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A Photoshop Photo Pile-up

09/02/2011

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

05/02/2011

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

22/12/2010

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

13/12/2010

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

08/12/2010

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

06/12/2010

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

24/11/2010

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

22/11/2010

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

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]

Seeing Red

11/08/2010

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

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]

Blurry II: Combining Techniques

13/07/2010

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

07/07/2010

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

07/07/2010

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

30/06/2010

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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