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Combining Images for Large Subjectsusing Photoshop Photomerge

Combining Images for Large Subjectsusing Photoshop Photomerge | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Have you ever been so close to a subject that you just couldn’t get it all into the frame? You could use a fisheye lens but they creates so much distortion that it doesn’t always work the way you want it to. You can actually get the photo that you want with the lens that you already have! You can accomplish this by taking multiple images over several columns and several rows, and combining them into one very large, extremely detailed image.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

PhotoMerge acts as the lens you would need to capture large subjects within your frame. By taking multiple images you could create this very image of a space shuttle, like above.

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Snapchat iOS update discreetly adds replay, filters and overlays for weather, time or speed

Snapchat iOS update discreetly adds replay, filters and overlays for weather, time or speed | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
And suddenly, moments shared over Snapchat were a little less fleeting. The service is known for only allowing you to watch a shared image or video once, and only for a second, but the app's latest iOS update changes everything: now you can replay pictures or videos. The feature is hidden in the application's additional services menu (and comes with no explanation of what it does, exactly), but it allows users to replay old Snaps at the rate of one a day.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Snapchat has updated their features, from weather, time and the speed of the app. You can now apply 'Smart Filters' to your images. You can now use the replay button for pictures and videos.

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Polaroid Instant App for Android Arrives In Google Play - Experience the Magic of Polaroid Instant Photography on Android

Polaroid Instant App for Android Arrives In Google Play - Experience the Magic of Polaroid Instant Photography on Android | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Waltham, MA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 -- ThinkTime Creations LLC announces today that Polaroid Instant, the popular Polaroid instant camera app for iOS and Mac OS X, is now available for the Android device through Google Play.


The app features 30 unique photo filters, including 10 classic Polaroid filters. Each filter is adjustable in strength, vignette and emulsion artifacts, adding an even more realistic look to users' Polaroid photos. Users may also customize their Polaroid Classic Border, selecting various colors and border effects, writing text on it with 10 handwriting style fonts. Text can be freely resized, rotated and moved around using multi-touch gestures. Images created with the Polaroid Instant 1.0 app for iPhone can be saved to the iPhone photo library or easily shared with friends and family via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Instagram

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Android is coming out with a slew of apps that will now be available to the device. Polaroid has now join the game. You can select an authentic Polaroid filter, reliving those early 90's mid 80's memories, all over again.

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Picture Editor: BlackBerry Q5 - Official How To Demo - YouTube

Use advanced features to edit your pictures and save the revised version on your BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone. Visit www.blackberry.com/support for access to product manuals, the Inside BlackBerry Help Blog, how-to demos, tips and tricks, YouTube® videos, support forums, knowledge base articles, Twitter support, and contact information for your region.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Blackberry Q5 has an edit tool that allows you to click on an image from you gallery and begin the process. Instead of having to download an app, Blackberry had the right tools to just have a photo editor within the device itself.

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Photoshop Tip: How to improve the look of skin | Photoshop Daily

Photoshop Tip: How to improve the look of skin | Photoshop Daily | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Here's a Photoshop trick to help improve skin with Smart Filters and Color Range selections (Photoshop Tip: How to improve the look of skin | Photoshop Daily http://t.co/8lVYSAVtms #photography).

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Want to touch up a portrait. Just don't go overboard, maybe add a highlight here and if someone wants a blemish to disappear, no problem. See if this color range and smart filters, helps you out.

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Digital Photography: Experimenting With Free Effects | The Woven ...

Digital Photography: Experimenting With Free Effects | The Woven ... | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

On the other hand, I have benefited greatly from image processing programs. For example, to achieve fairly realistic effects, I may opt for lighter enhancement of my photos, utilizing such applications as Levels, Luminance, and Sharpening in Lightroom or Photoshop.


It’s also fun to move away from the realistic and play around with processing effects, as experimentation can looses up my creative vision.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

OnOne's Perfect Effects 4, has a brilliant appeal. The user talks about not identifying with either side of the heavy handed HDR or processing techniques. It offers an old time feel, that sepia era that somehow focus' on the glow of certain subjects.

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30+ Awesome Free jQuery CSS3 Image Hover Effects | PSDtoHTMLHINT

30+ Awesome Free jQuery CSS3 Image Hover Effects | PSDtoHTMLHINT | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Today we are showcasing high quality free jQuery CSS3 image hover effects which let you easily add some great features to your website using CSS3 features. These all have made with only in CSS and XHTML.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Hover effects have always been that eye catching, systematic part to websites. Whether it's a moment from your favorite film or a music video, you always have the pleasure of having high quality, free effects from this 30 plus awesome list.

