When it comes to dodging and burning, everyone has their own technique. Some take a little more time than others, but the results will ultimately be better. Fashion, beauty, and portrait photographer Michael Woloszynowicz shows us four different approaches to dodging and burning in Photoshop and explains when you can use each—and what limitations to expect:
There are many ways of removing wrinkles in Photoshop, and there are even third party plugins that do the job for you. However, the goal isn’t always complete removal since that can leave your subjects looking like they came out of a cartoon. You can never be perfect, and when you see a picture where everything is perfect, there is one thought that instantly pops into your head: “That’s Photoshopped.” Luckily, Aaron Nace demonstrates a quick and easy way to remove wrinkles that lends itself to realistic results:
Nace presents two ways to go about retouching wrinkles.
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Today only – you can use this coupon code in the Graffishop in conjunction with any other promotional code you might have! At checkout, simply enter the code TZDKVYVQ for an additional 35% off! Hurry – it expires after the Ninth day of Christmas (12/21/2014)!
I’ve been using many of my own downloads from the Graffishop on several photos I’ve taken during the holidays, so below is a slideshow I’d like to share with you. I’d love to get your comments and feedback!
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A fast simple 25% off deal today! On the fifth day of Christmas, you can get 25% off everything in the Graffishop!
And you can increase that just by sharing on your favorite social network.
On the left side of every page, you’ll see these social media links. Click one, and out will pop a dialog page that allows you to post your thoughts – and receive an additional 10% off coupon code!
But wait – there’s more: there are also reviews. You can write a review and receive 10% off, then you can SHARE your review for another 10% off – 20% off just for writing a review and posting it to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.!
The only reason I do this is because it’s the only marketing I use. I don’t buy GoogleAds or Facebook Ads, I don’t troll online forums and chatboards, and i’m betting you have never received a single non-solicited email from me, ever – because I don’t spam, either.
But also, thank you for your support, and more goodies will be available tomorrow and through Christmas Eve!
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Graffi’s Free Action Pack Effects Sampler
newly updated for Elements 13, now with 7 actions & effects
Graffi’s Photo Effects Sampler for Elements 11 – 13 is out, with a sampling of photo effects from 7 of the most popular sets available in the Graffishop
The 7 photo effects included in the free sampler action effects pack are
- 4 Vertical, from the Splitter photo effects set
- Old Romance, from the Glam Photo set
- Soft Black and White, from PhotoLab
- Merge to a New Layer, from Handy Actions (not pictured)
- Light Leak 1, from Hipster [Light Leaks]
- Focal Point, from Hipster [Focal Point]
- Wilmington, from Hipster [Vintage I] (upcoming release – stay tuned!)
Samples of each are below – grab a copy fast & free!
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Don’t let your black and white images fall flat. Bring out the true beauty of your photographs by adding vibrancy and creamy tones. Zach & Jody show us how a few quick fixes in Lightroom can make your images sing:
In some cases, turning down your saturation may leave you with a nice black and white image. However, the image may fall short, leaving you with muddy tonal definition and lack of detail. Use Lightroom’s HSL Black & White module to define black and white color tones to bring back vibrancy and life to your image.
Be sure to have a look at Graffi’s Action sets in the Graffishop for more Black & White options:
Hey Graffi Blog Readers: for more looks like this especially created for Photoshop Elements, you might want to check out the PhotoLab Photo Effects action pack with an installer compatible with Elements
Do you like getting that Retro Lo-Fi, Vintage look for your images? Then you might really like Graffi's Hipster Kits for Photoshop / Elements and Lightroom!
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For October, as the weather turns cooler and the leaves start to fall, I’ll be putting together another set of Lightroom presets.
This set will work well with the Glam Photo actions already uploaded (they’re available here) and are some that I’ve found to be great time savers. They also lend themselves to providing quite a bit of consistency among photo sets.
Even though the set will be called “Glam Photo for Lightroom”, they lend themselves well to other images that aren’t necessarily “glamour shots”. I’ve used them successfully on nature images, macro shots, and even a few pet photos!
The first two presets from this set are below, and they’re freebies for now. Download them, try them out, and let me know what you think!
Add-O-Matic can help load a lot of presets to Lightroom with just a drag and a click – grab your copy hassle-free below or in the Graffishop!
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— Graffi (@Graficalicus) June 21, 2014
I tweeted that earlier this morning – here’s a cool thing about the new shop: It puts the coupon code on the checkout page for you – all you have to do is click it to apply it to your order!
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After a long two months, it’s open and ready for action!
New features now available include “loyalty points” (spend a few bucks and get discounts in the future!), MUCH better security, a newer more modern design, social media integration, and a ton of other groovy gizmos that make it a nicer place to hang out!
This weekend (Father’s Day weekend here in the U.S.) EVERYTHING is 20% off (and there are a few other items 25% off – including Add-O-Matic) so stop by and check it out!
If you already had an account at the old shop, you will need to create a new account at the new shop. Also, if you would like to transfer any purchases to the new shop, drop me a note and let me know.
I’m very interested in hearing your feedback – – leave a review on any product, or leave me a message, or share or post on your favorite social media – these are the only marketing tools I use (no spam, no annoying social media stuff, no paid search engine placements).
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you like it!
~ Mike (aka Graffi)
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All of them also have a manual installation option so Mac users and full Photoshop users can get them, too.
I’m now updating all the galleries to show off what these effects can do for you. Check out the newest PhotoLab & Glam Photo galleries – they’re both up and running!