Here’s a great new video from Phlearn that shows us how to use graduated and radial filters in Lightroom. If you haven’t used these filters inside Lightroom, Aaron Nace covers the basics and nuances of using these tools. Both can be powerful options for fine tuning the exposure or color of an image. Check out the full video embedded above.
In this video from Peter McKinnon, we get a look at a pretty basic workflow of creating a cinematic look in Adobe Premiere Pro. Across the series of color grading tutorials in this video, he pretty much lives in the Basic Correction panel of Premiere Pro instead of getting into the three-way color wheels, which we commonly see used for emphasizing color in highlights and shadows.
While not the most complex grading method, I think it’s a great starting point for dipping your toes into color grading and getting good results. Of course, it all starts with good footage, which you need to get in-camera first.
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What is a vector mask and how do you use one in Photoshop? In this tutorial video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace introduces us to the usefulness of vector masks and he teaches us how and why you would use a vector mask (instead of a layer mask) to remove an object from an image within Photoshop. Check out the full video above.
In this new tutorial from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to quickly add a vintage film border to an image.
He starts with a stock image of a vintage film frame, then uses a multiply blend mode and a little bit of a layer mask to clean up the edges. Check out the short and quick video embedded above for the complete breakdown.
Keyboard shortcuts are awesome. I have my favorites in a variety of applications; however, I’ll admit that my keyboard shortcut game is not up to snuff in Photoshop compared to some other programs.
Phlearn’s Aaron Nace gives us five cool keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop to help speed up the editing process. Check out the video above for the overview. I picked up a few new tricks, as is usually the case when I watch Phlearn’s videos. What are your favorite Photoshop keyboard shortcuts?
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In this video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks through how to place a logo behind a person in Photoshop. The process is pretty straightforward but can vary in the level of complexity depending on how detailed the background is. You’ll need to select the subject from the background using something like the magic wand or the pen tool. Then, you’ll create a layer mask for your logo or text layer from the selection. At that point, you’ll be able to place your logo partially behind the subject. Check out the full video above for the complete walkthrough.
Here’s a quick tip on using keyword sets in Lightroom, along with the reason why keyword sets are limited to 9 keywords. This was a new one for me!
In this Photoshop tutorial from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to create shadows in composited images. Because of the complexity of shadows, it is importable to use multiple layers with your gradients to give them a more realistic appearance. Check out the full video above.
Check out the above video from Photoshop Cafe, which shows us how to use the latest version of Photoshop CC to select and mask hair (or any other tough-to-select object). The updated Select and Mask workspace offers some new features highlighted in this video. Have you tried out the new features yet?