Learning Adobe Photoshop can seem like a daunting task for the newcomer. Not only are there seemingly endless capabilities built into the software, it also comes with its own nomenclature. To the uninitiated, learning to speak Photoshop can seem more overwhelming than learning Klingon!In fact, learning any new software language is a lot like learning a new language. Although I personally have not yet tackled Klingon - I do know that it is important when starting to learn new languages to understand... continue reading
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Want to know the one thing in common all photography enthusiasts have whether they own the most basic smartphone or a chunky top-of-the-line DSLR camera? The answer: It is the desire to come up with the most creative photography ideas for their shots.Yes, that is basically just it! Because if you love photography, you would want the most ingenious shots and concepts. Perhaps this is because you want your work and your skills to get recognized. Or, maybe, you just want to express yourself and get a... continue reading
A not so long time ago in a galaxy quite close by… Another movie in the popular Star Wars franchise is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to learn to recreate the Jedi knights’ legendary weapon in Photoshop!There are many ways to accomplish this but we’ll be using a very quick and simple way that gives nice looking results nevertheless. This one is done with brushes, layers and layer masks and other the basic tools. I’m using Windows version of Photoshop CC 19.0. [editorimage]https:... continue reading
Eye bags can be unaesthetic, especially in female portraits.To fix eye bags with Photoshop there are several methods, my favored approach is the Retouching by Curves Layerbecause it leaves intact the color and skin texture. Open you image in Adobe Photoshop.1. Create new Curves Adjustment Layer.2. Select Curves Layer.3. Double click on 'Sample in image to set black point' (Set Sample Size 31x31).4. Click on the Health Skin near eye bag area to... continue reading
Adobe Photoshop and the all Creative Suite applications just made a move to cloud. Adobe decided to discontinue software you can actually buy so they can force you to rent the applications for a monthly fee.As we can read here: https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom"For a limited time, you can join a special Creative Cloud photography plan designed exclusively for Photoshop customers. It includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as... continue reading
Hello Everyone:Long time no talk. To make a long story short, I have been inactive on Dreamstime for quite a while after the loss of my sweetheart in 2011. But life's worth living, and I am back with plenty of inspiration. As I wrote in my first article, I am new to illustration making and still have a whole lot to learn. This time--and I hope someone here can give me a clue as how to resolve this problem--I am struggling with raster effects when I am using the 'feather' and/or 'drop shadow' options.... continue reading
It may be because I'm a cartoonist, from years before the appearance of the computer. (ha ha I'm getting old).So I can not abandon the traditional way of performing the sketches ... using pencil and paper.Drawing on paper with a soft pencil, get more expressive and fluent in my creations.Sometimes I also use Photoshop to sketch original freehand.The second step is to take the picture I drew on paper and proceed to do a scan.When I made the sketch drawing from PhotoShop, it only... continue reading
All dedicated beginners usually already know that with the help of Photoshop you can heal the photos, clone the background, move the objects, adjust skin tones, and do many many amazing tricks, and there are lot of tutorials out there to guide you.But I want to talk about some main principles what to consider when you think about becoming a Photoshop user, or just have become one.(1) Photoshop don’t have brains, and it doesn’t know by itself how to improve your photosObviously it’s clear... continue reading
Making picture like this two in photoshop is really simple.The first one with multi-colored bubble was made by this way1. open your picture2. convert to black and white by layers (you can use "hue and saturation" or "black and white conversion" )3. click to mask4. select black brush and uncover color parts of picture. I used opacity about 50%-60% for uncovering bubble colors.The second picture I made in Amsterdam Red light district in cloudy day and colors were boring... continue reading
This is way how to make pictures like this one.You will need photo of person on the white background and picture of lights.1. Open both pictures in photoshop.2. Press shift and move abstract background to picture with person. It will make a new layer with abstract lights.3. Add layer mask, set layer opacity on 50% and use black brush (opacity 100%, hard) to uncoveringperson.4. You can set opacity of layer with lights on 70%-90% now.After it select really big white soft... continue reading
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