I’m sure that you have had that experience in which, after hours of editing a photo you shot, you still sense that there is something missing, but you can’t seem to put your finger on it. The way we photographers are – we think that the devil is in the details – and it often […]
Use it well and you can make very subtle changes to the look of a model’s face, body or clothing. Use it badly and you might become a feature on one of the many bad Photoshop sites. The Liquify tool can be a sledgehammer if you don’t understand its nuances so today we are going […]
As with other genres of photography, photographing cars has its own set of “rules”. This doesn’t mean that you need to follow all of them strictly–breaking the rules will sometimes get you the best results. However, if you’re going to break the rules at the right time and in the right way, then you first need […]
As a bird photographer, I’ve continued to get the question, “I have two birds in the photo, but only one is in focus. How do I get both birds, particularly the eyes, in focus?” A fair question. When photographing birds, we need fast shutter speeds which typically goes hand in hand with bigger apertures and […]
A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use and introduced in Photoshop CS2. Since then, they have evolved into an extremely useful tool for photographers. One of their major uses is their ability to allow non destructive editing not only of the images but also of filters applied to an image. In this article we will take a look at some things that you can do with Smart Objects.
If you have seen some of the portrait retouching videos on the internet, you have probably stumbled upon the term “frequency separation” at one time or another. I have also mentioned it on several occasions in my posts here, and after receiving several requests to make a tutorial on it, I decided to devote a post specifically to the topic. In general, frequency separation is a portrait retouching technique which focuses on retaining as much texture as possible. Why is it called frequency separation? I’m not sure yet, but I guess it refers to the detail frequency, because you do separate the fine detail (a.k.a texture) from the coarse detail (a.k.a tone), right? The name doesn’t really matter, after all. It is a great technique to work with and it produces pretty astonishing results.
Effective post processing brings the image taken in the field to life on the computer screen. There are a number of tools available, each having features that appeal to an individual’s personal preferences. Lightroom and Photoshop are two tools that are widely used. Both bring tools that do the same thing and they each have their individual strengths. What determines when Lightroom, Photoshop or both should be used?
You’ve probably stumbled upon a photo collection from your grandparents, tucked away somewhere, left for ages. Since those photos will probably be older than you are, time and elements probably had taken their toll. However, with the modern technology and the power of Photoshop, most of that damage can be repaired, and some additional enhancement can be done as well. It would be a nice present for a birthday of your grandparents if you had one or two of those images cleaned up, reprinted and framed for them, right? Especially now when that can be done very easily.
With Adobe’s fairly new pricing regime, Photoshop CC is now within the reach of many enthusiast photographers who might have balked at the idea of weighing out several hundred dollars for an image editing program before. Today, we are going to take a look at a couple of great ways to make your colors punch […]
Despite being the cutting edge of modern digital image editing, Photoshop borrows a significant number of its tools from the days of film. None more so than the Dodge and Burn tools. These two tools have been with us since the dawn of photographic printing and anyone who has spent a little time using an enlarger will know what they do. Today we are going to take a look at how to use their modern day equivalents in Photoshop.