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Photo Assistant Takes a Spin in 5G Centrifuge in the Name of Awesome Portraiture

Photo Assistant Takes a Spin in 5G Centrifuge in the Name of Awesome Portraiture | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

The video above is either an example of why being a big time photographer's assistant is the best or worst job in the world, but we'll let you make that distinction.

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Chris Crisman videotaped his assistant Robert Luessen to take on the task of going through a 5G human centrifuge. Between being maybe the worst or best job when it ultimately comes to being the photo assistant you are definitely in a position of unusual possibility.

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Feature-Filled New Photo & Video Editing App “SuperPlayPost” from Bich Tran Easily Creates Brilliant, Customized Video Collages Ready for Uploading & Sharing

Feature-Filled New Photo & Video Editing App “SuperPlayPost” from Bich Tran Easily Creates Brilliant, Customized Video Collages Ready for Uploading & Sharing | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

SuperPlayPost from developer Bich Tran is loaded with sophisticated features, including image output, full 1080p HD resolution, 6 customized videos per project, 60 adjustable frames, 400 background patterns and images, 36 image filters, 64 video filters an intuitive “drag & drop” interface and more. There is also zero waiting time to apply edits, and sharing to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more is quick and easy.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Video editing an sharing is just as important as image editing and sharing. Considering the mass appeal that Vine has gotten. Being not only just a photographer doesn't cut it anymore, adding video to your resume has turned out to be the better choice.

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How to make a Retro/Vintage Filter in Photoshop - YouTube

Hey guys, something new here today, a basic photo editing video, this is how to give your photo a vintage/retro looking effect instead of using the basic Ins... (New tutorial!
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Since social media editing can only take you so far, this tutorial shows how to achieve that retro/vintage look without the limitations.

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Snapchat Adds 'Geofilters' in LA, New York

Snapchat Adds 'Geofilters' in LA, New York | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
The new image filters will let you add cute little graphic stickers onto your photos, depending on where you are.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Pairing your snapped photo with a cute sticker, phrase or even the logo of the amusement park or place that you've just left. Geofilters gives you that bit of flare that was missing from Instagram.

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Slingshot (for Android)

Slingshot (for Android) | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Slingshot tries to capture the fresh interface and ephemeral photo and video sharing of Snapchat, but its mandatory-participation gimmick is more draconian than fun.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Facebook wants teenagers to be on the cutting edge. Which brings Slingshot to your attention. It acts as a gimmick in some fields but destined to be a bit of a challenge for the fun of it.

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Photoshop a Cityscape Silhouette With Reverse Text @ Weeder

Photoshop a Cityscape Silhouette With Reverse Text @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Putting reverse text on a silhouette  in Photoshop can be a little confusing at first, but with a little logic and a couple of masks it’s a breeze.

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The video shows how to take a reversed image and add text within it. Creating your own has never been easier with this tutorial.

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How to Expertly Color Grade Images by Mastering Luminance Masks @ Weeder

How to Expertly Color Grade Images by Mastering Luminance Masks @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

One of the most versatile and powerful secrets of Photoshop is the luminance mask.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Getting the luminance mask and the channel mask mixed up isn't necessarily uncommon. So this article and video directs you in the right path towards what tonal range to change up using the luminance mask.

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Back to Basics: 5 Reasons Why Beginners Should Invest in a Prime Lens

Back to Basics: 5 Reasons Why Beginners Should Invest in a Prime Lens | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

If you have a friend who just got into photography and they ask you to recommend a first lens to buy in addition to the standard kit lens, chances are very good you're going to tell them to go prime.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Why prime? if someone asks this, please direct them to Toby Gelston not only does he have an answer but a reason to say why Prime lens are the ultimate go to lens.

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How to Print Wirelessly from Android and iOS Devices

How to Print Wirelessly from Android and iOS Devices | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
With an easy setup, you can send docs, photos, and webpages from your Android or iOS device to compatible printers. Here’s how to get started.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Printing wirelessly is a fantastic easy way to keep moving and achieving what needs to be done. Even better is when you can do all of that from your phone or tablet.

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A Must-See Roadtrip Timelapse of North America

A Must-See Roadtrip Timelapse of North America | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Ever wanted to just drop everything, jump in your van, and travel across North America photographing its incredible vistas? Well that’s just what timelapse photographer Joel Schat has done. 

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Timelapse as we have shown before, is a form of handy work that should not go unnoticed. Now pair that with traveling North America and the landscapes that are vast and expanse when you view this video...just may surprise you even more.

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Android L Fulfills Photographers' Dreams with DNG Raw Picture Support | Androidheadlines.com

Android L Fulfills Photographers' Dreams with DNG Raw Picture Support | Androidheadlines.com | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Smartphones and other tech are quickly converging on eachother.  Smartphones have already replaced a number of stand-alone devices like calculators, MP3 players, flashlights, point-and-shoot cameras and so much more.  

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Processing an image will be done a lot more differently with this Android update that is soon to be available. Google (maybe after canceling any further improvements with Aperture and iPhoto) are taking on Android and giving it a new level of filing called Android L.

