Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop August 2018

Practical Photoshop is the world’s premier Photoshop magazine, a monthly guide to the best Photoshop techniques, tips and tricks. Inside each issue you’ll find an array of inspirational tutorials and accompanying video lessons that will help you master Adobe’s collection of industry standard photo-editing software. What’s more, there’s a selection of amazing images from the world’s best Photoshop creatives, free downloadable content, and a beginner’s guide to the basics. If you love photography and you want to learn more about digital imaging, then Practical Photoshop will help you to unleash your creative potential.

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Lacklustre landscapes – we’ve all shot them, right? Well, maybe they’re just lacking the best enhancements, so this issue we look at simple edits that can make all the difference. Elsewhere, learn how to create awesome skater sequences, master the Background Eraser and boost your portraits. James Paterson, Editor • WATCH THE VIDEO DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES To download this issue's files, type the following link into your web browser on your PC or Mac: FIND US HERE… Also available on:…

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essential landscape skills

Over the following pages we’ll reveal a host of tips, tricks and techniques to help you make the most of your landscape photos, from making scenic colors pop to enhancing the details that matter most. We’ll show you how to turn flat, dull frames into punchy, vibrant vistas in seconds, using simple Photoshop tools and settings that anyone can master… 01 CHOOSE THE RIGHT STARTING POINT Among the new profiles available in Photoshop’s Camera Raw plugin (as well as in Lightroom Classic’s Develop Module) is the Adobe Landscape profile. It provides an excellent starting point for editing your landscapes, as it enhances blues for better skies and pulls detail out of the shadows and highlights. Note it’s only available for use on raw images. WATCH THE VIDEO 02 MAXIMIZE YOUR TONAL RANGE We usually…

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master the background eraser

WATCH THE VIDEO STEP BY STEP REPLACE A BACKDROP Take one scene out and add in another 01 SET UP THE TOOL Open erase.jpg. For our background image, we used a free London skyline from Drag in your background image with the Move tool, then drag the background scene to the bottom of the layer stack. Next, grab the Background Eraser tool. Set Sampling to Continuous and Tolerance to 50 in the options. 02 REMOVE THE WINDOWS Zoom in and paint over the windows to reveal the background scene below. You might need to experiment with the Tolerance settings to change how the tool targets colors. Once that’s done, adjust the tones in each image so they match, then add a tonal adjustment on top of everything using Adjustment Layers, which helps the image…

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create portraits that are easy on the eyes

WATCH THE VIDEO STEP BY STEP FOUR WAYS TO ENHANCE EYES Boost the iris and fix the whites 01 ENHANCE THE IRIS The Adjustment Brush in Camera Raw lets you crisp up the detail in irises. Load the tool with positive Exposure, Clarity and Saturation, then paint around the iris (excluding the pupil). Irises can benefit from darkened edges. Press N for a new adjustment; load the brush with negative Exposure and paint a ring around the edges. 02 FIX THE WHITES The whites often benefit from gentle lightening. Load the Adjustment Brush with positive Exposure and Highlights, then paint over the whites. As for blood vessels, you don’t want to get rid of every one as it’ll end up looking unnatural; but if there are any large distracting lines, these are easily removed with…

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action sport shot sequences

WATCH THE VIDEO As much as it’s about skill, perseverance and downright nerve, skateboarding is also about creativity – which is something we photographers can relate to. Both pursuits rely on imagination and technique: perhaps this is why the best skate photography has a visual poetry to it that most other action sports can’t match. Or maybe it’s because the motion of a talented skateboarder in full flow is so visually appealing, especially when you combine several frames for a sequence photograph like this. Photographers have always wrestled with the challenge of conveying a sense of motion within a still image. There are lots of tricks of the trade – motion blur, rear-curtain flash, panning blur. But one technique is ideal for skate photography… As a flick through any skateboarding magazine is…

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If you’re relatively new to editing in Photoshop, or you just don’t know where to begin, then this section is the best place to get started. Over the next 10 pages, you’ll find an overview of the different versions of Photoshop available; a breakdown of the typical image-editing workflow in Photoshop; an overview of raw file editing; a guide to the six most useful layers; and a glossary of the most useful shortcuts. This guide condenses most of the tools and techniques you’ll use every time you import a new roll of pictures. CREATIVE CLOUD PLANS CHOOSE THE PLAN WITH THE COMBINATION OF TOOLS AND STORAGE YOU NEED PHOTOSHOP CC FROM £9.98/$9.99 PER MONTH WINDOWS, macOS Photoshop is the software of choice for most professional and non-professional photographers. Beyond the standard photo-editing features, it boasts…