Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop May 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 74 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 INSIDE... MASTER MONTAGE Learn the fundamentals of image blending CREATE THE LAMP COVER Bring inanimate objects to life with compositing skills MAJESTIC MONOCHROME Get beautiful blackand- whites with the Channel Mixer EXPLORING DOUBLE EXPOSURES Take this classic effect further with four stunning ideas LIGHTROOM SKILLS Get to grips with color management for better prints 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/yh8mky 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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master montage now

Over the next few pages, we’ll explain the key Photoshop skills you need to combine photos for interesting, creative and eye-catching results. Essentially, there are three main ways this can be done. First we’ll look at how to use layer Blend Modes to create easy, instant effects. Then we’ll explain how to create composites by cutting out and combining parts of different photos. Finally we’ll explore the amazing Blend If controls, which can be used to combine photos based on brightness or color values. Our videos, step by step guides and expert advice will help you get your creative juices flowing... DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES HERE http://tiny.cc/yh8mky ON YOUR PC OR MAC…

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part 1 blend modes: mix your photos with textures

WATCH THE VIDEO http://tiny.cc/zg4mky Blend Modes are among the simplest methods of combining photos – and one of the best ways to get to grips with them is by experimenting with textures. Adding textures on top of photos lets you create all kinds of fine art looks. By using Blend Modes, you can change how pixels on one layer interact with those on the layers below. With 27 Blend Modes to play with, you can create all manner of effects. Of all the Blend Modes, Overlay is one of the best for texture blending. Here we’ve blended two textures with our original flower photo, using Overlay for each. DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES HERE http://tiny.cc/yh8mky ON YOUR PC OR MAC 01 BUILD THE STACK Open our texture and flower start images. With the Move tool, drag…

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blend mode shortcuts

Often you won’t know which mode you need until you start experimenting. Rather than selecting modes from the dropdown list, use keyboard shortcuts: Shift-plus (+) goes to the next mode, while Shift-minus (-) goes to the previous mode. (Make sure you don’t have a brush-based tool active: the shortcut will change the tool’s mode.) Most Blend Modes also have their own shortcuts, so you can get instant access to your favourites… Normal: Shift+Alt+N Dissolve: Shift+Alt+I Darken: Shift+Alt+K Multiply: Shift+Alt+M Color Burn: Shift+Alt+B Linear Burn: Shift+Alt+A Lighten: Shift+Alt+G Screen: Shift+Alt+S Color Dodge: Shift+Alt+D Linear Dodge: Shift+Alt+W Overlay: Shift+Alt+O Soft Light: Shift+Alt+F Hard Light: Shift+Alt+H Vivid Light: Shift+Alt+V Linear Light: Shift+Alt+J Pin Light: Shift+Alt+Z Hard Mix: Shift+Alt+L Difference: Shift+Alt+E Exclusion: Shift+Alt+X Hue: Shift+Alt+U Saturation: Shift+Alt+T Color: Shift+Alt+C Luminosity: Shift+Alt+Y…

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anatomy of a layer mask

A layer mask is a simple Photoshop feature with untold potential. Essentially it’s a mask that lets you either hide or reveal portions of a layer. When you first add a mask – by clicking the Add Layer Mask icon [1] – a little thumbnail will appear alongside the layer [2]. While this thumbnail is highlighted, you can add black over parts of the image to hide those areas [3], revealing whatever is underneath. But the hidden areas are still there if you need to reveal them again, all you need to do is add white to the mask instead of black [4]. You can flip between black or white by pressing X. Adding grey, or painting with white or black at a lower opacity will create semi-transparent parts [5]…

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layer mask 10 top tips

1 Alt-click the Add Mask icon in the Layers panel for a full black mask 2 Alt-click the Layer Mask Thumbnail to toggle a mask view on or off 3 Shift-click a layer mask to disable it, and Shift-click it again to enable 4 Hold Alt and drag a mask thumbnail from one layer to another to copy it over 5 You can convert an active selection into a layer mask by clicking the Add Mask icon 6 The Select And Mask command (aka Refine Edge) lets you output refined selections as masks 7 You can apply tonal adjustments like Curves or Levels to layer masks 8 Masks can be applied to Layer Groups as well as individual layers 9 Layer masks are just as useful for adjustment layers, letting you make selective tonal changes 10 After adding an…