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Wire Remove Plugin

Wire Remove Plugin

This plugin helps removing wires and other unwanted objects from your photos. Although you can use built-in tools to achieve this goal: the clone stamp or the healing brush, Wire Worm gives extra functionality: easy selection of long thin objects, advanced color matching for seamless patches without color bleeding, ability to finetune patch after placement. Plus this plugin is free.

Advanced,Download 20 April 2010 : Tagged in

Facial Retouching

Facial Retouching

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.

Easy,Tutorial 18 April 2010 : Tagged in , , ,

Selective Sepia

Selective Sepia

Photoshop allows you to selectively add a dramatic sepia effect to a photo.  You will use a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, then apply the layer mask and a Black & White adjustment layer.

Advanced,Tutorial 16 April 2010 : Tagged in , , ,

Change Eye & Hair Color

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.

Easy,Video lesson 14 April 2010 : Tagged in , , ,

Skin Retouching

Skin Retouching

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 Noise filter.

Easy,Tutorial 13 April 2010 : Tagged in , , , ,

Portrait Actions

Portrait Actions

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 menu choose ‘Load Actions’, then choose the file from the file open dialog.

Download,Easy 12 April 2010 : Tagged in

Repair an Old Photo

Repair an Old Photo

There are many alternative ways to complete a photograph restoration. This tutorial teaches how to repair cracks, scratches, and spots on an old photograph. It is not about quick fix tools such as the healing brush. You will apply Levels Adjustment Layer, Lighten the Dark Areas, add Grain, correct the Uneven Background.

Advanced,Tutorial 11 April 2010 : Tagged in ,

Selection: Skin (part 2)

First you make a rough selection of the area you will be working on. Then you refine this selection by using Color Range tool. After you are done, save your selection into a Channel and continue refining it by using Levels, Dodge and Burn tools.

Advanced,Video lesson 6 April 2010 : Tagged in ,

Selection (Part 1)

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 Layer to the selection only or do some other editing.

Easy,Video lesson 5 April 2010 : Tagged in ,

Make Younger

Make Younger

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 eyes.

Easy,Tutorial 4 April 2010 : Tagged in , , ,

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