Mandy Blake

How to Create a Tilt Shift Selective Focus Effect in Photoshop

How to Create a Tilt Shift Selective Focus Effect in Photoshop via Mandy Blake and iHeartFaces.com

We are delighted to welcome back Mandy Blake from Flow for Photographers today.  She will be teaching us how to create a tilt shift selective focus effect in this photo editing tutorial for Photoshop.   Tilt shift lenses were originally used to correct distortion of buildings and architecture or to simulate a miniaturization effect, but […]

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Learning the Methods of Focus

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Let’s Get Focused! One of the most challenging technical portions of photography, especially when you are first learning to use your camera, is FOCUS!  It seems so elusive at times and I have seen tons of threads in forums dedicated to figuring out its mysteries. You hear terms like “toggle focus,” “focus and recompose” and […]

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{Before & After} Making Snow Look White in Photoshop

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In this week’s Before & After photo editing tutorial, Mandy Blake is tackling another tricky winter photo challenge.  Follow along as she demonstrates how to make snow look white in Photoshop. You look outside and see the flakes gently floating down, and the drifts are gathering in the yard.  Your kids are eager to get […]

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Capturing a Starburst Effect with Christmas Lights

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We have all seen all the amazing ways you can create yummy bokeh with Christmas lights, but sometimes you may want to do something a little different! Another option is to achieve a starburst affect with MIG welder reviews, where the lights each look like they have beautiful beams of light radiating from their cores.  […]

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{Before & After} Using Curves to Make a Backlit Photo Pop

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For this week’s “Before & After” photo editing tutorial, we are featuring professional editor Mandy Blake. Read along as she teaches how to make backlit photos really shine in three easy steps using the curves adjustment tool. Maximizing Backlighting with the Help of Curves Sometimes, you manage to find that perfect spot, where your subject […]

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