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When creating selections in Photoshop, there are many possible tools to choose from, including the Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tools. At first glance, these tools are quite similar, but they have some key differences that can help you out in your editing. Today we will look at the differences between these two tools! Disclaimer: […]

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She’s my 7-year-old and her world is a fascinating place.  Her daily needs are simple; food, sleep and adventure.  Her notebook is full of friendly monster doodles and has a clockwork morning report of her nightly dreams.  In one particular instance, she woke to tell me that she dreamt that she could fly.  And she […]

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With the Crop Tool active, in order to preserve the cropped off area, you’ll want to make sure that the “Delete Cropped Pixels” option is not checked. This way, if you need to adjust the crop at a later point, and bring back some of the original data, you can easily do so. Disclaimer: This […]

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Distraction

In this tutorial I walk you through my entire process to develop this image.  You’ll learn how to: Make adjustments in Camera Raw (or Lightroom) Paint in selective adjustments to remove shadows Remove distracting elements with the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools Improve accuracy with the Quick Selection tool This is a complete workflow […]

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I began adapting my photographic style and philosophy from “hard core purist” to “compositor” the first time I ever opened Photoshop. For me, within this type of application were the keys to unlimited visual possibilities. The only bummer? I had to learn to love and to effectively clip (select and extract) items from images in […]

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He may be a best-selling book author, podcast host and world renown photography instructor, but don’t let his devilish good looks fool you.  He’s a 1st degree black belt equipped with the Lightroom and Taekwondo skills to throw down any artist. In our latest podcast, I had the privilege of chatting with Matt about his […]

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LayerMasks

There are many ways to use layer masks to blend images together. Let me show you how to create layer masks using gradients in Adobe Photoshop. The technique is easy and can be used for both technical and artistic looks. This works with all versions of Photoshop that have layers. Want all our Photoshop tips? […]

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If you’ve ever seen a photo with a shallow depth of field, you may find the background is very out of focus.  And you’ll often notice colorfully blurry dots around the photo.  That is called “bokeh”. This tutorial will teach you how to create custom bokeh in Photoshop, using a custom brush, blending options, and […]

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We have all seen it, images that have a mirror effect. Cell phones pictures, movie posters, and many other product advertising all utilize this trick. It’s actually a very simple task to learn… I’m going to teach you how to quickly mirror your image in Photoshop. Bring the image you want to mirror into Photoshop. […]

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Last week we looked at how to add a layer mask. But what happens if you change your mind? Learn how to disable a layer mask so you can print or save the photo without transparency. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: These is just one way to work with masks. ______ This Post Sponsored […]

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Publisher’s Note: We’re really glad to have Howard on our site. We’ve been big fans of his work for years. In order to do just about anything in Photoshop, you need to first make a selection.  Want to do better things? Make better selections. Today’s tutorial looks at the Refine Edge feature in Photoshop, and how […]

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Do you need to delete pixels or make part of an image transparent?  There’s a better way that’s nondestructive and gives you perfect transparency and future editability.  Learn how to use a Layer Mask on any image.  Do you want to add a layer mask to an image. Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates […]

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The eyes are one of the most important things when creating a great portrait.  While there are several ways to brighten someone’s eyes, here’s one quick and easy way to do it. I can use this technique and in less than a minute, brighten someone’s eyes.  This is a simple and effective way improve a […]

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Yesterday at Photoshop World in Las Vegas, Adobe announced new pricing for photographers who are interested in using Creative Cloud products. The Adobe Creative Cloud details were covered yesterday on Photofocus. To quickly revisit the new deal. For $9.99 a month (less than $120 a year) you get: • Photoshop CC • Lightroom 5 • […]

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Photoshop offers a cool tool to work backwards in time.  The Photoshop History Brush lets you combine multiple states of an image.  The technique is incredibly useful and powerful. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a how to take complete control over your post processing. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: This is just […]

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CBGF

Vignettes, tilt shifts, and depth of field!  Learn how to creatively use blurs with the Photoshop Blur Gallery?  In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for controlling depth of field and guiding the viewer’s eye. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a bunch of cool tricks. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: […]

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BMIA

Interested in making composited photo collages that simulates shooting multiple exposures? In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for combining several images with blending modes in Adobe Photoshop. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a bunch of cool tricks for merging exposures. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: These are just a […]

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Do you want to lift the shadows in your photos? Give me two minutes and I’ll show you the powerful Shadows Highlights Adjustment in Adobe Photoshop. In seconds you can fix exposure problems for just about any image. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. This is just one way to fix exposure problems…. I hope […]

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Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week’s show. We’re joined by Dave Wilson, a freelance art photographer from Texas. Dave shares his approach to getting the best shot (no matter how many exposures it takes). Dave is a native of Scotland  who likes to photograph subjects, scenes, locations and objects which symbolize Texas, the American […]

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On the latest podcast, we discussed the Refine Edge command in Adobe Photoshop.  This works great if  you are trying to adjust a selection. Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use the Refine Edge Command in Adobe Photoshop. Related articles Want Total Control? Run Camera Raw as a Filter in Photoshop Creating […]

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Rich Harrington has a very special guest on this week’s show. We’re joined by Bryan O’Neil Hughes from Adobe.  He’s the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop and works on many of the projects that Adobe builds for photographers.  What many don’t know is that Bryan has an extensive career in photography as well and that he’s written a handful of books and authored courses to share his love of photography and photo restoration.

This week show answers a ton of questions about how Photoshop gets made.  You’ll learn how Adobe creates dramatic advances that benefit photographers worldwide.

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