Post-Processing

 

Extreme Weight Loss, Photoshop Edition

How much weight loss can Photoshop do? As you’ll see in the video above, the answer is “a whole lot”.

It’s from one of the stranger Photoshop retouching channels you’ll find on YouTube, called Real Retouch. The “Photoshop diet” walkthrough starts with a portrait of Japanese TV personality Matsuko Deluxe and proceeds to show how various Photoshop tools and tricks can be used to shed tens or hundreds of pounds off a person’s photograph.

Video: How to Use Lightroom to Make Colors ‘Pop’ In Your Autumn Photographs

Autumn is well underway here in the United States, so what better way to honor the colorful season than to share with you a post-production walkthrough by Serge Ramelli that will show you how to make your seasonal snapshots ‘pop’ with color.

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Here’s a Look at How Much Post-Processing Goes Into a L’Oréal Beauty Commercial

People can get really upset when you start using the P word. Magazine covers, professional portraits and even Instagram posts have been accused of using Photoshop. But nobody bats an eye when a beauty commercial comes on TV.

Photos are manipulated, video, unless there’s CGI involved, is immune from such falsehoods right? Not really. As the time-lapse screen video above by Color Me Up! senior colorist Andreas Brueckl shows, those commercials get quite a bit of help in the software department as well. Read more…

You Can Grab a Copy of DxO Optics Pro 8 Completely Free for a Limited Time

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Between now and January 31st of 2015, those interested in switching up your post-processing workflow and experimenting with software outside of the Adobe ecosystem have a great incentive to do so: DxO has partnered with Digital Photographer to offer free, no strings attached licenses of DxO Optics Pro 8 to anybody who wants one. Read more…

Halloween Tutorial: How to Carve a Realistic Looking Jack O’ Lantern in Photoshop

Love carving Jack O’ Lanterns? Hate the mess? No problem. We are photographers after all, which means we don’t need to actually go out and DO things like this… we can just ‘fix it in post.’ Jokes aside, this short and simple tutorial will show you how to carve a simple Jack O’ Lantern entirely inside of Photoshop.

No seeds, no sharp objects, no mess, just a bit of digital trickery. Read more…

Adobe Just Released a Simple and Free Aperture to Lightroom Migration Plugin

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If you’ve been looking to migrate your Aperture library over to Lightroom ever since the official announcement of Aperture’s demise, you’ve had to be content with manually doing it or using one of the unofficial tools that had already been released. But that is no longer the case.

Earlier today, Adobe officially released its own tool: a free Lightroom plugin that will allow you to import your entire Aperture (or iPhoto) library, metadata and all, quickly and easily. Read more…

How to Post-Process Almost Any Aspect of a Single Exposure Landscape Shot

Most tutorials tend to focus on one small aspect of the photographic process — be it tweaking a minor adjustment such as white balance or showing you how to properly sharpen an image — but this Lightroom 4 QuickStart tutorial goes way beyond this.

It, instead, opts for a more comprehensive approach, showing you how to properly edit almost any landscape image from beginning to end.

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Miss World Philippines Portraits: Is This Poor Beauty Retouching or a Cultural Preference?

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We received a tip today from a reader who asked us to take a look at the official portraits for the Miss World Philippines 2014 candidates. The tipster had harsh things to say about the images, saying the creator, “must’ve been bored or high when he post-processed these photos.”
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Adobe Shows Off Features for Changing Time of Day Lighting and Removing Fog

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At the Adobe MAX 2014 conference this past week, Adobe showed off some of the crazy technology current brewing in the company’s labs. Two of them offer a glimpse at what may soon be available to photographers in Photoshop: changing the time of day (i.e. lighting) in photographs with a simple slider and removing haze from a scene automatically.
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Adobe Video Imagines an Impressive Future for Touchscreen Photo Editing

During the Max conference, as he was preparing to demonstrate some of the touch functionality baked into Photoshop CC on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Adobe’s Josh Ulm said, “when we started to explore touch, we knew that we would have to radically shift the user interface.”

What we didn’t know at the time is just what he meant by “radically,” but the ad above gives us a sneak peek at just how touch-capable Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe applications will eventually be. Read more…