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Photography and Photoshop - Victor Habbick on Photoshop and photo manipulation.
Victor Habbick is a photographer, artist, designer and member of ePHOTOzine's Pro critique team. His work is published world wide and he supplies stock markets on a regular basis. His advice will range from kit choices and editing software to supplying agencies and finding inspiration. He describes his work as having commercial sensibilities with a touch of the surreal and you can find out more about this by visiting his ePHOTOzine profile or by visiting his personal website: Victor Habbick.
Here's his tip:
"As I produce many photo manipulations I use Photoshop on a daily basis and it's as much a part of my camera kit as any good lens. Read the manual or go get a book on Photoshop as there are so many ways to achieve the same result and you could be missing out on some great time saving short cuts. Experiment when time allows and keep notes of what you do. Alternatively record your actions or go into preferences and up the amount of history states so you can go back and forth through your layers to see exactly what you did. There is nothing so frustrating as to achieve a wonderful effect but have no idea how you got there or how to repeat it at a later date.
Everyday I find out a little more about Photoshop and as such I doubt I will ever know everything that it's capable off. But the trick is remembering and taking note so that you can repeat that happy accident and create images like this one here."