Inverse Square Law of Light Explanation from Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor is back with another solid video. This time he’s breaking down the sometimes difficult-to-comprehend concept of the inverse square law into more understandable terms.

The inverse square law in photographic lighting says, the intensity of light radiating from a source is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source. As a result, an object 2 meters away from a light source, receives only one-quarter the light as an object that is 1 meter away from the source.

Check out Karl’s video embedded above for a practical demonstration of this principle. And notice how Karl demonstrates it by shortening the ratio of distance between the two subjects and the light source.

How to Fix Red Skin in Photoshop

Here’s another great, quick Photoshop tutorial from Phlearn on correcting red skin that commonly shows up on subjects’ faces around the nose and cheek areas.

You can use a Hue & Saturation adjustment layer to first isolate the specific red areas that you are trying to correct and then adjust the hue to blend in with the surrounding skin areas.

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How to Remove Anything from a Photo in Photoshop

In the above video from Phlearn, you can learn how to remove objects from you photos using the tools inside Photoshop like clone stamp and selection tools. It clocks in at 20 minutes; however, if you don’t know how to cleanly remove objects from an image (beyond just using Content Aware tools on simple portions of images), this is a great lesson.

How to Use Photoshop to Edit Video

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to make the video experience less intimidating right inside of Photoshop CC.

In addition to working with video clips and trimming the footage, he shows how you can edit the color and effects of video using Photoshop’s tools instead of a video editing application. You can even edit video with the tools inside of Adobe Camera Raw.

How to Use the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

The Clone Stamp Tool is a powerful tool in Photoshop; however, many of us never reach the full potential of what we can do with it. Phlearn has put together a great tutorial video (embedded above) that shows several ways to extend your use of the Clone Stamp Tool, particularly with the use of layers as you are working different areas of an image.

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How to Use Puppet Warp in Photoshop to Manipulate Images

Check out this tutorial from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he share how to warp, distort and manipulate images using Photoshop‘s built-in puppet warp tool, along with Content-Aware fill and delete commands.

If you are interested in the tutorial on making selections that he references in the above video, you can check it out below. [Read more...]