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Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Blending Modes for layers can be confusing but understanding the value and when to use them can make all the difference in your post processing. In this article which comes with a video tutorial and example images including one for you to try yourself, Darlene simplifies blend modes to help you understand and learn to apply them in your photography.

In this 30 minute video, watch as I combine multiple images shot of a classic Cuban car using a light painting technique, and then combine them in Photoshop using layers and masking to produce the final image. You'll learn a few Photoshop keyboard shortcuts and how to use layer masks to remove unwanted elements of individual photos.

In this video tutorial I demonstrate how to use adjustment layers to do non-destructive editing for tone control in your images. This is helpful to direct the viewers eye to the subject. The sample image file is provided for you to download and follow along with the tutorial.

A video tutorial on how to watermark photos in Photoshop and Lightroom. How to take your branding with your watermark to the next level and make it look elegant and subtle with a transparent overlay.

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