Tigz Rice is a London based photographer specialising in fashion and boudoir with a vintage aesthetic. An Adobe Community Professional and Wacom Influencer, she originally trained in digital illustration before naturally progressing into the world of photography and retouching. Alongside a client list including Cosmopolitan Magazine, Burlesque On Ice and Paris Burlesque Festival, her work has dominated the European burlesque scene since 2009, which consequently means everything she owns is covered with a fine layer of glitter…

The new Focus Area tool in Photoshop CC 2014 is a handy tool, particularly for photographers, that allows you to make automatic selections based on whether pixels are in or out of focus.

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In this tutorial, photographer Tigz Rice looks at how you can use this tool to make selections, as well as how you can apply these selections with a tone curve to add a little more ambient light to a photo.

Time to complete

5 minutes

Software needed

Photoshop CC 2014

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