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  • Freehand Selection Tool: Freehand, Polygonal & Magnetic modes (Affinity Photo)
    See how to use the Freehand Selection Tool—and more importantly, how to switch between its three selection modes (Freehand, Polygonal and Magnetic). 3D render by James Ritson. adminedit.photography
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  • How ‘Add’ (or ‘Linear Dodge’) Blend Mode Works
    Here’s a description and illustration of the actual effects of the Add (aka Linear Dodge) blend mode works, in both theory and practice adminedit.photography
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  • InAffinity Video Index of Affinity Photo Tutorials is Now Complete and Operational
    I’ve now completed the index of all (at the time of writing) 554 video tutorials on Affinity Photos. This gives a web page for every video, plus cross references and category groupings. The online index of every InAffinity Video is here: http://changingminds.org/disciplines/photography/affinity_photo/inaffinity_video_index.htm adminedit.photography
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  • Eight More New Features in Affinity Photo 1.9
    Here’s eight more new features currently in the beta version of Affinity Photo 1.9. Version 1.9 at the time of recording this was in Beta, which you can get to via the forum (Help/Support) or here: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/34-photo-beta-on-windows/ Please note that ‘Beta’ means a ‘test’ version, which is not yet on full release. So this is […]
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  • Black and white portraiture in Affinity Photo with Ivan Weiss
    In this session, portrait photographer Ivan Weiss walks you through a typical workflow for portrait retouching and conversion to black and white using Affinity Photo. Ivan will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 4pm BST. As well as shooting full-time for private and corporate clients, […]
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  • Six New Features in Affinity Photo 1.9
    Here’s an exploration of six of the new features in Affinity Photo 1.9. They are not necessarily big, but they can be very useful! Version 1.9 at the time of recording this was in Beta, which you can get to via the forum (Help/Support). So this is a peek into the future. adminedit.photography
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  • Full Edit Using Free Macros! (in Affinity Photo)
    I’ve given away a few free macros in the past. So here’s an edit that makes good use of these. The free macros can be found here: http://changingminds.org/disciplines/photography/affinity_photo/resources/resources.htm adminedit.photography
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  • Designing a professional Twitch brand in Affinity with Sam Woodhall
    In this session, video editor, motion graphics artist and graphic designer Sam Woodhall reveals the process he went through to design his Twitch brand, from his profile picture to offline screens and banners, using both Affinity Designer and Photo. Sam will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Thursday, 8 October […]
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  • Extracting Contrast and Texture from a Flat Sky (using Affinity Photo)
    Sometimes it is better extract genuine detail from a sky rather than replacing it. And yet when you select and boost the sky, the edges can be overly affected and you can get terrible banding. Here’s a look at this effect plus a way that can get past these problems. adminedit.photography
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  • Dodge and Burn with Colour Dodge and Colour Burn Blend Modes (using Affinity Photo)
    Dodging and Burning is a common editing activity where you deliberately darken and lignten parts of the image. Here’s how you can use the Colour Dodge and Colour Burn blend modes to benefit from the strong mid-range effects on both tone and colour. adminedit.photography
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  • Contrast Enhancement with Multiply and Colour Dodge (using Affinity Photo)
    Here’s a quick and easy way to enhance contrast within a photo using the effects of two blend modes: Multiply (to darken) and Colour Dodge (to lighten). Note: At the time of writing (version 1.8.5) there is a bug with Colour Dodge in 16 bit images – this demo uses 8 bit which is ok. […]
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  • Sketched Idea to T-Shirt Mock-up in Affinity Designer with Matt Searston
    Join our in-house Affinity Designer product expert, Matt Searston, as he turns an initial sketch into a finished illustration ready for screen printing or uploading to an online store. He walks you through his process from start-to-finish and shares his top tips for illustrating in Affinity Designer along the way. Matt will be available on […]
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  • Pastel Colour Grading Using Colour Dodge Blend Mode (using Affinity Photo)
    Here’s a way to create an adjustable pastel-graded picture using the Colour Dodge blend mode, plus variations on this using Soft Light and Multiply Blend Modes. adminedit.photography
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  • Five Examples of Using Colour Dodge Blend Mode
    Colour Dodge blend mode is not that common in use but it does have its value. Here are five examples where it can be used. adminedit.photography
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  • Blend Modes in Detail: ‘Colour Dodge’ Calculations
    Here’s a look at how the Colour Dodge Blend Mode is calculated and some of the effects of this (including a contrast with Colour Burn). adminedit.photography
