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Phlearn Photoshop & Photography Tutorials. Phlearn's mission is to provide the skills, confidence and encouragement for creative individuals to pursue their dreams, overcome their fears, and live their passions.

Phlearn Photoshop & Photography Tutorials

We want to provide you with the technical knowledge to make your vision become a reality AND the confidence to craft your art true to your vision. How To Make A Photo Collage In Photoshop Short Version. Creating a Post Card in Adobe Photoshop CC. Photoshop CS6 example: Crate simple postcard (beginners) 10 Creative Photo Manipulation Adobe Photoshop Tutorials. The best of creative Adobe Photoshop Tutorials, mostly about photo manipulations, mixed media and retro poster style.

10 Creative Photo Manipulation Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Check out new tricks, techniques that you can learn and apply it to your own designs. These tutorials are the best from great sites such us digitalartsonline.co.uk, designstacks.net, psdvault.com, spoongraphics.co.uk and photoshopstar.com. Hope you like it!!! Advanced compositing techniques Visit tutorial. Thenewboston. Digital Photography: Creating a digital sandwich image.

Creative Nature Photography - Orton Imagery. Text and photography copyright Darwin Wiggett.

Creative Nature Photography - Orton Imagery

All rights reserved. Early in my career as a professional photographer, I came across an article by Michael Orton in Popular Photography that literally stopped me in my tracks. The images included with the article were landscape and nature photos unlike anything I had seen before. The photos were painterly, ethereal, and romantic. The article went on to explain how to create these artistic images in a step-by-step process. Armed with this new technique, I excitedly created ‘artistic’ images that went beyond being a pure document of nature and instead seemed to express mood and emotion. Film Technique For Orton Imagery, you must use slide film. Here are a few tips to get the best results: You should use a tripod so the camera doesn’t move between exposing the sharp and the out-of-focus image, otherwise the two images won’t be in ‘register’ with each other. Digital Technique.

Simulating an Orton Slide Sandwich. There are many ways to simulate an Orton slide sandwich (a technique created by the Vancouver Island photographer, Michael Orton).

Simulating an Orton Slide Sandwich

You can do it using a technique for slides by overexposing two separate images and then, in the computer, stacking the images together in software and blending them. Personally, I prefer to take my existing digitized photos (either from film scans or digital camera files) and running them through the process below to see if they work as “Orton Images.” Here is the step-by-step recipe for making Orton images in Photoshop: 1. Open any image you wish to try the technique on. 2. Orton Imagery - Photography Tactics. Last Autumn, I stumbled across a series of steps in Photoshop which produced some absolutely stunning results.

Orton Imagery - Photography Tactics

The photo below – of a friend’s daughter – was my first accidental encounter with what I later learned was a technique invented by Landscape photographer Michael Orton many years ago. The technique essentially uses multiple layers – each slightly over exposed – one sharp, the other blurred. In the case of Nia – above – my blurred layer was sepia toned, giving her a wonderful golden glow. Over the past 9 months I have worked with the technique quite extensively. Photoshop Killer Tips. Photo Editing, Photo Sharing.

Splash of Style » How To Create Photo Diptychs, Triptychs & Montages. Five Minute Upgrade: Learn to customize Photoshop for speed and creativity. How to Install Photoshop Brushes, Styles, Shapes and Other Content. There are hundreds of Web sites (including this one) offering free Photoshop brushes, layer style effects, actions, shapes, patterns, gradients, and color swatch sets.

How to Install Photoshop Brushes, Styles, Shapes and Other Content

Here's what you need to do with these files to get them working in Photoshop, along with links to where you can find these free goodies. Brushes Place the *.abr files into: Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop X\Presets\Brushes where X is the version number for your version of Photoshop. Sharpening in Photoshop. Article and Photography by Ron Bigelow www.ronbigelow.com Photoshop CS or Photoshop CS2 Used in this Tutorial One of the determinants of final image quality is the how well an image is sharpened.

Sharpening in Photoshop

In fact, as the print size is increased for any given image, the quality of the sharpening becomes ever more important. Yet, it is not uncommon for photographers, who spend thousands of dollars to get the best equipment available in hopes of getting very high quality images, to lose some of that quality at the end of the process by using less than ideal sharpening methods. For many, the issue of sharpening starts and stops at Unsharp Mask (USM). It is important to set the purpose of this article up front. USM. What is Sharpness In practical terms, we understand the concept of sharpness. Sharpness is actually determined by two factors: resolution and acutance. Figure 1: Acutance.

Learn the Basics of Photoshop in Under 25 Minutes. Photoshop CS5 for Photographers Removing dust and scrat. PhotoshopCAFE. Adobe Photoshop CS5 - How To Remove The Background Of An Image. How to Clean Up a Self-Portrait in Photoshop » Design Festival. Whether it’s for a high fashion magazine, an advertisement for a new product, a marketing promotion, or just for your new Facebook photo, we all end up retouching photos on occasion.

How to Clean Up a Self-Portrait in Photoshop » Design Festival

With a few Photoshop techniques, you can change a boring, flawed photo into something much more eye-catching and professional. Your subject may not be a model, but you can still create a pristine picture that you can be proud of. Today, we are going to cover some basic photo retouching techniques that enhance an image without making it appear unnatural. We will be brightening our overall image, correcting the subject’s skin, removing some unwanted objects, and making a few other enhancements.

I’ll be working with a Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet, but a mouse or even the touch pad on your laptop will work just as well; I have done retouching using all three instruments. Here is the image before and after our enhancements: