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How to Radial Blur the Background of a Photo

How to Radial Blur the Background of a Photo

This tutorial is to help you learn how to blur the background of a photo. The blur we are going to use is a radial blur applied only to the background.

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Vignetting: How to Darken Photo Corners in Photoshop

Vignetting: How to Darken Photo Corners in Photoshop

This tutorial is to help you learn how to darken the edges of a photo like a professional. I’m sure many of you have seen the photos for sale that have darkened corners to accent the subject of the image. This technique can make most amateur photos look very professional.

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Advanced Photo Enlargement Processing for Digital Photos

Advanced Photo Enlargement Processing for Digital Photos

To produce the larger print sizes now available on the affordable medium format digital photo printers, requires photo enlargement techniques. Most people simply open the original photo file in their version of Photoshop, and resize the file by entering the width and height dimensions, resolution dpi they want, leave the resample option checked and click the OK thinking all is just great.

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Photoshop Tutorial Secrets: Seven Essential Steps to Digital Workflow

Photoshop Tutorial Secrets: Seven Essential Steps to Digital Workflow

One of the reasons this is so important is because so many photographers get bogged down and stuck in time wasting systems, systems that are over complicated and too “perfect’. In the real world, where real clients pay the bills, and making them happy on a consistent daily basis is critical, getting the job done as fast as possible is essential.

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Professional Accenting Techniques in Photoshop

Professional Accenting Techniques in Photoshop

This tutorial is to help you learn how professional photo editors accent specific parts of a picture in order to lead their viewers attention into certain places. With this technique you can darken what is not important and brighten what is important to your photo.

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Professional Black and White Photo Conversion

Professional Black and White Photo Conversion

This tutorial is to help you learn how to decide which source channels you should accent when converting a photo to black and white. Most people think that there is only one kind of black and white, but in reality there are countless different combinations.

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Print Multiple Photos on One Page in Photoshop

Print Multiple Photos on One Page in Photoshop

This tutorial is to help you learn how to use adobe photoshop for printing multiples pictures on one page. This method can be used to save paper by making multiple copies of single or separate pictures. This technique can also be used to make basic collages.

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General Photo Retouching in Photoshop

General Photo Retouching in Photoshop

This section is to help you learn simple photo corrections and how to fix the minor imperfections and make a photograph look the best it possibly can.

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How to Add Contrast Without Over Exposure in Photoshop

How to Add Contrast Without Over Exposure in Photoshop

This tutorial is to help you learn how to add contrast without over-exposing the photo.  I usually use this technique instead of just adding contrast when I edit my pictures.  Once you have your photo open in photoshop: 1. With the background layer selected make a Duplicate Layer (Layer>Duplicate Layer). 2. With the New Layer […]

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How to do Photo Restorations in Photoshop

How to do Photo Restorations in Photoshop

This section is to help you learn how to restore old photos that have chips, scratches, ink spills, or just things that you don’t want in the picture. This picture got chipped somehow and part of the subject’s face was scratched off. We will use the clone stamp tool to recreate what the lower part of her face should look like.

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