Retro Polaroid Coloring on your Photo This is a simple tutorial on how to get the retro polaroid coloring on your digital photo. This coloring effect will definitely goes well with these polaroid brushes. I can't guarantee that this is the polaroid effect you're looking for, but if you have Photoshop, it's worth a try. Of course another option will be, to buy a real polaroid camera. That will cost you some money. I included a PSD file for this tutorial just because I feel like doing something nice today. Download: Polaroid Coloring PSD File Polaroid Coloring in Photoshop 1. 3. 4. You can stop here if you already got the result you want. 5. Again, you can choose to stop here. 6. You've got a nice polaroid effect already? 7. 8. RELATED POSTS:Retro Gradient Coloring Effect - PSDs DownloadCross-Processing Retro Photo - Action Download
Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to create a detailed vintage TV from scratch using Photoshop’s vector editing capabilities. The detailed step by step guide will help you to understand the process of its creation. Preview First, take a look at the image we’ll be creating. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document. Step 2 Set Foreground and Background colors to #4a0d04 and #9f2810. Rasterize this layer, then go to Filter > Render > Fibers. Drop down colors a bit using Hue/Saturation (Cmd/Ctrl + U), then apply following layer styles. Name this layer “body”. Step 3 Duplicate this layer (Cmd/Ctrl + J), position duplicated layer below original layer and move down a bit. With Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), create selection like on the picture below, and apply Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection) on “base” layer. Apply Bevel and Emboss to “base” layer. apply Gaussian Blur with Radius set to 5px, and finally change the Blend Mode to Multiply and Opacity to 70%. Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
Understanding Histograms Possibly the most useful tool available in digital photography is the histogram. It could also well be the least understood. In this article we will look at what a camera histogram tells the photographer and how best to utilize that information. Virtually every digital camera, from the simplest point-and-shoot to the most sophisticated digital SLR has the ability to display a histogram directly, or more usually superimposed upon the image just taken. (The Hasselblad H1, the latest generation of film & digital capable cameras, can display a histogram on the camera grip’s LCD while the image is separately displayed on the digital back’s LCD.) On most cameras though the histogram display takes place on the rear LCD screen, and most cameras can be programmed to do this both on the image that is displayed immediately after a shot is taken, or later when frames are being reviewed. The 21st Century Light Meter In Bloom. Canon EOS 1Ds with 16-35mm f/2.8L lens @ 24mm. Dynamic Range Surf & Turf.
Photoshop vintage effect Back in October I took this photo, in front of our house. A cool scene, bright colors and a double rainbow. After seeing this picture on my Flickr page, I received an e-mail from Marco who asked me about the post process of this image. Now here is my answer… Choose your image carefully First of all I need to mention that some pictures are better suitable than others. Add contrast and saturation Place the image in a separate layer. Adjust curves Add another adjustement layer. Select Green from the Channel dropdown menu and adjust the curve as shown in the image above. Now select Blue from the Channel dropdown menu and adjust the curve as shown in the image above. Add Vignette effect Select the layer with your photo and go to the Filter menu and select "Convert for Smart Filters". Now go to the Filter menu and select Distort > Lens Correction. Add some Colorisation Your photo should look pretty dramatic right now with a lot of contrast. The final touch Before and after Here is another example:
The Ultimate Photoshop Toolbox Sep 07 2010 For years now, whenever designers have been asked about their go-to program for image editing and creation, one of the top answers that comes back, is Adobe Photoshop. Its generations of evolution has centered around the growth of any number of digital imaging professionals and has made this software giant a staple in the graphic design community. Since so many of us find this tool in our design arsenals, we thought we would put together a post that would have you get the most out of this dynamic imaging program. Below is a collection of invaluable Photoshop resources from the online community that runs the proverbial gamut of available PS content. Websites The websites that have been gathered below are the first place that you should go when you are setting out on a path of beefing up your proverbial toolbox of Photoshop resources. Web Designer’s Toolkit is a valuable resource for Photoshoppers indeed. Photoshop Tutorials is a site whose name slightly undersells the place.
Make the Photo - How to create black and white photos with a DSLR camera A photo... without color! Photo copyright Adam Geitgey What is a black and white photo anyway? This might seem like a dumb question, right? Obviously a black and white picture is a color picture... just without the color. But it's not that simple! Look at this photo of a yellow butterfly in front of a red background ground: In color, the natural contrast between red and yellow makes the butterfly stand out clearly from the background. If you convert red and yellow into very similar shades of gray, you will get a muddled mess: In this image, there is no separation between the butterfly and the background. By simply choosing different shades of gray to represent the original colors, we can get a very different result: In this photo, the butterfly stands out from the background and is clearly the subject of the shot. The point is that turning a color photograph into black and white is an art that takes practice. Not every color image is going to be interesting in black and white. Extra Credit
Mixing Up Illustration: Combining Analog And Digital Techniques Advertisement In the digital age, don’t forget to use your digits! Your hands are the original digital devices— Lynda Barry People often ask how I arrived at a finished illustration. Sketching It Out Concepting for me always starts with pencil and paper. Researching This is the most underestimated part of the process, but one of the most important. Some artists who always inspire me are Mary Blair, Alice Provensen, Charley Harper, Maurice Noble and Eyvind Earle. Also, if I’m drawing an elephant’s skin, or wood on a camera, or a band on a helmet, I’ll want to take a close look at the real thing. Crafting Your Own Brushes I do this because I want my brushes to be my own. Some rough crosshatching for the elephant’s skin, with an oil pastel on drawing paper. Scanning It All In Scan everything: the initial sketch, the textures, anything you’ve made to this point. Here is a scan of my original sketch. If you scan as black and white, you won’t need to worry about adjusting the levels. (al)
Round-Up of Photoshop CS5 Tutorials Jan 31 2011 Almost a year ago, Adobe Photoshop CS5 was released and designers have not stopped raving about it since then. And why wouldn’t they? CS5 is filled with many powerful features that has made work easier for designers across the globe and the results we see speak for themselves. Photoshop CS5 provides a good number of improved features such as 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé, Raw Image Processing , Puppet Warp, Smart Radius feature, Content-Aware Fill, etc. just to name a few! Check out today’s post to get a quick glance at the abilities of this new version of Photoshop with the help of some impressive tutorials. Adobe Photoshop CS5: Top 5 Features Check out the Top 5features of Adobe Photoshop CS5 according to the author: Create a Vintage Art Poster Using Photoshop CS5 In this tutorial, you’ll discover some great Photoshop CS5 techniques to create a stylised poster from scratch using brushes:
Your Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Starter Kit Thanks for your interest in Photoshop Elements Techniques. Below you will find download links for your free issues and below that a selection of our favorite videos and tutorials for you to view as often as you like! Looking for the Photoshop Elements 10 Starter Kit? Click here to find it! (It might take a minute for the issues to open the first time…) In this set of videos, we’ve selected a variety of reader-favorite videos produced by our veteran photographers, writers, and Elements experts. The Multiply Blend Mode Matt distills the loads of blend modes down to the single tool that will provide the biggest bang for the buck. Customize Your Brushes Learn how to customize your Brush tool options and create straight and dotted lines, along with a nice scalloped edge that can be used as a unique photo frame. Color Toning with Gradient Maps Crop Overlay Guide Mike shows us the ever-improving Overlay tool introduced in Elements 10, explaining when and how to use its various options on our images.