Using The Room Sets – Step By Step Instructions

Using The Room Sets - Step By Step Instructions Room sets are a great way to show a client how wall art might look. They will significantly increase your sales value and are also a great way to show your work on social media and your website. You can find room sets to download in the Store. If you prefer to watch a video of these steps, a step-by-step guide can be found here. Instructions for using a room set ...

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: 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, whereas it’s the balance of quality and the …

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: 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!

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.

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. The video uses layers, masks, the Blur filter, Smart …

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!

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