Sometimes video tutorials are better for understanding than the usual tuts with screenshots. A cool lesson to create some Instagram effects.
Applying a color effect can totally change your image. This quick guide will show you how to add a nice cozy effect to your picture. This step by step guide will show you how to convert a portrait photo into a pencil sketch. With the help of this awesome tutorial you can recreate Instagram Nashville Effect. You will use different color correction adjustment layers to achieve this style. In order to achieve it you need to colorize a photo, than select a single column of pixels and stretch it across the image to make streaks of colors. Without making any permanent changes, with this tut, you can add a popular lens flare effect to your image.
The author of this tutorial will take you through Gradient Map image adjustments. Also, this lesson will tell you how to apply different colors to different brightness levels of an image. Adding bokeh, flecks of sunlight and filters will turn your photo into a real masterpiece. Taking photos at night is not a simple task. Learn to transform a color image into black and white, then reveal the parts of an image with the help of Layer Masks.
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Photoshop Actions are a very handy tool that can save your time and efforts. Several items are more useful for the general user, like healing to a layer, text on or in a path, the Filter Gallery and customized shortcuts. Healing to a layer gives the user more opportunity and flexibility to use the healing results less casually and potentially destructively, and so the user can manipulate the result after the fact.
Text on a path has always been a sore point for users who creatively use text in their images and had to turn to Illustrator to do the job. The Filter Gallery is finally a way to implement filters creatively as they should be used: You can rarely get an interesting and desirable creative effect applying Filters one at a time, and this enhancement makes grouping possible.
With customized shortcuts, gone are the days when you have to research out a shortcut that you knew you used once Not only do you have access to the shortcut listing from within Photoshop, and a very well presented interface for changing shortcuts, but you can print them all out. You can copy that shortcut file and take it with you to propagate on other machines, and customize personal sets for multiple users on any machine.
For newer users, the possibility of adding content to the Help menu will probably be a huge boon. Many experts will be interested in providing quality information — probably for free — to include on the menu.
Healing to a layer is a smart change, but one that was regretfully not implemented for Patching. Conditional actions are a welcome addition to Image Ready, but why not add them to Photoshop? The Filter Gallery is also great, but why not have the ability to save filter configurations? Sure, Adobe has to have something to put in the next version, but my bet is they will have quite a lot of other things to tackle as users become even more sophisticated, digital images become even more broadly used, and equipment and technologies advance.
David Blatner - Whenever those wacky software engineers at Adobe make our lives better with cool new features, they also make our lives more challenging. The Layer Comp feature, for instance, is incredibly useful for almost every user who uses more than two layers in a document.
Eddie Tapp - Photoshop CS isn't going to look or feel very different at first The new additions and enhancements are very large to say the least. I think I'd have to say this is a major Schewe upgrade too looking at the 16 bit enhanced abilities and features But once you get beyond the FB one of my most favorite features that I have established a custom keyboard shortcut to is the new Shadow-Highlight command.
I really have nothing negative to report at all Ben Willmore - Of the great many new features in Photoshop CS, here are three that have changed the way I think about working in Photoshop. For instance, I am very big on using adjustment layers when fine-tuning my images. In CS, Adobe added the ability to heal to an empty layer. That small change has made use of the Healing brush much more central to the way I retouch images. Now that I can leave the original untouched image on the bottom layer of the document and keep all my retouching on a separate layer, I can experiment in ways that I might not have considered in previous versions.
In Photoshop 7, you were limited to viewing your thumbnails in three sizes: But now you can view your thumbnails in near-giant proportions, up to x pixels. You can also take advantage of those huge thumbnails by doing the following: Double-click on the Folders and Metadata tabs to get them out of the way. Then drag the bar that divides the left and right sides of the browser to make the Preview area dominate your screen. After doing that, click on one of the thumbnails on the right side and use the up and down arrow keys to cycle though your images checking for sharp focus and good composition.
Do you have any tips for digital photographers just starting out in Photoshop, or upgrading from a previous version? Lynda Weinman - The most important skills are learning to work with layers and masks.
