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
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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
I made this pictures in bad weather, and I didn't liked sky withoutclouds and colors and I didn't want to make in black and white.So I tried play with photoshop. Here is way how to make simple color efects like this.1. open picture and make new emptylayer and add mask2. set layer blending mode on difference3.fill new layer by color (red makes green effects, blue makes yellow..).4. Set layer opacity between 5-20%5. Use curves for set contrasts6. You... continue reading
A month ago I installed new plug-ins to my PS CS4. Namely, StarSpikes Pro 2 Filter(from ProDigital Software), Knoll Light Factory(from Red Giant Software), and set of filtersfrom Flaming Pear (of which filters Flexity, Flood, Melancholytron, Glitterato and some others are my favorite ones).I like them much since they allow me to create excellent effects. And so, I have been playing with these plug-ins for several weeks and finally new collection in my portfolio appeared - Things Made out... continue reading
Hi all,Its very early in the morning, so a cup of coffee is in order.In the spirit of DT, I would like to make myself available, for any help that I can, about doubts with Actions in PS.Definition of an Action in Photoshop:The ability to record a series of steps or processes that are used repeatedly.These actions are kept available for reuse in the Actions palette.A very simple example:My folders are: Work in Process / Finals / UploadsIn my workflow,I am post-processing... continue reading
So here is a controlled way of pushing colour to your liking using an adjustment layer and the Channel Mixer.Ensure your image has the correct white balance and tones before proceeding.1. I like to always duplicate the background. (Ctrl+J - windows)2. From the Layers pallet, go to the bottom choose the "Create new fill or adjustment layer" button and choose > Channel Mixer.3. The Channel Mixer window opens on your red output channel, here you dial in +144% red; -20% green and blue.4. Go... continue reading
Hi would like to share my little knowledge about eliminating those awful and refusal-reason lens fringing on some photos (usually red and green colors by the edges of tour objects). I have made with my snow photos.I took a lot of snow photos by the 8th march big snow that took place in Barcelona, and had a lot of refusals because the damn lens fringing, so what I did:Requires a lot of patience:)1) Open the picture in Photoshop and zoom 200% or 300%. You can see the more visible chromatic... continue reading
>As a newbie, I was told the microstock website needs simple elements more than a well decorated by some tools such as photoshop. According to my experience, the view I mentioned about is obviously outdated. I found some well decorated pictures have extremely sales records, meanwhile those simple elements pictures has fewer views and sales records, some even stoped by the editors by using the excuse "This is a very well covered subject in our data base or the subject of your image is too specific.... continue reading
My latests image - number 60 (called "PS: I Love You!") has been approved, hurray :DFew words about this image. One day, I got the idea. I discussed it with my friend and she really developed my basic idea. In fact, she came out with 12 more variants :D We decided to make the first one...I have asked two models about it, but with no success :( Then I tried one of my co-worker... and she agreed :DSo, I have idea and model = we were ready to go. I booked the atelier and bought 1300 pieces of... continue reading
When you finish taking a picture in film, how many steps will you take before it can be uploaded to DT?I am quite nervous about this. I like take slides with Kodak 100VS. But it is really a big problem for scanning and digital darkroom.Do you recommend any scanner or how do you deal you scanning results?I will try to upload some pics taken in film later. continue reading
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