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Create a Sci-Fi Watercolor Effect in Photoshop
by Kirk Nelson

As Star Trek: Discovery finished up their third season, we were still transfixed by the unique design of the title sequence. The blend of tech sketches and watercolor brushes work surprisingly well together. In this project, we boldly explore a technique inspired by that very effect. It’s accomplished by some clever uses of filters, blending modes, and stock images but proves to be a versatile technique that can be applied to your own work. One of the essential elements of the technique is a set of watercolor brushes freely available on Adobe’s website. 

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Dog Portrait Retouching
by Kirk Nelson

Leashes and handlers can frequently be removed from pet images afterwards. In this tutorial, we explore some retouching techniques that can follow up on the photography techniques that Kaylee teaches. The German Shepherd in this tutorial isn’t that well trained and required the near presence of his handler for the entire photo shoot, which made this project a perfect example of real life retouching for dog portraits.

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