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3 Tricks for More Accurate Masks in Photoshop

[ad_1] 3 Tricks for More Accurate Masks in Photoshop Making intricate selections of complex subjects or objects takes time and nuance to do well. Here are three tricks to improve your efficiency and accuracy. If you’ve never had to cut something out of an image, I envy you. It’s one of those tasks that whenever you have to do it, you think “there must be an easier or quicker way than this!” Well, there almost always isn’t. Many subjects or […]

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The Five Photoshop Default Options You Should Change Right Now

[ad_1] The Five Photoshop Default Options You Should Change Right Now Photoshop offers a ton of customization opportunities, letting you configure and alter it to fit your workflow. While the default options are a great starting point, there are five preferences I’d consider must-change for the best experience. Want to know how you can make Photoshop work better for you right away? These recommendations are going to assume a few things: you’re working primarily on images, you’re using a mouse instead […]

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5 Ways to Retouch Skin Using Lightroom and Photoshop

[ad_1] 5 Ways to Retouch Skin Using Lightroom and Photoshop Skin retouching is a skill and there are various ways to go about it, with some requiring more time and effort to give more refined results. Here are five techniques broken down, using both Lightroom and Photoshop. In this short video, Daniel from Mango Street runs you through five different methods for retouching skin, each one progressing in complexity and the amount of time and effort required. The level of […]

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An Underused but Powerful Technique for Painting Light in Photoshop

[ad_1] An Underused but Powerful Technique for Painting Light in Photoshop There are many ways to skin a cat (please don’t skin cats) but you’re never too old or experienced to learn new techniques, and this is a good one. Compositing two or more images together can be tricky as there are a number of considerations to take into account; perspective, direction of light, white balance, and so on. When you’re compositing elements into an image, inevitably the biggest issue you’ll […]

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Creating Winning Photos: 3 Steps to Optimize Your Images With Photoshop

[ad_1] Creating Winning Photos: 3 Steps to Optimize Your Images With Photoshop There’s more to creating a good photo than just moving the sliders. A huge part of wowing your viewers can come down to just a few settings that many forget. Before you export or save your next image, make sure you check out these options for the best results. Just a few weeks ago, I found myself needing to create finalized versions of some images for entry into […]

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A Step by Step Guide to Creating a Fantasy Manipulation in Photoshop

[ad_1] A Step by Step Guide to Creating a Fantasy Manipulation in Photoshop You may or may not be able to shoot as much as you’d like right now, so why not polish your compositing skills in Photoshop. This tutorial shows you how to create a fantasy image from start to finish. I opened Photoshop and started learning through tutorials the best part of a decade before I bought my first camera. In my school days I used to spend my […]

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How Good Is the New Subject Select Tool in Photoshop?

[ad_1] How Good Is the New Subject Select Tool in Photoshop? Making selects in Photoshop can vary from one click of a button, through to painstaking pathing and manual refinement. Well, Photoshop 2020 now has a new selection tool called “Subject Select” — but how good is it? I often have to make selections in my post production phase of work. Sometimes I can do it fairly effortlessly due to high contrast, but often they are more complex than the […]

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4 Photoshop Back Ups All Serious Photographers Need to Do

[ad_1] 4 Photoshop Back Ups All Serious Photographers Need to Do Hard drives fail, computer programs get corrupted, and companies have data losses from time to time. If you rely on Adobe to keep all your files and settings safe, then you may be in for a shock if things go majorly wrong. Make sure you have the following four items manually backed up while you still can. My version of Photoshop got corrupted recently. I won’t bore you with […]

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Meet Carl Gauss: The King of Blurring Images and the True Genius behind Photoshop

[ad_1] Meet Carl Gauss: The King of Blurring Images and the True Genius behind Photoshop Even if you’ve never blurred an image in Photoshop in your life, you might be aware that usually the best way to do it is by using Gauss. But who is Mr. Gauss, why is he so good at blurring images, and why would image editing be completely different without him? If, about ten years ago, you picked up a book entitled “Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual” […]

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How to Retouch and Color Grade a Portrait Using Photoshop

[ad_1] How to Retouch and Color Grade a Portrait Using Photoshop Taking a great portrait is only half of what is required for a fully finished image: you need to have strong post-processing skills as well. This fantastic video will show you how to retouch skin, remove hair, and color grade a studio portrait using Photoshop. Coming to you from Eli Infante, this great video will show you how to retouch skin, remove stray hairs, and color grade a studio portrait […]

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