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Demo: How to create great panoramas in Photoshop

Demo: How to create great panoramas in Photoshop | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Bryan O'Neil Hughes shows how to create great panoramas from multiple photos (including Content-Aware Fill magic) in just under 4 1/2 minutes. [YouTube]
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Bryan O'Neil Hughes has created utter magic when it comes to filling in those odd gaps between the image itself and the white canvas. If you don't have the Panorama setting on your camera, just do your best to have the horizon lined up. With that, you can take your images to Photoshop where they will line them up and blend together the full picture. From there, you'll discover the missing pieces can be filled in as well.

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Google+ adds 'Auto Awesome' effects to your holiday photos

Google+ adds 'Auto Awesome' effects to your holiday photos | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Google+, Google's social network, is wooing users during the holidays with a new feature that adds a Christmas sparkle to photos. Dubbed "Auto Awesome," the feature adds a twinkle effect to photos that feature items like Christmas trees and holiday lights.


"Images that feature snow will be updated so that it looks like snow is actually falling over the picture."

But Google assured users their original uploaded images will not be altered, and that a new GIF image with the effects will be created.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Google+ adds an image effect that may make your Christmas, merrier. Auto Awesome has given a gif like affect to your images, so it's snowing and you have captured christmas lights. Well the snow will look like it is falling and the lights will twinkle.

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Helpful Photo Editing Tools for the Non-Designer

Helpful Photo Editing Tools for the Non-Designer | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Editing photos can be a bit daunting sometimes, especially for the non-designers of the world (like me)! So, when we were asked what we use to add text to photos, we decided we better share some helpful resources for everyone who finds Photoshop a bit too complex and/or expensive. After all, visual content is more compelling content so the better the visuals.
Adding Text over Photos

There are many tools that you can use to add images over photos. While Photoshop gives you the most control and polishing options, it also comes with a hefty price tag and high learning curve. We scoured the web to find a few easy-to-use but still effective tools.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Here are some helpful photo editing tools, to brighten up your day. If you want to say something meaningful or fun over your images, try the Over app. Or even the LunaPic which takes maybe a minute to layer over the images.

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How to Quickly Select Images - Cut Out Detailed Images in Photoshop CS5

This video covers details on how to effectively select/cut out parts of an image in Photoshop without using the pen tool. It shows how you can select detailed portions of an image (such as hair) without losing detail and without taking 4 hours to do it. This video is meant to plant a seed that will allow you to be creative and try the tools out for yourself and experiment with them - remember, practice makes perfect.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Selecting and cutting out bits from an image can be a piece of cake...at least if you watch this video. In this case without using the pen tool an you won't lose detail, that's refreshing.

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Tips in How to Shoot & Retouch Great Headshots with Phlearn @ Weeder

Tips in How to Shoot & Retouch Great Headshots with Phlearn @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Recently, Phlearn released a great tutorial on how to shoot corporate headshots with an Forbes-style editorial look featuring the Phlearn Staff. To the average portrait photographer, corporate headshots can be a little too “straightforward” and “safe”, with not much creativity involved. But Aaron Nace showed in the video below that it with a little tweak in lighting with your subject, you can capture a more editorial-style headshot that can still look great for your clients.

Just as important as the lighting is client interaction, and Aaron’s approach is to not stand behind the camera and just trigger the shutter with a Pocket Wizard. This allowed him to converse with the subject directly, make a stronger connection, and invoke a more natural reaction from the subject. Although he is talking about corporate headshots, Aaron’s advice can easily be applied to a variety of portrait photography.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Any kind of portrait head-shot can end up a disaster. But the Phlearn staff, gave some of the best advice and a tutorial that allowed the corporate world to have a bit of fun. Treating the individual to a Forbes like shoot, sometimes the flat, forward look is blah. But adding in a bit of light to brighten up that dull background, and conversing, connecting with your client. Will give you a well reccomended photoshoot.

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PicLight - The Perfect App on Mac to Create Lighting Effects for Photos

PicLight - The Perfect App on Mac to Create Lighting Effects for Photos | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

 PearlMountain just released a brand new Mac app called PicLight that enables photo enthusiasts to create amazing lighting effects for photos. 



The app also comes standard with more than 25 image filters and over 18 intuitive customization features. PicLight provides the perfect app for both casual amateurs and seasoned photographers that want to create stunning and beautiful photos. PearlMountain developed the app with the knowledge gained from over seven years of experience in developing graphics editing apps.


