How to Remove Acne in Photoshop

Here’s another great video from Phlearn that shows you how to remove acne from faces using Photoshop. There are a couple of problems with acne. First, there’s redness in the skin and then there’s the actual blemish itself.

The tutorial walks us through the process one step at a time, removing the redness caused from the acne and then getting rid of the skin blemish using the content-aware spot healing brush.

Karl Taylor Shows Powerful “Before & After” Photoshop and Lighting Demo

Check out this video from Karl Taylor as he shoots photos of a model with window light, studio lighting, then adds makeup and then adds post-production in Photoshop. It provides a pretty powerful demonstration of what not only Photoshop can do, but also what quality studio lighting can do for portraits.

How to Use Curves Adjustments in Photoshop

Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows how to use curves in the above video. He covers the basics of curves in both Camera Raw and inside of Photoshop.

While this is a very basic overview of what the curves adjustment does and an intro to the interface, check out the video from Phlearn below  that goes a little more in-depth on using curves adjustment layers in Photoshop. [Read more...]

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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