Smart Objects


What are smart objects? I often receive files from students that contain smart objects. Many students may not be aware of what they do, how they were created, what they can be used for and how they affect the file size of their document.   Instead of instructing not to use them I think it is

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Symmetrical Portrait Photoshop Tutorial


How symmetrical is your face? In this exercise ‘Symmetrical Portrait Photoshop Tutorial’ I will show you how to light a portrait evenly using natural lighting and also how to manipulate the image using Photoshop.  The Photoshop section is a video tutorial so if you are using your own image or the image I have supplied, watch it

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Layer – Basics


What are layers? One of the first things you will be learning in Photoshop is how to use layers.  When retouching an image in Photoshop you will use many different layers and this will allow you to manipulate your image with a great deal of control.  You can think of layers like pages of a book.

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