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How to Do Cinematic Color Grading on Your Photos with Photoshop

Want to give your photographs a “Hollywood movie” look? Here’s a fantastic 25-minute tutorial on how to do cinematic color grading on your photographs using Photoshop. The technique involves using the Curves tool to create a teal-orange look, a color scheme that is very prevalent in movies released in recent years.

Photoshop Training Channel writes: “This effect gives the dark shades of your image a cool teal tone, while the light shades take a warm orange look. This makes the actor stand out since the colors are complementary and create a ‘pop’ when put side by side.”

(via Photoshop Training Channel via Reddit)

Amazon Announces Unlimited Photo Storage for Just $12 a Year

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Amazon has just dropped a huge bomb on the file storage industry by announcing two new unlimited cloud storage subscription plans. One lets you store all the files your heart desires for just $60 a year, and the second is one that may be a very attractive backup option for photographers: unlimited photo storage for just $12 a year.
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Inklet Lets You Use the New Macbook Touchpad as a Pen Tablet for Editing

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Apple’s new Macbook features a redesigned pressure-sensitive trackpad called the Force Touch. In addition to being more powerful for inputs from your fingers, the new design allows for the use of a stylus on the touchpad if you’d like to retouch your photographs tablet-style.

Inklet by Ten One Design is the first 3rd party application for Mac that offers this.
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Everyday App Version 2 Offers Multiple Timelines and Helpful New Features

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If you’d like to create a time-lapse of your face over long periods of time like what photographer Noah Kalina has been doing, one of the easiest options out there is an app called Everyday. It has been a popular photo app in Apple’s app store since its launch in 2012, and today Version 2.0 of the app was released to make the experience even better and more flexible.
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Instagram Announces Layout, an App for Combining Multiple Photos Into a Single Image

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Today Instagram unveiled its new Layout. No, it’s not a redesign of the company’s website or app, but rather a new official app for easily combining multiple photos into single images that can quickly be shared.
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Priime: An iOS Photo Editing App with a Marketplace for Filters by Photographers

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Photo editing apps for smartphones are a dime a dozen these days, but today there’s a new one that hopes to stand above its competitors with a couple of innovative filter-centric features. It’s called Priime, and is a free app for the iPhone (and iPod Touch) that’s currently being featured as a “best new app” in Apple’s App Store.
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FoCal 2 Lets You Compare Autofocus Test Results and See Prior Tests

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FoCal today announced Version 2 of its automated camera calibration software that helps photographers calibrate the microfocus adjustment on their cameras. The new update will allow users of the software compare their autofocus test results with other users and see previous tests you’ve run to better see how your gear is performing.
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Flickr Tab in Chrome: Get a Dose of Photo Inspiration with Every New Tab

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If you enjoy random bits of inspiration throughout your day, Flickr has a new Chrome extension just for you. Called Flickr Tab, it’s a simple little browser add-on that shows you a popular photograph from Flickr every time you open up a new blank tab.
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This Online Depth of Field Simulator Helps You Wrap Your Mind Around the Concept

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Want to understand the concept of depth of field better? Polish photographer and programmer Michael Bemowski has created a fantastic and feature-rich online depth of field calculator and bokeh simulator that can help you wrap your mind around what’s going on when you change things like focal length and aperture.
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6 Helpful Functions of the Shift Key When Working in Photoshop

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I was working on a commissioned artwork in Photoshop today and I noticed something. I keep my left hand over the shift key pretty much the entire time I am working in PS. That little button does a LOT. So I thought I would take some time and show you guys what you have been missing out on if you haven’t taken advantage of shift key functionalities in PS before.
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