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The tutorials you see here are carefully structured to build upon your existing Photoshop skills in the Photo Enhancement category. There are 6 categories and 121 tutorials and counting. Enjoy!
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Add a Focal Point with Light Icon
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Learn how to modify a photo's focal point and direct the viewer's attention using light. Here we cover the use of the lasso tool, curves
Adjustment layers apply color and tone adjustment to your photo non destructively. This means that rather than making an adjustment directly to your photo, you can create a separate layer that will make those adjustments, leaving your original photo untouched.
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A layer mask is used to hide portions of a layer and reveal portions of whatever layer is below it. You can modify the mask by using the brush tool and painting in either black or white.
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Learn how to add a romantic, punchier touch to a photo with a soft overlay diffusion effect. Here we cover the use of the overlay
Blending mode controls how the layer interacts with other layers. For example, the blending mode "multiply" looks at the color of your layer and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result is always a darker color. Multiplying with black results in black, multiplying with white leaves the color unchanged.
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, gaussian blur and solarize filter, use the apply image and
Levels is used to correct the tonal range and the color balance of an image. It does this by adjusting the intensity of the shadows, midtones, and highlights of your image.
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Learn how to add extra contrast to an image to make it more intense. Here we cover the use of the screen, multiply, and overlay
Blending mode controls how the layer interacts with other layers. For example, the blending mode "multiply" looks at the color of your layer and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result is always a darker color. Multiplying with black results in black, multiplying with white leaves the color unchanged.
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This command adds random dots to an image, emulating the effect of using high-speed film such as 1600 ISO. Add noise is also used to reduce bands of lines in selections that have been feathered or gradients, as well as to give a more realistic feeling to areas of your photo that have had heavy retouching done.
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, gaussian blur, and unsharp mask filters, curves
Adjustment layers apply color and tone adjustment to your photo non destructively. This means that rather than making an adjustment directly to your photo, you can create a separate layer that will make those adjustments, leaving your original photo untouched.
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, and add a quick mask to achieve the desired effect.
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Learn how to make skin look smooth, great for portraits and close ups! Here we cover the use of the healing brush tool, median filter, and a
A layer mask is used to hide portions of a layer and reveal portions of whatever layer is below it. You can modify the mask by using the brush tool and painting in either black or white.
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Learn how to overprocess a photo to make it gritty. To achieve this effect, we cover the use of the
This filter removes low-frequency detail from an image and can be seen as the opposite of the Gaussian Blur filter. In other words, it can be used to sharpen varying parts of an image, depending on the setting.
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filter, the hard light
Blending mode controls how the layer interacts with other layers. For example, the blending mode "multiply" looks at the color of your layer and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result is always a darker color. Multiplying with black results in black, multiplying with white leaves the color unchanged.
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This command adds random dots to an image, emulating the effect of using high-speed film such as 1600 ISO. Add noise is also used to reduce bands of lines in selections that have been feathered or gradients, as well as to give a more realistic feeling to areas of your photo that have had heavy retouching done.
add noise
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With this adjustment layer, you can adjust the hue (color), saturation, and lightness of a specific range of colors in your image.
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Blending mode controls how the layer interacts with other layers. For example, the blending mode "multiply" looks at the color of your layer and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result is always a darker color. Multiplying with black results in black, multiplying with white leaves the color unchanged.
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Learn how to make someone's eyes more exciting, bringing out the colors. We cover the use of the lasso tool, multiply, soft light, and overlay blend modes, feather command, unsharp mask and gaussian blur filters, and
A layer mask is used to hide portions of a layer and reveal portions of whatever layer is below it. You can modify the mask by using the brush tool and painting in either black or white.
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Learn how to dodge and burn non destructively. To achieve this simple yet very versatile effect, we simply use a gray layer in overlay
Blending mode controls how the layer interacts with other layers. For example, the blending mode "multiply" looks at the color of your layer and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result is always a darker color. Multiplying with black results in black, multiplying with white leaves the color unchanged.
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Learn how to fix a blurry photo due to camera shake, movement of your subject, or incorrect auto focus. We cover the use of the
This filter removes low-frequency detail from an image and can be seen as the opposite of the Gaussian Blur filter. In other words, it can be used to sharpen varying parts of an image, depending on the setting.
high pass
command to a duplicate layer and adjust its
Blending mode controls how the layer interacts with other layers. For example, the blending mode "multiply" looks at the color of your layer and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result is always a darker color. Multiplying with black results in black, multiplying with white leaves the color unchanged.
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Learn how to mask a photo with itself, resulting in a glowing and romantic effect. Here we cover the use of a
A layer mask is used to hide portions of a layer and reveal portions of whatever layer is below it. You can modify the mask by using the brush tool and painting in either black or white.
layer mask
, the gaussian blur filter, the multiply
Blending mode controls how the layer interacts with other layers. For example, the blending mode "multiply" looks at the color of your layer and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result is always a darker color. Multiplying with black results in black, multiplying with white leaves the color unchanged.
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With this adjustment layer, you can adjust the hue (color), saturation, and lightness of a specific range of colors in your image.
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Learn how to very, very quickly fix the exposure of every day
A snapshot is a record of an image state, a stored rendition. By creating snapshots, you can easily compare the effects of adjustments you have made.
snapshots. To achieve this quick effect, we cover duplicating the image layer a few times and setting its
Blending mode controls how the layer interacts with other layers. For example, the blending mode "multiply" looks at the color of your layer and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result is always a darker color. Multiplying with black results in black, multiplying with white leaves the color unchanged.
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Learn how to remove JPEG artifacts from low quality images and restore an image you might have once deemed unusable. We cover the use of the
Noise is caused by taking a photo with a high ISO setting, underexposure (not enough light), or by shooting in a dark area with a very long shutter speed (for example, a 3 second exposure). The reduce noise command can correct this to some extent. Choose Filter > Noise > Reduce Noise.
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Learn how to reduce the two types of noise inherent in digital images:
Luminance noise is characterized by random light and dark pixels in your image.
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Color noise are fluctuations of patches of colors in your image. Also know as chroma noise, it is usually more unnatural in appearance and can render an image unusable.
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Noise is caused by taking a photo with a high ISO setting, underexposure (not enough light), or by shooting in a dark area with a very long shutter speed (for example, a 3 second exposure). The reduce noise command can correct this to some extent. Choose Filter > Noise > Reduce Noise.
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Learn how to easily whiten someone's yellow teeth. Here we cover the use of the
With this adjustment layer, you can adjust the hue (color), saturation, and lightness of a specific range of colors in your image.
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A selection allows you to isolate a part of your photo. There are many selection tools in photoshop, the most commonly used being the Rectangular Marquee Tool.
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A layer mask is used to hide portions of a layer and reveal portions of whatever layer is below it. You can modify the mask by using the brush tool and painting in either black or white.
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