I'm a couple days away from 2000 downloads so first, I want to say Thank You to all the great photographers and artists on Dreamstime. As a Marketer this resourse saves me a lot of time and money.My lastest download went online last night on my client Q Haute cuisine's website it was an illustration from Elfivetrov I also downloaded several illustrations such as: These illustrations are very useful but as illustrations go, they are very limited. Removing text over colour... continue reading
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How to correct Converging Verticals.I'm sure many of you already know about the following technique, but judging by the number of uncorrected images in the Dreamstime files, I think it may be worth sharing this technique here.If you angle your lens up or down when photographing something like a tall building you will get 'Converging Verticals'.In the example below the minarets of the Taj Mahal appear to lean inwards.I know that in some cases this can be used for dramatic... continue reading
After five days of the ATP of Santiago I would like to show some pictures.The first surprise of the tournament, Potito Starace from Italy. Better results than the last year, he's now in semifinals.Tommy Robredo from Spain, my personal candidate for the title. Fast, accurate and very concentrated.One of the favourites, but elliminated in second round: David Nalbandian:And sadly, our chilean players, both elliminated in the first roud :( (Nicolas Massú in green, Paul Capdeville... continue reading
This technique offers me the ability to add texture to inherently textured elements of some of my images. It all depends on your Photoshop skills but you can apply this technique as you feel best suits your image and ability.I have summerised each process and assume you are familiar with Photoshop techniques.Start with an apropriate portrait of a textured face, or a textured object.1. Duplicate Layer (Ctrl+J)2. High Pass on this layer (Filter - Other - High Pass set around 10 to start)... continue reading
I want to share an easy non - destructive way of dodging and burning with you which I recently learned.Open a n image in Photoshop and make a copy of your background layer with Ctrl + j.Open another new blank layer,choose "Soft Light" from the menu while creating the layer and click the box below. ( % 50 grey thing ! )You will get another new blank grey layer.Press D and change the color mode to default.Now lower the Opacity and Flow to about % 50 or less.... continue reading
The other day I came across an article on the internet about sharpening your image in a safer way in stat of using Unsharp Mak.One reason for this is that the Unsharp mask operates on the actual image pixels and it makes changes to those pixels. This sharpening process that makes use of the High Pass filter doesn’t operate on the original image so it does not destroy the image pixels.This is how it works:1. Open an image and duplicate the background layer of the image. If your image has multiple... continue reading
Hello Football Editorials.Today I start a Blog about theFrance Football30 Best Player of the World.All editorials are welcome to download high quality pics of the football players.Here are some of them:1.Cesc Fabregas2.Andres Iniesta3.David Villa4.Iker Casillas5.Andrei Arshavin6.Zlatan Ibrahimovic7.Kaka8. Cristiano Ronaldo9.Didier Drogba10.Stiven Gerrard11.XaviI have more picture of these 30 players, just the time to upload all of them.If you... continue reading
Today I reached my 50th submission. It took some time to find out what is wanted and what not but the number of my rejected photos went down and the number of approved photos went up in the last months. At first I did not understand why a photo was rejected: where I saw a good isolated object, DT often saw pixels around it. Later on I learned that, when I made a levels adjustmentlayer, I could see the lot of pixels I had left behind. From than on the number of approved photo’s increased. I never... continue reading
If you hang around long enough in stock photography sooner or later you will start to get some isolated shots to add to your portfolio.I have read some very interesting methods that people use and many of them have excellent results.I know the easy answer that you hear a lot is " whatever works best for you"But what if what works best for me is what I have learned to get the job done but really isn't the best or easiest way to do it.So how about some good old interaction communication... continue reading
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