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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 »

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 »

Quick Tip 8 – Embed Selections on JPG Files

Quick Tip 8 – Embed Selections on JPG Files

In this quick tip I’ll show you how you can save a tone of time embedding a work path on JPG files so you can load a selection when you want to use that JPG file on another project without making the selection manually again. If you plan to use an image on multiple projects, this quick tip can help ... 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 »

Quick Tip 7 – Turning Styles into Layers in Photoshop

Quick Tip 7 – Turning Styles into Layers in Photoshop

Sometimes applying a style to a layer is not enough. If you want to reapply the same style again you can rastirize the layer style but you will loose the blend modes. A way around this issue is to turn the styles into layers and that way you will preserve the blend modes, clear the layer style list and you ... Read More »

Quick Tip 6 – Randomly Colored Brushes

Quick Tip 6 – Randomly Colored Brushes

In this quick video I will show you how to create randomly colored brushes in Photoshop using the Color Dynamics. You will learn how the color dynamics sliders work in order to add random color variations to your strokes and create colored bokeh effects in Photoshop. Read More »

Using Content Aware Tool In Photoshop

Using Content Aware Tool In Photoshop

Stock used Horses:  http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1208971 Cityscape:  http://meeliah-stock.deviantart.com/art/Skyline-02-124488529 A great tool was introduced from the CS5 version. Some called it the “magical tool” but the engineers of Photoshop called it “Content Aware Fill”. What does this tool? Well yes,you guessed right,this tool fills something.  It uses synthesised details from the area surrounding the selection to create a „fill” that replaces or remove ... Read More »

Quick Tip 5 – Faster selections with the Magnetic Lasso Tool

Quick Tip 5 – Faster selections with the Magnetic Lasso Tool

I repeated over and over again that I always use the Pen Tool when extracting objects from the background. After trying the Magnetic Lasso tool, I pretty much forgot about my Pen Tool “obsession”. That’s because with the Magnetic Lasso tool you can draw a path around an object a lot quicker since this tool detects contrast changes. Read More »

Create Tilt-Shift Effect In Photoshop

Create Tilt-Shift Effect In Photoshop

Today we are going to create a tilt-shift effect using layers,a mask and lens blur. Lens blur gives the effect of a narrower depth of field, so some areas of your image stay in focus, and other areas are blurred. Read More »

Sharpening in LAB color mode – Photoshop Tutorial

Sharpening in LAB color mode – Photoshop Tutorial

We all want to have a sharpen photo or manipulation,don’t we? In some cases the classic way of sharpening might not be the best idea. After applying it in RGB mode those might look artificial or over-shapened. We all been there. So we need the best way to keep the quality of the photo after sharpening it. Shapening in LAB ... Read More »