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Rendering trees in Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC has the ability to create trees since the early release of the CC version. Version 2014 however has improved even more on this nice feature. You can choose from a rich collection of circa 34 types of trees and adjust needed parameters to change the size and type of leaves, height of branches,etc. Below is a sample of the tree types you can find in Photoshop...

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Use "Liquify" to slim people... just a bit!

Have you ever been asked to make people you shoot look thinner? All the time right? Well, if you are shooting thousands of pictures, that would be a hassle and I would rather use Transform under Lightroom Lens Correction. However, this tutorial is about Photoshop Liquify filter and how you should work with it...

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Tips for shooting in cold weather

The best photos are taken in extreme weather conditions; immediately after heavy rain  or when it is extremely cold outside. In addition to the right equipment, you need to equip yourself with proper knowledge and preparation. In all what matters, no photo is worth dying for. Have a plan for your expedition and be prepared before, during, and after you come back home...

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Adobe announces Lightroom for Android

Great news! Lightroom mobile is now available for Android phones and tablets! Lightroom mobile allows you to utilize your Android device to review and edit images that have been synchronized using Lightroom on the desktop. Once changes are made, they are automatically synchronized back to your Lightroom catalog (on the desktop).

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Reduce Digital Noise in Lightroom

Most of the time when you are in a low light situation, you are shooting at high ISO rates. With high ISO digital noise is introduced. The quantity of noise depends from camera to camera and if you are using full sensor or not. Also, sometimes even if you are shooting at lower ISO rates and your photos comes underexposed and you try to open up the shadows in post-processing software, shadow areas will be filled with obvious grains and in long exposure shots, the sensor gets hot and noise might be introduced as a result...

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Balancing natural and artificial lights

Once you have mastered the natural light exposure triangle (ISO, shutter speed and aperture), taking the shot becomes a fairly simple task. Off course you compensate up or down in some situations depending on the contrast, colors and mood but it is fairly a simple thing specially if you are are aperture priority, shutter priority, or program modes...

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Correct colors using Tone Curve tool in Lightroom

There are different tools in Photoshop and Lightroom that will help you enhance your photo color cast, exposure and tonality. One particular tool available in both applications is the levels tool in Photoshop or the Tone Curve in Lightroom. Once you adjust Shadows and Highlights, the Tone Curve adjustment should be your next go-to tool if you have any color cast...

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