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Image and Text

Using Text with an image can get a good effect. But it does take time. This will be a refresher tutorial on the Type Tool in Photoshop. This is the effect I will create. Or this. I will be using this image. You will find it here It belongs to … [Read more]

Sharpening in Lab Mode

Small details in an image can be sharpened subtly in Lab Mode in Photoshop which enables you to shift the focus to particular parts. The effect of the sharpening can also be controlled unlike just using the Sharpen Filters. I will be using this stock … [Read more]

Paste Into Layer Mask

This seems to be an odd title for a photoshop tutorial. It is about a Layer Mask and the Paste Into command. But what does it do? One thing in combination Blend Modes it increases highlights very beautifully without appearing the least bit artificial … [Read more]

Wednesday Q&A: how to put multiple copies of one picture photoshop

I've done a couple posts on using one image multiple times in Adobe Photoshop CS6. The first was using the same image (enlarged and blurred) as a background to the mainimage. That's one way to do it. The title of today's Q&A comes directly from a … [Read more]

The River Is Wide – Thanks To Photoshop Content Aware Scaling

Today's image is another from out recent road trip to Maine and New Hampshire. The covered bridge in the shot is just south of Conway NH along Route 16. As you cross a bridge, if you look to the northwest you'll see the covered bridge. As we drove by … [Read more]

Going Artsy With Photoshop CS6

I've got a website/e-store/tutorial site you've got to checkout. It's Woody Walters DigitalPhoto Candy site. Today's image is a first attempt to do something similar to what woody does so masterfully. He's out of Cedar Falls, Iowa, so I'd don't think … [Read more]

Wednesday Q&A: Removing Objects with Photoshop CS6

A couple of photographers I know asked recently about "clearing the decks" as one of them put it. He had an assignment to shoot a public place, but the editor said he didn't want to bother with any people being in the scene. Since this was not a … [Read more]

Photoshop’s CTRL/ALT/SHIFT/E Debunked

It happened again on Thursday. I watched an online tutorial and the person was pushing the fact that whenever you got to a place using Adobe Photoshop CS6 to retouch a photograph that you wanted to have a place you could go back to you should use the … [Read more]

Hand Painting With Photoshop

There's all sorts of methods to jack up colors using Adobe Photoshop CS6 (CS6) and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (LR4). You can do a faux HDR (in CS6, Image/Adjustments/HDR Toning). You can use Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layers (Layers/New Adjustment … [Read more]

Turn Around – Lightroom Works Both Ways

Today's image shows what happens when you turn around when you're shooting an iconic scene. While we were in Maine last month we stayed at the Hotel Pemaquid in New HarborMaine. The thing that makes this hotel somewhat unique is that it's (according … [Read more]

Controlling Blur In Camera, Not In Photoshop

So, what's the big deal. If you have a shot where the background is too in focus and the image would look better with the background out of focus, no problem. That's what Adobe Photoshop (CS6 or before) is for. That's a hell of an excuse for not … [Read more]

Do’s And Don’ts For Shooting Pemaquid Light

sI did a post last week (or so) saying when you're shooting Pemaquid Lighthouse in New Harbor Maine to make sure you turn around and shoot the crashing waves. It seems like a good idea, but, at the same time it might be a bad idea, but one that can … [Read more]

Wednesday Q & A: How to get Lightroom 4 Effects In CS6

Comparison of Lightroom 4 Develop Module and Adobe Camera Raw Basic panel.I saw today's search query come through bringing someone to The Gallery. At first I just passed right over it. By the time I finished checking out the list, that one search … [Read more]

Layer Mask refining

We all know what a Layer Mask does, it hides or reveals. A White Layer Mask reveals all and a Black Layer Mask hides all. Sometimes when you mask out a portion of an image you can get jagged edges showing when you zoom into the image. This can be got … [Read more]

Layer Mask How to use it

Layer Masks need no introduction. They have been part of Photoshop for a long time. White Layer Mask reveals all and a Black Layer Mask hides all. There are also shades of gray which partially reveal. In Photoshop CS5 masking has become easier. There … [Read more]

Border with Layer Mask

Take a Texture or an image as background. Paste another image in the foreground. Apply a border and use a Black Layer Mask to see through the border into the texture for a simple special effect. This is the effect I wish to create. I will be using … [Read more]

Brightening and Sharpening in Lab Mode

Sometimes images may not have the vibrance and color that you would wish for in an image,. Though there are many ways to do this the easiest is doing this after converting images to Lab Mode. Then Curves and Unsharp Mask can do the rest. This works … [Read more]

Radial Blur Special Effect

Sometimes the tools in Photoshop will give you a special. Here I will demonstrate how you can use the Radial Blur filter for an effect that can be achieved very simply but looks great. It can be done in any version of Photoshop even Photoshop7. It … [Read more]

Content Aware Move Tool in PS CS6

Content Aware has been introduced some time ago in Photoshop CS series. It is taken a step further in Photoshop CS 6. You can move a portion of an image to another place and Photoshop fills in the hole left behind by sampling pixels from the … [Read more]

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6

One of the new Filters in Photoshop CS6 is the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter which allows straightening of curved lines which a fish eye lens would give. The fish eye lens effect is great, but sometimes you may not want it. The effect can be removed. … [Read more]