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Understanding Histograms – Low-Key And High-Key Images

Understanding Histograms – Low-Key And High-Key Images

In this second tutorial on understanding histograms in Photoshop, we look at different types of images with their naturally darker (low-key) and lighter (high-key) tonal characteristics and learn why there’s no such thing as a standard, typical or ideal histogram.
Photoshop Mirror Image Effect Tutorial

Mirror Image Effect With Photoshop

Learn how to easily create a mirror image effect with any photo, turning one side of the image into a mirror reflection of the other! Now fully updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC!
Adding A Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer In Photoshop

Adding A Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer In Photoshop

In this tutorial, the fourth in our tone and color correction series, we take everything we’ve learned so far about how Photoshop’s Brightness/Contrast command works and learn how to apply it as a fully editable adjustment layer!
How To Merge Layer Blend Modes In Photoshop

How To Merge Layer Blend Modes In Photoshop

Trying to merge multiple layers set to different blend modes and getting strange results? In this tutorial, we look at the problem, explain why it happens, and learn a secret, hidden trick to get around it!
Warm Golden Sunset Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Warm Golden Sunset Effect With Photoshop

Tired of your sunset photos looking less vivid and less interesting than you remember? Learn how to restore those warm, golden hues with a simple Gradient Map image adjustment!
Selective Color Effect With Photoshop

Easy Selective Color Effect With Photoshop

Learn step-by-step how to easily add a selective color, or splash of color, effect to an image with no selection tools needed! Now for Photoshop CS6 and CC (Creative Cloud)!