Photoshop Tutorial: From image to sketch in 4 easy steps

I will show you today how to transform any picture into a realistic looking sketch using Adobe Photoshop in just 4 easy and quick steps.
This is a sketch I did out of a picture of my son using the technique we are going to learn today.

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Photoshop tutorial: Layer mask for beginners

In one of the comments on the recently published Adobe Photoshop tutorial “A Drop of Color” Lisa asked “I’m not understanding Step 6. It says to paint the layer mask in black but the colored areas in your picture is coming out pink and green? Please explain this part.“.
Well it seems that I simply forgot to explain what is a layer mask and/or how layer masks works, my bad sorry everyone. So I’ll dedicate this post to explain and demonstrate how a layer mask affects your picture.

This tutorial is dedicated for Adobe Photoshop beginners and newbies
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Tutorial: HDR case study

This HDR tutorial was provided by Aitor Escauriaza, and posted under ADIDAP Readers’ Section.

Software used: Capture One Pro, Photomatix and Adobe Photoshop
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Photoshop Tutorial: A drop of color

I have seen this question asked over and over again in most Adobe Photoshop forums: How to accomplish a black and white image where just a part is in color ?

Honestly this is one of the easiest things to accomplish in Adobe Photoshop and requires almost no previous experience.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it
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Photoshop Tutorial: Tip for refining the HDR mask

We have already seen in this HDR series of Adobe Photoshop tutorials:
1- How to achieve an HDR image using layers and layer masks
2- How to create a better mask for exposure blending using the threshold tool
3- How to create a better mask for exposure blending using the level tools

I don’t know if you’ve noticed in each one of this post we will end up refining the exposure blending mask using the brush tool.

Today in the last post of this series, I am going to give you a quick and very simple tip that will simplify your life when it comes to tweak that mask.
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