Recent content by SCTRWD

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    Best way to blend photo into an image?

    The kids are too green, added levels layer and set Output to 233 for Green channel. Added some shadows and a little sharpenning.
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    PSD files with layers and mask need to make with hard edges

    Apply your Layer Mask Then repeat 11 times: Layer Via Copy Merge Layers I have an action for it called "Opacity->100%"
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    Do you think this photo fake or real?

    Real photos can be taken from all the different views, environments and lights configurations. Some of them you just don't see in the image, all you see is the final result. Hence there could be lots of real photos that could be nevertheless perceived as fake and vice versa. It's almost...
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    Many Concentric Circles

    Create new layer. Open Layer style. In Blending options uncheck Transparency Shapes Layer. Add Gradient Style, Radial. In Gradient editor choose Noise type. Tweak Roughness and other parameters to get the look you want.
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    Need help making paint splatter on wall look better

    Here is my go: To distort splatter along the grooves of thw wall I used Dostort->Glass filter with the Blue channel of the original wall image as the texture. Finally to better pronounce wall texture behind the splatter added Bevel&Emboss texture style for splatter layer where as texture I...
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    How to make an animated panning/zoom shot of an image in PS CS5

    Yet another way is to define a new pattern from your image and add a Pattern layer style. Layer style can be animated - you can pan and scale it.
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    How to make an animated panning/zoom shot of an image in PS CS5

    Create 3D Postcard layer from your image and animate object or camera position.
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    Dynamic Font Size to fit within Box?

    Do you have File->Automate->Fit Image... command? If you do then record simple action: Make your text layer. Duplicate layer to new document(Layer->Duplicate layer...) In the new document choose Image->Trim. Trim transparent pixels on all sides Now choose File->Automate->Fit Image... In the...
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    Quick way to close gaps in line drawing?

    Convert your example to Smart Object. Add Minimum Filter with 3 px radius. Then add Maximum Filter with 3 px radius. Now grab Magic Wand and click outside of the figure. Invert selection. Turn off SO filters. Create new layer with the selection as mask. Open it's Layer styles dialog, uncheck...
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    Bad habits?

    I think it would rather be better to start "Good Habits" thread or "PS lifehacks" thread Just to break the ice: Blend mode Adjustment layer: When you need to apply the layer to itself with another Blend mode many tuts suggest coping the layer and changing the Blend mode of the copy. Another way...
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    Motion bluring

    Try this: Cut the car out from background on it's own layer. On the background layer fill the hole the car left with Content Aware Fill. Now you can add a Motion blur to the background layer.
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    Suggestion for Extracting Hairs

    The main point behind my post was as follows: From what I see of many posts on hair masking I conclude that most people just set the wrong goals from the start and essentially are barking the wrong tree in the process. They see the problem which is not, and try to blame and fight the wrong...
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    Suggestion for Extracting Hairs

    Here are my 2 cents on the topic at large based on my humble everyday experience. Oftentimes you just don't need to mask these stray hairs. Nor actually your clients want it(even if they say so:)). Doing this is a tedious work which most often gives mediocre results even with (lets be honest:))...
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    How to help with effects

    Gradient fill lets you make a lot of colors and adjust the transitions between them. That is what the Gradient is after all...
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    How to help with effects

    Make a silhouette on it's own layer and add an inner Stroke effect with Gradient fill and Shape Burst style. Tweak the gradient to make you happy.