In this topic you can find some tutorials about working with Photoshop. It is not meant to be a Photoshop manual, but when you follow the tutorials you may find it helpfull.
Working with layers
Photoshop works with layers, get used to using them. Aside from the minor attraction of being able to keep your image organized by putting each element on its own separately labeled layer, the advantage of layers is that they allow you to edit your photo's/artwork without editing the original. You did something silly on a layer and the photo looks bad now? Delete the layer, and everything is in order again.
I could write a lot here, but why invent the wheel twice? Photoshop cafe has written a nice tutorial on it, which you can find here
Messing with the waterhole
This is about messing with pics from the waterhole, and may give you insights about selecting parts of photo's, working with layers, and resizing photo's. If you want to mess with a waterhole picture, read this
Sharpening the right way
The next one is about sharpening, if you want to publish photo's in any way, electronic or in print, read this: Sharpening photo's
Colorcorrection with Levels
The photo is now sharpened, so lets start getting the colors right.
Colorcorrection, fixing a colour cast
Ian Weatherburn has posted a nice tutorial (including a Photoshop action) on his site. You can find it here
. Note that at the bottom of the page you can download the tutorial as a .pdf file as well, so you need not be online to try it out.
How to use Photoshop as a neutral density filter
A gradual neutral density filter gives you a gradual transition between light and dark thus giving you the possibility to expose a photo with very light and dark areas correctly. Think of a photo with a white beach and a dark blue sky and you think of a neutral density filter. Read the rest here
Landscape Photography: Straighten the horizon
If you do landscape or panoramic photography it is important to have the horizon level. Photoshop has a nifty tool for that, called Measure Tool which is tucked away under the Eyedropper. All you need to do is:
1. Open your image in Photoshop
2. Select the Measure Tool from the tool palette
3. Click and draw a line along the horizon
4. Select the Image/Rotate Canvas/Arbitrary... menu option
5. Click OK on the dialog that appears to straighten the horizon
6. Crop the image using the Crop Tool to remove the unwanted bits.
But of course it is easier with some graphics to explain it, so go to this
excellent tutorial (and site).
More tutorials will follow, but give me some time to write them
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