For many of us, we’ve been using Adobe Photoshop for so long that at this point we don’t question our own workflows; we do what we’ve done before because that’s the way we’ve always done it. I did something crazy the other day though. I questioned if a tooltip’s displayed information could be changed. And I was a little shocked that yes, it could be.
Photoshop is arguably the most powerful tool at a photographer’s disposal. And like many powerful tools, it can be used for either good or harm. The good news is that technology has recently been developed to counter nefarious and sneaky image manipulations.
When used correctly, frequency separation can be a very powerful and efficient tool for editing your portraits. This great video tutorial will show you a straightforward method to use frequency separation in your portrait retouching.
Your footage is already shot with lighting that makes it look “cinematic” and it’s time for color grading. You apply a teal-and-orange LUT preset, but although it is in the right direction, your video still lacks something that prevents it from having that blockbuster look.
GQ has been caught publishing an image in which two female CEOs were Photoshopped in. The photo was taken during a trip where a series of “tech titans” took to a small Italian village in order to visit luxury designer Brunello Cucinelli, but a BuzzFeed News editor called them out after feeling the image looked suspicious.
I talk to a lot of photographers who want to get into Milky Way or astronomical photography but are put off by the difficulty of the processing techniques using Photoshop.
“That’s been Photoshopped” is something you hear often but have you ever heard anyone say “that’s been Lightroomed”? Does your answer to that question tell you which form of software is better, or which you need more?
Many of us remember the debut of NIK Tools in 1995. They were a powerful set of plugins for Photoshop that did color adjustments, created lovely black and white images, and could sharpen images and lower noise in them. Just about every photographer I knew snapped them up at $500.
Photoshop is a tremendously complex program full of all sorts of hidden features and shortcuts, and it can be a difficult to navigate around the application with all that complexity. This quick and great shortcut will show you a lesser known way to navigate around an image in Photoshop.
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results. When it comes to sky replacements, if you’re repeatedly making the same mistakes and forever unhappy with your results, these tips will help you.
Colored lighting gels can take the illumination in your images from standard to outstanding by adding color for a touch of interest and depth. And while nothing can create that look quite like the real thing, you can fake an interesting colored gel effect for your images using some simple tricks in Photoshop.
Photoshop is a massive and nuanced program, for which there are many ways to accomplish any one task. However, one of the most useful techniques to know is luminosity masks, which are powerful and versatile additions to your editing arsenal. This helpful video will get you started with them.
Just about anyone who has played with Photoshop a bit can learn about portrait retouching from YouTube, as there are tens of thousands of videos on there covering the many and varied methods involved in the process. But what about tutorials for photographers who are legitimately brand new to Photoshop, and have never used it?
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Blending modes are one of the most foundational features in Photoshop and something that almost anyone working with the program should understand well. This in-depth video will show you the ins and outs of every single blending mode, allowing you to better understand when to use each one and how they can help you achieve your desired results.
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Photoshop has numerous tools at its disposal that can perform a multitude of advanced functions, many of which are highly automated. But those automatic functions don’t always perform perfectly, and sometimes, you’ll need to fall back on a tried and true method: the Clone Stamp tool. This great video will show you exactly what you need to know about the powerful tool.
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