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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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Add An Image Into Text In Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Tutorial With Skandy Adding an image inside of text just got a whole lot easier in Photoshop, using only a few short keyboard commands you can create a clipping mask to crop out the whole of the outside of the text. Also we add some other cool effects to make the image […]

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How Can Frequency Separation Help Us Achieve Smoother Skin?

Retouching Skin In Photoshop One of the most used “features” of Adobe Photoshop is skin retouching or skin smoothing, the tricky part is maintaining high quality texture. Think about it, if i were to add a layer on top of my photograph then paint over the top with a brush, ii would achieve color but […]

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Top 5 Photoshop Q & A

We collaborated with Pixelobby.com to bring you this video blog So i decided to go on camera to share some Photoshop tips and tricks, where to find some cool additions to Photoshop and all round general Adobeness. Here i present to you my top 5, Photoshop Questions and answers, let me know if you want […]

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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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How To Install Fonts Into Photoshop

Downloading Fonts, Installing, Then Applying Them Into Photoshop. Firstly i would recommend using DaFont.com as they have a gigantic selection of custom fonts to choose from, i would also recommend having 7zip installed too (links below) Download Free Fonts – DaFont Free Zip Software ( for Windows & Mac ) – 7Zip Submit & Get […]

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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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Watermarking Images, Record Easy Photoshop Actions.

Bulk upload your watermark Using your logo or brand as a brush preset is great if you are working on a few images but what if you needed to watermark 100 images quickly? Maybe for a client preview or you need to send images out to clients and want to make sure your art is […]

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Photoshop CC 2015 Camera Raw Tutorial

#1 Controlling Exposure, Colors, Contrast, Light & Dark

Originally designed for high end, DSLR cameras Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw is a functionality designed and refined for photographers. Sometimes we find our situations where the opportunity is "now" and if we don't take the shot there and then, the moment is forever lost. The art of photography is capturing the moment, a freeze frame of a sometimes once in a lifetime experience. Photoshop CC 2015 Camera Raw offers some breathing space, a chance for you to completely transform an image easily without having to worry about Layers, Masking and the forever daunting Pen Tool. Check out the video below with me to learn the ropes of Camera Raw.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 makes it possible to refine .JPEG plus most other image formats in Camera Raw. Usually a feature reserved for the SLR elite, now us Jpegraphers can fine tune our images too with an abundance of features to choose from. I will be delving much deeper into camera raw and creating a series for you to master the many functions & features.
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multiple exposure nikon d7000
multiple exposure nikon d7000

Smooth Skin While Maintaining Strong Texture.

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Create a Brick Wall Portrait in Photoshop

Create a Brick Wall Portrait in Photoshop Tutorial Ever wanted to release your artistic side, or make your best side look like wall art? By utilizing Displacement Maps, Filters & Blend options it’ts now possible in Photoshop. Follow along by watching the video with me below, or go old school with the step by step […]

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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 […]

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Photoshop CC 2015, Camera Raw #2

Photoshoot Correction, Smoothing & Vignettes. Picture the scene, you have just finished what you deem to be a successful photoshoot, the client seems happy and you feel that you have taken a sufficient number of diverse interesting pictures. Upon review you feel that maybe the colors don’t pop enough, maybe the lights could have been […]

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Tattoo Design Photoshop Tutorial

Design Your Own Custom Sleeve In Just a Few Minutes. Personally i do not have any tattoos but i have friends who are crazy for them, they seem to have an insatiable need for the needle. Some people literally walk into a tattoo parlor, choose a design right off the wall and walk out sporting […]

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Soft Color Lighting In Photoshop

Enhanced Photoshoot Editing Using Blend Modes. Soft Light, probably the best blend mode available in Adobe Photoshop. I speak to a lot of Photographers online and when asked about their opinion of soft light, around 75% had used it before. There were a few who religiously stick by soft light & use it on almost […]

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How To Photoshop Artificial Facial Hair

In this Photoshop Tutorial, you can learn how to create custom facial hair. We are going to be creating a brand new brush preset to look like a hair follicle then using brush customization to enhance the effect. Read the step by step guide below or watch the video to learn how. Step 1 – […]

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Remove Backgrounds From Difficult Edged Images In Photoshop

Since i posted the last tutorial, a couple of people have been struggling to change or remove the background on a difficult edged image so i thought as its an integral part of using Photoshop i’d post a recap with a bit more of an explanation on using Refine Edge. Follow along with the step […]

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Real Handwriting In Photoshop

Create Handwritten Messages On Any Surface In Adobe Photoshop Follow along with me in the video below to learn how to super impose text onto surfaces, create easy handwritten messages by warping text and how to utilize Gaussian Blur and layer masking to give our text that real feel. Submit & Get Featured Submit your […]

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