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Local Adjustments in Lightroom

No I’m not talking about going to your local chiropractor…..We are talking Lightroom, Silly! I will admit until a couple months ago a few weeks ago I knew there was Local Adjustments in [More]

Striking Silver

Up until the 1960’s, when resin coating became the norm and gave photo paper a smooth, shiny look and feel, photos were commonly developed using the silver gelatin dry plate process, caused by [More]

Lightroom vs Adobe Bridge

It may come as a shock, but with the pending releases of Lightroom 3 and CS5 currently on the brain, folks still have time to debate whether to use Lightroom or Adobe Bridge. Really? This is still a question? *grin* [More]

Refining Masks with Overlay Blending

After a weeks break TipSquirrel welcomes back Mike Hoffman  Creating a good mask is an essential part of retouching and compositing images, but the process of developing that mask doesn’t have to [More]

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]
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