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Control Exposure, Focus and Subject Focus in Photoshop

Control Exposure and Focus in Photoshop by Rich HarringtonUsing 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.

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This is for practice only. Image (c) Rich Harrington 2013


About Richard Harrington (43 Articles)
A certified instructor for Adobe and Apple, Rich is a practiced expert in motion graphic design and digital video. Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team, and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. Rich is an internationally published author. His book, Photoshop for Video, was the first of its kind to focus on Photoshop’s application in the world of video. He is also a contributing author for Apple’s Aperture, iLife ’09 and iWork ’09, Video Made on a Mac, and Producing Video Podcasts. If you want even more Photoshop training, check out his book Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4. If you have an iPod touch or iPhone, you can get <a href="http://tinyurl.com/upapps">Rich’s Training in your Pocket</a>

5 Comments on Control Exposure, Focus and Subject Focus in Photoshop

  1. isisdad0150 // 04/05/2013 at 5:21 am //

    Thanks Rich. That is amazing.

  2. Tanya Metaksa // 04/05/2013 at 5:39 pm //

    I gave you a twitter prop, however when I reviewed your video, all the panels in PS are very blurry and hard to read. I think you need to figure out how to get either the resolution better or the screen capture better focused. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Angela // 05/05/2013 at 7:34 am //

    Simple yet elegant. Thank you!

  4. @TANYA change the quality of the YouTube player. Video is fine,

  5. Jo Lindsay // 09/05/2013 at 8:35 am //

    Great tutorial thanks

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