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Here's a way to re-colour eyes in photoshop CS2/CS3, say you want the model in your portrait shot to have green eyes instead of blue. First zoom up close to the eyes, by holding down the ctrl key and pressing the + key on your keyboard. Then duplicate your background layer in the layers palette, ...

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If you need to boost the exposure or contrast in your image, and you use levels to do this, but are not sure if you’re going too far with the levels black point slider, or the white point slider, and you'd like to see at what point any clipping occurs. A way to check if you are going too far, is t...


This is just for fun really, and if you want to know how it's done, it's really very easy. What you need to do first, is find two images where both person's heads are facing the same way, and have a more or less identical pose. Open up both images into photoshop, the one your going to be making...

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Some folk use canvas size when adding a frame to an image in photoshop CS2/CS3. But there is another way of adding a frame visually instead of numerically. First set your background colour to the colour you want the frame to be, by going to photoshop's tools palette, and clicking on the white ba...


Here's a technique for softening the skin tones in a portrait. What you need to do first is duplicate your background layer in the layers pallette, by holding down the control key on your keyboard, and then pressing J (for the macintosh this would be command and J). Next go up to filters/blur/g...

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Adding a coloured vignette to an image in photoshop CS2/CS3. While holding down the alt key, click on the add new layer icon in the layers palette, (it's the icon to the left of the little bin icon) a dialogue box will then pop up, in the mode drop down menu section, change this to multiply, and ...


Instead of writing about my day to day activities, which would make for a boring read, I thought I'd use this new blog feature. to write some photoshop CS2 tutorials. Here's a non destructive way to do dodging and burning on an image in photoshop CS2/CS3. While holding down the alt key on you...

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