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How to Use Layers Creatively in Adobe Photoshop

In Adobe Photoshop, layers are a useful tool for adding depth and interest to visuals. I use layers on a regular basis in my photo processing, and I find they are one of the most accessible and exciting tools beginners can access.

Today, I want to teach you how you can use Adobe Photoshop layers on your own to improve and enhance your photos.

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New Masking feature in Photoshop. Where did the refine the edge tool go?

Masking is now handled using the ‘Select and Mask’ button. Inside of this dialog box, the Refine Edge tool still exists. The functionality and algorithm for the tool has been greatly improved by the Adobe team. Masking is actually better than ever, and, with a few short steps, you can take advantage of the newest version of this core feature.

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Revive your Career: Get Certified

In today’s fast paced life and technocentric learning modules, there are many different options to gain more training. One way to propel your career is to get a new certification.

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Adobe Authorized Training Center

Digital Workshop Center (DWC), headquartered in Fort Collins, has been offering graphic design, web design, video editing, and digital marketing classes for students of all skill levels for the past ten years. Today, DWC has been certified as the first Adobe Authorized Training Center in Northern Colorado and only the second in the state.

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Intro to Photoshop Levels

Now it’s time to take it a step further, and explore how you can use your newfound knowledge to tinker with the Levels tool in Photoshop. Remember, that this map is the key to understanding the range of tonalities in any given image, and that it can be played with to alter your white point, black point, and midrange tones. It may seem simple, but altering your histogram layout can have a pretty dramatic effect on your photos!

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Decoding Your Photo’s Histogram

Photo editing software seems to be getting more and more complicated these days, and sadly, that scares away lots of people who want to use it. I’ve found that understanding the principles and reasoning behind editing tools is tremendously helpful when you’re trying to learn a new software program, and that’s what I’m hoping to accomplish with today’s blog!

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