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Darryl C. Nicholas Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

Remember the old days when retouching eyeglass glare meant sending the image out to a retouching artist or, if you did it yourself, spending about an hour or more with wet dyes carefully blending colors and carefully adding dye in thin layers to gradually...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

As some of you may already know, when you install Photoshop not all of the application is immediately loaded. There are many features and options that require further attention to become accessible. Photoshop "Styles" is one of those...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

When I read this press release headline, "Canon launches world's first film scanning capable, bus-powered 2400x4800dpi CIS scanner," I was intrigued. Then learning that the CanoScan LiDE 80 also features 48-bit color depth, only requires...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Jun 01, 2005 0 comments

I am frequently asked how to cut people out of one picture and paste them into another. All such work is preceded by first making a "selection" of the area that you want to cut out. Selections can be made many different ways. And, to some degree, the method you choose usually has to do with the nature of the material or people who you want to select.
With...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

In color photography there are six photographic colors (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow) plus density and contrast. In order to look at a print and correctly identify what might be wrong with the color balance it is necessary...

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Darryl C. Nicholas May 01, 2004 0 comments

Of all the new tools in Photoshop CS, the one that I have heard the least about is the Shadow/Highlight tool. And, yet, for photographers, it is an extremely useful tool. Think of it as an alternate method for the Curves tool, one that often gives people...

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Darryl C. Nicholas May 01, 1999 0 comments

I've worked in a conventional,
wet darkroom almost all of my life. I can remember see-sawing black
and white film back and forth through open trays to develop it when
I was about 10 years old. I've beenthere...

Howard Millard Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

Mysterious, evocative, otherworldly--these are all terms that describe the powerful emotional and visual responses to black and white infrared (IR) photography. For landscapes, this approach yields striking, contrasty images where healthy green foliage, which strongly reflects IR radiation, appears to glow in snowy white tones, while blue skies and water darken dramatically.

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Steve Bedell Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

In this article I'm going to show you how combining two software programs and one plug-in can make your life easier and your workflow faster. As a bonus (see sidebar), I'm going to show you a way to handle dodging and burning that is nondestructive to your files. First up, we've got a family portrait with 16 people to retouch. That sounds like an hour's...

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Uwe Steinmueller Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

The Raw Deal

The most common image format use these days with digital cameras is the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format. The obvious limitation of JPEG is that it is most often used for its excellent but lossy compression format...

Joe Farace Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

People have been fascinated with panoramic imagery ever since the beginning of photography, but my own fascination can be traced back to Bausch & Lomb's invention of CinemaScope lenses for the movies during the 1950s. The first CinemaScope movie, The...

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Tony Sweet Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

Warming Effect
The filter that I use the most, by far, is the warming filter. It is used primarily in overcast light or in shade to remove the inherent blue or cold light from such scenes. As a result, an amber or warm tonality is added to the scene.

Here is...

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David B. Brooks Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

Toward The Perfect Print

No doubt many of you found a digital camera and printer under your tree this year. If it's the first time you've made a digital photo print, the chances are you'll obtain a quite...

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Howard Millard Jan 01, 2008 1 comments

Have you ever wanted to draw and paint but didn't feel that you had the technical skill? Well, Photoshop can help you awaken the artist within to transform one of your own photos into a pencil sketch or line drawing. A fine black and white rendering may be exactly the effect you're seeking to create a unique, elegant look for your subject, or a new service to offer to...

Howard Millard Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

Just when you thought that there really wasn't much more that Adobe could possibly cram into Photoshop, Version CS2, part of the Creative Suite, was released last year. Whether you're a seasoned digital pro or a newcomer, how do all these new features work and how can they improve your workflow and shorten the time you spend in postproduction? Check out the valuable...