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How to Dodge and Burn to Retouch Skin in Photoshop

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Here’s a 14-minute tutorial from photographer and retoucher Zoë Noble that shows you how you can use dodging and burning to retouch skin in Adobe Photoshop. Noble always does her dodging and burning after having cleaned the skin, removing blemishes and other imperfections from the photo. Once all the prior work is done, ...

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Here’s a Clever Trick for Adding Life to Eyes in Photoshop

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Photographer and retouching expert Matt Kloskowski made this 14-minute video that introduces on technique for adding life back into a portrait subject’s eyes using Photoshop. Sometimes you may find that the eyes in your image seem a little dark, lacking life and “punch.” Some photographers will use a kicker light, which ...

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How to Take Great Portraits with Only One Studio Light

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If you’re into shooting high-quality portraits with minimal studio equipment, here’s a 6-minute video from photographer Manny Ortiz that explains how you can take great, dramatic portraits with just a single studio light. “Using one light is not as easy as it looks,” warns Ortiz. There are plenty of things to keep ...

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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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