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Lenka for iOS Gives Your Photos Moody Monochrome Magic

Lenka for iOS Gives Your Photos Moody Monochrome Magic | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

What would noted photographer Ansel Adams do if he packed an iPhone in his pocket? Likely one of two things: seek out the best noir settings among the vast range of available color shooting apps or perhaps dig up a dedicated black and white app.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

An app purely created to be devoted to the monochrome snapshot. Packing a punch full of worthy photography that Ansel Adams himself would marvel at. Becoming apart of this new movement is a click and an app away.

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Black Magic of Adobe Photoshop Elements || Photo Editing Tips

Black Magic of Adobe Photoshop Elements || Photo Editing Tips | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Sometime back, we had posted about amazing controls of Adobe Camera Raw dialog in Editor. Today we are sharing some examples of images changed using "Blacks" control in this dialog.  

Kitty Fisher's insight:

If a photograph is not as spectacular as you would suspect it to be. Blacking out the background can add a depth that the image didn't previously support.

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The Weekly Roundup: How to Make A Retro/Vintage Filter, Snapchat adds Geofilters and Taking Great Chopped Photos

The Weekly Roundup: How to Make A Retro/Vintage Filter, Snapchat adds Geofilters and Taking Great Chopped Photos | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Vintage/Retro filters are sticking around, Geofilters bring a glamorous style to well the glamor and taking photos that are chopped or cropped to perfection for Instagram.


Retro/Vintage Filter Tutorial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16MM83YKNuM&feature=youtu.be&a


How to make your own Vintage/Retro filter. What's cool is the fact that designing your own filter can give you a legs up on competition.


Snapchat Adds Geofilters:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2460909,00.asp?kc=PCRSS05079TX1K0000993


Talk about jazzing up your photos. Filters, stickers, phrases....virtually whatever you can set your imagination towards. This app can handle it and make it happen.


How to Take Great Cropped Photos:

http://www.macworld.com/article/2454228/hip-to-be-square-how-to-take-great-cropped-photos-on-your-iphone.html


What can be done to get those great cropped photos perfectly, as well as not having to get rid of half of the landscape photo you've just taken. You'll probably want to use the Camera's grid.


Take it from the grid and add a Geofilter to that new image. But never forget that you have the power to imagine up your own Vintage filter. Whatever the news might turn out to be we have it all right here, so come back next time for more.

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Top 10 Android Mobile Apps for Photography

Top 10 Android Mobile Apps for Photography | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

With plenty of camera enhancement and photo editing mobile apps available online, photography has become a child’s play.

Here are a few android apps to help smartphone users achieve a professional finish in photography.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Picsay, Procapture, Perfectly Clear and CYMERA with these Android Apps keeping you in the game with creating some of the most fashionable images available online.

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Hip to be square: How to take great cropped photos on your iPhone

Hip to be square: How to take great cropped photos on your iPhone | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Want to shoot compelling square images? Check out these tips and tricks.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Instagram will crop your photo to fit their frame. However, you can create the effective crop when it comes to square photos. Also a few more tips when it comes to actually capturing your image, like how negative space is positive.

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The Weekly Roundup: Glowing Skin, Slingshot and Photoshop Cityscape and Text

The Weekly Roundup: Glowing Skin, Slingshot and Photoshop Cityscape and Text | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Giving the illusion of soft, glowing skin is a big thing if you want to pursue Fashion Photography. Also Slingshot for Android comes to view as well as Photoshopping a Cityscape into a silhouette.


Photoshop Skin Glow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJt0E1fMR-M


Above is a video for the tutorial for Photoshop CC 2014 to show how to get that soft glow effect. 


Slingshot for Android:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2460609,00.asp


A photo and video sharing app that has it's own flavor...so to speak. Slingshot takes some of the design from Snapchat that failed and revamped by basically recycling and then transforming into a minimalist opportunity. 


Photoshop a Cityscape Silhouette with Reverse Text:

http://weeder.org/rLH1f9J


Welcome to a cool design concept. Posters or banners would highly benefit from this technique and tutorial.


Together we have a collection that can help start up virtually anything your mind has been set towards. Keep coming back to Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods week after week.

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Photoshop: How to Make Glamorous, Skin Glow Effects

Photoshop CC 2014 tutorial showing how to transform regular face portraits into glamorous, sexy, portraits like the kind you've seen in fashion magazines, posters and record album covers. ...
Kitty Fisher's insight:

When it comes to tutorials, getting one straight to the point means...getting straight to the point. To create that fashion magazine glamour finish, here is a why to make that perfect flawless skin shine.

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The Weekly Roundup: Typic Kids App, Mastering Luminance and Five Reasons to Invest in a Prime Lens

The Weekly Roundup: Typic Kids App, Mastering Luminance and Five Reasons to Invest in a Prime Lens | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

The photo app to give kids a taste of what photo editing is all about without loosing the fun part. Within reason hear out the 5 examples when Prime Lenses are something to think about and that Luminance Masking Tool.


Typic Kids App:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/one-more-reason-kids-will-want-to-play-with-your-phone-the-typic-kids-app/2014/07/02/12ae6670-0069-11e4-b8ff-89afd3fad6bd_story.html


While the editing requirements are a bit beyond a kids ability, this app will bring forth basic skills and fun ideas about editing their own images that they take.


