Sometimes we need text to do more than just convey a message. Sometimes it needs to be a design element all of it’s own. Photoshop provides a wealth of tools to add pop to text in an image. Here are just a couple techniques to try in your designs.Photoshop basic toolsThe easiest effects to use are the native text editing tools in Photoshop. Layer Style - First spend some time playing around with the Layers Style (fx icon in Layers Panel) dialogue which proves a host of options for adding... continue reading
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The world was gripped by a football fever.The world Cup entered every home.Photostocks are also filled with pictures of football theme. But what can do the photographers who do not have the opportunity to attend matches of the championship and there is no any stadium in their neighborhood. They should never give up.And here are some tips that can help them. Method number one is the easiest one: You will need a soccer ball, green grass as the background (lawn optional) and a Sunny day.... continue reading
To be honest, I did not get the opportunity to upload the best of my images on Dreamstime due to lost data in the early 2000s. What I created most when I was learning were, surreal dreamscapes. I was in love with them and while picking up my tablet, the only thing I would like to paint. Since then a more work oriented approach took over, but let me give you an insight into what i feel will help you Make a Surreal "Inception-Like" Dreamscape.Before we dive into the tools and the tips, let... continue reading
1. Go with the flow then stop at the most empty looking corner. The biggest treasures are in the most unexpected spots.2. Do not hunt for these iconic places, find new places you can make iconic!3. Look up, look down, look behind you, bend, crawl, jump, lie down, go to your knees, try to learn how to fly – use the skills of a literally flexible photographer.4. Pick a theme. Make a story. Brainstorm. Create an album in your mind in advance.5. Keep your camera always close to you, as you never know... continue reading
Wondering why your clients do not come back with recommendations or more work? Are you unknowingly making the mistakes you shouldn't? Most new or intermediate designers often overstate and under deliver, not being clear about the goals or going overboard with the design. Being inline with client needs, using the right tools, being on time and following up with clients may win you repeat business and reputation, read on to know why.Overpromising and under delivering to your client:Ask any good... continue reading
Last year my friends and I gathered to go on a trip to beautiful places, namely the Ukrainian Carpathians. Our main goals were to get distracted from everyday worries, to forget about work, home troubles, to relax from children, to plunge into the world of nature and for a while to feel an integral part of it. The Carpathian Mountains are a highlight of Ukraine. They are famous for the cleanest air, hospitable inhabitants, rich flora and fauna, great forest clean mountain... continue reading
There is one thing that most Artists and Designers are found struggling with, it is how to to stand out from the crowd. While I do have a straight forward practical approach to how to stand out. I also believe in have a few mindset practices that help you be courageous enough to follow what needs to be done in order to present yourself as a front row designer and Artist.With my mindful approach over the course of 16 years in Graphic Design business there are few practices that I can swear by that... continue reading
Who has never dreamed of extraordinary abilities to control inanimate matter, to overcome gravity, to prove that the laws of nature can be tamed. Oh yes, I will show you in a few easy steps how to do it ... no, no, no ... I do not mean closing your eyes and dreams, instead let's get ready for a photo walk.We will need magical equipment; a tripod, a cable time trigger (in the absence of an intervalometer, a friendly soul) and an object that we liven up (e.g. a book). Of course,... continue reading
Whether your photo shoot is planned or unplanned, here's how to make the most of shooting models outside:Make sure your models do not have any logos or trademarked designs on their clothing. If the clothes themselves are part of your concept be prepared to edit out the designs and logos in post production, or settle for an editorial license.Also make sure to have your models sign a model release. If your shoot is unplanned you can find editable PDF release forms here:https://www.dreamstime.... continue reading
Thank YouFor someone very new to the nuts and bolts of photography I have found the Dreamstime community both welcoming and inspirational. I sense the joy that each contributor has in sharing revelations, their Perfect Shot, and their joy in the process. Thank you for sharing. While I would love to sell a lot of photos, I find that by watching the number of views the photos get, I can enjoy myself, too. I figure that by focusing on getting the images seen more, the sales will be more likely... continue reading
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