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Using Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC 14.2 @ Weeder

Using Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC 14.2 @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Adobe has done it again! Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC 14.2 allows you to change the perspective of objects in your images without much stretching or distortion.

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Yes! Having that one object in perspective, when originally you intended it to be but no such luck. Using the Perspective Warp this can be a dream turned into a reality.

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Enhancing Hair – A Photoshop Workflow Example @ Weeder

Enhancing Hair – A Photoshop Workflow Example @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

In this workflow example I take take a look at enhancing hair, and what better way than with this wonderful sloth? You’ll see my workflow for this image from start to finish including Adobe Camera Raw and finishing touches in Photoshop.

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Beginning to end, in this tutorial, enhancing hair can bring your subject to life. More or so, this process can lighten the whole mood of the photograph. Take a look at this workflow process.

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Essential Portrait Photography Photoshop Techniques @ Weeder

Essential Portrait Photography Photoshop Techniques @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Over time, many budding portrait photographers often hit a plateau in terms of their shooting style and technique. Their gear bags have the lenses and lighting kit that have brought them success in the capturing aspect of the whole thing. Yet when it comes time to load the images onto the computer and process them, the myriad menus and features can be overwhelming.

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Portrait photography doesn't have to be lagged down to a certain style or way that you shoot. Using Photoshop to your advantage can not only give the subjects a new composition, but adding layers to refocus your image could bring something new to the picture.

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Photoshop Doodles - Santa Barbara News - Edhat

Photoshop Doodles - Santa Barbara News - Edhat | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Andrew Langley takes edhat [pics] and edits them with photoshop techniques. I take photos (screenshots) off Edhat and process them in Photoshop Elements or take them further into various and sundry plug-ins to add textures and effects I wouldn't dream up on my own very quickly. Sometimes I come up with interesting presets to use on future images of mine but for the most part the files just get deleted when I'm done. Hours can go by as I delve deeper and deeper into the creative juices that often only leads to a sense of well being and satisfaction but nothing tangible to show for it. Is that level of non productivity something to feel guilty about? A waste of time? I think not.

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Photoshop doodles, this would help you to tame your craft. or at least point it in the right direction, learning shortcuts and generally messing around with what you like.

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How to create an exciting, artificial-looking photo | PCWorld

How to create an exciting, artificial-looking photo | PCWorld | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

PHollisPhotos asked the Photo Editing forum how to give a sports photo a certain look, like an illustration with a black-and-white background. You can do this with most good photo editors, although the exact look will depend on the filters and effects available, and your own choices.

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Some photos just don't look as exciting as we'd like them too. Even if there's excitement within the image, like during a race or game, that energy doesn't always translate to a stagnant photograph. 


This tutorial teaches you how to fill the frame with excitement, and create artificial-looking images with basic photo editing tools. 

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Comprehensive Guide to Color in Photoshop – Color Modes | Psdtuts+

Comprehensive Guide to Color in Photoshop – Color Modes | Psdtuts+ | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

In this tutorial, we are going to take a look at the different color modes available to you in Photoshop. We will explain the differences and similarities between RGB, CMYK, Lab, Grayscale, Multichannel, Duotone, and Bitmap color modes. To fully understand these modes, and color in general, in Photoshop, we will also use the Color Picker, Soft Proofing, and the Channels panel.


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This comprehensive guide, will help you with the color modes in Photoshop. If you've had trouble before hand, please watch the video within this article to have a better understanding.

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Create Bokeh in Photoshop | IceflowStudios Design Training

Create Bokeh in Photoshop | IceflowStudios Design Training | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
This tutorial will teach you how to create custom bokeh in Photoshop, using a custom brush, blending options, and filters!
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Photoshop alternatives | Use free photo-editing software to achieve complex effects | Digital Trends

Photoshop alternatives | Use free photo-editing software to achieve complex effects | Digital Trends | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to software for image editing, but you don’t always need to fire it up to apply some photo-editing effects. Here are easy-to-use online resources that will let you get the same effects with expensive software.

Many of the complex features that once only a Photoshop pro could do, can now be achieved using basic, free software that comes with your computer or downloaded from the Web. Think cropping, resizing, color adjustments, filters, red-eye removal, and automatic enhancements. In fact, a lot of useful photo-editing features are built into online photo-sharing sites like Google+ and Flickr.



HDR, or high-dynamic-range imaging, is a technique used to create great-looking, color-popping photographs by combining multiple photos of the same image that are taken at different exposures, from light to dark – the dynamic range, also called contrast ratio.




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With free photo-editing tools, you can come across ones that seem like they will work but when the time calls for it...they fall flat. That's why this article showcases the more important and reliable complex features that work. If you have a Photoshop that isn't cutting it for you, attempting a free version of Picreflect (for photo reflection) could be exactly what youa re looking for. I know photoshop can be confusing, so lowering down what you wan exactly could simply be an image resizing or a form of background removal.

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High Quality Absolutely Free Photoshop Plugins - Photoshop Roadmap

High Quality Absolutely Free Photoshop Plugins - Photoshop Roadmap | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

Although Adobe has constantly been enhancing Photoshop with some magical new tools and commands, there are a lot of pretty awesome third party plugins that can perform some serious stuff that you still can’t achieve with Photoshop itself. Fortunately some of them are absolutely free.

Take a look at this list of excellent free Photoshop plugins that will let you achieve some cool special effects and image enhancement.


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If you are not sold on Adobe's new deal for Photoshop...the alternatives are actually pretty awesome.

