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How to add a blue sky in Photoshop

April 23, 2010 by  
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How to add a  blue sky in Photoshop
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If the sky does not cooperate in our travel, we still can save the pictures. We just need two different images, the one we want to “repair” and another one with a beautiful blue sky. We open the two images in Photoshop.

Why is so important to use adjusting layers in Photoshop?

April 21, 2010 by  
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Why is so important to use adjusting layers in Photoshop?
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The original image is equivalent to the negative in film photography. I think nobody would taken a negative, scratched it and cut it up in pieces to see if they liked the printed image.

How to Manage a High Contrast Situation in Photoshop

April 20, 2010 by  
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How to Manage a High Contrast Situation in Photoshop
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Almost every picture needs some kind of improvement in Photoshop. Find the ideal lighting and exposure settings is almost impossible. You can of course use a tripod and take several shots of the same image using different aperture settings, and then make a “sandwich” in Photoshop or any other software to mask them together and [...]

Removing power lines from the sky in Photoshop

November 17, 2009 by  
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Removing power lines from the sky in Photoshop
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How often, when we photograph a beautiful landscape, we can see some nasty power lines, poles, lamps or traffic signs. Photoshop offers several options to clean and create an area free from distractions. First, open the image and make all the necessary corrections of perspective, color, saturation and contrast. Then, choose the clone stamp from [...]

How to soften an image in Photoshop

November 15, 2009 by  
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How to soften an image in Photoshop
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If you want to soften one of your images in Photoshop, and want it to have a dreamy look, you might find this tutorial useful. You can find it works very well with babies, children and brides pictures. The first thing to do is to make a copy of the image. You need to go [...]

How to create the Orton effect in Photoshop

November 14, 2009 by  
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How to create the Orton effect in Photoshop
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The Orton effect is named after Michael Orton, who first used it and described it using a positive film. Today we can create a similar effect in Photoshop. The Orton effect is used to create a very soft and diffused image where the colors really pop up. Open the image in Photoshop and make a [...]

How to soften the skin in Photoshop

November 12, 2009 by  
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How to soften the skin in Photoshop
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This is a  Photoshop tutorial where  you can learn how to soften the skin tones. Open your image and go to the channels palette (panel in CS4) Click in the red channel And select the image with the rectangular marquee tool. Then go to Edit> Copy or Ctrl C Go back to the layers palette [...]

How to use the navigator in Photoshop

November 9, 2009 by  
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How to use the navigator in Photoshop
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The navigator is a thumbnail preview of your picture with a slider to adjust the zoom.  It lets you go from a full size image, all the way to the pixels. It is very easy to use and you can have it in your screen and use it instead of the zoom tool. It shows [...]

How to unlock an image in Photoshop

November 6, 2009 by  
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How to unlock an image in Photoshop
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Every time you open an image in Photoshop it is locked. You can see the small  icon with a lock in the layers palette . When the layer is locked you can not apply changes directly to the layer. You can unlock it by double-clicking on the background layer in the layers palette, or by [...]

Easy Photoshop

November 6, 2009 by  
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Easy Photoshop
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Photoshop can be as easy or as complex as you decide to use it. You can use the auto adjustment commands and let your program decide how to improve your images or you can study, practice, read and struggle, until you learn how to use it with confidence. The first version of Photoshop was released [...]

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