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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.
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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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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.


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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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Photoshop Playbook: How to Use Presets (in Images & Video) - YouTube

Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes demonstrates how to use presets in this episode of the Photoshop Playbook. Read about the Photoshop P... (Presets can be a huge timesaver when editing multiple images.
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Bryan Hughes does the job that everyone else is too afraid to conquer. And that is explaining Presets to the utmost satisfaction and understanding.

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30 Links to Cool Tutorials, Special Features and Tons of Great Photography

30 Links to Cool Tutorials, Special Features and Tons of Great Photography | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
A list of 30 amazing photography links to tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs.
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Tutorials that can smooth out skin, detect catchlights and dramatic lighting. To stories, shared experiences and then some of the most eye catching photography.

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4 Steps to Photoshop Artistry Using Fine Art Grunge Techniques @ Weeder

4 Steps to Photoshop Artistry Using Fine Art Grunge Techniques @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

One question. Do you sharpen just about all your images? If so … you should stop. As photographers we tend to want our images to be perfect: perfect exposure, perfect white balance, perfect sharpness. But aren’t you a little tired of being so perfect all the time?

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A guide to the 4 steps of Artist Grunge in Photoshop. Perfecting a certain style with composition and texture can bring your artwork together. Also if you are a collage craft enthusiast, the grunge style works to blend and mask together the needed images.

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Watch: 'Bullet time' effects created by Nokia Lumia phones

Watch: 'Bullet time' effects created by Nokia Lumia phones | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

As the video "Lumia Arc of Wonder" shows,  the spin is quite literal. Using a wirelessly linked Surface tablet, Trillo was able to trigger each of the 50 Nokia Lumia 1020 handsets to snap an image simultaneously.


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More on the film-maker front, Lumia has been given the arc of wonder. That is in a Matrix theme, to create a segment called 'Bullet Time' giving the point of view of a moving animation but from different angles of the same object without moving the object at all. 

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These Apps Help You Realize the Best Version of Your Selfie

These Apps Help You Realize the Best Version of Your Selfie | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Selfie was the word of the year in 2013 for good reason. CNET’s Kara Tsuboi reports on a handful of apps that make it easier to take better and more polished selfies.
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Check this out, as Ms. Tsuboi reports about what selfies have become over this past year. She names off some apps that not only make you look good but naturally capture the beautiful person you are.

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Change Eye Color in Photoshop in 1 Minute @ Weeder

Change Eye Color in Photoshop in 1 Minute @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

In a hurry? We've got you covered. In 1 minute, learn how to change eye color in Photoshop using basic selection, masking, and Adjustment Layers.

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1 Minute? Really while using Photoshop. To change the eye color of someone or even your own photo for what ever reason that means spending less time and more time getting your photos out their into the world.

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Quick Tip: The Correct Way to Create Curved Text @ Weeder

Quick Tip: The Correct Way to Create Curved Text @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

In this tutorial, you'll learn why they look deformed and how you can properly create text along a curve without deforming the letters.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn why they look deformed and how you can properly create text along a curve without deforming the letters.
Read more at http://www.photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/basics/quick-tip-correct-create-curved-text/#S6hOUSBUY152bCRj.99
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A tutorial to correct how that text comes out looking bunched together and uneven. Making sure that banner that's curved looks aligned and good is what matters.

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Adding Vintage Edge Burn Easily In Photoshop @ Weeder

Adding Vintage Edge Burn Easily In Photoshop @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

 The only problem is, they do seem to be a bit cookie cutter. You can add a similar look to your photos, and have them be entirely original, and each unique. I’ll show you a very simple and effective way to add an edge burn to your photos using Photoshop’s Quick Mask.

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Going for that Instagram 1970's vibe? Burning the edges of a photos (not literally) can give your image that perfect fun, vintage feel that doesn't mean actually burning the edges.

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Pics.io Edit aims for better online photo editing @ Weeder

Pics.io Edit aims for better online photo editing @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Top Tech Photos, a Ukrainian company specializing in online photo editing, has built a new tool called Edit.

It's got a variety of controls for adjusting brightness, tone curves, color saturation, and a few other attributes. It also can convert shots into black-and-white or sepia-tone versions.

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A line that stuck out to us was that they aim to make online photo editing as capable as your favorite desktop application. How cool is that. Although Pics.io site is more for the simpler formats. But as long as the company knows about the improvements and wants to keep their people satisfied, I would be on the look out for this editing application in the near future.

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Faded offers film-inspired photo customization options on iPhone

Faded offers film-inspired photo customization options on iPhone | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
While iOS photography buffs have dozens of solid options available for photo editing software, Vintage Noir’s Faded looks to become users’ one-stop-shop for all of their photo manipulation needs.
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Faded has a motto that says they can "transform something bland to something amazing." And we think they may have something here. Check out more about Faded, how it takes imported images and offers you a customization option outside of the filters we are use to.

