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Archive:  March, 2010

Photoshop Lesson 6 | From Colour to Black & White

March 29th, In Pro Hints & Tips, by , 1 Comment

It is a well known concept that even if your aim is to have your photograph in black and white, you should capture it in colour and then convert it to black and white using a photo editing program. The reason for this? Well it’s actually really simple! When you take a photo in colour, [...]

Photoshop Tutorial | Transparent clothing

March 26th, In Pro Hints & Tips, by , Comment

  In this Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to make an interesting creative effect of creating transparent clothes on woman body.   In the beginning I would like to find some picture for background where we will create our cool transparent dress effect in futuristic style. I think this one picture will [...]

What a silly little frog!

March 23rd, In News, by , 2 Comments

Cuban Tree Frog, Florida Photograph by James Snyder “This is a Cuban tree frog on a tree in my backyard in southern Florida. How and why he ate this light is a mystery. It should be noted that at the time I was taking this photo, I thought this frog was dead, having cooked himself [...]

Photoshop Lesson 5 | The Tools

March 18th, In Pro Hints & Tips, by , 1 Comment

Today we are going to run through the tools in Photoshop. You’d be surprised how quickly you focus only on the ones you know and never give a second glance to the ones you don’t understand and in doing so you end up missing out on some fantastic features and options to assist you in [...]

Filters and Your Photos

March 15th, In Pro Hints & Tips, by , 2 Comments

So we have all heard of them and perhaps seen them, but what do they do and how can they help your photography? Apart from the obvious creative side to using colour filters, they are really helpful in overcoming certain natural problems with lighting. There have been many arguments between al’natural photographers and what one [...]

Taking Photographs of Lighting

March 12th, In Pro Hints & Tips, by , Comment

Most beginners assume that you need video on your camera in order to capture lightening…that you would record and then select the frame with the best shot. While this would work, it is certainly not the most effective way. So here is how it’s done: What will you need? Your SLR camera, a tripod, a [...]

Photoshop Lesson 4 | Layers & More

March 10th, In Pro Hints & Tips, by , Comment

It is rather important to understand layers when working with Photoshop as they give you the freedom to do extensive editing without any change to your original image. Let’s get right into it. Open your image in Photoshop. With the workspace set to default view your layers are in the bottom right corner of your [...]

Photoshop Lesson 3 | Hue & Saturation

March 9th, In Pro Hints & Tips, by , Comment

If you want to spice up some bland photos or add some intense colours to one or even tone down some of the colours…then you need to spend some time playing with your hue and saturation. First of all, let me define what each of them does. Hue: Adjusting the hue of your image is [...]

Photoshop Lesson 2 | Brightness and Contrast

March 8th, In Pro Hints & Tips, by , Comment

In this lesson you are going to learn how to increase and decrease both the contrast and the brightness of your image. This feature can be used to create some interesting moods in your shots.   Step one, as always, is to open your image in Photoshop. With your workspace set to default view (window [...]

Photoshop Lesson 1 | Removing unwanted bits

March 5th, In Pro Hints & Tips, by , 1 Comment

So you have taken the most beautiful photograph of the beach and the setting is perfect! …except for that random person wandering into your frame at the most inappropriate moment! What to do! It’s not as hard as you might think to rectify the problem. You just have to wave a magic photoshop wand on [...]

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