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Practical Photoshop June 2019

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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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editor

“Welcome to issue 99 of Practical Photoshop! If you enjoy the issue, why not subscribe and get a whole year for just $19.99?” Have you ever taken a photo of a beautiful landscape, only to look back later and feel slightly underwhelmed with the results? I know I have. Often all it takes is a few quick tweaks – so this issue we explore a host of ways to enhance your outdoor photos and give them the finish they deserve. James Paterson, Editor james.paterson@futurenet.com www.digitalcameraworld.com 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://bit.ly/pho_99 FIND US HERE… http://bit.ly/practweet http://bit.ly/pracface Also available on: tiny.cc/4dw9ky tiny.cc/rew9ky tiny.cc/8ew9ky…

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10 amazing landscape tricks

Over the next 16 pages, we’ll explore a host of tips, tricks and techniques for enhancing your landscape photos, from improving skies to adding rays of sunlight. Along the way we’ll encounter many Over the next 16 pages, we’ll explorea host of tips, tricks and techniquesfor enhancing your landscape photos, from improving skies to adding rays of sunlight. Along the way we’ll encounter many essential skills for editing photos both in Camera Raw/Lightroom and Photoshop. With a little practice and a few simple skills, you can start to create the landscapes you’ve always dreamed of making… WATCH THE VIDEO http://bit.ly/2EpR4iC 1 GET TO KNOW THE NEW TEXTURE TOOL Recently introduced to Camera Raw and Lightroom, the new Texture slider is like a finely nuanced version of the Clarity Slider. Like Clarity, it pulls…

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cheat at composition

WATCH THE VIDEO http://bit.ly/2HNcMh8 Composition and framing are essential skills, especially for landscape photography. But this isn’t going to be just another guide to the rules of composition – and there’ll be no mention of the rule of thirds. Instead, we’re going to cheat just a little bit. In essence, a strong composition is about arranging the elements in front of you into a smooth frame. Normally this is done by careful choice of camera angle, lens, and perspective. But we’re going to look at a few ways we can do creative landscaping to aid our framing. On a stormy grey day, like the one we were met with on our trip to the south coast of England, we couldn’t rely on beautiful light or a glorious sky. When faced with dull skies…

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build a scene in photoshop

01 COPY AND PASTE First, choose two photos that match in terms of lighting and perspective – this will make them much easier to blend together. Begin by opening them both up into Photoshop, then go to the background image and press Cmd/Ctrl+C to copy, then switch to the other image and press Cmd/Ctrl+V to paste. 02 TRANSFORM AND SELECT Use Ctrl/Cmd+T to position the new layer within the frame. If you need to resize the layer, drag the corner points. Grab the Quick Selection tool and paint to select the part of the layer you want to keep visible, then click the Add Layer Mask icon to hide the rest. 03 MASK AND TONE Highlight the mask thumbnail on the top layer, then grab the Brush tool and – using a soft-edged brush tip…

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truth or fabrication?

The merits of in-camera capture beat fakery every time. For landscapes – where part of the joy is in experiencing natural beauty – there’s far greater reward in capturing a scene than manufacturing one. But how truthful should a landscape be? Should it be a simple record of a scene? Or is it okay to doctor things by moving a rock or a branch – and if so, at what point does this become fakery? How about digital tricks? Is retouching overhead wires acceptable? Is exposure-blending two frames taken a moment apart more truthful than two taken an hour apart? What about a foreground composite like this? In essence, it’s a question of being honest with your viewer. In my opinion there’s nothing wrong with fakery, as long as it isn’t presented…

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enhance landscapes with dehaze settings

As the name suggests, the Dehaze command reduces atmospheric haze in landscape images. Found within Lightroom and Photoshop’s Camera Raw workspace, the command is a slider that not only lets you reduce the haze, but also allows you to go the other way and make your photos look more hazy. Of course, the effect isn’t a magical trick that actually eradicates haziness. Instead, it works by applying a boost in contrast and sharpness to a specific part of the tonal range – the part that usually correlates with hazy highlights in landscapes. As such, we can exploit the effect not just for hazy scenes, but also for other types of shots where we might want to use the boost in contrast and detail in other, equally effective ways. Take the landscape here. Boosting…

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