There are two ways to do this, and the one I use most often is this (which we also looked at in Chapter 4): Go under the Filter menu and choose Camera Raw Filter. Click on the last tool in the toolbar at the top—that’s the Radial Filter (J). In the Radial Filter panel on the right side of the window, click on the – (minus sign) button to the left of the Exposure slider four times. This resets all the other sliders to zero, but lowers (darkens) the Exposure to –2.00. At the bottom of the panel, make...Read More
One of the biggest “tells” that an image has been composited onto a new background in Photoshop is when the hue/color of the subject does not match the new environment they were supposedly shot in. Here’s an easy way to help them blend better!Read More
Did you ever compose an image and ask yourself why the composed objects look sort of fake? Well, maybe it was because they don’t have the right shadows. It’s not complicated to create a physically correct shadow, but there are a few things that you should consider. There are three types of shadows, and the good news is all three of them can be created in Photoshop.Read More
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, we’re sharing this classic Down & Dirty Tricks tutorial from Photoshop Magazine’s January, 2011 issue. #HarryPotter20Read More
Backscreened photos are often seen in wedding albums, where an image appears faintly in the background, so you can put easily readable text over that image (usually other “full strength” images as well). Here’s how to get the effect in both Photoshop and Lightroom.Read More
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