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Wildflower Photography

Nightshade Wildflower
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Composition Tips

Learn how to choose the right aperture to ensure your flowers are in focus and tack sharp and how to set up your shot to create pleasing compositions.

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Learn by Example

Learn by example with 12 example photos. Each example includes the camera settings that were used, as well as a complete story of how the image was made and post-processed in Photoshop.

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Image Editing Techniques

How to post-process your photos with Adobe Photoshop to reduce noise, increase contrast and saturation, make small adjustments to exposure, and make your images super

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Zoom Blur Effect

Zoom Blurring Technique Step 1
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Open up your original photo file that you wish to apply the zoom to and create two duplicate layers of your Background layer. You do this by dragging your Background layer to the Create A New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette or simply press Command-J (PC: Control-J) twice. Then, hide the top layer (Layer 1 copy) by clicking on the Eye icon next to it. Then, you want to rename the middle Layer (Layer 1) to Zoom.

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Step 2

To create the zoom blur effect, select the middle layer (Zoom). Then go

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Zoom Blur Effect

Zoom Blurring Technique Step 1
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Step 1

Open up your original photo file that you wish to apply the zoom to and create two duplicate layers of your Background layer. You do this by dragging your Background layer to the Create A New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette or simply press Command-J (PC: Control-J) twice. Then, hide the top layer (Layer 1 copy) by clicking on the Eye icon next to it. Then, you want to rename the middle Layer (Layer 1) to Zoom.

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Step 2

To create the zoom blur effect, select the middle layer (Zoom). Then go

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Whitening Eyes

Whitening Eyes Step 1
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Step 1

Open the photo and zoom in so both eyes are visible on your screen. Working on the Background Layer, change the Foreground Color to the whitest white by clicking the cursor on the upper left corner of the Color Picker screen. Select the Brush Tool B, adjusting the Size of the Brush [ or ] (left bracket key decreases the brush size; the right bracket key increases the brush size) to a little smaller than the size of the whites of the eyes where they form a triangle at the corners. The Hardness

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Whitening Teeth

Whitening Teeth Step 1
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Step 1

Open up the image you want to work on, press Command-1 (PC: Control-1) or double-click the Zoom Tool to bring the image to 100%. Select the upper left corner of the Color Picker (the whitest white). Then select the Brush Tool B and adjust the Hardness to anywhere between 0-20%, and make the Size just a little smaller than the width of the tooth you are working on (we made the Size larger on the front teeth and smaller on the back teeth). Adjust the Opacity to 18%.

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Step 2

With the Brush Tool, quickly go

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Whitening Teeth

Whitening Teeth Step 1
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Step 1

Open up the image you want to work on, press Command-1 (PC: Control-1) or double-click the Zoom Tool to bring the image to 100%. Select the upper left corner of the Color Picker (the whitest white). Then select the Brush Tool B and adjust the Hardness to anywhere between 0-20%, and make the Size just a little smaller than the width of the tooth you are working on (we made the Size larger on the front teeth and smaller on the back teeth). Adjust the Opacity to 18%.

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Step 2

With the Brush Tool, quickly go

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