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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]

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]

Photoshop Displacement Maps

July 9, 2015

When you want to add two or more images together quite often you’ll want to contort one to the shape of the other. This can be done with ease in Photoshop using the Displacement Map filter. Its been around for a long time and not a lots changed, but then, does it need to? [More]

Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

June 24, 2015

Often when we take images of structures we get this effect that makes it look like it’s falling backwards. In Lightroom 5 and later and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 8 and later there’s some settings that can really help. For this explanation I’ll take a look at the settings in Lightroom CC, its exactly the same in ACR however. [More]

Using Free Stock Images for Comp Images in Photoshop

May 6, 2013

Not to be confused with Layer Comps, Comp images are handy for a few reasons. If you use a stock image site like Fotolia you don’t necessarily want to pay for, and download full res images only for you not to use them. You may also want to put together a rough composite prior to shooting your own images, for inspiration or composition ideas. Using a great plug in you can access thousands of images from within Photoshop at no cost, let me show you how; [More]