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Adobe Photoshop: Get Rid of the Dust!

By Michael Meyer, Professional Photographer & Former Photoshop Student Ah, dust, the bane of negatives and slides. How do you get rid of all the dust on an image after scanning one of your favorite old negatives, slides or prints? The “Dust and Scratches” filter can be very helpful, but I have great a little […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Using a Mask on an Adjustment Layer

By Michael Meyer, Professional Photographer & Former Photoshop Student This is a technique that’s a little bit advanced but, once you get the hang of it you’ll want to use it a lot because of its flexibility and power. Here’s the “before” shot of a nice storm rolling in at the beach. (I love storms […]

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Adobe Photoshop: A Really “Cool” Type Effect

By Mike Meyer, Former Photoshop Student Let’s say you are making a holiday card and you want to add a little snow to your text for a wintery feeling. Open an existing image or create a new document and type in some text. Highlight the text and set your typeface, style, size and color in […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Fill Opacity

By Barb Binder Are you getting great photos out of Photoshop, but your type looks flat and boring? Here’s a quick technique that looks difficult to create, but isn’t. Open a favorite photo. Grab the Type tool, pick a contrasting color and click on the page to add a caption over your photo. With your […]

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Adobe Bridge: Contact Sheets for your CD/DVD Cases

By Barb Binder How frustrating it is to sort through a stack of photo CDs, each with a written label like the CD on the left? Wouldn’t it be cool to make a contact sheet that fits in the front of your CD case (also known as a jewelcase booklet), to make the searching process […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Working with Spot Color Channels

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop Updated for CC Jun 30, 2016 Let’s face it, most of us set type over our Photoshop images using a page layout program (i.e., Adobe InDesign) or an illustration program (i.e., Adobe Illustrator). This allows us to easily define and use a spot color, and has the […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Restoring Detail in those Fading Images

By Barb Binder Try this (incredibly) simple technique to restore detail on an old photo: Open the image in Photoshop:  Open the Layers panel by selecting Window > Layers. Right click (Control click on Mac) the Background layer in the Layers panel and select Duplicate Layer. With Background copy selected, choose Multiply from the Blending […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS4: Crop and Straighten

By Barb Binder Are you digitizing your paper photographs to preserve them for the future? If not, you should be thinking about it, because our priceless paper photographs are fading and yellowing even as you read this article. Here’s a quick tip on scanning multiple images into Photoshop: Place several of your photos on your […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Combining Two Photos for a Perfect Image

By Barb Binder Updated Apr 17, 2016 Have you ever taken a rapid series of group shots, but can’t find a single image where every single person is looking at the camera, eyes open and smiling? If you are looking for a quick way to combine two mediocre images into one good image, try the Auto-Align […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS4: Cropping Tips

By Barb Binder It seems like most Photoshop users, even when they don’t know how to do anything else with the software, know how crop photos. It’s pretty easy: when you want to remove pixels from along the edge of a photo, you grab the Crop tool from the Toolbox, draw a crop box, tug […]

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