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Working With Vectors in Pixelmator | Psdtuts+

Working With Vectors in Pixelmator | Psdtuts+ | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

In this tutorial, we will explain how to work with vector shapes in Pixelmator. An easy-to-use, fast and powerful editing app for the Mac.

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Have you worked with Pixelmator, how about working with a vector while using Pixelmator. This tutorial has three steps in tools that you need to be alert about.

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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.
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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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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. 

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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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5 Unique Photo-Editing Apps For Mobile Photographers

5 Unique Photo-Editing Apps For Mobile Photographers | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
We’ve all seen photo-editing apps that give your images a retro look and feel. Quite frankly, we’re all a little sick of them. Instead, Bidness Etc takes a look at some other, unique photo editors available for smartphones.
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For the goof that tends to take photos on the go and wants to put a smile on someone's face. These 5 editing apps will give a sense of Word Swag or the Tiny Planet Photos that are literally out of this world. Experiment with these editing apps for more of a creative spark.

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How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop @ Weeder

How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Photoshop has many tools for altering and manipulating an image; some are subtle manipulations, and some are more dramatic. The Puppet Warp tool can be used to directly and intuitively manipulate an image with radical results, as Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains in the following video.

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In the video tutorial the Puppet Warp Tool has a magic all its own. Going from subtle to the extra radical condition of changing or manipulating your image. 

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Playing with type and images in Photoshop

Playing with type and images in Photoshop | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

So in this little case study/tutorial we will show you how to play to some basic masking, photography and typography to create a beautiful wallpaper. The process won't take more than 45 minutes but I am sure you will have a lot of fun.


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A PDF file that you definitely want to give a gander at. Playing with the type and image on Photoshop could lead to many different outcomes.

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Remove Color Filters from Photos in iOS to Restore the Original Image [OS X Daily] - MacHash

Remove Color Filters from Photos in iOS to Restore the Original Image [OS X Daily] - MacHash | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

OS X Daily writes, both the actively applied Camera filters and the later added Photos app based color filtering in iOS can add some nice stylizing effects to pictures, helping to give them a unique look.

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Putting on filters and then taking them off of the image...can cause data lose or just generally not the photo you once had before. To restore the original image, this article demonstrates how that can happen.

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Japan's Uniqlo Lets You Design Your Own T-Shirts via Smartphone

Japan's Uniqlo Lets You Design Your Own T-Shirts via Smartphone | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo has launched an app that lets you design your own t-shirt via smartphone.
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From Adidas now to t-shirts from Japan's Uniqlo that lets you design your very own tee. The UTime! app gives you the control to capture, draw or text, upload and place your creation on a shirt. Which in the end costs around 20 bucks.

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How To Edit Underwater Photography With Lightroom and Photoshop @ Weeder

How To Edit Underwater Photography With Lightroom and Photoshop @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Before watching the video tutorial on how to edit underwater photography with Lightroom and Photoshop, I think it is important to understand that it is critical to start with underwater photos that are already high quality right out of camera.

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Enhancing these underwater images, is what this tutorial is all about. Not fixing or re-doing while using Photoshop. But taking that spectacular already shot image and bringing out the tools to make it even brighter.

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One Way to Convert Color Images to Black & White in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2 @ Weeder

One Way to Convert Color Images to Black & White in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2 @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

The tutorial will show you how to take a RAW file, prep it in Lightroom, convert it to black and white in Silver Efex Pro 2, and then finish it up back in Lightroom.

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Even though it's meant for Fuji X-T1, giving anyone a great classic grin effect to their photos. With a few 30 seconds pressed together (because that's how long each process takes) the transition between color to black & white is beautiful.

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Tutorial: A Simple Technique for Matching Tones and Correcting Colors in Photoshop @ Weeder

Tutorial: A Simple Technique for Matching Tones and Correcting Colors in Photoshop @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

One of the issues talented photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz often runs into when he's taking portraits is mismatched skin tones.

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How do you get that undeniable perfect skin tone? In this tutorial you'll find that correcting these particular hue and saturation can be a quick process.

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Gimp Image Editor Filters

Gimp Image Editor Filters | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

"Gimp Image Editor Filters Part Two tutorial will cover the following filters combine, artistic, decor, map, render and much more."

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The free photoshop alternative, Gimp, has a slew of filters not available anywhere else, and this tutorial shows you how easy it is to add them to your images. File then render leads you to all the different effects you can get for free!

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Amazon.com: Image Processing Books

Amazon.com: Image Processing Books | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

These are some of the books I feel are most useful to someone getting into image processing."

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If you're looking for some new resources on image processing, Amazon's got you covered. This curated selection of image processing books contains 10 of the best new books out there. 

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