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Tag Archives: photoshop

Create Nostalgia in Your Images with an Easy Curves and Channels Conversion

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion suffused with memory and desire. How do you create an image that evokes nostalgia? Find out how in this week’s module.

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Week 18 Module: Make Postcards with Your Travel Photos!

Have you ever wanted to send someone a postcard but wished your photo could be what’s on the card? Well, here’s how to turn your amazing travel photos into postcards you can send.

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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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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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10 Online Resources for Photography Enthusiasts

Here are some things to do with free online resources that will help you get your photography where you want it to be, and say goodbye to the Program mode!

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The Man at the Window

To get the shot: I zoomed the lens as wide as it could get and angled the shot so that the wood would distort. I saw the planks at the bottom of the shot, leading to his hand. I abstracted the window by cropping it above and on the right, so his face would float in the dark background. To get the colors to pop, I used Aperture priority and compensated for exposure by underexposing three quarters of a stop.

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