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Photoshop Tutorial : Adding emphasis to a photograph with colour

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at how to use the History brush tool to “repaint” some colour into an image. The History tool is an oft neglected but important part of your Photoshop toolkit. It’s easy to use and very versatile. It can restore details, colours or any attribute that appeared at an …

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Photoshop Tutorial : Create a Postage Stamp With Your Artwork

* This tutorial was updated in September 2011 and uses screengrabs from Photoshop CS5. The method is the same for all previous CS versions of Photoshop * Today, I’m going to take a look at how to use Photoshop and one of your photographs (or any image) and make it look like a postage stamp. …

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Photoshop Tutorial : Hand colouring a black and white photograph

You can hand colour a black and white photograph in Photoshop in a number of ways. In this tutorial, I’m looking at how to add colour by making selections and using adjustment layers. Let me preface this by saying, THIS EFFECT DOES NOT LOOK NATURAL! It will not look like a colour photograph, but is …

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Photoshop Tutorial : Creating a haunted gritty look

A very popular look I’ve noticed recently is a sort of haunted, gritty photo look. I saw an advertisement in a magazine for “House” the TV program with Hugh Laurie and it uses this effect of grittiness combined with bright coloured eyes. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make something similar …

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