Do you ever go back to your old images and edit them again? I don’t have this habit, but after this video from Brian Matiash, this might change. Brian takes us through the new and improved editing process of one of his old photos, and it’s a great demonstration of why we should revisit our old work from time to time and give it a makeover.
How to make your digital photos look like film
I don’t enjoy my Zenit camera (it keeps chewing up film) but the lens that comes with it (the Helios 44/2) is legendary for it’s surreal swirly bokeh, so is an excellent choice to adapt. It’s often cheaper to buy the camera and steal the lens than buy a copy of the lens.
Use these two genius methods to remove braces in Photoshop
A rule of thumb for retouching people is to only remove the features that will disappear anyway (unless your client has different requests). While people usually wear braces for a year or more, they will be removed eventually, and your client may want you to remove them in Photoshop.
You may use a Clone Stamp tool as your go-to method, but it has its flaws. In this video, Jesús Ramirez proposes two different methods that are far les destructive and give great results.[Read More…]
Follow these five steps to turbo-charge your Photoshop skills
The thing I love and hate about Photoshop is that it has countless editing tools and options. Like most photographers, I find it extremely helpful. At most times, I found learning how to use it really fun and rewarding. But being self-taught, learning Photoshop was sometimes pretty frustrating.
If you’re both enjoying and struggling to use Photoshop, Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE shares five great tips. They’ll help you to accelerate your Photoshop learning and significantly boost your editing skills. This will lead to not only better images, but also editing faster and with more confidence.
Give your photos holiday sparkle this season with Luminar NEO’s Magic Light extension
Skylum has released its seventh and final Luminar Neo Extension for 2022. It’s called Magic Light AI and it’s here just in time for the holidays! The tool lets you adjust light sources in your photos and give them shiny, glowing light beams. You know, to get that little extra sparkle in your Christmas trees and fairy lights.
Luminar Neo’s upcoming Supersharp AI Extension eliminates motion and focus blur in your photos
Skylum has revealed a new Extension coming to Luminar Neo for Pro Plan subscribers and owners of the 2022 Extensions Pack next month. Several Extensions have been released already, including HDR merge, Noiseless AI, Upscale AI, AI Background Removal, and Focus Stacking. Following on with the theme of tackling some of the most common and frustrating problems, the new one takes aim at blur.
The new Supersharp AI Extension challenges both focus blur and motion blur head-on in order to try to create as sharp an image as possible. Judging from the sample images Skylum sent us, it looks like it does a pretty good job, too. Impressively, the neural engine used by Supersharp AI also appears to be able to distinguish between a simple misfocus and intentional depth of field blur.
Skylum launches imgmi, its first-ever mobile editing app
Quite a lot has been going on at Skylum lately. After announcing a set of Luminar Neo extensions, the company has launched imgmi, its very first mobile editing app.
There are many of us who snap photos on our phones daily and want to touch them up a bit before sharing them on social media. In fact, we’ve seen some folks even do entire photo shoots on their phones. Whichever of these situations you find yourself in, Skylum wants to cover it with imgmi.
Luminar Neo’s latest Focus Stacking extension lets you get that perfect focus
If you’re a Luminar Neo user, I’m sure you know that Skylum has been launching extensions since July this year. Four out of seven are already out, and now the fifth one in the row is here: Focus Stacking.
As with most of Luminar Neo’s tools, the Focus Stacking extension is also AI-based. It lets you focus-stack up to 100 source images and create super-sharp macro photos, portraits, landscapes… Or anything else you want.
Luminar Neo reveals its next two extensions: Upscale AI and AI Background Removal
After HDR Merge and Noiseless AI, Skylum has revealed the next two extensions for Luminar Neo. Upscale AI and AI Background Removal are next to come to the extension package. Skylum refers to Luminar Neo as a “platform,” and these extensions are a step towards its growth. So, let’s dive right in and see what this means for you as a photographer and a Skylum’s customer.
Take your images up a notch with colour grading done the right way
One of the parts of editing and post-processing I enjoy the most is colour grading. You can really add to the emotion and story depending on how you edit the colour palettes of an image.
In this excellent video from Adorama, editorial and commercial photographer Emily Teague shows us how she goes about colour grading an image. Emily is using Capture One to edit her image, however, the same principles apply to whichever software you’re using.
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