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Seim Effects Tool Guide - INstalling Presets, Installing Actions, Effect Types. Above: Video explaining how to install Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions. Seim Effects Preset Guide: Whatever Seim Effects you use, this is the guide. A place to review features, what different effects do and how you can best use them. We’ll start with a legend of preset notations that you’ll find throughout various effect toolkit. These help you know what effects do so you can better mix match and manage. For effects lists or image examples specific to your collection visit each product page: For help installing your effects visit the help page: Preset Types: Gavin’s Lightroom and Aperture presets are design with versatility in mind.

RESET Buttons: Reset Presets are buttons that do just what the name implies. Other Effect Notations: These are added after the name of the preset to indicate other things if does. Standard Effects: Presets that don’t bear one of the notations below are standard effects. (Xi) Presets: XI presets are tone independent. RAW Reference Files. Photoshop Tutorials :: Learn Photo Editing .net. Professional Photography Tips. How to Color, Brighten and Sharpen Eyes in Photoshop! Eye Sharpening - Photoshop Tutorial - 416 Studios. With this tutorial you can create amazing, bright eyes within minutes. First retouch, adjust levels and do all necessary colour corrections on your image. With a Lasso Tool (L) select the eyes (hold Shift key to add to selection).

Hit Ctrl+J to copy selection to a new layer. You can copy the whole layer instead of selecting eyes but applying the filter to the large area like this may take a while on slower computers. Use Smart Sharpen filter on the eyes, the choice of right settings will depend on the size of your file. Add a layer mask to the sharpened layer, then using a white soft brush on 50% bring back paint only iris’ and pupils to expose the sharpened eyes. Using levels brighten the whole picture and then copy mask from previous layer to select only eyes by holding Alt while dragging the sharpened mask (“layer 1” in the pic) onto the “levels 2” layer.

Reduce opacity of the colour layer to make the eyes look more natural. And voilà, the image is ready. How To Photoshop Black Dog on Black Background. Parallax Effect in Photography [Photoshop tutorials] The Parallax Effect is also known as the Ken Burns effect, which is named after the filmmaker who made this effect his signature visual style in his documentary films. This technique is a panning and zooming effect that is used to create something like a video from still images. The zooming and panning across photographs gives the feeling of motion, which keeps the viewer visually engaged. Here is an example of the parallax effect in action to illustrate what I’m trying to describe. And here is another good example: The effect can also be called the 2.5D parallax effect. 2.5D refers to the visual depth perception in an otherwise 2-dimensional image or view. If you want to adopt this parallax effect in your photographs, you can, with the help of Photoshop.

We’ve been collecting some of the best tutorials on Parallax in Photography. Blast from the Past: 50 best Photoshop tutorials of 2015 Parallax Effect – 2-Minute Design Animate Photos in Photoshop – Michael Tierney And that’s all for today. Light Painting Tutorials, Tips, and Techniques | Light Painting Photography. 1950's Pin Up in Photoshop. Post Processing (Photoshop and Lightroom) Archives - Joshua Cripps Photography. The Perfect Picture - By Bryan F. Peterson. #nikrecipebook - Google+ Master Lighting Guide. How to Master Photo Shoots with Models. SE-Exposure1w.GIF (GIF Image, 759 × 949 pixels) Re-creating blipfoto classic | Russell Smith Photography : wedding and portrait photographer for Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling, and all of central Scotland.

A few of you may have seen my original post around changing blipfoto.com back to look a little more like it used to. If you don’t know what blipfoto is it’s basically a community oriented photo sharing site with a difference, in that you can only share one photo a day. And it’s great. A recent redesign followed by an even more recent partnership with polaroid has left a lot of members annoyed, with some even jumping ship and seeking out other venues. To try and partially stem the flood of de-parters, and for my own amusement, I have come up with a mod that get’s blip looking much more like it did before any of the changes occurred.

Anyway, I’m making my mod available to you here. In firefox, install the greasemonkey extension (just click the link then click install)In chrome install the tampermonkey extension (just click the link and click install)Once the extension is installed you may need to re-start the browser, but it will tell you toNow the magic happens. And that’s it!! Cheers. EOS magazine article: Canon Remote Control RC-6. The RC-6 is a wireless transmitter (infrared rather than radio waves). To work, it needs a receiver. Unlike wireless controllers, the receiver for the RC-6 is already built into a range of EOS models (see right). One reason the RC-6 is relatively inexpensive is that you are only buying half the system. You have already paid for the other half – if you have a compatible camera. It is not possible to buy a separate receiver for the RC-6. As you can see above, the sensor for the RC-6 is on the front of the camera (EOS 550D shown, but the sensor is in a similar position on other compatible cameras).

The RC-6 has a small hole in the bottom left corner for attaching a lanyard (not supplied). Using the RC-6 The RC-6 is a very simple device, controlled by just a button and a switch. Line of sight Infrared devices normally need to see each other – often known as ‘line-of-sight’. When aimed from the front of the camera the range is given as 5 metres, though this will vary with the surroundings. StarCircleAcademy.com llc | Night and Low Light Photography Tips, Webinars, Field Events and Workshops.

