Posts Tagged ‘postprocessing’

A Primer on Using Photoshop’s Liquify Filter for Realistic Retouching

Here’s a tutorial by New York City-based photographer Jeff Rojas that offers a crash course on how to use the Liquify Filter in Photoshop to make realistic retouches to your images.

“The liquify tool has a bad rap in the media for making unrealistic body proportions,” Rojas says, “and that doesn’t have to be the case.” His goal is to show how to best use the tool’s features in order to give your photos more impact while retaining natural body proportions.

(via Jeff Rojas via ISO 1200)

Lens Distortions Adds the Look of Out-of-Focus Glass to Your Photographs

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VSCO helps photographers easily add the look of film to their images. Lens Distortions does the same thing, except with out of focus glass shards. The service provides a Photoshop Action pack that lets you add an out-of-focus object between you and your subject.
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How Photoshop’s Sharpening Tools Work and How to Best Use Them

Want a better understanding of how Photoshop’s sharpening filters work and how to best use them? Here’s a tutorial in which Photoshop expert Deke McClelland discusses using Photoshop’s features to bring out clearer details in your digital photographs. McClelland discusses all the sharpening filters found in the Sharpen menu in Photoshop (e.g. the one-click sharpening filters, Unsharp Mask, and Smart Sharpen), as well as the Sharpening panel found in Adobe Camera Raw.

A 324-Key Keyboard Dedicated to Lightroom Editing

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It was around this time last year that we shared a new product called SHORTCUT-S, a 319-key keyboard designed specifically for editing photos in Photoshop.

Creatives soon began asking the company to branch out into other popular programs, and today the company is doing just that. SHORTCUT-S tells us that it will soon be launching dedicated keyboards for 13 other programs, one of which is Adobe Lightroom.
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Creating a Conceptual Wedding Photo of a Sideways World in a Bar

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In my work, the concept and the pre-visualization of the images are the key issues. It’s all about fresh ideas and trying to achieve something that has never been seen when trying to create original pieces of art.
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Lightroom 6 Leak Shows GPU Use for Faster Editing, Panorama and HDR Creation

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Lightroom 6 is coming soon, and a leaked product listing is giving us a good idea of what we can expect in the latest version of Adobe’s popular tool for photographers.
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Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Here’s a Look Back on 25 Years of Digital Photo Editing

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Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Adobe Photoshop being launched and changing the way we see the world. Here’s a look at how Photoshop started and how far it has come in the past two-and-a-half decades.
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Use This Lightroom ‘Secret Slider’ Trick for Extreme Shadow Recovery

Retoucher Matt Kloskowski offers this quick and easy Lightroom tip for your mental library: if you ever find yourself with a drastically underexposed photograph, you can use a “secret shadow slider” in Lightroom to try and recover an extreme amount of detail.
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W. Eugene Smith Considered Darkroom Work to be 90% of a Photo’s Creation Process

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American photojournalist W. Eugene Smith was widely praised for his devotion to photography and for pioneering the use of the photo essay to tell stories. He is said to have “created at least fifty images so powerful that they have changed the perception of our history.”

There’s one little fact about how Smith worked that may be of great interest to photographers these days, especially as debates rage on regarding the merits of “straight out of camera” (SOOC. i.e. non-Photoshopped) photography: Smith believed that most of what makes a photo is done in the darkroom rather than in the camera.
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Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

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Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a look into how commercial images are composited and retouched from the original photograph to the final delivered image.
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