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Photoshop CC 2015, Camera Raw #3

Focal Point Lighting.

Adjusting the exposure is a fundamental part of any Photographers arsenal, producing the same effect across the whole of the image. If you wanted to create a "spotlight" or "focal point" lighting effect but didn't have the equipment to do it, or you captured a well lit image & simply wanted to enhance the effect Graduated Filters and the Adjustment Brush make for useful tools to grab hold of the light reigns and really customize your images. In the cover image for this article i used a combination of all three methods.

In the tutorial i wanted to show the effect at extreme levels to emphasize what is possible within Camera Raw, by using graduated filters instead of a gradient layer for example, you are cutting out the more intricate style of image editing for a sleeker simpler image editing tool. I find throughout the Facebook groups that Career Photographers prefer to use Camera Raw whilst dealing with consumer events where only a slight enhancement is required, whereas the more graphic design minded might choose Photoshop. I would say that if you are a Photographer then use Camera Raw, it is simple and designed for your camera. Check out two more Camera Raw Photoshop Tutorials below on the basics & how to create stunning Photo shoot images too.

Episode #1 Camera Raw Basic Adjustments

Learn the ropes of camera raw, improve clarity and make your images really pop.

Photoshop Camera Raw – Episode #2

Photo shoot texture smoothing & Sharpening, plus easy Vignette customization.

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We all love a pixel explosion every once in a while, creating a dispersion effect in Adobe Photoshop is the perfect way to add a little superhero to your images. We will achieve this by utilizing duplicates of our foreground image and using layer masking to bring them in and out of view. Take a […]

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How To Change Hair Color in Photoshop

Before you go out and buy hair dye, why not see what your hair would look like if you changed the color in Photoshop. Here you can learn a range of techniques to adjusting hair tones. Follow along the step by step guide below or come and change some hair color with me in the […]

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HD Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

Photoshop is the number one photo editing software in the world, offering a range of photo manipulation techniques. In this tutorial we run through, step by step some of the tips and tricks to create and add vibrant photo manipulation to any photo. Step 1 – Preparing our image And Background Drag and drop the […]

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Cross Processing In Photoshop CC 2015

Photoshop For Photographers Tutorials. There are a lot of photographers out there, each seemingly producing a unique touch of magic when they capture an image. Photoshop will represent the wand in this case and by using a few simple steps you can change the look and feel of any image quickly and easily. Three Steps […]

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Smokey Dispersion Effect in Photoshop

Thanks to Shirin Tank Photography for this lovely base image, i applied a Smokey Dispersion Effect and created this step by step video and written tutorial to show you how. Step 1 – Preparing our image If you already have a .PNG or transparent background image then just drag and drop into Photoshop, hit Ctrl […]

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Double Exposure – Camera vs Photoshop

What’s The Difference? In photography terms this effect is known as a “multiple exposure” or the process used to combine two separate images together to create one image, this will be referred to as analogue. In Photoshop the same effect can be achieved by manually combining two separate images together using layer masking & level […]

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How To Photoshop Out Red Eye

Ever looked back at some once in a lifetime photographs only to find out that you have red eye in the image? Most auto red eye removal apps literally blacken out eyes and it can be noticeable especially if it is a working piece for editing. Here we are going to learn how to remove […]

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How to Photoshop a Reflection Into Sunglasses

Make it look like you have the Toronto skyline or New York High Street reflecting in your sunglasses or add a custom reflection to anything in Adobe Photoshop!. Read through the step by step guide below or get some extra tips by following along in the video with me. Step 1 – Preparing Our Image […]

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