Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop January 2017

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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“welcome to issue 70 of practical photoshop! if you enjoy the issue, why not subscribe and get a whole year for just $19.99?”

This issue’s cover image might look complicated,but it’s actually rather quick and easy to do, as ourbumper cortutorial explains. Elsewhere, discover the secrets of complex cutouts, learn to makevintage effects, and set up a party photo booth-just in time for the New Year celebrations! James Paterson, Editor .. http://james.paterson@futurenet.com http://www.digitalcameraworld.com WATCH THE VIDEO http://tiny.cc/28htsx DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES To download thisissue’s files, type the following link into your web browser on your PC or Mac: http://tiny.cc/wpavhy FIND US HERE http://bit.ly/practweet http://bit.ly/pracface Also available on: http://tiny.cc/1vlrsx http://tiny.cc/ewlrsx http://tiny.cc/9ulrsx…

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lightroom cc updates

Version 2015.8 of Lightroom is available to Creative Cloud subscribers now. The Develop Module features a new view mode: Reference View. As the name suggests, this view lets you compare two different images (something previously only possible in the Library Module) in order to make them visually consistent. This could be very helpful if you need to make a group of images from a single event look similar, or for finetuning white balance in mixed lighting conditions. To use the new Reference View, head to Lightroom’s Develop Module and click the Reference View icon below the image preview. The screen will split into an Active window, which shows the currently selected image ready for editing, and the ‘reference’ window, where you can drag in any image from the filmstrip for comparison.…

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adobe’s creatives to watch in 2017

Adobe Stock, Adobe Spark and Behance have joined forces to compile a list of the 20 Creatives to watch in 2017. If you’re in need of a little inspiration in your own artwork or want to see which artists really have their finger on the creative pulse, check out this talented bunch. Here are a few of our favorites from the list… ALBERTO SEVESO This Bristol, UK artist produces beautifully surreal portraits. His work featured on the splash screen for Photoshop CC 2015. FILIP HODAS This digital artist’s images feature a combination of shapes, textures and lighting, all combined to create scenes that are both organic and surreal. KIM HØLTERMAND This Copenhagenbased photographer creates starkly beautiful images of architecture. TITHI LUADTHONG AKA GRANDFAILURE This Illustrator specializes in scenic, often fantastical imagery, with an accent on fluorescent greens and…

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complex cutouts made easy

If you can master the skill of making cutouts, you can begin to create any kind of Photoshop montage you like. It opens the door to endless creative projects and hours of fun. It can sometimes be a challenge to cut out complex objects like people or animals, as the edges are so intricate and detailed. But if you get to grips with the Photoshop tools and techniques described over the next few pages, things will become a whole lot easier... DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES HERE http://tiny.cc/wpavhy ON YOUR PC OR MAC…

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make a selection

WATCH THE VIDEO http://tiny.cc/ioguhy The process of making cutouts begins with an initial selection, made using one of the several powerful selection tools on offer in Photoshop. These tools all work by seeking out similar tones or pixels and finding the edges for you, which saves time and effort on your part! Here are a few of our favorite selection tools... DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES HERE http://tiny.cc/wpavhy ON YOUR PC OR MAC 01 QUICK SELECTION USE TO SELECT: Cloudy skies; people; animals; any hard-edged object The Quick Selection tool is our go-to tool for beginning most selections. It works like a brush, so you can use the ] and [ keys to resize it. Paint over areas and the brush seeks out similar tones, snapping on to edges. Sometimes it goes wrong and picks up…

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improve your selection

Once you’ve made an initial selection using any of the methods described on the last few pages, the next step is to improve it. Selections start off being hard-edged and jagged, but in the real world, very few objects have edges like this. Most of the time they’re slightly soft and fuzzy, perhaps with background detail showing through in places. This is when Select and mask comes into its own. With this command you can create intricate selections of almost anything – even normally troublesome details like hair or fur. SELECT AND MASK EXPLAINED http://tiny.cc/ddivhy DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES HERE http://tiny.cc/wpavhy ON YOUR PC OR MAC 01 MAKE A SELECTION Go to Select > Focus Area to make an initial selection. Select Auto, set Output to Selection and click OK. Next, go to Select >…