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”. Read the rest of this entry »
Just a small Photoshop tip for today. I want to tell you how to zoom on all your images at the same time. This is really useful if you like to look at the sharpness of a couple of images shot just after each other. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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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I want to show you how I get a muted colors effect on my images. I think it can make some of your pictures more interesting. But it’s not a fit for every picture so don’t overdo it 🙂
So tutorial time. I want to show you a quick and dirty technique to make those colors pop out with a curves adjustment layer and a quick switch to LAB colors. And I’m going to show you with one of the images I took with my phone. Here’s what I ended up with.