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From Portrait to Pencil Sketch
By Lesa Snider

Using the power of layer blend modes, you can quickly turn a portrait into a colored pencil sketch. By shooting your subject on a white or other light-colored background, the technique takes minutes and gives you yet another product you can offer in your photography business. Read on!

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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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Polishing The Rivets, Bringing Glory To The Light!
By Moose Peterson

It was a typical day in England, light wise that is. We’d spent the whole day on the historic Duxford Field with the Historic Aircraft Collection’s spectacular Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb and Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa. We’d had those stereotypical English gray skies most of the day. The field, aircraft, even the weather is exactly what the men and women of the British Royal Air Force saw during WWII as they launched these very aircraft to defend their nation. That’s a lot of history to shove in your viewfinder, even more when you share that final photograph! Then, when the sun worked its magic as only it can at sunset, the photographic challenge exploded with the romance that it now brought to the field.

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