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How to Create Realistic Bokeh and Blur Effects using Photoshop

Perhaps you want to creatively improve your image, already taken with a depth of field and bokeh or create this effect from scratch for a specific composition. In this article, you will learn how to work with new and old … Continue reading

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How to Add a Rainbow to Your Images Using Photoshop

A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that needs many specific conditions to come together in order to appear, which is why they are not that easy to come across. They are, however, a beautiful and evocative sight, and they are … Continue reading

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Using Color to Create Strong Photo Compositions

Color is one of the most obvious elements of composition. Everyone knows that intense colors make people take notice of your images. Ever wonder why there are so many sunset and flower shots? Color is the reason. Photo by Miguel … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Add Color to Shadows Using Gels

Are you stumped on how to add some creativity to your portraits? The Slanted Lens demonstrates how Jay P Morgan includes gels in his photography work to add color to the shadows. This is a highly effective tactic that can add … Continue reading

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How to Enhance Colors Using Photoshop’s Color Range Tool

Luminosity Masks have become a go-to technique for many photographers wanting to make selective adjustments on their images. While it’s a great way to create precise masks, it’s a mask solely based on the luminosity of a pixel and it … Continue reading

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How to Create a Minimal Desktop Background Using Photoshop

Ever seen those flowy, innocuous desktop backgrounds that to show up on default computer screens? That’s the exact image I thought of when I messing around with Photoshop for this tutorial. Though they aren’t exact, these simple gradients and shapes come … Continue reading

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How to Apply Creativity to Your Images with Texture Overlays Using Luminar

Layers of fun One advantage that Luminar has over the average Raw processor is the ability to work with Layers. “What is a layer?” I hear you ask. Well, your basic image is a single layer, like a sheet of … Continue reading

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How to Blur the Background of a Portrait Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop

Have you ever taken a portrait and wished that the background were just a little bit more blurry? You can address background blur in-camera by changing either your aperture or the distance of your subject from the background. However, there’s … Continue reading

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How to Stylize Your Images Using Complementary Colors in Lightroom

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you a process that uses complementary colors to stylize your images and create a consistent theme in your collections. I recently embarked on an 1,800-mile road trip through the dusty outback of Western … Continue reading

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The Key to Using Smart Guides in Photoshop CC

  From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:   Discover how to use Smart Guides to quickly align and distribute layers and shapes in Photoshop CC.   B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions. Canon, Nikon and Sony News, Deals and What’s … Continue reading

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Two Ways to Create a Snowstorm Using Photoshop

The holidays are upon us and you want to have the perfect photo but it’s just too cold, slippery, or you missed the snow all together? There are times that regardless of your will, the weather won’t allow you to … Continue reading

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5 Lighting Setups You Can Do Using an Octabox

Choosing a lighting modifier is always tough because it’s inherently limiting. Do you go for a large soft source or something with a little more contrast? Or something that plays well with the modifiers you already own? One modifier that … Continue reading

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