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An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

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Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be one of the least understood features, but blending modes can be extremely useful when creating composites and retouching. So what do blending modes actually do? They ...

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How to Make Your Own Overhead DIY Camera Rig

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Looking to make your own DIY overhead camera rig? Well, look no further – here is a 9-minute tutorial from photographer and YouTube star Peter McKinnon that shows you how to do just that. The first 2-minutes of the video are shot using an overhead rig, showing McKinnon performing some pretty cool ...

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How to Shoot Good Travel Photos Even in ‘Bad’ Natural Light

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Using natural light in your travel photos can land you with some amazing images, even if you think the light might be “bad” from the offset. Here’s an 18-minute video from photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich that shows how to harness natural light for powerful imagery. You might hear that shooting in harsh midday ...

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How to Blend Speedlight Exposures for Water Splash Ad Photos

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Here’s an informative 18-minute tutorial by photographer Dustin Dolby of workphlo that teaches how to blend speedlight exposures for water splash product photos. Dolby is shooting a pair of advertising posters. First off, Dolby shoots an ambient light shot of a soap bottle without using any flashes. Then, he shoots an entirely ...

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How to Brighten Portraits in Photoshop in Just 2 Minutes

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There are different techniques you can use in Photoshop to brighten up a dark and dull portrait. This 4-minute tutorial by PHLEARN shows a 2-minute technique that avoids desaturated, unnatural skin tones. The technique centers around the Shadows and Highlights tool in Photoshop’s Image->Adjustments menu. Using the Amount, Tone, and ...

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