Article and Photography by Ron Bigelow www.ronbigelow.com Photoshop CS or Photoshop CS2 Used in this Tutorial In the previous articles, we learned some basic sharpening tools and procedures; saw how sharpening can be adjusted separately for the mid-tones, highlights, and shadows; and discovered how the use of a filter on a separate layer can add more flexibility to the sharpening process. Yet, as much as we have covered, we are still left with a number of sharpening problems that have not been resolved. Sharpening in Photoshop -- Part IV
Text and photography copyright Darwin Wiggett. 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. Creative Nature Photography - Orton Imagery
1. make a duplicate layer and run a heavy denoiser and sharpen. 2. Use PWL (original) from http://www.atncentral.com to add light and shadows. 3. combine layers...hold the Alt key while clicking the right arrow in Layers palette and Merge Visible. It's as simple as what was previous mentioned.: The Digital Darkroom Forum
Here’s a super-simple technique for enhancing the most important bits of any portrait: the eyes. It’s a quick and painless way to make the eyes really stand out and take on a slightly sultry and burning look. To illustrate, we’ll use a photo of a beautiful woman culled from the vast database over at iStockphoto.com. Arrange your workspace Step 1: Pop open the photo and immediately duplicate the background layer by pressing Command + J (PC: Ctrl + J). 5 Second Eye Enhancement | Correction Photography Tutorials
Enhancing Eyes using Photoshop The eyes are one of the most important parts of a portrait, and usually the first thing we notice. Therefore, a small amount of enhancement on the eyes can go a very long way to producing a portrait with real zing. Words Matthew Page Photo Karen Bacon When I approach the eyes, I tackle them in four basic stages: 1. Sclera cleanup (thats the eye-whites!)
Tony Kuyper Photography—Using Luminosity Masks—Introduction ©2006 Tony Kuyper Introduction NOTE: I recently developed a custom actions panel that makes creating and experimenting with luminosity masks, as well as the other techniques on this website, much easier.
Photoshop CS2 HDR Big Sur, California. March, 2005 7 frame blend with a 14 stop dynamic range, using HDR Everything has limits, and the technical evolution of photography during the past 150 years has largely been about overcoming the craft's limitations.
Adobe Photoshop Plugins, Plug-ins, Filters, Free Brushes, Actions, Photoshop Patterns, Textures, Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, CS - Web Site Resources, Website Tips Commercial and Free Adobe Photoshop Plugins, Filters Within the Adobe Photoshop Plugins, Filters, and Standalone Software Programs page below you'll find free and commerical Photoshop plugins, filters. Most or all of them provide a downloadable trial with full or partial functioning, which is a great way to try something out to help decide if it's appropriate for your needs.
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Techniques d'accentuation sous Photoshop Par nature, les reflex numériques produisent des images dites douces (pas ou peu accentuées au niveau de la netteté) de manière à laisser à l'utilisateur une grande lattitude en matière de post-traitement, notamment dans le cadre de la préparation des fichiers pour d'éventuels tirages grands formats (l'extrapolation devant se faire de préférence à partir d'un fichier non accentué). De fait, il existe un certain nombre de méthodes d'accentuation, allant du simple filtre "Plus net" sous Photoshop (ne laissant à l'utilisateur aucune lattitude de paramétrage) à des techniques beaucoup plus complexes mais aussi bien plus puissantes et précises. Je vous propose donc un petit état des lieux des principales techniques que j'utilise pour la préparation de mes images, aussi bien à destination de tirages papiers que du web. Image test (recadrage 600x400 d'une image réduite de 60% issue de l'EOS 20D)