Adding more languages to wordpress spellchecking

October 24th, 2011 Posted in Tips

Just a little wordpress tip that you might find useful. I needed to add danish spellchecking to a wordpress blog and found that it was really really easy. All you need is you functions.php file in your theme and the ability to write in it. (If you’re scared, make a backup. If not then cry if it fails.)

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Increasing image contrast in photoshop

April 27th, 2011 Posted in Photoshop tips 2 Comments »
Flowers contrast

Flower from this easter in the garden

Increasing contrast in photoshop is easy and can be done in a number of different ways. I’m going to show you 3 ways of doing it. The first one will require that you set up your photoshop to open jpgs in it’s raw editor (Unless you have a raw file to use). Go to Edit – Preferences – File handling and check “Prefer Adobe Camera Raw for JPEG Files”.

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Auto aligning two layers in Photoshop

March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Photoshop tips

Auto aligning in photoshop

This is a great and easy way to get better lightning in your pictures. We all know that some times you get a dark foreground or a blown out sky in your images. Now you can combine these two images together quite fast and easy with some really nice results.

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Use bad photos to create your own Photoshop brushes

March 21st, 2011 Posted in Photoshop tips

Preset manager

Quick tip to using some of your old and bad photos. Use them to make your own brushsets. Its a good way to use some of those bad / test shots. Find pictures with some good textures for the best results. All you have to do is load up your images and resize them to a maximum of 2500 x 2500 pixels and go to image – define brush preset. And then you just give it a name.

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Tools for removing backgrounds in photoshop

March 8th, 2011 Posted in Photoshop tips

Here are some of the tools you can use to clip the background out of your images. This is just a basic walk-through of the tools that will help you out if you are completely new at working with photoshop, while regular users of photoshop will be familiar with these tools.

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Fake a tilt-shift miniature in Photoshop

January 27th, 2011 Posted in Photoshop tips

Tilt-shift fake

This technique has many been called many names. Fake model train, miniature city, “The legoland look” but I’m quite sure that the most common is faking tilt-shift. You can get lenses that can do tilt-shift, but for a hobby photographer like me, this isn’t really an option as they are expensive. I’m also sure that I wouldn’t be using it often so I can’t justify the cost of one. Now let’s get to it.

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Frequency separation technique in photoshop

January 17th, 2011 Posted in Photoshop tips 11 Comments »

Totally unrelated photo

If you are wondering what frequency separation is, it’s basically just separating your colors and your texture. Now why would you do that? Well, it’s especially useful if you are editing a portrait photo and you want to do skin smoothing, removing blemishes etc. With this technique you can do all that without loosing texture in the skin. This technique is used a lot with model photos as it’s really important to keep the photo looking “real” and that is easy when the texture isn’t on the color layer.

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