How To Create That Studio Look – Lighting Effects

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There are occasions when you might want to change the background of an existing shot. Sometimes it’s the client, sometimes it’s your own quest for perfection. Whatever the case, here’s a technique that can help. Step 1 In this example, I took a portrait from AbleStock.com. I personally thought the brownish yellow background didn’t do… Continue reading How To Create That Studio Look – Lighting Effects

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Quick Cloud Replacement Therapy Online PhotoShop Tutorial

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We’ve all taken photographs with dull and uninspired skies. This tip describes a subtle technique that goes beyond cutting and replacing. I’ve chosen a typical vacation picture that is in need of my cloud replacement therapy. In this tutorial I’ve used on of the cloud formations from my Cloud & Sunset CD. STEP 1 Open… Continue reading Quick Cloud Replacement Therapy Online PhotoShop Tutorial

How To Perform Blending Mode Exclusion of Photos in Photoshop

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If you are like most Photoshop users, you have favorite filters and blending modes, and some that you haven’t even tried. Sometimes, you even scratch your head and ask, “What were those guys at Adobe thinking when they created this feature?” Well, finally after years of experimentation, I finally figured out what works best for… Continue reading How To Perform Blending Mode Exclusion of Photos in Photoshop

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Direct Skill Of Retouching Photos with Background Textures

Retouching Photos with Background Textures Our Tip #3 deals with line drawings and how to create a watercolor from them using Photoshop. In this installment, we will take a photograph, and overlay textures to create a “watercolor”. To keep the tutorial simple, I’ve kept the layers and therefore the effect to a minimum. Having said… Continue reading Direct Skill Of Retouching Photos with Background Textures

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Useful Retouching Tutorial On Painting with Hard Light

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You might have noticed by now that I really like “painterly effects”. I really enjoy the mood that subtle texture brings to a photograph. Once again, I’ve experimented with blending modes to achieve a great effect. Step 1 For my primary subject, I chose this studio portrait. I didn’t want anything in the background so… Continue reading Useful Retouching Tutorial On Painting with Hard Light

How to Do Background Replacement with Green Screen – CS5

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Green screen photography, or chroma key as it’s called in the broadcast industry, has been around for a long time. The technique was originally developed by feature film producers in the 1930s, but you’re probably most familiar with it from nightly news and weather reports. Green is the most commonly used background color, but blue… Continue reading How to Do Background Replacement with Green Screen – CS5

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