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Signature Techniques of Photoshop Artist Calvin Hollywood: Emotion

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Calvin Hollywood shares example of emotion in his work and explains some of the basics you need to have under your belt.
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Basics

Even the most advanced techniques are carried out with the simplest basic tools.

Unfortunately, people often neglect to learn the basics. The widespread use of various techniques in miscellaneous Internet forums to achieve very specific effects and looks has become far more popular.

First and foremost, you need to have a solid understanding of Photoshop and photography.

Camera, flash, and Photoshop are only the tools. You need to learn how to use them appropriately. You need to know how they work, what exactly they do, and what effects you can create with them. Only then will you be able to use these tools efficiently and purposefully, and only then will they help you achieve your desired results.

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