Photoshop Day 2: Masks, Borders and Color Correction

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February 21, 2011

Can I just say that I am thoroughly enjoying my Photoshop Class and all the cool new tricks I can apply to my photos.  And no, I do not consider that ‘cheating’, it is merely ENHANCING the beauty of the shot.  You’ve still got to get the shot in the first place – now you can just have more artistic freedom with it on the back end!

My only complaint with the class so far is that it is 4 TEN HOUR DAYS.  Seriously, that is way too long for this pregnant girl to pay attention.  I’m ready to nap by 11:30.  In fact, I tried hunting down a couch over the lunch break last week, but didn’t have any success… :(

Here are a few of the useful things I learned how to do this week:

Adding a Shadow to a Person

Sarah: Before Color Correction and Smoothing

Sarah: After Color Correction and Smoothing (please note the baby-smooth skin, added eyelashes, and brightened eyes)

Adding Borders using the Mask Tool, Brushes and the Color Matching Tool

Designing Shapes Using Fun Brushes and the Free Transform Tool

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  1. I am so jealous! I would love love love to take photoshop classes… but anything in English is expensive here… sigh! So I am just learning it on my own. I would love to make my skin look baby smooth too! LOL! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. Sintea says:

    Great tricks! Now how do you do part on making someone look slimmer. I need that one!;-)

  3. sarahlynn60 says:

    Don’t know that one yet but I’ll keep you posted!

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