Fixing red-eye

I’ve seen some dreadful destructive tutorials for removing red-eye in Photoshop.  This is the easy, safe way to do it. This method is for both Photoshop and Elements.  It works well a lot of the time, but there might be some cases where it falls short. Thanks to...

Simple head-swap and face-swap tutorial

Head-swaps are hard to tutorialise, because there are so many variables that can make them very difficult.  In this article, I’ll show you the basics. Head-swaps can be done in both Photoshop and Elements.  There’s one slight difference in the method for...

Double chin fix without Liquify

In photography groups and forums, people regularly post “How do I fix a double chin?” questions; and other people regularly jump in with “Liquify it”. Well, Liquify plays a role in some double chin fixes, that’s true. But it’s never...

Cellulite fix action

This action should work in all recent versions of Photoshop and Elements. What it’s for I’ve found this method to be excellent for mild to moderate cellulite, as well as other issues such as babies’ mottled skin. In cases of very severe cellulite or...

Some ramblings about skin

Ah, skin. It plagues us, doesn’t it? Here’s a few random thoughts to keep in mind when you’re tackling your portraits. You can’t edit it globally Don’t fall into the trap of trying to manipulate white balance to make skin look good. White...

Patch Tool for eye bags

A simple fix for under-eye circles.  It doesn’t work for every photo, but when it does work, it’s quick and easy. (Elements doesn’t have the Patch Tool, but this method applies pretty much the same to the Clone or Healing tools.) First, duplicate the...