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Creativity, Camera, and Photoshop

Do you like photography and Photoshop? Digital imagery is not just about one or the other. The trick is to maintain your balance.

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Easy way to dodge and burn without destroying pixels

Dodging and burning are techniques that create dramatic contrast in a photo. But these tools damage image files’ pixels. Here is a way to use the dodging and burning techniques without damaging your photo.

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How to Convert a Color Photo into BW Using Channels

Here’s how to convert a color photo into a black and white one in 12 easy steps. This illustrated tutorial also has tips on using the Clone, Burn and setting Levels manually. Enjoy!

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Confessions of a Photoshop User

49,000 tutorials exist today about retouching skin. Not to mention the books and videos that are available. Does she or doesn’t she? is not the question.

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Beginner’s Guide: Seven Tools for Working with Color in Photoshop

Quick tips on seven tools for enhancing digital color photos in Photoshop. It’s not that complicated. You don’t need to be a Rembrandt.

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Would You Resort to Oversaturating Color in a Boring Photo?

Would you over-saturate a color image to enhance it? How much saturation is too much? One opinion.

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