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dig art tutorials Another 38 Amazing Wallpapers Posted on June 12th, 2008 under Desktop Customization After the big success that was my first Wallpaper compilation I’ve decided to make another one. This time several sources were searched, where before I mainly focused on DeviantArt. The release of Desktopography 2008 had a bit of influence on this compilation since it contains some of the most beautiful wallpapers of the year. Hope you enjoy this compilation as much as I did putting it all together. Don’t forget to leave comments (if possible) in the authors pages to thank them for their work. Abstract > Infinity Blue > Flove > After Midnight > The Horizont > The Roadside Daydream > Little World > Microbot Depthcore > Angel Strom > Escape Space Art > Blue Moon > Phoenix Nebula > Etherlight > Aries > The Heat Of Love > Eye Minimalistic > Humilitas > Solar > The charm of the seventh wave Landscape > Strawberry Feelings > Drug Free Zone > A Trip to elsewhere > Virus > Am Nature > Paint your world > Floating-Isle > Igaer > Kuri Brands Poll

Capture the Lightning Landscape with the Lightning Trigger! 3.6 25 Ways to Spice Up Blog Post Photos Images enhance the visual impact of a blog and make it more likely a post will be read. One good photo can grab a reader’s attention and drive them to the article. A post without any graphs, drawing, or photos can look daunting. Even if it’s well written, the wall of text might not appeal to anyone. A good image is often a must-have for a great post. But sometimes the images available for publishing are poor quality, or just don’t suit quite right. With the tricks below, you can use Photoshop to fix up your images in minutes. Strong Focus for Killer Portraits [View Tutorial] Create A Photo Within A Photo using Photoshop [View Tutorial] Enhance Your Image with Selective Color Adjustments [View Tutorial] The effect of Tilt-shift camera lens [View Tutorial] Easily Smooth And Soften Skin In A Photo [View Tutorial] Add A Realistic Water Reflection [View Tutorial] How to Create a Fantastically Formal Photo Effect [View Tutorial] Photo Retouch using Photoshop Techniques [View Tutorial] [View Tutorial]

Stroboscopic Lighting Flash Photography Made Simple by Chuck McKern For some reason, flash photography is a topic many people are deathly afraid of and many others don't fully understand. Flash units are just tools to assist us in our picture taking. They improve our photography by allowing us to control the light. When most of us think about using a flash, we think of low light scenes indoors or outside at night. Direct Flash Direct flash is what most people are most familiar with, and is when the flash unit emits its burst of light directly at the subject. For many years, all flash attachments were designed as a direct flash (many less expensive units are still designed this way today). The characteristics of direct flash are easy to recognize. Some of these problems can be resolved with relative ease if you can move the flash off the camera. The one advantage of the direct flash is it can reach longer distances than any other method of flash photography. Fill Flash Bounce Flash Front Curtain Sync Slow Sync

I Love Photoshop 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.) The 21st Century Light Meter When I teach my landscape and wildlife field workshops and am using a DSLR (which I usually am these days) I am frequently asked why I frequently look at the LCD after taking a shot. In Bloom. Canon EOS 1Ds with 16-35mm f/2.8L lens @ 24mm. Dynamic Range Surf & Turf. Canon EOS 1Ds with 135mm f/2.0L lens @ ISO 100 Examples

Photographing Terrain - TerraGenesis A lot has changed since Gary James wrote TerraGenesis' original article on photographing terrain back in 1999. At that time a decent digital camera was a rather expensive piece of kit and even then, its capabilities were laughable by today's standards. Today it is possible to buy a decent digital camera for a very modest sum while last year's models can be picked up at bargain prices on eBay. In the light of this, we thought it was probably about time to update our notes on photographing terrain and, to this end, we have created a number of new articles to deal with different aspects of the subject. Please note that the intention here is not to give a detailed explanation of how to use any given camera or piece of image manipulation software, but rather to give some indication of what can be achieved and, in some cases, why we should try to achieve it. Terrain Photography - The Basics Terrain Photography - Correcting Images Terrain Photography - Resizing & Storage [Page Top] [Site Home]

22 Professional Photoshop Image Enhancing Tutorials Adobe Photoshop is the premier tool for digital artists when it comes to professionally enhancing images. Whether you’re a beginner just learning the ropes or an advanced user looking for unique techniques to add to your Photoshop arsenal, you’ll find some tutorials here that you’ll surely want to bookmark. In this article, you’ll discover plenty of tutorials that deal with enhancing images, adding unique and impressive effects, and recreating digital replications of popular traditional photography techniques. 1. You can learn how to apply the Cross Processing film-developing technique digitally to your images by reading through this quick and educational tutorial that leverages the powers of the Curves tool in Photoshop. 2. Take your ordinary digital photos and simulate the Lomo Photography effect (also known as Lomography) that will apply a dreamy and surreal effect onto your images in this tutorial that uses a Levels Adjustment layer among other Photoshop techniques. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Photography Tutorials Learn how to take and edit digital photographs using visual tutorials that emphasize concept over procedure, independent of specific digital camera or lens. This is a complete listing of all tutorials on this site; click the drop-down links in the top menu to see particular topics. Photography is going through an exciting transition period as many film photographers are beginning to explore the new capabilities of digital cameras. While the fundamentals have remained similar, other aspects are markedly different. This is a great time to get involved with digital photography. These tutorials are rarely influenced by changes in image editing software and camera equipment — due to their unique concept-based approach. View in other languages: Português Русский Deutsch Français Italiano

Flickr Guide Flickr Guide will show you how to do everything on Flickr. You can download and backup flickr pictures, set them as rotating wallpapers, browse pictures in 3D, make a screensaver and more. So what do you want to do on Flickr? Q: I want to download all my photos from Flickr and burn them on to a DVD. A: Get Flickr Down – it’s a tiny Windows utility that lets you download pictures from Flickr in bulk without requiring authentication. Q: I want to use my Flickr account to bookmark all interesting pictures that I frequently encounter on the Internet. A: Get the Flickr Uploadr addon for Firefox. Q: I know Flickr offers a search engine but it won’t display more than 24 pictures at a time. A: Switch to either Compfight or PictureSandbox – these are some of best Flickr search tools on the web, even better than Flickr’s built-in search engine. Q: How can I upload video clips to Flickr from the desktop. Q: I am looking for photos on Flickr that have shades of red. Q: I want a Flickr Screensaver.

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