The healing brush tool in photoshop is one of more powerful tools the editing software has to offer. It is often used to clean skin, repair walls, or do any kind of work that requires repairing a texture without changing the color and luminosity of an area. Stefan of RAW.Exchange was kind enogh to send us three tips on how to properly use the healing brush tool.
If you have a great camera and you took a great photo* there is really no way to show the resolution of that photo in the internet. Now, you may wanna ask why would you even wanna show off the resolution of such a photo, and I can think of several reasons. Potential buyers may be interested, or maybe you are showing how good a lens is, or maybe you just want to tell people that if they throw gum on a bridge they will get caught.
There is a simple trick that involves a bit of masking and resizing to create a “Magnifying glass” lime you see in the photo above. Hit the jump for the full tutorial (and a few random photoshop tips)
Hold on, we are going to show you what’s that weird point inside your transformation is.
As most of the people who are doing image manipulation art, I find myself struggle with backgrounds – especially when it comes to creepy surreal backgrounds.
I was building my own room in Photoshop – and it turned out very well (tapping self on the shoulder). I thought I would use that image to create a tutorial about cloning, masking and vanishing points. Those tools combined with some perspective understanding makes the process of creating such a composite pretty straightforward.
I use the Thailand background package, which is absolutely stunning for this kind of work.
I know – that title sounds a little bit like clickbait-ish. But! It’s not! (well not this time). You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to fix most common problems in digital images (it will not help you with your taxes or significant other, so everything is a bit of a stretch 🙂 )
Do you like lens flares? And I don’t mean those CGI flares. No sirs! We are talking about real lens flares made with real vintage lenses. Are you sharp enough to match the lens to the flare?
We know that it’s not easy because we made a lens flare package with real lenses and real flares for composites and adding a punch to photos. But even after playing with those lenses for a few days it was not easy to match a flare to a lens.
Hit the jump to test your flare to lens matching powers.
Realistic Composites (basics) – €85.00 by Adrian Sommeling is a workshop that teaches you how to create lively, funny composits from start to finish. And when I say start, I mean from pre-planning a shoot so your photos are “composing ready”, until putting the last coloring touch on the final piece.
As someone who is just starting out with compositing (not to be confused with composting) I totally loved it, here is why:
If you want to understand how a photo was worked on, one great way it to generate a Dodge & Burn mask (or a D&B signature). You can then use this signature to learn quite a bit about the dodge and burn that was done on a photo. You get a better “feel” for the brush strokes. To have a better distinction between the dodge and the burn, you can colorize each mask. This is what it looks like:
Since this is such a powerful tool for showing how you worked your photo, we are going to share the process of creating one. (and you can do similar for healing brush for example) .
If you go through Flickr galleries and popular photo, model mayhem or Facebook photography groups, some photographs keep popping up. You see them again and again to the point you just want to scream. Not necessarily because they are bad, but rather because they are lacking any clear photographic idea.
As deeper you dive into the world of photography the more you recognize this sad truth: one photographer is creating something, 100 others copy that idea and absolutely 100 of these copies are worse. give it some times, and these things will pop up as “ideas”. Models will writing: “I want to do a powder shooting“, make up artists come up with “let’s do some extreme makeup with chocolate on the lips and honey in the face” and photographers are buying ringlights with bad CRI in Home Depot for the catchlights.
This is then sold as “image idea” – but is it really an “image idea”, or are simply copied and served clichés?
In late summer 2015, Kirby Jenner emerged in Instagram. By his own testimony, he is the twin brother of Kendall Jenner, their sister model and celebrity star Kim Kardashian. The pictures on the account of the mustached twin brother left no doubt about the authenticity of his story. We have an exclusive interview with Kirby Jenner which shows some insights on his life as a a brother, which has long been in the shadow of his sister. But not anymore!
I have previously worked in an advertising agency as a web developer – so working on web sites is not a strange thing for me. On the other hand, I am a photographer and a retoucher, and I have yet to find a venue to host my work. I keep asking myself “Where can I present my pictures?”. I usually don’t answer, because talking to myself would be crazy.
Yesterday, Adobe announced a new feature to Adobe CC users – ADOBE portfolio. Now, I have a huge amount of confidence with Adobe’s product (even if they screw up here and there) so I wanted to test this new platform and see if I can use it for my portfolio platform.
So far I was always disappointed by portfolio providers, and could not find the one that will quite fit my taste. Now, I’ll admit that I probably did not test all the portfolios on the market, but I did test quite a lot. Well – Adobe has some experience in the field: both as the top dog for image editing software, as well as a having a strong presence in the web development arena on the other. Lastly, Adobe are Behance, so they should know something about portfolios and presentation.
Everything above the jump, was my thoughts. The rest of this review is written in real time as I experience the platform.