25.2.14

Blogging 101 | Basic Photoshop

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Though this one was a bit more labour intensive (print screens are a doozy, I tell you), I'm so glad I was able to pull together this Photoshop 101 tutorial because if there was one thing I could've used a little basic hep with when I first started blogging, it would be Photoshop! It took me years to finally get a grip on it and to develop a speedy process, which I am very thankful for now as it saves me a ton of time.

This week's Blogging 101 feature's got a bit of a lengthier package but I highly really recommend you print it out and try it out next time you open up Photoshop! Here's a little taste of what's inside:

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Here's the image in the Before - as you can see, it's somewhat underexposed. Since I made the switch to shooting my images in RAW (which I would highly recommend doing yourself if you haven't already as it retains image quality and detail far better than JPEG format), I find I'd rather raise my shutter speed and get crisper if slightly darker images since all they need afterwards is some brightening. Better to play with curves afterwards than to have an image that's not focused!

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Here's another sneak peek at what you'll find in the package - my favourite vignette trick! It's no coincidence that nearly every Instagram filter has a vignette - they really help add depth to an image, and give even the simplest image an artistic quality.

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Ready to discover how I took the Before to this After? Download the package by clicking on the image below or clicking here! Oh, and if you want to see the images that made the cut for this outfit post, check it out here!

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As always, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email at tovogueorbust@gmail.com or fill out my Blogging 101 survey to make any requests in the future! I've had such an amazing amount of support and positive feedback to the Blogging 101 series (you can see them all here) that I'm thinking of expanding it a bit to bring in a different level of blogging-related expertise - stay tuned :).

And if you're loving this series, please share it with your friends, network, etc! I really appreciate the support and it's so wonderful to know that these posts are helping some of you out!

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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Your posts have been super helpful! xoxo

    http://mrsjaclynleblanc.blogspot.com

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  2. These posts are extremely helpful as a new blogger! I think photoshop is one of the trickiest parts to master, and with the internet having such a short attention span, great photos are crucial.

    Katie
    TOILEDEJEAN

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  3. One of my favourite posts! Quite new in the blogging area and I love to learn new tricks! Thanks for sharing. xo

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  4. Hey thanks for this tutorial. I am a graphic designer and know photoshop fairly well at least from the stand point of a graphics person and I learned something new. Great blog, following.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  5. Love this tutorial! What width and height do you recommend for easy viewing?

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