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Fix Overexposed Image

Fix Overexposed Image

A duplicate a layer and the Multiply blend mode is a good way to heal an overexposed image. This tutorial explains how to fix the problem even further by using a High Pass filter.

Easy,Tutorial 22 February 2010 : Tagged in , , , ,

Create Action

Create Action

An action is a recording of several Photoshop operations and commands that can be used over and over again on different photos. It is meant to save you time. This tutorial will teach you how to create and record your own action for applying a vintage look to your image.

Easy,Tutorial 21 February 2010 : Tagged in ,

Built-in Filters

Built in Filters

Filters are used to change the appearance of an image, layer or selection in Photoshop. Key filters are Lens Blur Filter, Noise Filters, Sharpen Filters and some other that you find in the Filters Gallery.

Easy,Tutorial 20 February 2010 : Tagged in , ,

Desaturating

Desaturating

A great feature of digital photography is the ability to convert color images to black-and-white. It is the quickest way to convert to monochrome but you still are able to make ajustments. Creative Commons License photo credit: Hvnly

Easy,Tutorial 19 February 2010 : Tagged in

Retouch and Healing Tools

Retouch and Healing Tools

The Spot Healing Brush is manly used to quickly remove blemishes, imperfections or other unwanted elements from an image. Instead of automatically trying to determine the lighting, shading, and texture from the surrounding area, the healing brush tool lets you manually select a source, and then paint over an imperfection. With the Patch Tool, an entire area can be repaired with pixels from another area. The Clone stamp tool allows you to paint with a sample of an image. http://www.tutorial9.net/photoshop/retouch-and-healing-tools/

Easy,Tutorial 18 February 2010 : Tagged in , ,

Masks: Layer vs. Clipping

Masks: Layer vs. Clipping

A Layer Mask is a one-to-one masking technique, i.e. a single mask is applied to a single layer. A clipping mask is more a one-to-many type method, as it can effect multiple layers at the same time. This tutorial explains and compares both.

Advanced,Tutorial 17 February 2010 : Tagged in ,

Reduce Noise

Reduce Noise

In low light shooting situations you can shoot with a higher ISO but it presents a problem – camera noise and texture. There are many ways of reducing camera noise using Photoshop and this tutorial is just one method for color noise reduction.

Easy,Tutorial 16 February 2010 : Tagged in

Blend Modes

Blend Modes

Layer blend modes provide different ways for a layer to interact with, or “blend” with, the layer or layers below it. Multiply, Screen, Overlay, Color, and Luminosity are most important blending modes used in photo editing. See these two tutorials: http://www.myinkblog.com/2009/07/14/an-explanation-of-photoshop-blend-modes/ and http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/layer-blend-modes/

Easy,Tutorial 15 February 2010 : Tagged in

Nonlinear Curves

Nonlinear Curves

The single bend and double bend curves are most commonly used during post-processing, but these are not the only options. Curves can have a large number of set points, bends, and inflections. More on nonlinear curve adjustments and how they affect histograms is here.

Nonlinear Curve Adjustments and Histograms

Nonlinear Curve Adjustments and Histograms

Advanced,Tutorial 13 February 2010 : Tagged in ,

Opacity vs. Fill

Opacity vs. Fill

Opacity acts on the layer – the contents and the effects – while Fill acts only on the contents and leaves the effects alone. More explaination is here. Creative Commons License photo credit: Lucas Schuch

Easy,Tutorial 12 February 2010 : Tagged in ,

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