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Martin Evening on Upright Adjustments in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
By Martin Evening
Jul 2, 2013
In this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, Martin Evening explains how Upright adjustments work, suggests an order for Upright adjustments, and shows how to synchronize Upright settings.
Removing Camera Shake with the Photoshop CC Shake Reduction Filter
By Dan Moughamian
Jun 28, 2013
No way to steady your camera for a shot? You could increase the ISO or shutter speed, or brace yourself against a tree or wall, and the image might look sharp, but even subtle lens movement can blur edge details. Finally, Photoshop has a reliable way to address this problem! Photoshop educator Dan Moughamian shows how the new Shake Reduction filter in Photoshop CC can help you reclaim some of those blurred pixels.
Creating Effects with the Radial Filter Tool in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
By Adobe Creative Team
Jun 13, 2013
You can use the Radial Filter tool—new in Lightroom 5—to create off-center custom vignettes, amongst other effects, by applying local adjustments to a selected area in an image through a feathered elliptical mask.
Using Smart Filters in Adobe Photoshop CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
Learn how to apply the Liquify filter, position other layers, and edit a Smart Filter in Adobe Photoshop CC.
Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Jaclyn Corrado
By Ibarionex Perello
Feb 11, 2013
Artist Jaclyn Corrado discusses her approach to photography and Photoshop in her work.
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.
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.
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.

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