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Content-Aware

Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop Have you ever straightened or rotated an image only to be left with blank areas? Here’s where Content-Aware comes to the rescues to fill in those areas. You can call it smart technology! Use the Magic Wand tool and select the blank areas. Next go to the select Menu and click Modify > Expand. Increase the selection area up to 10 pixels depending on the size of your picture and the amount of empty space. Then go to Fill in the edit menu. Click on it and you’ll see the Fill options window appear. Content-Aware should be selected by default, but if not choose it from the drop-down menu. There will be a short pause while Photoshop goes to work filling in the blank

Creating Painterly Effects

Turn a Photo into a Painting Make a Photo look like a Painting by… …Applying artistic filters in Photoshop to create hand-painted effects. In Photoshop, go to File > Open... and select a photo from your computer. Choose a photo of a landscape or a still life to get the best results. Convert layer to smart object Locate the Layers panel at the lower-right corner of your workspace. If you don't see it, go to Window > Layers. Right-click the "Background" layer and select Convert to Smart Object. Converting to a Smart Object allows you to go back and edit the artistic filter that you will apply in the next step. This is called a "nondestructive edit" because it preserves the original photo, even

Removing Color Casts

Removing Color Casts in Photoshop This is a picture I took this summer during our 8-week stay in Jacksonville. I wanted a picture of the skyline at night to capture the buildings that illuminated the water. The picture on top I thought was pretty good, I did some minor adjustments to the exposure in Lightroom (LR). My camera settings were – ISO 500, F8, 18mm, 1/10 sec. The one on the bottom is the same picture after I made the adjustments described here. I opened the top image in Photoshop to remove any color casts and correct the white balance. I could have done this in LR but I wanted to try a new technique. So, to do this I duplicated the layer – ctrl or cmd + J (this makes a copy of the

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