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Deke’s Techniques 014: Fixing Chromatic Aberrations in Photoshop

Deke’s Techniques 014: Fixing Chromatic Aberrations in Photoshop

Hello friends. So very sorry that I made no post last week. I was attending Photoshop World in Orlando, as well as squeezing in a much-needed vacation with my boys at Walt Disney World. (Why does Disney Inc. insist on the "Walt" before the "Disney World"? Does Scott Kelby call his event "Scott Photoshop World"? No he doesn't.) I'll post pics soon, for those of you who give a mouse's butt. But seriously, we had a magical time.

Meanwhile, this week's technique (from the deep well of video training at lynda.com) exposes that hidden plague of most digital photographs---not to mention old-school film photos---transverse chromatic aberrations. Read more » 

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Deke’s Techniques 013: Simulating Subpixel Rendering

Deke’s Techniques 013: Simulating Subpixel Rendering

This week's technique covers a topic so arcane, you'll either lose interest seconds into the movie, or be sucked into the topic as surely as you might draw an unfamiliar but addictive soda flavor into a straw.

The idea is this: Regardless of the rendering intent---Sharp, Crisp, Strong, or Smooth---Photoshop has a habit of rendering very small type like Garbage. Whereas that same very small type looks nice and legible when rendered by your operating system or as editable type by a browser. Read more » 

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Deke’s Techniques 012: Creating a High Key, High Contrast Effect

Deke’s Techniques 012: High Key, High Contrast

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As seems to occur every Tuesday, I have a new free Deke's Techniques video for you, produced by lynda.com. And it's a zinger! (Am I allowed to say "zinger" over the Internet?) In just 9 minutes, I show you how to turn an untreated studio photograph--generously provided by Jason Stitt of the Fotolia image library--into a high key, high contrast image, with ultra-black shadows but not so much as a single clipped highlight. Read more » 

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Deke’s Techniques 011: Masking Highlights and Shadows

Deke’s Techniques 011: Masking Highlights and Shadows

This week's 7-minute video shows you how to isolate the highlights and shadows from one image and blend them with those of another. It's quick, it's easy, it's effective. Read more » 

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Deke’s Techniques 010: Making 3D Type with Repoussé

Deke’s Techniques 010: Making 3D Type with Repoussé

For the last several months, the lynda.com Online Training Library (OTL) has offered one and only one movie on Photoshop CS5 Extended's most significant enhancement, Repoussé. Which is a rare oversight on our part. Generally speaking, the OTL contains more videos on more topics than you can shake a forest-full of sticks at. And happily this time next month, we'll have 22 videos on Repoussé. But for the present, here's our second movie on the topic, which I call "Making 3D Type with Repoussé."

What is Repoussé you ask? It's a command that lets you extrude, inflate, and otherwise coerce 2D layers into 3D space. And it's available exclusively in Photoshop CS5 Extended (not the standard version). Read more » 

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