Getting it Right in the Digital Camera : Photographing Falling Snow. And Getting Rid of the Blotches It is a wonderful, but also occasionally painful fact that landscape photography is often at its best when the weather is at its worse. This is certainly true when it comes to shooting the winter storms. Whether gently settling or blown by ferocious winter gales, falling snow drops a lovely veil on any winter scene, but capturing the storm imposes a whole new set of opportunities and challenges. These include both the practical difficulties of managing the cold and wet, and also dealing with the fact that snow can appear completely differently depending on setting that are chosen in camera.

Practical Problems The physical problems include keeping the camera, warm and dry and avoiding or removing the snow flakes that are inevitably attracted to the lens. Basic SettingsShooting falling snow requires a number of decisions about how you want the flakes to be portrayed. ShutterSimply stated, long exposures, usually less that 1/100, will show Curing the Blotches. ✂ Dog Sports Clothing (Pt. 1/2): How To Make Simple Dog Hat In 10 Min ♡

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LED Flashlight photography: How to make an Ice Light. LED technology is currently developing at a rapid rate and in this article we look at how you can utilize the latest LED technology to light your images until the photographic lighting industry catches up. See how for under £20 you can make a portable, rechargeable light that can produce results like this in a totally dark room: LED’s are light emitting diodes and they are very efficient at converting power into light.

Sure, they’ve been around for a while and are now utilized in a range of Photographic lights and torches. However, manufacturer CREE are currently leading the LED lighting revolution and their distinctive yellow XM-L LED is now widely available in a range of budget flashlights on Amazon and they’re brightness is game changing!

I recently purchased a Ultrafire torch from Amazon with two rechargeable batteries and charger for about £17. Sure, one of the batteries is poor and it doesn’t pump out the claimed 900 lumen, but this thing is brutally bright and has real potential. Ron Bury's Wildlife: Ltl Acorn 5210 and 6210 Trail Camera Problem Solving. Latest Page Update: 09.01.2014 Troubleshooting Guide at bottom of page.Like all cameras of this type, the Ltl Acorn models do have their issues and I answer a large number of emails requesting help. Some problems are just mistakes with menu settings, others are issues with memory cards and some are camera faults.

I've been collecting a list over the last six months or so and this post is an attempt to collate and illustrate potential problems which, in most cases, can be corrected by users if they have the right information. Some issues may require some analysis by the user, but most often a simple procedure or a firmware update will correct the problem. I hope this post will help you keep your camera running without costly returns and time spent trying to explain problems. Real or Fake (cloned) Ltl Acorn (Firmware upgrade issues): Before I go into specific issues, one thing which is very important is to determine that you have a genuine camera manufactured by Ltl Acorn. Using the menu:

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Correcting Tone And Color With Levels In Photoshop. Written by Steve Patterson. When it comes to editing images in Photoshop, the first thing we always want to do is fix any overall tonal and/or color problems in the image (commonly referred to as "global" problems) before moving on to more specific problem areas ("local" problems), and the tool of choice for the task is the same today as it’s been for years – Photoshop’s Levels command, which not only handles the job like a pro, it makes overall tonal and color correction incredibly simple and easy.

In this Photoshop tutorial on photo editing, we’re going to see just how easy it is. Here’s the image I’ll be using for this tutorial: And here’s how it will look after a quick overall tone and color correction with Levels: Again, this is the step you always want to start with when editing your images, so having said that, let’s get started! Step 1: Set Up The Levels Defaults With our image open in Photoshop, let’s first take a moment to set up our Levels command properly. The final result. HDR Photography Equipment | Arthakker HDR Photography and Processing | HDR Processing. So what Photography Equipment do you need to shoot HDR Photographs? Auto exposure bracketing camera screenshot You normally find that setting under “AEB”, which stands for Auto Exposure Bracketing (on a Canon camera that is) this setting will take the set amount of bracketed exposures of any 1 shot. Most DSLR cameras now let you take up to 7 exposures in succession, although to be honest in a lot of situations 3 exposures will do, ranging from -2EV to + 2EV, with a correct EV exposure in the middle, so dont worry if your camera only allows 3 brackets.

You may want to start taking more than 3 exposures when you are more accomplished as there are certain situations that require 5 or 7, i will explain that here in more detail. You can see above that the camera allows you to adjust the EV steps between exposures and you can also compensate for lighter and darker exposures by adjusting the dials accordingly left and right. X5 Frank 3 legged thing Tripod camera remote shutter release. How to Photograph Shiny Reflective Objects: Silver Chrome Metal. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to photograph shiny reflective objects - specifically, silver chrome metal. In this video tutorial we take the pain off shooting highly reflective objects.

Early in my career I was contracted to photograph a catalog for a major department chain in the Northeast. I was given the housewares which included china and flatware. It was a great opportunity. On the set I tried several types of photographic techniques including direct lighting and bounce light but nothing seemed to work. What helped me to come up with lighting solution is to take a moment and really analyze my subject and its properties. Since the object is very reflective, it makes no sense to light the object itself as it does not absorb any light.It simply reflects the light that is reflected off things around in.Just like a mirror. According to physics: The law of reflection is θi = θr, which means that incidence equals the angle of reflection.

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