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Photoshop Blur – Save Mask to Channels

January 4, 2016

If you've used the Blur Gallery's Tilt Shift, Path Blur, Iris Blur and Field Blur you may have noticed a check box called 'Save Mask to Channels', in this post I'll take a look at just some of the possibilities this opens up [More]

Photoshop Blur Gallery – Field Blur

September 18, 2015

Last time we took a look at Photoshop’s Iris Blur to draw attention to areas of the image, in this post let’s have a look at the similar, yet different, Field Blur. Photoshop's Field Blur can quickly and easily draw interest to an image, here's how; [More]

Photoshop Blur Gallery – Iris Blur

September 13, 2015

Adding blur to an image can help to give your image some depth, and draw interest to certain aspects of the composition. Photoshop CC has some great new blurs in the Blur Gallery, we already looked at the Path Blur, this time lets look at Iris Blur. [More]

Soft Glow – Gaussian Blur Photoshop Quick Tip

August 26, 2015

Gaussian was a brilliant mathematician and developed an algorithm that works amazingly well for creating blurs. I would be happy to explain the algorithm, however 1. I don’t really have the space here and 2. I wouldn’t know where to start. What I do know is that for a very long time it was the go to blur for a number of effects. [More]

Photoshop Blur Gallery – Path Blur

July 26, 2015

Blur, the nemesis of all photographers, but there’s times when adding it can really make a difference, in this tutorial I take a look at Path Blur, one of the latest additions to Photoshop's Filter menu; [More]

Create An Alphabet Soup Text Effect In Photoshop

May 20, 2013

In this video I create an Alphabetti Spaghetti, or Alphabet Soup tpy text effect using just one Filter and a few instances of Bevel and Emboss. The Action created in this tutorial can be downloaded by sharing this post via the buttons below the video [More]

Control Exposure, Focus and Subject Focus in Photoshop

May 3, 2013

Using the Shadow / Highlight adjustment you can quickly and easily add more contrast and subject focus to an image, then utilising the Iris Blur and its ability to create an Alpha Chanel we can draw more focus to our subject more organically and smoothly. [More]

Pro Workflow Techniques Start To Finish

July 28, 2012

In this video tutorial Rich takes us through the processing of an HDR image from start to finish. To get his desired effect, Rich utilises Blending Modes, Blur and the new to CS6, LUTs. Once the [More]

Using Bokeh to Add Oomph To Image in Photoshop

May 21, 2012

In this video, Eric takes the new Bokeh filter and uses it to 'beef up' his plain, flat image witha a “random but not random” approach. Although all the effects rely on bokeh the finished image shows no sign of bokeh at all. [More]

Tis The Season – Holiday Photo Clinic

December 19, 2011

Join Rich as he tackles 12 holiday images. This in-depth class will show you how to fix both standard and advanced problems that often plague holiday photos. With almost an hour of tuition Rich shares some great techniques that will be handy all year! [More]

How to Record a Photoshop Action

December 16, 2011

If you’ve never experienced the amazing power of Photoshop actions before, then you may well have missed out on something special. Perhaps you’re one of the many people who have tried the built [More]

Receding Background

November 16, 2011

Here’s a super simple way to add a little depth to an old image just by making certain elements stand out from the rest. [More]

Quick Sketch-up in Photoshop

September 6, 2011

This week brings us Photoshop World, three days of 100+ Photoshop, photography and lighting classes – taught by 35 of the best instructors on the planet. It is quite an experience, and if you ever [More]
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