Author Archives: Denny Tang

How to Create Highlighted Text in Photoshop

There’s no straightforward way to create highlighted text in Photoshop like you can in Adobe InDesign. However, with this trick you can create highlighted text with great results in less than a minute. There are two ways to create highlighted text in Photoshop. The first is to simply draw rectangles behind your text with the…

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Learn how to easily recreate the red/blue duotone color grading using the tone curves. You’ll learn how to do it in two ways and also learn how to create your own custom duotone colors using a straightforward method. Although this is a Lightroom tutorial, it can in Photoshop with the Camera Raw filter (Filter >…

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Vibrancy Masking – How to Get Ultra Vibrant Photos in Photoshop

Learn how to do vibrancy masking in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to increase saturation with the Channel Mixer and then use Vibrancy masking to control whether you want it to affect the vibrant or non-vibrant areas. This technique works amazingly well for landscapes and it’s a great when you want to get the most intense…

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Orange and Teal LUTS and Photoshop Actions

Add amazing orange-teal and orange-blue effects with these free Photoshop actions and LUTs. Orange and teal is a great way to add color contrast to your photos/videos and is used in many movies and posters. It’s also being increasingly used on Instagram and vlogs. The best effect in this package is the “Berlin” look. The…

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Dear Adobe, How to Redesign the Tone Curve

The Curves adjustment is a powerful tool that can do a lot – even replacing multiple adjustment layers (ex. Brightness/Contrast, Color Balance, Photo Filter, etc.). But it’s not intuitive at all. Before you can even begin using the curves adjustment, you first have to spend time learning it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The curves adjustment…

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How to Enhance Freckles and Add a Dim Moody Look in Photoshop

Watch this video to learn how to emphasize freckles and add a dim moody effect in Photoshop. It’s a great tutorial for beginners and will teach you some unique techniques such as how to use the Channel Mixer adjustment layer to bring out freckles, create a dim warm effect with a single Curves adjustment layer,…

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Double Exposure Kit for Photoshop

Create beautiful double exposures with these free Photoshop actions, gradients and textures. This kit makes it super easy to create double exposures in a variety of styles. If you want to learn how to do this from scratch all by yourself, I do have a tutorial for it. But if you just want something to…

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The Best Keyboard and Mouse for Photoshop

Here are the best keyboards and mouse for Photoshop. In this video, you’ll learn how proper keyboards and mouse can significantly improve your workflow and productivity. It’s All About Productivity People tend to use the free keyboard and mouse that their computer came with. But those are usually not the best. For a software like…

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5 Important Post Processing Tips

Today, I’ll be sharing with you 5 unique post processing tips that you should know. You’ll learn helpful tips to improve your post processing skills and also tips about ethics and protecting people’s privacy. There are a lot of post processing tips but I picked the ones that aren’t talked about a lot or is…

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Frequency Separation Photoshop Tutorial (Nondestructive & Fully Editable Layers)

Learn how to retouch skin in Photoshop with a technique called frequency separation. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply frequency separation with a fully editable and nondestructive layer setup. This will let you readjust the settings or even make changes to your original layer without having to redo every single step. Frequency separation…

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Performance: Affinity Photo vs Photoshop

Is Affinity Photo faster than Photoshop? Not always. Most of the filters in Affinity Photo are faster and the software uses significantly less RAM and VRAM. Affinity Photo also has some tricks up its sleeve to make the interface “feel” snappier (not actually faster). Photoshop still excels at things like the Camera Raw Editor which…

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How to Add Photorealistic Puddles in Photoshop

Learn how to add realistic puddles in Photoshop with this quick and easy tutorial. It’s a great way to make your photos look a bit more interesting. You’ll start off by cutting and pasting parts of your photo to create a fake reflection. Then you’ll paint in the puddle with a layer mask and tweak…

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Last Minute Gifts for Photographers, Designers and Artists

It’s almost the holidays and if you’re looking for a last minute gift, here are some great ideas that will ship before Christmas (assuming you buy it today). We selected items that can be shipped via Amazon Prime or are digital goods that can be bought any time. Wacom Intuos Tablet A Wacom pen tablet…

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Ultimate Dehaze Photoshop Actions

Dehaze your photos with better results using these Photoshop actions. Photoshop’s Dehaze tool uses a very large feathering setting. As a result, this can cause halos between areas with varying levels of haze. These Photoshop actions will “trick” Photoshop into using a lower feathering setting. Click to view slideshow. Download Details Free Download Default Dehaze…

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Quick Tip: The Correct Way to Create Curved Text

Insignias and retro logos are popular and many of them have some sort of text along a curved path. Most people use the Text Warp tool but it ends up deforming the text. In this tutorial, you’ll learn why they look deformed and how you can properly create text along a curve without deforming the…

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How do You Achieve This Effect (Part 2)

In part 2 of the “How do You Achieve This Effect” series, you’ll learn how to decode and replicate the colors from other photos you see. This color matching technique is easy and will help you develop a skill not many people have – how to see colors. A lot of people look at photos…

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Learn the Tone Curve in 5 Minutes

The tone curve is one of the most useful tool for photographers. It can be used to make any tonal adjustments like brightening your image and adding contrast. It’s found in many software like Lightroom, Capture One, Premiere, After Effects and mobile apps like Lightroom Mobile. In this tutorial, you’ll learn in a simple way on…

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How to Achieve Any Effect in Photoshop (Part 1)

In this 2 part series, you’ll learn brand new techniques that you can use to replicate color gradings. I came up with some new techniques that will make replicating looks so much easier and faster with less guesswork involved. These techniques will work with a majority of the color grading effects out there. And it’s…

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