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Advanced Masking Workflow
By Scott Valentine

Some of the most popular Photoshop tutorials involve selections and masking. There are entire books dedicated to this topic, some written by your favorite authors. (I got my start with masking by watching Katrin Eismann teach at Photoshop World.) Most of these books focus on photographic masking, and go from manual, painted selections to using image information with a few tweaks from adjustments and filters, which is incredibly powerful. Let’s look at how to isolate your mask for robust, detailed editing. In the end, you’ll have a seriously flexible way to work with complex masks using nearly everything Photoshop has to offer.

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Adding Faux Lights to a Background
by Lesa Snider

Adding faux lights is a great way to increase visual interest in a solid color or dark background. In this column, you’ll learn how to create simple shapes that you distort, blur, and fade into realistic-looking lighting effects that can be placed behind or beside your subject. Read on for some seriously creative fun!

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Adding a Soft Glamour Glow
By Lesa Snider

A soft glamour glow effect is incredibly useful when clients want to feel a little old-school Hollywood (think boudoir, wedding, and high school photography). In this column, you’ll learn how to use one of Photoshop’s oldest filters to quickly produce a soft and ethereal portrait effect that’s sure to please brides, prom queens, and princesses of any kind.

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Down & Dirty Tricks: 3D Subtitle Art for Badass Effects Book
By Corey Barker

In this “Down & Dirty Tricks” you’ll learn how Corey Barker used 3D in Photoshop to create the subtitle art for his “Photoshop Tricks for Designers: How to Create Bada$$ Effects in Photoshop” book. You can achieve some really impressive effects in a fraction of the time that it would take to create them in other 3D applications—all without ever leaving Photoshop.

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Painting Your House with Photoshop
By Scott Onstott

Ever wonder what your house might look like if you painted it or otherwise changed its color? Photoshop is great for performing what-if scenarios to simulate how objects in the real world might look if they were colored or textured differently. We’ll paint my house virtually in this tutorial.

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