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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Creating Lens Flare in Photoshop

Perhaps a good photography practice is to try your best to avoid getting a lens flare on your captured image. But sometimes, for a twisted artistic reason we want to get that lens flare on our image. Now, if you're really good with your camera, maybe you can play around with the settings and figure out the perfect angle to get that lens flare effect. However, if you're still struggling with that {like me sometimes}, you can just turn to Photoshop to help you get the lens flare on your image. You can even choose where you want it to be.





Hand-Colouring Black and White Images with Photoshop CS

Just before Christmas I scanned a heap of old family photos, including many black and white ones containing my parents and grandparents when they were young. A number of these very precious photos were in need of some restoration, so after scanning I began cleaning them up in Photoshop CS. I was curious to see how effective it might be to hand-colour them in.
Although I spent a considerable amount of time finishing the example image below, I did an initial "rough draft" of this image in about 15 minutes that looked 90% as good.

Original vs Hand-Coloured Image
The thing I particularly like about it is that it not only looks like a "real" hand-tinted photograph, but the technique is actually quite similar to that used with photographic paints (apart from having the benefits of zoom and undo). While I'm using a black and white photo of my grandparents' wedding day back in 1944, you could also use any coloured image, desaturate it, and follow the same process to provide a unique look.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Superb Skin Airbrush Technique In Photoshop


Airbrushing is used by professional makeup artists to prepare subjects for photo shoots. In this retouching tutorial, you’ll discover how to perform this process digitally with the help of Photoshop tools such as the Surface Blur Filter and the Paint Brush Tool.

Basic Retouch and Colorization in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to do a basic retouch, change the colorcast of an image and colorize some of its elements.



Virtual Makeup In a Snap

This tutorial will teach you how you can quickly and effectively modify an image where too much makeup’s were applied making the skin look fake. Makeup always not the case,
the picture can be a magazine scan creating excessive noise on the picture. You can also do this to an old photographs that was scanned. Basically to any picture that has excessive amount of noise.
Using this quick dirty secret, you can make your models look glamour’s in no time! For this tutorial purpose, we will use this photograph of Indian celebrity, Riya Sen, that I found on the net. You can
save this picture and open with photoshop to follow through the tutorial.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

Retouching a portrait in a way that makes the model looking the best way possible AND maintaining still a natural look, can be a bit of a challenge. The following tutorial ‘How to whiten teeth in Photoshop’ will help you to achieve this in an easy to understand manner.
It was been written with Photoshop CS in mind, but will, most likely, also work with earlier versions and certainly with all newer ones. Again this is part of our photoshop for beginners series where we want to provide something useful for those who are just started in photoshop.
For advanced users, this might not be as useful. Before now grabbing the dodge tool and getting started, here one prerequisite that should be met before you start whitening teeth in Photoshop:

Retouch Photo with Photoshop

As part of the photoshop tutorials for beginners series, here is a simple tutorial to show how to turn an underexposed photo to professional illustration. Given that most users tend to edit or touching up photos with photoshop, we hope this easy tutorial will be useful to beginners.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Create Party Text Effect

This tutorial explains how to use Photoshop layer styles, filters, and brushes to create an awesome sparkly text effect.

Author: Rose

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Learn to Create Party Text Effect

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Create a new document that is 1350 x 1000 px. Set the Foreground color to #525252, and the Background color to #0d0d0d. Create a Radial Gradient from the center of the document to one of it corners making sure that you selected Foreground to Background gradient preset.

Create Marble Text Effect

This tutorial explains how to use Photoshop layer styles and Filters to create a nice marble text effect.
Author: Rose

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Learn to Create Marble Text Effect

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Create a Fog Effect in Photoshop

In this lesson, you will learn step by step how to create a fog. We will also add a picture fantasy character which will be walking on our landscape.

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How to Create a Fog

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Old Style Photo Retouching

Today I prepared for you one interesting tutorial about old style photo retouching. This effect will be interesting for experts in photo retouching and photo effects.

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Old Style Photo Retouching

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