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Step-by-Step Frequency Separation Portrait Skin Retouching In Photoshop

If you’re a portrait photographer, you’re probably familiar with some of the Photoshop blurring techniques to soften skin blemishes. Although skin blurring in Photoshop has been around for a long time,...

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5 Professional Eye Retouching Techniques

Note: We’ve provided a free Photoshop brush designed to increase the contrast between the edge of the iris and the white portion of the eye. You can find it under the “Increasing Brightness and...

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Three Professional Skin Smoothing Techniques You Should Know

Whether you wish to remove a few blemishes or do a complete makeover for a client, natural portrait retouching in Photoshop is skill that takes time to learn. In this guide, we’re going to examine several...

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Digital Scrapbooking for Beginners

Digital scrapbooking has surged in popularity over the last few years as an affordable alternative to traditional scrapbooking. Virtually anything that you can photograph can become a element in your next digital...

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Creating Vintage Effects & Split Toning in Adobe Camera Raw

Have you ever wondered how to process your images so that they have a vintage look and feel? As the chemical process for capturing and developing photographs was first discovered, early black and white images had a...

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Learn How to Create a “Dragan Effect” in Photoshop

Andrzej Dragan’s dark and edgy images have inspired and motivated countless photographers. His distinct high-contrast processing style has become known as the “Dragan Effect”. In this 8-minute...

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The Art of Dodging and Burning Pixels

Dodging and burning is nearly as old as photography itself. Traditionally applied in the darkroom, dodging and burning techniques are used to selectively alter the exposure of photographic prints. Using the dodge...

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Learn How To Restore Old Photographs in Photoshop

Many us have film and vintage photographs that have been passed down from generation to generation. These pictures are simply irreplaceable. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration recommends storing...

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Increase the Dynamic Range of a Single Image

There are times when it is impossible to capture the entire dynamic range of a scene in a single image. Recently I ran in into this problem during a short trip I made through a beautiful farming valley. I found a...

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Give Your Photographs an Edge with Textures and Borders

Have you ever wanted to make a high resolution image look old and grungy, but didn’t know how? Have you ever considered adding scratches and a retro border to an image to give it a film-like feel? In this...

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