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Part 3: Image Manipulation and Alteration

Part 3: Image Manipulation and Alteration

While tonal and color corrections are important to the overall quality of your image, the chance to really make them shine comes when you start pushing around those pixels. Typically called image manipulation or image alteration, Photoshop gives you all the tools you need to make each picture truly your own. Don't like that tree in the background? Remove it! Unhappy with the color of a purple shirt? Make it blue! With a little planning and an understanding of how these tools work, you'll never have to settle for reality again.


 

Chapter 6: Artistic Approaches

 

Burn the edges of your photos to add mood

 

Paint gradual tones with the Airbrush option

 

Create convincing reflections

 

Control visual focus with the Gradient tool

 

Combine images with the Extract command

 

Enhance your images with well-placed light

 

Problem : Solution Remove a complex image from its background

 

Problem : Solution Remove an object from a photo

 

Chapter 7: Filters

 

Using the Filter Gallery

 

Combining filter layers

 

Filter your portraits

 

Add texture with simulated film grain

 

Problem : Solution Correct color casts

 

Problem : Solution Modify facial features

 

Chapter 8: Masks

 

Use Quick Mask mode to make a selection

 

Create vignettes with layer masks

 

Cut out parts of images with layer masks

 

Editing with vector masks

 

Problem : Solution Fix accidental silhouettes

 

Problem : Solution Restore lost highlight detail


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