Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Photoshop, Go black and white using an adjustment layer

Photoshop, Go black and white using an Black and white adjustment layer.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Photoshop Quicktip, Get the Refine Edge Dialoge back (video)

If your want the Refine Edge Dialoge back just watch  this short Youtube Movie.


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Saturday, February 25, 2017

How to crop a square in Lightroom (video)


How to crop a square in Lightroom (video)



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Friday, February 24, 2017

How to Make a Perfect Square in Phototshop

Photoshop quicktip, How to Make a Perfect Square in Phototshop.  Watch this video 


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to Replace a Sky in Photoshop

Watch this Youtube movie to see how you can easily replace the sky in your picture.


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Whiten your teeth in Photoshop (video)

Whiten your teeth in Photoshop can be done in many ways in Photoshop.  Here is just a quick and easy way, using a Hue and Saturation Adjustment layer.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Straighten your image in Lightroom (video)

Straighten your image in Lightroom (video). Its very easy and simple. Just this watch this short video.


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Photoshop Quicktip, darken your sky with the gradient filter

If your sky is too light you can darken it in Photoshop. There are many ways to do this. Here is one way to to do it using a gradient filter.

1. Open the file



2. Make a copy of the background (Cmd or Ctrl J) and set the blend mode on Multiply (darken) or Linear burn.



3. Add a mask to the top layer and select the 'black to white' gradient.


4. Drag a line to lighten the background and remember

                   WHITE REVEALS, BLACK CONCEALS



Search ResultsIf the effect is the strong you can lower the Opacity of the layer


Just try it out.


Easy and quick.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Textured Pop Art Photo Effect in Photoshop

Open an image in Photoshop

Convert it to a smart object

Then go to Image Adjustments Treshold
Drag the slider so that you see some details in your image

Add a new layer and make your background white.  I used the lasso and filled the selection(s) with white

Next step is to add color to the image. There are many ways to do that.  We use a Gradient Map adjustment layer. Choose the default Black to white gradient and change the colors like you want.




Now we gonna add a pattern to this image by adding a pattern fill layer.

Click Ok and choose a pattern.If you don't have a good pattern you can load a new pattern.  There are tons of patterns on the internet, for example on https://www.brusheezy.com.


Set your blending mode to multiply and if its too strong lower your opacity.

And here is the result.

You always can change things and add a for example a Hue and Saturation Adjustment Layer to change the color of your image.



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Friday, February 17, 2017

Before and after in Lightroom (video)

Before and after in Lightroom

Watch this movie to see you can see the before and after in Lightroom.






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Create a clipping mask text effect in Photoshop (video)

Create a clipping mask text effect in Photoshop.

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Turn on the lights in Photoshop. (video)

See you can turn on the lights in Photoshop using the gradient tool.




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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lightroom Quicktip, Quick Conversion to B&W

The quickest way to convert an image to black and white is hitting the 'v' key

Go to the develop model pick an image.


and hit the 'v' key. 

Now you can do more editing.

By hitting the 'v' key it is in color again.

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Lightroom Quicktip, brighten your image.

In this very short post we tell you a way to brighten your image.




To do this go to the develop model and increase the Shadows and Whites.  




If its still to dark increase the the exposure.  With some local adjustments like the radial filter we can brighten her face even more.



Try it out yourself.




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Monday, February 13, 2017

Define your own pattern in Photoshop

Its very easy to define your own pattern in Photoshop

Open an image which is the basics of your pattern



Use the Rectangle Marquee tool  to select the area of the pattern (feather must be 0 px).

Then go to Edit > Define pattern and give it a name. I named it Wall texture


 



To check if its in Photoshop got to Layer > New Fill layer > Pattern
Click ok ...  and you can see the pattern is there.



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Photoshop Quicktip, airbrush skin

Quick and fast way to airbrush the skin




Open your image.



The fist thing we did was cropping the image.


Next step is to duplicate the background twice.  Set the upper layer to the blending mode Overlay. 


Convert the top layer into a smart object

Then go to Filter > Other > High Pass and choose an amount around 15px - 20px (depending on the image you are using) and click OK
Press Cmd I to invert the top layer (ctrl on windows).  Now the image is blurred.  If the amount of blur is too much you can change it anytime, because your layer is a smart object.


Now we add a black mask to the top layer (holding Alt and click on the mask icon in the layer panel).

With a soft white brush we paint over the skin to add the blur. Don't paint over the eyes and the mouth. If you paint over areas where you don't want to have the blur, paint over it with a soft black brush.

Its fast and easy. 



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Photoshop Quicktip, Create a sepia effect

With a  for example a photo filter you create a sepia effect in Photoshop.



Open the image.


Open the photo filter adjustment layer.


Go to filter and choose sepia.


With the Density slider you can add more or less sepia effect


By painting with black on the mask you can maks thing out, there you don't want the sepia effect.


Easy and quick way to give your image a sepia look and feel.

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