Creating Banding-Free Gradients In Photoshop

Seattle-based guest writer Josh Fredman is with us today to share how he avoids banding when creating gradient-based background in his images.  ————— In this tutorial, we’re going to look at how to create banding-free gradients in Adobe Photoshop. Although often misunderstood, when used properly, gradients are a great tool that can be used in all sorts of applications including shading, or filling and

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Camera Sensors, Megapixels and How They Affect Post-Production Results

We are excited to share a guest article from Ontario-based commercial photographer Gerry Kingsley: In this article I’d like to talk about the difference between sensor types, sizes, megapixels and how they affect post-production, while keeping the technicalities to a minimum. Sensors Sensors today come in a few different types and various sizes. The two most common

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The Power of The Curves Adjustment Layer – Part 1: Tonal Range & Contrast

  In this video, we are going to take an introductory look at the Curves Adjustment Layer, one of Photoshop’s most powerful and flexible tools. In particular, the video demonstrates the strengths of the Curves tool: How to use it to precisely extend the tonal range of an image and to add contrast; How to avoid clipping highlights

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The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part IV

This is the fourth part of the article by our guest Australian Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington. Start with Part I here: The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I. Part II can be found here: The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II. Part III can be found here: The Importance of Layer

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The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching. Part III

This is the third part of the article by our guest Australian Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington. Start with Part I here: The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I. Part II can be found here: The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II. Grouping Related Layers You’re probably starting to get your head

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