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Tip Tuesday: Hiding Tourists, Cars, Buses, etc.

This shot was taken in the heart of Rome, Italy. I was standing in a small park across the street from Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland). No matter what time of day you’re standing in front of it, the view will pretty much always have cars, buses, scooters, and tourists right in front of it. Using Photoshop to clone all those cars and buses out of the way would be a nightmare, because you’d have to rebuild a lot of the front of the building. So, instead, try this…

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Tip Tuesday: Importing Lightroom Presets

There are lots of places online where you can download free Develop module pre­sets (like from this book’s compan­ion website and my site). Once they’re downloaded, go to the Presets panel, click the on + (plus sign) button on the right side of the panel header, choose Import Preset(s), and navigate your way to the preset(s) you just downloaded. You can also just Right-click directly on User Presets, and choose Import from the pop-up menu (as seen here). Locate the preset(s) you downloaded and click the Import button, and it will now appear in your User Presets. Excerpted...

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Down & Dirty Tricks: 3D Subtitle Art for Badass Effects Book
By Corey Barker

In this “Down & Dirty Tricks” you’ll learn how Corey Barker used 3D in Photoshop to create the subtitle art for his “Photoshop Tricks for Designers: How to Create Bada$$ Effects in Photoshop” book. You can achieve some really impressive effects in a fraction of the time that it would take to create them in other 3D applications—all without ever leaving Photoshop.

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Tip Tuesday: Getting Sharp Edges on Your Stroke Layer Effect

If you’ve applied a large stroke using the Stroke layer effect (under the Edit menu) or Stroke layer style (by clicking on the Add a Layer Style icon at the bottom of the Layers panel and choosing Stroke from the pop-up menu), you’ve probably already noticed that the edges start to get round­ed, and the bigger you make the stroke, the rounder they get. So, what’s the trick to nice, sharp straight edges? Just switch the Stroke position or location to Inside.   Excerpted from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby (2017...

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