Now To Create Instagram Panoramas

[A note from Scott: I’m excited to introduce you to my friend and colleague Dave William, who’ll be writing a column here on Tuesdays on the blog. Please give him a warm welcome and make him feel at home here with the crew. So glad to have him join our ranks. – SK] I’m Dave Williams, a photographer from London, England, and I specialize (note the American spelling) in travel photography. I appreciate that saying ‘travel photography’ is extremely broad, but that’s what I love about it! I can go out and shoot nature, wildlife, people, landscapes, cityscapes, it all
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Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a series of 33 videos that will help you know everything you need to handle the popular editing software “like a pro”. The course is structured around how to create a book cover design graphic, but all of the skills are relevant to photographers, as there are so many different ways you may find yourself using the software to further your images. Once you’ve downloaded the course materials in the project folder and grabbed the PDF worksheet,
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How to Use Local Dodging and Burning For Beauty Retouching in Photoshop

Subtle corrective dodging and burning can go a long way to improve the appearance of skin by smoothing the tonal transitions created by shadows. This 30-minute tutorial from photographer Chris Knight demonstrates the effectiveness of the technique from start to finish. The goal here is to soften the transitions between tones in the skin without losing detail in the textures. The technique can be used to quite dramatic effect, but how far you take it is up to you (or your client). The edits are non-destructive and can be dialled up or back at any stage. Knight sets up the
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How to Move a Person’s Limbs Around Using Photoshop’s Puppet Warp Tool

Voodoo is real. At least it is with Photoshop’s “Puppet Warp” feature. In this 8-minute tutorial by Photoshop Training Channel, learn how to manipulate your subject and move their limbs in any number of unimaginable ways. The Puppet Warp feature sits in the Photoshop “Edit” menu. If you have a photo of a person, isolated from the background, you can create pins on their limbs where the joints would be. With the pins in place, you can click a drag a person’s limbs around, distorting the image in a “natural” movement.
It’s totally freaky, but it can be useful for tweaking an
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How to Replace the Sky in Any Photo in Photoshop: A 2-Minute Tutorial

Photographer Peter McKinnon made this 2-minute video tutorial on sky replacements. Watch it to learn how to quickly swap out the sky from one photo with another in Photoshop. Using the quick selection tool, quickly remove the foreground from a mask of the image. Just click around and Photoshop will do the hard work for you, finding the relevant parts of the photo you want to select. Refine the edges using the refined selection tool, as well as adjusting the feather and contrast sliders, for a much more fine-tuned masking experience. This allows you to eliminate any branches or other smaller
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How to Replace the Sky in Any Photo in Photoshop: A 2-Minute Tutorial

Photographer Peter McKinnon made this 2-minute video tutorial on sky replacements. Watch it to learn how to quickly swap out the sky from one photo with another in Photoshop. Using the quick selection tool, quickly remove the foreground from a mask of the image. Just click around and Photoshop will do the hard work for you, finding the relevant parts of the photo you want to select. Refine the edges using the refined selection tool, as well as adjusting the feather and contrast sliders, for a much more fine-tuned masking experience. This allows you to eliminate any branches or other smaller
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How to Replace the Sky in Any Photo in Photoshop: A 2-Minute Tutorial

Photographer Peter McKinnon made this 2-minute video tutorial on sky replacements. Watch it to learn how to quickly swap out the sky from one photo with another in Photoshop. Using the quick selection tool, quickly remove the foreground from a mask of the image. Just click around and Photoshop will do the hard work for you, finding the relevant parts of the photo you want to select. Refine the edges using the refined selection tool, as well as adjusting the feather and contrast sliders, for a much more fine-tuned masking experience. This allows you to eliminate any branches or other smaller
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How to Replace the Sky in Any Photo in Photoshop: A 2-Minute Tutorial

Photographer Peter McKinnon made this 2-minute video tutorial on sky replacements. Watch it to learn how to quickly swap out the sky from one photo with another in Photoshop. Using the quick selection tool, quickly remove the foreground from a mask of the image. Just click around and Photoshop will do the hard work for you, finding the relevant parts of the photo you want to select. Refine the edges using the refined selection tool, as well as adjusting the feather and contrast sliders, for a much more fine-tuned masking experience. This allows you to eliminate any branches or other smaller
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How to Replace the Sky in Any Photo in Photoshop: A 2-Minute Tutorial

Photographer Peter McKinnon made this 2-minute video tutorial on sky replacements. Watch it to learn how to quickly swap out the sky from one photo with another in Photoshop. Using the quick selection tool, quickly remove the foreground from a mask of the image. Just click around and Photoshop will do the hard work for you, finding the relevant parts of the photo you want to select. Refine the edges using the refined selection tool, as well as adjusting the feather and contrast sliders, for a much more fine-tuned masking experience. This allows you to eliminate any branches or other smaller
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How to Quickly Replace the Sky In Any Photo

How to Quickly Replace the Sky In Any Photo As a photographer, you should come to expect Mother Nature isn’t always on your side. Maybe you found the perfect location for a shoot, and when it’s finally set up, the sky isn’t exactly how you want it. Maybe you are just traveling around and taking photos of the beautiful landscape, but the sky leaves more to be desired. What about real estate photography, need to shoot the property at a specific date and time but they want a rich and blue sky with some clouds but there are no clouds in sight. [ Read More ]

Yet Even More Photoshop Buried Treasure: Bringing Back The Old Refine Edge

Hi, gang, and happy Monday! I’ve been sailing the seven seas (not really), and I’ve dug up (not really) some more Photoshop Buried Treasure (OK, this part is true), and this time it’s on how to get back to the previous version of Select and Mask, which used to be called “Refine Edge.” Adobe updated Refine Edge with a new mathematical algorithm and a totally new workspace (rather than it just being a floating panel), and while the new math works better for some images, it doesn’t work as well for some other, so being able to jump
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Yet Even More Photoshop Buried Treasure: Bringing Back The Old Refine Edge

Hi, gang, and happy Monday! I’ve been sailing the seven seas (not really), and I’ve dug up (not really) some more Photoshop Buried Treasure (OK, this part is true), and this time it’s on how to get back to the previous version of Select and Mask, which used to be called “Refine Edge.” Adobe updated Refine Edge with a new mathematical algorithm and a totally new workspace (rather than it just being a floating panel), and while the new math works better for some images, it doesn’t work as well for some other, so being able to jump
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How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop

How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop The Puppet Warp tool is one of the most powerful methods to manipulate people, objects, or whatever you please in Photoshop. If you want to learn how to stretch, bend, or contort your subjects, give this helpful video a quick viewing! [ Read More ]