Contrast Masking – Masking/Extracting Shadows

Masking shadows is difficult let’s face it and this is a problem that had no easy solution for me until now.

If you want to replace the background of a model shot for example, how do you keep the original shadows on the new background without having the texture of the original background over them?

In this video I will show you how to incorporate the original shadows of an image on a new composition using blend modes, levels and some masking. Really easy and awesomely useful especially for photographers that need to replace backgrounds.

Original article about contrast masking:

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Your Last Kiss – Emotional Manipulation Tutorial

The main techniques used here are the same as on my other tutorials but I will also show you how to create realistic depth of field in Photoshop, how to create a shatter effect using brushes and how I got that cinematic effect on the final result.

Hopeless – Manipulation Tutorial by Andrei Oprinca

In this video Andrei will show you how to make a simple photo-manipulation with Photoshop using only 4 stock images.

You will learn how to create a dramatic background using a few adjustment layers and the dodge/burn tool and how to use a hand painted hair stock image to fix badly masked hair.