Author: Simon Plant

How to Easily Create a Tilt Shift Effect in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, Simon Plant shows how you can replicate a tilt shift effect very easily in Photoshop with the help of the tilt shift blur. Simon explains the origin of this effect, which can make your photos resemble miniature toy models. Through the brief video, Simon explains the process step-by-step. By watching the video you’ll learn all about Photoshop’s tilt shift blue and how each of the controls work. This is a tool that is ideal for experimentation, so play with the settings to get the look that you want. If you don’t already have Photoshop you...

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How to Customize the Effects of Lightroom’s Graduated Filter

The graduated filter tool is Lightroom is extremely useful for landscape and nature photography. You can use this tool in a similar way that you would use a graduated neutral density filter on a lens, to balance out the exposure of the image. It’s common to have a scene where the sky is much lighter/brighter than a dark foreground, and Lightroom’s graduated filter can really make a big difference by balancing out that exposure.

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How to Remove Distractions with Photoshop’s Paint Brush

It’s not uncommon that your photos may have some elements that distractions. Photoshop’s clone stamp tool is extremely helpful for removing these distractions and improving your photos, but in some cases it just doesn’t work. The clone stamp tool needs data from the photo to know what it should do, and you will have some situations where it doesn’t get the results that you want.

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