Tag Archives: techniques

The making of an intentionally blurred image (VIcki Moritz)

So you spent years learning how to shoot images in focus? Just for a change here is how to make an intentional blurred image such as the one below Source images- demonstrating you can make something out of not much! … Continue reading

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Face in the clouds How-To (Stephen Hilton)

This How-To covers Stephen Hilton’s approach to create his image Face in the clouds. Start with a sky as your background layer (below). If the clouds are little dull, brighten them up with a curves or levels adjustment. Tip: I … Continue reading

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Blend If

Blend if is a powerful tool in the layer properties in Photoshop (other software may have similar functionality – explore your documentation). Open the layer properties and you find an Advanced Blending block and Blend If block in the central … Continue reading

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How to select hair

A common need is to select and mask fine detail like hair from a background. This post gives some suggestions and links to resources. Continue reading

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Cropping

Cropping is a powerful technique that allows you to remove un-needed picture parts and distractions and focus attention on the subject. Continue reading

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This section includes some links to different approaches to common needs such as replacing skies or applying textures. Continue reading

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Blending modes

When you have multiple layers in your image, you can use blending modes to alter how the different layers interact to produce the final effect Continue reading

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Masks

As the name suggests, masks are used to hide things. With a mask applied, you can limit what pixels in a layer are visible and allow you to make local adjustments using an adjustment layer. Masks are a fundamental tool in your post processing workflow. Continue reading

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