Ways to make Animated GIFs in Photoshop


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Making Animated GIFs is useful for a variety of digital marketing reasons. It’s also just some good ol’ fashioned fun! Photoshop makes it easy. In the video below, I’ll show you how to make GIFs from three different starting points — from standard Photoshop layers, a video imported as frames converted to layers and using […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Layer Masks in Photoshop


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A Beginner's Guide to Layer Masks in Photoshop

Layer masks are one of the most fundamental and powerful tools in Photoshop and one of the first things anyone new to the application should work on mastering. If you are new to Photoshop, this great video will show you everything you need to know about how layer masks work and how you can use them in your image editing.

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Practice Your Photoshop Skills by Learning How to Create This Eye-Catching Double Exposure Portrait


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Practice Your Photoshop Skills by Learning How to Create This Eye-Catching Double Exposure Portrait

Double exposures have been around since the days of film, but thankfully, you can create them digitally now (with a lot more control over the final result too). Now is a great time to grab a couple of photos from your library and to try it out yourself, and this great video tutorial will show you how to do it in Photoshop.

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Watch This Free, In-Depth and Advanced Tutorial for Retouching Hair


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Watch This Free, In-Depth and Advanced Tutorial for Retouching Hair

In my experience, it’s been rare for me to watch a tutorial on YouTube and feel completely satisfied with the information being presented. In many instances, the information is either really basic, common knowledge or just a new way of saying something that’s already been said. The video linked above is a very welcome change from that.

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How to deal with portrait blemishes in less than 30 seconds


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Are you one of those portrait photographers who want to get in and get out real quick when it comes to editing? Not everyone wants to spend hours cleaning up blemishes in an image. Sure, to get that perfect magazine spray-painted effect you can go all in, but in general, you capture it great in-camera […]

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5 Awesome Effects You Can Apply to Your Images in Photoshop Using Blur


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5 Awesome Effects You Can Apply to Your Images in Photoshop Using Blur

The blur tool was once a largely useless feature, only applicable in niche uses. That’s no longer the case and it’s now more powerful than ever before. In this video you will see five different effects you can utilize in your photography.

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These Images Brilliantly Convey the Struggle of Life Under Lockdown


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These Images Brilliantly Convey the Struggle of Life Under Lockdown

While people’s physical health has been hard to ignore, the impact of the global pandemic on mental wellbeing is definitely being felt, but often goes unseen and undocumented. One artist’s project has evolved under lockdown, giving a means of expressing how mental health may affect us long after the stay-at-home orders have been lifted.

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How to Straighten a Photo Perfectly Using Lightroom and Photoshop


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Photographer Demas Rusli has created a helpful tutorial that’ll benefit beginners and pros alike. In just a few minutes, he shows you how to straighten even extremely mis-aligned photos perfectly using both Lightroom and Photoshop.

The video was inspired by Rusli’s background as an architect. He’s been working as an architect for 5 years, and studied architecture for 5 years before that, so after 10 years, vertical and horizontal balance is extremely important to him. Let’s just say he’s no fan of the Dutch angle in his photography.

In this tutorial, Rusli covers two different methods.

The first, easier method,

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Focus stacking to achieve greater depth of field, part one


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My PPA affiliate, the Arizona Professional Photographers Association, has started a weekly photo challenge. This week the subject is flowers. It gave me an excuse to photography the bloom of a Christmas Cactus and do a little experimentation along the way. Setup The set was simple. There was window light coming from two sides. I […]

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How I Created This Large Composite Matte Painting in Photoshop


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How I Created This Large Composite Matte Painting in Photoshop

In this video walkthrough watch, as I show you how I created this large composite matte painting scene in Photoshop.

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How to Perfectly Straighten Your Photos Using Lightroom or Photoshop


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How to Perfectly Straighten Your Photos Using Lightroom or Photoshop

As someone who shoots regularly with a wide-angle lens and seems to have a complete inability to hold a camera level, knowing how to straighten photographs in Lightroom and Photoshop is essential. This short tutorial runs you through some fundamental skills.

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Is One Post-Processing Step Better Than 48 Megapixels?


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Is One Post-Processing Step Better Than 48 Megapixels?

A few years ago, Adobe introduced an alternate way of processing images that could help reduce artifacts. In the intervening years, much of the benefits have faded away, until now. Can this technique find a new use in processing images from non-Bayer sensors?

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A Beginner’s Guide to Layers and Masking in Photoshop


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A Beginner's Guide to Layers and Masking in Photoshop

When you are new to Photoshop, some of the first things you should learn about are layers and masking. Now is an excellent time to work on your editing skills, and this fantastic video will get you up and running on how layers and masking work and what they are useful for.

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A Focused Tutorial on Sharpening Landscape Photographs


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A Focused Tutorial on Sharpening Landscape Photographs

How essential is sharpening to your editing workflow? Do you actually know how the sharpening sliders work?

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Easy tips to help you photograph the moon


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When it comes to photographing the moon, many people struggle with capturing it in its full glory. Whether its lack of detail or it comes out too dark, the moon can be a challenging subject. In this video, Serge Ramelli presents seven tips on how to get great moon photographs, whether you’re just getting into […]

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Five Lesser Known Photoshop Tips for Enhancing Images Using Photoshop


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Five Lesser Known Photoshop Tips for Enhancing Images Using Photoshop

Photoshop is a tremendously complex program with all sorts of hidden features and techniques. This excellent video features five tips for enhancing images using some techniques you might not have seen before.

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Watch How This Landscape Photographer Edits a Photo by a Light-Painting Visual Artist


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Watch How This Landscape Photographer Edits a Photo by a Light-Painting Visual Artist

There are a lot of “edit-my-photo” type challenges going around because of restrictions on movement, but this one takes it to another level. Not only are the creators considered leaders in their respective fields, but the Photoshop editing workflow in this video is quite illuminating for anyone looking to learn how to utilize luminosity masks.

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When You Should Use Photoshop Over Lightroom


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When You Should Use Photoshop Over Lightroom

While Lightroom is generally used for cataloging, global edits, and basic local edits and Photoshop is used for more advanced post-processing, there is a definite overlap between the features and capabilities of the two applications. This great video details when you should use Photoshop versus when you can afford to stay in Lightroom.

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New Preset Pack Released by SLR Lounge and DVLOP


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New Preset Pack Released by SLR Lounge and DVLOP

A new pack of presets, called Crush, has just been released by SLR Lounge and DVLOP. With a “bold and vivid” aesthetic, this pack combines DVLOP’s technical background in preset development with SLR Lounge’s professional style. Want to see what’s included?

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