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Using the Crop Tool in Photoshop CS6
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
May 9, 2012
This excerpt from Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide shows you how to reset the Crop Box and choose preview, shield, and overlay options from the Crop Tool.
Creative Lighting Effects with Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Dan Moughamian
Apr 23, 2012
Lighting Effects has been around a long time, but the Lighting Effects filter in Photoshop CS6 is essentially a brand new feature in the sense that it has been completely remade. This article provides a general overview of the filter (including its new interface), and demonstrates how you can use Lighting Effects to dramatically impact the composition or look of your photographs.
Optimizing Raw Workflow with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Camera Raw 7
By Dan Moughamian
Apr 23, 2012
This article will give you a taste of how powerful Adobe Camera Raw 7 is, by taking one shot from a series of bracketed exposures (originally used for HDR imaging), and restoring the important details in both the highlight and shadow regions.
Recomposing Picture Elements with Content-Aware Move and Content-Aware Patch in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Dan Moughamian
Apr 23, 2012
This tutorial provides two examples of how these new Content-Aware additions in Photoshop CS6 can help you to recompose or remove elements in your pictures that are slightly out of place, or that are not as easily removed by other methods.
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes: General Techniques
By Scott Valentine
Apr 23, 2012
This excerpt from The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes familiarizes you with the basics of blend modes.
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes: Removing Vignetting
By Scott Valentine
Apr 23, 2012
In this excerpt from The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes, Scott Valentine shares a handy method to realize some basic recovery using the Divide blend mode. It also leaves you some creative latitude for additional effects, but it does have some limitations.
Using the New Content-Aware Move and Interactive Blur in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 23, 2012
This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book shows you how to use the new Content-Aware Move tool in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to add a few more posts to the beach photo project, so that they echo the deck rails, creating a smoother rhythm for the composition.
Why Photographers Should Expect Big Gains in Efficiency in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Dan Moughamian
Apr 23, 2012
Dan Moughamian demonstrates a few of his favorite options for working more efficiently in Adobe Photoshop CS6.
10 Photoshop Retouching Tips for Your Studio Images
By Rafael Concepcion
Apr 13, 2012
RC Concepcion (author, NAPP Instructor, and host of “DTownTV”) goes over some tried and true steps to keep in mind when working with portraits in a studio setting. By leveraging the power of Photoshop, you'll take a great studio shoot, and move it to the next level.
Make Your Photoshop Workflow More Efficient with Actions, Droplets, and Scripting
By Rafael Concepcion
Apr 9, 2012
There are times when working with Photoshop can be a very redundant process. RC Concepcion (Kelby Training instructor and host of takes you through a tour of actions, droplets, and scripting, and gives you some essential skills in getting this work done as fast as possible. In no time, you will be automating tasks in Photoshop!
Working in Black and White in Adobe Photoshop
By Rafael Concepcion
Apr 2, 2012
RC Concepcion (Kelby Training Instructor and host of talks about how to leverage the power of Photoshop to attain wonderful black and white images out of color images. With these tips, you'll be able to explore the power of the black and white photograph.
A First Look at the Book Module and Map Module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Adobe Creative Team
Mar 6, 2012
This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book shows you how to work with the new Book and Map modules in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.
Making Images Look a Whole Lot Better with the Develop Module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Jeff Revell
Mar 6, 2012
You just might spend more time in the Develop module than any other module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. Jeff Revell, author of Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots, walks you through all of the panels so that you know which one to use in any situation.
Martin Evening on Importing Photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Martin Evening
Mar 6, 2012
In this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book, Martin Evening shows how the Lightroom import procedure provides an adaptable import workflow, one that can be streamlined through the use of Import presets, as well as offering the ability to import files directly from the camera using a tethered shooting setup.
Optimizing Detail and Contrast with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Dan Moughamian
Mar 6, 2012
Dan Moughamian provides an illustration of how powerful the new detail recovery and tonal controls in Lightroom 4 are.
Perfecting Photos with the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Adjustment Brush
By Dan Moughamian
Mar 6, 2012
Dan Moughamian discusses the improvements made to the Adjustment Brush controls in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, which are used for editing one specific area of the photograph without making similar changes to neighboring areas.
Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski Share Their Best Selection Techniques for Photoshop Elements 10
By Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby
Feb 15, 2012
Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski show you how to select areas, save selections, soften edges, select areas by color, make selections using a brush, get Elements to help you with tricky selections, use the Quick Selection Tool, and remove objects from backgrounds.
Everything You Need to Know about Applying Photoshop Filters
By Susannah Hall
Feb 9, 2012
In this excerpt from Best Photoshop Filters, Susannah Hall talks about Photoshop Filters, including applying them, using Smart Filters, using the Filter Gallery, fading a Filter effect, using the History Brush, and finding and adding new filters.
Fast, Accurate Facial Retouching with Perfect Portrait
By Dan Moughamian
Jan 31, 2012
The Perfect Photo Suite 6 from onOne Software is a collection of plugins that extend the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. Plugins for precision masking, Lightroom layering, and portrait retouching comprise the most powerful elements of the suite. Photoshop expert and professional photographer Dan Moughamian focuses on the brand-new Perfect Portrait 1 plugin.
Creating Layers with Lightroom and Perfect Layers 2
By Dan Moughamian
Jan 17, 2012
Adobe plugin developer onOne Software recently unveiled its brand new Perfect Photo Suite 6. The suite includes seven well-known plugins that cover a wide range of photo-editing tasks. Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian showcases for you several of these new plugins, including Perfect Layers 2.

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