Another year is about to end and what a great year it was for PTC. In 2016, The Photoshop Training Channel grew in all aspects, from subscribers to content created.
I can’t thank you enough for all your continued support! 🙂
In the last year, our YouTube channel doubled in size! We now have over 229,000 subscribers, with over 100 free Photoshop video tutorials.
If you haven’t already, I would really appreciate it if you could subscribe to PTC on YouTube. My goal is to reach the 500,000 subscriber mark in 2017.
There’s so much more that I could talk about, but here are just a few notable highlights from 2016:
- Crossed the 200,000 subscriber mark on YouTube.
- Gained over 27,000 Newsletter Subscribers
- Worked on the Adobe Stock Masterpiece Project. (Check out my video interview)
- My artwork was featured in the Photoshop User Magazine Cover.
- Spoke at Adobe MAX in San Diego, CA.
- Spoke at the CreativePro Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
- Taught three CreativeLive classes
If you want to keep up with more than just PTC, then you can always follow me on Instagram (@jrfromptc) where I post about my other projects, speaking engagements, and tons of other things.
Now let’s take a look at the best from PTC in 2016.
Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2016
In 2016, I recorded more Photoshop tutorials than in any other year. Here’s a hand-picked list of some of my favorite ones.
Cinematic Color Grading (Movie Look Effect) in Photoshop – In my opinion, this is the best Photoshop tutorial I recorded in 2016. It teaches color theory, color correction, color grading, and a whole lot more. If you are only going to watch one of my tutorials this year, then this one is the one to watch
How To Blur Backgrounds In Photoshop – Shallow Depth of Field Effect – This was my most viewed Photoshop tutorial of 2016. In this video, you learn how to create a blurry background using the Lens Blur filter and a depth map.
Glass Window Reflection Effect In Photoshop – In this tutorial, you learn how to create a window reflection effect in Photoshop. This tutorial teaches compositing, blending modes, and adjustment layers. It is filled with great tips that could be used in all sorts of projects.
How to Create The 3D Pop-Out Photo Effect In Photoshop (The Out of Bounds Effect) – This Photoshop tutorial teaches you how to make it seem as if an object or person is popping out from a photo. It’s a great lesson in compositing, and masking.
3D Objects From Photos in Photoshop – Learn to create 3D objects from 2D images. In this Photoshop 3D tutorial, we create a cell phone that you can rotate in 3D space. Learn about using lights and reflections in 3D.
Best Photoshop Tips of The Day of 2016
My favorite Photoshop tips for 2016 were these:
- Matching Image or Canvas Size of Another Open Document
- Open The Same Document In Two Windows
- Place Command Does Not Create Smart Objects
- Don’t Forget The Clone Source Panel
- Use The Shadows/Highlights Adjustment Non-Destructively
- Set Kerning Between Two Characters
This year I recorded and released my most successful premium tutorial to date, “Photoshop Compositing Made Easy – Concepts, Tips and Techniques.”
It teaches my best techniques for creating good composites. It also shows how I created my personal project, “Walk Through The Jungle.”
Thank you again for all your support! I wish you a fantastic 2017!
– Jesús Ramirez