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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]

Automatic Tourist Remover

July 27, 2010

Here’s a little tip that works with Photoshop Extended, versions CS3 or later, and Smart Objects. We’ve all been in public places trying to take a photograph, and people just keep walking by. [More]

The 5 min Photoshop Retouch

July 22, 2010

There are few things i hate more than a snapshot of myself….my nose looks large, my eyes are non-existent, and my face is round.  Snapshots don’t usually get the pro retouch…but I [More]

Looking At: SiteGrinder 3

July 21, 2010

I had a few minutes free on Thursday, so I made a website. Ok, maybe not, but pretty close! Before I go any further, just allow me to say that I am not a web developer! In fact, it could be said, [More]

Web Contact Sheets in Photoshop CS5

July 20, 2010

As I’ve noted, Photoshop version CS4 semi-retired the Contact Sheet, Picture Package and Web Contact Sheet plug-ins. Last week we looked at the modern method of creating contact sheets with [More]

Photoshop Compositing With Blend Modes

July 16, 2010

With the introduction of the new and improved Refine Edge in Photoshop CS5, making selections has never been easier…or has it? In this tutorial I show you a technique using Blend Modes to make [More]

Contact Sheets in Photoshop CS5

July 14, 2010

Back when Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 was launched, many people bemoaned the fact that an old favorite plug-in, Picture Package (Contact Sheet II) and its associated Web Gallery counterpart, had been [More]

Blurry II: Combining Techniques

July 13, 2010

Last week I went over a few ways to lessen motion blur in a photo. There are also, of course, many other ways you can approach this problem – these were just the tip of the Photoshop iceberg.  Any [More]
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