Old-school contrast reduction


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Old-school contrast reduction

In this exercise I'm going to show you variation under Diffuse Focus technique that is great if you need more diffusion inside of an image for whatever reason. This is also going to help demonstrate that this is not a gender specific technique. It's not just for the ladies who want to be attractive to Captain Kirk; it's for all of us. It's really all about growing old. It's about the aging process and compensating for that aging process as we grow wiser. So that's why I have this image here called Horatio Q Marketforce.jpg. This image comes to us from photographer Duncan Walker at istockphoto.com. This image, you may notice, is a flat image meaning that it has no layers. So we don't have to worry about that mash your fist on the keyboard and press E technique there. Just press Ctrl+Alt+J or Command+Option+J on the Mac.

So this allows us to jump the layer the bring up the New Layer and bring up the New Layer dialog box and I'm going to call this one diffus...

Old-school contrast reduction
Video duration: 3m 39s 20h 57m Intermediate

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Old-school contrast reduction provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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