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14 Aug

A Short Guide On HDR Processing In Photoshop

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Dynamic range is the amount of tones available in image between pure black and pure white colors. Each time we take a photo, we use a certain exposure. Using the metering system, the camera makes sure the desired subject is properly exposed, but this often means other parts of the image are sacrificed. HDR is achieved by merging two or more differently exposed photos into one final photo with a wide dynamic range. It is a popular technique used by photographers for various purposes. The main idea is to produce an image containing more visible tonal information than a normal photo. This is especially useful when shooting scenes which contain very dark shadows and bright...
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19 Sep

Turn Your Pictures Into Comic Book Pop Art in Photoshop

The pop art movement, pioneered by artists including Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, is chock-full of extreme contrast and lively, vibrant colors. While you may not have access to silkscreening materials or have the know-how to create this type of art print, a similar style can easily be recreated in just a few minutes using your photographs and Photoshop. Continue reading the tutorial below to whip up super rad Lichtenstein-Warhol hybrid art images of your very own! First off, if your photo is in color, go ahead and desaturate it by going to Image > Adjustments > Black & White. To make the contrast even more pronounced, auto tone the image by going to Image > Auto Tone. Now, you're going to want...
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2 Sep

How to Create a Sunset Effect Using Photoshop

Golden hour photography is notoriously gorgeous - the glowing reds, yellows and oranges are hard to resist. Although sometimes, your outdoor shots just don't quite give off those warm and cozy sun-kissed vibes that you want from them. Photoshop can help! In just a handful of minutes you can take your backlit photos from drab to absolutely spectacular. Here's how: First, create a new layer over your image by going to Layer > New > Layer. Now go to your gradient tool and then click on the drop down menu circled in red to create your color scheme for your faux sun. Choose any of the pre-made gradients, it doesn't matter which, so you can change the colors into the ones you'll use! Select...
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22 Aug

Give Your Images a Cool VCR Glitch Effect with Photoshop

We may being living in the digital age, but the aesthetics of retro camera and video gear have definitely been making a comeback as of late. From trendy toy cameras to Polaroids to analog fine art photography, the resurgence of techniques and tools from yesteryear keep popping up left and right. If you want to experiment with some vintage elements in your own photography but don't have the right equipment, fear not! Here's how to use Photoshop to give your pictures some uber cool throwback VCR glitch effects. After opening your image in Photoshop, the first step is to add your fake timestamp in the bottom corner. For this tutorial, the font VCR OSD Mono Regular was used. You can choose whatever time...
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24 Jan

Alien Skin Exposure X: More Than Just a Bunch of Filters

Alien Skin Exposure X, Exposure X, screen shot, image-editing program, RAW processing
Alien Skin Exposure X was released late last year, and according to the company, it is an easy and faster way of organizing, editing and enhancing your images. While it does all of the above, I found it to be a better RAW image processor that gave me fast access to my files without having to upload them like I do in Adobe Lightroom. The Exposure X software can act as a stand-alone image-editing suite, or as a plug-in for both Photoshop and Lightroom. Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to use it, and here’s what I found. Organizing With Exposure X The Alien Skin Exposure X User Interface One of the strengths of Exposure...
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