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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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Tip Tuesday: Merging Panos Inside Camera Raw

This one is kinda hidden because you wouldn’t see it unless you opened multiple photos in Camera Raw, so do that first (open the frames that make up a pano). Select all the images in the Filmstrip along the left side of the window, and press Command-M (PC: Ctrl-M), or go up to the upper-right corner of the Filmstrip where you’ll see a little icon for a pop-out menu. Click on that and choose Merge to Panorama (as shown here). This brings up the Panorama Merge Preview window where you can apply the awesome Boundary Warp feature to fill...

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