Create a washed out desaturated effect in Photoshop

Create a washed out desaturated effect in Photoshop

Learn how to create a filmic washed out and desaturated effect in Photoshop using Gradient Maps and Curves. It takes less than a minute to apply the technique, and is a fantastic effect for a wide range of images. The overall effect is similar to, but at the same time completely different to bleach bypass.

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Add the ethereal Orton Effect to landscape shots in Photoshop

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Learn how to create the ethereal Orton Effect in Photoshop. The technique blends blur and sharpness together for a dreamy effect that looks amazing with landscape photography. Blending blur with an image you’ve taken care to shoot with sharpness throughout may sound like a bad idea, but the two work in perfect harmony to create an effect in your landscape photography that’s subtle, yet distinctive.

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Hazy vintage effect in Photoshop

Create a hazy vintage effect in Photoshop

Learn how to create a hazy vintage effect in Photoshop. This simple technique is perfect for portraits because it adds a subtly haze and gentle warmth to your images that makes any image look like it was taken on a summer’s day.

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How to install Photoshop Actions

Photoshop CC welcome screenInstalling Photoshop Actions is one of the easiest tasks you can perform in Photoshop. All you have to do is double click on the .atn file, and the Actions will load into Photoshop automatically. Ocassionally, this doesn’t work so you have to install them manually. Here’s how it’s done…

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Street Portraiture Tips

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Street portraiture is an extremely satisfying genre of photography to shoot, but it can also be one of the most difficult. It’s not difficult in terms of style and technique because this is something you can decide upon before you even head out onto the streets. Deciding whether you go for natural light with a reflector to fill-in shadows, or slick off-camera flash techniques is the least of your worries. It’s all about the human interaction.

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