Get More Out of Photoshop with Plug-ins

In this video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shares how to get more out of Photoshop using plug-ins.

Hughes highlights Nik Silver Efex Pro, which previously retailed for $199. Google purchased Nik Software and now offers the entire Nik Collection for just $149. You can learn more about Silver Efex Pro and other Nik plug-ins here.

If you want to browse through the 43 best Photoshop plug-ins page that Hughes references in the video, you can find it here.

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...]

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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