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Focus On Your Subject By Using Layers

There are many ways that we, as photographers, bring focus to the subjects of our photos. We use light and shadow, composition, and focal points. One of my favorite ways

How to create snow in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tip, learn how to create snow using a custom brush, filters, and an adjustment layer. Similar techniques can be used to create rain, as well!

Photoshop Luminance Masks

Editor’s Note: Don’t miss this week’s free event on when to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop. Photoshop Luminance Masks are a great way to edit an image targeting just the

Saving A Photoshop Look Up Table

If you use adjustment layers to create a look in Photoshop and want to be able to replicate it then Look Up Tables, or LUTs, are the answer; For this

Taming Interior Reflections

Photographing interiors means dealing with tons of reflective surfaces just waiting to spoil the fun. These little mirrors are everywhere bringing unwanted reflections into what would be an otherwise inviting

Multiple Layer Styles in Photoshop CC 2015

Editor’s Note: Photoshop CC (2015) recently released. For complete details, see this Photoshop CC (2015) FAQ. Photoshop CC 2015 now allows you to add multiple of the same layer style

Photoshop CC 2015 Top 5 Features

Editor’s Note: Photoshop CC (2015) released today. We’ll have ongoing coverage of new features… but here’s a quick video about the top 5 features for all users. For complete details,

Adding Winter Snow to a Sunny Photo

Using Photoshop’s powerful Masking and Layer Blend modes we are going to apply overlays to add snow to a photograph that was taken in sunny Florida.

Quick Photo Composition in Photoshop

In this video, you’ll learn how to quickly turn a plain photo shoot into a fantastic one. This technique uses the Quick Selection Tool, Refine Edge, and Adjustment Layers. Disclaimer:

Simple Background Magic for Photos

I want to share a simple way to apply a “texture” to a plain or seamless background. A texture is an image of almost anything that can be appropriately ghosted

Blur Your Background Elements in Photoshop

In this tutorial, learn how to easily blur the background behind your transparent elements in Photoshop. This is perfect when designing website mockups! Disclaimer: This is just one way to

Colorize a Black and White Photo in Photoshop

Take a ‘boring’ black and white photo, and give it some color in Photoshop! This tutorial covers selection methods, Adjustment Layers, and Layer Masks, all of which will help you

Working with Layer Masks

When you are first learning Photoshop, layer masks can seem overwhelming and confusing. It’s ok, photoshop itself can be overwhelming and confusing. I promise, once you understand the basics of

Change Eye Color in Photoshop in 1 Minute

In a hurry? We’ve got you covered. In 1 minute, learn how to change eye color in Photoshop using a basic selection, masking, and Adjustment Layers. Disclaimer: This is just

Cinematic Video Composition in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a cinematic video composition using a few video clips, blending modes, and Adjustment Layers! Disclaimer: This is just