Easy to accomplish VSCO Cam effect in Photoshop A little bit of context Hello all, Simon here. You know me as a designer that loves to create posters with a lot of textures. Well today, I want to talk about another one of my hobbies: photography. Been living under a rock for the past few years and don’t know what Instagram and VSCO Cam are and what they do? But editing images on a small screen isn’t always the best and most practical. Oh, and it looks like the folks at VSCO Cam like it: Let’s have a look at what kind of effect VSCO Cam produces I’ll use some of my own images here as examples: As you can see, we get a “faded” look (“crushed” colors), some grain, and some strange saturation mixed with cross-processed tones. The faded look is the signature feature here. Let’s get to it, shall we? Source images I’m using three images that I’ve grabbed from sxc.hu. Step one: This is very straight forward: open your image, and double click the background layer to make its own layer. Step two: lightening the image a bit Want more fade? This is it!
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How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image in Photoshop No doubt you’ll have heard of the term Cinemagraph since it exploded onto the Internets. Originally coined by Photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, a cinemagraph is a clever revival of the classic animated GIF. It combines features of video and photography to create a the illusion of a still image but with cool motion effects. Let’s take a look at how to create your own animated GIF cinemagraph by playing around with Photoshop’s animation tools. Some of the best cinemagraph examples can be found on the creators’ own website. As the popularity of the cinemagraph grew we began to see mobile apps such as Cinemagram emerge, which allows the easy creation of amateur cinemagraphs using the device’s built in camera. Cinemagraphs require some kind of motion, so while the final image looks much more similar to a photograph than a video, we need to begin with actual video footage. Use a tripod. Alternatively you could always play around with existing stock video footage. Download this file
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How to Give Your Photos a Retro Effect with Photoshop In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply a retro effect to your photos. We’ll use adjustment layers, Photoshop brushes, the Gradient Tool, the Brush Tool, Photoshop filters, etc. to mimic the colors, light leaks, film edge burns, overexposure and other characteristics of an old, retro photograph. Tutorial Preview Tutorial Resources Stock photo: beautiful woman between sunflowers (by Belovodchenko Anton) Step 1: Open Your Photo in Photoshop You can use any photo that you want to give the retro effect to. Open the photo in Photoshop by choosing File > Open (Ctrl/Command + O) and then searching for the photo in your computer’s hard drive. Step 2: Add a Curves Adjustment Layer We’ll alter the tones of the image by using a Curves adjustment layer. In the Adjustments panel, change the drop down menu to the Red channel and modify the curve by clicking-and-dragging it using the image below as a reference. Switch to the Green channel and then adjust the curve like on the image below.