Squeaky Clean

April 08, 2010
This afternoon, shortly after I posted today’s “Before & After,” I saw that Amy McMaster posted her latest Photoshop Elements freebie. It’s called “Squeaky Clean.” “It’s a simple little action that plays out levels (to tweak lights and darks), a shadow boost to deepen shadows a bit, a color balance layer to tweak skin tones, a color booster that is easy on the skin tones, a layer for running Noiseware (or other noise removal software) or clone work, a simple eye pop, a red fix layer (great to use on bloodshot eyes, lessening red in...
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Before & After: Creating Storyboards...

April 07, 2010
One of my internet photog friends sent me three new pictures of her daughter, Keira, playing with their cat. She suggested that they might make a good storyboard, thus presenting me with the opportunity to share my steps. First off, there are a number of wonderful templates out there for creating storyboards. For example, CoffeeShop offers tutorials for creating simple and decorated storyboards. I chose to use another tutorial: Easy 3-panel storyboard. I suppose I could have recreated the steps, but why recreate when someone else has already done the work. Here are the before’s (I...
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