HDR Compositing

Beth shows you how to extract a portrait in Adobe Photoshop and create a composite with an HDR Background.

Product used in this video:
Sports HDR v1: Peter Talke Digital HDR Backgrounds
WORN 16x20 Digital Textures

Creating with Artistry Series

Beth creates an artistic portrait using photoDUDS ARTISTRY SERIES hand painted mixed media brushes and digital clip art embellishments.

Product used in this video:
Artistry Series, MOTION
Artistry Series, ENERGY

How to Get More Qualified Seniors In Your Door

Beth Forester shares ideas on marketing to high school seniors.

Product used in this video: Lead Generator, SENIOR Marketing Kit

Tired of Losing Customers? Here's a Solution

In this short tutorial, Beth Forester discusses the cost of marketing and acquiring a new customer vs. an existing customer. She discuss the loyalty program she uses in her own photography business to reward her best customers and keep them coming back.

Bokeh Textures

In this video Beth shows you how to use the new photoDUDS Bokeh Textures.

WebCare Introduction

Beth Forester describes the new photoDUDs WebCare Internet Sales & Marketing Kit and how she uses it to promote her photography studio.

Bokeh, Photoshop Dynamic Brushes

Beth Forester shows you how to use the photoDUDS BOKEH Adobe Photoshop dynamic brushes to easily recreate a bokeh effect to your photographs.

Product used in this video: Bokeh, Dynamic Photoshop Brushes

MEMORIES Senior Signature Book

Beth Forester talks about the newest photoDUDS product "Memories" and how she offers her seniors clients these types of albums.

Product used in this video: Memories, Senior Signature Book Template

Creating a Senior Signature Album

Join photographer Beth Forester as she shows you how to use the photoDUDS Memories album to create a senior signature album for your clients. From customizing for the lab of your choice to inserting your photos, Beth guides you on how to customize your lay flat albums.

Product used in this video: Memories, Senior Signature Book Template

Melange tutorial

In this tutorial, photographer Beth Forester shows you how to load a CSH file and use the CUSTOM SHAPE TOOLS, change colors on VECTOR PATTERNS, use VECTOR SHAPES used as a frame.

Product used in this video: Melange, Vectors

Enhance a Photograph with Textures

In this tutorial, photographer Beth Forester shows you how to use a texture to enhance a photograph in Adobe Photoshop. Using blending modes and selective blurring you can add dimension and depth to your portraits. Product used in this video: Worn, 16x20 Digital Textures

iDesign Baby Collage: part 1

In this video, Beth shows the pieces included in the photoDUDS iDesign Baby Collage and how to use some of the parts to sell a baby collage in your photography studio.

iDesign Baby Collage: part 2

Beth show you how to use the photoDUDS iDesign Baby Collage file in Adobe Photoshop after her client has filled in the DESIGN WORKSHEET.

Working with image masks

Watch Beth take an image mask from the photoDUDS Photographers Toolkit "Journey" to enhance a senior portrait.

Using an Overlay

Beth takes an overlay from the photoDUDS Photographers Toolkit "Ambience" to create a new look for an old backdrop.

Changing color in a Template

In this video Beth changes the color of a photoDUDS image gallery template from pink to blue. Using layer masking she shows you how to get the look that's right for your image.

Creating a Senior Grad Card

This video will walk you through the simple steps of adding photos to our photoDUDS Whimsy Grad Card templates.

Creating a template

This tutorial will show you how to create a gallery template using the photoDUDs overlays and background papers. This is especially helpful in creating the look of a mat around your gallery images.

Using Brushes with Ease

This tutorial shows how easy it is to use the photoDUDS brushes to enhance your images.

Creating a New Background

This tutorial will show you how to create a new background paper using the photoDUDS overlays.

Working with Overlays

This tutorial will show you how to add an overlay to your photo in order to create a totally new background for your image.

Loading and Using Brushes

This tutorial will show you how to load brush sets into Photoshop and how to apply them to your image.

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Lock Transparent Pixels
To easily change the color of a layer that has transparency.

Select your layer in the layers palette and click the first icon next to "Lock". The icon will be selected and a lock icon will appear on your layer.

Fill the layer with the foreground color by pressing OPTION + DELETE (Mac) or ALT + BACKSPACE (PC).

Fill the layer with the background color by pressing COMMAND + DELETE (Mac) or CONTROL + BACKSPACE (PC).

This technique works well with OVERLAYS and PHOTO EDGES.
Changing Colors
You can easily change the color of a BACKGROUND, OVERLAY or EMBELLISHMENT, with a non-destructive Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.

Click on the "create new fill or adjustment layer" icon at the bottom of the layers panel and select "Hue/Saturation" from the list.

Adjust the sliders in the color picker pop up to desired color.

Click OK.

If you have visible layers below the image you wanted to change, you will notice that they have also changed color. To avoid this, simply mask the image by Command/Alt clicking on the layer icon before creating a new adjustment layer.

With your image open, select the desired layer, by clicking on the layer name in the layers panel.
Loading Brushes
Insert CD/DVD.
Copy entire contents to your computer.

In Photoshop, with your brush tool selected, go to the Options Bar at the top, click on the Brush Preset Picker (1)

Click on the pop-up menu (2).
Select Load Brushes (3).
Browse to and load the saved ABR file.
The brushes should now be visible in your Brushes Palette.

You may need to scroll down to see the newly added brushes.

(screenshot from Photoshop CS4)

Adobe Photoshop load brushes tutorial
Clipping Mask
You can have a photo take the shape of another layer by creating a CLIPPING MASK [like shown here].

Select the “mask” layer in the Layers Panel, and go to LAYER > CREATE CLIPPING MASK.

OR a faster way...

Make a Clipping Mask in the layers panel by holding down OPTION [ALT] and position the pointer over the line in the Layers Panel dividing the “mask” and “photo” layers. When the pointer changes to two overlapping circles, CLICK.

Adobe Photoshop load brushes tutorial

The name of the "mask" layer will now be underlined, and the thumbnail for the "photo" layer is indented and shows the clipping mask icon [a tiny arrow].

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