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Facial Retouching

Easy,Tutorial 18 April 2010 2 Comments

In this tutorial you will learn how to smooth out a person’s face. First you add a new Layer and apply  Gaussian Blur. Then an Adjustment Layer with Curves which give more control over Levels. A Healing Brush Tool helps to mask skin imperfections of the model.

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Change Eye & Hair Color

Easy,Video lesson 14 April 2010 1 Comment

This video shows how to change the color of your model’s eyes and hair. You use the Brush tool, Quick Mask, Adjustment Layers, Hue/Saturation.

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Skin Retouching

Easy,Tutorial 13 April 2010 1 Comment

This tutorial explains how to remove pimples and make the face skin of your portrait smoother. You will learn ‘Smart blur’ filter to achieve a blur effect; ‘heal tool’ for removing dark spots, unwanted hair; Mask option, which allows you to work only on skin area. You will also add some noise by using the […]

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Portrait Actions

Download,Easy 12 April 2010 2 Comments

Download and install these free Photoshop Actions to enhance your portrait photos. To install drag and drop the actions file on the opened photoshop window. Photoshop actions can be installed manually: put them in some folder, then in photoshop open actions palette and click the tiny triangle in the upper right corner. From the appearing […]

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Selection (Part 1)

Easy,Video lesson 5 April 2010 1 Comment

This video shows how to make a selection in Photoshop, using the Quick Selection Tool. It is a semi automatic way to make a selection and it does a better job of finding edges of your selection than the Magic Wand Tool. Once you selected some part of your image, you can apply an Ajustment […]

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Make Younger

Easy,Tutorial 4 April 2010 1 Comment

This tutorial shows how to make the old people look younger. First you need to clean the face by using Spot Healing Brush and Healing Brush tools. Then add Gaussian blur effect with a Layer Mask. Then add some lipstick, Blend Mode needs to be ajusted here. You may want to change color of the […]

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Spot Healing Brush vs. Patch Tool

Easy,Video lesson 3 April 2010 1 Comment

Patch Tool is similar to Clone Stamp Tool, but smarter. Patch Tool replaces pixels on the image with something else, it is useful for working on larger areas. Spot Healing Brush is very conviniet for eliminating dust spots on the sky for example.

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Beauty Retouch

Easy,Tutorial 2 April 2010 1 Comment

This tutorial shows how to enhance the skin and hair of a girl portrait with filter effects, blending modes and adding a lighting effect. You fist select a Color Range (face and skin) and apply the Gaussian Blur filter. Then apply Unsharp Mask filter to emphasize her face’s edges. And finally use the Lighting Effects […]

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Understanding Layers

Easy,Video lesson 1 April 2010 1 Comment

Layers is the fundamental tool of photo editing in Photoshop. You can add new layers and work on them which allows non-destructive editing because you can always turn off the layer later.

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Prepare for Web

Easy,Tutorial 30 March 2010 Comments Off

This tutorial explains a step-by-step workflow of preparing your photos for publishing on the web. You will need to resize your image, paying attention to its proportions; sharpen it by using the Unsharp Mask filter and finally Save for Web & Devices. Note that your photo must be saved in RGB color space (a standard […]

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