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50% off new video: Getting Started with Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

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To celebrate the release of my newest video today, you’ll save 50% through May 25!
I’m thrilled about the first of my series of video trainings for Craftsy.com! In “Getting Started with Portrait Retouching in Photoshop”, you’ll master easy–to–replicate techniques for elevating every portrait without altering the original—including how to maintain a natural look in your portraits, create stunning black and white images, and fix common problem areas within your shots.
Click here for all the details and a short introductory video.

Getting Started with Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

In this Craftsy.com class, you’ll master easy–to–replicate techniques for elevating every portrait without destroying the original image. You’ll learn how to maintain a natural look in your portraits, create stunning black and white images, and fix common problem areas within your shots. And, don’t worry if you need to see one of these techniques again. With Craftsy, you can watch your HD video lessons as many times as you wish, on any device — including Apple TV!

How to Photoshop the color of absolutely anything

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are the ultimate re-colorizing tools because you can use them to put a fresh coat of paint on anything. You can repaint your car, change the color of your cabinets, and even recolor your hair before heading to the salon. Here are two easy ways to get it done that work in nearly any version of either program...click here to read the full story on Macworld.com

How to place photos inside text in Photoshop

One of the many advantages of an image editor that supports the concept of layers—Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Pixelmator, to name a few—is that you can push a picture through the content of other layers. In this column, you’ll learn how to push a different picture through each letter in the word LOVE. Not only is this technique a fun project, but it also makes a super sweet Valentine’s gift. If you go the extra step of printing it, you could frame it or the lucky recipient can tack it onto their fridge, and then use it as a bookmark later on.

Free webinar: 8 mistakes you're making in Photoshop

UPDATE Feb. 11, 2015: Unfortunately, O'Reilly canceled the webinar. Apparently we didn't get their required minimum registrations numbers by this morning, so they simply removed the signup page. Would've been nice if they had kept the page up and explained that the webinar was canceled, but they merely took the page down. I'm really sorry everyone! Le sigh.

How to convert a photo to a colored pencil sketch with Photoshop

One of the most frequently asked questions posed to seasoned Photoshop pros is how to turn a photo into a pencil sketch. While there are many ways to get it done, this particular technique, which requires Photoshop CS5 or later, produces a remarkably realistic result and gives you lots of flexibility for colorization…without harming your original photo. The first step is to...click here to read the full, step-by-step tutorial on Macworld.com

How to pick the best photo editor for your life

Browsing the App Store for new photo-editing software can be overwhelming. There are dozens of image editors, and it’s difficult to tell which is the right one for your needs. If you’re already using iPhoto or Aperture, stick with those free programs until Photos is released in 2015—it may be all you need.

Do-it-yourself holiday photo gifts

During the holiday season, a personalized photo gift makes a big impression; it’s proof that you put thought and effort into a meaningful and distinctive present. Whether you’re giving to family, friends, or clients—for this holiday or another occasion—the following products and do-it-yourself ideas will work well, including a nice array of print products you can order, as well as print-your-own gift tags, napkin rings, and wooden photo blocks.

3 easy ways to fix a subpar photo

When you think about all the variables involved in producing a well exposed photo, it’s a wonder any photo turns out halfway decent. If you’ve got a great subject but terrible color, the following shot-saving solutions can come to the rescue in a variety of apps...click here to read the full story on Macworld.com

The Creative Group Interview

What's the most fun part about writing a honkin' big book, you might ask? It's the parties, signings and interviews that happen after it's printed! To that end, the good folks over at The Creative Group, a staffing company for creative pros, have just posted an interview that we did regarding the new Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2014 edition (just click this link to read it). It's full of fun little factoids and some obscure Photoshop tips to boot.

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