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  • Blend Modes in Detail: How Colour Dodge Works
    In our deep-dive series on blend modes, here’s the standard overview of how Colour Dodge works, including examples and test cards of it in operation. adminedit.photography
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  • Typography fundamentals in Affinity Publisher with Emily Goater
    Join our in-house Affinity Publisher product expert, Emily Goater, as she demonstrates the importance of typography, by designing a beautiful restaurant menu. Guiding you through the process of picking, researching and customising fonts, this typography fundamentals creative session will cover key Publisher features like Colour Palettes, Text Styles and Tables. If you are a seasoned […]
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  • Free Macro: Erase Monochrome (in Affinity Photo)
    Here’s detail of the last macro in ‘Dave’s Hue Selection’, which lets you remove monochrome from the image. The lets you, for example, edit just colours (and dynamically change the selection of these). You can find the free macros here: http://changingminds.org/disciplines/photography/affinity_photo/resources/resources.htm adminedit.photography
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  • Lightening Leading Lines with ‘Screen’ Blend Mode (using Affinity Photo)
    Here’s an easy way to select and then lighten lighter leading lines that draw the eye into and around a picture. This mostly uses the Screen Blend Mode with Blend Ranges as a selection method. As a bonus, we look at how extra lightness can be achieved using Levels. adminedit.photography
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  • Free Macros: Hue Selection (for Affinity Photo)
    Here’s a powerful set of free macros that give you a wide range of controls for selecting by hue (‘colour’) in any image. You can find the download for the free ‘Dave’s Hue Selection’ macros via my resources pages here: http://changingminds.org/disciplines/photography/affinity_photo/resources/resources.htm adminedit.photography
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RSS Edit Photography with Photoshop Elements

  • Turn VIDEO to Brilliant Long Exposure Photo! – Photoshop Tutorial October 17, 2020
    ► Save 96% on Photography Products, Masterclasses, Software, Actions, and Much More: https://pix.live/5daydeal Aren’t Videos Just Long Exposure? Learn How to Turn a Video into a Long Exposure Photo with Photoshop! Using the secret stacking feature of Smart Objects, we will learn how to blend the video frames to simulate a long exposure photo. I […]
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  • Pro-Trick to Create Seamlessly Looping GIFs! – Photoshop Tutorial October 14, 2020
    Create a Never-Ending Loop of Seamless GIFs in Photoshop! In this tutorial, learn a simple technique to make a stationary video seamless. Also, we will discuss the basic concepts of seamless videos, and what principles make it work. By using keyframing, we will control the opacity in the clips to make sure that the ending […]
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  • DIY Perfect Landscapes: Elevate your outdoor shots October 14, 2020
    Your favorite adventures deserve photos that are just as epic. This DIY walks you through how to use the Perfect Landscape Guided Edit to straighten horizons, remove haze, replace the sky, and erase imperfections—making it easy to transform every outdoor shot into the perfect reminder of an awesome day. Try it for free here: https://adobe.ly/2nRvHSa […]
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  • World’s First Fully AI Powered Photo Editor! October 10, 2020
    Can Aritifical Intelligence Fully Edit Your Photos? With the upcoming release of Luminar AI, we may see AI do all the heavylifting of image retouching. In this episode, we will explore the upcoming features of Luminar AI, and how it will help your photo editing workflow in Photoshop. ► Special Discount for Pre-Ordering Luminar AI: […]
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  • The Elements 2021 bundle is here! Discover the ultimate photo & video editing duo. October 10, 2020
    With Photoshop Elements 2021 & Premiere Elements 2021, there’s no limit to what you can create with both photos and videos. Thanks to advanced AI and all-new Guided Edits you can now do more than ever. Place a video inside a photo to create epic double exposures that move, add crazy-cool 3D motion and video-like […]
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  • Premiere Elements 2021: All-new ways to make movie magic. October 10, 2020
    Premiere Elements 2021 is here with brand new step-by-step guides and intelligent editing! It’s easier than ever to transform videos into share-worthy creations. Now, you can select specific parts of your scene and add effects that track throughout—like brightening the subject or blurring the background. You can also blend videos with photos for cool double […]
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  • Photoshop Elements 2021: Brand-new skills. Endless creative possibilities. October 10, 2020
    Welcome to Photoshop Elements 2021! Step up your photo game with smarter-than-ever AI and all-new Guided Edits. Now you can add 3D motion to photos instantly, make shareable quote graphics easily, create cool modern duotones, perfect your landscape pics in a snap, move and scale any element of your photo for ultimate control of your […]
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  • Auto Creations: Made instantly—just for you. October 10, 2020
    Discover beautiful photo and video creations—slideshows, collages, and photo effects—automatically made and delivered to your home screen. Share them as-is or customize as you wish! Powered by Adobe Sensei AI Technology. Try it free: https://adobe.ly/2nRvHSa adminedit.photography
