Summertime is in full swing with lots going on. I am supposed to be packing for our family trip to South Padre Island, TX, but Hurrican Alex decided to drop in and foil our plans. It’s ok though because the next few weeks will be packed with other fun things in the Duke household.
*For a printable version of this tutorial click Control and + Makes an image larger
Control and - Makes an image smaller
The Patch tool is my favorite for blemishes. Click on the tool, circle the blemish, drag it to a similar toned spot (un-blemish nearby) and BAM it becomes like its’ neighbor.
The Clone tool, you often have to mess with the opacity to get what you want. I used this for a while, but don’t use it as much since the patch tool has come into my life.
The Eyedropper, if you see a color you like on an image, use the eyedropper to “grab” that color and you can make text that same color or background for a card.
Lasso is for a head swap (went into detail in an earlier post).
Pencil tool drew all the lines in the diagram above.To lighten (dodge) or darken (burn–think about how a fire is dark) an image with the dodge/burn tool or Saturate
] makes your brush size larger
[ makes your brush size smaller
Control+U= Hue/Saturation/Lightness adjuster (I mostly just bump the saturation)
Control+B=Color Balanace (I often adjust in RAW, but sometimes if an image is too blue or too red, will adjust here)
Control+L=Levels adjuster. Lightens or darkens and image with the slider.
WINNER of the SELF PORTRAIT is Vanessa! (Click on her name and check out her image). I loved how she incorporated a family goal with her children of reading, and also using the merging technique taught last week. Congrats, Vanessa! Email me with your address and landscape image of choice.
Photography Questions I haven’t covered yet??? Please submit more!