Category: Photoshop

Painting White Balance in Camera Raw to Fix Color Problems (or Add Effects)

Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release) by Scott Kelby Camera Raw lets us paint with white balance, and of all the things that have been added to Camera Raw over the years, believe it or not, this is one of the ones you’ll probably wind up using the most. It’s pretty common to have a natural light photo where part of the photo is in shadows, which usually means the parts in daylight have one color, and the parts in shadows are usually bluish (especially if you use Auto White Balance, which most of...

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Create a Multi-Stroke Text Effect Using Photoshop’s New Layer Style Functionality

The latest version of Photoshop is equipped with some very helpful layer style improvements. This quick tip tutorial will show you how to use the new Layer Style features to add multiple strokes to an object, using only one layer. Let’s get started! Step 1 For this effect, we’ll use a simple background filled with this Carbon fibre pattern. Create the text you want to add the stroke to. The text here is created in All Caps using the font Anja Eliane Normal. The Size is 135 pt, the Color is #e7bd4f, the Kerning is set to Optical, and the...

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Changing Lip Shade in Photoshop

This is a really handy technique for making the lips  stand out by shifting the shade of the lip color, brightening the natural highlights, and then lastly, doing a quick cleanup to give you really gorgeous lips. Step One: Here’s the image we’re going to retouch by shifting the shade of the lips. If we wanted to change the entire color to something completely different, we’d probably reach for a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, but in this case, we’re just going to shift the color that’s already there. My favorite option for doing this is Selective Color, so click on...

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Creating a Compelling Photo Composite in Adobe Photoshop CC

Creating a compelling photo composite is as much about finding the right assets as it is about the process of blending them together. If you’re unable to capture your own assets, stock image sites are treasure chests for images, as well as inspiration. While hunting for the images used in this issue’s tutorial, I encountered dozens of stock photos that sparked ideas. When I finally stumbled across the images we’ll use, I was so captivated by the brilliant colors and dynamic shapes that I couldn’t wait to begin exploring the possibilities. This level of enthusiasm is key to crafting...

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