Want to know the one thing in common all photography enthusiasts have whether they own the most basic smartphone or a chunky top-of-the-line DSLR camera? The answer: It is the desire to come up with the most creative photography ideas for their shots.Yes, that is basically just it! Because if you love photography, you would want the most ingenious shots and concepts. Perhaps this is because you want your work and your skills to get recognized. Or, maybe, you just want to express yourself and get a... continue reading
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Photoshop Design Tutorial: Whimsical WondersA Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Wondrous Fairy Tale Setting in PhotoshopRussian artist Larissa, known by her name Annnmei on Dreamstime, has a small but powerful portfolio of illustrations that utilize her Wacom tablet. We caught up with her and asked her how she creates her unique whimsical style and asked her to give us a step-by-step rundown on one of her latest pieces, Multicolored Tree City."I always want to draw,... continue reading
It is a method to increase the sharpness, only on the edges, without creating a deterioration on the darker areas or full color.We bring our photograph on Photoshop and select the channels panel.Deselect all the channels, except green and duplicate.We go on> Filters> Stylize> Find Edges. The image will be like a drawing, showing only the edges. Now press ctrl + I to invert. It's like I created a mask (black areas), while the edges are white.Let's go to> Filter> Other> Maximum that allows you... continue reading
I spend a lot of time at zoos and aquariums, sometimes as a volunteer and mostly as an observant visitor (I am currently studying to work in a zoo or rescue facility, as well).As a photographer, this means I have invested a lot of time learning to photograph the animal ambassadors that call these facilities home, and thought I would share some of the techniques I have learned with all of you! KNOW THE SHOWWhether it be where to sit or where to aim your camera, studying YouTube videos... continue reading
Well I wanted to share a couple of things with you all. First off I have broke the 200 images and am well on my way to breaking 300!Secondly I wanted to share a little bit about the use of extenders and turning your regular lenses into macro lenses for 5$ All these images of bees and bugs where taken with a 18-55mm lens and a 5$ attachment on amazon. However the trick is in lighting your subjects with flash. Using no more than a white piece of paper and a speed light flash on... continue reading
Eye bags can be unaesthetic, especially in female portraits.To fix eye bags with Photoshop there are several methods, my favored approach is the Retouching by Curves Layerbecause it leaves intact the color and skin texture. Open you image in Adobe Photoshop.1. Create new Curves Adjustment Layer.2. Select Curves Layer.3. Double click on 'Sample in image to set black point' (Set Sample Size 31x31).4. Click on the Health Skin near eye bag area to... continue reading
This is a tutorial on how to sharpen a slightly out-of-focus image WITHOUT increasing noise.If you have an image that's just slightly out-of-focus, and you try to sharpen it by just using the standard 'sharpen' filter in Photoshop, then the result is often not very good as it will also increase any 'noise' that may be present in the image.This is especially true of images that are high contrast and have been shot in low light levels with a high ISO setting.... continue reading
Do you like to take picture but can't make high quality video ?have you got a good photo camera but not video camera ?Turn you knowledge in photography into video making !All you need is you camera, a tripod and a remote control:1) first find a good moving scene, something that may change a lot in about 20 / 30 minutes but not too quickly.For example: a sunset, a sunrise, or moving clouds2) place your tripod in a good and stable position and frame your scene in the best way,... continue reading
Hello there!Another rejection of your additional file? Don't panic! Take a deep breath and read this blog. I hope it will help you to understand the mistakes you make.I'll start with vectors. The most common mistake is raster (bitmap) elements on your illustration. It happens when you export a file format that isn't supported because of certain types of gradients, transparent objects or different effects that you used.More simply: if your iIllustrator is CS6 and you use transparent... continue reading
Greetings to all my friends and members of Dreamstime! I created another tutorial on Photoshop which I hope will be useful, both to enrich their cultural photographic, is to actually improve the quality of their photographs. Press on and open an image file on which to work.Press the "Alt" key and click on the "New Layer " (bottom right). Select "Overlay " and click on the flag "Fill with Overlay-neutral color" (50% gray ) and opacity 100%, press OK . Now we can use the tools "Burn" and "Dodge",... continue reading
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