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Practice in those areas! Katrin Eismann - Depending on your photographic and computer experience you may need to learn new skills to take full advantage of the benefits of digital photography and digital imaging. I recommend taking a digital imaging class at a local community college or at the Santa Fe Workshops or at the Lepp Institute.
This can be a personal project to document your family, a landscape series, or a community documentary. Any project that motivates you to keep honing your software skills is a good choice.
Depending on your comfort level you may need to develop new skills, which I think is a good thing. Gregory Georges - The more we are presented with powerful feature-rich image editing tools like Adobe Photoshop CS, sophisticated digital cameras with long lists of features and settings, and highly capable photographic printers-the easier it is to forget that the best way to get a great photograph-is to shoot a great photograph.
My tip to those new to digital photography is to make sure you spend far more as in many factors more hours shooting than you do editing and printing your images. Truly good photographs need less editing and they make better prints too. Over time you will understand the value of this tip! Your original capture is very important. Photoshop enhancements are mostly made to help get the most out of a good image, not to make a good image from a bad one read: Become intimate with whatever equipment you are using for capture read the manual, experiment, and learn about capture because Photoshop can only manipulate the image information you bring to it David Blatner - Use the File Browser a lot.
The problem with digital cameras is that everyone takes a billion pictures and instead of having shoeboxes filled with snapshots, we have hard drives and CDs near-overflowing with them. Eddie Tapp - Take the time to experience the learning curve for Photoshop The ability to automate processing for the beginner is there along with giant abilities for the more advanced user to create and be creative. Take one step at a time and soon enough you'll find yourself becoming familiar and comfortable working with files from any digital camera or workflow. If your camera saves in the Raw file format, you can finally reap the benefits of that format directly in Photoshop.
When adjusting the Exposure and Shadows setting in Camera Raw, hold the Option key Mac , or Alt key Windows to see which areas of your image are becoming pure white or pure black. When adjusting the Exposure setting, move it towards the right until you start to see small white areas showing up and then back off until all you see are colored areas and no whites. The only areas I allow to become solid white are where light reflects directly off a shiny object known as specular highlights. Also, if you need to scale your image up, do it by choosing one of the higher settings from the Size pop-up menu at the bottom of the Camera Raw dialog box.
Are there aspects of Photoshop CS which will affect the way these new "light room" photographers will work? Lynda Weinman - Absolutely. The new File Browser is an awesome way to organize and locate your pictures. Layer Comps are a great way to present and compare variations of images. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers.
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Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Of all the books read - starting with Elements - it was Greg Georges who convinced me that RAW "digital negative" photography is the quality way to go.
Finding 8-bit Elements inadequate to the task, I switched to Photoshop and bought the companion "50 Fast Techniques". Sure wasn't a bit disappointed. In fact, this is a considerable step up in quality as the production is much superior to earlier books recycled paper, with centerpiece color plates.
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This book is on a par with other topnotch Photoshop tutorials in being printed on quality paper, with color images on each page, and an attractively conservative layout to bring home the message. Several unique features put this title on the front burner, not the least are the excellent 'full-strength' unedited images on the CD [Scott Kelby, take note], and the crisp explanations for more arcane but very productive features such as the histogram. Moreover, Chapter 1 first 6 Techniques is one of the best introductions around to the workspace and how to set its default selections.
Chapter 2 next 6 Techniques introduces the basics of color correction, and Chapter 4 5 Techniques provides excellent guidance to enhancing portraits.
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In between are some gems and pearls, while other techniques are more gee-whiz than broadly useful, seemingly in an attempt to fill the "50" numbers quota. In fact, the book no longer is well served by its irrelevant title; the author is fully qualified to go head-to-head with his peers in writing a comprehensive, understandable, and yet eminently readable tutorial to take Photoshop users from newby to medium-skill level, with some advanced bonus teasers thrown in.
I borrowed the previous version from my local library, found it so helpful i purchased a later edition from amazon and was not disappointed I can recommend it to anyone. One person found this helpful.