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...
This post is long overdue, but better late than never. I recently had the honor to spend a couple of hours speaking with the Adobe Photoshop Engineers and Product Quality team and share my retouching workflow steps with them. As...
Happy Birthday, Photoshop!
We wouldn't be here if not for the existence of this wonderful software that gives us -retouchers, graphic designers, photographers and digital artists - wings to fly.
Check out the Photoshop Anniversary timeline:
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel entertains...
I have recently changed the way I work with brushes when Dodging & Burning and they made my D&B work more convenient and precise. I'd like to share why and how this happened and what it led to.
My D&B brush...
A typical issue that photographers face when capturing digital images is limited dynamic range of DSLR cameras. We always have to choose between which detail we would like to keep, and which detail will unfortunately be lost.
If you choose...
We recently had a lengthy discussion in our Retouching Academy Community group regarding the importance and definition of image resolution. Even though it is pretty straight forward there is still a lot of confusion. With this quick post I...
In this tutorial we will cover what Clipping Masks are and how to create them in Photoshop. We will also touch on some retouching scenarios when they can be very useful.
Clipping Masks allow you to apply pixels...
In this video we will talk about the Pen Tool and how you can make and adjust precise and complex selections using this tool.
The Pen Tool is one of the most highly underestimated and underused tools in Photoshop and...
BRUSH OPACITY vs. FLOW
While most people starting out with Photoshop tend to utilize Opacity slider and leave Flow untouched, knowing the difference between the two will allow you to select the one that will perform best for a given...
Learn how to work with this super useful and often overlooked function of Layers Blending Options - Blend If Sliders.
In this video I will show you how the Blend If sliders work and give a couple of practical examples...
Quick mask is a Photoshop tool that can be used in a wide range of image editing situations. It will be quite handy for a retoucher working with Architectural photography as well as Product, Advertising and even Wedding images.
Here are a few ways to enhance Photoshop performance:
Optimize your current hardware
Customize Performance Preferences in Photoshop
Tailor your Photoshop work habits (read more: History, Caches & Performance-Friendly Work Habits)
The faster the processor you’re using and the more random...
As a Beauty & Fashion retoucher, one of the tools I most often go to is the Healing Brush tool. It works similarly to the Clone Stamp tool in the sense that you choose the area that you wish...
Image File Formats
One of the main criteria that distinguishes different file formats is image compression. Compressed files' size is significantly smaller and allows us to send or upload them on the web, or simply have a higher number of...