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A Photoshop Photo Pile-up

February 9, 2011

In this follow-up to the inlaid tabletop we made last time, we'll make a simple frame and duplicate it to make a heap of photos. We'll then add our family photos and lay them all on the table. [More]

1838 Window to the Past

February 5, 2011

There is one particular daguerreotype that has always fascinated me. It was taken by Louis Daguerre himself, and is the very first photograph known to show a human being! This photo was taken in 1838. 1838!! That’s 173 years old!! Think about how amazing that is: a photograph taken a mere fifty-five years after the American Revolution and [...] [More]

HDR Sharpening in Photoshop

December 22, 2010

I recently put a photo up on Facebook and Twitter that generated a lot of buzz, using HDR Toning in Photoshop CS5 as a way to sharpen old photos. I discovered this method while working on the Adobe [More]

Win A Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

December 13, 2010

Sorry. This competition is now closed TipSquirrel and the Rocky Mountain Ventures Company are joining to together to give our lucky readers the chance to win a Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner! If you [More]

Photoshop A Holiday Card 2010 Pt. 2

December 8, 2010

When we left our holiday card last time, we’d just combined three photos into one. Now we’ll finish things up by adding a moon and a bit of nighttime ambiance. First, find a photo of the full [More]

Win a Copy Of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9

December 6, 2010

To celebrate Janine Smith’s course at Lynda.com we’ve got two copies of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 to give away. All you have to do is answer two simple questions. Firstly, visit the [More]

Photoshop a Holiday Card 2010 Part 1

November 24, 2010

For this year’s holiday card, I figured we try something a little tougher. Sometimes when looking through your family photos to find the perfect one for a card, you realize that instead of one [More]

The Restorationist Janine Smith at Lynda.com

November 22, 2010

Its no secret that I’m a fan of Lynda.com so I was thrilled when one of our Photoshop Nuts was asked to record a course for them. Janine Smith’s course Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and [More]

Color Away Discoloration with Photoshop

September 2, 2010

Do you have any photos that have spots and splotches of color on them that was never part of the original photo? Fellow NAPP member Bob Byington had such a photo and asked me if I could help him to [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]

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]

"Fixing" Blurry

July 7, 2010

Do you have any photos, I know you do, that look like the person taking it was a bit on the shaky side (everything in the photo is a bit blurry)? Or maybe the subject of the photo moved, maybe the [More]

“Fixing” Blurry

July 7, 2010

Do you have any photos, I know you do, that look like the person taking it was a bit on the shaky side (everything in the photo is a bit blurry)? Or maybe the subject of the photo moved, maybe the [More]

Dark II; Photoshop's Layer Blend Modes

June 30, 2010

Ok, here’s the deal: There’s more than one way to do 99.9% of anything you do in Photoshop. I think there may be only one way of turning it on and off, I could be wrong. It’s my belief, [More]
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