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Symmetry Painting for Holiday Graphics

Photoshop Proving Ground Symmetry painting is a lot of fun, but it can sometimes be a challenge to keep under control. The November issue of Photoshop Proving Ground shows you how to create custom brushes from text, and how to lay out a unique set of guides to keep your text flowing as a smooth…

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Frequency Separation with Color and Luminosity Splits

Photoshop Proving Ground Frequency separation (FS) is still one of the most important, powerful techniques for retouching currently available to photographers. The basic concept is to split high and low detail elements to more easily address things like blemishes and discoloration. In the September issue of Photoshop Proving Ground I add another layer of control.…