In this tutorial, we’re going to look at removing lens flare in Photoshop, but you don’t have to use Photoshop with this technique. The method we’ll use only needs an editor that supports layers, allowing you to merge two images. This means it works with Adobe Photoshop Elements, Affinity Photo, On1 Photo RAW and any other layer-based editor.
In this article we look at mastering the Photoshop Smart Sharpen filter, answering questions like:
Why use the Smart Sharpen filter?
What do all the sharpening controls do?
Where in my workflow does Smart Sharpening fit?
If you’ve tried to use Smart Sharpening with limited success or even given up with frustration, don’t worry. It’s not as difficult as it appears at first glance. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be using the Photoshop Smart Sharpen filter like a professional.
There are lots of ways to sharpen an image in Photoshop. You’ll find some in the Filter menu but there are many other less obvious techniques to use like High Pass Sharpening. In this tutorial, we’re going to look at the Photoshop Sharpen menu to better understand the various options.
You’ll learn about:
How image sharpening works.
The menu options to ignore and why.
A simple way to use the Smart Sharpen filter.
Want to achieve your best results when editing in Photoshop? Then Luminosity Masking is one of the most powerful techniques you should consider. Unfortunately, the subject can be more than a little confusing. There’s a lot of misinformation circulating that people are accepting as fact. That’s why I’ve launched my latest course “ThePhotographers Guide to Using Luminosity Masks”.
Like most tasks in Photoshop, there are several methods you can use to straighten an image. In this tutorial, we are going to look at three of the easiest. We will cover using the:
Ruler Tool to draw and automatically straighten an image.
Crop Tool to crop and automatically level an image.
RAW Filter which can straighten an image and correct all kinds of perspective problems.
In this tutorial, we look at how to add a watermark in Photoshop. This approach to adding a watermark works with any photograph or image and allows you to apply other special effects.
In the tutorial we cover:
Creating a watermark with text and/or special symbols like ©.
Adding a watermark using a logo graphic.
Positioning and sizing your watermark.
Adding special effects to your watermark.
We also look at how to save your original image using Photoshop, so you can quickly remove or duplicate the watermark.
Unlike Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop doesn’t have an obvious grain filter you can use to simulate film grain. If you want to create film grain texture effects for your images, you need to know how. This tutorial explains how you can realistically simulate film grain with Photoshop’s Add Noise filter.
In this tutorial we’ll be looking at the Photoshop Content Aware Scaling tool to help you understand:
How the tool works.
When to use it, and importantly.
What are the alternatives?