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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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26 Sep

Reducing Camera Shake in Photoshop: A Simple Four Step Tutorial

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We’ve all been there before – we’re rushing to capture the perfect shot of something before it’s too late, and in the ensuing madness, we don’t realize that we were a little jittery when taking the shot. Nothing is as big of a bummer as realizing a really good photo opportunity was spoiled by your own error, namely shaking the camera. But fret not – your image isn’t completely ruined due to this blur and shaky after effect. In fact, with a little Photoshop editing magic, it is quite possible to salvage a blurry photo. Follow this four-step tutorial on reducing camera shake in Photoshop in order to recover the glorious potential of photos marred by shaky fuzziness. Step 1 Open your...
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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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13 Sep

Making Day into Night Using Photoshop

No, it’s not magic, but it will make you feel a bit like an omnipotent deity. I’m talking, of course, about the ability to turn day into night in your photos using some nifty Photoshop editing techniques. You don’t need to be the prince of darkness to cast a black shroud over your bright photos. Rather, you need a few tricks and a little Photoshop know-how to turn a vibrant, daytime photo into a stunning, nighttime shot. All it takes is some tinkering with color shifts and exposure to turn that baby blue midday sky into a rich midnight blue. It may hours to go from day to night in real life, but now you can do it in just five...
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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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28 Aug

How to Achieve a Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

For all of you photographers out there looking to take your images to an artsier level, the disintegration effect and technique is one of the more drastic and profound editing tricks at your disposal. Whatever statement you’re trying to make with your photo, the disintegration effect is sure to get people’s eyes glued to your creation. Here’s how to pull off this super cool effect in an easy to follow, step-by-step instruction guide. 1. Open the image you wish to edit in Photoshop. Click the “Quick Selection” tool, making sure “Add to Selection” is checked off. 2. Open your Brush Picker and use the following settings: Size – 35px, Hardness – 100%, Space – 25% 3. Select the entire subject of your image...
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