Photoshop Madness High-End Photo Retouching, Tips & Tricks

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness is where you go mad trying to separate the junk from the good photoshop stuff.. Fred Showker helps you out


Photo retouching tips & tricks from Photoshop 911 We're simply going mad trying to separate the good from the junk Photoshop stuff... and we've found some more good ones to pass along . . .
      Kowing this is the season for shooting landscapes, and autum portraits it's a good time to brush up on some deeper, more advanced techniques. We've got several very good onew from college-level doctors, and another from Mr. Photoshop himself, Colin Smith . . . END THE MADNESS ...
* Photoshop Masking Tutorial — Using Masks To Improve Landscape Images
* How to Make Digital Photos Look like Lomo Photography
* Enhance Your Image with Selective Color Adjustments
* Improve Your Landscape Photographs Using Photoshop
* Color Correction Using Levels and Eyedroppers
* Vignetting : the good, the bad and the ugly
* Giving Your Photos A Glow
* Your photos, 300-style!
... and MORE

How to Make Digital Photos Look like Lomo Photography

Photoshop Tips & Tricks for Retouching

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply the “lomography” effect to your digital photos.
      Darren Rowse is the guy behind Digital Photography School -- digital photography enthusiast and pretty good journalist!
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Your photos, 300-style!

Photoshop Tips & Tricks for Retouching

Give photographs the sepia-toned 300 movie effect. The author Morgan Kervin writes :
      Before I begin I will say that each image, no matter how many times you do it will not turn out the same. Each adjustment is made to taste and completely depends on your image.
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Vignetting : the good, the bad and the ugly

Photoshop Tips & Tricks for Retouching

Some photographers battle to eliminate vignetting – darkened edges and corners – from their shots, but used creatively, it can add interest to otherwise dull photos, and can help focus the eye on the subject of the image.
      But while a vignette can be added in Photoshop either manually using the Burn tool or by using the Lens Correction tool in CS2 or later, the result is often a little flat, as you can see from the examples at the bottom of this page. It’s easy to create a much more crisp, eye-catching result
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Giving Your Photos A Glow

Photoshop Tips & Tricks for Retouching

Glenn E. Mitchell II, Ph.D. of The Light’s Right Studio writes :
      I was looking at some of the recent work of Michael Reichmann. I was struck by one of the photos from a fair in Seville. Michael added a diffuse glow to a group of women, and it really added a defining touch to the image. It gave the image a dreamy look, as if the image truly was painted with light. Michael took an excellent image and made it exquisite.
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NEXT : Colin Smith demonstrates "Color Correction Using Levels and Eyedroppers" plus some more solid photo retouching techniques . . . as Madness

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