Control Your Camera's White Balance. From Wired How-To Wiki Do your photos have a strange bluish-green tint to them?
Or maybe tinges of magenta? If you've ever wondered why your otherwise awesome camera sometimes produces off-color pictures, the answer can probably be found inside your white balance settings. White balance usually needs to be adjusted every time there's a change of scene, or else those strange tones can creep into your photos. That's a pain in the neck, which is why most cameras ship with a bevy of white balance presets, and why most of them default to "auto white balance" (often listed as AWB in menus). The presets work most of the time. Figuring out how to change your white balance will require a look at your camera's manual, but fortunately, once you've found the menu item, adjusting white balance to suit the scene in front of you isn't difficult.
Build a Photo Light Box. From Wired How-To Wiki A home-made light box with a DSLR ready to shoot. Photo by Bill Ward's Brickpile/Flickr/CC We've all seen perfectly lit product photos -- jewelry, watches or other small objects in glorious detail, floating on a flawless white background. How do the pros do it? Take Better Flash Photos. From Wired How-To Wiki A flash diffuser made using a 30 cent plastic box.
Photo by Nick Wheeler/Flickr/CC. You just spent $500 on a fancy digital camera, so why do your pictures of your kids make it seem like they're playing in the Carlsbad Caverns at night, rather than frolicking in your living room? The answer is: that cheap flash setup that came with your fancy camera. These flashes are notorious for giving you the "in a cave" look, the harsh shadows, pale blue-white skin, shiny faces and other artifacts. We always recommend avoiding the flash when possible (see our tutorial on shooting better low-light pictures for more details), but sometimes there is no other option. Top 15 GIMP Tutorials From Around The Web. Imgur: The Simple Image Sharer.
10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop. I’m fed up with Photoshop and its one billion rarely-used features.
How about a simple photo-editor that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost a thousand dollars. Fortunately, there’re tons of web-based photos editors popping up. Most are crap, but some are promising. Check out these free web-based Photoshop alternatives: Arguably, Picnik is the most popular web-based photo editor. Very polished interface. Part of the Aviary suite of creative apps, Phoenix also offers layers and compositing. Adobe was a little late to the web-apps game, but this is a pretty good first try.
Nice, simple, and clear interface, with no ads at all. flautR offers a cornucopia of image tools, boasting thousands of photo effects. Another ad-free editor. Hmm… looks like Pixenate was “inspired” by Pic Resize. Another simple interface. An example of how ugly these apps can get. Let me know if I’ve missed any other good ones. FotoFlexer - The world's most advanced online photo editor. Zombieland: Zombify Yourself. 100 Best Free Photography Tools on the Web - Photography College.
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Panorama Creation and Stitching Tools. Software, information, and tools for creating panoramic scenes and stitching multiple images together. Hugin Panorama Photo StitcherHugin is a powerful free panorama photo stitcher that is suitable for beginners and more advanced users. Photomerge Feature in Photoshop CSPreviously introduced in Photoshop Elements, the Photomerge feature has been brought over to Photoshop CS and enhanced to accomodate much larger images.
Photomerge automatically arranges and seamlessly combines multiple images to create a panorama. Stitching a Two-Part Scan or PanoramaLearn how to stitch together multiple images that were too large to be scanned in one piece. This tutorial uses Photoshop layers, the move tool, and the eraser tool.