Saturday, 1 September 2012

A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Photoshop – Part One

Today we publish an article from our friends at Light Stalking, written by Jason Row, and giving some valuable tips to using Photoshop.

Adobe’s Photoshop is an immensely complicated and multi layered program that can seem daunting to new users. In this short series of articles we are going to have a look at some of the less used, but highly useful tools in the seminal editing program.

Highlights and Shadows Tool

This tool is possibly one of the most powerful and under utilized functions in the Photoshop armory. It is found under Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights. The Shadow tool can be used to add detail to shadow areas. Use it carefully as it can introduce noise. The Highlights slider does the opposite and can be used to darken highlights such as an over exposed sky. Again be careful using this as if you push the slider to far, you may start to introduce a halo effect around your subject. The more options checkbox expands the window to reveal adjustments for tonal width and radius in both the Highlight and Shadows sections as well as controls for color correction and mid-tone contrast.

Follow the link to get tips on: Grids/Rulers/Guides; Perspective Correction and Quick and easy borders  A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Photoshop – Part One

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