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Camera Raw Opens Layer

Advanced,Download,Tutorial 12 March 2011 Comments Off

This is a very interesting Photoshop action that allows you open any layer in ACR (Camera RAW). It gives unique opportunities for editing JPG image using quite quick and sofisticated tools of ACR. The action is free to download and it can be used with Photoshop CS5. Try it! http://www.pixiq.com/article/video-tutorial-edit-a-layer-in-adobe-camera-raw   -

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Smart Contrast

Advanced,Tutorial 26 October 2010 Comments Off

This tutorial shows how to increase contrast using Photoshop and protect your image from having blown out highlights and shadows while you increase contrast.

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Photo Manipulation

Easy,Tutorial 9 October 2010 Comments Off

The tutorial shows how to convert an ordinary photo into some gritty image. You will use Curves, Levels, a new layer with a Multiply Blending Mode. You can add a border with a special Brush… Gritty

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Photography Touchup

Easy,Tutorial 24 August 2010 Comments Off

This tutorial will show a portrait touchup method. First you add some glow by using a filter Render (diffuse glow). Then duplicate a layer and change its blending mode to “Hard Light”…

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Beautify a Face

Advanced,Tutorial 13 August 2010 Comments Off

You will learn here how Photoshop can fix skin, remove blemishes and wrinkles, whiten and fix teeth, fix hair, fix eyebrows, increase definition in the eyes and crop and sharpen the image in the final steps, all in a non-destructive way. Use the Healing Brush Tool to remove wrinkles. Increase definition of the eyes by […]

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Lens Flare Effect

Easy,Tutorial 9 July 2010 Comments Off

This tutorial shows how to make the subject (model) is more focused. You will use the Gaussian blur filter, Curves, Selective color, also blend mode as Screen. Then apply a Lens Flare filter.

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Face Makeover

Advanced,Tutorial 25 June 2010 Comments Off

This tutorial shows how to make a simple and quick ‘makeover’ in Photoshop. To Smoothen Skin tone & Texture apply the FILTER/Noise/Median… filter with a Layer Mask. For Changing & Brightening the Iris Color New Layer use a hard brush and set the blend mode to Hue/Soft Light/Overlay. For Eye whitening select the white of […]

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Smooth Skin

Easy,Tutorial 18 June 2010 Comments Off

After some Photoshop methods skin can appear too smooth, fake, and synthetic. This tutorial shows a straightforward technique to help you smooth skin fairly quickly while preserving the texture of the pores. You will use various blending modes, inverting layers, Gaussian Blur and High Pass filters.

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Lighting Effect

Easy,Tutorial 15 June 2010 Comments Off

This tutorial shows how you can achieve a lighting effect in your photo. You will use the Color Balance, add a texture layer and change its blend mode to Soft Light…

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Daytime into Night

Advanced,Tutorial 13 June 2010 Comments Off

Learn how to convert a daytime photo into a Night image. First remove the sky  from the original image using the pen tool or any other selection tool. Then change the blend mode to Color overlay, add a Gradient overlay…

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