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Split Toning

Split Toning

Split Toning effect comes from the days of film and it involves tinting the highlights in a black and white image one color and the shadows another color. The best results are where you use opposite colors for each, such as yellow and blue, green and magenta and so on.

Advanced,Tutorial 10 February 2010 : Tagged in

Soft Focus

Soft Focus

Soft Focus effect is commonly used in glamour shots and to some extent in wedding photography. There are special lenses you can use to create the soft focus effect using your cameras. If this option is unavailable you can easily mimic this effect inside Photoshop.

Easy,Tutorial 7 February 2010 : Tagged in ,

Selective Fixes

Selective Fixes

Sometimes a photo needs its tonal range fixed but some areas of the image may not need the same fix as others. This tutorial shows how to limit the fix to a selected portion of an image using a mask.

Easy,Tutorial 6 February 2010 : Tagged in ,

Curves in Photoshop

Curves in Photoshop

These video tutorials are fairly comprehensive for the grayscale and combined RGB channels, covering the basics of contrast and brightness adjustments and also color channel curve adjustments.

Easy,Video lesson 5 February 2010 : Tagged in

Photoshop Idiot’s Guide

Photoshop Idiot’s Guide

Learn in this PDF guide how to remove the background; whiten teeth with the dodge tool; gradients; outer glow, inner glow and color; overlay; adding a fake tattoo; align an object to the ideal center; the liquify tool.

Easy,Tutorial 4 February 2010 : Tagged in , ,

Color Correction

Color Correction

The Color Balance Adjustment tool gives limited options when it comes to correcting images, whereas the Curves Adjustment tool allows to color correct specific areas of the image without affecting the rest of the image. http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/photo-effects-tutorials/quick-tip-color-correction-in-photoshop-with-the-curves-adjustment-tool/

Easy,Tutorial 3 February 2010 : Tagged in ,

Fake HDR

Fake HDR

If the sky is much brighter than the land, it makes a real problem, especially when you’re taking photos of sunsets. The sky is so bright that if you expose for sky, anything on land goes black. If you expose for the land, the sky is washed out and you lose the beautiful sunset that you set out to photograph. This tutorial is based on exposure blending, combining two versions of a RAW image to correctly adjust the exposure in different areas.

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Quick Photo Enhancement

Quick Photo Enhancement

Very quick and basic photo enhancement can be done in Camera Raw. You can sharpen and reduce noise, straighten and crop if necessary, correct white balance and modify exposure.

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Change Eye Color

Change Eye Color

If you may want to change or enhance the color of your model’s eyes, it can be easily done inside Photoshop CS3 and CS4. This technique can also be used for elements other than eyes. You will add an Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, make adjustments and apply layer mask. Creative Commons License photo credit: Vít Hassan

Easy,Tutorial 1 February 2010 : Tagged in ,

Brightening and Enhancing

Brightening and Enhancing

In the tutorial you will learn how to adjust the saturation of the image to bring out the colours and brighten up the dull looking sky using the Pen tool and the Gradient tool.

Easy,Tutorial 31 January 2010 : Tagged in

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