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Daniel Meadows :

About the Author:

Daniel is a professional retoucher with eight years of experience in digital photo-manipulation and retouching. You can follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/dmeadowsretouch

How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop

How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop

By Daniel Meadows, 9th May, 2014, 0 Comments

(Photo Effects - Tutorials)

In retouching you see this quite frequently, whether you’re using seamless paper, vinyl, a fabric hanging or a purpose built infinity cove, it’s going to get dirty. You have a couple of options, one is to check out some reviews on Amazon for handheld vacuum cleaners and have your assistant scoot around with it between shots. The other more sensible option, which we’ll cover here, is to solve it in post, in this case using Adobe Photoshop.

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Professional Retouching Tutorial: Using Curves in Photoshop (Part 3)

Professional Retouching Tutorial: Using Curves in Photoshop (Part 3)

By Daniel Meadows, 15th October, 2012, 18 Comments

(Basics / Tools - Tutorials)

Learn the theory behind Photoshop curves, and how to use them to create magazine-style professional photos. You will learn how to manipulate highlights and shadows, as well as alter specific colors within your image. Download the source file for this and all our other tutorials in our VIP Members Area.

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Professional Retouching Tutorial: Dodge and Burn (Part 2)

Professional Retouching Tutorial: Dodge and Burn (Part 2)

By Daniel Meadows, 8th October, 2012, 29 Comments

(Basics / Tools - Tutorials)

In this Part 2 (of two) you will learn how to dodge and burn your photos in a unique but professional way, creating a super smooth skin surface. We look at the theory behind these techniques, and why it’s worth spending the extra time on your retouching process!

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Professional Retouching Tutorial: Healing (Part 1)

Professional Retouching Tutorial: Healing (Part 1)

By Daniel Meadows, 1st October, 2012, 25 Comments

(Basics / Tools - Tutorials)

In this Part 1 (of two) you will learn how to heal your photos, removing any unwanted blemishes. Crucially, we look at the theory behind photo retouching, and why subtlety is key!

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Complete Guide to Photo Sharpening in Photoshop

Complete Guide to Photo Sharpening in Photoshop

By Daniel Meadows, 28th October, 2011, 6 Comments

(Basics / Tools - Tutorials)

Learn how to correctly sharpen your photos using Photoshop, by mastering the high pass filter, and the apply image method. Download the source file for this and all our other tutorials in our FanExtra Members Area

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