PicLight makes adding sunshine, brilliant aurora effects and flares to any photo a breeze and enables even amateurs to edit pictures like a professional. The app enables users to incorporate Bokeh effects into their photos with symbols of stars, hearts, round dots and more. Users can add effects to make a night scene more spectacular and otherworldly, or make daylight seem surreal. The software also corrects the lighting of underexposed photos.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Over seven years of experience have gone into PearlMountain, to create PicLight. Taking enthusiasts, to a new level with adding sunshine, aurora effects as well as flares. Even a Montage of 40 different dreamy and surreal like effects.

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How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Learn how to create cool image effects using a slow shutter speed.
Lindsey Davis's insight:

Manipulating the way your camera first snaps a photo is one of the greates ways you can adjust the final product. One of the most basic tools is shutter speed -- the amount of time the camera's lens is open while taking the picture. It determines how much light is captured by the lens, so by adjusting it you can create amazing light effects in the original image without having to adjust with Photoshop later!

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Turn Your Photos Into Kaleidoscopic Eye Candy With This Dope App - Gizmodo

Turn Your Photos Into Kaleidoscopic Eye Candy With This Dope App - Gizmodo | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Turn Your Photos Into Kaleidoscopic Eye Candy With This Dope App
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Not every photo you take on your phone will be good. Many will be terrible. Until now, we've used filters in Instagram or Twitter to give these flops a little spunk. The app lets you customize the look of the final product many different ways so I highly recommend you just cycle through endless combinations of variables with the shuffle button until you get the hang of it.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

The Kaleidoscopic Eye Candy, that's a mouth full but check out what it come do to the photos that come out either a bit blurry or on the darker side. This filter keeps to it's name and adjusts the crazy patterns to give us a modern geometric feel.

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Tilt-Shift Effect Applied to Photographs of the Cosmos to Create a 'Tiny Universe'

Tilt-Shift Effect Applied to Photographs of the Cosmos to Create a 'Tiny Universe' | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Photographs of galaxies far far away rarely convey just how large what you're looking at really is -- after all, how can you even fathom something that is measured in light years across. But these photos of the comos do an even worse job. By applying the tilt-shift effect in pist, these photos show galaxies and nebulae look like they could fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Tilt shift the Universe. Who would have thought of that, with the simple image editing, it looks as if these gigantic cosmos could fit inside of a marble. It makes you think about how something so big and be pictured to be so small.

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Filters to Create Patterns From Input Image in Filter Forge Photoshop Plugin | DesignEasy

Filters to Create Patterns From Input Image in Filter Forge Photoshop Plugin | DesignEasy | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

List with my favorite filters to create patterns from input image in Filter Forge Photoshop plugin (Filters to Create Patterns From Input Image in Filter Forge.

In this post I will introduce you one more excellent function or capability of amazing Filter Forge: filters to create patterns from input image. You can start with really any image you have on your hard drive or even with shape(s). Filters for this kind of effects are grouped under Effect Filters > Patterns and you can download them by clicking on Filter Library: Download more filters link in top right corner of Filter Forge window.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

The Filter Forge Photoshop plugin, can use any pattern. Whether it's saved on your computer or you have it saved in your email. What was fascnating was the 0.5 seconds that it takes to render them.

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Lighting Effects and Composite Image Blending in Photoshop - Lensvid

Lighting Effects and Composite Image Blending in Photoshop - Lensvid | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
A great tutorial for composite image Blending in Photoshop
http://t.co/DrtrmXHKQb http://t.co/DbT5v3plMM

In this video photographer Michael Woloszynowicz (from vibrantshot) goes into several versions of image retouching using blending techniques and focusing on creating the perfect lighting for the final image.

We have covered different blending techniques on occasion here on LensVid but this video goes into more depth than previous ones.


Kitty Fisher's insight:

Usually a tutorial shows only one way, to either blend an image or just mess with the brightness a bit. But in this tutorial Michael Woloszynowicz shows a handful of different routes that will show a series of techniques between blending a final image.

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Image Code – Tint, Loops, Arrays | Derron Lee

Image Code – Tint, Loops, Arrays | Derron Lee | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
For this tutorial we’ll be looking at quite a few digital image processing techniques. We’ll cover how to tint images, using loops for selecting multiple pixels, getting pixel data and using arrays. Sounds like a lot, so lets get started.
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Tinting images, it seems like you could only do that in Photoshop. Well you have another option. You'll be using loops and arrays, read more form this article to discover how.

