Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop July 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 76 of practical photoshop! if you enjoy the issue, why not subscribe and get a whole year for just $19.99?”

james.paterson@futurenet.com www.digitalcameraworld.com Highlights: WHAT’S INSI DE… Top 10 Best and worst tools ▪ We reveal our 10 favorites – and ones to avoid get creative with paint ▪ Mix portraits and paint for amazing results Create the Cover ▪ Discover the hidden depths of this tool Create Traffic Trails ▪ Shoot and combine several traffic trail photos lightroom skills ▪ Tease out detail with the Clarity slider WATCH THE VIDEO http://tiny.cc/h9bbjy Download the project files To download this issue's files, type the following link into your web browser on your PC or Mac: http://tiny.cc/3b3tly Find us here… http://bit.ly/practweethttp://bit.ly/pracface Also available on: http://tiny.cc/4dw9ky http://tiny.cc/rew9ky http://tiny.cc/8ew9ky…

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photoshop best and worst

Photoshop has been around for 27 years now, and has grown exponentially from a compact photo editor to an all encompassing imageprocessing behemoth. As such, there are often several ways to do the same job, and some tools are better than others. Over the next few pages, we reveal our 10 best Photoshop tools. These aren’t necessarily the most powerful or useful. The main criteria is that they’re very good at what they do, and rarely let us down. Conversely, there are other tools that are a constant letdown, so we’ll also look at 10 tools to avoid. Along the way, you’ll find a host of useful tool tips and video tutorial techniques to help you become a master of the mighty Photoshop toolbox.…

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the 10 best tools

1 QUICK SELECTION TOOL Selections play such a big part in all kinds of projects – whether it’s making cut-outs or selective tonal adjustments. The Quick Selection tool is hands-down the best tool Photoshop offers for making difficult selections of irregular shapes. It automatically seeks out and snaps on to edges as you paint, and as you build up a selection, it learns and adapts to target the details you need while excluding the rest. Simply paint with the tool to select shapes, and w if the selection edge strays over details you don’t want. The tool sits in the toolbar, but it also appears in the Select And Mask command (an update to the old Refine Edge command). It’s a good idea to run complex selections through Select And Mask to…

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the 10 worst tools

1 MAGNETIC LASSO TOOL An outdated tool that’s outclassed by other selection methods. It works by snapping to edges, but the Quick Selection tool does the job more effectively. 2 CONTENT-AWARE MOVE TOOL A gimmicky tool that only ever works on simple images with plain backdrops – you’re better off selecting, moving and filling manually. 3 PENCIL TOOL Why would anybody need to use a tool that makes nasty jagged-edged scrawls when the Brush tool offers a range of realistic pencil tips and heaps more options? 4 MERGE TO HDR PRO Nowhere near as good as third-party HDR plugins like Photomatix, or even Camera Raw’s HDR Merge command. The presets are almost all awful. 5 BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST It does a job, but it’s a blunt instrument compared to more refined methods of tonal enhancement like Levels, Curves or the entire…

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get creative with paint in your portraits

Photoshop can create all manner of paint splatters and color effects, but nothing quite beats real-world paint splashes. Sometimes it’s better to get your hands dirty and photograph paints or other mixed media, then combine the results with your photos. Here we’ll explain how it’s done. You’ll recreate this paint-splashed image with a combination of Photoshop compositing skills. You’ll cut out your subject and add in several images of acrylic paints (photographed dropping into water), before using blend modes and layer masks to bring it all together. watch the video http://tiny.cc/vq5tly Download the project files here http://tiny.cc/3b3tly on your pc or mac 01 CUT OUT THE SUBJECT Open cover_before from our start files. First we’ll cut out the subject. Grab the Quick Selection brush and paint over him. (Altpaint to subtract if the selection…

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step by step make a brush

01 PREPARE THE PHOTO Open one of the bird images we’ve provided. First you need to ensure the backdrop is completely white: press Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+U to desaturate, then bring up Levels with Ctrl/Cmd+L. Drag in the black and white points to increase contrast. Next, use the Rectangular Marquee tool to drag a selection over the area. 02 DEFINE THE BRUSH Go to Edit > Define Brush Preset. You can define brush tips for other objects like the trees in the same way (or simply load in the supplied brush set). Next, open silhouette.jpg. Make a new layer, fill it with white and set the Blend mode to Lighten, then start painting with your new brush tips to fill in the shape.…