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Restoration in ActionRestoration in Action
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Some free tricks in photo restoration. Whether working in documentary, broadcast, or corporate video, displaying historical images can play a primary role in many of these projects. Learn how to fix these historical images by using hue and saturation adjustments, contrast effects, and blemish removal techniques.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Using the Healing BrushUsing the Healing Brush
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Some free tips on how to effectively use the healing brush. The healing brush is one of the most useful brushes for correcting physical damage of a photograph or video clip. The clone stamp tool is also used to mend imperfections and create the desired effect for tattered images.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 2

Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 2
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Part two continues to cover teaching tricks on how to use the shadows/highlights filter to adjust an image. The shadows/highlights command can not be used through an adjustment layer but in Photoshop CS3 can be applied through smart filters onto a smart object to give you the ability to apply this tool in a non destructive way.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 1

Using the Shadow / Highlights Command - 1
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How to use the shadows/highlights filter first introduced in Photoshop CS to make adjustments to under and over exposed areas of troubled images by harnessing this usefull tool. Going through all the advanced options of the shadows/highlights controls panel, gain complete control and get professional results when adjusting your graphics. Additionally color correction and contrast are adjusted to finalize the correction to the photo.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
The Power of Adjustment LayersThe Power of Adjustment Layers
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Unlocking the power of adjustment layers to make non destructive adjustments to your graphics, photos and images. An adjustment layer allows you to perform the same functions, apply the same filters, or use the same tools that you would directly to the image but without altering the original image.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Fixing SaturationFixing Saturation
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The common problem of over saturation and how to uncover and correct this issue by using subtle adjustments inside Photoshop. Over saturation can lead to color bleed and non broadcast safe colors. The NTSC colors video filter can cause posterization, there are other ways to accomplish fixing over saturation that does not cause some of these problems.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Using the Levels Adjustment - 2Using the Levels Adjustment - 2
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The second part of the series showing how to use the levels adjustment to fix color balance, luminance, brightness and contrast of a photograph inside of Photoshop. Richard takes a photo that has faded and uses a levels adjustment layer to correct the individual RGB levels on a per channel basis for a much more precise level adjustment.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Using the Levels Adjustment - 1Using the Levels Adjustment - 1
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Dealing with the common problem of image exposure using the levels adjustment to fix color balance, luminance, brightness and contrast of a graphic inside of Photoshop. Further explained in this tutorial is the ability to use the levels adjustment layer that is non destructive to the original image.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Fading FiltersFading Filters
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Harness the fade command to get new design options and maximize the filters available in Adobe Photoshop. The fade command allows you to use blending modes as well as make opacity changes to a filter, this can give you entirely new results you did not know came with your software. Some of the filters used to demonstrate this trick are glowing edges under the stylize menu, rough pastels under the artistic menu, smudge stick, smart filters, dark strokes under the strokes menu and film grain.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Designing Lower Third Graphics - 2Designing Lower Third Graphics - 2
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Part two of the series continues to walk through designing a lower third graphic in Photoshop. Richard adds a logo or bug to the design, adds layer styles, creates text, adjusts the font and text style, creates the alpha channel for the lower third and exports the file as a layered tiff.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Designing Lower Third Graphics - 1Designing Lower Third Graphics - 1
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Some important features of designing and creating your lower third title graphic in Photoshop. Richard show you step by step how to create and customize your own lower third titles. Some of the features covered in this tutorial are the title safe overlay action, using a gradient background, softening the edge with a vertical motion blur and creating a gradual ramp blend.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Exploring GradientsExploring Gradients
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A look at the powerful gradient editor inside of Adobe Photoshop to create gradual blends between colors. This tip is great for creating backgrounds for DVD menus, lower thirds and other graphics. Richard shows you how to create, customize and store gradients inside Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Perfect Alpha Channels - 2Perfect Alpha Channels - 2
