Straightening your photos sounds like a simple task. But if you’ve ever tried doing it, you know that it isn’t always the case to get it done perfectly. I know it’s something I’ve struggled with when editing some of my images. If you’re anything like me, here’s a super-useful video from Demas Rusli. He’ll show you two simple methods for straightening your photos and nailing it every time.
Applying a cinematic effect to your nighttime city photos is a popular way to turn them from snapshots into something special, like in the examples of Masashi Wakui. I’ve been following his work for years, and finally wanted to try and figure out how this effect is done, without using any plugins in Lightroom and Photoshop. The key parts of this technique are the crushed blacks, the glow in the highlights, and the colour toning.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to recreate this effect by hand in Lightroom and Photoshop, adding a cinematic look to the photo below. The basis of this technique is to use an extreme white balance that is then recovered by split-toning.
This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen, and I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1st, but French artist, designer and programmer, Cyril Diagne has figured out how to use augmented reality to literally copy and paste the world around you straight into a Photoshop document. Yeah, for real. And he’s even released the source code on GitHub!
Diagne announced his creation to the world via Twitter this week, and it really looks like some kind of After Effects fakery. If he hadn’t released the source code, then you probably wouldn’t even believe it was real at all. But it shows him clearly snapping objects around him, which are then cut out from their backgrounds and then pasted right into the current Photoshop document.
Last year, Adobe introduced Object Selection, a tool that uses AI to make complex selections in a heartbeat. While it makes a great starting point for your selection, it still requires some additional work in most cases. But you can make the tool more precise, and in this video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect will show you how.
Greg Benz, who is the developer of Lumenzia, has now produced a web sharpening script which is very simple to use, and it gives some very good results. I got an early release of the script and played with it to see how it performs.
I have a very simple approach to web sharpening, Lightroom’s built in sharpening feature always has been my go-to option. There are several web sharpening scripts out there, but I have never bothered. However, Greg pushed me out of my comfort zone.
Here is the download link in case you want to try it. It’s free to use.
We all, by now, know that Adobe Photoshop turned 30 last week. Here on DIY Photography, we shared a close look at version 1.0, but other people are taking their own steps to memorialize Photoshop.
Richard Johnson of Spectacle Photo has done something extra-special. He’s taken a regular, photographic convention and applied it to Photoshop. The Floridian photographer mounted, framed and hung his Photoshop floppy disks in his office.
Photoshop has become so intertwined with many of our lives as photographers that it’s difficult to imagine life without it. For those younger photographers, there was never a time when it didn’t exist. But Photoshop today celebrates its 30th birthday from that initial Version 1 release.
So, we thought now would be a good time to remember how it looked back then. Initially priced at $895, it looks extremely primitive by today’s standards and it’s come a very long way since then. Although, that tools palette still looks awfully familiar.
An artist recently posted a tweet offering to remove people’s exes from their photos for $10. It seems that she totally hit the spot: she got so many requests that she can’t seem to keep up with the demand.
When Adobe launched Photoshop for iPad, the users were not really pleased with the existing features. Adobe was quick to announce the roadmap of future updates, and the company is fast to deliver them, too. The first update has just brought the AI-powered Select Subject feature to Photoshop on iPad, and there are a few other improvements as well.