Photoshop: Creating An Action To Remove Flyaway Hairs

Photoshop: Creating An Action To Remove Flyaway Hairs In this video, we create an action to (almost) automatically remove flyaway hairs. We step through each step so you can create your own action. Enjoy! JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and discussions dedicated to the art, passion and business of portrait photography! JOIN NOW! LOGIN Summary Of Steps In The Video: Select the Image: Choose an image with flyaway hairs, preferably with a blurred background ...

Photoshop Quickies: How To Remove Skin Redness (Easily!)

Photoshop Quickies: How To Remove Skin Redness (Easily!) As a portrait photographer, it's not unusual to need to remove redness (such as acne, eczema or other rashes) from the skin. There are plenty of techniques - mostly slow and painstaking - but this method is simple, fast and reliable: it requires nothing more than adding a hue/saturation layer and doing some careful adjustments! PS. It has not gone unnoticed that my own skin in the video could do with a ...

Photoshop: Getting The Best Out Of Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

OK, this is quite a long video! In response to a question from Rachel on the Forums, I step through all of the controls of Silver Efex Pro 2 and then in the second half of the video, run a handful of conversions showing the steps I usually take. I use a colour wheel during the video as a reference point. If you’d like to download the wheel for your own purposes, Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Walkthrough: Black Dog, Black Background

Some of our members are creating beautiful images of dogs on black backgrounds and so I thought I’d post up some of the techniques we use here to make the process both effective and efficient. It’s about half an hour long and takes us through the process from the original rough image through to the finished PSD and covers: Prepping the file and the importance of the blacks The lighting patterns used The Photoshop techniques to clean it up including …

Walkthrough: Removing Creases From Clothing Using Frequency Separation

Image Copyright Rachel Thornhill 2019 This is in response to a post on the forum from Rachel Thornhill on retouching clothing. The video uses Frequency Separation plus a couple of curves layers and should be straightforward for most situations. To learn about Frequency Separation watch the video here. JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and discussions dedicated to the art, passion and business of portrait photography! JOIN NOW! LOGIN

Walkthrough: How To Use Frequency Separation In Photoshop Step-By-Step

In this video, I walk through step-by-step the Frequency Separation in Photoshop – one of the best techniques for retouching skin. Frequency separation is one of the most useful techniques for retouching skin but it can seem a bit daunting to begin with. In this video, I explain a simple step-by-step process for setting up the layers and then retouching the skin. Hope it’s useful! JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and discussions dedicated to …

Walkthrough: Fast Method For Replacing A White Sky Using Layer Styles In Photoshop

In this video, I follow up on a question on the forums about how to replace a white (over-exposed) sky.  There are numerous methods for this from Luminosity Channels (something which is pretty advanced and I’ll cover it in a different video) to creating complex masks (something that is a lot of work) to this method: Using Layer Styles. The video should be fully self-explanatory but you may need to brush up a little on layers and masks (although I …

Walkthrough: Creating High Key Images Of White Dogs

In response to a question on the Forum, this walkthrough covers a method for creating high key images of white dogs (i.e. white dogs on white backgrounds.) The video is just me sitting and doing what I normally do: figuring out what each image will finish up looking like as I go. Although I usually have a pretty good idea of the steps I’m going to take and the finish of the ultimate image, JOIN NOW to view this and …

Walkthrough: Fast Method For Retouching A White Background

In this video, I talk through how to clean up a white background. The image in question is of two puppies taken for the Hearing Dogs where I shoot pretty much every week. The priority for this particular technique is the balance of speed to quality, something that is often missed: all too often, photographers think quality is the ultimate goal but, of course, it’s only the goal for an appropriate price, JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of …

Walkthrough: Retouching A Black And White Portrait Of An Elderly Man

There is nothing quite like a beautiful black and white portrait. In this video, we walk through how to use Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 to add that magic to a portrait of Bob, a senior citizen, who came into the studio. The walkthrough mentions the following: Using ‘Content Aware’ fill as a more effective way of retouching skin and removing hairs Using the Camera Raw filter to remove dust spots Using a lasso and an Exposure adjustment …