Posts Tagged ‘tutorial’

What Not To Do in Photoshop

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
by Madalina
October 15th, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design, Tips

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10 beauty retouching don’ts

There are a thousand beauty retouching tutorials out there, but just because someone writes a tutorial, it doesn’t mean that they necessarily teach you something good. I have recently browsed through a list of 40 beauty retouching tutorials in a long article at PSDTuts and I was astonished by the amount of nonsense published there. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love PSDTuts, they have great tutorials, but this particular article was low standard. It’s enough to look to the preview images to see how amateurish the Photoshop effects are.  The good tutorials – I could easily count on one hand.
Therefore I decided to make a list of the most common misconceptions and amateurish techniques in beauty retouching. And their cure. Maybe this will help reduce the amount of plastic face spread all over the internet (and not only).

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A Glass of Water: PS Tutorial

Friday, August 29th, 2008
by Madalina
August 29th, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design, Tips

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Create an illustration of a glass of water with lemon – from scratch, in Photoshop, with medium skills.

This tutorial will teach you how you can use basic shapes to create eye-catching illustrations and how to use gradients and different shades of the same color to create the illusion of depth. Learn simple trick that can help you add realism to your illustrations.

Click on the image to see the final version.

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Portrait Retouching for Beginners

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
by Madalina
June 17th, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design

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This tutorial shows a couple of simple techniques you can use to enhance your portraits. I will focus on retouching the skin, the eyes, and the teeth (whitening). To follow this tutorial, you must already know some Photoshop basics: working with layers, making simple selections, and using basic tools. If you wish to work on the same image, you can download it here.

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