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By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 22, 2014

Pixel Playground: Spruce Up an Interior Shot

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This week, Bert walks us through how to improve an interior shot by adding a door under the sink, lighting the candle, and cleaning up here and there.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 15, 2014

How to Improve a Product Shot in Photoshop

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This week in the Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through how to improve a product shot in Photoshop. In this case, it’s by pulling the pouch closer to the corkscrew so it’s clear to buyers that they’re sold together.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 08, 2014

Improve a Picnic Scene in Photoshop

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This week in Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through how to improve an image of an elegant picnic. He opens the wine, adds more oranges to the tree, and brings the bushes back to life!

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 01, 2014

Make a rainy-day photo even rainier—with Photoshop

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This week, Bert walks us through how to make a rainy-day photo look even rainier with Photoshop.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, July 25, 2014

Create Logo Text with Paths and Layer Styles

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This week, Bert walks us through how to use paths and layer styles to create logo text.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, July 18, 2014

Creating an Open Book in Photoshop, Part 2

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In our last episode, Bert showed us how to make an open book illustration in Photoshop. This week he finishes the illustration by adding the pages and a cover.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, July 04, 2014

Creating an Open Book in Photoshop, Part I

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This week, Bert walks us through making an open book in perspective, using Photoshop.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, June 27, 2014

Create an Oozing Jelly Donut—Digitally

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This week, Bert walks us through turning a photo of a sugar donut into a jelly donut with a bite taken out of it.

His first step is removing the donut’s hole, so he selects the clone tool and clones from different areas of the donut to get a random effect with no duplication. Next, to create the bite effect, he clones from the background to remove that section of the donut and roughs out the edges.

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