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Create a “Sports Center” Style 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop and Filter Forge | Psdtuts+

Create a “Sports Center” Style 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop and Filter Forge | Psdtuts+ | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

If you have ever watched a sporting event on television, you have probably noticed some of the 3D graphics that television networks use during the programming. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create your own "Sports Center" inspired graphics using Photoshop CS6's 3D capabilities combined with Filter Forge.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Need to create a Sports Center style graphic. Well this may help you out to the direction you are looking for. Maybe you are doing a detailed recount of some past sports montage, this could be very helpful.

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Noise Reduction and the Effects on Image Editing

Noise Reduction and the Effects on Image Editing | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Digital noise is something that commonly happens when taking pictures with a digital camera. Digital noise causes an image to look grainy with small pixilated boxes of color that take away from the sharpness and brightness of an image. There are a lot of causes for noise in images, including not taking pictures with the right settings turned on, the lighting, and various other environmental factors. Luckily, you have some options with noise reduction not just in your image editing program, but with taking the pictures and even selecting the right camera.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Reduction to noise will be beneficial to you, since noise tends to make that grainy, less detailed image come through. Maybe even having a better camera could improve this, it does sometimes come down to the pixels that the equipment aquires.

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How to use Lightroom to reclaim highlight and shadow detail @ Weeder

How to use Lightroom to reclaim highlight and shadow detail @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

High-contrast scenes make it more difficult for your camera to record the entire range of tones from the darkest shadows to the brightest highlights.

If you shoot in raw format, it's amazing how much unseen texture your image contains. Lightroom has some very good tools for teasing this out. These range from basic tonal sliders that target different parts of the tonal range to localised tools that let you work on different parts of your image.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

This tutorial will guide you through the valley's of highlights and shadows. How you can bring out the foreground with more detail, or even a sky shaded out by the gray clouds. A little tweaking, may just be the improvement you need in your photo.

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20 Instagram Apps to Enhance Your Photos and Videos

20 Instagram Apps to Enhance Your Photos and Videos | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Check out these cool apps to create and edit outstanding images and videos for Instagram.


To create lasting engagement with different users, you need to share beautiful targeted content that resonates with your audience. If you're not a professional photographer, this can present some difficulties. That's where image and video apps come in.


Like, the Photo Editor by Aviary. Have you ever felt limited by Instagram's settings? If so, download Photo Editor by Aviary for a complete range of effects and color correctors. It's smart "one-tap auto enhance" will help you render a gorgeous photo.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Improving the look of your photos it one thing. Improving your Instagram photos has clearly become the front runner in any Photography business. How about trying out apps that will successfully allow you to have an unlimitless supply of possiblities.

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Long Exposure Photo

Long Exposure Photo | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Learn how to freeze moving subjects in a long exposure photo by creating a composite of a long exposure shot and a high ISO fast exposure.


Photograph Two Different Images

You will need two frames to work with in post production; one with a fast shutter speed to freeze the moving subjects, and one with a long exposure to smooth out the water in the scene. You don’t want to change the Depth of Field between the two frames, and need to make sure that the overall exposure remains the same, so you are left with changing the ISO setting to achieve the results you want.


The long exposure shot will be taken at ISO 100 and whatever settings will be required to get the optimal exposure for the scene in front of you and the faster shutter speed shot will be taken with a higher ISO setting allowing you to achieve a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the motion of the subject you want stationary.


In the example photograph the long exposure was taken at 1.3 seconds, and the high ISO photograph was shot at ISO 4000. This allowed me to get an exposure of 1/30th of a second (still fairly slow, but workable for the desired result).


Combining the Images in Photoshop

Here’s the first, unprocessed image, straight out of camera. Before you get to freezing the moving subjects you need process the original photo.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Freeze framing moving subjects, has been done only a handful of times. Likely because it was either at the right moment and the person stood still or with the help of Photoshop. First off have your camera ready to take two different images, one with a fast speed to capture the moving subjects and the other with a long exposure to smooth out the surface of your landscape.

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Free jQuery CSS3 Image Hover Effects Tutorials and Plugins

Free jQuery CSS3 Image Hover Effects Tutorials and Plugins | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

These image hove effects will definitely give your website an amazing style and people will love it. Free jQuery CSS3 Image Hover Effects Tutorials and Plugins.

Still hyped by the possibilities of CSS3, I want to share some CSS3 button experiments with you. The idea is to create some animated link elements with different styles, hover effects and active states.

The slideshow will adjust automatically to its surrounding container and we can navigate through the slides by using the thumbnail previewer or the autoplay slideshow option.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Hover Image Effects can turn your website into a fast pace, highly creative. Between hoverin over a link or an image, it will give a description of what is hidden within that link. Or another interesting one is using Typography and its possible animations. Going through this list will give you the right ideas as to how to improve your website.

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