Editing is an important step in creating the final look of your image. If you’re a landscape photographer, Mark Denney has a useful video for you. In this video, he guides you through six essential skills and tools that you need to know to step up your editing game.
The perfect graphics tablet doesn’t exist. But you’ll eventually adapt to the weird specifications and ergonomics issues of your tablet model and make it perfect for you. This adaptation process made by your body (in regards of the ergonomics flaws of your hardware) will have an impact your health on the long run. It might also affect your pleasure to draw and paint…
Since 2002, I bought and used a lot of tablets to try to build the best setup I could. It came as a necessity to ease my full days of digital painting. Nowaday, my quest for the best graphic tablet still continues as the technology keeps evolving years after years. If you want to read more about what I used and why, read my maintained “Tablet history log” article, from 2002 to today. But beyond the choice of the hardware itself, I also studied other aspect about it. And the first one that comes to my mind is the ergonomics of my desktop position. So, let me share with you my experiences about ergonomics.
This is quite interesting, and not something I’ve come across before, although it appears the idea has been out for a little while now. As more users are starting to use Linux on the desktop, they’re starting to turn to GIMP for some of their photo editing needs (after all, Adobe doesn’t do Linux). It’s a somewhat unfamiliar interface if you’re coming from Photoshop, but this GIMP patch could make life a little easier.
PhotoGIMP is a patch for GIMP 2.10 for Linux which essentially changes the UI to look like Photoshop. It’s not actually turning GIMP into Photoshop. It can’t do that any more than you can turn Ubuntu into MacOS. The changes are only skin deep. You’re not going to get all the latest CC tools, but what you will get is a familiar look and layout to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
Last week, landscape photographer Nigel Danson published an interesting challenge. He invited photographers to edit three of his images, which he shared as raw files. The response was overwhelming with over 1,000 people submitting their edits! As you may assume, they range from subtle to extreme, and it’s a fantastic example how each of us has a different vision even when working on exactly the same task.
If you’re looking for an alternative to Lightroom, Capture One could be the solution. No matter if you’re fully switching or just experimenting with new software, it takes some time to figure it out and get used to it. But here’s something to help you speed up the learning process. Michael Comeau shares a great in-depth video for all of you who want to edit photos in Capture One 20. He shows you five portraits and his editing process for each, but I’m sure you’ll find the video useful no matter what genre you usually shoot.
Last night, I did an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Instagram Stories and someone asked the question: ‘Do You Photoshop Your Pictures?’
My reaction was the same one most photographers have:
“Yes, just like 99% of photographers out there, I do some post-production on my pictures. Even in the film days, photographers like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn edited the hell out of their photos.”
And then I realized — that would have been the dumbest possible response.
Proper editing adds a lot to the final look of your image, and it can make it or break it. The number of editing styles and methods is unlimited, but there’s one simple addition that can make your landscape photos more dramatic: vignettes. In this video, Mark Denney explains how a simple vignette can contribute to your landscape photos. He also suggests four different ways of adding vignettes so you can find the best solution for any kind of landscape photo.[Read More…]
Skylum’s Luminar 4 was officially launched in November 2019, and the first update is now available. The software is characterized by numerous AI features that will make your editing workflow much faster and more fun. With Luminar 4.1, these features have been further improved for even faster workflow and more realistic edits. Let’s dive in and see what Luminar 4.1 brings.
Phase One has today announced the launch of the latest version of their photo editing software, Capture One 20. They say that the latest release was driven based on feedback from the Capture One community to deliver the features and workflow that people actually need.
It comes with improvements to the existing toolset, along with an array of new features, too, including the Basic Colour Editor, High Dynamic Range, Noise Reduction, a new Crop Tool and an improved user interface. It also brings with it, support for some of the most recent camera releases including the Canon EOS 90D and Nikon Z50.
When Karen Alsop started The Christmas Wish Project, she wanted to bring the Christmas spirit to children’s hospital beds around Australia. Along with many volunteers, this photographer and digital artist has brought smiles back on the faces of many sick children. The project has been growing every year, it went global in 2018 – and now you can join it, too.
Karen and her team are running workshops around Australia to train up new volunteers for future projects. But no matter where you live, you can join the project to edit photos and help create magic for children who will spend their Christmas in the hospital.