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Perfect masking using a highpass

Perfect masking using a highpass
1 Open any picture that contains a big shot of a person / celebrity / whatever. I use a picture of a well known celebrity. 2 Duplicate the background layer 2 times, you should that layer 3 times then. On the top layer use Filter / Gaussian Blur: 18px. Set the layer to 50% transparency in the layers dialog.Then go to Colors / Invert. At the end you should have an image containg almost only black an white.

2. Modes de calque Normal Figure 8.10. Exemple pour le mode « Normal » Normal est le mode par défaut. Les calques sont vus normalement. La formule est : Équation 8.2. Dissoudre Figure 8.11. Le mode Dissoudre dissout le calque du dessus dans celui du dessous. C'est bien visible le long des bords des objets dans une image. Figure 8.12. Multiplier Figure 8.13. Dans le mode Multiplier les valeurs des pixels sont multipliées par les valeurs des pixels visibles qui sont en dessous et le résultat est divisé par 255. Équation 8.3. Ce mode est commutatif: l'ordre des calques ne compte pas. Diviser Figure 8.14. Le mode Diviser multiplie les valeurs du calque du dessous par 256 puis divise par les valeurs des pixels correspondants dans le calque du dessous plus un (on ajoute 1 pour éviter de diviser par 0). Équation 8.4. Écran Figure 8.15. Le mode Écran inverse les valeurs des pixels visibles du calque actif et du calque sous-jacent (c'est à dire qu'il soustrait 255 de chaque valeur). Équation 8.5. Superposer Figure 8.16.

44 Grunge Photoshop Tutorials What’s up today? We’ve actually compiled a whole array of creative grunge tutorials so you can infuse staggering grungy styles into your artworks using Photoshop. Lately the grunge effect is known to be an enormously popular trend in web design, and basically it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. So if you want to really wild on your grunge designs, you may now explore different techniques in Photoshop that can give your artwork some textured, aged and uneven looks with rusting metal signs, dirty spots, grunge patterns, scorched borders, or overall distressed accents. By the way, some time ago our good friends from blog have published a post with as many as 900 Free Grunge Photoshop Brushes, so if you’re really into the grunge design style you should definitely take a look at these. Head blow off effect Designing a typographic concept poster Distressed effects in Photoshop The new way to create 3D text How to design an impressive graphic tee in Photoshop

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques By Jason Row on in Cool Photos Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web maybe for display on an iPad. On top of that, different resolution images will need different settings. Combine this with the fact that current incarnations of Photoshop have 5 different sharpen filters, you begin to see its not as simple as pressing sharpen. Before You Get Started In this brief tutorial we will take a look at some of the Photoshop built in filters and also a couple of more advanced sharpening processes. Using Native Photoshop Filters Lets start with Photoshop’s own filters and say the the one not to use is the generic sharpen filter. The most commonly used Photoshop filter is the Unsharp Mask. Photoshops’s Unsharp Mask Filter The other most useful Photoshop sharpen filter is Smart Sharpen, introduced in more recent Photoshop versions. Photoshops’s Smart Sharpen FilterM Lab Color Sharpening

Everything Gmail Knows About You and Your Friends, Visualized When Google hands over e-mail records to the government, it includes basic envelope information, or metadata, that reveals the names and e-mail addresses of senders and recipients in your account. The feds can then mine that information for patterns that might be useful in a law-enforcement investigation. What kind of relationships do they see in an average account? Thanks to the researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, now you can find out. They've developed a tool called Immersion that taps into your Gmail and displays the results as an interactive graphic. (That's mine, above.) The chart depicts all of your contacts as nodes, and the gray lines between those nodes represent connections between people by e-mail. A word of warning for the privacy conscious: To use the service, you need to give MIT permission to analyze your e-mail metadata. What you see in my chart are five and a half years' worth of e-mails.

10 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials Created in August 2012 Its time once again for our Monthly Photoshop Tutorial Collection where we only share our favorite and what we feel are the most helpful Photoshop tutorials created each month or in the previous month. August was another month of creation. There were so many Photoshop Tutorials created that I had a hard time limiting our monthly Photoshop round out to just ten articles. I have decided to share a list of ten photo manipulation tutorials that are a mix of beginner to advanced tutorials. Design a Rusted Metal Face Manipulation with Abstract Falling Lines in Photoshop “In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a Rusted Metal Face Manipulation with Abstract Falling Lines in Photoshop. Create a Surreal Urban City Montage with Lightning Effect in Photoshop “In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create a Surreal Urban City Montage with Lightning Effect in Photoshop . Create an Abstract Floating Break-Apart Rock Circle in Photoshop

lf314, Applications: GIMP: Fabriquez vos propres pinceaux 1. Le choix du pinceau Première étape si cela n'est pas fait, ouvrez le dialogue de sélection des pinceaux (Menu Fichier/Dialogues/Pinceaux). La fenêtre suivante devrait apparaître. 2. Votre chef d'oeuvre est prêt. Si vous pensez vouloir modifier/réutiliser les éléments de votre image ultérieurement, c'est le moment ou jamais de sauvegarder: la création du pinceau est une opération à sens unique. On peut enfin créer notre pinceau: si votre image contient plus d'un calque, transformez-la pour qu'elle ne contienne plus qu'un seul calque (Menu Image/Calques/Aplatir l'image). si besoin, mettez l'image à la taille finale du pinceau. 3. Supprimez le calque "Fond". On peut enfin créer notre pinceau: si besoin, mettez l'image à la taille finale du pinceau. Le dialogue pour créer un tube est plein de possibilité. 4. Supprimez le calque "Fond". si besoin, mettez l'image à la taille finale du pinceau. Le dialogue pour créer un tube est plein de possibilité. 5. 6. Maintenant, à vos pinceaux!

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. Their original cinemagraphs from New York Fashion Week capture moments just like an ordinary photograph, but also preserve that living moment in time to re-experience endlessly. 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. Use a tripod. Alternatively you could always play around with existing stock video footage.

Eye Sharpening - Photoshop Tutorial 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). 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. With a Colour Balance set desired eye colour, keep “Preserve Luminosity” ticked, again use copy of previously created mask to select eyes only. Reduce opacity of the colour layer to make the eyes look more natural. And voilà, the image is ready.