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Dynamic Black & White

Easy,Video lesson 27 March 2010 2 Comments

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.

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Color Old Photos

Easy,Tutorial 21 March 2010 Comments Off

Here is a rather simple way how you can add color (or change colors) in any photograph, even old black and white. You will use Layer masks, Opasity, Blend mode and of course Hue/Saturation.

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Lighten Dark Photos

Easy,Tutorial 9 March 2010 Comments Off

Learn how to lighten dark photos in Photoshop using a few different methods like Screen Blend mode, Levels, Shadow/Highlight and Brightness/Contrast.

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Glow Effect

Easy,Tutorial 6 March 2010 1 Comment

Apply diffusion glow effect to your photo. It will make light skin glow while keeping dark areas untouched.

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Change Eye Color

Easy,Tutorial 28 February 2010 1 Comment

Here is another method of changing eye color in Photoshop. Layers and blending modes are used to achieve this effect.

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Fix Overexposed Image

Easy,Tutorial 22 February 2010 Comments Off

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.

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Blend Modes

Easy,Tutorial 15 February 2010 Comments Off

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/

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Photo Vignette

Easy,Tutorial 28 January 2010 1 Comment

Adding a vignette (darkening or lightening around the edges of the photo) can be easily done in Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw. However, these tools are limited in flexibility and customization. The following tutorial shows a quick and easy way to create either a dark or light vignette for your photo and give you the […]

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Colored Hair

Easy,Tutorial 22 January 2010 1 Comment

If you want to color your model’s hair and make it shine, here is the tutorial for you. photo credit: kevindooley

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