Great image color and tone adjustments start with a great selection. Learn how to do this quickly and easily. Follow along with these photos (provided for educational use only). Starter image Ending Image Watch and Learn Using selections for color and tone adjustments from Photoshop Selections: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Richard Harrington Read Along Let's make some basic selections using a simple concept: tone. By limiting a selection to a particular area, such as the shadows or midtones, we can make precise … [Read more...] about Using Photoshop Selections for Color and Tone Adjustments
Adobe’s added a new “Select Subject” feature to their newest Photoshop release. They claim the machine learning feature will make basic and time-consuming masking quicker and more accurate than ever before. We’ve heard this before, but this time they hit a home run! Instead of writing about it, I created a video to show you how to use the new Select Subject Tool to quickly extract both a simple and complicated subject to create a composite. As a bonus, I also show how to use the tool in your general … [Read more...] about Photoshop’s New Subject Select Tool…WOW!
Once we imported our photos to our catalog, we need to quickly review each image and select our favorites. The trick is NOT to make this a time consuming task. One option is to use the Flagging system to temporarily select your favorite images. Its important not to get hung up on an image. If you have to ask, should I flag this?, you took too long. Flag the image and move on to the next. This doesn't mean you are going to process every selected image or delete the non selected images. It simply allows you to quickly scan your photos and select … [Read more...] about Making Selects by using Flags in Lightroom
In this video, I take a look at Affinity Photo, and how you can make accurate selections containing hair, very similar to how you can in Photoshop using the Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge. … [Read more...] about A First Look at Selections in Affinity Photo
Sometimes (oftentimes), I shoot a little sloppily, knowing that I can make a change with software. I do my best to make things as perfect as possible at the time I make a picture, but I know what things I can do later so that I can work most efficiently. For instance, yesterday I was making portraits for the Steve Jobs Portrait Project at my local Chamber of Commerce meeting, but I didn't have very much space. The Issue Not Enough Space The project requires a pure white background, but in a small space using a flash to whiten the background … [Read more...] about The World’s Easiest, Fastest, Bestest Selection Method
I'd like to share with you one of my favorite additions to Adobe Photoshop CC. It is a great way to quickly make a selection based on what's in focus. Focus Area dialog box There are many ways to extract an image using Photoshop. The key is to know which tool to use and when. For this example, we will use the Focus Area select tool. Launch Photoshop and Open an Image. Choose Select > Focus Area. When the dialog box appears, start with an auto setting by checking the auto box. We can tweak the mask by applying the tools in the Focus … [Read more...] about Precise Selection with Focus Area
In Photoshop its often critical to make an accurate selection. This let's you target the precise area of an image for manipulation (and is one of the main reasons to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop). The best selection often comes by selecting the pixels that you want don't want. Additionally you can reuse an existing selection to modify an outside area as well. In this tutorial from my new lynda.com class , I share a few of my favorite techniques. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ff0isZBQjQ Check out this page to see more free … [Read more...] about Get the Perfect Photoshop Selection By Working Backwards
Whatever your discipline of photography, there's one skill that is crucial to catapulting your success: culling. That boring, obnoxious task of sifting through all the good, the bad, and the downright ugly in order to finally surface with a body of work worth looking at (or showing to the client). Why Cull Images? Include too few photos and your clients feel gypped and they scoot out the door with the bare minimum purchase. Include too many photos and your clients are so overwhelmed theyre incapable of discerning the images they love from the … [Read more...] about Culling Photos: Five Tips to Choose Your Best Images
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: This is just one way to work with Selections. For more tutorials go to . ______ … [Read more...] about Should You Use the Quick Selection or Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop?
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 it can drastically improve your selections that contain hair or fur. Disclaimer: This is just one way to use Photoshop ______ … [Read more...] about How to Improve Your Selections in Photoshop
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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT - OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and Scott as they talk about a bunch of summer oriented photo topics. Get ready for shooting great pictures this summer with this potluck of photo wisdom. Rich and Scott discuss: Summer travel and photography season Favorite places to … [Read more...] about Summer Fun — Photofocus Podcast with Scott Bourne and Rich Harrington
Rich Harrington shows you how to use the color range command to make selections in Photoshop CS6 This video comes from the book and DVD - Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging ProfessionalsDISCLAIMER: This post isn't intended to be definitive - we're not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-processing program. We're merely offering it as A way you might accomplish this task. These tips are free, offered only because they … [Read more...] about Free Video Tutorial – Using Color Range Command For Selections in Photoshop CS6