Photo by: Derek Doar
Nottingham and Notts Photographic Society
 
Photoshop Tutorials
These Tutorials have been produced as .pdf files. If you haven't a programme that will read these files, click on the icon to the right to down the free Adobe Reader software.
Photoshop Tutorial 1
USING A THRESHOLD LAYER

How to find the darkest and lightest parts of an image and set them as the black point and white point.
This technique can be used to get rid of colour casts and also to extend the dynamic range of some images.

Photoshop Tutorial 2
HOW TO SELECTIVELY, APPLY A FILTER EFFECT TO AN IMAGE

In this tutorial we will be applying filters to an image with the help of a layer mask.
You will also be shown how a simple Layer mask works.

Photoshop Tutorial 3
AN IMPROVED WAY TO DODGE AND BURN

In this tutorial I will discuss the dodge and burn tools and their weakness.
I will then show you how to use a different method of dodging and burning to get the same effect that you would get if you dodged and burnt in a darkroom.

Photoshop Tutorial 4
AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF IMAGE SHARPENING

This method of sharpening is done using the HIGH PASS FILTER and doesn't give the obvious haloes that unsharp mask does.

Photoshop Tutorial 5
HOW TO LEVEL HORIZONS

We have all taken images with tilted horizons and this Tutorial will show you how to make them level.

Photoshop Tutorial 6
HOW TO SELECTIVELY DIFFUSE THE BLACK TONES OF AN IMAGE.

 
Photoshop Tutorial 7
The DEREK DOAR METHOD of Converting a colour image to B&W

This tutorial will show you how to convert your colour images to Black & White using RGB Channel mixer and then to modify the tones within the image.
This method will give you control over the whole tonal range of your image.

Photoshop Tutorial 8
HOW TO TONE B&W IMAGES

This tutorial will show you a simple way to add a tone to a B&W image.

Photoshop Tutorial 9
HOW TO SPLIT-TONE A BLACK & WHITE IMAGE.

This tutorial will show you how to split-tone a B&W image.
Two Adjustment layers are used for this so that you can re-visit the image and change the split-toning any time you wish.

Photoshop Tutorial 10
HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL GRADUATED NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER EFFECT

This tutorial will show you how apply a graduated neutral density effect on an image where you should have used a graduated neutral density filter to correct the exposure for the sky at the time of taking the image.

Photoshop Tutorial 14
MULTIPLE LEVELS ADJUSTMENT LAYERS 
How to use multiple Levels Adjustment Layers to darken, lighten and add contrast to an image with the added control of Layer Masking.
Photoshop Tutorial 17
HOW RE-SIZE AN IMAGE FOR PROJECTION

This tutorial will show you how to re-size a digital image for projection in understandable steps.

RAW Update Compatibility Chart
Having trouble getting the RAW files from your camera to open in Photoshop or Elements?

Then check out this free PDF guide!

Load it up, find your camera make and model, then read across to see which version of Adobe Camera Raw you need and follow the tips on downloading and installing.

You’ll be up and running in no time!

(To download the compatibility chart as a .pdf file, click on the PDF logo)


Ken Payne Digital
Adobe Elements 11 Trainer Disc

Here is a newly produced tutorial disc for all of you that use
Adobe Elements to manipulate your images.

The disc has been produced by Ken Payne and costs £20 post free.

If you click on the logo on the right, you can view a few sample movies from the disc as a taster before deciding to buy.