Split toning in Photoshop: get creative with your black and white conversions

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 09/02/2013 02:00am
    Split toning in Photoshop: how to get creative with your black and white conversions

    In this tutorial we show you a simple split toning effect for Photoshop Elements. Learn how to apply attractive washes of colour to the shadows and highlights of your black and white conversions.

    How to make a photo planet from an old baking tray

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/02/2013 17:46pm
    How to make a photo planet from an old baking tray

    Follow our step by step tutorial and learn how to create a photo planet from a picture of an old baking tin in Photoshop Elements.

    Photoshop Effects: how to use Refine Edge to add a new background

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 26/01/2013 02:00am
    How to use Refine Edge: step 3

    In this Photoshop tutorial we show you step by step how to perform one of the most widely used Photoshop effects: how to use Refine Edge to isolate a subject and add a different background.

    Recover clipped highlight detail: how to rescue your over-exposed photos

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 23/01/2013 15:55pm
    Recover clipped highlight detail: how to rescue your over-exposed photos

    In this Photoshop Elements tutorial, learn how to banish clipping by targeting specific tones to recover highlight detail in over-exposed areas.

    Christmas Portrait Ideas: a simple flash technique for natural-looking photos

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 20/12/2012 15:30pm
    Christmas Portrait Ideas: a simple flash technique for natural-looking photos

    Using flash is the perfect way to capture Christmas portraits in difficult mixed lighting. Follow the steps in our tutorial and find out how to use simple flash techniques to take natural-looking family portrait photography this Christmas.

    Cropping photos: how to enlarge small subjects at printable sizes

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/12/2012 12:10pm
    Cropping photos: expand small subjects at printable sizes in any version of Photoshop

    Photographing small subjects often requires cropping photos later on the computer. Our latest Photoshop tutorial shows you how to expand your smaller subjects and enlarge subjects the safe way – at printable sizes – in any version of Photoshop CS or Elements.

    Photoshop Effects: keep selective colour in black and white conversions

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 10/12/2012 11:52am
    Photoshop Effects: keep selective colour in black and white conversions

    Our latest Photoshop Elements tutorial shows step by step how to achieve popular Photoshop effects: keeping selective colour in your photos when making black and white conversions.

    Fake HDR effects in Photoshop Elements

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 22/11/2012 11:30am
    Fake HDR effects in Photoshop Elements

    Some photographers employ the processing powers of packages like Photoshop CS5 or Photomatix to bracketing exposures to combine into a single composite high dyanmic range image that reveals fine detail in the shadows, midtones and highlights. HDR photography editing techniques add rich (and sometimes false) colours that enhance the artistic look of a shot, 
and many even like the way the HDR process can add artefacts such as halos around object edges.

    Photoshop Face Lift: how to swap bad expressions for smiles

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 19/11/2012 12:10pm
    Photoshop Face Lift: how to swap bad expressions for smiles in your family portraits and group photos

    Give your awkward portraits a Photoshop face lift. Our step-by-step Photoshop Elements tutorial shows you how to swap faces so you can rescue your portrait photography by changing a bad expression into a smile.

    Low-light photography fixes: how to reduce noise but preserve image quality

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 14/11/2012 12:08pm
    Low-light photography fixes: how to reduce noise while preserving image quality

    There are two basic types of noise you need to tackle in your low-light photography. The first is Chrominance noise, which introduces itself with higher ISO shots and can be recognised by its coloured speckling in shadowed or even-toned areas.

    The second is Luminance noise, which is trickier to remove and can be seen in the form of random variations of brightness between pixels. Reducing this can result in a loss of overall image detail, so in this tutorial we’re going to look at techniques to reduce both types of noise while preserving quality.

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