Comprehensive Photomanipulation Tutorial

Check out how this image was transformed: Now, if you like it, below are the instructions, step by step, as written by Ariil Davidov. 1. Open the photo in Adobe Photoshop 2. Duplicate the original layer and name it “Eyes” (well, it’s purely for convenience 🙂 3. Change the blend mode (blend mode) the new layer to Screen 4. Add a mask to a new layer (layer mask) and fill it with black. 5. Now select white (can also be any grayscale, if you want to achieve transparency) and begin to paint until his eyes until they brighten. Use different sizes of brushes to achieve the desired effect. You can also change the opacity of the brush or layer to make the eyes light, or vice versa darker. 6. Press CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + E to merge both layers into a new one. 7. Add Channel Mixer, to … Read more

The Digital SLR Guide: Beyond Point-and-Shoot Digital Photography

Combining features traditionally found on 35mm film cameras with the ease and storage capacity of digital cameras, a dSLR is a powerful new tool that can create truly great digital pictures. But the learning curve for photographers moving from the point-and-shoot digital world can be formidable. In this book (216 pages), Jon Canfield shows you how to take full advantage of dSLR photography, illuminating the entire process with pictures and tehnical expertise. He also shows you how to use popular image-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements to improve your images. The Digital SLR Guide is brimming with tips and tricks for getting the most from your equipment. Youll learn how to: • Get the right stuff. Explore popular digital SLR cameras and compare accessories, such as lenses, flashes, and filters. • Learn the camera inside and out. Master dSLR camera controls and advanced features for maximum … Read more

A nice picture frame – how to create borders for your photos

The question isn’t “why a border or a frame?”, but rather, “what kind of a border or frame?”. Simply because a picture looks better with a border and because different photos look better with different borders. First of all, you should know that border color depends on the photos colors. A photo with warm colors works better with a white border, while a photo with a black border will have cold colors. However, don’t take this as a rule: If the contrast between the border and the photo is not strong enough, you are free to use a different color. Second, the size of the border: If you have a landscape or any other kind of picture with lots of elements, or one element made of many pieces, the border should be simple and thin. A simple minimalistic picture asks for a bigger border or a more complicated, double border. … Read more

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