Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop June 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 75 of practical photoshop! if you enjoy the issue, why not subscribe and get a whole year for just $19.99?” HIGHLIGHTS: WHAT’S INSIDE… FROM AVERAGE TO AMAZING Transform underwhelming photos with ease GET THE CINEMATIC LOOK Learn trendy tonal tricks for that movie still look MASTER THE BLUR GALLERY Create all manner of wonderful depthof- field effects ATMOSPHERIC LEVITATION PHOTOS Discover how to make your friends float with style LIGHTROOM SKILLS Add essential copyright metadata to your images 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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how to take your photos from average to amazing

BEFORE When all’s said and done, there’s usually one single aim whenever you open a photo in Photoshop: to make it look amazing. Unfortunately, even the best photographers end up with shots that can initially look very average or worse, whether it’s because a mistake has been made – perhaps an exposure issue or white balance error – or maybe because the initial raw file is flat and lifeless. At times, the results of our efforts with a camera can be underwhelming. That’s where this feature comes in. Over the next few pages we’ll explain how to correct, enhance and spruce up your photos to come up with something that looks incredible. AFTER Whether you’re shooting portraits or landscapes, you’ll find a host of handy tips and tricks to try on your own photos.…

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the problem

BEFORE 1 SENSOR MARKS Dust on the sensor can show up on every frame you take, especially with landscapes, where narrow apertures like f/16 tend to show up the problem 2 WONKY HORIZON Even when you use a tripod and a spirit level, horizons can still need correcting, especially if there’s an obvious horizon line like sea in the frame. 3 TOO DARK Here, exposing for the sky has left the rocks far too dark and lacking in detail or texture- these are the main focus of the image, and they’re disappointingly dull. AFTER WATCH THE VIDEO 4 COLOR CAST Shooting at dusk can often leave colors looking too blue, especially if you’ve left white balance to auto, or used an ND filter to elongate the shutter speed. 5 COLOR FRINGING To some extent all lenses may suffer from chromatic aberration…

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the solution

1 PROBLEM: SENSOR MARKS SOLUTION: SPOT REMOVAL IN CAMERA RAW There are a couple of tools for fixing sensor marks. Photoshop’s Spot Healing brush is ideal. A quick dab over the area and the mark will be gone. However, if a whole set of photos are plagued by a recurring mark, use the Spot Removal Tool in Camera Raw. Open a set of photos into Camera Raw (select them in Adobe Bridge then right-click and select Open In Camera Raw). Fix the mark on one image with the Spot Removal tool, then click the top-left flyout menu. Choose Select All, then Sync Settings. 2 PROBLEM: WONKY HORIZONS SOLUTION: STRAIGHTEN TOOL IN CROP TOOL SETTINGS In Camera Raw, grab the Crop tool and rotate the crop box slightly until the horizon looks right. While…

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swap a sky

WATCH THE VIDEO PROBLEM: SKY IS DULL AND CLOUDLESS SOLUTION: DROP IN A NEW SKY A Photoshop tutorial about how to replace a sky in a landscape scene is bound to provoke the odd negative reaction. Isn’t that just cheating? Surely it’s better to capture everything in-camera? Isn’t that what landscape photography is all about – the challenge of being in a beautiful spot at the perfect moment, and the thrill when something magical happens? All this is true, but sometimes you’re simply not able to wait around for the perfect moment. Landscape pros will revisit the same scene over and again, but most of us don’t have the freedom to do this. So if you come across a great landscape that’s let down by a featureless sky, this technique gives you the…

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the problem

BEFORE WATCH THE VIDEO 1 SPOTS AND MARKS Even those with great skin will occasionally have the odd mark or blemish. If you want your subjects to look their very best, these need to go. 2 EYE BAGS Lack of sleep catches up with us all, and even though we may not notice eye bags when looking at people, they become very apparent in photographs. 3 LIFELESS COLORS Portraits can initially look a little flat and lacking in contrast, especially if you shoot in raw format. Better hues lie within: you just need to bring them to the fore. AFTER 4 DULL EYES We’re drawn to a subject’s eyes - they’re the first thing we look at in a portrait. So you might want to add a little extra punch to really make them shine. 5 YELLOW TEETH In a society…