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Plug In with Nik: Silver Efex Pro 2
By John Batdorff
Feb 6, 2013
Silver Efex Pro is simply the best and most essential black-and-white plugin on the market. John Batdorff explains his approach to using Silver Efex Pro while orienting you to SEP’s interface and rich set of creative tools. Of course, you’ll do this by creating images and exploring all the creative possibilities SEP has to offer.
Using Advanced Editing Techniques for Video in Photoshop
By Colin Smith
Jan 31, 2013
This chapter shows you how to add the cool Photoshop effects that make your videos look more polished. You will learn about multi-track editing, how layers and Blend modes work with video, and how to mix different types of media on a Timeline. But don’t worry; the learning curve is not difficult.
Adobe Photoshop Master Class: An Interview with Ibarionex Perello
By Ibarionex Perello
Jan 21, 2013
Peachpit interviews Ibarionex Perello, author of Adobe Master Class: Photoshop Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists, about the inspirational artists featured in the book, what they have in common, and where he draws his own inspiration.
Plug In with onOne Software: Using Perfect Portrait
By Nicole S. Young
Jan 7, 2013
Nicole S. Young introduces you to Perfect Portrait, which automates portrait retouching tasks, while still giving you full control over the retouching of your portraits, which not only helps you create beautiful images but also saves you precious time.
Perfect Black and White from onOne Software
By Dan Moughamian
Jan 4, 2013
onOne Software recently released version 7 of its Perfect Photo Suite, which includes a variety of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins, including popular apps like Perfect Portrait, Perfect Mask, and Perfect Layers. Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian explains how version 7 has introduced a brand new plugin for styling our photos, called Perfect B&W (Perfect Black & White), which allows you to create black and white photos from color originals using a large library of presets and robust controls.
Image Editing Basics for Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
By Adobe Creative Team
Dec 12, 2012
This lesson begins with an overview of the core concepts behind image correction, and then introduces a range of quick and easy techniques to help you get more from your photos in just a few clicks
Using Quick, Guided, and Expert Editing in Photoshop Elements 11
By Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski
Dec 5, 2012
Learn about the different editing modes in Photoshop Elements 11 and which one may be right for you.
Advanced Raw Processing Using Lightroom or Camera Raw
By Jeff Schewe
Oct 11, 2012
Jeff Schewe explains how to combine the various image adjustments and tools capable of being deployed in Lightroom or Camera Raw to arrive at an optimized “master digital negative.”
Creative Compositing in Photoshop
By Katrin Eismann, Sean Duggan, James Porto
Oct 8, 2012
This chapter addresses working freely and creatively with Photoshop, including discovering inspiration with the simplest subjects, learning how to treat Photoshop as a digital sandbox, experimenting with blending modes, textures, and effects, and understanding the essentials of image composition.
Editing Photos with Photoshop Elements 11 in 5 Easy Steps
By Jeff Carlson
Sep 29, 2012
If you’re anxious to get started with Photoshop Elements 11, the steps outlined in this short chapter will improve nearly all of your digital photos.
Importing and Sorting Photos in Photoshop Elements 11
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 29, 2012
In the brand-new Elements Organizer workspace, Photoshop Elements 11 introduces the People, Places, and Events views, making it easy for you to sort, tag, and search the photos in your library for the faces, places, and happenings that mean the most to you.
Basic Photo Corrections in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 28, 2012
Adobe Photoshop includes a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing, and retouching a photo intended for a print layout. The same basic workflow applies to web images.
Masks and Channels in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 27, 2012
Learn how to create a mask to remove a subject from a background, refine a mask to include complex edges, create a quick mask to make changes to a selected area, edit a mask using the Properties panel, manipulate an image using Puppet Warp, save a selection as an alpha channel, view a mask using the Channels panel, load a channel as a selection, isolate a channel to make specific image changes.
Vector Drawing Techniques in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 27, 2012
Learn how to differentiate between bitmap and vector graphics, draw straight and curved paths using the Pen tool, convert a path to a selection, and convert a selection to a path, save paths, draw and edit shape layers, draw custom shapes, and import and edit a Smart Object from Adobe Illustrator.
Working with 3D Images in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 26, 2012
Learn how to create a 3D shape from a layer, import a 3D object, create 3D text, apply the 3D postcard effect, manipulate 3D objects using the 3D Axis widget, adjust the camera view, set coordinates in the Properties panel, adjust light sources, and animate a 3D file.
Author Talk: Scott Valentine on the Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop (Podcast Transcript)
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Scott Valentine
Sep 18, 2012
Peachpit Press publisher Nancy Ruenzel talks to award winning photographer Scott Valentine about his new book, "The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop." Often photographers and Photoshop users are stumped by blend modes. Scott discusses why blend modes are so hard to understand despite being an essential tool for photographers an digital artists.
Attitude Adjustment: Camera Raw's Adjustment Tools
By Scott Kelby
Aug 27, 2012
Scott Kelby talks about the adjustment tools in Camera Raw, including dodging and burning, retouching portaits, fixing skies, fixing color problems, reducing noise, special effects using Camera Raw, and some Photoshop killer tips.
A Quick Tour of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Adobe Creative Team
Aug 23, 2012
In this lesson, you’ll get an overview of how Lightroom works. You’ll familiarize yourself with the workspace, panels, tools, and controls, as you explore the Library, Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web Modules.
Adding Text to a Print Layout in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Scott Kelby
Aug 23, 2012
If you want to add text to your print layouts, it’s pretty easy, as well, and like the Web and Slideshow modules, you can have Lightroom automatically pull metadata info from your photos and have it appear on the photo print, or you can add your own custom text (and/or Identity Plate) just as easily. Here’s what you can add, and how you can add it.
Creating a Photo Book in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Adobe Creative Team
Aug 23, 2012
Whether it’s produced for a client or as a professional portfolio, designed as a gift or simply to preserve precious memories, a photo book makes a great way to share and showcase your images. The Book module makes it easy to design beautiful, sophisticated book layouts, and then publish them without leaving Lightroom.

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