Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop November 2016

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 68 of practical photoshop! if you enjoy the issue, why not subscribe and get a whole year for just $19.99?

www.digitalcameraworld.com WATCH THE VIDEO http://tiny.cc/28htsx Download the project fil es To download this issue's files, type the following link into your web browser on your PC or Mac: http://tiny.cc/b9r8fy Fin d us here… Also available on: Highlights: WHAT'S INSI DE… Photoshop News n The newest Photoshop Elements arrives Black-and-white masterclass Learn the best conversion methods for classic photos Airport composites n Combine a set of plane photos for awesome results Texturise your portraits n Discover how to blend textures with your people photos Convert to mono in Lightroom n Get to grips with powerful blackand- white tools…

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photoshop elements 15 has arrived

Photoshop Elements 15 – the pared-down version of Photoshop CC – continues the trend of recent releases by offering different user modes depending on experience, with Beginner, Guided and Expert Modes.It’s a gentle learning curve for those new to Photoshop.There are enough one-click effects and filters to keep occasional users happy, and plenty of depth for those willing to explore further. In the latest release, Adobe also continues to simplify the userexperience with automated photo sorting, new guided edits and additional easy-toapply effects. So what’s new? Elements is now touch-enabled. With touchscreen Windows laptops and desktops continuing to grow in popularity, the Elements Organizer and Quick Edit modes are now touchfriendly so that you can tapto do all your finding, sorting, and quick enhancements. The Organizer also features enhanced searching and…

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part 1 does it work in mono?

One of the most important skills a black-and-whitespecialist can learn has nothing to do with conversion methods or toning tricks: it’s about recognizing which scenes and images look best in monochrome. When you can make any image you like black and white, do you try out the effect on every image? No, you learn to see the scenes and subjects that will work best without color. Specialist mono photographers often talk about learning to see the world in black and white. It’s a skill that will help you to cut through the color to get to the tonality of a scene, to recognise the combination of shadows, highlights and contrast that would work in black and white. Here are a few simple tips to help you… TIP 1 SEEK OUT CONTRAST Without color…

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part 2 the best blackand-white tools

There are many ways to convert images to mono, but the most effective offer more than just a oneclick solution. They give us tonal control over colors. This might sound strange – after all, we’re getting rid of the color, aren’t we? But that color information is vital for finetuning the mono look. Here are four of the best methods... WATCH THE VIDEO http://tiny.cc/k3z6fy 1 HSL/GRAYSCALE Found in Photoshop’s Camera Raw plugin (or the near-identical HSL Panel in Lightroom’s Develop module), this command lets you convert to mono (check the Grayscale box at the top) then control the brightness of eight individual color ranges within the image. Rather than using the sliders, grab the Targeted Adjustment tool from the toolbar: this lets you drag up and down over areas of the image to…

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part 3 get silver efex pro

Recently made free of charge, Google’s Nik Collection offers several great plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom. There’s Analog Efex Pro 2 for retro film effects; HDR Efex Pro, a quality HDR program; and Color Efex Pro 4 for filters.But perhaps the jewel in the crown is Silver Efex Pro 2. This classy black-and-white converter has long been an essential tool for anyone who loves their images stripped of color. It’s a must for any monochrome aficionado. Here, we’ll show you how to download and install the software, then send images into Silver Efex for a range of excellent monochrome presets, fine contrast controls, grain settings and color toning. DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES HERE http://tiny.cc/b9r8fy ON YOUR PC OR MAC 01 DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL Go to www.google.com/nikcollection to download the Nik Collection (for Windows or…

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part 4 enhance your mono masterpieces

DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES HERE http://tiny.cc/b9r8fy ON YOUR PC OR MAC 1 Convert to mono Camera Raw offers a powerful blackand-white conversion tool: the HSL / Grayscale panel. Right-click an image in Adobe Bridge and choose Open In Camera Raw, then go to the panel on the righthand side. Tick Convert to Grayscale, then use the sliders to fine-tune the brightness of individual colors. 2 SQUARE CROP A square crop can lend a simplicity that goes hand in hand with the minimal landscape look we’re after. It harks back to the days when many film types came in a square format, so it gives your image a timeless quality. To make the crop in Camera Raw, grab the Crop tool, right-click and choose the 1:1 ratio. Drag over the image to mark out your…