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Photoshop skin retouching – the good, the bad, and the downright scary! One of the most challenging aspects of retouching portraits is maintaining a natural appearance when retouching skin. It’s easy to blur skin, but that looks far from natural. I’ve even seen some methods of blurring out the skin to smooth it, and then...
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In CLARITY Volume Six, Kevin Kubota demonstrates how to mix flash with natural light outdoors to create dramatic portraits – including a video on the lighting setup and the shoot. Additionally, world-renowned photography educator, Cheryl Machat Dorskind, joins the PhotographyBB team to kick off a brand new series on Color Theory for Photographers. Learn 7...
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UPDATE: The archives are stable and will remain open until further notice. Let the download party begin! By (extremely) popular demand, we’re re-opening access to the PhotographyBB Online Magazine archives – but – we’re only granting access for the next 3 days. Why such a small window? Last time we did this a year ago,...
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VANCOUVER, Canada – Dec 21st, 2010 – Today, PhotographyBB announces the release of the Portrait Magic Pro Action Package for Photoshop Elements (Versions 8 and 9). Portrait Magic Pro allows users to perform an instant, professional level portrait retouch to their high resolution digital images in seconds, giving them a perfect finish for print or...
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The subject of backing up your digital photos has come up many times over the years. With changes in storage mediums, the ever increasing need to come up with a diligent backup strategy should be on every digital photography enthusiast’s mind. While backing up your images can seem like a time consuming task (and there...
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Welcome back to the part four in our series on watermarking your photos. By now we’ve examined the reasons why watermarks are important and what information you should be adding in your watermarks, along with some Photoshop techniques for creating watermarks. In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at Adobe Lightroom 3 and...
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Welcome to the third post in our series on Digital Watermarking Techniques! Many of you have asked about using frames, and while they are not a typical “watermark” so to speak, they do offer the same limited protections that a conventional watermark does. The use of frames as a watermark per se, is a rather...
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Yesterday we looked at the why behind adding a watermark to your digital photos. Today we’re going to jump into the how. Before everybody gets too upset with me, I’m going to preface this post with this comment: I’m Dave, and I’m an Adobe-holic. There are so many great digital editing software packages out there...
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At some point in every digital photographer’s journey there comes a point where we are faced with the question: To watermark, or not to watermark? The decision on whether to add a digital watermark over your beautiful photos is a personal one, but of course there are pros and cons (call them “consequences” if you...
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Today we’re going to talk about one of the lesser known facets of digital images, called EXIF data. The term EXIF itself stands for “Exchangable Image File” which is a fancy way of saying “image details” that get stored inside your digital photo files. What is it? When you take a digital photograph, your camera...
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