Category: Tutorials

Using Actions While Retouching Portraits
by Kristina Sherk

If anyone reading this has attended or watched any of my classes, you know that I believe in working smarter, not harder, when it comes to Photoshop. That’s why I believe wholeheartedly in actions and what they can do to send your retouching into hyperdrive! Incorporating actions into your portrait workflow can make your retouching so much quicker. Actions not only do things faster and with less work from you, but they can also create an outline so that you don’t get sidetracked, thus keeping you productive.

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Create Your Own 360° Panoramic Animation
By Kirk Nelson

One of the most exciting new technologies is the advent of 360° video. These videos present a full wrap-around panorama that can be explored interactively with the correct viewer. Facebook includes an easy way to use this viewer simply by marking a video as 360°. It allows viewers to physically turn around and explore the video with their mobile device, as if their phone was able to let them see into a separate virtual realm that surrounds them!

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Realistic Photo to Painting
by Kirk Nelson

Photo painting is a method of achieving a quick and effective painted effect that’s more convincing than any filter. As a disclaimer, this approach isn’t intended to undermine or devalue the traditional painters who have spent years developing their painting skills. This is just to show an option that’s accessible to mere humans and produces good results.

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