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The-Digital-Picture.com My Photoshop Effects TUTO . com : Tuto Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, Indesign HDR photography software & plugin for Lightroom, Aperture & Photoshop - Tone Mapping, Exposure Fusion & High Dynamic Range Imaging for photography Enhance Contrast In this tutorial one of our senior members from our forums Japaslavian (Jeff Masamori over at Flickr) shares a simple photoshop technique for enhancing contrast. This is probably the most useful little adjustment I’ve come across (in Photoshop) just playing around a few years ago. It has served me well, and I hope it will do the same for you all, as there is not a single photo I have ever taken that does not look better without it. Very very simple. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Before After/Edited So there you have it. Like I said, I’ve never taken a shot that this didn’t do miracles for. Makes a great action as well.

Imagenomic Super Fast – Speed Lighting Effect Take an image of a fireworks display and turn it into an intense sensation of speed. Manipulate natural lighting to fill a motion filled scene. Use masks to blend the effect over a car image to make the car appear to be in motion. Final Image Preview Before we get started, let's take a look at the image we'll be creating. Step 1 First, you'll need two stock images for this tutorial, one of the car, and the other is of fireworks. Start off by duplicating your background layer. Step 2 Using the Dodge and Burn Tools with soft round brushes around 150–200px in size, with the Dodge Tool set to Highlights, the Exposure at 45-50%, the Burn Tool set to Highlights, and with the Exposure set to about 85-90%, start dodging and burning certain parts of the image. You should decide what you find adequate. Step 3 Now open up the fireworks image. Step 4 Paste this "light" layer above the background copy layer and below the color adjustment layer. Step 5 Step 6 Go back to your "light" layer. Step 7 Step 8

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