How to Create Tilt-Shift in Photoshop There's something about tiny things that is just inherently fascinating. Tilt-shift photography is a great example of how making large, real-life objects look miniature can create beautiful art. Tilt-shift is a kind of photography that manipulates focus and depth-of-field to yield photos that have selective focus, often mimicking a miniature model. The effect can be achieved with special tilt-shift lenses, but you can also fake the effect in post-production via Photoshop. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to create tilt-shift miniature fakes with just a few effects in Photoshop. 1. This is possibly the most important step. Tilt-shift photography tends to work best for photos that have a wide view and are taken from higher ground. For this tutorial, we're using a shot of Barcelona taken from the hill of El Carmel: 2. An optional step, you can pre-edit your photo in Photoshop Camera Raw to prep it before adding additional effects. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Images: Mashable, Denise Lu
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 - 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). 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.
portraits of the double-faced girl by sebastian bieniek sep 23, 2013 portraits of the double-faced girl by sebastian bieniek doublefaced no. 2220.09.13all images courtesy and © sebastian bieniek berlin-based artist sebastian bieniek unfolds the story of a two-faced female in his series of photographs ‘doublefaced’. using an eye pencil and lipstick, bieniek simply draws an image of a face onto the side of skin. the sketch includes only one eye: carefully placed hair hides the rest of the face from view, revealing one, moving eye of the model. blue, brown, awake, and sleeping variations create portraits with unique expressions and an illustrative sensibility. the 22 photographs of the hybrid girl expose her daily routine — drinking coffee, traveling on the train, taking a shower, and smoking cigarettes — capturing the daily life of a female with two faces.
50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials To Take Your Photoshop Skills To A New Level Email Is it something that often happens to you? You just sit and keep on looking through your photos on the computer screen trying to take a closer look at your full-size pictures. And then it occurs to you that they didn’t really suck that much during the actual shoot? Of course, what you see during the shoot with your eyes and what you get after the photo session is not the same thing. Photoshop is capable of making slightly imperfect photo into an awesome shot. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. \24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.
50 Amazing Gig Posters Sure to Inspire The gig poster scene isn’t exactly the best kept secret among music fiends like myself. It is a tradition that started in the 60′s and is still going strong. Nowadays, the majority of indie bands have a growing collection of poster art that is just too incredible to simply throw away once the show has ended. Not surprisingly, this has led to the gig poster being something of a collectors item for music fanatics everywhere. The following are 50 hand picked gig posters whose creativity and imagination blew me away. Rilo Kiley Designer: Lure Design Inc Les Savy Fav Designer: Cody Fennell Devendra Banhart Designer: Spike Press The National Broken Social Scene Designer: The Small Stakes My Morning Jacket Designer: Andrio Abero Mates Of State Andrew Bird Designer: Gina Kelly The Decemberists Designer: Little Jacket Animal Collective Designer: Delicious Design League Deerhoof The Shins Designer: Kevin Tong …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Designer: Dave Conrey We Are Scientists Designer: Jonathan Schmitt Stars
Photoshop CS4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words I love Photoshop techniques that offer all kinds of possibilities for experimentation—and the following tutorial is a perfect example of one of those techniques. In this issue, we’re going to take a portrait and replace the person’s image with text (think 2009 Grammy posters). Pick a portrait that offers good contrast—a photo that’s very dramatic and dark probably won’t work as well. I’ve had the best success with straight-on head and shoulder shots, but again, feel free to experiment with all types of photos. For the best results, choose a photo that has a light background (or select the background around the person and make it lighter). Create a new document (File>New) in a size that’s smaller than your photo: the specifics don’t really matter. Switch back to the photograph. Then, press Command-J (PC: Ctrl-J) to copy the selected pixels onto a new layer. Go back to the Select menu and choose Color Range again. Click the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.
8500+ Free Photoshop Brushes. Weekly Roundup from DesignFloat Hey guys, the time for Friday roundup has come and we want to share some useful resources featuring free Photoshop brushes with you. We all know that brushes turn out to be the essential tools for web designers and help to add the desired atmosphere to the websites. Using this Photoshop tool, it is possible to give the design the impressive touch and make it catchy. Of course, you have seen a vast amount of brush sets all around the web, but here you can find the top-notch collection of the most popular among them. We have decided to compile 8500+ various brush sets for our readers and we hope that this post will come in handy and add inspiration for your future designs. So, you are welcome to enjoy this roundup that features the ultimate collection of brushes. Additionally, we’d also recommend you to check out the compilation of 60 free Photoshop gradient sets, which you can easily use to improve your graphics. 1100+ Abstract High Quality Free Photoshop Brushes
25 Helpful Tutorials for Lighting Effects in Photoshop Photoshop allows designers with unlimited possibilities when it comes to creative effects, including lighting effects. There are plenty of different ways to create lighting effects in Photoshop, and there are equally as many different possible uses for them. If you’re interested in learning more about how to create awesome lighting effects in your own work, here are 25 tutorials that can help. Looking for hosting? 25 Cool Digital Photography Tutorials, Techniques and Effects The list of cool digital photography tutorials and techniques is endless, you can even find ten completely different methods to achieve the same effect. Which is the best? It really depends on the photographer and their level of expertise. In this post, we have listed our personal favorites photography techniques with tutorials to help you recreate the same effect. You will find techniques for the currently in vogue HDR, Tilt-Shifting and Lomography to the less common and diverse Sabatier and Escher effects. Infrared Photography What is the Infrared Spectrum? High Speed Photography High-Speed Photography is used in physics, health research, sports and more. Lomo Photography Tilt Shifting Photography This Photoshop tutorial will teach you about simulating the tilt-shift lens effect that is used mostly in photography. HDR Photography This is a detailed guide about taking photos for an HDR image. Cinematic Portrait Effect Coloring a Black and White Image Diorama Illusion Effect Cross Processing
50 Fresh Free Fonts of 2010 Though there's a broad variety of fonts available for download online, designers keep on tracing the fresh ones to enhance their design copy, a website, brochure, or even an advertisement in a brand new an' awesome way. Still, the free stuff could not always boast of good quality – premium goodies always demand some kind of money investment. However, now it's possible to find the appropriate font that's free, clear, beautiful, and effective for design purposes. Many great designers are now offering professional quality fonts completely for free. Today's round-up actually goes outside the standard font variety. We've managed to gather a collection of 50 novelty styled free fonts which you can instantly download and use to add a powerful impact for your designs. Geomancy Kilogram Tribbon Quadranta Adec Teardrop St Marie Dekar Code Cube Piron Glide Planer Paranoid Circled St Ryde Danger Pincoyablack New Garden Titillium Text Sylar Scriber Mentone Circula Sansation LT Oksana Font V4.0 Lintel Frgmnt Amsterdam Sol Pro Zag