way to add 3D lighting into a 2D scene which is something I’m particularly interested in and RC goes through a workflow for organising and processing 32 bit HDR images.

A great episode and definitely worth a watch and a subscribe!

Enjoy and I’ll catch you back here next time.

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Turning Day into Night #63

Hi Folks,

Today I’ve a brand new episode of my weekly Photography, Photoshop  and Lightroom podcast / show.

In this episode (#63) I show you how using Photoshop you can turn a day scene in to a night scene PLUS how to add in street lighting.

As always if you have any questions/comments then feel free to make use of the comments section below or over in YouTube.


CLICK HERE to subscribe for more FREE tutorial.

Thank You for the Birthday Wishes :)

Hi Everyone

How’s it going?

Today I’d normally have a new episode of my weekly podcast / show online but seeing as my wife treated me to a trip away for a couple of days to celebrate my Birthday, I’ll have it online for you on Thursday.


So for now I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all the Birthday wishes yesterday on Social Media, email etc… overwhelming to say the least:)

You folks well and truly ROCK!!!
Catch you tomorrow,

Photoshop User Magazine: Hot 100 Tips Edition

Hey Everyone,

How’s it going?

Hope you had a good weekend, but geez did it go quick or what?!?

So, time to kick off the new week and today I’ve a magazine article to let you know about…

The latest issue of Photoshop User Magazine produced by KelbyOne is now available and this issue is the Hot 100 Tips Edition!


This years tips see contributions from Corey Barker, Pete Collins, RC Concepcion, Dave Cross, Yours Truly, Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Kristina Sherk and Colin Smith.


Photoshop User Magazine is available in stores (mainly US) but is also the magazine that goes out internationally in either hard or digital copy to members of KelbyOne.

I say it often but for good reason…when I first started using Photoshop I searched on Yahoo as it was at the time for Photoshop tutorials as I didn’t have a clue what to do and where to start. Anyway, long story short on the very first page of results the N.A.P.P. (now KelbyOne) showed up and on blind faith I became a member and have been one ever since.

So again from me a HUGE thanks to the folks at KelbyOne to whom I owe so many thanks; always an honour to contribute to the magazine that I first started learning from and continue to do so to this day.

Ok folks…much to do so have a good one and I’ll catch you back here next time.

  • September 15, 2014 - 8:25 am

    Mike Gray - Do you know where i can buy a copy in the UK Glyn ?

  • September 15, 2014 - 9:04 am

    Ian Macey - Hello Glyn,

    do you know of any stores in the UK that sells Photoshop User Magazine?

    Many thanks and regards,