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I just caught wind from Leslie Nicole of French Kiss Collections that she is having a 48-hour 50% off everything "Flash Sale" this weekend.  I don't know the exact start and end times, but the sale lasts only 48 hours, so I recommend popping over to this link (https://frenchkisscollections.refersion.com/c/1ff4) on Saturday to load your cart with goodies.  Leslie only offers a discount this big once a year.  Have fun making richly textured masterpieces!

Note: My French Kiss discount code cannot be stacked on top of the 50% discount.

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Thanks, Mark! Less than 11 hours left...
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Almost miraculously, Photoshop makes it possible to display your child's growth through the years all in one photograph (look closely)!  I show how to fuse the old and new in a very unique way in Photoshop Workbench 237 (a 2-minute preview for non-members):

http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2010/07/photoshop-workbench-237-fusing-the-old-and-new/

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very lovely photos...so beautiful...
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As photo compositors, we're always on the lookout for backgrounds to complement our subjects.  In many cases, this means combining an element from one background (such as a sky) with an element from another background (such as grass).  In today's Photoshop Workbench tutorial, we'll learn how to combine a sky with a grassy foreground while creating a gently rolling horizon line complete with tiny blades of realistic-looking grass.  We'll complete the project by color balancing the two halves and adding a small amount of atmospheric haze.  

Watch the tutorial (4-minute preview for non-members):
http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2015/04/photoshop-workbench-469-creating-a-believable-horizon-line

Note: This tutorial does not show how to composite trees and other objects into a storybook scene.  To learn how to do this, check out this tutorial:
http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2013/05/photoshop-workbench-384-photo-composite-start-to-finish-part-1/

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It's very good work.
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In today's Photoshop Workbench tutorial, we'll take a Raw file straight from the camera captured under low, blue-colored light and use Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) to transform it into the image my eyes were seeing.  Then we'll use Photoshop and a little creative license to push it farther until it becomes the image my heart was feeling. 

Watch the tutorial (4-minute preview for non-members):
http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2015/04/photoshop-workbench-468-adobe-camera-raw-to-photoshop-start-to-finish/

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I absolutely love this. Reminds me of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. (Door on the beach that leads to other worlds)
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Photoshop is capable of transforming your photos into beautiful kaleidoscopic masterpieces. The following tutorial shows you how:

http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2011/07/photoshop-workbench-288-the-lloyd-williams-kaleidoscope/ (2-minute preview for non-members)

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nice
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The art of crafting a photo composite that delights your creative soul is a multi-part process.  It all begins with developing an idea.  I often find inspiration in children's books and movie posters, but we can also find it on book covers, in stories we read, on album covers, by scouring artwork on the web, or even by making up stories and telling them to a child.  Inspiration for today's fantasy project came from the imaginative children's book Grandfather Twilight.  When I encountered the ingenious illustrations in this book, I was so excited by them that I couldn't wait to begin creating something of my own.

After developing an idea, we move into the phase of acquiring images.  This can be accomplished with our cameras or by purchasing stock photos from a site such as Shutterstock.  If you have a passion for photo compositing, I encourage you to begin creating composites even if you don't have time to capture the images yourself.  After all, only with practice can we develop the skills necessary to produce results that reflect our imagination.

Once the images are in hand, the post-processing fun begins.  And so, too, does today's Photoshop Workbench tutorial.

Watch the tutorial (4-minute preview for non-members):
http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2015/04/photoshop-workbench-470-crafting-a-fantasy-composite/

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Excellent video Mark - very informative....
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You know the feeling you get when you discover a really exceptional Photoshop action?  For me, it's kind of like unwrapping a gift on Christmas morning….filled with excited anticipation.  Last week, I discovered a spectacular $4 sandstorm particle action that I used to create the effect you see here.  This effect is highly customizable and remarkably authentic.  A tutorial is coming soon to www.msjphotography.com!  If you just can't wait, here's a link to the action: http://bit.ly/1CHDeg3

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After watching Jesus Ramirez's enlightening tutorial (thanks, Jesus!) about compositing 3D models into photographic scenes (http://bit.ly/1aHQZ8W), I decided to give it a try.  Had lots of fun!  Since this was only my second time working with 3D models, I'm open to supportive comments relating to how I can make this scene look more realistic.  Thanks!

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It's encouraging to hear that you once struggled with Blender, but after lots of hard work, now have a good understanding of it, +Ari Myllymäki.  I'll check out the Blender Cookie and BlenderGuru sites to see what goodies they have.  Thanks for all of your advice!
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An Easter afternoon filled with driveway chalk drawings led to prismatic palms worthy of a photo.  After adding a dense vignette, I finished this image with the Georgia O'Keeffe preset in Topaz's Impression painterly plug-in.  

Watch a free Impression tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC8Un_wLRQs

Get a 15% discount on Topaz products (enter code msjphoto15): http://www.topazlabs.com/1027.html

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Thanks, +OORVOKKI.  There are indeed presets in Impression.  They make it easy to try different natural media looks.  Have fun!
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I believe we create our own reality through our beliefs, attitudes, and actions.  This photo composite embodies the idea that transformation is closer than we might imagine.  If you'd like to learn how I created this look, please let me know and I'll be happy to prepare a tutorial for www.msjphotography.com.

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Full of surprises
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After reading Glen Dewis' marvelous book, The Photoshop Workbook (http://amzn.to/1EXRiGo), I'm yearning to share a few clever lighting and special effects techniques in today's tutorial.  The first is a technique for adding dramatic glowing light to light sources.  The second is a simple method for mimicking an out-of-frame light source.  And the third is a technique for adding tiny dust or atmospheric particles to the light produced by the out-of-frame light source.

Today's impressive Iron Man photo has been provided by Jon Haverstick.  Jon works regularly with a phenomenal group of cosplayers who create their own spectacular costumes.  You can view more of Jon's work at www.jonhaverstickstudio.com.

Watch the tutorial (4-minute preview for non-members):
http://bit.ly/1E4yWWy

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I'm a creativity junkie, Photoshop enthusiast, author, and educator who can't help but share my ideas and enthusiasm with others. Check out my site, www.msjphotography.com, and you'll immediately see what I mean.
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I am an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter.  Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, I have lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos.  My tutorials appear regularly on the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) web site, and my imagery and articles have been featured in Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines.  Watch hundreds of my free and entertaining Photoshop tutorials at www.msjphotography.com.

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Creative Compositing with Photoshop's Layer Blending Modes
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In the video below, Mark S. Johnson demonstrates the process of layering a model's photo onto a wintry scene with a tree and some birds.

Mark Johnson Composite Lighting Tutorial
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One of the hardest things I have found when working on composites is getting the lighting right. A bad composite can completely ruin an othe

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Google Drive is a free service that lets you store all your files including documents, photos, videos and Google Docs online and access them

Summer Pause | French Kiss Collections
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Summer Pause. Posted on August 23, 2012 by Leslie Nicole | 0 Comments. I'm taking a wee bit of time off to recharge the 'ol batteries and en