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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.
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 β€œmaster 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.
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.
Color Correction and Enhancement in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Richard Harrington
Aug 16, 2012
By analyzing the most important tools in Photoshop and determining in which situations they might help you, you can achieve a more thorough understanding of color correction.
How to Use Filters in Photoshop CS6
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Aug 16, 2012
Learn some cool techniques for applying filters in Photoshop CS6, including using the Filter Gallery and Smart Filters, and use filters to make a photo look like an oil painting or tinted drawing.
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes: A Recipe for Hard Mix Contrast
By Scott Valentine
Aug 1, 2012
Scott Valentine shows you how to use this method to increase contrast and saturation in otherwise dull images. However, it can quite easily blow out highlights, and darker images will tend to oversaturate in some areas.
Removing Distortions with the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6
By Dan Moughamian
Jun 7, 2012
Photoshop CS6 offers improvements across the full spectrum of photographic workflows. In this article, Dan Moughamian discusses the Adaptive Wide Angle (AWA) filter, which you can use to modify the different types of lens distortions (like a fisheye distortion) that may be present in your pictures.
How to Use the Field Blur Filter in Photoshop CS6
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
May 9, 2012
This excerpt from Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide shows you how to use the Field Blur filter, which is handy when you need the most flexibility and control in blurring specific areas of an image while keeping other (more important) areas in sharp focus.
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.

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