Geometric Effects

One of our senior graphic designers, Margie Rosenstein, asked me to watch the new season intro for So You Think You Can Dance so I could see the geometric, vector-looking video graphics that were used in it. They combined a da Vinci-style mechanical rendering with a Minority Report-like computerized vector effect that was freakin’ cool. [...]

Retouching Portraits in Camera Raw

One of the main things we’ve always had to go to Photoshop for was retouching portraits, but now, by using the Spot Removal tool, along with the Adjustment Brush, we can do a lot of simple retouching jobs right here in Camera Raw, where they’re completely non-destructive and surprisingly flexible.

Easily Apply the Trendy Desaturated Skin Look in Photoshop

This is just about the hottest Photoshop portrait technique out there right now, and you see it popping up everywhere, from covers of magazines to CD covers, from print ads to Hollywood movie posters, and from editorial images to billboards. It seems right now everybody wants this effect (and you’re about to be able to deliver it in roughly 60 seconds flat using the simplified method shown here!).

Customize and Declutter Your Photoshop Workspace

Everybody works differently and the way they work frequently dictates their organization. Daniel walks you through the six default workspaces in Photoshop and shows you how to customize the interface and create and save your own workspaces.

Fixing Gaps in Hair

Retouching hair is one of the trickiest retouches, because the Clone Stamp tool and the Healing Brush tool usually give you pretty lame results.

Just Announced – The Canon 5DS and 5DS R

Canon has just announced the Canon EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R two brand new cameras that are sure to be eye openers in the DSLR space.

Fashion Toning Using Photoshop’s Color Lookup Adjustment Layer

You see color toning and film-look effects just about everywhere you look these days in fashion photography, and you can recreate this look using Photoshop’s built-in Color Lookup tables (they instantly remap the colors in your image to create some pretty cool color effects, inspired by the lookup tables used in movie making and video).

Using Lightroom’s Highlights & Shadows Sliders to Deal with Exposure Problems

Lightroom’s Highlights and Shadows sliders are the sliders that I always think of as the “problem solvers.” Sometimes the problems are caused by what I did in-camera (I took a shot where I let the highlights get clipped, or I took a shot where my subject is backlit and they are pretty much a silhouette), or these problems happen in Lightroom because of other changes I’ve made with other sliders. Here, we’ll take a look at how to use these two slider to solve a problems like these.

Removing Unwanted Objects in Photoshop CC

There are many ways to remove unwanted objects in Photoshop, and the method you choose depends on the job at hand. In this tutorial, Daniel covers using the Clone Stamp, Spot Healing Brush, and Patch tools, plus Content-Aware Fill to remove logos on a skater’s shirt and helmet, as well as a distraction in the background.

Re-creating the Unbroken Movie Poster in Photoshop CC

In this tutorial, Daniel combines two photos and uses a displacement map, clipping mask, blend modes, adjustment layer, and brush to simulate a movie poster for Unbroken. He also shows you a few tips and shortcuts to help you work in Photoshop.

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