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Tip Tuesday: Color Dodge Eyes for More Dimension

To add eye dimension, paint 50% gray on an empty layer over the irises. Then, change that layer’s blend mode to Color Dodge, and double-click to the right of its name in the Layers panel to bring up the Layer Style dialog. Play around with the two sliders on the Underlying Layer bar in the Blend If section. The objective is to have the lightening effect show up only on the lighter striations in the irises. Hold down Option (PC: Alt) when you click on one of the sliders to divide it, which will help feather the edges where...

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Tip Tuesday: Transform Again

If you’ve used Free Transform (Command-T [PC: Ctrl-T]) to scale down a layer, and want to apply the exact same transformation to a different layer, press Shift-Command-T (PC: Shift-Ctrl-T). That’s the shortcut for Transform Again, meaning repeat whatever you did: scale, rotate, move, or any combination of transformations. Bonus: If you want to apply the transformation to a copy, press Option-Shift-Command-T (PC: Alt-Shift-Ctrl-T).   This tip was contributed by Dave Cross to our October, 2015 Hot Tips issue of Photoshop User...

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How Photoshop Translates RGB Color to Gray
By Scott Valentine

You’re probably well aware that there exists no less than 1.274 gazillion ways to convert your photo from color to grayscale, and that you should know at least one-third of them so you can handle any situation. But what if you want to add your own custom technique? You’ll need to know something about how Photoshop “sees” color and how it manages the change from color to gray.

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