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How to become a Photo Editor/Manipulator

How to become a Photo Editor/Manipulator

In this video I’ll give you a few advices and show you an easy way of taking the first steps into the world of photo manipulations…a starting point if you will, and a few tips that worked for me. I’ll show you my workflow when creating a manipulation and then use that theory to improvise a simple manipulation without previous ... Read More »

Quick HDR effect in Photoshop

Quick HDR effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a quick HDR effect from just one photo. HDR creates a high impact in photography and even in photomanipulation. HDR stands for HighDynamicRange and are achived  by capturing multiple standard photographs, often using exposure bracketing, and then merging them into an HDR image. In photography, dynamic range is measured in EV differences (known ... Read More »

How Clipping Masks Work in Photoshop

How Clipping Masks Work in Photoshop

When you use an adjustment layer, by default it affects every single layer below it. In order to only affect the first layer below the adjustment layer, you must clip that adjustment to the layer below. In this video I will show you how clipping masks work with a practical example so you can uderstant it better. Read More »

Working With Alpha Channels In PS CS6

Working With Alpha Channels In PS CS6

As we promised we are back to continue the discussion about the channels, and today we’ll enter in the world of a mighty channel, the alpha channel. Photoshop has one other type of channel: alpha channels. Their job is to store selections so you can use or edit them later. Read More »

Color Channels in Photoshop

Color Channels in Photoshop

Understanding what you’re seeing in each channel gives you the know-how to create complicated selections and fine-tune your images. In this tutorial, you’ll look inside the different color channels, beginning with the most common color mode: RGB. Read More »

Make selections with the Pen Tool

Make selections with the Pen Tool

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use the Pen Tool in Photoshop to create selections and how to embed paths into Jpeg images so you can load the selection when opening the Jpeg file for other projects. This is a beginner level tutorial where I will not discuss how to create vector shapes but you can learn some ... Read More »

Speed up your workflow in Photoshop

Speed up your workflow in Photoshop

In this short tutorial episode I’ll show you some of the shortcuts and photoshop tricks I use everyday. I’ll how you multiple zooming options without using the zooming tool, how to select layers without using the layers palette and a keyboard shortcut to create a layer mask in Photoshop. Read More »

Useful Tips For Manipulations

Useful Tips For Manipulations

Today we’ll learn how to use some techniques that you might love after this tutorial.Some of them you might know  but some are just new in town or you just need to practice more with them. So let’s start to play with Liquify Filter,Hue/Saturation and enhace eyes in  your photos or manipulation. Read More »

The Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer – PSD for Beginners

The Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer – PSD for Beginners

This is a beginner level tutorial that will show you how to work with the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and how to make selective color changes. You will learn the interface and how to control the layer mask density and feather. Read More »

What are Adjustment Layers and their advantages

What are Adjustment Layers and their advantages

In this episode of Photoshop for beginners I will show you how all the benefits of working with adjustment layers and how to use clipping masks. This applies to all Photoshop versions. Read More »