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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.
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.
Creating Lens Blur Effects with Focal Point 2
By Dan Moughamian
Jan 6, 2012
Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian demonstrates how Focal Point 2 helps photographers to draw attention to the most important parts of their image, by carefully blurring other parts of the shot.
Creative Color Effects with Photoshop and Perfect Effects
By Dan Moughamian
Dec 30, 2011
A popular developer of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins, onOne Software recently unveiled its brand-new Perfect Photo Suite 6. The suite includes seven plugins that cover a wide range of photo editing tasks such as masking, portrait retouching, and image styling. Photoshop expert and professional photographer Dan Moughamian introduces you to some of the suite’s new capabilities, namely, a major update to Perfect Effects (formerly Photo Tools).
Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers: Commercial Effects
By Corey Barker
Dec 28, 2011
Corey Barker explains how you can use commercial work to challenge your imagination to come up with creative solutions, even when you are limited by assets, time, and sometimes input from the client.
Precise Background Swaps Using Photoshop and Perfect Mask
By Dan Moughamian
Dec 28, 2011
A popular developer of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins, onOne Software recently unveiled its brand new Perfect Photo Suite 6. Photoshop expert and professional photographer Dan Moughamian explains how the suite includes seven well-known plugins that cover a wide range of photo-editing tasks such as masking, layering in Lightroom, and image styling.
Color Efex Pro 4: Professional Styling for Color Photos
By Dan Moughamian
Nov 17, 2011
Color Efex Pro offers several useful workflows that can enhance your digital arsenal, including options that mimic real world tools like neutral density filters and various types of negative and E-6 film stock. Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian explores some of the color styling workflows available in Color Efex Pro 4 Complete, which was released in September 2011.
Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Extracting Hair
By Matt Kloskowski
Nov 10, 2011
Matt Kloskowski shares some great tricks he uses to get even the wispiest of baby-fine hair to cooperate when compositing multiple images in Photoshop (no matter how badly it behaves in real life).
Get Dynamic Black-and-White Results with the Topaz B&W Effects Plug-in
By Andrew Gibson
Nov 8, 2011
Andrew S. Gibson, author of Exposure and Understanding the Histogram, has discovered a powerful (yet inexpensive) third-party plug-in for use with the major photo-editing programs. He demonstrates a range of black-and-white looks, from subtle to dramatic, that you can coax from your images, whether they start life in color or monochrome.
Working with Color in Photoshop
By Rafael Concepcion
Nov 2, 2011
Getting accurate color is essential when working with photographs. RC Concepcion walks you through the tools built into Photoshop (as well as third-party tools) that help you be more efficient and more accurate with color.
Bokeh 2: Adding Soft Background Focus
By Dan Moughamian
Oct 3, 2011
Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian explains how Alien Skin Software’s Bokeh 2 provides intuitive and powerful options for selectively blurring your digital photos. Common uses include blurring unwanted background details, creating the “bokeh effect” behind a close-up subject, and creating faux miniature cityscapes and landscapes.
Editing Photos in 5 Easy Steps with Photoshop Elements 10
By Jeff Carlson
Sep 28, 2011
If you’re anxious to get started with Elements, the steps outlined in this short chapter will improve nearly all of your digital photos.
HDR Efex Pro: Tone Mapping Secrets
By Dan Moughamian
Sep 26, 2011
Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian, author of Adobe Digital Imaging How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques for Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, and Camera Raw 6, examines the following HDR Efex Pro settings: Tone Compression, Global Adjustments, and Selective Adjustments.

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