Most of us use different Photoshop blending modes to achieve different effects. Many tutorials suggest which more to use to achieve a certain look, but you have to admit – they rarely state what exactly the blend mode does to the layers. This comprehensive and thorough video from Photoshop Training Channel explains them all! It explores each of the 27 Photoshop blending modes. It tells you exactly how they work, but also offers some useful tricks and shortcuts you can use.
Ever done a shoot, and what you saw with your eye didn’t seem to translate to the camera? It happens a lot!
You see a majestic landscape, you take a photo on your camera, but when it pops up on the screen it just doesn’t capture the beauty. The same happens with fire when you use a flash. It weakens the effect. I could always try shooting without a flash, but then I wouldn’t be able to freeze the motion.
I recently shot a commercial shoot for a family run, traditional blacksmiths in Malham. On the day, the hammer seemed to hit the steel in a beautiful crescendo of glowing sparks, like an otherworldly firework display from the heavens. But yeah, you guessed it, once I got home and looked at the photos the drama and spectacle just weren’t there. Well, don’t worry if you have come across this annoying issue because today I am going to show you how to enhance your image by adding more glow to sparks.
Here’s a colour toning tip I picked up from Barrington Russell last year and I still use it to this day! What if I told you that within just 10 seconds of your time you could create complementary / harmonious colours on any image?
Depending on how much darkness, contrast, light etc is in your image as well as the colour pallet you currently have this effect will change drastically, but it’s always reliable and always cool. I can almost guarantee you’ll always find a great finishing tone to your image!
Let’s do this!