Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop October 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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While nothing beats the thrill of capturing a beautiful landscape in-camera, there are things you can do in Photoshop to enhance the natural world in front of your lens, as this issue’s feature explains. Elsewhere, learn how the Face-Aware Liquify filter works and master essential skills for beautiful mono images. James Paterson, Editor • 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: HIGHLIGHTS: WHAT’S INSIDE... PHOTOSHOP NEWS ▪ Introducing the new Curvature Pen Tool – coming soon! LANDSCAPE CHEATS ▪ Enhance your outdoor photos with simple tricks LOVE TO LIQUIFY ▪ Bend pixels to your will and alter faces with ease MONOCHROME MAGIC ▪ Learn essential tricks for editing your black-and-white pics LIGHTROOM LENS FIXES ▪ Get to grips with the…

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new curvature pen tool

Adobe has announced a brand-new Photoshop tool that will be included in Photoshop CC 2018, which is expected sometime in the next couple of months. The Curvature Pen is an intuitive new tool for making paths. It sits in the Tools panel, alongside the normal Pen tool that many of us know and love. The new tool works by automatically creating curves for you – unlike the normal Pen tool, in which anchor points must be dragged to create curved lines. By contrast, as you click anchor points, smooth curved lines are built with ease. New points can be added or taken off your path by clicking on it, and if you want an acute angle rather than a curve, you simply double-click the anchor point. In short, the tool creates…

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landscape cheats

Photoshopping a landscape is just cheating, isn’t it? Surely manipulating the natural world for our photographic ends is against the rules? In the early days of digital photography, the ‘rules’ stated that minimal editing should be carried out. These days the argument has evolved a little, but Photoshop is still seen as a bit of a dirty word in landscape photography. However, the simple fact is we all have to edit photos digitally to bring out the best in them – if we shoot raw, we don’t even have a choice. And when it comes to editing digital photos nobody can seem to agree on how much is too much. It’s certainly more rewarding to capture an incredible scene in-person than build it in a computer. But if we can build it,…

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enhance colors

One of the easiest ways to make colors in any photo more intense is to use Camera Raw’s Vibrance and Saturation sliders. (Vibrance targets the weaker colors, while Saturation boosts them all at once.) However, the Selective Color Adjustment Layer can work wonders over a scene, particularly colorful skies. Click the Create Adjustment Layer and choose Selective Color. Target Reds from the dropdown and experiment with the sliders, then target Yellows, Blues and Cyans in the same way. Above are the settings we’ve used to enhance our sunset……

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graduated filter

Camera Raw’s Graduated Filter tool is often the best option for editing skies to darken, pull out detail and add contrast. Open your image in Camera Raw (or, in Photoshop, go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter) then grab the Graduated Filter tool from the toolbar. Use the sliders on the right to load the tool with an adjustment (for example, click the minus icon next to Exposure) then drag down over the sky to apply the effect. (Hold Shift while dragging to keep the lines perfectly vertical.) You can adjust the sliders to fine- tune the effect, or switch to Brush mode to add to or subtract from it. We often like to add two grads: one for the entire sky and a second to darken the very top of…

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remove distractions and marks

Photoshop’s Spot Healing Brush tool is ideal for removing sensor marks and small distractions within your landscape, especially if the problem area is against a clean backdrop. Make a new layer and grab the tool from the Tools Panel, then set it to Sample All Layers. This’ll keep any edits non-destructive. For larger problem areas, like a person in your frame, first duplicate the layer with Cmd/Ctrl+J then grab the Polygonal Lasso tool and click around the area to make a rough selection. Go to Edit > Fill, choose Use: Content Aware and click OK.…