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Spot Healing Brush vs. Patch Tool

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.

Easy,Video lesson 3 April 2010 : Tagged in , ,

Beauty Retouch

Beauty Retouch

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 filter to lighten the model.

Easy,Tutorial 2 April 2010 : Tagged in , , ,

Understanding Layers

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.

Easy,Video lesson 1 April 2010 : Tagged in

Color Enhancement Action

Color Enhancement Action

Download this Photoshop Action to pop up your colors and contrast.

Advanced,Download 31 March 2010 : Tagged in

Prepare for Web

Prepare for Web

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 for viewing on screen).

Easy,Tutorial 30 March 2010 : Tagged in , ,

Dark Photo Fixing

Dark Photo Fixing

If curves and levels seem too complicated for you at this moment and you have a really dark image that you need to fix, there is an easy way to adjust the lightness in your underexposed photo. It is not a panacea though and other means may be used too. This method is based on adding more layers with Screen Blend mode.

Easy,Tutorial 29 March 2010 : Tagged in ,

Silhouette

Silhouette

A silhouette is a drawing of the outline of an object, filled in with some solid color. A silhouette may be cast in dark colors or it may be just an outline sans any other feature. Silhouettes find a lot of uses in presentations and displays. Learn how to convert a photograph into a silhouette.

Easy,Tutorial 28 March 2010 : Tagged in ,

Dynamic Black & White

It shows how to edit a photo portrait to improve the sharpness and add a sepia effect to the black and white image. A combination of Adjustment layers, High pass filter, different Blend modes, Gradient map are used in this video tutorial.

Easy,Video lesson 27 March 2010 : Tagged in , , ,

Aspect Ratio & Cropping

Aspect Ratio & Cropping

As you know there is a tool for cropping photos in Photoshop, named the Crop Tool. You can easily crop your images to common photo sizes like 4×6, 5×7 or 8×10 by entering the width and height values into the Options Bar or by selecting a preset crop size from the Preset picker. When you need to change the aspect ratio of the image, use a less known tool Transform Selection.

Easy,Tutorial 26 March 2010 : Tagged in ,

Weight Loss in Photoshop

This video lesson shows how to make your model slimmer on the photo using various Photoshop tools. You will learn Patch tool, Healing Brush, Clone stamp, Liquify filter and how they can be applied to change the shape of the model.

Advanced,Video lesson 23 March 2010 : Tagged in , , ,

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