The blur filters in Photoshop are just the ticket for simulating movement in a photo. Not only does this increase visual interest, but it’s also a useful effect for stock photographers. By using smart filters, your original remains unharmed and you get an automatic mask that you can use to hide the motion from parts of your photo.
Follow along with Lesa Snider as she shows how to add highlights to your photo subject’s hair using blend modes in Photoshop.
Here is a romantic, soft-edged vignette technique. It is created using a layer mask combined with the elliptical marquee tool and its feather slider.
Lesa Snider demonstrates techniques for brightening the teeth and eyes of your portrait subjects. Use an empty adjustment layer in combination with lightening blend modes, layer masks, and the brush tool to paint your adjustments in non-destructively.
Learn about some creative uses for the new field blur filter in Photoshop CS6. In this video, Lesa creates background effects using field blur and the Bokeh effects.
Use a levels adjustment to alter the lightness or brightness of your image. Lesa teaches a technique for using the levels histogram to visually adjust the dark and light areas of your image to create…
Lesa Snider shows some creative uses for the refine edge command.
Give your photos an antique/vintage feel by applying a color tint using an adjustment layer in Photoshop.