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The second part of the tutorial series on Perfect Alpha Channels covering some common compositing problems that you might face when using alpha channels in Photoshop. Some of the problems Richard addresses are the black fringe that can sometimes appear around a glow when an image has an alpha channel premultiplied with black, exporting a clean alpha channel for an NLE and using image calculations to chroma key an image from the contrasting background.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Perfect Alpha Channels - 1Perfect Alpha Channels - 1
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Alpha channels in Adobe Photoshop. Richard explains RGB channels and how a forth channel can be created, called an alpha channel, to work with the Red, Green and Blue channels to store the transparency of the graphic. Further topics covered are the basics of keying, compositing, creating and refining alpha channels.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Effective Layer MasksEffective Layer Masks
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How to use layer masks and why you will never have to use the eraser tool on a graphic ever again using layer masking to mask or hide pixels in your image instead of destroying them. This technique allows you to go back in the future and adjust the mask and reveal elements that would have otherwise been erased. Richard uses the blur tool and the smudge tool to soften the layer mask and create the appearance of a more believable composite.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Refine Edges CommandRefine Edges Command
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The refine edges command and quick selection tool available in Adobe Photoshop CS3. The refine edges command enables you to improve a selection that has been made while the quick selection tool is a smart version of the magic want tool that detects edges of color for selecting more complex regions.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Organizing LayersOrganizing Layers
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Create a more professional layout for your images in Adobe Photoshop by using the precision of the alignment and distribution tools. By selecting multiple images or grouping them and simply using the align and distribute tools you can quickly construct the graphical layout you desire. Additional tips in this tutorial include using the pixel lock tool to paint on a locked image, merging layers to copy, create clipping mask, using a layer group sets hierarchy, and more.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Sizing ImagesSizing Images
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This tutorial helps you resize photos and images more quickly and teaches how to get these graphics into the proper size and aspect ratio for video editing. Various methods are explained such as the crop tool, resizing an image for use in broadcast with non-square pixels, pixel aspect ratios or pasting into a new image to convert the pixel aspect ratio.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Camera Raw InterfaceCamera Raw Interface
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How to use the 16 bit workflow in Photoshop for film and video. The new file formats are utilized through using the Adobe camera raw dialogue box, this enables you to unlock and develope those raw camera image files captured by high end digital still cameras.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Working With Document PresetsWorking With Document Presets
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The document presets for video in Photoshop will help setup your graphics for the proper tape format. In the New Document dialogue box there is a Film and Video preset category with many different sizes for the most commonly used film and video formats.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
CS3 Setting PreferencesCS3 Setting Preferences
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How to set your Photoshop preferences to utilize Photoshop as a film and video tool. Some of the settings covered in this video tutorial are the Adobe Color Picker, Image Interpolation, Interface Tool Tips, Palettes, File Handling, File Compatibility, Memory Performance, Painting Cursors, Units and Rulers, Guides and Slices, Plug-ins, Font Type, Color Management and other Photoshop Options.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
CS2 Enhancement Filters - 2CS2 Enhancement Filters - 2
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Part of this series going over more new filters in Photoshop CS2. Richard places a logo over his photo graphic and uses the image warp tool to transform the graphic. Additional features discussed in this tutorial are the font text preview in the font list, multiple layer selection, layer groups and zoom scrolling.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
CS2 Enhancement Filters - 1CS2 Enhancement Filters - 1
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Learn a few new filters in Photoshop CS2, specifically the filters that work well for touching up video frames. The first filters Richard reviews are Smart Sharpen and Reduce Noise. This is a great technique for cleaning up footage with grain that has been shot with a 16mm camera or use remove JPEG artifact for DV footage that has artifacting from compression.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
File Navigation with BridgeFile Navigation with Bridge
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Using Adobe Bridge to browse and open images for Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Bridge is a file browser built into the Adobe CS packages. Richard walks you through Adobe Bridge and takes a look at many of the features available with this new application. Features covered are the Adobe Stock Photos browser, using comp images, Photoshop actions, contact sheets, web photo galleries, and more.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Pixel Aspect Ratio and Video PreviewsPixel Aspect Ratio and Video Previews
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How to use non-square pixels in Adobe Photoshop for images so your graphics have the correct pixel shape for video. The ability to use non-square pixels for your pixel aspect ratio in Photoshop was introduced in CS, improved in CS2, and continues to this day in the current versions of Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
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