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Resources & Blog: Photo Editing

How to Choose Great Photos for My Next Project

How to Choose Great Photos for My Next Project Photography Tutorial: How to Choose Great Photos for My Next Project Whether you’re creating a new website or designing a flyer for your business, one of the most important elements of your design is images. It’s important to pick good photos that will not only resonate with your audience, but also be memorable—reinforcing your brand and ultimately enticing customers to purchase your product or enlist your services. In this Digital Workshop Center blog, we’ll cover the basics of “How to Choose...

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How to be Selective with Color: An Expert’s Photoshop Adjustment Secret

How to be Selective with Color: An Expert’s Photoshop Adjustment Secret Learn how to be selective with color from Josh Hardin Vibrant color is one of the most important trademarks of my photography. I love viewing the lush variegated green tones of forest scenes, the luminescent red clouds in a sunset sky or the piercing blue eyes of a portrait subject. I’d like to share my favorite Photoshop secret for enhancing the color of my images. In fact, I use this adjustment on almost all of my photos before uploading them to the Web or making prints. Not so long ago,...

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Intro to Photoshop Levels

Intro to Photoshop Levels Last time we discussed how to read a histogram, and how this ability can help you become a more savvy photographer, both behind the lens and in front of the computer. 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...

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The Basics of Working With Digital Color

The Basics of Working With Digital Color We are now officially living in the digital era, with online and computerized media fast outpacing print applications. In the coming years, some speculate that age-old analog and print utilization will be on its way to extinction, and that tomorrow’s generation will consume all of their media by way of smartphones, tablets, and laptops. So what does that mean for today’s designers? Plenty of changes are afoot for sure, but one of the basics is making sure you understand digital color, how it’s...

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Fun With Photoshop Smart Brush: Vintage Processing

Fun With Photoshop Smart Brush: Vintage Processing Out of the hundred of fantastic tools available in Adobe Photoshop, there are a handful that are purely artistic; and while these may not make the cut for a professional’s gallery, they can be an exciting addition to your photo editing repertoire. Using certain filters and actions can make your photos look interestingly vintage in just one sweep of the brush. Whether you want to mimic the gorgeous characteristic blues of a cyanotype, or harness the faded yellows of an antique print, the Smart...

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