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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices, Software

Temporary Healing Brush Fix in Photoshop CC2015

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...

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Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Photoshop

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...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

Mastering Brushes for Dodge & Burn Work. Beauty Retouch Panel Update Details.

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...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

How to Use Apply Image Function to Expand Dynamic Range While Retaining Detail In Shadows And Highlights

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...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Practical Use Of Clipping Masks in Adobe Photoshop

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. KEY POINTS: Clipping Masks allow you to apply pixels...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

The difference between Brush Opacity & Fill and Layer Opacity & Flow

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...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Working with Layer Blend If Sliders in Adobe Photoshop

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...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

How to Work Smart With Quick Mask in Adobe Photoshop

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. In...

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Fundamentals, Software

How to Set Preferences & Memory Usage for Peak Performance – Photoshop CC, CS6

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) Hardware The faster the processor you’re using and the more random...

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