There are several approaches to creating composites, and whichever you choose, it takes some time and effort to make it look good. Young photographer Kaiwan Abdulrahman will guide you through creating a realistic composite from two images using Lightroom and Photoshop. In this 12 minute tutorial, he makes it look easier than ever. I’m sure you’ll find it useful if you’re searching for a good method for combining the images and creating composites.
Can the reliance on presets cost you your career?
When you’re editing photos, you probably use presets from time to time. But do you think you use them too much? I have stumbled upon an interesting video from photographer Hans Rosemond which could affect your view on presets.
(Over)using them today may seem fun, easy and as a huge time saver. But what will happen ten years from now? Can your heavy reliance on presets eventually cost you your job?
Shot a person from below? Fix the perspective with a few clicks
Something came to my attention recently thanks to some feedback from close friends. This was called “Fixing the Keystone” or “Keystoning” and it simply means making sure that your verticals are vertical and horizontals are horizontal.
A very simple concept and also one which architectural photographers will have been on top for decades.
Here’s how you can fix the problem in just a few clicks!
Retouching interiors in Lightroom & Photoshop
Here’s a typical quick interior shoot for a Swiss brand called VIU Eyewear. They contacted me to create three images for their website/social networks. The only rule was to stay in the same style than their other images on their “Stores” page (something very simple, white and luminous with an emphasis on the store interior design). Here’s how I shot it and edited it.
Lightroom Mobile now captures RAW HDR images
Adobe Lightroom has released a new feature that allows you to capture HDR images in RAW format on your mobile device. This was previously possible only with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but now smartphone photographers can use this feature as well. Additionally, if you are a Creative Cloud subscriber, you can sync all the raw files across different devices. The feature is undoubtedly useful and can produce high-quality RAW HDR images, but there are some downsides as well.
Quick tip: How to make the tilt-shift effect in Lightroom
Do you like photos with tilt-shift effect? If you do, then you know there are plenty of ways to make them. You can either buy a tilt shift lens or make one on your own. And if you prefer doing it in post-processing, Photoshop and Lightroom will be your allies. This tutorial from Scott Kelby teaches you to fake tilt-shift effect in Lightroom in no time.
Adobe Creative Cloud increases prices in the UK and Sweden
Because of the “fluctuations in foreign exchange rates”, Adobe has announced the increase in fees for Creative Cloud subscribers. For those subscribing monthly, the price increase will take effect from March 6, 2017. Those who pay the yearly subscription will pay the new price when they renew the plan.
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