“See Photoshop Product Manager, Stephen Nielson, demonstrate the powerful and exciting new 3D printing features in Photoshop CC. Visualize your 3D designs in the real world thanks to new support that allows you to easily create, refine, preview, and print your 3D designs directly to a locally connected 3D printer or online service.”

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Julieanne Kost, Adobe Principal Evangelist Photoshop and Lightroom, demonstrates Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC. Discover when to embed and when to link Smart Objects as well as learn how to update modified content, resolve missing files and filter based on Smart Object attributes.”

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Julieanne Kost, Adobe Principal Evangelist Photoshop and Lightroom, walks through the new Perspective Warp feature in Photoshop CC. Learn how to create quads, adjust the layout, and distort the perspective of an image.”

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“Watch as Photoshop Product Manager, Stephen Nielson, shows new Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC. See how you can fluidly adjust the perspective of a specific part of your image without affecting the surrounding area, change the viewpoint from which an object is seen, and seamlessly composite images with different vanishing points or camera positions.”

Find out more about the new Photoshop CC (14.2) features here.

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“In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates five of her favorite new and improved features for working with vectors. Discover path creation improvements, isolation mode, drag-selecting paths, path operation shortcuts, and more.”

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Bryan O’Neil Hughes quickly demonstrates how to use masks to make Content Aware Fill’s effects more targeted and precise.

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Before Blur FX

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After Blur FX

There are many reasons to explore blur in your images: remove distractions, direct attention, enhance space, modify mood and add interesting visual artifacts are a few among many. Blur can be controlled at the point of capture and in post-processing. Thoroughly understanding your post-processing options will help you make choices about when and how to control blur in your images before, during and after exposure.

When it comes to post-processing blur, you’ve got options! Photoshop currently offers 14 filters: Field Blur, Iris Blur, Tilt-Shift, Average, Blur, Blur More, Box Blur, Gaussian Blur, Lens Blur, Motion Blur, Radial Blur, Shape Blur, Smart Blur, Surface Blur – in order of appearance in the Filter > Blur drop-down menu. (If you want to extend your software palette even further, explore onOne Software’s FocalPoint.)

At first glance, the list is overwhelming. Where do you start? Get started with this quick visual survey of available options.

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Average

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Box Blur

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Gaussian Blur

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Motion Blur

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Radial Blur

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Shape Blur

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Smart Blur

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Surface Blur

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Lens Blur

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Field Blur

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Iris Blur

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Tilt Shift Blur

Read more about controlling Blur FX on Digital Photo Pro.

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Russell Preston Brown demos the latest Photoshop CC updates.
Smooth out Liquify corrections.
Easily make selections of targeted regions.

Get Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99 a month.
Offer good through Dec 2, 2013.

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The Photoshop Photography Program is available to anyone (long term and new customers alike) for a limited time only – Offer Expires Dec 2.

It includes all of the following for $9.99/month with a 12-month commitment.

- Photoshop CC

- Lightroom 5

- 20GB of online storage

- Behance ProSite

- Access to training resources on Creative Cloud Learn

- Ongoing updates and upgrades

(Though not legally stated, it’s Adobe’s intention to keep these same rates for everyone in this program indefinitely.)

Questions? See Adobe’s FAQ and terms.

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Improve clipped highlights, shadows, and over-saturated colors.

Big problems call for big solutions. Blending channels is a powerful color adjustment strategy that can handle even the biggest challenges. It takes information from one channel and combines it with information from another. Rather than simply enhancing existing tonal values, blending channels reshapes one channel’s tonal structure with another’s. Consequently, in most cases, blending channels calls for a substitution of information by percentage, not a wholesale replacement of the deficient channel. You usually blend channels from different versions of the same image because blending channels from different compositions produces a highly altered effect.

Blending channels is complex. It often produces additional unintended color effects that may require further correction, such as shifts in hue that aren’t uniform across the tonal scale. Blending channels is neither the simplest nor the most direct path to color adjustment, but in certain situations (files that are exceptionally problematic), it may be the best path. The resulting benefits can be dramatic.

There are several ways to blend channels: Channel Mixer, Apply Image, Calculations and using channels as layers – the last is the most powerful.

Read all the details on Digital Photo Pro.

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