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Eye Sharpening - Photoshop Tutorial - 416 Studios. With this tutorial you can create amazing, bright eyes within minutes.

Eye Sharpening - Photoshop Tutorial - 416 Studios

First retouch, adjust levels and do all necessary colour corrections on your image. With a Lasso Tool (L) select the eyes (hold Shift key to add to selection). Hit Ctrl+J to copy selection to a new layer. You can copy the whole layer instead of selecting eyes but applying the filter to the large area like this may take a while on slower computers. Use Smart Sharpen filter on the eyes, the choice of right settings will depend on the size of your file. Add a layer mask to the sharpened layer, then using a white soft brush on 50% bring back paint only iris’ and pupils to expose the sharpened eyes. Using levels brighten the whole picture and then copy mask from previous layer to select only eyes by holding Alt while dragging the sharpened mask (“layer 1″ in the pic) onto the “levels 2″ layer.

Reduce opacity of the colour layer to make the eyes look more natural. And voilà, the image is ready. Making Complex Selections in Photoshop. Making precise selections in Photoshop is an essential skill that every designer needs.

Making Complex Selections in Photoshop

As a print designer, you will find yourself using selections to remove objects from their background to place within ads. As a web designer, you might extract an image and place it on a website with no background. If you are a photographer, you might make a selection to remove blemishes or other unwanted features from an image. You can’t get around it; everyone uses selections, and if you make excellent selections, you’ll end up with excellent work. So, what do you do when you have something that is extremely difficult to select with normal selection tools? Even with the masking and channels, you can’t make a precise selection consistently. You can try the quick selection tool, which does a great job of making a selection of the bulk of the image, but making a more refined selection is difficult with this method. 40+ Vintage and Retro Photoshop Actions.

499 shares 10 Places to Get Photoshop Actions Delivering high quality images is something every designer should worry about, especially with images being such an important part of a design. To help you with this task, we’ve rounded up ten places where you can get some really useful Photoshop actions to enhance your images. We have some premium resources and also some free,… Read More 1523 shares 20 Excellent Examples of Photo Manipulation.

Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS. By Guest Contributor Anna Gay Photographers are often striving for a “vintage” look in their photos, and even though there are endless ways of achieving a vintage look, there are a couple of characteristics to keep in mind.

Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS

First of all, the color tones in a vintage photo often lean towards either a blue or a red hue, or a cross-processed look. Vintage photos also have an element of noise or grain that can be achieved through textures, and also a certain amount of vignetting around the edges of the photo. In this tutorial, we will look at adjusting color tones and adding vignettes. This photo is the result of adjusting the color curves, adding two vignettes, and a color fill, which we will walk through step-by-step. First, open your photo in Photoshop and make sure your foreground color is set to white in your side tool bar. You will see the above dialogue box. As you can see here, there should be three layers – your Background image, then your two gradient layers.

Photoshop Crash Course. 20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru. Many people can use Photoshop, but only a select few can call themselves gurus.

20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru

Learn all the methods in the 20 tutorials below and you’ll be well on your way to joining this elite. Rather than focus on tuts for beginners, intermediates or advanced users, we’ve simply chosen ones which produce jaw-dropping effects. All of them are easy to follow, although most do require at least some prior knowledge and experience. 1. Colorful Plexi Text Effect Follow this tutorial to create dazzling, multi-layered, semi-transparent lettering, with a Perspex-like quality. 2. 3D Pixel Stretch Effect File this tutorial under “simple but effective”. 3. Turn a simple cityscape into a torrentially flooded wasteland. 4.

Become the master of light and glow on Photoshop with this brief, easy-to-follow guide. 5. Use masking tools, layers, gradients and lines to turn your favorite piece of 3D text into something more colorful and commercial. Extended Definition Processing Tutorial for Photoshop CS5. Extended Definition Processing Tutorial Intro Image Introduction Extended Definition Processing is a relatively new post processing technique created by Scott Kelby of Photoshopuser.com. The technique has a style similar to HDR with a hyper reality sense to it. This process accentuates reflective surfaces and makes an image pop without over saturating the colors. In this tutorial we will be working with a shot of a motorcycle. Tips for Shooting for EDP Choose a subject with reflective surfaces to start.Lighting should be diffused and not heavily contrasted.If shooting outdoors, include clouds if possible as it gives the image an amazing looking background.Be careful about you or your lighting being seen in the reflections as it would be very visible in the final product.Shoot for just slightly under-exposed.

A Warning Keep in mind that this technique, like all post processing effects, can be overused and overdone. Step 1 – Open the File in Camera Raw File Opened in Camera Raw Blacks: 56.