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XOR Text Effect with Photoshop

August 31, 2010

XOR is a technical term that comes to us from computer science, but in Photoshop we see it all the time. It is the computer graphics effect that causes our cursor to always be a different color from [More]

Repairing Damage With Photoshop:Heal or Patch?

August 27, 2010

I find that most users quickly master the Clone Stamp tool. Unfortunately many become truly stumped by its two cousins, the Healing Brush tool and the Patch tool. Knowing when to turn from cloning to [More]

Toning Down Hot Spots

August 25, 2010

Sometimes even I, your humble (*cough*) restorationist, am called upon for a bit of photo retouching. While it’s indeed wonderful to sometimes work with this new-fangled thing called “color”, [More]

Grunge in 8 Easy Steps

August 13, 2010

The images above show the ‘out of camera’ and ‘final edit’ versions of a photograph that I took of a ‘Rough Sleeper’ when out on a photo walk in the coastal town [More]

Photo Enhancement in LAB

August 12, 2010

Its a big TipSquirrel welcome to Erik Bernskiold. Here Erik shows how to work in the Lab color mode to enhance our photos both in contrast and color balance using just a simple curves [More]

Seeing Red

August 11, 2010

I had a friend call me in a panic the other day. She was scanning some 35mm film and she was freaking out because they kept scanning bright red. I’ve seen it before I told her, and it’s not as [More]

Ten Things

July 28, 2010

I’ve been digitally restoring photographs for a long time, using Photoshop even longer, and I’ve picked up a few things over the years; simple tips on tools or workflow which have made my life a [More]
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