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Using Gradient Maps in Photoshop (to Achieve Muted, Dramatic Tones)

Using Gradient Maps in Photoshop (to Achieve Muted, Dramatic Tones)

How to Use Photoshop Gradient Maps In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the Gradient Map Tool in Photoshop to give your image a dramatic, muted color effect without it looking washed out and losing the depth ...

How to Change Background Color in Photoshop

How to Change Background Color in Photoshop

How to Change Background Color in Photoshop In this tutorial, I will show you one of my favorite ways to change background color in Photoshop, with a couple of additional tweaks that will make your subject stand out ...

Understanding Photoshop Blending Modes

Understanding Photoshop Blending Modes

What are Photoshop Blending Modes? Photoshop blending modes (or sometimes called "blend modes") are used when editing with layers in Photoshop. They affect how each layer behaves and interacts with the other layers i...

How to Make Eyes Pop in Photoshop

How to Make Eyes Pop in Photoshop

How to Make Eyes Pop in Photoshop Our 'Eye Sparkle' Action from the Pure Color Workflow collection is absolutely fabulous at giving you tack sharp results and stunning eyes with just a click of your mouse. With optio...

How to Make a Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Vintage Effect in Photoshop Photographers are often striving for a vintage or retro look in their photos, and even though there are endless ways of achieving a vintage effect, there are a couple of impo...

Fairy Wing Overlays: How to Change Colors in Photoshop

Fairy Wing Overlays: How to Change Colors in Photoshop

Fairy Wing Overlays: How to Change Colors in Photoshop Hello pretties!  I know you're all excited about the Fairyland Photoshop Collection coming out (I will admit...I've been playing with it for hours already!) and ...

How to Make a Logo in Photoshop

How to Make a Logo in Photoshop

How to Create a Logo in Photoshop One of the most important aspects of your business is your branding, and the way you present yourself to potential clients. Having cohesive branding is something that will go a long ...

Use LAB Color Space in Photoshop to Take Your Editing to the Next Level

Use LAB Color Space in Photoshop to Take Your Editing to the Next Level

What is LAB Color Space? When it comes to digital editing, there are several different types of color spaces (or color modes). A color space, in its most basic sense, is similar to a recipe: it is a computer's way of...

Chromatic Aberration - What It is and How to Correct it in Photoshop

Chromatic Aberration - What It is and How to Correct it in Photoshop

What is Chromatic Aberration? Have you ever noticed how, in some of your shots, your subject and or certain elements of the image will have a colored halo around the edges? This is known as "Chromatic Abberation" or ...

Using the Lens Blur Filter (to Blur Background in Photoshop)

Using the Lens Blur Filter (to Blur Background in Photoshop)

How to Blur Background in Photoshop Using Lens Blur & Create Shallow Depth of Field Are you looking to achieve that creamy, background blur and shallow depth of field in your image that you were not quite able to...

Light & Airy Edits in Photohop (Using Pastel Dreams Actions)

Light & Airy Edits in Photohop (Using Pastel Dreams Actions)

How to Achieve Light & Airy Edits in Photoshop Light and airy photos are VERY popular these days. This type of bright and airy image can be seen all over Facebook and Instagram feeds. How is this type of edit ach...

How to Use Double Exposure Photoshop Actions

How to Use Double Exposure Photoshop Actions

How to Create Double Exposure in Photoshop Double exposure is a photography technique that combines two images into one that can produce some incredibly beautiful results. Here at Pretty Presets & Actions, we are...

Disney World Photography (4 Tips for Amazing Family Photos)

Disney World Photography (4 Tips for Amazing Family Photos)

Disney World Photography Tips After 9 months of planning this trip and keeping it a secret from our girls the moment finally arrived, we were packing for the trip of a lifetime…ummm, okay, I mean we were packing for...

Photoshop Levels: for Total Control in Color Adjustments

Photoshop Levels: for Total Control in Color Adjustments

How to Use Photoshop Levels When we think of the Levels panel in Photoshop, the tendency might be to only think of highlights, midtones and shadows, but the Levels panel lets you dive into some seriously fine-tuned c...

How to Brighten Eyes in Photoshop

How to Brighten Eyes in Photoshop

How to Brighten Eyes In Photoshop Do you want to your portrait subject's eyes to look their very best? I will show you step-by-step how to easily clean up and brighten the eye are in Photoshop for a clean and natural...

How to Replace a Sky in Photoshop

How to Replace a Sky in Photoshop

Sky Replacement in Photoshop In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to add a beautiful sky overlay behind a window using Photoshop with just a few easy steps! As photographers, we usually shoot our images either...

Use Photoshop Adjustment Layers For Flexible, Effective Editing

Use Photoshop Adjustment Layers For Flexible, Effective Editing

Photoshop Layer Basics I get asked many questions about using layers in Photoshop. What are layers? What type of layers should I use? How do I effectively use them? Yet the most important question remains... why shou...

How to Use Photoshop's High Pass Filter to Quickly Sharpen Your Images

How to Use Photoshop's High Pass Filter to Quickly Sharpen Your Images

How to Use the Photoshop High Pass Filter Photoshop has several sharpening filters built in, but one of the fastest and easiest methods for sharpening your images in Photoshop is to use the High Pass filter in conjun...

2 BEST Ways to Create a Vignette in Photoshop

2 BEST Ways to Create a Vignette in Photoshop

Adding a subtle vignette to your images is a beautiful way to bring the focus to your subject. In this tutorial, I will show you how to easily add a vignette in Photoshop. What is a Vignette in Photography? Technical...

How to Create a Water Reflection in Photoshop

How to Create a Water Reflection in Photoshop

How to Create a Water Reflection in Photoshop In this tutorial, I am going to show you the steps to add water and a water reflection to your photos using Photoshop. The goal is to take the an image photographed in an...

How to Use a Layer Mask in Photoshop

How to Use a Layer Mask in Photoshop

How to Mask in Photoshop When I first dove into the magical world of Photoshop, I was very intimidated. In fact, I became overwhelmed when I started exploring all of the buttons and options. For this reason, I would ...