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Photoshop Background Eraser Tutorial

The Background Eraser Tool In Photoshop

Learn all about the Background Eraser Tool in Photoshop, including how it works and how it can easily remove unwanted background areas in your photos! Now fully updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC!
Editable Soft Glow With Smart Filters In Photoshop

Editable Soft Glow With Smart Filters In Photoshop

In this second of two tutorials, learn how Smart Objects and Smart Filters in Photoshop can help us create the same soft glow effect as in the previous tutorial, but this time, keeping the effect fully editable from start to finish!
Easy Soft Glow Effect In Photoshop

Easy Soft Glow Effect With Photoshop

In this first of two tutorials, learn how to easily enhance your photos with a soft glow effect that softens skin, boosts contrast and makes colors more vibrant!
Photoshop Levels Image Adjustment Essentials

Photoshop’s Levels Image Adjustment Essentials

Take your first step into the world of professional-level image correction by learning how to easily improve the tonal range of an image, boosting contrast and restoring detail, using a Levels image adjustment in Photoshop!
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.