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    Photoshop effects: turn photos into graphic art

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 13/03/2012 14:00pm
    Photoshop effects: turn photos into graphic art

    Stripping away detail from images so that you’re left with pure black and white is a great way to add a pop art feel to your shots and will quickly become one of your favourite Photoshop effects to use. If you then duplicate the image for repetitive effect and introduce blocks of bright colour, you’ll create dazzling images that’ll look great on any wall or even a T-shirt.

    To get our desired Photoshop effects, we’re going to show you how to strip away all the midtones using the Photoshop Stamp filter, so you’re left with just a black and white shape. After cleaning up distracting blobs from the tarmac background, we’ll duplicate the shot four times and render each version in a different colour for a cool graphic art look.

    How to correct leaning buildings in Photoshop Elements

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/03/2012 07:00am
    Barrel Distortion: how to correct leaning buildings in Photoshop

    Do you often find leaning buildings in your architectural photos? This is called barrel distortion.

    The most likely cause of barrel distortion is shooting a building from too close a distance. When shooting too close, you’ll need to zoom out to a wide-angle focal length, which can result in noticeable barrel distortion, making the top, bottom and sides of a building appear to bow outwards. For those instances when you just can’t shoot it any other way, here is how you can correct distortion on the computer using Photoshop.

    Shoot and stitch panoramic photos in 8 easy steps

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 04/03/2012 07:00am
    Shoot and stitch panorama photos in 8 easy steps

    Panoramic photos are a great way to showcase sweeping landscapes. By shooting a series of overlapping images and combining them on your computer, you can take in a much wider angle of view. This technique also means you don’t need an expensive wide-angle lens – your 18-55mm standard lens is fine.

    This photo stitching technique is much better than taking a wide-angle shot and simply cropping it because it produces a picture with a much higher resolution. Stitching photos together in this way might sound complicated, but it’s not. All you need is a tripod and Photoshop Elements or higher. We’ve used Elements because it has a Photomerge Panorama tool that makes stitching photos really easy.

    Replace boring skies with Photoshop selection tools

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 29/02/2012 12:31pm
    Photoshop Tricks: replace boring skies with Photoshop selection tools

    When it comes to taking photos (or trying to top up your tan) the weather inevitably will let you down, even when you’re shooting in an exotic holiday destination. This can be especially annoying if you’re trying to capture white sands, bright blue seas and clear blue skies.

    But thanks to one of our favourite Photoshop tricks, we can select our start image’s drab overcast sky and use the Photoshop selection tools to replace it with a more brochure-like graduated blue. On its own, the Photoshop Magic Wand tool can select most of the picture’s original sky, even if it contains a mixture of greyscale clouds and patches of blue.

    Photoshop Elements: red eye removal in 4 simple steps

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 22/02/2012 16:33pm
    Red eye removal in Photoshop Elements

    Red eye has long been the bane of photographers. How many times have we photographed our friends and family in a variety of social scenarios, and the flash photography leaves our pictures of people looking like demons!

    Red-eye occurs when your camera uses a burst of flash to capture a decent exposure. In low-light conditions our pupils open wide so that we can see more clearly. This means that a sudden influx of light from the camera will illuminate the eyes’ interior, bouncing off the blood vessels on our retinas – and adding a sinister red glow to our subject’s eyes.

    Photoshop Elements 10 review

    | Reviews | 08/12/2011 14:35pm
    Photoshop Elements 10

    Watch Practical Photoshop’s video review of the latest update to the popular consumer-level image editor

    Print photos from Photoshop Elements

    | Photoshop Tutorials | 12/05/2011 12:29pm

    How to prepare your images ready for print using Photoshop Elements Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll discover how to get better prints using [...]

    How to build a website photo gallery with Photoshop Elements

    | Photoshop Tutorials | 12/05/2011 12:01pm

    Showcase your best work online in a free photo gallery created in Photoshop Elements Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll discover how to use [...]

    Create a slideshow using Photoshop Elements

    | Photoshop Tutorials | 10/05/2011 17:14pm

    Organise your images into an impressive slideshow to share with friends and family using Photoshop Elements Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll discover [...]

    How to back-up your photos with Photoshop Elements

    | Photoshop Tutorials | 10/05/2011 16:30pm

    Back up your image files to avoid disaster and keep your photographs safe Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. You’ve probably got thousands of images stored on your [...]