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5 Ways to Get Perfect Colors in Photoshop

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Getting the colors in your photos right can be surprisingly difficult. There's lots of ways in which colors can be off and even more ways to manipulate them in Photoshop. In this article, I'm featuring 5 advanced techniques for changing or correcting the colors in your photos.
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5 Clone Stamp Secrets to Up Your Photoshop Cloning Game

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Photoshop's Clone Stamp is the most versatile tool for removing things and fixing blemishes. But there is more to it than just cloning and stamping. In this article, I will feature 5 Clone Stamp secrets that will change the way you're using this tool.
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5 Clever Noise Reduction Techniques in Photoshop

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Applying noise reduction to your images can be a real science. Any tool you use is faced with the almost impossible task of getting rid of the noise while retaining the details of your image. In this article, I'll feature 4 great noise reduction techniques, that come for free if you have Photoshop and one that requires a paid plugin.
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Sharpening in Photoshop - The Complete Guide

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Sharpening is one of those things in post-processing that makes a lot of people scratch their heads. There are multiple sharpen tools in Photoshop, some additional techniques that work without these tools, and a range of sharpening plugins. So, how do these methods work and which one is right for you or your specific image?
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Make Your Sky Pop in Photoshop with Two Quick Adjustments

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In this tutorial, I will show you a way to enhance your sky quickly and effectively with two adjustment layers that target specifically the blue colors. We will use a targeted Hue/Saturation layer and a Selective Color layer to make it look like we had a polarization filter on our lens when we were shooting the photo.
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Think you've got banding? Photoshop may be fooling you!

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While banding is a real problem that occurs in some situations, it may also simply be Photoshop that’s playing tricks on you. In this tutorial, I will show you why this happens and what you can do to prevent real banding instead of fixing it.
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How To Dodge and Burn Effectively in Photoshop

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Dodging and burning is one of the oldest and most essential photo editing techniques. In this featured video, Jimmy McIntyre shows you why the most widely used techniques to dodge and burn are not really the best and how to apply dodging and burning in a more refined and controllable way.
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How to Get a Live Web Preview in Photoshop

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You may put many hours into editing an image to get everything perfect in Photoshop. But once you export and upload it to the web, you may be shocked to see that the colors are all wrong, the sharpening is too strong, and it just does not look good at thumbnail size. Sounds familiar, eh? In this video tutorial, I will show you how to get a live web preview of the images you edit in Photoshop. You can also download the tools I created to achieve that.
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Topaz DeNoise 6 - How to Be a Noise Reduction Ninja

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In this tutorial, I will show you a very effective workflow for reducing the noise in your images using Topaz DeNoise 6. Topaz Labs have released the latest version of their noise reduction software recently. And while they did not update the core noise reduction functionality over the previous version, it is still one of the best if not the best noise reduction software out there.
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Noise Stacking - How to Shoot at High ISO Without the Noise

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Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity naturally creates noisy images. We all know that. And removing that noise in post-production is difficult and impacts image quality. But there is actually a way to reduce the noise greatly even in high-ISO images with very little impact on the details in your image. And this technique does not require any noise reduction software or plugins.