Mastering Luminance Masks:

http://weeder.org/rLH1bn7


Between Channel Masks and the Luminance Mask it seems only fair that in this tutorial finding and selecting the tonal range you want to switch up should be in your control.


5 Reasons You Should Invest in a Prime Lens:

http://petapixel.com/2014/07/05/back-basics-5-reasons-beginners-invest-prime-lens/


Why? Would be the question that comes with the headline, however watch the video to understand exactly why you would think about changing over to Prime.


Kid apps, photo editing with the luminance tool and generally getting a feel for Prime Lenses is not an easy business. But keep coming back each week to see what we've brought to the attention of Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods.

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GoPro Cameras Get Simple, High-Quality Filters with Lee’s New ‘Bug’ Lineup @ Weeder

GoPro Cameras Get Simple, High-Quality Filters with Lee’s New ‘Bug’ Lineup @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

GoPros are popular little action cams. Between the company’s brilliant marketing and the well-liked hardware, it’s not difficult to see why they decided to go public. But as impressive as the little cameras may be, they do have their limits. Most notably: the lack of exposure controls when it comes to capturing something.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Even action cams need some filters to choose from and since they are limited when it come to exposure. A new line of holders and filters have been released for the Hero models.

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One more reason kids will want to play with your phone: the Typic Kids app

One more reason kids will want to play with your phone: the Typic Kids app | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
The Typic Kids app lets tots trick out pictures from your iPhone’s camera roll.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

The Typic Kids app which focus' on a kids level of photo editing software. Starting them out as young as possible and introducing them to filters, custom frames, digital stickers and text to lay over their photos.

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The Weekly Roundup: ProShot, Android L Fulfills Photographers Dreams and The North American Timelapse

The Weekly Roundup: ProShot, Android L Fulfills Photographers Dreams and The North American Timelapse | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

From time to time, a new program will make us rethink our previous installments. Or Android L will have us excited to the point of exhaustion. But before you finish watching that Time-lapse remember that the process put into it is well worth the adventure.


ProShot:

http://www.wpcentral.com/comment/1057379


With updates and rejuvenating interfaces for some designs. ProShot is just one of those in a long list but keep your eye out for this one (if you are a Windows Phone user) because you're receiving the boost when it comes to burst shots and generally a faster reaction time built within the camera.


Android L Fulfills Photographers Dreams:

http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/06/android-l-fulfills-photographers-dreams-dng-raw-picture-support.html


Think of this as the newest game plan for Android. And waiting on the sidelines right now is anticipating. Because RAW support has arrived and photographers don't really know what to do with themselves.


A Must See Timelapse:

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/a-must-see-roadtrip-timelapse-of-north-america/


Watching North America through the lens of another gives us a sense of what we should appreciate more often. As the inspirational portion of this week, witnessing what may actually be the most beautiful shoots taken.


Together with the inspirational point of view and ProShot coming in at the right moment. Yet Android L just seems too perfect to pass up. Keep coming back to see more of what we've rounded up!



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Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 – Focus Area Selections @ Weeder

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 – Focus Area Selections @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

New in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, Focus Area will allow you to automatically turn the in-focus areas of your photos into a selection! This is perfect if you’re looking to replace the background of an image.


Kitty Fisher's insight:

A tutorial for the Focus Area of Adobe Photoshop. Turning those focus areas into their very own selection for your benefit.

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ProShot set to receive a huge update - New user interface, front facing camera support and more

ProShot set to receive a huge update - New user interface, front facing camera support and more | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

ProShot is a well-received Windows Phone photography app that delivers a DSLR range of controls to your camera. ProShot allows you to control settings such as ISO, White Balance, Shutter Speed, Focus and more. 

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Wait for the next few days since this app is receiving an excellent update. Giving it more burst rate and general zesting up ProShot with a quicker snapping time frame. 

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The Weekly Roundup: 5 Creative Ways to Process Infrared Images, Black Magic of Photoshop and Tips for Photo Editing

The Weekly Roundup: 5 Creative Ways to Process Infrared Images, Black Magic of Photoshop and Tips for Photo Editing | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Infrared Images seems as if they can  take too much time in the post-processing, also consider this the black magic of Photoshop or just blackening the background. And a round of photo editing tips.


5 Creative Ways to Process Infrared Images:

http://digital-photography-school.com/5-creative-ways-to-process-infrared-photographs-in-photoshop/


A one-click approach, or you could take a more technical approach with the channel mixer and using the raw filters.


Black Magic of Photoshop:

http://nblo.gs/XR99g


Taking a regular photo that you could have taken of a flower and transforming it into a backdrop of dramatic and pen point view. Using a blackened background.


Tips for Photo Editing:

http://www.elsewhere-blog.com/2014/06/tips-for-photo-editing-part-2.html


From the Mac Apple Store, these filters that summarize a summer-haze feeling. This is a post about one person's favorite analog filters which could be  a gateway to what you're looking for.


Filters, the black magic of Photoshop and Processing Infrared images in creative ways seems to fill this week. Come back next week for more on Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods.



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