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Quick Tip: Photoshop Variations

20/04/2011

NB: Variations is not available in the CS5 64bit Mac version. Variations is the Rodney Dangerfield of Photoshop; it just doesn’t get any respect! I tend to think it’s because there are so many [More]

Smart Brush and the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop Elements

18/04/2011

Elements really has come of age recently and the release of Elements 9 with all its improvements and new features makes it a consideration of both amateur and professional photographers. In this video Gavin Hoey shows us one feature of Elements that makes editing images that much easier, the Smart Brush. [More]

Photoshop and The Alt / Option Key

07/03/2011

There’s few occasions when I’m in Photoshop that I don’t have my thumb resting on the Alt key. What makes this humble little key so special? Well, let me show you just a few of the occasions where I really couldn’t do without it. [More]

Fixing Faded Historical Photos

04/03/2011

A common problem with old black-and-white or sepia-toned photos is that they fade over time. You can use a Levels or Curves adjustment to improve contrast, but both commands often introduce color artefacts into the image. A few extra steps are needed to get the best results when you want to restore proper balance to an old photo. [More]

Digital Diffusion with Photoshop

02/12/2010

Following on from last month’s tutorial on Recreating Lith Grain, I’m going to show you how to recreate another darkroom effect in Photoshop. The effect were’re recreating, diffusing the [More]

Day into Night with Photoshop

10/11/2010

  Here’s a fun effect and a way to change perspective on reality… using Photoshop adjustments to turn day into night. The difference is mostly a matter of temperature and illumination, after [More]

Color Away Discoloration with Photoshop

02/09/2010

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]

Ten Things

28/07/2010

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]

Lightening A Dark Photo

16/06/2010

Do you have any photos in your collection that are very dark? That doesn’t mean they’re a lost cause! Here’s just one way to lighten them up! For this method, we’ll employ one of my favorite [More]

Restoration Using Photoshop's Color Channels

19/05/2010

The Restorationist Janine Smith continues her foray into the world of video tutorials with this brilliantly effective, yet simple to achieve, restoration using the color channels. This easy to follow [More]

Restoration Using Photoshop’s Color Channels

19/05/2010

The Restorationist Janine Smith continues her foray into the world of video tutorials with this brilliantly effective, yet simple to achieve, restoration using the color channels. This easy to follow [More]
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