Tag Archive: Photoshop

Jan 24 2014

Photoshop Tutorial: Layer Folders and Layer Control

by I have been working on this Composite image of my son for the last couple of days.  Like all composites, the layers palette tends to get pretty thick with every new layer addition.  With such a thick palette it is easy to get wrapped up in layer masks and adjustment layers.  However, Photoshop does …

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Jan 10 2014

Selective Focus and Saturation

by There is one thing I really enjoy about my job, I get to meet people from all over the world.  Granted it is usually in the form of email, but at least it isn’t spam  I have been talking with Manashree Parekh about how to make the signage in a photo become the center …

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Nov 15 2013

Use a Black and White Layer to Make Better Color Images

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by I was going through my tutorials and realized I have not shown one of my favorite go-to tricks to punch up the contrast in my color images.  Surprisingly enough it requires the use of a Black and White Layer! One of the best ways to tell if your image could use a bit more …

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Oct 18 2013

Topaz ReMask Tutorial

by Topaz ReMask may be the most intuitive piece of masking software I have ever used!  Really, it rocks!  Masking can be a pain in Photoshop, even with the refine edge tool.  However, ReMask makes it simple, really simple, easier than finger painting and much less cleanup! Paint what you want in green Paint what …

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Oct 14 2013

Topaz Webinar 4 Step HDR

by I will be conducting a webinar for Topaz Labs today.  For the first time in EverydayHDR history I will be going over my 4 Step Creative HDR Process!  From start to finish I will be discussing bracketing for HDR, Tone Mapping in Photomatix, Post Processing using photoFXlab, and the creative process of selecting the …

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Oct 01 2013

Digital Photography and Building Better Zombies

by I grew up in the 1980s, back before the Internet or digital photography or cell phones. Back when Reagan was president, Star Wars movies were good, MTV actually played music videos, and Michael Jackson, even at his chimpanzee-owning quirkiest, was pretty damned cool. I was in second or third grade when I got my …

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