Posts Tagged ‘layers’

Tutorial: A Quick and Simple Technique for Adding Textures to Images

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When Nick Fancher created his series of 80′s Cyber images, he made use of some textures to add that extra bit of character to the photos. The textures turned out so well that, upon publishing the series, he received multiple inquiries about where he got those textures.

Well, it turns out he created them himself, and he’s decided to share the step-by-step how-to in case you want to duplicate his results. Read more…

Leonardo: A Full-Featured Photo Editing App for iOS Devices

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Back in mid-June, Yahoo! purchased Ghostbird and pulled the company’s popular advanced mobile editing app PhotoForge off of the app store. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones who purchased the app before it got pulled and you’ve been looking for a suitable alternative, look no further: Leonardo has you covered. Read more…

Time-Lapse: Creating an Impressive 284-Layer ‘Super Composite’

Photography purists might want to look away on this one. The above video is a 9 minute time-lapse that speeds up 7+ hours worth of Photoshop CC work. That work was spent creating an intense composite that wound up consisting of 284 layers before it was all said and done. Read more…

A Beginner’s Tutorial on Using Photoshop Layers, Sesame Street-style

Here’s a humorous and lighthearted 5-minute video titled, “Fafa’s Photoshop Tutorial.” Created by the comedy series Glove and Boots, it’s a short and sweet introduction to using layers in Photoshop… taught by puppets. Think Sesame Street meets Scott Kelby.
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Old Gadgets Taken Apart, Photographed, and Reassembled Digitally

The photographs in artist Max de Esteban’s Proposition One project might look like X-Ray images, but they were actually captured with an ordinary camera. They were created by carefully deconstructing old gadgets, photographing them in “layers”, then “reassembling” the gadgets digitally. You can see them on display through December 9th at Klompching Gallery in NYC
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Scott Kelby Launches an iPad Magazine Dedicated to the Topic of Lighting

Scott Kelby, the publisher of Photoshop User and Layers magazines, has launched a new iPad-only magazine dedicated to the subject of digital photography lighting called “Light It“.

It features the industry’s top experts on photography lighting, studio lighting, small camera flash, portrait lighting, location lighting and more. Readers will also find plenty of lighting tips and tricks, a section just for beginners, interviews with the pros, and news about the latest gear. Light it is for photographers of all skill-levels who use lighting or want to explore lighting concepts.

The first 50-page issue is free, and subsequent issues — published 8 times a year — will cost $3 each. Hopefully they’ll start making it available on Android tablets in the future.

Light It Digital Magazine [iTunes Store]

What Inception Looks Like in Photoshop

This is Photoshop Inception. They say when you reach limbo you find yourself in an HDR program.

(via Photojojo)


Image credit: Photoshop art about Photoshop art by scott_bl8ke

An Introduction to Working with Layers and Masks in Photoshop

Here’s a crash course on getting started with using Photoshop Layers and Masks by Sean Armenta of Fstoppers. If you’ve been making edits on your photographs directly without creating new layers, watch this video to have your eyes opened to the power of layers.

New Plug-in to Bring Layers to Lightroom and Aperture

Perfect Layers is a new plug-in by OnOne Software that brings layers functionality (e.g. image layers, blend modes, layer masks, etc…) to Lightroom and Aperture. The program is currently in Public Beta right now available as a 30-day free trial, meaning you can download and try and a free preview version for Lightroom.

Perfect Layers (via Scott Kelby)


Update: Wow, that was fast. Looks like the program isn’t in Public Beta anymore. Instead, you can try it for 30 days or pay $500 for the full suite of programs/plugins.

Massive Times Square Image Created with 750,000 Layers Over 4 Years

Digital hyper-realist artist Bert Monroy spent four years creating an incredibly detailed Times Square scene. The 5×25 foot image weighed in at 6.52 gigabytes as a flattened file, and involved more than 750,000 separate Photoshop layers and over 3,000 separate Photoshop and Illustrator files. The image is actually a “who’s who” for the world of digital imaging, and features individuals who have made an impact on the history of the field, including Photoshop’s founders, imaging experts, and notable photographers (see if you can pick any out!).

Times Square (via Photography Bay)