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Skin Retouching

Easy,Tutorial 13 April 2010 1 Comment

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 […]

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Make Younger

Easy,Tutorial 4 April 2010 1 Comment

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 […]

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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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Pop Colors

Easy,Tutorial 10 March 2010 Comments Off

You can use various ways to saturate your colors in Photoshop. This tutorial shows how to pop colors using “Channel Mixer” adjustment layers and adjusting selective colors.

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Learn Masks

Easy,Tutorial 25 February 2010 1 Comment

You may want to cut something from a photo or colorize a portion of it. The problem is how to select the area of the image, so that you can manipulate it. There are several masking features in Photoshop for that. The main rule of masking is that everything behind the mask is not visible […]

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Masks: Layer vs. Clipping

Advanced,Tutorial 17 February 2010 1 Comment

A Layer Mask is a one-to-one masking technique, i.e. a single mask is applied to a single layer. A clipping mask is more a one-to-many type method, as it can effect multiple layers at the same time. This tutorial explains and compares both.

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Selective Fixes

Easy,Tutorial 6 February 2010 Comments Off

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.

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Fake HDR

Advanced,Tutorial 3 February 2010 Comments Off

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 […]

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Change Eye Color

Easy,Tutorial 1 February 2010 Comments Off

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. photo credit: Vít Hassan

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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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