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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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Enhancing Contrast

Easy,Tutorial 16 August 2010 Comments Off

To enhance contrast (the difference between tones in an image) you can use these methods: Clarity/Contrast in Adobe Camera Raw, Curves in Photoshop, Dodge and Burn, Black and White Contrast and Selective Colour Contrast – all in Photoshop.

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Color Correction

Easy,Tutorial 27 July 2010 1 Comment

If your in-camera white balance was set wrongly, this Photoshop tutorial instructs on color correction using Adobe Photoshop’s hue/saturation and curves to correct color casts. There are two effective tools for accomplishing color correction on photographs with unwanted color casts: the “Curves” tool and the “Color Balance” tool. The ‘Hue & Saturation’ tool should be […]

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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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Film Effect

Easy,Tutorial 6 June 2010 Comments Off

This tutorial shows how to have photos look as if they were taken with a film camera and no UV filter and then scanned. You will apply color adjustments using the Curves tool, change the Blend mode, add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer.

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Dramatic Sky

Easy,Video lesson 2 June 2010 Comments Off

This video will teach you how to add drame to the sky on your photo. Actually you will make the sky look more intense. First you need to select the sky with a Quick selection tool. Then change the blend mode to Multiply. You increase the contrast using the Curves and add some vignetting.

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Dreamy Protrait Effect

Easy,Tutorial 26 May 2010 Comments Off

This is a dreamy effect tutorial. First set Black and White point in the curves adjustment layer. Then edit Hue/Saturation. Duplicate the layer and use Gaussian Blur. Change the blending mode to Screen with 40 % opacity…

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Facial Retouching

Easy,Tutorial 18 April 2010 2 Comments

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.

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Vignette via Curves

Easy,Video lesson 20 March 2010 Comments Off

Watch this video lesson and learn how to make a Vignette with Curves. It is just one of many methods of making a Vignette but it gives more contrast to the background.

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Delicate Hue/Saturation

Easy,Tutorial 8 March 2010 1 Comment

This tutorial teaches how to adjust the Hue and Saturation without burning out colors in your image. It is done by using a different technique that prevents losing the exposure settings.

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