To provide you with additional information about how we collect and use your personal data, we've recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Please review these pages now, as they apply to your continued use of our website.

Search results for "postprocessing"

Abstract light background

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

Upgrade your equipment and save yourself some postprocessing time

When I began with stock photography back in July 2011. I was using mostly kit lenses like my 18-55 and 75-300 kit lenses from Sony. I tought that this kit lenses will satisfy my needs in photography, since I was beginner at a time. Well to be honest those lenses was pretty good for me, until I begin to pixel-peep my images, or inspecting them at 100% magnification. As you all know, that is how DT reviewers inspect and aproove or reject our images, so you all now why is important that we do it also.... continue reading

Keep it clean ... or not

Yesterday I got almost 2$ for a small download of this image, one of my first uploads to DT and 6 downloads so far:Now I went kinda far off post-processing this one, skewing colors, blowing out highlights and creating a strong halo around the turbine. I didn't know I was destroying the photograph back then, I just thought it looked cool. Well DT probably thought so as well and accepted it right?Most other stock sites rejected the image, for all of the above reasons. As I originally shot... continue reading

MikLav skin retouching tutorial

I've published an illustrated step-by-step skin retouching tutorial in my blog.The article focuses on how to clean skin effects, and how to do edits like a nose form. Skin smoothing technique will be described separately.Remark: It is not a video - it is printed text with pictures :)Your feedback is welcome - either here or under the main article at http://miklav.blogspot.com/2008/07/beginners-skin-retouching-tutorial.html continue reading

Stock photography that blogs

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Questions, meet answers

Join the discussion in the Dreamstime photography forum. Learn from, and share with, hundreds of professional stock photographers just like you!

Photography Forums