A Beginners Introduction to Using Layers Using layers in your photo editing software is one of the most important things you can do to create great images. Layers are so powerful, even the most basic understanding of them can improve your photography tremendously. The good news is that using layers is extremely easy, and very quick. While there are countless things you can do with layers, it’s convenient to group them into three main categories: Exposure blendingLocal adjustments to specific parts of an imageSpecial techniques We’ll go through all three categories in this tutorial. Exposure blending is one of the best techniques you can use to improve your photos. First, let’s understand why you need to blend exposures. You simply take two or more photos of the scene at various exposures and blend the best parts of each exposure to produce a single image where all areas are exposed correctly. So how do we do it? Here we see two photos, one of the Brooklyn Bridge and one from Bora Bora. That’s it. Before After
An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners - Digital Photography School by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly coming up with different concepts that I feel might make a good photo. To produce a composite image in Photoshop, you need to isolate the subjects from the background of your various source photos. But for this tutorial, I’m going to use the pen tool to create a path which I then save this as an alpha channel selection. I have highlighted three key features: Selection. Here’s the method: The Pen Tool – With the Pen Tool selected in the toolbar, choose a starting point on the photo, click and drag around the area to be selected. I took the photo above for a concept shot titled ‘Recycled toilet paper’. I made my selection using the pen tool to isolate the toilet rolls and clothesline. Holding down the Alt/Ctrl key enables you to move anchor points and direction lines and again make any edits to your lines and curves.
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10 Things Photoshop Beginners Want to Know How to Do Terry White is an Adobe Photoshop expert and in this video he answers the 10 things that Photoshop (particularly for Photoshop CC) beginners want to know how to do including: How to touch up a photo; how to make people look betterLayers and adjustment layers; what are they and how to use themWorking with layer masksHow to crop a photoAdjusting the exposure and using the Adobe Camera Raw filterRemoving something from an imageMove or copy objects in a photoHow to put a person from one photo onto a new background (or putting two photos together)How to add textSaving photos and saving formats that are shareable It’s a bit of a long one but some really good tips in here that I’m sure you’ll find helpful if you’re new to Photoshop. He also mentioned grabbing a Wacom tablet to use for your editing instead of a mouse. I use one in Lightroom as well and it is much better and more precise and doesn’t leave you with a cramped hand after working on images for hours.
12 Tips for Mastering the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop You will not often find the stairs of Opera Garnier in Paris free of people, so you will need to put the Clone Stamp tool to work to remove the people if you want a clean picture. This applies at many other tourist destinations as well. There are a lot of good post-processing tools available for making minor edits to your photos. Within Photoshop, there are the Healing Brush and the Spot Healing Brush tools. Lightroom now has its own healing brush. Getting started with the Clone Stamp tool is simple. Select the Clone Stamp tool from the tool bar on the left side of your screen (you can also use the keyboard shortcut S). That is a simple process, but if you have used the Clone Stamp tool you realize that there is a lot more involved if you want to master it. #1 – Work on a New Layer First, always create a new layer before making changes with the Clone Stamp tool. Why should you do this? Creating a new layer is easy; simply press Ctrl+J (Cmd+J on Mac) to create a duplicate. Conclusion
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Photoshop Interface Explained (Part 2) Now let’s move to the 3 vertical “Bars” (Tools Panel, Image Window and Docked Panels) of the Photoshop interface. View Other Articles in This Series Vertical Bars But the thing is that they are not really bars, I used this term so you better understand the overall picture. Take a look at the image below. You can see that the Tools Panel, the Image window and the Docked Panels float above the sticky area and I can move them freely. Now let’s try something crazy and stick the Docked Panels to the left side of the sticky area. Try to move the Image Window over the Docked Panels and you will see that it stays above the Docked Panels area but below the Tools Panels. In the image below you can see that I stuck the Tools Panel to the right and the Image Window to the upper part of the sticky area. Docked Panels In the image above you can see a panel group. Now let’s say I want to put the Layers Panel in the group with the Adjustments panel and Masks panel. Tools Panel Image Window Conclusion
70 Useful and Free Photoshop Actions Packs For Photographers In this round-up we gatherd some pretty awesome Photoshop actions for every day use of photographers. Any photographer that uses Photoshop will understand how time-saving the Photoshop Actions feature can be. Unlike common brushes used for editing, Photoshop Action is more convenient and easier to use. With a simple click of the ‘Play’ button will allow you to adjust the entire image automatically depending on the specific effect. You can even find the Instagram Photoshop Filters to make your photos look like in the app filters effects. The Premium Photoshop Actions from GraphicRiver compiles some cool photo enhancement resources that you may purchase in a very reasonable price. You may be interested in the following modern trends related article as well: 60 Useful Premium Photoshop Actions from GraphicRiver You Will Want to Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download
Introduction to the Photoshop Toolbar (Part 1) In this article (Part 1 of 3) I will give you a quick introduction to the Photoshop CS5 toolbar. The toolbar is a floating panel normally placed at the left of the screen. View Other Articles in This Series Resources In case your workspace looks different choose Window > Workspace > Essentials. Similar tools on the toolbar panel are grouped but only one icon is shown. All tools groups have shortcuts assigned to them. Now let’s see what each tool does. Move Tool It is used for moving pixels on the screen. Rectangular Marquee, Elliptical Marquee, Single Row Marquee Tool and Single Column Marquee Tool Shortcut – M. The Rectangular Marquee Tool is used for making rectangular selections and the Elliptical Marquee tool is used for making elliptical selections. These little shortcuts for adding, subtracting and intersecting with existing selections apply to almost all selection tools so I won’t be repeating them anymore. Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool and Magnetic Lasso Tool Shortcut-W. Shortcut – I.