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Today we are using an image from our latest Halloween contest to show you how to add Color to enhance the overall feel of an image.

 

Adding a gradient Color Tone to an image can help with it’s Depth and help Draw the viewers eyes towards your intended point of focus. You’ll see how as we take you through a few curves, a little Pen Tool Action and just one Levels Adjustment Layer.

 

This started as an incredible image by Daniel. We noticed just a couple small improvements that could really help to give it the magazine feel. We’re just going to add a touch of Style and refinement.

 

We pick up where we left off in Creating a Movie Poster: Riddick – Part 1. Having taken care of most of the Coloring and Shadow work in part one, now it is time to create the eyes that make this image stand out.

 

In this episode we show you how to go from an image straight out of camera, into the dark image you see as the final. We cover how to Color your images to strip everything down to one Hue. Then you will learn how to cover your subject in Shadow.

 

How best to make your images look their sharpest has always been a key aspect of our craft. One of the quickest ways to make your photos look more “professional” is by making them critically sharp.

 

Camera sensors are very powerful tools that capture tons of information, you just need to know how to massage that information out of it. This episode shows you how to bring out those details from your Shadows.

 

In this episode we show you how to create a custom Brush that creates dust anywhere you want it. All you have to do it paint over the area you would like the dust and erase the rest!

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The most basic rules of composition are rather simple but can be extremely difficult to master. Here are a few less orthodox compositional suggestion that might help you make the most of your next photoshoot.

 

You are going to learn how to fix up a hairstyle in Photoshop using the Liquify Tool. There are a few different strategies to consider when reshaping something like Hair.

 

After Kat is cut out from her Background we then extract her Shadow to make it slightly visible under her. From here you are ready to place your subject on any Background you desire, whether it be a solid Color, another image, or a playing Card.

 

In today’s episode we cover how to cut someone out of their Background including a great tip using Channels to select Hair.

 

Here are five cool things you probably didn’t know about Curves

 

You are often capturing more information in a photo than you realize; the trick is learning how to find that detail. In this tutorial we go over a very simple solution to bring out detail in the Shadows as well as the Highlights.

 

In this tutorial you will learn methods for adding a Lens Flare and atmosphere as well as adding interesting Colors that complete the effect.

 

Today we’re going to talk about just how awesome mirrorless cameras are and why you should probably be at least taking a look at them if you’re looking to get a new camera.

 

Learn to transform an object to make it appear as though it is following the rules of perspective.

 

A new take on dodging and burning. Save yourself time and trouble!

 

In today’s episode we start off with an image that has been resized for the Web and saved as a .jpg. It is a very small and compressed image yet we are still able to bring out a ton of detail.

 

Today we focus on removing distractions in Photoshop that you couldn’t change when you took the picture.

 

In this episode we cover everything you know to create custom brushes from scratch as well as use them to enhance your images!

 

Sunrise and sunset are both amazing times to own a camera. Take advantage of this light as often as you can. There is a reason that it is called “golden hour”. It will turn your photos into gold.

 

Today we are going over some great techniques that can be applied to most images to make them a bit more interesting. By adding Color and Contrast to the image as a whole you can make your subject stand out a bit better in a few easy steps.

 

Aaron hops behind the camera to share a few tricks on using a wide aperture to eliminate distractions.

 

A 5-in-1 reflector can be extremely useful when taking pictures in natural Light.

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