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Creating a Romantic Soft-Focus Portrait Effect
By Kirk Nelson

On the flipside of creating images that are tack sharp is the idea of embracing the beauty of a softer focus. Instead of being dismissed as a technical flaw, soft-focus projects can have a romantic, dreamy look. This idea matches well with a high-key approach that’s common in glamour photography. While this is typically accomplished in-camera, it can also be simulated easily in Photoshop with a variety of techniques. This tutorial steps through several techniques that individually can produce a soft-focus effect, but when used together they create a beautiful result that can be quite stunning!

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Top 10 Tips for Photoshop Beginners
By Lesa Snider

Photoshop is one of those apps in which there are multiple ways to accomplish the same task; however, some methods are slow and destructive, while others are fast and flexible. In this column, you’ll learn 10 ways to ensure your Photoshop life is as productive and painless as it can possibly be.

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