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 ...

EP88 How Thinking Like A Musician Can Help Your Images

In this episode we look at ways of seeing your images as your clients will.  When I used to work in recording studios, we would dump a copy of the music track onto cassette (yes I am that old) and walk it out into the car park and sit in a band member’s car, listening to the audio.  It was the best way to make sure it sounded good somewhere other than in a sophisticated mixing room! Making sure your …

Realistic Eye Reshaping Using Masks, Smart Objects And Liquify

This walkthrough steps through a method for realistic eye re-shaping. The walkthrough is in response to Rachel’s question posted on the Forums and is to reshape the eye of someone who had a stroke a couple of years ago so it has it has to be sympathetic and realistic. This is probably for intermediate Photoshop users and includes techniques in the following: Layers and Masks Smart Objects (Smart Layers) Liquify Content-Aware Fill JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of …

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,

Walkthrough: How To Use The Photoshop Room-Sets

In this video, I walk through using the Mastering Portrait Photography Room-Sets. These can be found in the store and are the perfect way to show your clients just how stunning their images are going to look on their wall! They are simple to set up and use and before you know it, you’ll be showing off your images in beautiful, realistic room settings. If you prefer to read these things step-by-step, there is an alternative version here. Enjoy!

Photoshop Shorts: How To Add Textured Backgrounds

In this video, I step through how to (very easily) add a textured background using Photoshop.   You can download the background used in this video in the MPP Store. 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

Photoshop Shorts: 3 Simple Ways To Enhance Eyes In Photoshop

In this video, I step through 3 ways of enhancing eyes in Photoshop. These are simple things you can do that bring out the magic of someone’s eyes without it being a huge amount of work (at the end of the day, I’m a portrait photographer not a retoucher so I need techniques that are quick, efficient and get me 90% of the way there!) Enjoy! JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and discussions dedicated …

Video: BJJ Fighters – Pose, Shoot, Photoshop

In this video, we take a couple of good friends of the studio – Chris and Ben – who are both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Fighters and create some images for their new YouTube channel. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to show: How I work with, pose and frame two subjects for an image that will fit a wide aspect ratio (for a video channel). How to light dark-toned clothes so that they stand out on a dark background. JOIN NOW to …

Photoshop Shorts: Create A Reflection That Can Be Adjusted

In this “Photoshop Shorts” episode, I show how to create a reflection in Photoshop. Not just that but one that can be done quickly and can then be tuned so that it looks like a mirror-reflection all the way through to a semi-matt surface. I use a picture of a dog to demonstrate the technique, but it’s equally applicable (and just as quick) to use on product or portrait photography too. JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, …