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Creating coloured backdrops in Lightroom

November 10, 2011

One of the things about Lightroom that I love is that even though it is the little brother to the mighty Photoshop, it is still has a few tricks up its sleeve. I am always looking for ways to do [More]

Fixing Blown-out Skies With Photoshop

October 29, 2011

I must admit, when it comes to skies… I’m not above cheating. In this tutorial, I’ll show you a technique from my book Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS5. Be sure to also click here to download [More]

Getting Started in HDR Pro

August 26, 2011

In this exclusive video for TipSquirrel.com Rich Harrington show’s us how to get our images into HDR Pro ad what to do with them once they’re there! [More]

Color Balance Correction

August 3, 2011

Ask what adjustment they think of when they hear “color correction in Photoshop” and most people will answer “Curves”. Nothing wrong with that, I pretty much always use it myself, either [More]

Text Chiselled in Stone with Photoshop

July 19, 2011

This week’s tip is a two-for-one, bringing you some classic techniques. We’ll create a nice stone texture, then carve some text in it using layer styles, as well as a few additional tricks. [More]

Photoshop CS5 HUD Color Pickers

June 17, 2011

One of the more useful improvements to Photoshop CS5 is the addition of the HUD (or Heads Up Display) Color Pickers. A bit of random trivia: this name was borrowed from military aviation. The idea is [More]

Correcting Cross Balanced Images in Lightroom

June 16, 2011

Ever had one of those images where whatever you do with the White Balance sliders in Lightroom you can never get it just right? Its a problem I get a lot working as a wedding photographer especially [More]

Mono Magic with Adobe Camera RAW

June 3, 2011

There’s something magical about a really eye catching black and white image. A full range of tones running from deep black to bright white always adds a touch of drama and impact to the mono image. [More]

Warhol-Style Pop-Art Effect with Photoshop Elements

May 26, 2011

In this tutorial we’ll use Photoshop Elements to create an effect similar to Andy Warhol’s iconic pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor et al. We’ll use layers and blend modes to build up the effect, making it easy to correct mistakes or change the look at a later stage. [More]

Getting Dramatic Eyes with Photoshop

May 25, 2011

We can use the eyes to focus attention onto what we want the viewer to look at, by emphasising the eyes we encourage the focal point. In this tutorial we will be adding shadows and changing the colour of the eyes, to give it a more fantasy / mystical feel. [More]

Black and White with SilverEfex Pro 2

May 19, 2011

I currently use SilverEfex Pro, although Nik have released a SilverEfex Pro 2 which I’ve downloaded a trial of for the purposes of this tutorial. I’m still undecided whether to upgrade to the new version, but hopefully by the time I’m finished writing Ii’ll have made my mind up if I need to put my money down. [More]

Printing Commands in Photoshop

May 13, 2011

Several commands are associated with printers. Those specific to your printer are controlled by the printer driver (software you install outside of Photoshop). Each driver is unique, so be sure visit [More]

Easy Grunge Border in Photoshop

May 6, 2011

There are times when all you want to do is dive into Photoshop, create a quick effect and move on. So if that’s you and what you need right now is a quick grunge border read on, because [More]

6 Simple Steps for Applying Makeup with Photoshop

May 5, 2011

As a Portrait Photographer, nothing beats the luxury of working with a Professional Makeup Artist....but what if that's not possible? Well, here's a simple technique for applying makeup using Photoshop that can certainly help out: [More]
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