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Processing HDR using Lightroom and Photoshop @ Weeder

Processing HDR using Lightroom and Photoshop @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

High Dynamic Range photography—to make some of my images. I do

my best to keep the processing as minimal as possible, without “nuking” or over-saturating the end result. It can be easy to be heavy-handed with HDR processing, so in this article I wanted to share my process and what I do to make my photographs look their best.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

HDR images where it will involve will power to simply bring out the best in an image...and that means not over saturating it to pixels. Using Photoshop and Lightroom to bring out the natural essence that you saw with you own eye, brought to the image.

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How to create beautiful B&W images with Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 | Macworld

How to create beautiful B&W images with Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 | Macworld | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Convert your so-so color images into stunning black and white photos with this tutorial from Macworld contributor Theano Nikitas.
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Trading in those dull colored photographs into a pitch perfect black and white one, can be done beautifully. Using Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, accomplishing two versions of the same photo to be printed out.

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Align and Animate Your Images in Photoshop @ Weeder

Align and Animate Your Images in Photoshop @ Weeder | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Today we’re going to look at a little known feature in Photoshop that can help you align images that were taken in a sequence, then turn those images into an animation.
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How do people create animations? More importantly, how do they create an alignment of images to have the outcome of a animation? In this tutorial you will see how to do just this in Photoshop.

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Week in Review: Editing Photos On The Go

Week in Review: Editing Photos On The Go | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
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This week it seemed like most of the articles we found had something to do with editing photos on the go, straight from your phone. We also brought you a number of useful Photoshop tutorials, each with a unqiue design goal.


In Engadget's article on street photography, we were taken behind the scenes with two of the world's most prominent street photographers, both of whom edit and post all their photos straight from their phones.


http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/01/street-photography-gavin-harrison/


TechHive gave some attention to those with Androids instead of iPhones with their article explaining the Android software's powerful built-in photo editing tools. 


http://www.techhive.com/article/2065466/7-killer-tips-for-editing-photos-in-android.html


And in the Photoshop realm, we learned how to turn boring sports photos into dynamic ones, how to use Photoshop's Lightroom to reclaim highlights and shadows, and how one Photoshop artist has been combining birds and dogs to create some amazing-looking images.


http://www.pcworld.com/article/2062243/how-to-create-an-exciting-artificial-looking-photo.html


http://weeder.org/rLHXcfG


http://www.visualnews.com/2013/12/01/bird-dog-dirds-greatest-things-history-photoshop/


We'll keep following these mobile photography trends as they develop and expand. To stay updated with that and useful Photoshop tips and inspiration, follow our scoops!

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Intensify 1.0 review: New image-editing app highlights the details | Macworld

Intensify 1.0 review: New image-editing app highlights the details | Macworld | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it
Targeted to both hobbyists and pros, this specialized, low-cost tool delivers masking, layers, and presets for photo-dramatic flair
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A new Mac photo-editing program has just been released -- with tools that let photographers focus on the tiny details within an image.


With selective edits and preset action functions, the new image app hit the App Store at $40 last week. 

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Mattebox 2 Can Export Its Filters To Lightroom, Photoshop | Cult of Mac

Mattebox 2 Can Export Its Filters To Lightroom, Photoshop | Cult of Mac | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

  I said that the original Mattebox may be "the best iPhone camera app around, but then I went back to using the iPhone’s built-in camera for everything an doing the edits in post. 

But Mattebox 2 has just launched, and it is certainly good enough to tempt me back. It keeps the same super-simple interface, and adds Lightroom filter export and exposure compensation.


Mattebox brings your iPhone much closer to the control you get with a regular camera. Even the shutter release has been rethought: you touch it lock the current focus and exposure settings, and then slide to take teh shot. It's like half-pressing and recomposing on an SLR.


The new Mattebox adds a whole range of cool new filterin options, which you can save as presets and store in iCloud, or share with others. These include the usual vignttes, brightness and so on, but also a full color curves tool that lets you tweak all three RGB color channels. You can also add film grain, tweak color balance and a lot more.


Kitty Fisher's insight:

Photoshop filters can be imported into the new Mattebox 2. So with this app you can tranfer those filters to use on your iPhone or iPad. How impressive is that? Many were saying that the original Mattebox was one of the best out there, but the secon version has everyone readjusting their previous thought.

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Creative Vignette Effects With The Radial Filter In Photoshop CC

Creative Vignette Effects With The Radial Filter In Photoshop CC | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

As we’ll see, the Radial Filter even lets us add multiple vignettes at the same time so we can darken some areas of the image while brightening and enhancing others! And, we’ll create the entire effect non-destructively using Smart Objects and Smart Filters so our original image remains completely unharmed.

Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) brings with it lots of exciting new features, including the brand new Camera Raw Filter that lets us apply any or all of Camera Raw’s powerful image editing abilities as a filter to any layer we want in our Photoshop document! What’s more, Camera Raw (and the Camera Raw Filter) in Photoshop CC includes new features of its own, like the amazing Radial Filter.


Kitty Fisher's insight:

The radical filter can add a harsh, vignette filter. Which will bring out if your model has blue or green eyes, it can even make it seem like a Hunger Games environment with it's bluish/gray cast. If you want dramatic, this will give you the result you would want.

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Create a Painted Portrait Effect in Illustrator Using the Bristle Brush

Create a Painted Portrait Effect in Illustrator Using the Bristle Brush | Image Effects, Filters, Masks and Other Image Processing Methods | Scoop.it

In the past, when I wanted to create a paint-like effect, I always opened Photoshop and relied on the trusty old bitmap graphic. That is, until I discovered the Bristle Brush in Illustrator. The Bristle Brush (which is actually a set of brushes) allows you to paint with layers of vector strokes that apply different shades and transparencies to the stroke. The result is a beautiful and realistic looking paint stroke that is 100% vector.



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