Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop March 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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adobe’s visual trends for 2017

To help designers and photographers keep abreast with current styles, Adobe has compiled a list of 10 trends for digital media in 2017. While there’s a heavy emphasis on the stock factor (understandable with Adobe pushing its stock integration features within Photoshop and across the Creative Suite) it’s still an interesting list, as it seeks to predict where photography and digital imaging is heading in the future. Current technological advances have a heavy influence, with inclusions of aerial photography guided by drones and 3D tools. Finally, perhaps in response to an overly industrialized world, we are also seeing more delicate art. Here are our picks… #1 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Aerial photography has reached new heights since the invention and popularization of drones. We can now produce images from viewpoints that were never before…

1 min.
restoration the ultimate guide

Many of us have old photo albums full of cherished family portraits and familiar faces – and inevitably some of them will have become damaged or faded over time. But if you can digitise them (either with a scanner or by taking a photo of the print) then you can bring them into Photoshop for a new lease of life. Over the next few pages, we’ll explain how. You’ll learn essential tricks like fixing scratches, rebuilding rippedprints and enhancing faded prints; then we’ll take it a little further and show you a few creative techniques to try out on your photos. Even if you haven’t got a set of old family photos that are digitised and waiting to be lovingly restored, you’ll still find plenty of advice for image-editing that goes beyond…

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part 1 the challenges of restoration

01 SCRATCHES AND MARKS Surface damage to prints like scratches, blemishes, grime or spots is easily removed with the Spot Healing Brush tool. Set the tool to Sample All Layers in the tool options at the top, then click the Create New Layer icon in the Layers panel to make a new empty layer for your healing. Paint over problems to remove them. If things go wrong, undo with Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Z, then try using the Healing Brush instead. It works in a similar way, except you need to Alt-click to define a source from a clean area of similar detail nearby. DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES HERE http://tiny.cc/7wzdjy ON YOUR PC OR MAC 02 LOST PARTS Unfortunately, old prints are delicate and brittle. Irreparable rips can happen over time, but even missing details like the ripped…

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top 10 the restorer’s toolbox

01 CONTENT-AWARE FILL This is useful for filling in missing portions of a print like corners or uneven sides. Make a duplicate of the background layer, then grab the Polygonal Lasso tool and click a loose selection over the area. Go to Edit > Fill and set Use: Content-Aware. + A quick fix for missing parts of a print. - It’s effective, but rarely perfect: you’ll usually need to tidy up by cloning or healing. TOP TIP Duplicate the layer and erase the subject before using Fill, so that it only samples from what’s left. 02 DUST AND SCRATCHES Found under Filter > Noise, the Dust and Scratches filter helps you clean up small marks and blemishes across your image (or an active selection). Like all blanket fixes, it can be heavy-handed, but used discretely it can halve your…

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part 3 hand-color your old photos

WATCH THE VIDEO http://tiny.cc/gosdjy Download the project files here http://tiny.cc/7wzdjy on your pc or mac 01 SELECT THE JACKET Grab the Quick Selection tool from the Tools panel and paint over the jacket (or any portion of the image to be singularly colored). Hold Alt to subtract if the tool goes wrong at all. To get a smoother edge, go to Select > Select And Mask and increase the Radius and Smooth sliders. 02 TINT THE AREA Go to the Layers panel (Window > Layers) click the Create Adjustment Layer icon at the bottom, and choose Color Balance. Experiment with the sliders to add a tint. For extra control, target the Highlights, Midtones and Shadows and experiment with color shifts. Try unchecking Preserve Luminosity too. 03 COLOR THE FACE Highlight the bottom layer, then make a selection…

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part 4 filter fix

WATCH THE VIDEO http://tiny.cc/4nsdjy 01 FIX THE TONES Right-click your image in Bridge and choose Open In Camera Raw, then use the tonal sliders to enhance the tones and pull out detail, as shown. Next, open the image in Photoshop, make a new layer and use the Spot Healing Brush tool (set to Sample All Layers) to fix the larger marks and blemishes. DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES HERE http://tiny.cc/7wzdjy ON YOUR PC OR MAC 02 APPLY THE FILTER Press Ctrl/Cmd+Shift +Alt+E to merge a copy of all layers. Right-click the new layer and choose Convert to Smart Object. Go to Filter > Noise > Dust And Scratches. Zoom in and experiment until it looks clearer. Radius controls strength, while Threshold controls what size marks are included. 03 PAINT A MASK Here Radius 31, Threshold 14 has cleared…