Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop is only as powerful as your knowledge of it. Learn how to accomplish a range of effects and touch-ups with these simple tutorials.

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Correcting tone in PhotoshopCorrecting Tone Using Levels

This tutorial will help you learn how to use the Levels function of your favorite editing tool to correct the white and black levels of your photo. Properly adjusting the luminosity of your photos can lead to better contrast, more pleasing gradation and overall better tone.

Contrast masking in PhotoshopUsing Contrast Masking

This tutorial will teach you how to use contrast masking to give your images an even tone and more detail. By flattening the tone curve of your image, shadows and highlights will come together and hidden details will pop right out. It’s a great technique for fixing uneven exposures.

Adjustment layers and maskingUsing Adjustment Layers & Masking

This tutorial will teach you how to take advantage of Adjustment Layers in recent versions of Photoshop to enhance your photos with more precise control. Masking will allow you to apply adjustments to only select portions of the image.

Fixing FoliageFixing Foliage

Some tips on enhancing dull and off-color foliage in your landscape shots. Also an easy technique to shift the color of leaves in your photos; easily turn a summer scene into a fall landscape.

Soft Focus in PhotoshopSoft Focus

Great for softening scenic photos as well as portraits, this quick and easy soft focus method will preserve more sharpness and give you better control than standard blur methods.

Contrast BoostingContrast Boosting

Finished touching up and image, but it still looks kind of dull? Boost the contrast and increase the vividness by brightening the highlights of your image to give it visual pop. This technique emphasizes the extreme shadows and highlights of an image.

High Pass SharpeningHigh Pass Sharpening

This classic sharpening method gives you excellent detail retention and superb control for getting your images sharp for screen and print output.

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