Here at DIYP we are not big advocates of using software to extremely enhancify body figure. College humor took a poke at the trend of showing extreme photoshop makeover timelapses and shows what it looks like to have the same beautifying timelapse, only shown in reverse.
Slowly, but surely, the worlds of cinema and photography are abandoning film as a medium. In the consumer market, it’s arguable that film is already wiped from existence as a business; film is hard to find and higher in price as a result because of the small market that still demands it. In cinema, it’s endangered. A decent amount of directors still stick to it, but the production companies need to be ready for the budget cut the cost will take.
The problem is that there’s still an interest in film photography, but it simply takes too much effort to pursue for the general consumer. At the end of the day, however, it’s the vintage feel film gives that most people would like to emulate. VSCO‘s been offering solutions for that for a while now. They’ve been selling plug-ins for Adobe Lightroom, Adobe CR, Photoshop CC, and Aperture; each plug-in comprises a variety of filters that literally emulate different types of film. As weird as that sounds, it works. VSCO’s great at what it does, and they just released the newest addition to their film packs yesterday. [Read more...]
I don’t think there’s a whole lot of debate over the premise that Photoshop has become the gold standard in photo editing software. I’m pretty sure that my earliest use of Photoshop goes back to Version 3 or 4. Now deeply entrenched in CS6, I’ve decided to sit tight for a while. If I actually stopped to think about the relatively small percentage of PS’s full functionality that I actually use on a daily basis, I might also have to stop and ponder why I’m not still using an earlier version. Features have obviously evolved over Photoshop’s lifetime, but much of my workflow remains the same. So, in the absence of some huge development that I just can’t ignore, PSCS6 and I are doing just fine together for the time being. Also, while I see the potential benefits of The Cloud– immediate updates, etc.– there’s still a part of me that remains more than just a little pissed off about the new subscription format. There seems to be a new deal every time I turn around, and nobody seems capable of giving me a straight answer to the question of how much it costs when the discount period comes to an end.
It would seem that I’m not alone.
Using the image above, which was inspired by Disney’s Little Mermaid, I’ll walk you through how to employ an artform called Computer Generated (CG Photography) to create a powerful, surreal image. For the record, I have no purism in my personal style of art. I’ll use whatever I can to create the look that I’m after. I love to blend photography, illustration and 3D together to create something that doesn’t exist in the real world. It’s also worth mentioning that this image spent about a year as a showpiece on the homepage of Photoshop.com and Adobe used it in their keynote presentation when they announced Photoshop CS6. [Read more...]
Just yesterday, the team at Adobe made their latest updates for Camera Raw and DNG Converter available for Photoshop CS6 and Creative Cloud. For CS6, Camera Raw 8.4 consists of updates in camera support, bug fixes, and lens profile support. For CC, however, there’s a few new features we can look forward to.
During my talk for Lancaster Photographic Society recently, I was asked a question that I’m also going to answer here. I’m paraphrasing, but it went something along the lines of…
“Is getting the right exposure in camera really all that important? Can’t we just nudge it in Photoshop?”
Before I start, I want to clarify a definition here, and a difference between “right” and “technically correct”. It is perfectly possible to make an exposure that is “right”, but not “technically correct” when you shoot with your post processing in mind in order to maximise the capabilities of your camera’s sensor. [Read more...]
Aside from being a Hollywood meteor (The Hunger games, The silver lining and actually every other movie of 2013) Jennifer Lawrence has quite a strong feeling about the beauty industry which she is a part of.
In a recent Q&A session with Yahoo, Jennifer was asked to give advice to young girls about people judging other people based on appearance.
Aside from giving a heartedly advice about not starving to make other people happy, she also expresses her disappointment from the media for fueling unrealistic expectations from women, and goes against “airbrushed” models. [Read more...]
A few weeks back we shared an inconvenient clip showing how Photoshop is used to turn a beautiful looking model into a plastic barbie that is the current demand by advertisers. The movie has gone viral, receiving ricochets from all over the net.
Well, each coin has a flip side – ad agency Victors & Spoils took that video and flipped it over. V&S took the barbie looking model from the end of the video and used the very same tools to turn her into an charming, chubby Santa Claus. [Read more...]
Here is a news blast for you. Models you see in ads are probably shopped to death. Photographer and artist Anna Hill thought so too. And this thought drove her to create four mock up ads highlighting common uses of Photoshop in the advertizing industry.
Anna was pretty critical about the extensive use of “beauty enhancement” to the point where she suggested that beauty ads are actually advertizing the capabilities of Photoshop rather than actual products. Anna shared her motivation with Gizmodo: [Read more...]
Love it or hate it, one of the great things about being an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber is having access to the latest photo editing technology right away. (How much would we all love a camera and lens subscription service!?)
I first heard about Photoshop CC’s new camera shake reduction filter back in the summer and I finally had a change to shoot a series of photos specifically designed to test it out.
In this article, I will show you how to use the Adobe Photoshop CC Camera Shake Reduction Filter along with a few example photos.