i've gathered a few helpful photoshop tips and tricks when it comes to photography, and thought i'd write up a little post and share some helpful links. the photo used in these examples i took last spring for my picture spring online class, "Day 5: Getting Grounded".
i first learned about gradient maps on greyscalegorilla.com. nick's tutorial is super easy to follow. i use gradient maps on nearly every photo i upload, either here or on flickr. it really adds that little bit of character to a photo.
i really enjoyed ana's diy photoshop processing post. i made a few adjustments in the last step, and i really like how it came out. a similar feel to the gradient map photo, with a little more pop.
one of my favorite sites for all kinds of photography tips and tricks is phototuts. they have really helpful posts about shooting and a ton of posts about post processing too. i came across this post about photoshop actions earlier today and tried a few of them out. this is the first time i've used actions, crazy i know, but hope to develop a few of my own.
do you have any favorite photoshop tips or tricks? or any favorite actions you've seen around?