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  • Elements Organizer: Clean up the clutter. October 10, 2020
    Find photos and videos fast thanks to Smart Tags and People Recognition—powered by Adobe Sensei AI Technology. Search by name, location, or event too! Create custom tags and folders and they will be backed up automatically… making your personal organization safe and sound. Try it free: https://adobe.ly/2nRvHSa adminedit.photography
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  • Turn EXTREME BLACK into White with Photoshop! October 3, 2020
    Learn How to Change Extreme Black Color with Very Little Detail to White with Photoshop! In this tutorial, we will use precise masking, Hue/Saturation, a ton of Curves, and most importantly; techniques to hide pixel breaking. Whenever we are changing black to white, since black has very little details, making it brighter might learn to […]
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  • Extremely Important Tip for “CURVES” Lovers! (in Photoshop) September 30, 2020
    If you’re addicted to using Curves in Photoshop like I am, this tutorial will make it extremely easy for you to kindle your love for Curves! Learn how to create and activate a Curves Adjustment Layer with just one button! ► HELP US CREATE MORE FREE VIDEOS: Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/piximperfect ► SHARE: https://goo.gl/IUhnUl […]
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  • Create Transparent PNGs WITH SHADOWS! – Photoshop Tutorial September 28, 2020
    Create Transparent PNGs with Shadows Already Built-in, with Photoshop! Learn how to extract shadows and embed the same in a transparent PNG file. This way, the object is ready to be placed anywhere without having to worry about creating shadows. In this tutorial, we will use the Color Range feature to sample the original shadows […]
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  • What is Overscroll in Photoshop? (One Take Video) September 24, 2020
    Is your Photoshop Canvas Frozen when zoomed out? Learn what is Overscroll, and how to use it to unfreeze your canvas and make working with panels in Photoshop much more convenient! ► HELP US CREATE MORE FREE VIDEOS: Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/piximperfect ► SHARE: https://goo.gl/IUhnUl ►LET’S CONNECT: Facebook: http://facebook.com/piximperfect Twitter: https://twitter.com/piximperfect Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piximperfect adminedit.photography
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  • STOP USING PHOTOSHOP for Creating Simple GIFs! September 19, 2020
    The Fastest Way to Create Before and After Animated GIF without Photoshop! In this tutorial, we will learn how to be practical when it comes to using Photoshop. We will learn that looking at more efficient ways and going beyond a defined software or technique is essential in creativity. I hope this video helps you. […]
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  • The Inverse Curve Technique for Painting Light! – Photoshop Tutorial September 17, 2020
    Paint Highly Realistic Highlights and Shadows Using the Inverse Curve Technique in Photoshop! In this lesson, we will learn how to blend subject to the background from scratch, using a plethora of advanced tricks and techniques. Also, in this compositing tutorial, we will focus on learning to paint dramatic and colorful lights with a unique […]
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  • How to Perform Chin Liposuction in Photoshop September 11, 2020
    The Easiest and the Most Realistic Technique to Remove Double Chin in Photoshop! In this tutorial, we will use advanced masking and filters to not only remove double chin but also advanced techniques like creating shadows to make them look realistic. I hope this video helps you. Thank you so much for watching 🙂 ► […]
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  • ALWAYS Get Brilliant Skin Tones with This Cheat Code! September 11, 2020
    Get Perfect Skin Tone on Every Portrait with This Cheat Code in Photoshop! Using Skin Color Palettes, we will learn to match the skin to a standard set of tones to get a warmer, richer, and appealing skin tone. With the power of sampling and Curves, we can easily match the skin to any reference […]
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  • Remove ANYTHING from Complex Perspectives! – Photoshop Tutorial September 11, 2020
    Learn how to remove objects maintaining the patterns or texture that follow complex perspectives with Photoshop! In this tutorial, we will explore the "Vanishing Point" filter in Photoshop, and learn how we can use it to define and work in perspective. We will also learn how to perform better cloning by combining it with selections. […]
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  • DIY Best Friends Portraits: Made for each other September 11, 2020
    These BFF portraits are perfect together. Each friend gets one half of the matching set, so the friendship is always on display. All you need is Photoshop Elements, a few simple supplies, a love for arts and crafts, and this easy DIY. Give it a try for free! https://adobe.ly/2nRvHSa Here are the supplies you’ll need: […]
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  • How to Create YOUR Dream Photoshop Toolbar! August 24, 2020
    A step-by-step procedure to help you create the most efficient custom toolbar for your specific workflow in Photoshop! Learn how to make working with tools faster, efficient, and much easier. In this video, I will share with you my tips on how to customize your Photoshop toolbar for the best results. I hope this video […]
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