Photoshop Shorts: How To Create An Action

A short video explaining how to create an action and assign a hotkey to it. Actions are a very useful function in Photoshop, enabling repetitive tasks to be performed quickly and simply. Put simply, they are one of things most retouchers rely on day to day. I use the example of a simple ‘Content Aware Fill’ action that is perfect for removing blemishes, stray hairs and dust spots. JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and …

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 …

Walkthrough: Retouching A Black And White Portrait Of A Young Woman

Bright sunshine and a beautiful subject, glorious greens and satin soft shadows. Ah, I have drifted into a romantic phase! This walkthrough takes a summer portrait of Megan and shows the basic steps from colour correction in Lightroom, retouching in Photoshop, conversion to a beautiful monochrome using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and the ultimate cropping back in Lightroom. The walkthrough mentions the following: Using Adobe Lightroom to colour correct Using ‘Content Aware’ fill as a more effective way of …