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Becoming a Photoshop wizard – Mastering Layers

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

How to correct Converging Verticals

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

Sharpening your images

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

What's the best isolation method?

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

Layering a Render

I'll admit it, trying to render this scene in one take was going to take more time than I was willing to put up with.And I'd heard about layering a render.After asking around, I discovered this tutorial, Making The MassiveIt worked just great! continue reading

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