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Photoshop Actions: Yay or Nay?

Photoshop actions. These have gotten a bad rap in some circles. Like it’s synonymous with ‘fake’ or ‘cheating’ or it’s somehow indicative that your image isn’t good enough without. And admittedly, there are lots (and lots!) of examples of images online that are all sorts of wrong. And no amount of Photoshop can fix that […]

Photoshop Tutorial: How to fix a Continuous Background of an Image

This tutorial was done using Photoshop CS5 but, to my knowledge, works in any version of Photoshop from Elements to CS+ that has a marquee tool and a layers palette. I used an image with a solid background. This trick can even be used with sky/busy background by selecting smaller doses and transforming small areas. […]

Sweet Shot Tuesday

March – to me this means Shamrock Shakes, goodbye to winter, Mardi Gras, Lent, the wearin’ o’ the green, warmth and melting snow. What does March mean near you? March also means I will also be taking Kent Weakley’s new Composition e-Class. Kent has graciously given one spot in each class to a m3b reader. […]

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make Eyes Pop

Of the requests I get for tutorials, this is one I get the most. So I’m going to show two ways. Your investment is time or money – isn’t it how that usually goes? But by request, I will show a very fast way using a commercial action, and one that you can do with […]

How to Convert Photos to Black and White: Guest Author, Karli

Hi! I’m Karli from The Bonnie 5. When Darcy asked me to do a guest post on her blog I was thrilled! I discovered my love of photography fairly recently; a little over a year ago. I have found that in addition to loving photography, I equally love editing. I shoot with the Canon 5D […]

How to Watermark your Photos, Part 1

Have you been wondering how to make a watermark to protect your images online? I’ve gotten a few emails about this, and I promise it’s very easy! I’m going to demonstrate Photoshop and Picnik, but any image editing program with a type tool can do this! First do your edits and resize for web. This […]