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Sometimes all you need to do to make a beautiful image stunning is selectively add some light and contrast. Those of you that are old school will call it dodge and burn (yes, I had a closet darkroom in my 20's). I am creating a really nice Photoshop/PSE action for this type of edit called Paint With Light (I hope to have it out in a few days) , but I wanted to post a tutorial for my Lightroom users. In this case I did not write a preset for the edit. Since this type of editing involves selectively adding enhancement layer brushes to different parts of the image, I find it easier to use adjustment brushes with custom settings for each image. This is such a quick and easy edit in Lightroom if you have used the Adjustment Brush (K) before.

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CoffeeShop Blog Headers Pack 1! I have wanted to design some custom blog headers for some time and I finally took the plunge! CoffeeShop Blog Headers Pack 1 includes 5 adjustable blog headers with bracket photoframes. The designs in the headers are from free brushes/patterns from Pixels & Ice Cream. The matching textures can be found in the CoffeeShop Texture Pack 1 and the upcoming CoffeeShop Texture Pack 2. Each header is 1024 px by 400 px which fit nicely in the free Photoblogs from Our Blogger Templates.

Twitter Background Design – Great Tips and Gorgeous Examples We all know that gaining Twitter followers is down to how often you tweet and what you tweet about - or if you're a website owner and use Twitter, a way to communicate with your readers. However, there are additional ways to increase the chances of new stumblers to follow you, one of them being by having an interesting background. This isn't a quick route to Twitter success, but it most certainly does help. By designing your own interesting Twitter background you can express your personality through images. One example is if you're a creative person (which you probably are as you're on Psdtuts+!) you would likely be able to put your skills to use and produce something beautiful that other creatives will appreciate.

MCP Actions: Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers Proof That Newborn Photoshop Actions Are Not Just For Editing Babies One question we get asked often is “Can I use Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions on other images?” The answer is “YES, it can be used on any images.” The follow up question is often, “Why did you name it Newborn Necessities and market the actions for editing baby images?” Great question.

11 top tips for newborn photography safety The below guest-post was written by Elli Cassidy The newborn posing scene has been massive in the US for a while now, and is finally catching on at speed here in the UK. I’ve been a newborn photographer for a few years, and whilst I welcome the increasing popularity in this genre, I’ve seen and heard of some really scary practices when posing fragile newborn babies. I absolutely love the thrill of taking the elusive shot, the perfect pose, the windy smile, though it’s really important to never compromise the safety of a baby. With so much competition out there, I understand the desire to keep our methods secret, but newborn posing is one area in which I think we should all be more transparent and willing to share.

CoffeeShop ShadowHouse Blog Header 1! I was really inspired by Jerry's ShadowHouse Creations Creative Layer Masks so I decided to make one of them into clipping masks and put together a little blog header. It is 1000px by 300px (make sure to resize it so it fits your blog) and it is a .psd image file (not an action!) that you open in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Once you open it you will see the following layer pane. You can adjust the color of the background by clicking on the Background Color Fill layer box. Please don't forget to turn off the top layer before saving your finished header.

Twitter Background Design How-To and Best Practices This post was originally published in 2009 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. With Twitter quickly becoming the hottest site to be seen on, everyone wants to stand out from the crowd. There has already been a range of quality designs showcased on various sites, which has shown an emergence of trends such as the ‘sidebar’. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices around Twitter background design and get to work creating our own. We all recognise the default blue Twitter background right? Marketplace The new Adobe Exchange is a Creative Suite® extension marketplace. It is available as a panel within a variety of CS6 applications. The Adobe Exchange panel provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Suite products. With this preview of the Adobe Exchange panel, you can browse through items that are available for your CS6 applications; download and install those items and update acquired items when new versions are available.

Guest Blogger: Newborn Pullbacks & Tips by Arden Prucha Photography This week, please welcome Arden Prucha Photography who is so great for sharing her newborn pullbacks and tips with us. I always find it so useful to see how other photographers do things. Follow Arden on Facebook. Recently, I have captured quite a few more newborns than normal. I did some behind the scenes shots with the help of a friends to help share what a real newborn session looks like. CoffeeShop CutOuts 2: Decorative Digital Brads! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great time celebrating with our family in our newly decorated (if not completely finished) dining and living rooms. I will post photos later on our updated look. I love how it has turned out and can't wait to finish both rooms.

CoffeeShop is a wonderful place full of goodies, such as PS actions/presets, storyboards,blogger tutorials and more. by jerryjones Jul 28

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