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A Duo Of Duotones

A subtle overlay of color can really perk up a flat black & white image. A two color overlay, composed of (usually) black and another color, called Duotone, and three color, black and two other [More]

'Painting' A Better Black & White

Last week we looked at one way of improving a grayscale image by bring back, and tweaking, color channels. This week, we’ll enliven a flat black and white image by “painting” in tones. This [More]

Photoshop Blend Modes – Part 6

The Overlay blend mode in Photoshop is typically used to enhance contrast, making the shadows darker and the highlights brighter. Last week, we looked at a method for using the High Pass Filter in [More]

Upscaling Grayscale

Although it’s eminently preferable to scan all your old photos in color, sometimes we don’t have the luxury of that choice. Sometimes we only have access to grayscale scans of photos, for [More]

Photoshop Blend Modes Part 5

Monday means Mike Hoffman. Here he continues his tour of Photoshop’s Blend Mode  This week, we’ll continue our exploration of practical uses of the Overlay blending mode in Photoshop. Recall [More]

Custom Black & White in Lightroom

Welcome back photographer Andie Smith I LOVE LOVE LOVE black and white images. When I was in school, we shot with black and white film (Ilford for me please!) and processed our images in the darkroom [More]

No Flipping Photoshop

Without a doubt, the hardest damage to restore in a photo is damage to people, especially faces. It’s also, without a doubt this area that is also the most important. No matter how devastating [More]

Photoshop Blend Mode Basics – Part 4

Welcome back to Mike Hoffman for the latest in his Blend Mode series. Links to previous parts can be found at the bottom of this post.   In earlier parts of this series, we’ve seen that Screen [More]

Photo to Photo-Portrait in Photoshop

Wednesday wouldn’t be the same without Janine Smith (@landailyn)  On Monday I had a tutorial up on Firgs awesome place, Design By Firgs, a photo-to-drawing project the was inspired by Bert [More]

Photoshop Blend Mode Basics – Part 3

By Mike Hoffman Thank you all for welcoming me back to TipSquirrel.com! This week, we’re going to continue our exploration of blend modes in Photoshop. In the past two installments, we reviewed [More]

Eye Retouching in Photoshop

One the most common problems I find myself fixing in Photoshop are over exaggerated lines under eyes. This problem is the result of strong light above the subject, something that is almost [More]

The Picture on the Wall (pt 2)

In the second tutorial on problems that can be found when taking a picture of a picture hanging on a wall we’ll cover glass glare. Glass glare can come in many forms, such as the glare made by [More]

Blend Mode Basics – Part 2

TipSquirrel welcomes back Mike Hoffman Welcome back to my ongoing series, exploring the secrets of blending modes in Photoshop. Last time, we looked at the four main categories of blend modes [More]

3 Ways to sharpen your RAW images.

TipSquirrel is delighted to welcome guest poster Gavin Hoey.     If you’re serious about your photography then the chances are you shoot your images in RAW most, if not all, of the time. With RAW [More]
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