Archive for the Photo Effects Category

Skin Enhancement Photoshop Tutorial

Posted in Photo Effects, Photo Enhancement, Photoshop on May 15, 2010 by Carol

There are many actions available to enhance your photographs, but sometimes a little extra work is required. This tutorial uses Photoshop’s blur filter and healing brush tool, along with a free action. You need to begin with a good quality image – repairing a poor quality image is a whole other tutorial. We will be improving the complexion, improving the skin tone and brightening the eyes.

Skin Enhancement Before & After

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Photoshop Tutorial – Bokeh Effect – Foreground Focus

Posted in Photo Effects, Photoshop on March 11, 2010 by Carol

Bokeh simply means ‘blur’ in Japanese. In photography, if you bring the foreground into sharp focus, the background will blur significantly. ┬áThe effect has now become a trend and you can achieve this effect through Photoshop, using the Gaussian Blur filter and Bokeh brushes. In this tutorial I will show you how to take the background of a picture out of focus, and I will also show you the result of creating your own Bokeh background, and point you in the direction of the tutorial that shows you how to do that. Click here to view the full size image.

Bokeh Effect

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Photoshop Tutorial – Stained Glass Photo Effect

Posted in Photo Effects, Photoshop on February 3, 2010 by Carol

Create a stained glass effect on your photos using Photoshop’s filters and blending options. Click here to see the full size image

Stained Glass Photo Effect

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Photoshop Tutorial – Filmstrip Photos

Posted in Design, Photo Effects, Photoshop on January 26, 2010 by Carol

Arrange 5 photos into a filmstrip and create the negative strip as well. This tutorial also shows how to use the warp function of the Transform Tool in Photoshop. Click here to view the full size image.

Filmstrip Photos

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Photoshop Tutorial – Photo Montage

Posted in Photo Effects, Photoshop, Tools on January 24, 2010 by Carol

This tutorial walks you through an excellent free-for-personal-use Photoshop Actions set. Apparently Actions are a very under-used Photoshop tool, but they can be so very effective and time saving, and as in this particular case, extremely easy to use. Click here to view the full size image

4 Picture Photo Montage

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Photoshop Tutorial – Retro Popart

Posted in Photo Effects, Photoshop on August 28, 2009 by Carol

I love the possibilities with this tutorial. The only limit is your imagination!!!

Photoshop Tutorial - Popart

Photoshop Tutorial - Popart