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Above is the end result of this tutorial, where I show you how to add a reflection to an image.

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Custom Shapes in Photoshop

Photography

Above is one of the results you’ll get by following this tutorial. It’s created from a nice shot that I want to get a little creative with it, so I added a custom shape to make it interesting.

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How to Make a Simple Collage Using Photoshop

Photography

Here I have a photo of the Brooklyn Bridge. I’ll use the same photo to make a simple collage.

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Using Topaz Adjust in Photoshop

HDR

Topaz Adjust is a program that installs right into Photoshop as a plug-in. Once you install the Topaz Adjust program into Photoshop, it will go into the Filter menu.

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How to Customize Text Into a Photograph Using Photoshop

Photography

Above is the result of this tutorial. I show other examples of what could be done at the end. Here I have a photograph of a cat that I’ll use in this tutorial: The first thing I’ll do is go to the text tool in the tools palette: When I click on the “text tool”, […]

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How to Create a Vintage Photograph Using Photoshop

Photography

Here I have a photo that I took at a civil war reenactment last year. The photo looks nice in color, but I think taking the color out or making it sepia will make this photo more realistic.

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How to Create a Grunge Photograph using Photoshop Raw

Photography

Above is the grungy look effect that I’ll be showing you how to do: This tutorial was inspired by a video by Matt Kloskowski on the NAPP site. Here is the starting photo, that I took at a riding competition in Bedford Hills, NY: For this tutorial all I’ll need is a .jpg file. In […]

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Surrealism – How to Create a Scary Skull Using Photoshop

Photoshop

Above will be the end result of this tutorial. Here I have a picture of a fake skull that I took during Halloween: And here I have a picture I took of a bloodshot eye. A bad allergy day for him, but a good shot for me. It’s hard to find a good bloodshot eye […]

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Creating a Brush Preset Using a Photograph in Photoshop

Photography

Above is the type of brush I’ll show you how to create. Here, I have a photograph that I took of a butterfly. I made a selection using the lasso tool around the butterfly, and put in onto its own background. I could have also just erased the background with the eraser tool in the […]

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How to Create a Fisheye Lens Effect Using Photoshop

Photography

Above is the result of this tutorial. Here I have a photo of the Boston skyline, taken with a 18-200mm lens at 18mm: The first thing I’ll do is select the elliptical marquee tool from the tool bar: As I’m making my selection on the photograph, I’ll hold down the Shift key on my keyboard […]

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How to Turn a Photograph Into a Cartoon Effect

Photography

Above is the result of this tutorial. Here is a photograph of some flowers I took in my backyard: The first thing I’ll do is go to Filter / Sketch / Photocopy: When the Photocopy dialog box comes up, I’ll make the image viewable at 25% by clicking on the (-) at the left hand […]

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How to Create an Action in Photoshop

Photoshop

For this tutorial I’ll create a black & white action, starting with the above image I took in NYC. The first thing I need to do is go to the Window menu. Then I’ll select Actions: Now the Actions palette has come up. What I have to do here is create a set, so I’ll […]

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Photoshop Quick Tip – How to Change the Color of Your Workspace

Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to change your workspace color, as shown in the above image. Here I have a photo I took on Block Island. The default workspace around the photo is a pale gray: To change the color of the work space, all I have to do is “right click” anywhere […]

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How to Create Snow In A Photograph Using Photoshop

Photography

Above, I have a photograph of a deer that I took in my backyard. It had already snowed the day before, so there’s snow on the ground. I’d like to add falling snow to this photograph to make it more interesting: The first thing I’ll do is hit CTRL+J on my keyboard to make a […]

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How to Make Easy Decorative Frames Using Photoshop

Photography

Above is the result of this tutorial. Here I have an image of a young girl enjoying a snow day. I’d like to put a decorative frame around it to make it more interesting. Maybe make a holiday card out of the photograph. The first thing I’ll do is use the crop tool: I’ll select […]

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How to Colorize an Old Black & White Photograph

Photography

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to colorize a black and white photo into the above image. Here I have a photograph of my grandmother taken when she was 16. It has a sepia cast which I’ll need to get rid of to do a proper colorization of this photo: The first thing I’ll […]

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Creating a Glamorous Girl

Photography

Above, I have a photo of a model that I had taken in Amherst, MA. This shot is straight out of the camera and needs some work. The first thing I’m going to do is go into the color balance to correct her skin color: When the Color Balance dialog box opens up I’ll put […]

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Surrealism – Bringing Fruit to Life

Photography

Above is the result of this tutorial. Here I have a photo of a red pepper. I think it needs a little life. I’ll take it and drop it into Photoshop: What I need to do is get a photo of eyes and a photo of a mouth. Here I have a photo of eyes […]

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Changing Eye Color Using Photoshop

Photography

Above, I have a photo of an eye. It’s a pretty green eye, but for this tutorial I’ll be changing it to blue. The first thing I’ll do is hit CTRL-J on my keyboard to make a duplicate layer of the eye. This will allow me to have more control later on. I’ll name “Layer […]

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How to Replace a Color Using the Brush Tool in Photoshop

Photography

The above pink daisy didn’t start out that way. Here I have a photo of a yellow daisy. Let say, I want to make this daisy pink. There are a lot of ways to do this. For this tutorial I’m going to use the brush tool from the tool box in Photoshop: The first thing […]

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Cloning Trick – Clone In a Good Eye Using Photoshop

Photography

Above is the final result of this tutorial. Here, I have a photo of an owl that I took a while ago. It would have been a nice shot if the owl didn’t wink at me. Here’s a trick I learned and I’ll share with you. The first thing I’ll do is go to the […]

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